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I got tanned in China this summer, oh i wanna go back to Africa! #meme #chinaonlinetrends #funnypictures #Chinese #summerinchina

China top actress 2018 Chaoyue Yang #Chinese #Chinastars #Chinesebeauty

🎉Sole of the City 10k training starts today Slight panic attack when the store manager asked me to coach both the 5k and 10k groups but “say yes figure it out later,” has gotten me further than if I said no to everything I was scared of Black girls run. Black girls also coach. Let’s 👏🏾 Go 👏🏾 #charmcityrun#representationmatters#runningmotivation#happysaturday

Chinese dumplings #chineseculture #dumplings #chinese food

Happy Opening Weekend!! Let’s Go, Bears!!! #aschenryivpart1 #ascmerrywives #ascannepage #ascrenseason #princehal #representationmatters @americanshakespearecenter #letsgobears🐻 📸: @miscellaneousmediaphotography

Chinese style photograph2 #Chinese #snowandredplum #Chinatrends

Still more to see at madrona today. Lots of sock knitting machines, is this the new craze? And of course lots of knitting at the bar #saturdaygonnabebusu #madrona2019 #abstractfiber #blackknittersofinstagram #blackgirlsknit #diversknitty #blackknitters #blackindiedyers #representationmatters #blackpeopledoknit

Almost Heaven West Virginia working from the Cloud #exprealtywv #exprealty #exprealtyproud #ceo #representationmatters #business #cloud

I actually enjoy my Saturday morning clinical - the faculty, the students, the patients.

Mimconnect
(@mimconnect)

33 Minutes Ago

If you're celebrating #bhm2019 this weekend, @lyft is offering FREE rides to Black history museums, memorials, relevant cultural sites and Black-owned businesses across the US and Canada. Check out the link in our bio for participating cities and locations. • • • #mimconnect #minoritiesinmedia #inclusion #diversity #minoritiesconnect #representationmatters #diversitymatters #lyft #blackexcellence

💄the beautiful @cakednaz 💄 I’ve been so busy with life that I haven’t really had time to post but I’m trying to get back into it again so expect to see some beautiful brown babes on this page very sooooon ❣️✊🏾 #browngirl #brownrepmatters #representationmatters #culture #makeup #mua #makeuptutorial #browngirlmakeup #melanin #femaleempowerment #followforfollowback #love #like #support #girlboss

Knitting around the world 🌍! 🧶 For some reason it was hard to get the full image on here! A lacquer painting by Chinese artist Qiao Shiguang. No date but he’s a contemporary artist who is still alive. #knittingaroundtheworld #representationmatters #knit #knitting #yarn #yarnlove #knittingaddict #chineseartist #knitinstagram #knitterofinstagram

Headshot by @guidovenitucciphotography. Extremely thrilled and honored to receive admission to a pretigious summer camp!. Fingers crossed that it will work out. #summercamp #sleepaway #creative #arts #acting #wishes #prayers #hope #blessed #thanks #grateful #god #representationmatters #desi #diversity

✨CONTRIBUTOR SPOTLIGHT✨ Basil @tiniestking is a southern man of transgender experience, writer, photographer, & intersectional activist who wears his heart on his sleeve. He grew up in rural South Carolina and was homeless youth at the age of 16. He’s been published numerous times with various outlets such as Harper’s Bazar, OUT, Buzzfeed, Refinery 29, and more. He got a BA in Creative Writing from the New School. He’s an astrology enthusiast and tears up when he watches unexpected-animal-friend videos on the internet. . . To learn more about Basil visit: www.basilvaughnsoper.com . . [Pre-order your copy of @biblebeltqueers now via the link in our bio.]📚 . . . #art #poetry #representationmatters #selfpublished #selfpublishing #lgbtq #lgbtq🌈 #queer #trans #transgender #writersofinstagram #writing #book #bookstagram #visualart #biblebeltqueers

