#IAmNotMyHair 

One of the weirdest things about the the thought of not having my hair is gonna be the memories I have where my hair is just a default part of the picture/instance. Looking back at pictures  and thinking it won’t be there for future picture memories is super weird. Even thinking about cutting my hair has literally occurred as ridiculous to me as cutting off your leg or pretending not to use an arm for no reason. Its presence is that much of a default. 

That said, its both scary and exciting to start to live and love myself as I recreate who I am outside my hair. Along with these feelings of fear/excitement are coming reflections of other things I like/rep/appreciate in theory, but that #IAmNot…

#IAmNotmyStyle
#IAmNotALabel
#IAmNotmySize
#IAmNotMyAge
As well as things that I am:
Beautiful,
Silly,
Loyal,
Committed,
Fun
Sexy,
Powerful,
Fragile,
Blessed, and at the end of the day
Just plain COOOOOOL.

Excited for what else is gonna come of this journey….
#locchop2014 #reflections

#IAmNotMyHair

One of the weirdest things about the the thought of not having my hair is gonna be the memories I have where my hair is just a default part of the picture/instance. Looking back at pictures and thinking it won’t be there for future picture memories is super weird. Even thinking about cutting my hair has literally occurred as ridiculous to me as cutting off your leg or pretending not to use an arm for no reason. Its presence is that much of a default.

That said, its both scary and exciting to start to live and love myself as I recreate who I am outside my hair. Along with these feelings of fear/excitement are coming reflections of other things I like/rep/appreciate in theory, but that #IAmNot…

#IAmNotmyStyle
#IAmNotALabel
#IAmNotmySize
#IAmNotMyAge

As well as things that I am:
Beautiful,
Silly,
Loyal,
Committed,
Fun
Sexy,
Powerful,
Fragile,
Blessed, and at the end of the day
Just plain COOOOOOL.

Excited for what else is gonna come of this journey….
#locchop2014 #reflections

myowngirlfriend
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.

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.

blackfeminismlives

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