T - 30.2h to Reykjavík, Iceland.

06:49

I am traveling this year to the lovely Reykjavík, Iceland to disconnect and reconnect with my inner being. I know one does not have to travel to do all these internal things, but it is pertinent to my internal being.

Unapologetically me.  Over the last two years, I’ve experienced a transformation unparalleled to my own understanding. But I have discovered that the answer to inner turmoil is not necessarily the answer to inner peace. I no longer seek answers to things outside of me, rather an inner acceptance to the things within. Beautiful people do not just happen, they grow their beauty from purpose, kindness, and constant inspiration. Today, I am expressing this transformation by being unapologetically me. I do not need the outside world to accept who I am, I need myself. But I will continue to recycle the beautiful people and things that have touched me into some form of self-expression.  |nr

Unapologetically me.

Over the last two years, I’ve experienced a transformation unparalleled to my own understanding. But I have discovered that the answer to inner turmoil is not necessarily the answer to inner peace. I no longer seek answers to things outside of me, rather an inner acceptance to the things within. Beautiful people do not just happen, they grow their beauty from purpose, kindness, and constant inspiration. Today, I am expressing this transformation by being unapologetically me. I do not need the outside world to accept who I am, I need myself. But I will continue to recycle the beautiful people and things that have touched me into some form of self-expression.

|nr

13:18
YES YES YES TO THIS POST!
FOREVER REBLOGGGGG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THIS!

mother-of-the-earth:

regenerrations:

thedirtyhippie:

goefframsay:

thegrumpiesttortoise:

feministbatwoman:

karnythia:

camerahippy:

youngblackandvegan:

beautifullybananas:

lovelyandbrown:

onlyblackgirl:

youngblackandvegan:

astoldbywhit:

youngblackandvegan:

nuttyproff:

Timing. 

hey, baby’s gotta eat
black mommy excellence

I don’t support breast feeding in public places. Sorry not sorry. I just think there is a time and place for everything.

the time is when the baby is hungry
and the place is where the mother is able to feed the baby
everyone is always critiquing black motherhood and here we have a black woman not only graduating but giving her baby the nourishment it needs 
i think there’s a time and place for your negativity
and it’s not now and it’s not on this picture

Shut the fuck up, the time and place is when the baby is hungry and wherever you are at where that might happen. what do you expect her to do? leave her graduation and go home because your childish ass can’t deal with seeing part of a boob? How do you think your dumb ass got here? She is using her breast for what it was created to be used for and you’re upset. shut the fuck up and get the fuck out. No one needs to stop nurturing and raising their child because it makes YOU uncomfortable. Also, lets talk about the fact that MANY babies will not feed from a bottle, so pumping before hand may not have been an option and the simple fact that babies who are not breastfeed, not only have a higher mortality rate, but in general are in better health all around. So you telling women to prioritize making other people over breastfeeding their child, is literally hurting the baby. 

The sista nourished her mind. Now she trying to nourish her baby in middle of the biggest day of her life.Give her an award, dammit.

No one said anything about her being black and therefore this is in no way shape or form a race issue. The baby is hungry and needed to be fed but she could have at least covered herself up a bit rather than expose herself to everyone around her. You wouldn’t like to see a man walking around with his penis exposed, therefore the same rule should apply to women. A different opinion isn’t necessarily a wrong/bad one.

child
breasts are not the same as genetalia
gone somewhere with this foolishness because you not saying anything of substance

This would be awesome if she used a cover up. I don’t care if she’s Black or not, nobody wants to see her breast hanging out whether it’s at graduation or on the side of the street. They literally create blankets for that reason! I’m tired of people adding race to something to defend something that’s wrong. She’s a beautiful, strong Black woman who made an amazing feat while taking care of her child. THAT IS AMAZING and I am happy for her! But she doesn’t need to expose her breast, sorry bout it. Congrats to her and she should feed her baby when she hungry, but cover up.

You put a blanket over your head on an 80 degree day, get really close to another person & eat. Let me know how that feels. Oh wait, you don’t want to do that? Neither do most babies. Despite the hype, showing the same amount of skin for nursing that you do in a swimsuit isn’t actually a problem. Don’t like it? Don’t look.

The bolded. 

Stop sexualising parts of women’s bodies. Just stop it.

she aint even showin that much boob anyway like come the fuck ON

To the woman that made the time and place comment: breasts are not genitalia, and shouldn’t be sexualized in the way you are sexualizing them. You are a woman! You should be empowering other women to break the barriers men have constructed around us. Race isn’t even the issue in that photo, at all. It’s the fact that women are having their bodies sexualized by OTHER WOMEN. How ridiculous.

WHY THE ACTUAL FUCK SHOULD SHE COVER UP FEEDING HER DAMN BABY. Y’all need to stop being so fucking childish. Don’t wanna see it then close ya damn eyes. Fucking baby need to eat.