Shaping our narrative. Always puzzled me how Nikki Parker chased and ended up with the lazy, arrogant, insecure, self centered player Stanley Oglivee. A man who called her fruitcake, a nut, psycho etc, publicly embarrassed her... Kim was so dumb, T could only rap, womanize and wear bling, whiles Stevie, the blond white girl was rich and academically brilliant. Who on earth wrote that show? Tell better stories of your identity! #representationmatters #filmmakerdiaries #theparkers #shapeyourimage

I've been sick in bed all day. I was able to watch "I love Lucy". Growing up, my mom and I would watch the show for hours. As a kid, it's one of the only English-speaking shows I remember had a Latino in the cast. Its still one of the most innovative and hilarious shows. 27. 📺 . . . . . #taiwan #vida #sick #traveling #travel #travels #light #representationmatters #latinaswhotravel #viaje #solotravel  #fotodeldia #video #wanderer #love #photooftheday #sheisnotlost #countdown #expat #expatlife #nomad #life #explore #exploretheworld #experience #life #abroad #travellife #videooftheday #boss

At home working on my next books. Thankful to have these strong, powerful and beautiful women behind me giving me strength 💪🏾 #blackqueens

February 16, 2019. On this day of #blackhistorymonth aka #afrolatinohistorymonth, I present one of my favorite #journalists and whom I was able to see yesterday on @theviewabc, the #awardwinning and overall #goat, Maria de la Soledad Teresa O’brien @soledadobrien! Soledad O’Brien is widely known for her thought-provoking documentaries on @cnn, #latinoinamerica and #blackinamerica. Being a child of an #interracial #marriage, her mom #afrocuban and her father #irish/#scottish from #australia, Soledad’s work directly reflects and reports her experience as a #brown, #black and #biracial #american and citizen of this world. This @harvard graduate was quoted saying, “It's hard to be the lone ethnic face in the room. People look to me to explain a community that is diverse and ever-changing, a community with which sometimes I don't have a great deal in common. There is so little in-depth reporting on people of color that I set the bar high for myself and the people around me. I see the job I have now as my opportunity to get good reporting about black and brown people on TV, as a chance to bring people together, and to tell a fair and accurate story of communities of color, not just rehash stereotypes for the sake of drama.” #representationmatters #visibility #afrolatino #afrocuban #afrolatinx #journalism #journalist

Maria
(@woolen.forest)

52 Minutes Ago

#fiberuarychallenge DAY 16: Knit PJ Party! Complete with sneaky cat! 😼😻 I hope everyone is enjoying a cozy morning of knitting. I'm starting mine with a shawl, butterbeer tea, and the stunning new issue of @laine_magazine . ☕ I also wanted to say a huge thank you for the love around yesterday's post -- I'm amazed! I made some serious decisions yesterday that were incredibly difficult and stressful, so the love was very reassuring and perfect timing. 💕

Issa Shelfie 🌷📚 - We’re loving this book shelf inspo ✨✨✨ #shelfie

We love this choice for home and classroom alike. Something impactful and a bit different for #blackhistorymonth. Thanks for the great choice @bookbloom! ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #kidlittv #blackhistory365 ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #repostlove @bookbloom:⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀ First written by a schoolteacher and activist in 1900 and then later declared the official national anthem by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Lift Every Voice and Sing has been a cornerstone hymn chronicling the black experience for more than one hundred years." Paired with the striking linocuts of Elizabeth Catlett, this book makes a powerful impression from the opening pages to the concluding sheet music. Celebrate Black History Month with this impactful read.⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ Recommended for ages 6-9+.⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Celebration of the African American National Anthem by James Weldon Johnson and illustrated by Elizabeth Catlett. Published by @bloomsburypublishing⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ @jwjfoundation

It's gonna be a long day.... ..and i'm wearing a bodysuit with no zipper under this. . . But Hellspawned_cosplay finally has a #hellspawn Cosplay. Let's get it, #katsucon2019. . . #suit by @sinistur . . #cosplay #cosplayer #cosplayers #blackcosplayers #cosplayingwhileblack #blackheroesmatter #representationmatters #poccosplayer #blackcosplayerhere #spawn #image #imagecomics #toddmcfarlane

