I find it important as well as obligatory , now more than ever that we spend more time united than divided. Know that the time we choose to spend judging would be of greater benefit to all if utilized to understand instead. We all have differences yet differences should never be a foundation for fear. Differences aren’t always complex as race, it can be as simple as style, class or weight. Though fear is in the mind, it can also be found, checked and buried amongst those preconceived notions and stereotypes. Understand that we do not have to look, sound or feel alike in order to stand side by side. The love for oneself, race and culture does not and should not denounce that of another. Just as the love for oneself, race and culture should not stop one from embracing / enjoying another. All it takes is a willingness to expand your knowledge past what has been required of you to. You’d be amazed at how easy it is to find yourself through the eyes and words of others. To me, it is just another one of life’s reminders that we are before anything, the same thing and that is human. . . Photographer: @emmajanegeisler Faux Fur : @theopshoproc Writing & Editing : @whatupbrownskin
A Taurus woman is always sleepy. . . Photographer: @emmajanegeisler Faux Fur : @theopshoproc Editing: @whatupbrownskin
The seasons will come & go The weather will reach its new highs and burry it’s old lows times of change Can bring times of pain But it is to those whom we know where we should go to reclaim our strength The love amongst our family & friends form a shield strong enough to weather any storm that we may find ourselves in. In times of hardship don’t forget that you can always lean on them . . Photographer: @oliviarosephoto Faux furs : @theopshoproc
We are the faucet that the nation drinks from yet we are the only women left without a drop to savor. This is America, where our contribution to this country is inked in history and written off as nothing more than that of slaves. Kidnapped, sold, raped and probed for who we are and what we possess. If you look around, times haven’t changed much. The same nation that we’ve birthed and raised are content with their attempts at keeping us mentally enslaved. We are constantly robbed of our creativity, style, and pay. We are called “ghetto” for the same things that they insist on stealing but oh it’s trendy now because “we” (society) have given it a new name, face and place to claim. Despite it all, we do not wait for what is owed, nor do we make excuses, we make a way, a new way, each and every single day. The strength of the black woman remains unmatched. We are resilient in every sense of the word. We may have been chained physically but never were we chained mentally. Society has feared us more than they have loved us but see the love that lies within as a result of the love that we’ve gone without has kept us all afloat when we throughout history are constantly stripped of our paddles and of our boats. My brown skin has history, my brow skin is history. This brown skin makes me proud to reside in. Being a black woman is a privilege to me regardless of what we endure and been witness to see. Not only are we the shit, we invented THE SHIT. From the slave house to the Calvary the loss of the black woman (womb-man) to this nation will always tragedy.
Black is bea(U)tiful.
Everyday will not be a good day but you can make a valiant effort to find the good in each day. Society can be a bit discouraging, so I always start with myself. I know that if happiness is what I ultimately long for, it is up to me to take the necessary steps to achieve such. So I do. The great thing about life is that you have choices, and I make a choice everyday to find my happy place. It does not have to be something big, personally I enjoy life’s more simpler pleasures but to each its own. It can be something as simple as dancing to my favorite song, or grabbing that food that I’ve been craving for days now. I deserve a life that does not house anger and sadness longer than needed. I see my mind as a ritzy hotel of sorts. Fully aware that all kinds of thoughts will visit and check in but know that each must be given a check out time. During that time I take time. I clean up , maintain and make room for the next. Decorate your mind with the things that you value so that those you don’t understand clearly that they can not make your house a home. I hope that you find your happiness today 💙