Wanna be a writer? Find a different way to say “I’m going to the store” every single time you say it. Come up with nicknames for all of your friends. Ask people questions, welcome conversation from an outside perspective, do not drop a topic until you are satisfied. For every different room in which you find yourself on every single day, point out at least one thing that is there, but shouldn’t be there, and why it shouldn’t be there. Then take maybe ten minutes a week to get it down on the page. Writing only takes a long time when the only time you think about writing is when you are writing.Toni Morrison (via afrometaphysics)
TIA Talks: Mental Health Awareness
The notion that you always have to have it together is what’s crazy, not you. Mental Health has been coming up in a lot of conversations lately, and as someone who has her share of down moments, I’m here to say, you can make it. In this video I share five pick-me-ups that help me remember that balance is key and how to maintain it. And most importantly I want to say that you don’t have to feel bad about feeling bad.
My 5 Pick-Me-Ups…
1. Eat something & Drink water…let thy food be thy medicine.
2. Keep a Gratitude Journal…find at least one thing to be grateful for and write it down!
3. Move Your Body…dance, run, jump, or simply walk!
4. Smile… for no damn reason at all or because you can.
5. MUSIC!…listen to it, sing it, create it, just have it playing.
And clearly, I’m not a doctor, specialist, or any kind of healthcare provider so the message is not to cure depression, it’s just some ways to cope. How do you cope with down moments in your life? Let us know as we all need pick-me-ups in the various forms that we find them!
Summer Anthem 2014
I don’t fear losses.
Here is the video proof of my previous post about this officer forcing his way into my moms house (without legal documentation) and arresting my brothers friend without explanation. PLEASE REBLOG TO RAISE AWARENESS!!
I’m honestly appalled at this and I’m sorry this happened. Something similar happened to my dad’s friend (I watched this happen to my dad’s friend) so I can imagine how scary this must have been.
this just made me nauseous. all jokes aside.
I saw this via Facebook the other night & my heart broke to hear a black man begging an officer of the law not to be shot. && please don’t hit me with that he was resisting bullshit because he asked several times, why he was being bothered, why he was being placed under arrest
PASS THIS AROUNDI’m disgusted by this officer.
Police officers no longer make me feel safe. Fucking, assholes.
I’ve been looking for this video.
I can even finish this.
This has my entire body in goosebumps.
And tears forming in my eyes.
This is fucking disgusting.
makes my skin crawl
The FIRST premiere is HERE! Watch and fall in love with Robin and Charles. (Created by Jahmela Biggs & Directed by James Bland)
It’s dope, y’all.