❝ By all means break the rules, and break them beautifully, deliberately and well. ❞

— Robert Bringhurst  (via thatkindofwoman)

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aroyalmind:

aroyalmind:

I was tagged by tangiblesoul for this challenge. Find 6 pictures where you feel your most beautiful !

I’m tagging domziie fernwehgieselle hdeeah imdemetrialynn kiethepoet mawsupply sunflowerchlo

Tagged by katherinekier so here I am again lol (I did it already) but I’ll tag 6 more people. Post 6 pictures where you feel beautiful ! queenonapedastal graffitiofatrappedsongwriter naijacurls minusthelove ohmyearth dramaticidiom :)
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My 6 Pics I tag caferevolution fernwehgieselle jessicalashai mythoughtsshine

Upload 6 pics were you feel you’re most beautiful! Go for it Queens 😊

I was tagged my aroyalmind !
Thought of the Day: Let your words be ANYTHING but empty, but if they are filled with the emotions of anger or hurt, sustain them until you have given yourself some time to recollect. So many instances we say things and expect the apology to be enough and sadly this doesn’t erase the memory of what was said, or the tone it was said in. When we leave this Earth, what we have said to others will remain here. Everyone is guilty of this, so let’s be empathetic to someone when they do realize their fault in what they said. It may not change what was said, but it helps you to move forward with an ungrudging spirit. Your language means something and understanding that makes you a lot more careful with what you say Kings and Queens, ✌&❤

Thought of the Day: Let your words be ANYTHING but empty, but if they are filled with the emotions of anger or hurt, sustain them until you have given yourself some time to recollect. So many instances we say things and expect the apology to be enough and sadly this doesn’t erase the memory of what was said, or the tone it was said in. When we leave this Earth, what we have said to others will remain here. Everyone is guilty of this, so let’s be empathetic to someone when they do realize their fault in what they said. It may not change what was said, but it helps you to move forward with an ungrudging spirit. Your language means something and understanding that makes you a lot more careful with what you say Kings and Queens, ✌&❤

❝ The cultures of people of color are either packaged for consumption or called upon to fill cultural and spiritual voids of Eurocentrism. ❞

Michael Vavrus

That shit blew my mind and made understanding cultural appropriation way clearer for me. 

(via isanah)

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Morning encouragement: The TRUE grind is when you can work with someone other than yourself. Will this take away from your success? Negative. Your journey and reward is determined by how hard you work but leaving others behind will only slow your progress down. Once we realize how much of a force we are TOGETHER, the struggle of being so independent will evaporate! Why would we be on Earth TOGETHER, to succeed ALONE. It wont add up until we look at it through a different lense. I’m not competing with anyone. How far you go has NO DETERMINATION on how far I go. I want you ALL to make it, and we will 😉. Have a wonderful day Kings and Queens

Morning encouragement: The TRUE grind is when you can work with someone other than yourself. Will this take away from your success? Negative. Your journey and reward is determined by how hard you work but leaving others behind will only slow your progress down. Once we realize how much of a force we are TOGETHER, the struggle of being so independent will evaporate! Why would we be on Earth TOGETHER, to succeed ALONE. It wont add up until we look at it through a different lense. I’m not competing with anyone. How far you go has NO DETERMINATION on how far I go. I want you ALL to make it, and we will 😉. Have a wonderful day Kings and Queens

"& she always had a way with her brokenness. she would take her pieces and make them beautiful"

"& she always had a way with her brokenness. she would take her pieces and make them beautiful"

Since my last post, I thought this song was fitting #ShaniaTwain #TodayisYourDay

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What I live and breathe by. Expand your vision from just what you see in front of you and see the prosperity from the situation you’re in. It starts in your mind. It all begins there. Keep the faith Kings and Queens 😘

What I live and breathe by. Expand your vision from just what you see in front of you and see the prosperity from the situation you’re in. It starts in your mind. It all begins there. Keep the faith Kings and Queens 😘

Toast to the friendships that survive. The ones that hold value no matter what. I ❤ EVERY individual that plays that role, especially this five foot assassin. Happy Fourth Kings and Queens 😊

Toast to the friendships that survive. The ones that hold value no matter what. I ❤ EVERY individual that plays that role, especially this five foot assassin. Happy Fourth Kings and Queens 😊

#TBT Last performance I did at Fedora and we’re back at it again today! It’s a holiday tomorrow soooo come hear some Live Music (me included lol) 😊 and enhance the #GoodVibes movement my ninja @lorenzo_bookman set! 2726 Bissonett #FedoraLounge #GoodMusic

