Spot.

Playing around in prep for a photoshoot project this weekend.

atp:

gwenlafage:

You know what I’m seeing - An international photography group show Curated by Gwen Lafage (Carte Blanche) and Patrick Aguilar (Owl & Tiger Books)
Unique Pop-up Exhibition at a.Muse Gallery, San FranciscoFriday April 18th & Saturday April 19th 2-6pm
Opening Party: Friday April 18th - 5-9pm
By appointment through April 28th
Adam Brochstein, Dennis Dehart, Alex Cretey Systermans, Patrick Gookin, Jordi Huisman, Dagmar Kolatschny, Ricardo Kump, Tammy Mercure, John Francis Peters, Markel Redondo, Loris Savino, Maria Sturm, Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Jin Zhu.
Bests in show: Shane Lynam, Juan Madrid, Sara Macel, and Joris Vandecatseye

ATTN SAN FRANCISCO AREA HOMIES!  Come kick it with me at a.Muse Gallery tomorrow for the opening!  
Real talk, I feel super blessed to have been given such an awesome opportunity to co-curate this show.  From picking the artists, to editing the work, to designing the show, and even making the zine to go along with it all; it was just a lot of fun!  So come thru, have a beer and meet my Mom!

atp:

gwenlafage:

You know what I’m seeing - An international photography group show Curated by Gwen Lafage (Carte Blanche) and Patrick Aguilar (Owl & Tiger Books)

Unique Pop-up Exhibition at a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco
Friday April 18th & Saturday April 19th 2-6pm

Opening Party: Friday April 18th - 5-9pm

By appointment through April 28th

Adam Brochstein, Dennis Dehart, Alex Cretey Systermans, Patrick Gookin, Jordi Huisman, Dagmar Kolatschny, Ricardo Kump, Tammy Mercure, John Francis Peters, Markel Redondo, Loris Savino, Maria Sturm, Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Jin Zhu.

Bests in show: Shane Lynam, Juan Madrid, Sara Macel, and Joris Vandecatseye

ATTN SAN FRANCISCO AREA HOMIES!  Come kick it with me at a.Muse Gallery tomorrow for the opening!  

Real talk, I feel super blessed to have been given such an awesome opportunity to co-curate this show.  From picking the artists, to editing the work, to designing the show, and even making the zine to go along with it all; it was just a lot of fun!  So come thru, have a beer and meet my Mom!

Length check.

Someone asked me recently how long my hair “really” was now. I blew it out to make it easier to trim tonight, so here’s the answer. I prefer the post-work, hat hair, wind waves I got today but it’s always crazy to see how much I favor my mother when my hair is straight. 1 year, 3 months.

schasem:

SZA - Pray

Young Medusa
Never sure, I just do
I jumped off the bridge
You say I fell
I say I flew
Missing parachute

Feeling like Topanga
Patty Mayonnaise
Kind of average
With queen qualities

On repeat.

candylands:

Beyoncé & Solange dancing to “Losing You” at Coachella: [x]

I CANNOT WORLD.

Beats a Tupac Hologram.

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My blog in a nutshell.

My blog in a nutshell.

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As women, when we’re children we’re taught to enter the world with big hearts. Blooming hearts. Hearts bigger than our damn fists. We are taught to forgive - constantly - as opposed to what young boys are taught: Revenge, to get ‘even.’ Our empathy is constantly made appeals to, often demanded for. If we refuse to show kindness, we are reprimanded. We are not good women if we do not crush our bones to make more space for the world, if we do not spread our entire skin over rocks for others to tread on, if we do not kill ourselves in every meaning of the word in the process of making it cozy for everyone else. It is the heat generated by the burning of our bodies with which the world keeps warm. We are taught to sacrifice so much for so little. This is the general principle all over the world.

By the time we are young women, we are tired. Most of us are drained. Some of us enter a lock of silence because of that lethargy. Some of us lash out. When I think of that big, blooming heart we once had, it looks shriveled and worn out now. When I was teaching, I had a young student named Mariam. She was only 11 years old. Some boy pushed her around in class, called her names, broke her spirit for the day. We were sitting under a chestnut tree on a field trip and she asked me if a boy ever hurt me. I told her many did and I destroyed them one by one. I think that’s the first time she ever heard the word ‘destroyed.’ We rarely teach our girls to fight back for the right reasons.

