week 26 || 2016: halfway

Hey, loves! I hope your dreams are continuing to manifest as we go into the second half of 2016. If not, I hope that you recognize what needs to be done to bring them to fruition. On the first Wednesday of last year, I started Weekly Word posts to inspire, enlighten and entertain anyone who may […]

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week 25 || 2016

i don’t want to live unscathed. i want to live like the moon full of craters, beautiful because of my scars not in spite of them. -pavana ❤ photo: © Joey Rosado | model: caxmee

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angry black woman

P.S. This was written + performed before the whole American Airlines incident, which, in my opinion, absolutely exemplifies what she was conveying in this piece. Felt. Every fucking word. ❤

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Black Every Friday

There’s always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself whether it’s Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. – because that’s the piece that they need to key into. They want to dismiss everything else. -Audre Lorde artwork: Soraya Jean-Louis McElroy + Fabiola Jean-Louis ❤

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week 24 || 2016

Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be. Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don’t fit in boxes. If you water yourself down to please people or fit in or not offend anyone, you lose the power, the passion, the freedom and the joy of being uniquely […]

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