Ladies please love yourselves.
— William Upski Wimsatt (via radicalginger)
— Rumi (via fuckyeahrumi)
“Lauryn Hill,” Dawlaz and Elisa EB, ca. 2012.
Prophetic voice is usually a figure of speech. Not in 2003:
Lauryn Hill stunned Vatican officials at a Christmas concert by launching an attack on paedophile priests [from a stage often used by the Pope]…
“I am sorry if I am about to offend some of you. I did not accept my invitation to celebrate with you the birth of Christ. Instead I ask you why you are not in mourning for him in this place?
“I want to ask you, what have you got to say about the lives you have broken?
“What about the families who were expecting God and instead were cheated by the Devil?
“Who feels sorry for them, the men, women and children damaged psychologically, emotionally and mentally by the sexual perversions and abuse carried out by the people they believed in?
“Holy God is a witness to the corruption of your leadership, of the exploitation and abuses which are the minimum that can be said for the clergy. There is no acceptable excuse to defend the church.”
She said [later]: “What I said was the truth. Is telling the truth bad manners? What I asked was the church to repent for what has happened.”