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november 21 // 9:30 am // 1847 7th street nw, wdc // $10
pic via black girl in om
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.
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…)
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!
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