adventures

AFROPUNK 2017

Nestled in an obscure corner, hidden in the heart of Atlanta is 787 Windsor St. The venue, a former steam boiler manufacturing facility has been reclaimed and turned into a beautiful collection of pipes, metal, concrete, artwork and life. This year the venue was the location of Afropunk’s Carnival of Consciousness in Atlanta.

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High School and Race.

Being a black girl at my high school was a very strange experience for many different reasons. For the first couple of years I barely had any other black friends and therefore spent most of my time feeling like I couldn’t express my blackness. The remainder of my time there was weird in a different kind of way. I no longer felt out-of-place expressing my blackness, but I couldn’t stand up to those that disrespected it. Either way I felt like I was compromising on something too important to just give up on.

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musings

Evolution

I wasn’t born with the idea of being inferior. My first thoughts weren’t ones of shame or self depreciation. My soft-soled and hesitant feet padded on an earth filled with bodies that did not want me here. Unbeknownst to my naive toddler mind, I carried on with dreams of clouds and colors.

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fashion.

Why Wearing All Black is Always Better

There’s nothing like putting on a brand new black dress. Or lacing up your trusted pair black leather boots. Placing a new black hat on your head. Or pushing your arms through your favorite weather-beaten black jacket. We love wearing the color black but has anybody ever explained why? If you love clothes and/or dressing up everyday, chances are you’ve sported a sleek all black outfit on a couple of occasions.Even if you think the color is too heavy or only appropriate during colder seasons, you cannot deny how bad ass people look in all black. I know that I am not alone in this.

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