This disturbing spring weather has me dreaming of lilac season..got a little tease this past Sunday @sycamorebklyn a very special place. These beauties will be blooming soon enough and filling the air w/magic. They remind me of Boston, a place where I grew and healed and radicalized and organized for 8 years. Then I left. Because sometimes you have to leave. A cold and complicated place that holds a special place in my heart and some really special people. I'm returning in the spring for a 10 year reunion and can't wait to hug people and smell the flower filled air. Lilacs grow wild alllll over the city and it's neighborhoods. They say things grow in abundance bc it is what those surrounding need. Its medicine the earth gifts us. I wonder sometimes if lilacs are so abundant in order to awaken people's cold hearts/spirits after winter...their scent and color against the grey spring days of awakening. Winter's are very hard in Boston. Little gifts of bright purple plants releasing their aroma to the wind to kiss our noses. The Olafactory system is quite powerful. I always say to people "the nose knows". Listen to it. Special little things of nostalgia, here and now, past and present. I hope you can smell some flowers today. I hope if you are feeling the winter seasonal feels compounded w/all the turmoil/shifting/white supremacy fuckery happening in and around us-one little add in you can do is be cliche and stop to smell the flowers. Even if at the store for a moment. And to my Boston loves-I will see you all soon, when the lilacs bloom💜💋🌿#lilacs#flowers#flowerpower#boston#brooklyn#femme#winter#spring#purple#purpleflowers#bloom#heal#grow#aromatherapy#flowerlover#stopandsmelltheflowers#vegan#plantbased#simmonscollege#veganlove#antianxiety#antidepressants#grounding#love#glow
Meet the Babes: Cyrah Dardas is Detroit Based multimedia painter and community organizer. Cyrah’s work examines modern American femme identity, specifically, in the context of blended families, mixed and multiracial people. Cyrah’s Persian heritage informs her interest in pattern, method of stylization, and composition. Early on in her life, Cyrah’s grandmother taught her to sew and she became prolific in garment making, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery. This early introduction to fiber arts has impacted her practice greatly, often using fabric within her paintings or, using textile pattern to inform her aesthetic decisions.
See more of her art at www.cyrah.art or at her ig: @cyrah_power .
🔊Interlude: TINA TAUGH ME "I think part of it is accepting that it's so much beauty in being black and that's the thing that, I guess, I get emotional about because I've always known that. I've always been proud to be black. Never wanted to be nothing else. Loved everything about it, just... It's such beauty in black people, and it really saddens me when we're not allowed to express that pride in being black, and that if you do, then it's considered anti-white. No! You just pro-black. And that's okay. The two don't go together. Because you celebrate black culture does not mean that you don't like white culture or that you putting it down. It's just taking pride in it, but what's irritating is when somebody says, you know, "They're racist!", "That's reverse racism!" or, "They have a Black History Month, but we don't have a White History Month!" Well, all we've ever been taught is white history. So, why are you mad at that? Why does that make you angry? That is to suppress me and to make me not be proud." @saintrecords
Zoeva lance pour cet été Des palettes de fards à paupières en format voyage 😱😍
Super idée je trouve 😉
J’en profite pour vous montrer mon beau bracelet de chez @tazirit_bijoux 💞
Des bijoux Magnifiques, très abordables fabriqués par des artisans dans Des villages aux quatre coins du monde 🌍
Grâce à cela, des villageois peuvent envoyer leurs enfants à l’école et vivre un peu mieux 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Je me suis dis que ça valait le coup que je vous en parle 😉😘
Em uma sociedade que lucra com a nossa insegurança, gostar de si mesma é rebeldia.| Too many women in too many countries speak the same language of silence. A woman should not have to be modest to be respected. #timeisup