My name is not Annie. It’s Quvenzhané.

Quvenzhané Wallis (then age 9) correcting an AP Reporter who said she was “just going to call her Annie” instead of learning how to pronounce her name. Never forget.  (via thechanelmuse)

YASS!! YOUNG BLACK WOMAN IN TRAINING!!! MAKE THEM SAY YOUR NAME!!!

(via theafrocentrics)

I’d like to toast to myself tonight.

I stood up for myself after someone said something that broke my heart tonight and really hurt my feelings. If you really want to know it was a comment about my weight.

Normally, I would curl into a ball and cry, which to be fair I did do at first, but then I realized that I didn’t want to wallow in self pity anymore.

So, I called the person out on it. 

And you know what?

I’m still working it out with this person, but I’m proud of myself because 2 years ago, even maybe 1 year ago, I don’t think I’d be able to do it.