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An Improbable Fiction

historical-nonfiction:

Welcome to Derinkuyu, an underground city that once housed up to 20,000 people. In the Cappadocia region, famous for its cave dwellings and underground villages, Derinkuyu stands out for sheer size and complexity. Locals began digging in the 500s BCE. The city consists of over 600 doors, each of which can be closed from the inside. Each floor could be closed off as well. And just to make attacking completely impossible, the entire city was deliberately built without any logic. Its maze-like layout makes navigating the city nightmarish for unfamiliar invaders.

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Maleficent Up-close

Loved this movie.

flawlessindie:

Belle (2013) dir. Amma Asante

I don’t think you guys know just how powerful this scene was. Literally when I was in the audience I could just see a lot of the women of color affected by this scene. A lot of us have gone through this self denial and self hate through the effects of white beauty standards and beliefs forced down our throats.This was the first time I had ever seen something that I had personally felt before portrayed on the screen and it put tears in my eyes.  If you haven’t seen this movie, go see it. It’s out on dvd/bluray/streaming

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#LIKE THE WHOLE TIME SHE WARNED AGAINST MARRYING FOR LOVE BECAUSE YOU’LL END UP POOR OR BROKEN HEARTED #AND LIKE ANY WOMEN (BLACK WOMAN ESPECIALLY) SHE THOUGHT IT WAS JUST SOME FANTASY #BUT SHE FOUND A PERSON WHO BOTH RESPECTS HER AND HER VOICE AND WHO RECIPROCATES THAT LOVE #AWWWW BBY

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"My greatest misfortune would be to marry into a family who would carry me as their shame as I have been required to carry my own mother. Her apparent crime to be born negro and mine to be the evidence. Since I wish to deny her no more than I wish to deny myself you will pardon me for wanting a husband who feels ‘forgiveness’ of my bloodline is both unnecessary and without grace."

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