Beauty appears where there is an edge. A type of courage, a fearlessness against the unknown. Not where there is perfection. -Victorian Erickson.
It's beautiful to see more and more people taking a stance to challenge societal beauty norms. We might not realize it but some of the most beautiful role models in the world became role models only because they embraced the parts of them that were unconventionally "beautiful." Imperfections should be celebrated! Apart from your natural hair, what are you learning to embrace everyday?
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde
Happy Sunday. How are you self-preserving today?
ｊｕｓｔ ｂｅ💎🦄 Today and everyday just try to be still and silent like a flower. Especially when your mind wants to be on overdrive - remember that you are right where you belong and if you focus on doing what you know you need to do every little thing is going to be alright.
2 days ago325
ｌａｄｙｌｉｋｅ💎🦄 One of the struggles I had growing up was always being told to sit with my legs closed. I’ve never been the type nor do I really give a shit to be (unless I’m wearing a skirt - don’t nobody need to see alla that.) 😂 — For many women and girls with thicker thighs it truly is *uncomfortable ass fuck* to sit with you legs closed. It’s not natural to me personally it’s something I have to consciously be aware of doing if not my legs naturally relax and I end up sitting like “a man”. Idk who created these silly rules for women and how they need to be but I’m hear to say, “fuck the rules” #DoYouBoo do not let society define how you need to look breathe be and act if it doesn’t resonate with you. #SelfLoveGirlGang — on a side note holding this pose was hella hard lmfao. Scroll to see my almost fall.
You gave us a doll to define what is pretty
An unattainable image to keep us busy
We grew up with the movies where we need a hero
Damsel in distress that’s of course a size zero
I will climb my way to where I can see
I will fight my way to who I’m meant to be
I will love my way through life completely free
Because I am...I am me
I will work my way until I am seen
I will shout my way until I can speak
And I will love my way through life completely free
Because I am...I am me
There’s a clock you set that’s constantly ticking
Keeps us locked in the day so we are always panicking
And every time I fight between me and my fears
It’s a war you’ve won for thousands of years 🎼 —�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�
‘I AM’ is single no10 in our #12songsin12months challenge and it’s out on iTunes and Amazon now. Will be released on Spotify and any other digital sites in next few days
We live in a time where our “president” objectifies women, harasses women, assaults women, mocks women/victims of sexual assault, and oppresses women. We need protection. We need advocates. We need representation. We need rights. We need people who believe in us. We need people to stand with us #fightthepatriarchy#womensrights#metoo#feminism#girlpower#womanup#humanity 💜✊🏽🚺✊🏽💜
I came down a work 🎢 rollercoaster tonight to the depressing depths of the future of my beloved SCOTUS (and human rights). In the words of my #1 Mentor #RBG “There will be enough women on the Supreme Court when there are nine.” When that happens, I will feel great relief and pure joy. Until then, we persist and fight the patriarchy. #fightthepatriarchy#scotus#rbg#notoriusrbg#enoughwiththewhitedudes
5 days ago435
👋🏻Meet "PANSY-TOUSH❣️" in ALL her charred shishito vinaigrette and torn za'atar and allepo pita-crack glory 👑
Half panzanella / half fattoush and a whole lotta FUN \ (•◡•) /
Great for hot summer days and fighting the patriarchy nights🤜🏼🤛🏽 .
1. Char a handful of shishito in a hot cast iron pan with a little olive oil and salt. Char anything else you might want (in my case some snappeas got the cast iron touch)
2. Reserve half the shishito for the salad and chop the rest up and chuck them into a bowl with a little diced shallot, garlic, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt+pepper whisk to emulsify that mofo
3. Get some ripped pita chunks in the same hot pan with olive oil. Toast until golden and eat one to make sure it's yummy
4. Remove from pan and toss with za'atar and allepo pepps immediately
5. Make a chunky summer salad, tomatoes, corn, bell peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, peaches, onion WHATEVER you freaking want because produce is poppin' right now
6. Since we are into tearing shit up right now go ahead and tear some mozzarella and throw it in
7. Same with the basil
8. Get EVERYTHING mixed up together and add a little salt and pepper and olive oil if needed
6 days ago1272
The moment it was time to say goodbye to @firejohnnyc , John O Mahoney at @elementsfestnyc. A Fire battle for the ages. What a blast producing fire shows and performing with some of my favorite fire people on my team for this festival! Every year will only get bigger and better I assure you !
Thank you to @3dphotogreg for capturing epic photos of my team and fam the entire weekend!