"keep fighting for your peace
leave souls who do not
see or feel your light
plant beautiful wild untamed flowers
on every single part of your being they taunted
do not apologize for how
self-love drips off your skin
keep fighting for your peace
leave souls who do not
understand the miracle
of your beautiful existence."
- Ijeoma Umebinyuo
(via theijeoma)



"People are more used to seeing men who are masters at an instrument than women. When people say, ‘Oh, she plays like a dude,’ it’s usually dudes who are the ones saying it. They’re saying, ‘Oh, she’s as good as us.’ Of course, that’s a stupid statement. It’s totally stereotypical to say, ‘We have an advantage on this, and if anyone else can do it well, it’s only because they’re like us.’ I think more men are starting to learn that this attitude is totally hollow and based in imagination. As more women are involved in music, this kind of thing gets said less and less."

Esperanza Spalding | singer, jazz bassist, and composer

(via akashimikashi)

Esperanza Spalding musician