Wrap your SELF up in a great big hug today. You deserve it, beauti <3⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bodypositive⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #everybodyisbeautiful⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bodypos⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bodyliberation⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bopo⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #knowyourpower⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #trustyourself⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #powerwithin⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #effyourbeautystandards⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #effyourbodystandards⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #representationmatters⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #allbodiesaregoodbodies⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #takeupspace⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #feministasfuck⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #haes⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bodydiversity⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #womensupportingwomen⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #empowerment⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #yougogirl⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #morethanabody⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #youareenough⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bekindtoyourself⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #speakyourtruth⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #youareworthy⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #heartspace⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #iamworthy⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #selfloveclub⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #livefullyalive⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #growthroughit⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #chorusofcourage

Whatever you do today remember to take time to do something for YOU to get to the next level. Whether it’s applying to a scholarship, exercising, studying, applying to better jobs or even taking a step to start a business or non profit, today is your day to take time to LEVEL UP YOU! Remember I’m always hear for you to help in any way that I can!!! Love y’all!

i wrote something about being able to speak two languages and what that means to me • i would love you if you could give it a read - direct link in bio ❤️

Thank you for your donation to support our project, @goswiftwalker! We enjoyed reading about Swift Walker’s travels around the world. This is being added to one of our state donation boxes for other kids to enjoy. #swiftwalker #mascotbooks #blackboyjoy #representationmatters

Noble Bee
(@99brushes)

17 Minutes Ago

Wild flower. . . Face: @fionastiles matte foundation-10 @hourglasscosmetics vanish liquid foundation - warm almond @marenabeaute pressed powder- ébène for bronzer + blush tarou - sweet brown @patmcgrathreal highlight trio @colourpopcosmetics no filter concealer dark 42 @makeuprevolutionusa conceale and define . . Eyes: @thejunoco prism Supreme seductress palette . . Lips: @anastasiabeverlyhills matte lipstick - spice. . . #darkskinmakeup #blackgirlmagic #anastasiabeverlyhills #patmcgrath #wakeupandmakeup #makeupfeed #slay #facebeat #makeupforblackwomen #hourglassvanish #browngirlsmakeup #woc #melaninbeautiesunite #transformation #makeupaddict #chocolategirls #highlight #makeupfeed #glow #glam #facebeat #wakeupandmakeup #explore #prismmakeup #sephora #representationmatters

As a journalist with a 'Travel On MY Own Terms' attitude, I choose use my platform to connect and and share stories of people I meet across the African diaspora. I don't wait to be commissioned, nor do I rely on a production team 💁🏾‍♀️ 📲 (though both would be amazing - putting it out there to the universe!) ✨ . Happy belated birthday my beautiful friend and fellow journalist @ceciliaboechat! Thank you for willingness to have an open and honest conversation about light-skin privilege amongst the vast other topics on blackness in Brazil we discussed (full interview will be up on my YouTube channel). It's so important that we have these conversations amongst our sisterhood and wider circles to build empathy towards each other. So that when we're advocating for black inclusion and representation - we're inclusive of ALL types of black, not just the "acceptable" black ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackgirlsrock - Love you! 🤗💕✨🎉 . . . . . #travelmakerkai #traveljournalist #travel #travelblogger #mojo #mobilejournalist #blackwomenofbrazil #lightskin #lightskinblack #blackwomen #model #journalist #afrodiaspora #diasporastories #diasporadialogues #mulheresnegras #sisterhood #model #blackwomeninthemedia #rio #riodejaneiro #brazil #journalist #travel #representationmatters @theafrolatindiaspora @afropunk @diasporadialogues @autoestima_o_projeto

