As an artist I’ve come across people I refuse to ever work with again. Because instead of seeing me as the one making something happen for them, someone to be appreciated or even paid well for my work, they see hiring me, for a task they obviously can’t complete on their own, as a favor. This is far from the truth.
There is always work for me and people who have paid me ten times what some have to do things I was already doing. However without the right artists for your promotion... there may not always be work for you. Respect the people who work WITH you, pay them for their services, learn how to organize your thoughts to ask for exactly what you want from the artist, and remember that if your time is worth money, so is theirs. And It’s not all about the money, because I would trade doing work I enjoy over work I didn’t for any amount. Make sure the artist knows you respect them ✊🏿 Once I started telling egotistical people I wouldn’t photograph them, or draw for them, or make videos etc more money started coming in because people who did respect me and damn near worshipped my work came into my life and paid me more than I felt I was worth and showered me in genuine gratitude for making their dreams tangible. And their dreams happened to often be my dreams.
Know your worth or someone else will tell you, and love what you do, and if you don’t, find out why and eliminate those factors. Make sure your body of work represents you!! YOU are the artist, The Creator, the one bringing dreams to life. And that ... is more valuable than anything in this world.
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i was listening to something about body positivity the other day and i started to think about how much time we spend criticizing ourselves. like seriously, stop reading this, and just think about it for a second. .
now think about this: what if we spent as much time trying to love ourselves as we do trying to change ourselves? what if we put as much energy towards accepting our bodies as we do talk negatively about them? think of how wonderful that life would be and think of all the amazing things you could be doing instead. .
trust me when i say that 99% of other people don’t care about your imperfections. what matters is how you feel about yourself, so why not try to work on acceptance? i know, it’s easier said than done, but the work is so worth it. do yourself (and me) a favor and choose to accept yourself today 💖
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Let me tell you something about this little strut across the stage. I’m embarrassed to say I wasn’t even excited. I wasn’t proud. Why? Because I walked the stage as Green last year. I didn’t hit my goal....I felt like I hadn’t done enough until I heard some words from a very smart woman, @britniekaplan
of me to feel. I should be proud. I should be honored to walk in front of 10k people. I should be proud to be in the top 2% of a million. My worth is not defined by my rank. My worth is defined by how many lives I’ve touched. Since walking last year my company has quadrupled. I’ve touched at least 4 times more lives. That is something to be proud of. And I will continue to change as many lives as I can. .
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Hello, here’s to an awesome day ahead!
The other night I spent 2 hours with my neighbour.
I knew she had a lot going on. So I did what good friends do, I shoved my feet into a pair of slippers, walked the six steps to her front door armed with my spare key and an already full bag of my issues that I would now voluntarily add hers to.
A husband each, 9 kids between us, often knocking for onions, sugar or potatoes we have each other’s back. Fate made us postcode sisters but it went deeper. .
As delightful as our dance of words always was, I enjoyed my front row seat to her life. Her speaking Arabic as she praised God for her children as we discussed them, her replying to her brood who called her upstairs in her mother tongue and then back to me a fellow west Londoner, communicating in the so called queens English but for us it went deeper. .
I watched fascinated as she changed the shape of her head covering over and over again as it fell she twisted it, as it slipped she tucked. It slipped often as we laughed. We laughed at the anecdotes we shared, we laughed at the pain we didn’t feel like crying over.
A queen from Africa’s horn she spoke of the division and recurring problems regarding her primary school beside our home, the one that I never chose for my children.
In 2012 when it was my time to choose the poor stats led me further down the street.
6 teachers leaving for a more ‘diverse’ institution- she knew what it meant her community had somewhat outnumbered the ‘locals’ and it had put the future of the school in jeopardy. As they left term after term the form entry went from two to one.
School closure certainly seemed on the horizon, she raised her hands in defeat at the notion but as she interjected with another praise to God I knew she’d be just fine.
I gathered that though we shared the same walls, communal areas and took in each other’s amazon prime parcels, birthed some of our kids in the same maternity unit and voted for the same counsellors our life in the same coloured skin was different and that wasn’t right. .
. .... to be continued .....