Take up more space as a woman. Take up more time. Take your time. You are taught to hide, censor, move about without messing up decorum for a man’s comfort. Whether it’s said or not, you’re taught balance. Forget that. Displease. Disappoint. Destroy. Be loud, be righteous, be messy. Mess up and it’s fine – you are learning to unlearn. Do not see yourself like glass. Like you could get dirty and clean. You are flesh. You are not constant. You change. Society teaches women to maintain balance and that robs us of our volatility. Our mercurial hearts. Calm and chaos. Love only when needed; preserve otherwise.

Do not be a moth near the light; be the light itself. Do not let a man’s ocean-big ego swallow you up. Know what you want. Ask yourself first. Decide your own pace. Decide your own path. Be cruel when needed. Be gentle only when needed. Collapse and then re-construct. When someone says you are being obscene, say yes I am. When they say you are being wrong, say yes I am. When they say you are being selfish, say yes I am. Why shouldn’t I be? How do you expect a woman to stand on her two feet if you keep striking her at the ankles.

There are multiple lessons we must teach our young girls so that they render themselves their own pillars instead of keeping male approval as the focal point of their lives. It is so important to state your feelings of inconvenience as a woman. We are instructed to tailor ourselves and our discomfort - constantly told that we are ‘whining’ and ‘nagging’ and ‘complaining too much.’ That kind of silence is horribly violent, that kind of insistence upon uniformly nodding in agreement to your own despair, and smiling emptily so no man is ever uncomfortable around us. Male-entitlement dictates a woman’s silence. If we could see the mimetic model of the erasure of a woman’s voice, it would be an incredibly bloody sight.

On a breezy July night, my mother and I were sleeping under the open sky. Before dozing off, I told her that I think there is a special place in heaven where all wounded women bury their broken hearts and their hearts grow into trees that only give fruit to the good and poison to the bad. She smiled and said Ameen. Then she closed her eyes.

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A Woman of War by Mehreen Kasana (via pbnpineapples)

Burn the world down, ladies.

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Current Wardrobe Inspiration.

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blackfashion:

Throwback black fashion submitted by Jazmin Jones.

That’s my Nana second from the right.

blackfashion:

Throwback black fashion submitted by Jazmin Jones.

That’s my Nana second from the right.

blackfashion:

Jazmin Jones photographed by Yeelen Cohen.
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LOOK AT MY SISTER KILLING IT.

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FKA Twigs | Water Me

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’”All About Eve’ is a movie that demands your attention, your admiration, even. It’s one of the Oscar’s most celebrated films, which is interesting when you consider that its largest action sequence is Bette Davis running down a stairway.”
Garbo was my first silver screen love. Marlene is the queen of swag. Tallulah had that fabulously dirty mouth. And Ginger is my golden girl…But nobody will ever—EVER—top Bette. Bow down bitches.

’”All About Eve’ is a movie that demands your attention, your admiration, even. It’s one of the Oscar’s most celebrated films, which is interesting when you consider that its largest action sequence is Bette Davis running down a stairway.”

Garbo was my first silver screen love. Marlene is the queen of swag. Tallulah had that fabulously dirty mouth. And Ginger is my golden girl…But nobody will ever—EVER—top Bette. Bow down bitches.

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"I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance."

— Vincent van Gogh   (via vintagegal)

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candylands:

Talking about taking care of yourself physically as well as emotionally. This leads to self acceptance and an overall boost in confidence!
Got a chance to talk about my weight loss journey, as well as my general view and daily practicing a healthy self image with Aliya from Aesthetic.Li.
Read the full post and view more of my freckles here - http://aesthetic-li.com/candace/

Candace is amazing.

candylands:

Talking about taking care of yourself physically as well as emotionally. This leads to self acceptance and an overall boost in confidence!

Got a chance to talk about my weight loss journey, as well as my general view and daily practicing a healthy self image with Aliya from Aesthetic.Li.

Read the full post and view more of my freckles here - http://aesthetic-li.com/candace/

Candace is amazing.

Sunday night meh.

Sunday night meh.