@schoolathomeandbeyond Wow! Some pictures hit me with so much emotion; I’m equally crying tears of joy, humbled, and doing the Running Man...because this looks like a party! •. •. • #repost @schoolathomeandbeyond •. •. • It’s a puzzles in pajamas kind of afternoon. 🧩 Other than books, puzzles are probably my kiddos’ favorite closed-ended material. I love them for helping my children develop a habit of concentration. Thank you @puzzlehuddle for creating these beautiful, durable, and engaging puzzles! ♥️ • “The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy.” ~Maria Montessori ✨

Manise
(@manise2)

2 Hours Ago

Thank you, thank you Jessica @mybelovedadoria for my Race Equality- Unity in Diversity- Our Hands That Stitch stitch markers! So happy and grateful to have them. Go check out her Etsy shop if you haven’t already! Link in her profile. One will stay and the other will be gifted to a fiber friend. #365grateful #mybelovedadoria #equality #representationmatters #diversknitty #unityindiversity #knittersofinstagram #crochetersofinstagram #makersofinstagram

We’re so happy that this customer LOVES her “nice for what?” mug! ...because #representationmatters! #buyblack #blackowned #niceforwhat #customcraftshak #custommug #blackexcellence #blacklive #bhm #blackhistory

I enjoyed painting a quick study watercolor yesterday. I love watching art videos and was experimenting with this cool technique I have seen. Then, because I’m me and more is more I digitally added more layers! So so fun! You can scroll ahead to see the watercolor alone and the pretty layering piece I made. Thank you all for engaging with my work. It feels so good to have a place to share what is brining me so much life and joy! #takeupspace #artislife #fatartistsmakingfatart #bayareaartist #oaklandartist #watercolor #figurativeart #mixedmedia #allbodiesaregoodbodies #dailyart #belovedbodies #intersectionalfeminism #fat #fatactivism #representationmatters

J S
(@jayess82)

2 Hours Ago

Maya Angelou born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim. She became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult, including fry cook, sex worker, nightclub dancer and performer, cast member of the opera Porgy and Bess, coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and journalist in Egypt and Ghana during the decolonization of Africa. She was an actor, writer, director, and producer of plays, movies, and public television programs. In 1982, she earned the first lifetime Reynolds Professorship of American Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was active in the Civil Rights Movement and worked with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Beginning in the 1990s, she made around 80 appearances a year on the lecture circuit, something she continued into her eighties. In 1993, Angelou recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" (1993) at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, making her the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at President John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961. With the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou publicly discussed aspects of her personal life. She was respected as a spokesperson for black people and women, and her works have been considered a defense of black culture. #representationmatters #blackhistorymonth #blackhistory #365black #blackexcellence #mayaangelou

🌦🌦🌦 It appears as though it will rain on our parade. We have cancelled this months meeting. We will miss our Tiny Queens. Stay dry and we will see you next month. #tinyqueens2017 #queens #education #selflove #groupeconomics #raisingqueens #inglewood #college #leaders #engineers #loyalty #happiness #strong #oneforus #queensmirror #affirmations #love #nextgen #rise #sistas #community #queenpark #nonprofit #financialliteracy #books #knowledgeispower #representationmatters

When Rain Falls :: my first design of 2019. Thank you for all the love on @hi.ravelry! It calls for two colors of fingering or sport weight yarn, and can be knit as a fade or with contrasting stripes. I can’t wait to see all the different color combinations! Special thanks to @piazadorasghost for modeling (btw she handspun her own gorgeous braids!!) and @jeremyanayabeauty for doing her makeup. I used @malabrigoyarn Sock in Lettuce and Indiecita. #circleofstitches #knittingpattern #knittinginspiration #moreshawlsplease #knitweardesign

Osato
(@osatoerebor)

2 Hours Ago

' Bloom of Renaissance ' ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ muse + styling: @destiniestyles hairstylist: @angelasbeautybox makeup artist: @malvarosebeauty concept + photography: @osatoerebor

