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blackandkillingit:

Missy is madly in love with dresses! And after so many people complimenting her on her “simple but classy” take on wearing dresses - she decided it was time to showcase them on her own Fashion Blog … which is patly called “Missy’s Dresses”
www.MissysDresses.com :) 
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blackandkillingit:

Missy is madly in love with dresses! And after so many people complimenting her on her “simple but classy” take on wearing dresses - she decided it was time to showcase them on her own Fashion Blog … which is patly called “Missy’s Dresses”

www.MissysDresses.com :) 

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“If all cosmos were the same distance apart, gravity would pull them all in the same direction. They’d remain perfectly aligned, and precisely nothing would happen. Irregularity, imperfection, and lack of order in hydrogen compacts, atoms of gas gravitating away from each other, and compressed temperatures is what created our universe. Perfection in our galaxy simply does not exist. Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.” —Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking: ‘The Story of Everything’ 
Utilize this as an analogy next time attempt to undermine your self-worth caused by fallacious and subjective standards one must meet in order to attain aesthetic appeal. Symmetric cannot be created if its source is asymmetric.

“If all cosmos were the same distance apart, gravity would pull them all in the same direction. They’d remain perfectly aligned, and precisely nothing would happen. Irregularity, imperfection, and lack of order in hydrogen compacts, atoms of gas gravitating away from each other, and compressed temperatures is what created our universe. Perfection in our galaxy simply does not exist. Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.” —Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking: ‘The Story of Everything’ 


Utilize this as an analogy next time attempt to undermine your self-worth caused by fallacious and subjective standards one must meet in order to attain aesthetic appeal. Symmetric cannot be created if its source is asymmetric.

bavarde:

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bavarde:

good morning!!!!

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readcolor:

readCOLOR is a global online visual literacy project which supports and celebrates readers of color engaging with works created by authors of color.readCOLOR serves as a bridge which facilitates the visibility of authors of color in communities across the world, while allowing readers of color to become aware of the incredible abundance of literature which reflects and represents them. through such visibility, readCOLOR seeks to assist in the preservation of the many languages spoken by communities of color, promote literacy, and become an interactive literary resource which brings authors and readers of color from around the world, together.it is our hope that readCOLOR will help to remove the barriers that artists and audiences of color face in accessing one another, and ease the difficulty in finding representation in literature.readCOLOR is created and curated by a circle of creatives which include: yrsa daley-ward. desiree venn frederic. l.a. winter. tapiwa mugabe. and nayyirah waheed.participating is simple + easy.
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readcolor:

readCOLOR is a global online visual literacy project which supports and celebrates readers of color engaging with works created by authors of color.

readCOLOR serves as a bridge which facilitates the visibility of authors of color in communities across the world, while allowing readers of color to become aware of the incredible abundance of literature which reflects and represents them. through such visibility, readCOLOR seeks to assist in the preservation of the many languages spoken by communities of color, promote literacy, and become an interactive literary resource which brings authors and readers of color from around the world, together.

it is our hope that readCOLOR will help to remove the barriers that artists and audiences of color face in accessing one another, and ease the difficulty in finding representation in literature.

readCOLOR is created and curated by a circle of creatives which include: yrsa daley-ward. desiree venn frederic. l.a. winter. tapiwa mugabe. and nayyirah waheed.



participating is simple + easy.



individuals

submit photo of yourself with book. or book alone.

with caption including:


your name/age (optional | all ages welcomed)


city or country (optional)
title. author. language of book. genre of book.
why this book/author?
#ireadCOLORbecause __________. (please answer)


book clubs

submit photo of yourself. and/or book club. with book.

with caption including:


your name/age  (optional | all ages welcomed)

city or country (optional)
title. author. language of book. genre of book.
why you started/joined the book club?
why your club selected this book/author?
#wereadCOLORbecause__________. (please answer)


authors

submit photo of yourself with your book. or another authors’ book. or book alone.

with caption including:


your name/age (age is optional)


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title. author. language of book. genre of book.
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#ireadCOLORbecause _________.(answer if another authors’ book) #iwriteCOLORbecause_________. (answer if your book own)


send submissions to ireadCOLOR@gmail.com

submissions are subject to approval.