Relaxation is a must for me, the girls have both left school, Morggan drives, Kamarane starts driving lessons in November so my part time cabbie job is done, on one hand I'm loving a little freedom as they enjoy their independence, on the other hand I'm not sure what to do with myself.
I could use that freed up time to dash around like a mad woman and start doing all manner of things that don't need doing, I could use that freed up head space to start worrying about how Kammie's gonna cope when she starts driving but I thought you know what... create some days of relaxation and think about how to use and enjoy that free time. Take time out… Unwind… Relax... we all need relaxation.
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I DO WHAT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD!!
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I have a most vivid memory of sitting in the audience of a Broadway show at the age of maybe twelve or thirteen, looking up at the bodies on stage, and saying to myself, "I will simply never look like that." This thought didn't blossom very much in that moment. It would take many years, and a lot more diet-talk & body hate fertilizer. But, planted somewhere deep within my mind, grew the belief that in order to achieve this dream that so glowingly burned in my heart - this dream of one day telling beautiful, captivating stories on stage for a living - in order to achieve this, I had to be astonishingly thin.
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This is a deep dive, so I appreciate your curious eyes & your gentle hearts. I’ll be posting a reading of this post to my IGTV later today, so if reading yourself isn’t your jam or isn’t an accessible medium for you, tune in & watch/listen !! 🌼
Today I lost the plot a little. I had a great day. I went to the gym. I treated some clients. I did a fantastic cross-team collaboration zoom meeting, I came up with some awesome ideas, I was highly motivated. :
Then I did something a bit dumb. I forgot to pick my boy up from pre-school and I missed the phone calls from them too.
I did eventually get him, but I fell into a bit of a deep hole of terrible guilt and shame about the whole thing. I felt dreadful. I cried. I beat myself up. I felt like a terrible mother, a terrible human and generally all the horrible unworthy feelings were in big bold letters inside my head. :
All that glorious stuff from earlier today just paled in comparison to my big fat mistake. I felt like just throwing all those brilliant ideas away and giving up.
And then, thank goodness, I cottoned onto myself. Hang on? Am I in control of my thoughts and my reaction or what? Do I really have time and energy for all this negative self-hatred thing? Do I really want to go back down that spiral AGAIN?
The answer is no. So do you know what I did? I spent several focused minutes intensely concentrating on every single damn thing in my day that I was grateful for. Every smile, every hug, every flower, every bird, every great conversation, every brilliant idea. All the stuff that actually, I do have time for. All the stuff that I do want to spend my energy on. :
At the end of those few minutes, all the guilt, shame and negative self-bashing thoughts had just disappeared! :
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I’m always my biggest advocate, fan, supporter, lover, critic, best friend, provider, the list goes on. Because I know my struggles; and I also know my gains!!
Firstly I would like to apologise for the hiatus.
I would be lying to you if I said I've been incredibly busy and have not had time to post. Admittedly, the past few weeks I have succumb to laziness and complacency. I lost a great sense of focus and became completely sidetracked, caught in a cycle of comfort and indulgence.
We are not all invincible and perennially driven and that is okay, because at the end of the day we are all human. What is not acceptable is the inability to bounce back and pick yourself back up. No matter how much focus you lose, never lose sight of who you are and what you need to do.
Thank you to the two kids that I spoke to today, to remind me of my purpose.
God promised to give you beauty from ashes. That pain and hurt you're feeling, the suffering you are going through, that ache and shame that keeps you in bondage and condemnation...all of that pain does not go unnoticed by your Creator. .
Dear woman, you will overcome, you will heal and you will rejoice because He can use anything you see as tragedy for your good. Don't let it overwhelm you.
We encourage you today to speak up about your hurts. Find someone you can confide in, find a safe space to be vulnerable and take that load off your shoulders and seek healing, restoration, peace and hope....AGAIN that hurt has no power over you and your heart will sing again. .
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Finally realising what it means to be happy. Learning to let go of negative thoughts and just being present in the now. Learning how to be happy and confident in the skin I’m in and give it the love it deserves after all the abuse I put it through. Learning to rest when my body needs it rather pushing it to extremes on a daily basis. Learning to accept what is when life gets difficult. Learning to open my eyes clearer and bigger for brighter things to come in the future. 🌟✨