I am still in a state of shock as to how good this production was. I've loved COMPANY for years, but I have never laughed and cried so hard. I saw it performed for the first time by somebody like me, who was telling my stories, and my experiences, and though the show is very well worn, I felt like I was seeing it for the first time. A truly personal, magical night. Also, Patti did the preshow recording telling people to "Turn OFF your phones. Trust me." #livinglegend @companywestend #gielgudtheatre #company #frontrow #frontrowcenter #daytickets #rushtickets #theatre #actor #actress #representationmatters #represent #actorslife #theatrepilgrimage #westend #broadway #musical #london #londoncalling #wanderlust

Chanty
(@radiant_ivy)

2 Hours Ago

Dear Black Girls, You can be anything or do anything that your heart desires. ❤️❤️ #representationmatters #blackhistorymonth #blackhistory365 #blackgirlsmatter #myblackisbeautiful #blackgirls #blackmodels #blackgirlmagic 📷: @celaiwest

This is one of my all-time favorite works of art! Seeing it in person is amazing! Bashi-Bazouk painted by Jean-Léon Gérôme in 1868. Interesting Fact: After the artist returned from a 12-week journey to the Near East in 1868, he dressed a model in his studio in the garments he had brought back from his travels. This work is meant to portray some of the soldiers that fought for plunder under the Ottoman leadership. The title Bashi-Bazouk translates as “headless,” meaning an irregular soldier of the Ottoman Army. This piece is included in the Celebrating Black People in Art collection at EnrichmentStudies.com. Link in bio. #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #blackhomeschoolers #blackhomeschool365 #representationmatters #homeschool #homeschooling
#enrichmentstudies #fineartpages #fineart #charlottemason
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#inmyelement #blackhistorymonth for my #stemdivas . . > Jocelyn Elders, MD (1933 - ) As the National Institutes of Health put it in their biography of Dr. Elders, she "grew up in a rural, segregated, poverty-stricken pocket of Arkansas." Although she was a biology and chemistry whiz in high school, she faced significant barriers in pursuing those areas. But after seeing a talk by Edith Irby Jones, MD, the first African American to graduate from the University of Arkansas Medical School, she was inspired to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor... Then, in 1993, President Clinton appointed her to be Surgeon General — the second woman and first African American to hold the position — where she was an outspoken advocate for health care reform and sex education. #aimforthegalaxy #myrolemodel .... read more at https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2017/02/141616/famous-black-women-in-stem . . . #fitandfabulousphdiva #myscientistlookslikeme #365black #sistasinstem #shedidthat #stemgoals #blackwomeninscience #wocinscience #womeninscience #representationmatters #femalescientists #femalechemists #blackneurosurgeon #wocinmathematics #africanamericansurgeongeneral #femalemathematicians #blackwomendoctors #blackwomeninengineering #steministas #girlscandosciencetoo #jocelynelders ✨✨🌟🌔✨💫✨☄️⭐

#palante!⠀ ...⠀ Reposting @cunyedu:⠀ ...⠀ "History in the making as CUNY appoints @queenscollegeofficial President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, an accomplished scholar, teacher, administrator and public servant, as the eighth Chancellor of CUNY. He is the first Latino educator to head the University. ⁣⁣⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ “I am immensely proud to have risen through the University’s ranks and am deeply honored to now have the opportunity to lead an institution I love and treasure.” – Chancellor-designate Félix V. Matos Rodríguez."

Dr Patricia Bath invented the Laserphaco Probe, which is used to remove cataracts. Dr Patricia’s probe made leaps in cataract treatment and made the procedure to remove it faster and more efficient. She also received her doctorate from Howard University and was also the first African-American woman to receive a patent in medicine.

