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myowngirlfriend:

"… And you’ve most likely been doing this since childhood because that’s how we learn as children … when u give something u get something in return.
But that’s not how people work … and in life … you’ve got to stop giving to get. Let someone love and give u something first and show u that they’re worth your time and heart.”

(click the pic to read the whole text)
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— my friends will tell you that B.Y.O.G. is a way of life. not just a blog. they get dropped knowledge whether they want it or not.
with <3,
khoLi.


khoLi bringing the realness, as always <3.
Let this sink in… fah real.
Apr 21, 2014 / 4 notes

myowngirlfriend:

"… And you’ve most likely been doing this since childhood because that’s how we learn as children … when u give something u get something in return.

But that’s not how people work … and in life … you’ve got to stop giving to get. Let someone love and give u something first and show u that they’re worth your time and heart.”

(click the pic to read the whole text)

_____

— my friends will tell you that B.Y.O.G. is a way of life. not just a blog. they get dropped knowledge whether they want it or not.

with <3,

khoLi.

khoLi bringing the realness, as always <3.

Let this sink in… fah real.

Therefore, Humans Make Miracles. 🙌 (at Embarcadero)
Apr 17, 2014

Therefore, Humans Make Miracles. 🙌 (at Embarcadero)

#nofilter&#8230; Because #Nature.
Apr 15, 2014

#nofilter… Because #Nature.

New phone case again: this time #Boriqua ALL DAY.  #borinquen #puertorico #love #reclaiming
Apr 14, 2014 / 1 note

New phone case again: this time #Boriqua ALL DAY. #borinquen #puertorico #love #reclaiming

Less Prisons, More Music 🎼 🎶🎵🎷🎹🎤🎸#nomorejails  (at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts)
Apr 11, 2014 / 1 note

Less Prisons, More Music 🎼 🎶🎵🎷🎹🎤🎸#nomorejails (at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts)

Apr 11, 2014 / 1 note

Click and get yo’ whole entire life from this track.

"I will write again and again and I will do my best not judge or be down on myself when I don&#8217;t write again for days at a time."

#journaling #affirmations #reminders #selflove
Apr 10, 2014 / 2 notes

"I will write again and again and I will do my best not judge or be down on myself when I don’t write again for days at a time."

#journaling #affirmations #reminders #selflove

Apr 5, 2014 / 18,537 notes

securelyinsecure:

Black Girls Rock: Twin Dancers Are Accepted to American Ballet Theatre’s Prestigious Summer Program

Twin sisters Nia and Imani Lindsay have been accepted into the prestigious American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT) Summer Program on scholarship. The young girls have been walking since 8 months and have been dancing ever since. At 10-years old the two are trained in jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, and tap dance. They are also fluent in English, Spanish and French.

While they reside in Canada they made a trip to New York City to audition for ABT’s Summer Intensive program and found time to sit down with Cipriana of Urban Bush Babes to discuss their big news, bullying, their beautiful natural hair and why they love Misty Copeland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ply4Rjz_UZM

Such an inspiration! I am so insanely proud of these girls.

#thefuture

(via blackfeminismlives)

Apr 4, 2014 / 421,944 notes

<3

(via quirkyrican)

Apr 3, 2014 / 397,256 notes

The MLK that’s never quoted.

They couched it in language… People don’t realize how much power is in language. Explains why so many queer folks dive into the academy - we’ve finally been given language and modes to express what we’ve been experiencing our whole lives. Real talk MLK, real talk.

(via seeingdarkmatter)

My hair be like: Look, I know you got 2 PT jobs or whateva, but I&#8217;m over here gettin that #FULLTIMEWERQ in.
Feb 3, 2014 / 1 note

My hair be like: Look, I know you got 2 PT jobs or whateva, but I’m over here gettin that #FULLTIMEWERQ in.

Part of my answer &amp; offering to the BPTT question &#8220;What is on the other side of your body&#8217;s joy/shame?&#8221; is the realization of the ways the PHYSICAL emBODYed experiences (hips, thick lips, dark skin, non-&#8220;normative&#8221;[European] beauty, etc) of our queer-POC-artist-ancestors informed their work.

Those who have come before us were/are genius artists who have not only thought/shared brilliant art &amp; thangs but also endured life as queer people of color in a time when QTPOC were barely recognized as human (&amp; mentally healthy), let alone being listened to. Their work &amp; lived experiences paved the way for the nuance in our collective &amp; individual QTPOC bodies to be[gin to be] recognized as valid. 

Along with these bomb A$$ visuals done by the incomparable @_mzsoulful, my recently formed Boi Band (made up of all Masculine of Center Womyn of Color incl. @ultraaradical, @cali7star, &amp; yes, @_mzsoulful again! Told you, incomparable!) is gon&#8217; rock to classics by D&#8217;Angelo, Amy Winehouse, Frank Ocean &amp; the like. 4:00 SHARP-4:20p ppl! Don&#8217;t miss us! &lt;3 Can&#8217;t wait to share this with you all.
Jan 28, 2014

Part of my answer & offering to the BPTT question “What is on the other side of your body’s joy/shame?” is the realization of the ways the PHYSICAL emBODYed experiences (hips, thick lips, dark skin, non-“normative”[European] beauty, etc) of our queer-POC-artist-ancestors informed their work.

Those who have come before us were/are genius artists who have not only thought/shared brilliant art & thangs but also endured life as queer people of color in a time when QTPOC were barely recognized as human (& mentally healthy), let alone being listened to. Their work & lived experiences paved the way for the nuance in our collective & individual QTPOC bodies to be[gin to be] recognized as valid.

Along with these bomb A$$ visuals done by the incomparable @_mzsoulful, my recently formed Boi Band (made up of all Masculine of Center Womyn of Color incl. @ultraaradical, @cali7star, & yes, @_mzsoulful again! Told you, incomparable!) is gon’ rock to classics by D’Angelo, Amy Winehouse, Frank Ocean & the like. 4:00 SHARP-4:20p ppl! Don’t miss us! <3 Can’t wait to share this with you all.

Black Men talking about art. Dance, at that. Just yes. @RMosesKin @lookitmbj @ybca  (at Lam Research Theater)
Jan 25, 2014

Black Men talking about art. Dance, at that. Just yes. @RMosesKin @lookitmbj @ybca (at Lam Research Theater)

My crown adorned/ I venture into Blaqfutures.
Jan 23, 2014

My crown adorned/ I venture into Blaqfutures.

Working on truly believing it - knowing it in my bones - but declaring is the first step, right?
Jan 1, 2014 / 1 note

Working on truly believing it - knowing it in my bones - but declaring is the first step, right?