#TBT Last performance I did at Fedora and we’re back at it again today! It’s a holiday tomorrow soooo come hear some Live Music (me included lol) 😊 and enhance the #GoodVibes movement my ninja @lorenzo_bookman set! 2726 Bissonett #FedoraLounge #GoodMusic

This is definitely something that has been screaming from my gut lately. We all have gifts, talents, things we were set here on this earth to do, but the act of working to accomplish perfection is rare. Although that’s a goal that is close to impossible, what would be the point of possessing something you take no time to construct and enhance positively? Work on what you love, what inspires, what keeps you breathing and build it into your bloodstream. There’s no point in criticizing someone else who is bold enough to TRY. Join them. Expand your daily activities so that everyday won’t be wasted on what other people believe you should do or what you are forced to do. Serenity is alive, please don’t miss the opportunity by only YOU seeing how amazing you are. Practice, Perfect, and Perform ☺😉😘 Peace and Blessings Kings and Queens

This is definitely something that has been screaming from my gut lately. We all have gifts, talents, things we were set here on this earth to do, but the act of working to accomplish perfection is rare. Although that’s a goal that is close to impossible, what would be the point of possessing something you take no time to construct and enhance positively? Work on what you love, what inspires, what keeps you breathing and build it into your bloodstream. There’s no point in criticizing someone else who is bold enough to TRY. Join them. Expand your daily activities so that everyday won’t be wasted on what other people believe you should do or what you are forced to do. Serenity is alive, please don’t miss the opportunity by only YOU seeing how amazing you are. Practice, Perfect, and Perform ☺😉😘 Peace and Blessings Kings and Queens

neutralize:

2brwngrls:

yagazieemezi:

NEW YEAR POST

THE DAILY AFRICAN:

In 2001 Diesel launched a $15 million print campaign featuring a fictitious newspaper, The Daily African. Black models in Diesel jeans lounged in limos or lay across mahogany desks under headlines imagining Africa’s supremacy as a world power (“African Expedition to Explore Unknown Europe by Foot”).

It won that year’s Grand Prix at the International Advertising Festival in Cannes.

I still own this - I used to read it over and over and get my full fucking life. 

Iconic, tbqh. 

ICONIC. I saved as many of these as I could find and might still have some in my closet, along with some other amazing Diesel campaigns.

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miel-doux:

monolithzine:

Buddha statue in forest Pak Shong, Thailand

So amazing but freaks me out I would die to see it

miel-doux:

monolithzine:

Buddha statue in forest Pak Shong, Thailand

So amazing but freaks me out
I would die to see it

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zimisslibra said: Are you depressed? If so, I'm a black girl that's depressed too. What do we do?

bigchassss:

seeszarun:

Baby..
I wrote this letter to you on the train .. There’s something oddly singular about the way we as human beings deal with pain . We find comfort in making ourselves sole spokes persons, we feel stinging disrespect in the normalizing of it . We nip at those who dare to publicly share similar distress out of frustration and embarrassment. I receive hundreds of messages and stories on here from amazing kids like you literally re-living my adolescent years (something I would never recommend to anyone) . or my peers feeling unworthy barely inching through the day . most recently I received a brief suicide letter on my tumblr that simply ended in “maybe I’ll finally get to meet you and see you perform in the after life ” ..something hit me ..I realized I was irresponsible . I realized that there were tons of people believing they were living alone . Suffering alone telling their dark stories to someone that “had it all figured out ” looking for answers because they believed I had them all …. allowing this without offering up my truth is something I cannot do any longer . Depression seems to be the word of the day for more than a few , for some privately ,some publicly , for some unbeknownst or in denial. I’ve personally been climbing this tree for over a decade falling off starting back again .This was something much easier to hide when the only person I had to be honest to was myself …There’s something different about doing it in front of thousands of people . I usually hide behind my wit or in my lyrics or perhaps a self directed video quietly painting my reality or even occasionally giving a slip of the truth in an interview ..but I see now that is doing us all a genuine disservice . By “us all” I mean my little sister bravely battling depression at 13 to my older sister a survivor tunneling through it at 34 I owe you solidarity .. To the lost and hurting listening to my music ashamed of what it means to you, be ashamed no longer…we are kindred for certain . I apologize for waiting so long to comfort you. I’m not perfect or cured but I am your friend , your family .. Hang in there with me don’t quit yet . We’re all waiting for better ..if you EVER feel like you just can’t wait any longer please tell someone .. Tell ME . I’m up till 4am every night scrolling through the interweb waiting on ya .
With love and respect

Solana (SZA)

perfect. 

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