Freedom: . .Have you ever felt tired of being what you feel people expect you to be? 🤨 I think that is why things have gone so anti-tradition in the last decade. Like, from the traditional mindset of politicians and presidents, we end up with #trump. Like, models used to be thin or fit, but after #kimkardashian we end up with the #bodypositive and #droptheplus movements. 🤔 If you can map the tide, then you can ride the wave. 🏄🏾♂️🌊It’s so fascinating to me that change happens in these cycles. I was watching #equinimity by Dave Chappelle and reminded of this cause and effect of life. ☯️ Everything can work for good or bad it’s all in your perception. I like to think everything is good. Even Trump. 🙃 Like, because the general populous doesn’t think he will do anything for anyone but himself, there’s way more citizen activity with hurricane / wild fire relief efforts and now our eyes are open enough to elect politicians like #danicaroem and #andreajenkins. Trump literally ignited a country into action. 🤯 It goes to show, we all care. As the 🌍 keeps spinning and we find ourselves dealing with who we were and who we want to be remember it only takes a decision and the action to back it up. Be who ever. When ever. However, don’t forget about the brave men and women that paved the way for your freedom to be you. 😊 #newyearnewme#bethechange#growwiththeflow#veterans#emmittill#colinkaepernick#mlkjr#mlk#michaeljackson#freedomfighters
yesterday was #nationalblackwomensday and while i don’t need a specific day to celebrate fellow black women and myself, as a black woman, i do want to take the opportunity (as I’ll take any) to brag on us. From black women being the advocates and innovators to have #dougjones elected, to #cardib having her black girl magic golden year.. to #taranaburke igniting the #metoo movement as well as being a powerhouse for silenced women to be unashamed and heard.. to #andreajenkins being the first black and transgender woman elected in public office in the US.. to #tiffanyhaddish straight up killing shit as a women, comedian, and ball of light.. to #vilyles being the first black woman mayor in North Carolina... it’s just all proof of how magical we are. We don’t have to necessarily have these monumental moments the entire world can see like amazing women I’ve listed to be magical either. Simply being a bright, melinated, woman in this patriarchal world is a power force within itself. I encourage all of you (us) to live in your truths.. share your passions.. share your gifts.. we are OBVIOUSLY implementing change in this world.| . . . . . #nationalblackwomensday#blackwomen#wombman#blackgirlmagic#melinin#melinated#melinatedqueens#advocacy#blm#vsco#vscocam
Loved catching up with @shesgotgame1 yesterday! Thanks for making time for me on your LA trip, and can’t wait to hear all about your inauguration and the wonderful things you will do in Minneapolis! #andreajenkins
Had the honor of meeting newly elected Minneapolis City Council Member Andrea Jenkins last night at a fundraiser for the National Center for Gender Spectrum Health. Her words were so powerful and moving and she’s amazing! #andreajenkins
What an incredible night....Sitting with my girl Andrea Jenkins, who is the first openly transgender woman of color to be elected to office in the United States. This woman is inspirational, and phenomenal. A big thank you to her for everything she has done and will do. ❤ A true political hero.