@Regrann from @michelleobama - Writing BECOMING has been a deeply personal experience. It has allowed me, for the very first time, the space to honestly reflect on the unexpected trajectory of my life. In this book, I talk about my roots and how a little girl from the South Side of Chicago found her voice and developed the strength to use it to empower others. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be. I can't wait to share my story. Please visit the website in my bio for more information. - #regrann#sundaysermon#firstlady#blackhistorymonth#herstory#leap
Super fun weekend 🎥 the incredible @dreamssoar team ✈️ in Daytona. Definitely a memorable moment interviewing @shaesta.waiz - Dreams Soar founder and the youngest woman to complete a solo flight around the world in a single engine aircraft to inspire the next generation of STEM and aviation professionals. Checkout the great work #dreamssoar is doing. We can’t announce what we are filming for yet🤫but soon!
#aviation#stem#shaestawaiz#herstory#panasonicgh5#ursaminipro 📷 @dana_explosions
Week 8: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Heirloom
My family is fortunate enough to have seen several family heirlooms over the years. I’ve written about my great grandmother’s doll, but this time I wanted to highlight another heirloom and childhood memory. I hope that you think about and remember the heirloom that your family possess. Take care of them, share their stories with the young, and preserve them for the next generation.
Learn about The Bull Whip here: http://www.kinfolksfamilyhistory.com/apps/blog/show/45439459-the-bull-whip
So, you've all met our baby/mascot, Maximus. But allow us to introduce you to Ellie!! Today marks her one year anniversary with us since we announced her adoption after failing miserably with fostering. We fell in love and couldn't imagine giving her up. Ellie came to us from Ohio, where she was in a high kill shelter, where her chances of survival were slim. A local rescue, Sadie's Safe Harbor Canine Rescue pulled her and transported her here, along with several other dogs. They were the lucky ones. Many rescues pull as many animals as they can, as often as they can from high kill shelters (meaning the animals WILL be put to sleep if not rescued). But they rely on fosters, volunteers and donations to make this happen. If adoption is not for you, PLEASE consider volunteering, fostering or donating to your local rescues. Without a strong foundation of amazing people who care wholeheartedly for animals, these dogs and cats would not stand a chance. Ellie would not be with us...sadly, she would have been euthanized. The seniors, the disabled and the black dogs/cats are especially overlooked, and end up being put to sleep...and what's even crazier is that there are healthy puppies, kittens, surrenders (meaning their families gave them up for whatever reason), purebreds, you name it, who also end up in these unforgiving shelters, who don't give them much time or much of a chance for survival. So please consider making adoption your first option. Let's get them all out of the shelters. ❤✌🐾 #adoptdontshop#rescuedismyfavoritebreed#dogsofbuffalo#buffalodogs#ilovemydog#adoptedandloved#gotchaday#oneyearanniversary#rescuedogsofinstagram#seniordogsrock#pitmix#myrescuedog#iloveher#mybaby#dontbuywhileshelterpetsdie#herstory#myellie#dogs#dontbuyadopt#mylove#fosterfail
Violet Oakley met fellow artists Jessie Willcox Smith and Elizabeth Shippen Green at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (@pafacademy), the nation's oldest art institution. Together, the three lived as "committed sisters," as their lesbian relationships were not publicly recognized during their lifetimes. Their wonderful estate, where Oakley, Smith and Green painted and created, provided them an alternative to heterosexual society.⠀
A renowned illustrator and muralist, Violet Oakley was the first American woman to receive a public mural commission, which was for the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg. She excelled in a field dominated at the time by men.⠀
Violet Oakley died on this day in 1961; she rests eternal in @historicgreenwood. Learn more via link in bio.⠀
Image: "Self-Portrait" (1919) by Violet Oakley, from the @natlacademy, New York. Via @hyperallergic. ⠀
👏👏👏👏👏@michelleobama - Writing BECOMING has been a deeply personal experience. It has allowed me, for the very first time, the space to honestly reflect on the unexpected trajectory of my life. In this book, I talk about my roots and how a little girl from the South Side of Chicago found her voice and developed the strength to use it to empower others. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be. I can't wait to share my story. Please visit the website in my bio for more information.
No matter where you are in the world, Surround yourself with a community of women that will be down enough to discreetly tell you when your track is slipping, help you lay your edges or 😂 tuck the tag on the dress she knows you plan to return, makes no judgements on how you live your life, but will be there to give you constructive advise. Will fix your crown when it tilts, and lift you so high you will think your wearing stilts #SisterSunday •
Join @blackgirlkhronicles in Morocco this summer for a formation of sisterhood June 14th-20th at @peacockpavilionshotel 🇲🇦✈️✨👑 1 International table | 12 seats only (halfway reserved) 👆🏽 click the link in the bio for the application and travel details.
DISCLAIMER: This is not an ordinary travel experience. It’s been curated for those that possess a level of comfort sharing their #BlackGirKhronicles in front of the camera for the second BGK doc-Series 🎥 •
“Taking Black Girl Magic Worldwide”
So this young man @reem.92_ & @lyricdanae still have me on cloud 9 from yesterday with their performance for my music video!!!! But of course i have a story to tell about it .
So i was looking for two dancers that had to be perfect and my good friend Sedric sends me to his cousin’s page. I was hooked and wanted him so bad! I was waiting on him to call me because i already had the lovely AMAZINGLY TALENTED Miss Lyric on board from her reaching out to me in my DM.
So he tells me he has a rehearsal that he has to go to in Philly where he is from and can’t make it. I’m bummed and the next day just when I’m ready to keep searching he tells me he’s down! He took the mega bus all the way from Philly to New York at 4:30 in the MORNING, then to Harlem where i picked him up...because when he heard my song he just knew he would have to do whatever it took to be apart of it! .
Yesterday...we made #HERstory and I’m just so happy that everything came together! I don’t need anyone to believe in me because i believe in MYSELF! ⚡️
That’s all it takes! I made this happen on my own!!! Through BOBBI STORM LLC and NO ONE can say i owe them ANYTHING! Thank you so much @newd4yjovi for you direction 🎥 and your amazing team @ronin_trigger Mo, Tila, @newyork_rae_living ( i couldn’t have done it and stayed sane without you to the point where I’m getting my makeup done and she’s stuffing my medication in my mouth! #bffGOALS ) @evie_blanco for all of your patience and hard work yesterday! I KNOW that this will be legendary and I’m grateful for all of you! ❤️ #thestormiscoming
Watch @abc13houston tonight at 10pm to know why we call @dririshea a history maker.
Had to take #babyLoretta
to @newlightcc Friday night to witness #herstory#blackhistorymonth#womensupportingwomen
because I know you want the details... Pastor Irishea Hilliard
#kimroxie dress: @hautemother
my headwear: Callie Watson 40 plus models vendor