Exotic means there, not here. Them, not us. You, but definitely not me. Exotic is a word defined by the speaker’s perspective, which assumes dominance and normalcy over the person being called exotic.
I’m not a parrot. So don’t call me exotic.
It’s a micro-aggression. It’s a backhanded compliment. And it’s simply inaccurate.
Don’t paint me black when I used to be golden.
(Source: ghetto6ae, via shinihs)
First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.
You can’t convince me this raccoon isn’t elegantly playing the deepest sonata you’ll ever hear on a avant garde harp
(Source: howdyhannaa, via my-little-underground)
My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.
—Maya Angelou (via drpepper10)
(Source: psych-facts, via plantaplanta)