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lisha-stories:

@bonnie.b

Singing like Somebody put her through something

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shoelust:

Hugo Boss by Jason Wu SS15

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#TBT The best girlfriends a girl could ask for. #athousandtimesover #beauties #Jet’aime

#TBT The best girlfriends a girl could ask for. #athousandtimesover #beauties #Jet’aime

"Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand."

Sylvia Plath (via wordsnquotes)

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"I think that most of us, anyway, read these stories that we know are not ‘true’ because we’re hungry for another kind of truth: the mythic truth about human nature in general, the particular truth about those life-communities that define our own identity, and the most specific truth of all: our own self-story. Fiction, because it is not about someone who lived in the real world, always has the possibility of being about oneself."

 Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game (via wordsnquotes)

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"All I want, is for you to love me. Not because of what I can do or what I look like, or because I love you - just because I am."

Diana Gabaldon, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (via wordsnquotes)

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"

I have never questioned my identity as an African woman. Being a woman has always been foremost in my consciousness. It has never been African + Woman. I always took the “Africanness” as a given; not needing pampering or reminding or nurturing.

I am African.

I gravitate towards folklore, oral historians, ripe mangoes, cocoa and palm kernels. I look out for patterns in my everyday life, in artwork, in my photography because my Africaness connects with the patterns in Aso-Oke, Ankara and Woodin. I need maggi in my lasagne and crayfish in my okra. I have to boil my plantain in its skin and steam my beans in banana leafs. My existence is wrapped in the essence of Africa- toil, triumph, exuberance, richness and hope.

When I was a child, I noticed that all the adult women I knew had straight hair. My hair was always in cornrows that refused to stay neat. It was a huge curly mass that defied every attempt at taming. I thought you got straight hair when you became an adult, and so I wanted to become an adult quickly. I wanted to look like my mother, my aunts and my teachers. I got straight hair at age 8- in a chair, by a relaxer that burnt my scalp, ears and forehead. I continued getting perms till I turned 23. One day, I walked into a salon and had my straight, shoulder length hair chopped off. I had no consciousness of this being a return to my “Africanness.” It just felt comfortable and natural to maintain my hair the way it comes out of my scalp- coily, curly, wavy and sometimes straight. However, people attributed my short hair to valour. I don’t understand that. I have never understood why people choose conformity over authenticity.

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Emalohi; Self-Love: My First Romance (via africaisdonesuffering)

The Best of Rise Africa: From September 15th – September 21st we will be celebrating the most popular and appreciated posts that Rise Africa produced.

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notordinaryfashion:

Vera Wang S/S 2015

notordinaryfashion:

Vera Wang S/S 2015

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lovemusicbreezynewyork:

“Is there a God? Is he watching? Is she watching? Are they watching now? If not, what are we doing? Where are we going? What are we doing now?”

lovemusicbreezynewyork:

Is there a God? Is he watching? Is she watching? Are they watching now? If not, what are we doing? Where are we going? What are we doing now?

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forlikeminded:

Alexander Wang - New York Fashion Week - Spring 2015

forlikeminded:

Alexander Wang - New York Fashion Week - Spring 2015

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