Blogger Tip of the day: “Some people get stuck at blogging because they’re afraid to be different or have an unpopular opinion. Don’t do that to yourself. Be brave. Speak your peace. Say what’s on your mind. It’s better to be different than fake and boring.” - Blogger Week Founder, @jamaiwuyor
18 minutes ago
I've tried several times this morning to make a post about #fashion, but I couldn't find the words to support anything in my camera roll, bcuz the attacks, and dog whistles being directed at this young lady is weighing heavily on my heart!
I believe in the power of #prayer, and although you don't ever see me quoting scripture and trying to use the Bible to support my every word & move, trust and believe me when I tell you, I'm a soldier for HIS word! But at the same time still a "Baby in Christ" as my Pastor always says, where I can allow some hateful ways to rear its ugly head. I have seen things many of you cannot, and won't, but know this, the way this government is being ran, it's about to get worse, much worse if we don't stand together against the #OCCUPANT in the WH and those that think like him! Pray over @repilhan, and the other 3 WOC under his attack, he's the new face of #WhiteSupremacy and shouting from the rooftops for someone to cause them harm, because of his fear towards their #STRENGTH & #POWER as WOC. When he see them, he sees the results of what #Obama campaigned and stood for...HOPE, that one day we all may be worthy of a seat in the WH, Congress or anywhere else that could bring about #CHANGE for EVERYONE, not just whites or blacks, but FOR ALL! Mobilize your base (friends, family, loved ones), and prepare yourself for the battle of proving that you belong here in this country just as much, or more than anyone else that doesn't look like you, and GET YOUR ASS TO THE POLLS during EVERY election, not just the Presidential.
Recite this quote to yourself daily, and although you may not be at the ppl's house, you're damn sure where you belong, and those that don't like it, will just have to deal!!! “👋🏽 I am where I belong, at the people’s house and you’re just gonna have to deal!”- @ilhanmn responding to the “send her back” chant that broke out at the OCCUPANT's modern day KKK rally last night.
19 minutes ago
Let me tell you about my crazy day 😝 @hookerboyfilmz took me on a wild spectrum of scenes 💙 we interviewed people regarding gentrification and homelessness. People in city management & people getting their home removed by the city of @oakland. We talked to long time residents like @djigorbeatz & @macreemmusic && more. .
Going into situations and removing the story of what you believe to be true is the only way to embody the whole picture. I feel on a grand level & my body shifts with energy. I got to experience spectrums of hopelessness & hopefullness. I got to talk to people who likely would not speak to me on the same level under different circumstances. I got to play the powerful-peaceful role. I got to step away from fear & into love. Y'all this next project I'm on is something special. #filmmaking#gentrification#homeless#oakland#citylove#baylife#crazy#bydesign#speakup#tellyourtruth#healthylifehappylife
20 minutes ago
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It’s time to speak up and talk about an issue we’re facing in the art industry. No, not all services are free. No, creativity is not free. No, we can’t sustain ourselves if we work without a financial counterpart forever. We do our best to help young artists promote themselves. We need help too.
And it’s seems like it’s an epidemic. In our office, interns have come and go, and stories of their graphic design, editorial or photographic works gone totally unpaid have been heard. It’s ok to ask for what you deserve. Who’s with us? .