Toni Morrison. Born today. Grateful she poured so much beauty into our word... helped us see it.
This auspicious Day! Audre Lorde and Toni Morrison were born today!! She wrote and spoke of things before I got here, knowing what I would encounter. I implore you to read her work. soak in her bravery...Tonic.
You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting - over and over announcing your place in the family of things. #Maryoliver #wildgeese
Sunday!!!! I love the changing seasons.Soooooo... its been a hostile few years. We all have tales and can commiserate...THEN the LAST two weeks violence and division 🤯🧐😭😤 TODAY I’d like to take a moment to ask. Whats something you LOVE about yourself that could use some play time? A gift, a skill, a curiosity, a drive, your song, a way of seeing the world...nothing superficial. NOT your hair, smile, your car... something TRUE, inner-standing...that TIME can barely touch...identify that thing and share it. Not only with me on this interweb-social engineering thing, but with your surroundings, at work, grabbing coffee, with friends, with family. And when the squad ( some of them) start looking at you like your speaking...urdu? mandarin?aramaic? Xhosa? Stay with IT and “ walk it like you talk it” (thank you Migos). Nurture it, allow that thing to grow. You deserve THIS. And if people react negatively, thats OK, this is YOUR exercise. This life is your experience/experiment... what is possible?? We see what IS in the world...Im interested in what is POSSIBLE. One day that language you’ve speaking won’t seem foreign anymore, rare perhaps. Dust off your 💡. Love people, enjoy them but DO NOT arrest your DEVELOPMENT for anyone And TRY (this ones a kicker) TRY to hold appreciation for those who don’t understand, it’ll help you define and refine. Resentment is heavy please don’t pick it up, we need you agile, fluid, flexible. Historically progress is never understood...AT FIRST. Sooo...What is that thing? That golden core, that 🔥 you sitting on? How can you USE your unseen beauty, small as it may seem...AT FIRST. (Feels good don’t it?) PART2️⃣NOW identify someone in your sphere that also has “something” but is not celebrated or acknowledged for it. Let them know you see it and send them love, a nudge, a non creepy wink. DO NOT pick up, carry their load or try to fix them just let them know you see ALLLL that light tryna get out...👀However you do it. There IS enough of everything we need to go around. Its simple, you have the time. Lets shift this energy.#connected #abundance #radicalchange #selflove #selfie #fearfullyandwonderfullymade
Im into kink
Sisters. You women don’t even realize HOW MUCH you take me there! Magical Bad Beautiful friends #Bday Brunch @jovantclay @natashadiggs
Feeling clean. new
Celebrating my sis @joy_o_np being acknowledged just outta school! So inspired. In the finest company, sharing the stage w Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates! Lisa armstrong #nikolehannahjones#fearless #citizenjournalist #diversityinjournalism #realwork#affordable-education. #womenempowerment
A few days ago I landed in Sao Paulo Brazil. Expecting to soak up sun, drink to the culture of this gorgeous country. BUT we couldn’t get no where!!!!the traffic in the city wouldn’t let up. Unbeknownst to me an activist had been slain.Black.Lesbian. Single mother. Fighting for less militia/police brutality in underprivileged neighborhoods. Women’s rights. Economic justice. So many things. Assassinated. SILENCED. Protestors filled the streets.brown folk yet again threatened, terrorized, occupied, demonized... Read the article. This aint new. They love a sister w a closed mouth, pretty face. Or when they can shove what u should think into it. Ive been that girl. No more. #pormariellefranco #mariellefranco #mariellefrancopresente https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/18/marielle-franco-brazil-favelas-mourn-death-champion
😎😎The BAND😎😎#sisterhood#beach #holdingspace#love #vibes#yoga#dj#stylist#horticulture#strength#honesty#dancers# God is good Bellylaughs at dinner, up yapping all night and mantras in the morning🙏 😘😘😘 grateful for each of you and all your precious peculiar parts. @jovantclay @djsweetv @ankia @natashadiggs and me in the long sleeves Album drops April 16 (jk)
Saw a performance last night~breathtaking~ 14th street Y nyc. BLACK VELVET Choreographed by my friend from afar @shamelpitts Go see it!! only 3 more shows this weekend!
Cicely Tyson’s Born Day!!93years. Love you sooo much! Innovator. Icon. Warrior. Diamond. @IAmCicelyTyson