I usually like to avoid conflict but I just cant ignore this..”You wouldn’t like to see a man walking around with his penis exposed, therefore the same rule should apply to women " SORRY BUT I DO NOT SEE HER VAGINA HANGING OUT. I see a very *small* part of her nipple. Something I see males showing in public quit often. 

13:18

YES YES YES TO THIS POST!

FOREVER REBLOGGGGG THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THIS!

mother-of-the-earth:

regenerrations:

thedirtyhippie:

goefframsay:

thegrumpiesttortoise:

feministbatwoman:

karnythia:

camerahippy:

youngblackandvegan:

beautifullybananas:

lovelyandbrown:

onlyblackgirl:

youngblackandvegan:

astoldbywhit:

youngblackandvegan:

nuttyproff:

Timing. 

hey, baby’s gotta eat

black mommy excellence

I don’t support breast feeding in public places. Sorry not sorry. I just think there is a time and place for everything.

the time is when the baby is hungry

and the place is where the mother is able to feed the baby

everyone is always critiquing black motherhood and here we have a black woman not only graduating but giving her baby the nourishment it needs 

i think there’s a time and place for your negativity

and it’s not now and it’s not on this picture

Shut the fuck up, the time and place is when the baby is hungry and wherever you are at where that might happen. what do you expect her to do? leave her graduation and go home because your childish ass can’t deal with seeing part of a boob? How do you think your dumb ass got here? She is using her breast for what it was created to be used for and you’re upset. shut the fuck up and get the fuck out. No one needs to stop nurturing and raising their child because it makes YOU uncomfortable. Also, lets talk about the fact that MANY babies will not feed from a bottle, so pumping before hand may not have been an option and the simple fact that babies who are not breastfeed, not only have a higher mortality rate, but in general are in better health all around. So you telling women to prioritize making other people over breastfeeding their child, is literally hurting the baby. 

The sista nourished her mind. Now she trying to nourish her baby in middle of the biggest day of her life.

Give her an award, dammit.

No one said anything about her being black and therefore this is in no way shape or form a race issue. The baby is hungry and needed to be fed but she could have at least covered herself up a bit rather than expose herself to everyone around her. You wouldn’t like to see a man walking around with his penis exposed, therefore the same rule should apply to women. A different opinion isn’t necessarily a wrong/bad one.

child

breasts are not the same as genetalia

gone somewhere with this foolishness because you not saying anything of substance

This would be awesome if she used a cover up. I don’t care if she’s Black or not, nobody wants to see her breast hanging out whether it’s at graduation or on the side of the street. They literally create blankets for that reason! I’m tired of people adding race to something to defend something that’s wrong. She’s a beautiful, strong Black woman who made an amazing feat while taking care of her child. THAT IS AMAZING and I am happy for her! But she doesn’t need to expose her breast, sorry bout it. Congrats to her and she should feed her baby when she hungry, but cover up.

You put a blanket over your head on an 80 degree day, get really close to another person & eat. Let me know how that feels. Oh wait, you don’t want to do that? Neither do most babies. Despite the hype, showing the same amount of skin for nursing that you do in a swimsuit isn’t actually a problem. Don’t like it? Don’t look.

The bolded. 

Stop sexualising parts of women’s bodies. Just stop it.

she aint even showin that much boob anyway like come the fuck ON

To the woman that made the time and place comment: breasts are not genitalia, and shouldn’t be sexualized in the way you are sexualizing them. You are a woman! You should be empowering other women to break the barriers men have constructed around us. Race isn’t even the issue in that photo, at all. It’s the fact that women are having their bodies sexualized by OTHER WOMEN. How ridiculous.

WHY THE ACTUAL FUCK SHOULD SHE COVER UP FEEDING HER DAMN BABY. Y’all need to stop being so fucking childish. Don’t wanna see it then close ya damn eyes. Fucking baby need to eat.

I usually like to avoid conflict but I just cant ignore this..”You wouldn’t like to see a man walking around with his penis exposed, therefore the same rule should apply to women " SORRY BUT I DO NOT SEE HER VAGINA HANGING OUT. I see a very *small* part of her nipple. Something I see males showing in public quit often. 

07:48

Melissa Cooke is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin in fine arts. She creates what can only be referred to as graphite paintings, as she states ” I create my work by applying thin layers of powdered graphite to paper with a dry brush.”The effect is amazing, the end result is a hyper realistic drawing

07:48

Melissa Cooke is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin in fine arts. She creates what can only be referred to as graphite paintings, as she states ” I create my work by applying thin layers of powdered graphite to paper with a dry brush.”The effect is amazing, the end result is a hyper realistic drawing

(via lunenymph)

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