“But, You Speak So Well.” — A Cornered Gurl Repost

Black Women Are Intelligent, You Know. My speech precedes me. I was raised in a home where reading was mandatory. I had to read. I had to learn. I was programmed to not only listen in grade school but pay attention and gain as much knowledge as I could. On top of all of the knowledge gained, I […]

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week fifteen: In the Words of Toni Cade Bambara — Nikki Skies (a repost)

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week thirteen: Put The Idols Down… (a repost)— Nickkie&Co.

 

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I was just having a conversation about people vying for attention and longing for connections, but instead of building and maintaining real, in-the-flesh relationships, they opt for more followers. More accounts to subscribe to. More thumbs ups, stars and hearts. “Social” media has created a virtual reality, a false sense of connectivity and the constant, unnatural desire for validation.

Social media is the reason why I haven’t finished the two books I’ve been reading since December! I live a lot of my life outside of the screen and I have chosen this week to slow down, but I neeeeeeeeeeded this reminder. 

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We entertain all the things in life other than the things that matter. Today, we need to start to making an effort to take breaks from the distractions and focus on the things that truly matter…

 

 

 

 

 

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week ten

You know you’re winning when you’re happy for no reason. When you don’t attach your happiness to anything or anyone, you become free. -not my quote. ❤     photo cred; no copyright infringement intended.

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week two

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. – Henry David Thoreau – Wealth can be defined in many ways, but I especially like this quote, because even with money, some people are still doing this whole life thing—dare I saaay—wrong. I’ve said it many times, but I repeat: allowing others to dictate your life […]

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