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standupbabe:

#overalls #drawing

standupbabe:

#overalls #drawing

standupbabe:

Back pockets of the overalls almost done.
#drawing

standupbabe:

Back pockets of the overalls almost done.
#drawing

The conflict between the self as social performance and the self as authentic expression of one’s inner truth has roots much deeper than social media. It has been a concern of much theorizing about modernity and, if you agree with these theories, a mostly unspoken preoccupation throughout modern culture.
Body and soul, Black America reveals the extreme questions of contemporary life, questions of freedom and identity: How can I be who I am?

— ~June Jordan (via yourpersonalcheerleader)

(via dynastylnoire)

Black women have not focused sufficiently on our need for contemplative spaces. We are often “too busy” to find time for solitude. And yet it is in the stillness that we also learn how to be with ourselves in a spirit of acceptance and peace. Then when we re-enter community, we are able to extend this acceptance to others. Without knowing how to be alone, we cannot know how to be with others and sustain the necessary autonomy. Yet, many of us live in fear of being alone. To meditate, to go into solitude and silence, we find a way to be empowered by aloneness.

— bell hooks in Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery (144)

(Source: daniellemertina, via amazelife)

(Source: standupbabe)

amazelife:

standupbabe:

Wow! That’s my face. @katejoarthur 
#art #watercolor #painting #naturalhair #afro

Dope!

amazelife:

standupbabe:

Wow! That’s my face. @katejoarthur
#art #watercolor #painting #naturalhair #afro

Dope!

standupbabe:

#leaf #green

standupbabe:

#leaf #green

magnacarterholygrail:

being Black and talking about your emotions is so fucking hard.

being Black and talking about your mental health is so fucking hard.

being Black and taking care of your interior self is so fucking hard

standupbabe:

#pattern

standupbabe:

#pattern