born and raised in the midwest (outside chicago), undergrad in iowa, currently living in atl (shawty!) on my way to nyc. oh wait, i'm here now. in brooklyn.

i'm an asshole, but i'm funny. if u don't laugh, oh well guess i'm just an asshole.i love fashion, music, culinary arts...really everything creative. my main passion is fashion styling. i like old furniture, or new furniture that looks old. i appreciate technology and its advancements, but i will use my tube tvs until they explode or someone gives me a flat screen. oh and cell phones are for talking and texting. i have a laptop. i may get an ipod in the next 5 years only because i have too many cds.

needless to say i'm surprised i'm on twitta. and now tumbla.

 


photographed by Trunk Xu for Vogue China September 2014

everything.

photographed by Trunk Xu for Vogue China September 2014

everything.

(Source: vogueanon)

humansofnewyork:

“There has been a lot of evil in the world. But to me, none as great as slavery. It’s the worst thing that has ever happened. They take you from your home. They take you from your family, your history. They make you work. They tell you when to mate. They chop off your foot if you try to run away. And I’m sorry to say this, but white people did that. And black people are still living with the remnants. For over 200 years, black people built this country and didn’t get a single dollar. And sure, it isn’t happening anymore, but we’re still living with the remnants. We don’t have the same connections, the same powerful friends, the same access to capital. I tell young African Americans that they’ll do just fine, but they’re going to have to work twice as hard. I tell them that they will need to go out of their way to search for their identity. They aren’t going to find much about their heritage in the history books. Even the constitution classifies black people as three-fifths of a man, and that was supposedly written by the most enlightened, glorified white people of that time. I tell young African Americans that they are going to have to dig hard to find out the giant contributions that Africa made to civilization, because they aren’t going to find it on the television. And I tell them that just because it’s a tough road does not excuse them from personal responsibility. I tell them that God put them on earth to build and not destroy. And I tell them that some opportunities cost money, but books are absolutely free.”

humansofnewyork:

“There has been a lot of evil in the world. But to me, none as great as slavery. It’s the worst thing that has ever happened. They take you from your home. They take you from your family, your history. They make you work. They tell you when to mate. They chop off your foot if you try to run away. And I’m sorry to say this, but white people did that. And black people are still living with the remnants. For over 200 years, black people built this country and didn’t get a single dollar. And sure, it isn’t happening anymore, but we’re still living with the remnants. We don’t have the same connections, the same powerful friends, the same access to capital. I tell young African Americans that they’ll do just fine, but they’re going to have to work twice as hard. I tell them that they will need to go out of their way to search for their identity. They aren’t going to find much about their heritage in the history books. Even the constitution classifies black people as three-fifths of a man, and that was supposedly written by the most enlightened, glorified white people of that time. I tell young African Americans that they are going to have to dig hard to find out the giant contributions that Africa made to civilization, because they aren’t going to find it on the television. And I tell them that just because it’s a tough road does not excuse them from personal responsibility. I tell them that God put them on earth to build and not destroy. And I tell them that some opportunities cost money, but books are absolutely free.”

she says she cries over me on the train to and from work and one day it will be better but it isn’t better now. she is just like my mother, but alive. knows how to love
quietly, completely.
something about the way black women hold your heart. you can leave them all you like but you cant stay gone.

young-man-old-soul:

i think solange is easily more attractve than her sister .

perfection. even tho she beat up my lover.

young-man-old-soul:

i think solange is easily more attractve than her sister .

perfection. even tho she beat up my lover.

(Source: nikkofrikko)

mpr1m3:

Do you know what ” woman of color” means? It is ALL woman of color. African-american, Latino, mixed, Indian, we must all support each other…in america they look at us all the same. We are all stereotyped and discriminated against. We must empower our own communities and our children to understand that it will be up to us to secure our futures…fist raised..#mpr1m

mpr1m3:

Do you know what ” woman of color” means? It is ALL woman of color. African-american, Latino, mixed, Indian, we must all support each other…in america they look at us all the same. We are all stereotyped and discriminated against. We must empower our own communities and our children to understand that it will be up to us to secure our futures…fist raised..#mpr1m

someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. they can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. and whatever their reasons you must leave. because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. you never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. there is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. and there is the love that will be ready.

nayyirah waheed  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: nayyirahwaheed)