movement

join november’s sister circle

inhale. exhale. cleanse.

join sister’s circle dc for our monthly meet up at calabash tea & tonic. sihnuu hetep is leading a yoga class that you don’t want to miss.

november 21 // 9:30 am // 1847 7th street nw, wdc // $10

pic via black girl in om

weekend music: wonderland records, hell you talm bout

janelle monae’s wondaland crew kicked off their eephus tour in philly by joining a black lives matter protest. hell you talm bout was released the next day as a tribute and rally cry for the movement.  it gave me chills to hear the names of so many black lives lost by state-sanctioned violence.

dear movement: a year after ferguson

Protest1 to my revolutionaries, activists, advocates and allies —

as imperfect beings, we must come to terms that a perfect world will never be created. i say that not to make good the enemy of perfect, but to remind us of our constant need for criticism and self-criticism. we must do the work to question norms not just outside radical spaces, but also condemn the insidious hierarchies that occur within the movement. (more…)

weekend wear: lost files

 

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hat, forever 21 | tank, h&m | vintage skirt, earl’s closet | shoes, zara (last seen here) | earrings, peace images jewelry

hey lovelies, i’m on vacation this week and thought i’d share more pictures from my black beauty: unbleached shoot with carlisha shanae.  during the shoot, several people asked me if i modeled, and i shyly told them no.  with my height and body type, it’s a common question, and i’m usually too embarrassed to tell folks that it was always my dream.  growing up in a small town, being a fashion model didn’t seem possible, so i tucked those dreams away and pursued a career as an attorney. the first picture is a reminder that while i may not be a runway model, politics & fashion provides me a creative outlet that’s just as significant.  it’s never too late to chase your dreams.

have a good week!