So, this was an audiobook which is why we’re reposting various images. Interestingly enough, it’s been hard to find pics of #brothers reading this book. Yet the story revolves around #celestial and her love of two men, her husband #roy and her best friend #andre. 📚In fact, Roy’s imprisonment shines a light on Black men who are incarcerated, the generational element (the fact that men of different ages find themselves inside) and the implications this has for the women and children waiting for them outside. We don’t know enough about this subject to comment properly, but it would be fascinating to know how many people’s marriages and family dynamics can survive the strain of separation? 💁🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♀️What is the legacy? Whether the person is guilty or innocent, everyone suffers when someone gets locked up. This is a thorny topic and one many writers will continue to explore...let’s celebrate men and families, and love because ultimately it’s the love of dear ones that can give us hope in dark times. The gentleman in this picture seems to rate this book highly too..just sayin’ .... 📸 of #barackobama courtesy of @algonquinbooks #representationmatters#marriage#blackwriters#love#relationships#awardwinning#blackfemalewriters#blackexcellence#africanamericanwriters#africandiaspora#bookstagram#blackbooks#blackbookstagram#readsoullit#blacklove#atlanta#americansouth#bookworm#1000blackgirlbooks#prisonsystem#injustice#lovetriangle#teamroy#teamcelestial#essentialcurriculum

There is no “Thank you” big enough for the overwhelming outpouring of support and generosity from @kristenanniebell and everyone sharing and donating to my classroom/school/community. ❤️🙏🏾 Thank you... thank you... and thank you for every gift and every thought to give!! A special thank you to @kevinetaylor for starting it up early, and being the first person to donate months before I was even chosen for this post! *I still got you for a meal my brother!* 🤗🤜🏾🤛🏾 I am deeply grateful, and so excited for my kids!!!!!! 😆😄❤️ They are going to flip out! I’m thinking of as many ways as possible to share this blessing, and also to pay it forward to others. ❤️❤️❤️ . . #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #featuredteacherfriday #wonthedoit #kidsdeserveit #teachers #school #thankateacher #blackteachersmatter #blackmensmiling #representationmatters

a being
(@barbieswiftie)

50 Minutes Ago

Im so proud of h.e.r for winning a Grammy as a talented black /Asian woman .. I know how hard it is for women of color to get recognize in the media so for her to win a Grammy and be a woman of color is amazing . #representationmatters #filipino #blackgirlmagic💫

Italy: the architecture of the regime. Guerrini, Lapadula, Romano | Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana

I recently watched The Long Song, the moving story of a slave girl July, who lived on a plantation in 19th century Jamaica. When I saw this beautiful edition in a charity shop last week I had to pick it up. The author Andrea Levy sadly died at the young age of 62 yesterday. We listened to an obituary last night and learned that she found out, after writing the book, that it echoed the history of her own great grandfather, who was the son of a plantation attorney and his housekeeper. Andrea Levy played a huge role in raising awareness of the legacy of slavery in the Caribbean and the contribution of the Windrush generation in modern Britain ❤️ Thanks also to @nabookpodcast who spoke about her book Small Island in an early episode, I recommend listening if you are interested in diverse books.

When people say feminism is no longer relevant, when people try to argue that women are no longer oppressed or unrepresented it’s important to look at data like this for women in comparison to their male counterparts being represented in mainstream film.

Tembisa is in for a special treat with acclaimed author, storyteller and social entrepreneur, Dr Nomsa Mdlalose. She has published five children’s story books and some academic work and has been telling stories for many years in South Africa and internationally. In 2007 Mdlalose founded a storytelling company called Zintsomi and is also a founder of Kwesukela storytelling Academy. In 2015, she won an Imbokodo Award in the category of storytelling and languages . She is a full-time employee at Freedom Park Heritage in Pretoria where she designs and implements storytelling programmes for visitors of the museum. Mam Nomsa drew her initial cultural knowledge from her mother, Mfikane S’bongile Dlamini who has a gift in African spirituality and healing. She has just passed her Doctorate Degree at Wits, in folklore studies with a special focus on oral traditions of Africa. You get to experience Dr Nomsa Mdlalose at Tembisa Library on the 23rd of February. For more details and to RSVP, check out our events section. #representationmatters #iyil #internationalmotherlanguageday #loveyourlanguage #ethnikids #madeforme!🙌🏿

