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Ask me anything   The purpose of this blog is to find inspiration and encouragement for myself. In the process gain information and network with like-minded people.

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robhillsr:

And… Nvm, you get it…

robhillsr:

And… Nvm, you get it…

— 4 days ago with 31 notes
I'm so disappointed that I still haven't seen a watercolor tattoo on dark skin! →

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mzconduct:

Starting to think it may not work? Which would suck because I’m definitely trying to get half my back done with a watercolor peacock.

I think it’s possible. I hesitate when…

— 5 days ago with 141 notes
"Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these."
Gautama Buddha (via awelltraveledwoman)

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"Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each."
Plato (via kushandwizdom)
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fuckyeah4chair:

These are all 4b and 4c hair after the Maximum Hydration Method

You can find more pics HERE

Protective Princess (the first one up top) even has a video talking about her 4c hair and how the method has transformed her hair HERE

Learn more about the method HERE

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— 6 days ago with 225 notes

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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— 6 days ago with 61857 notes

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kendraismyname:

I told my mom the other day that there is nothing that i like about myself. I told her that nothing is going my way in my life and I don’t think there is a single good thing about me that I see or believe. 

Today, i came home from work to find this bunch of balloons, each one with two things that are unique and special about me and reasons why my mom and dad love me, coupled with a note that reads: 

Dear Beautiful Kendra, 

While you are learning to like yourself- and even to love yourself- maybe you can lean into just a few of the gazillions of reasons why you are likable and lovable to your countless fans. 

You are a precious gift to your dad and me, and to so many others. One day i know you’ll see that too! 

Love forever and always, 

Mom a.k.a. Lois. 


I started sobbing instantly, and I am still awestruck by their amazing care and love for me, and their wish for me to be happy and their encouragement.

I love my parents more than anything. I would be so lost without them. 

This is beautiful.

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— 1 week ago with 81 notes
orangecaesar:

“But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory… because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” - [1 John 4:4, NLT]

orangecaesar:

But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory… because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” - [1 John 4:4, NLT]

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