Black magic n brownstone steps

Jay. Midwest Transplant. MFA candidate. 23

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1 / 9 / 14



i need someone to come wash, condition and dry my locs for me because this is getting ridiculous

give my scalp a hot oil treatment so i know it’s real

The struggle is so real

1 / 9 / 14


When you were in Kindergarten, you refused to paint with the student grade poster paints your teacher provided and demanded the high quality paints tucked away in the art closet for special occasions. After much negotiation and a possible standoff, you got the high quality paints you requested…


1 / 9 / 14


Test Shots: Bee Walker

31 / 8 / 14

31 / 8 / 14


The Animated Self Portrait 

T.S Abe

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31 / 8 / 14




Post racial Amerikkka

I’m so disgusted.

God, I hate whiteness.

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31 / 8 / 14

1956- Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life magazine’s photo-essay “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.” (via)

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60タイプライター MILK チェック半袖シャツ

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31 / 8 / 14


me on a first date

31 / 8 / 14
"Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos — the trees, the clouds, everything." -  Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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30 / 8 / 14

Despite my denial despite my attempts to escape the country… I am enduring another semester in Wisconsin. I registered for classes and responding to emails for my new job. I’m not happy. Most days I feel numb. I’m not sure if I should go back on meds or what. All my friends say I can do it I can get through these two years I have left but I honestly don’t see the point. I’m absolutely depressed and manic when I’m in Wisconsin and it’s only getting worse. I’m only getting sicker and if I do go back on meds my dosage is going to be extreme… And then that becomes a reality how bad it really is. There’s no art in my head anymore it’s just blank. That was the only thing getting me up in the morning and now what for the last 6-7 months I have been a vegetable. I might as well be in a coma. I have nothing to look forward to in my life and I think that’s a dangerous place to be in.

30 / 8 / 14


A mother lost her child. A father lost his son. A young man lost his life. #JusticeForMikeBrown

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29 / 8 / 14


speak on it

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29 / 8 / 14


Wash Day - An Act of Self Care

Yet yesterday afternoon, as I was re-twisting my hair, I couldn’t help but to marvel at its beauty. So often I spend my wash-days in a bad mood because I don’t want to spend such an extensive period of time re-twisting my hair, but in actuality, I should think of it as a form of resistance – a beautiful ritual of self-care. Society has told me that my hair is not beautiful and yet I spend my wash-days pampering my hair, my scalp – looking into the mirror and loving what I see.

Yesterday inspired me to create a guide on how to turn wash-day into a ritual of self-care. On wash day we should take a deep breath, release all of the negative energy that we face on the daily due to our hair, and exert positive energy and love into our kinks, coils, and curls….

Please check out my latest post on, “Wash Day - An Act of Self Care.” It’s all about taking the time to pause and embrace/love your hair, your body, yourself


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