Our most recent addition to Sheni and Teni’s home library is none other than @phillynfriends’ “Who Do I See in the Mirror?” A book all about loving yourself just the way you are 🧡❤️🧡 * * We loved the illustrations and colours and our favourite page is showing in the picture. We loved going through all the parts of our bodies, describing them and I think Sheni literally wanted to sleep on it (second pic) 😂 * * The icing on the cake - each book bought empowers literacy in Africa....so get to buying 😁😁 Visit at @phillynfriends for more info. Peace and love, Sheni and Teni 💋

✊🏿 why Nana Dolls exist @hellonanadolls ・・・ This really touched us💕❤❤ @ynotkeeb • • • • • Issa self love story ❤ We hear it all the time now, that #representationmatters but when you didn’t grow up with it you have to put in A LOT of personal work to build yourself up and quiet all the negative voices. I felt like I was confident, put in work on myself, built a life and spaces that empowered me. BUT this doll brought back a sea of emotions and took me right back to young Keeb. Drop a ✊🏾 if you struggled with representation as a child. Or even now. Thank you @hellonanadolls for creating these!❤ I purchased mine from @kidsswagco . Watch the full video on why this doll brought me to tears over on my channel. Link in bio 👆🏾 . . . #blackwomenarepoppin #naturalhair #teamnatural #protectitvestyle #naturalchixs #blackbarbie #nanamakeba #miriammakeba #makeba #hellonanadolls #blackgirlmagic #xonecole #essence @fuseodg

Morgen viert Michael Jordan zijn 56e verjaardag. We staan hierbij stil middels het prentenboek - Salt in his shoes- geschreven door zijn moeder en zus. Lessen uit het boek; Wat is nodig om een kampioen te worden? Hard werken, volhouden en geduld. Michael Jordan een van de bekendste basketballers van de wereld, is ook bekend geworden vanwege zijn schoenen air jordan en zijn rol in de tekenfilm space jam. #michaeljordan #airjordan #spacejam #chicagobulls #champion #childrensbook #kinderboek #representationmatters

So many women are living with traumas from lack of presentation and from abuse about their complexion and more. When a woman hides her hair & cannot show it there is fear & trauma there. It's more than just wearing a weave sometimes. We have come a long way , Happy endings ❤️❤️❤️ #cleopatrasphilosophy✍🏿 ______________🖤_______________ Reposted from @fuseodg - ✊🏿 why Nana Dolls exist #repost @hellonanadolls with @get_repost ・・・ This really touched us💕❤❤ #repost @ynotkeeb • • • • • Issa self love story ❤ We hear it all the time now, that #representationmatters but when you didn’t grow up with it you have to put in A LOT of personal work to build yourself up and quiet all the negative voices. I felt like I was confident, put in work on myself, built a life and spaces that empowered me. BUT this doll brought back a sea of emotions and took me right back to young Keeb. Drop a ✊🏾 if you struggled with representation as a child. Or even now. Thank you @hellonanadolls for creating these!❤ I purchased mine from @kidsswagco . Watch the full video on why this doll brought me to tears over on my channel. Link in bio 👆🏾 . . . #blackwomenarepoppin #naturalhair #teamnatural #protectitvestyle #naturalchixs #blackbarbie #nanamakeba #miriammakeba #makeba #hellonanadolls #blackgirlmagic #xonecole #essence - #regrann

I enjoyed taking part in the panel with incredible women @cinziadambrosi @antoniaela @apolaroidforarefugee @photojournalism_hub , we presented and talked about projects on #domesticabuse and exploring #masculinity. Thought provoking and clearly as a society , we are all have a part to play in analysing and being conscious about how media shapes our perceptions of gender. #documentaryphotography #gender #womenphotographers #photojournalism #socialchange #wamaithanganga #representationmatters #london #shortfilm #imperialcollege

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