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readers are invited to discuss utilizing hashtags:

#ireadCOLORbecause, #readCOLOR

authors are invited to discuss utilizing hashtags:

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nprglobalhealth:

Liberia’s Ebola Routine: Wear Your Temperature On Your Lapel
After 10 days in Liberia, NPR producer Nicole Beemsterboer has just landed in London. “You don’t realize how much has been hanging over your head until you’re out,” she says.
She’s talking about Ebola, the virus raging in Liberia as well as Sierra Leone and Guinea. “It was silent and invisible,” she says. “So you’re always on edge, always careful.”
How did you protect yourself?
I got used to not touching anyone, no handshakes. And there are buckets of chlorine solution everywhere — outside every office building, police station, government office, hotel, store. Everywhere. I washed my hands dozens of times a day, and was careful never to touch my face.
At government buildings, officials watch you wash your hands and then take your temperature with an ear-gun thermometer. They write your temperature on a piece of paper and actually staple it to your lapel so it’s visible to everyone inside. You can’t get in the building if you have a temperature, and it sends a message: We’re being vigilant; you need to be vigilant, too. Hold yourself and others accountable.
And you were careful right down to the soles of your boots?
We were concerned that if anything was contaminated, it was the bottom of our boots, so we were constantly rinsing them in the chlorine solution.
I don’t know that we started a trend, but on the last day we were there, our hotel added a shoe wash — a box with a big foam pad inside, soaked in chlorine so you didn’t have to soak your shoes but were getting enough chlorine on [the soles] to decontaminate them. We started seeing this more and more, at Redemption Hospital and other places around the city.
Does the chlorine cause any problems?
Only minor ones, and under the threat of Ebola, they didn’t bother me at all. All my clothes are spattered with bleach. I would dry my hands on my pants; my pants have bleach stains all over them. And it did smell like a pool everywhere you went.
Continue reading.
Photo: Body collectors come to the home of four children in Monrovia who lost both parents to Ebola. (Tommy Trenchard for NPR)

nprglobalhealth:

Liberia’s Ebola Routine: Wear Your Temperature On Your Lapel

After 10 days in Liberia, NPR producer Nicole Beemsterboer has just landed in London. “You don’t realize how much has been hanging over your head until you’re out,” she says.

She’s talking about Ebola, the virus raging in Liberia as well as Sierra Leone and Guinea. “It was silent and invisible,” she says. “So you’re always on edge, always careful.”

How did you protect yourself?

I got used to not touching anyone, no handshakes. And there are buckets of chlorine solution everywhere — outside every office building, police station, government office, hotel, store. Everywhere. I washed my hands dozens of times a day, and was careful never to touch my face.

At government buildings, officials watch you wash your hands and then take your temperature with an ear-gun thermometer. They write your temperature on a piece of paper and actually staple it to your lapel so it’s visible to everyone inside. You can’t get in the building if you have a temperature, and it sends a message: We’re being vigilant; you need to be vigilant, too. Hold yourself and others accountable.

And you were careful right down to the soles of your boots?

We were concerned that if anything was contaminated, it was the bottom of our boots, so we were constantly rinsing them in the chlorine solution.

I don’t know that we started a trend, but on the last day we were there, our hotel added a shoe wash — a box with a big foam pad inside, soaked in chlorine so you didn’t have to soak your shoes but were getting enough chlorine on [the soles] to decontaminate them. We started seeing this more and more, at Redemption Hospital and other places around the city.

Does the chlorine cause any problems?

Only minor ones, and under the threat of Ebola, they didn’t bother me at all. All my clothes are spattered with bleach. I would dry my hands on my pants; my pants have bleach stains all over them. And it did smell like a pool everywhere you went.

Continue reading.

Photo: Body collectors come to the home of four children in Monrovia who lost both parents to Ebola. (Tommy Trenchard for NPR)

Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.
Lao Tzu (via thecolorblu)
groovychainsaws:

American education

groovychainsaws:

American education

loveyourlines:

"A world of growth and early pregnancy made me face many insecurities. #1 being the changes OF my body going from a World of partying and drug abuse to motherhood. Accepting the changes my body went through took many hears. I never was ashamed of the scars. They served as remainders.  A: I am a survivor. Going on 4 years of sobriety now.  B: I sacrificed everything including my body for the health and well being of the baby who grew inside of me  There is a little bit of faith in knowing a mother’s love can overcome so much for the sake of the life of another human. I encourage women to love their bodies. Love can and will fill your life with so much possibility if we let it.” Submission from @monirehhealthyadventurer

loveyourlines:

"A world of growth and early pregnancy made me face many insecurities. #1 being the changes OF my body going from a World of partying and drug abuse to motherhood. Accepting the changes my body went through took many hears. I never was ashamed of the scars. They served as remainders.
A: I am a survivor. Going on 4 years of sobriety now.
B: I sacrificed everything including my body for the health and well being of the baby who grew inside of me
There is a little bit of faith in knowing a mother’s love can overcome so much for the sake of the life of another human. I encourage women to love their bodies. Love can and will fill your life with so much possibility if we let it.” Submission from @monirehhealthyadventurer

youngblackandvegan:

digitalimprints:

Daddy duties

black father excellence

youngblackandvegan:

digitalimprints:

Daddy duties

black father excellence

youngblackandvegan:

just the cutest!
black mommy daughter excellence

youngblackandvegan:

just the cutest!

black mommy daughter excellence