July 17th, 2014
It’s easy to put work at the centre of our lives. But along the way we can lose sight of the whole system, of ourselves, of sisterhood and of the essence of that which connects us as human beings. In the name of professionalism we become isolated; we lose our creativity, audacity, energy and love of our work. The work itself loses meaning and we end up feeling perpetually angry, anxious over deadlines, fatigued and lonely. The process helped many of us realize that it is legitimate to bring who we are into the work we do. What we need is to create organizations with a soul.

- Hope Chigudu, Coach and Organisational Development Specialist, African feminist, Uganda/Zimbabwe

Source: JASS

July 3rd, 2014

London Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love in 2014 drawing on the Ancient Greek’s conceptualisation of the 7 kinds of love (c) Southbank Centre.

June 4th, 2014
Syrian artist Tammam Azzam and his personal Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” on war-torn building in Syria Source: http://loves.domusweb.it/freedom-graffiti/

Syrian artist Tammam Azzam and his personal Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” on war-torn building in Syria Source: http://loves.domusweb.it/freedom-graffiti/

Love… is a condition so powerful, it may be that which holds the stars in the firmament. It may be that which pushes and urges the blood in the veins. Courage, you have to have courage to love somebody. Because you risk everything, everything.
May 29th, 2014
gabrielteodros:

I imagine these 2 dancing in the heavens now, still shining lights that guide us from the other side. Rest in peace, ancestors. Fly like a bird in the sky. #love

gabrielteodros:

I imagine these 2 dancing in the heavens now, still shining lights that guide us from the other side. Rest in peace, ancestors. Fly like a bird in the sky. #love

wansolwata:

RIP Dr. Maya Angelou … she rises, and rises and rises and rises. Rest in Poetry. Your words have liberated us. Onward to the freedom of love <3

May 28th, 2014
greetings loved ones! So, we&#8217;re teaming up with Q-Zine to co-edit an upcoming issue on &#8216;Love as Revolutionary Practice.&#8217; We&#8217;d love for all of you who follow the blog to submit! Details above or here.
OR…. you can write to us at OurSpaceIsLove@gmail.com 
More Love (and we can&#8217;t wait to receive your submissions!) 
aMiNa &amp; Jessica ♡♡

greetings loved ones! So, we’re teaming up with Q-Zine to co-edit an upcoming issue on ‘Love as Revolutionary Practice.’ We’d love for all of you who follow the blog to submit! Details above or here.

OR…. you can write to us at OurSpaceIsLove@gmail.com 

More Love (and we can’t wait to receive your submissions!) 

aMiNa & Jessica 

'…I'm starting to forget how your skin feels and smells' …
 
I want to travel backward with you, 
to memories that were conceived with love, to a love that was created while rehearsing the moves of our first dance.
I want to lay between the sheets of our fantasies and serve myself a feast to your senses.
 
I don’t want you to forget..
Close your eyes, you already know how i look when i am ready for your touch, hungry for your love.
You already know how i bend to the passion in your eyes and how my skin flashes the heat of my desires.
 
Take a deep breath until you can smell the scents of my skin, the perfume of my arousal whenever you’re near.
 
Listen…listen carefully, maybe you can hear the mumbling of my shaking body, the sound of my sweat rolling on my skin, my skin breathing heavily under your gentle gaze.
Reach your hand and hold into a moment of complete surrender, feel the shattering of a released scream, the splashes of pure pleasure, the tender skin of newborn love.
Taste it…you should know the taste of my love, of my pleasure…you’re its maker and the ingredients are your love, care and passion. you poured them inside of me many time with so much patience..
 
Please, feel me…
Submitted by: Inaam — Thank you for sharing your words with us! 
May 27th, 2014

All in on Love by John Legend

"love your self, love your work, love the people around you. Dare to love those who are different from you, no matter where they’re from, what they look like, and who they love. Pursue this life of love with focus and passion and ambition and courage. Give it your all. And that will be your path to true success.”

This is an excerpt from a beautiful and powerful commencement speech delivered by John Legend at the University of Pennsylvania. Read the whole thing here: http://goo.gl/ajyUXl 

In Love and Gratitude, 

aMiNa 

May 22nd, 2014
As a young woman, Ama Ata Aidoo the freedom fighter vowed never to write love stories. Let’s delight in the fact that over the years she has changed her mind about the value of writing about love, as her rich edited collection of highly original and diverse ‘African Love Stories’ demonstrates. She has traveled her path and had the courage to grow and change while retaining her deep commitment to Pan- Africanism. Love flourishes, after all is said and done.
Amina Mama, Nigerian feminist, in her speech to the African Union, May 2013 (via africanfeministsrock)
May 20th, 2014
May 14th, 2014
and this more human love, that will fulfill itself infinitely considerate and gentle, and kind and clear in binding and releasing, will resemble that which we are preparing with struggle and toil, the love that consists in this, that two solitudes protect and border and salute each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke (via iamrevolutionarylove)
May 12th, 2014

Lebo Mashile “love is elastic”

When I am closed 
Used up 
You are stretched at your fullest width
Ready to give
I want to jump 
Into you
And feel this life
As you do
Perhaps then 
I could give as you do
Perhaps then
I could live as you do

Listen to her read it here 

April 15th, 2014
Today I believe in the possibility of love; that is why I endeavour to trace its imperfections, its perversions.
–Frantz Fanon