Ines;

cancer .. dreamer .. environmentalist .. free spirit .


“the truth is i’ve never fooled anyone. i’ve let people fool themselves. they didn’t bother to find out who and what i was. instead they would invent a character for me. i wouldn’t argue with them. they were obviously loving somebody i wasn’t.”
M.M


more me:
twitter.com/queennesertiti
http://concretejungle-eco.blogspot.com/

yagazieemezi:

ARTIST FEATURE:

Barron Claiborne started taking pictures at age ten after receiving a camera from his mother, at which point he decided, “God, maybe I’ll just do photography, then I won’t have to do anything else.” Claiborne went on to develop a true penchant for the craft, and created a unique style, working primarily in large format and experimenting with 8x10 Polaroid film in order to lend a bronzed, overly textured quality to his photographs.

Claiborne’s photographic influences are often derived from his Southern and African ancestry, and he uses his work as a canvas for representing the tales and oral traditions at the roots of his heritage. For the past 3 years, Claiborne has focused on the bodies of women, saints, and goddesses. His work has appeared in a number of publications including NewsweekNew York Times Magazine,Rolling Stone, and Interview.

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youreohsonatural:

Natural hair began as so much more than a hairstyle. Natural hair was African American’s gripping their race, their nationality, and the things that made them unique. For a long time, African American’s were oppressed, put down for their differences. The age of natural hair was the African American race fighting back, thrusting a fist into the air, and saying simply, “We are proud of who we are. We are proud to be different.” 

youreohsonatural:

Natural hair began as so much more than a hairstyle. Natural hair was African American’s gripping their race, their nationality, and the things that made them unique. For a long time, African American’s were oppressed, put down for their differences. The age of natural hair was the African American race fighting back, thrusting a fist into the air, and saying simply, “We are proud of who we are. We are proud to be different.” 

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yagazieemezi:

“VERKOEL” – COOL OFF BY THIRZA SCHAAP

During the hot summer days at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, locals frequently come to the beach to “verkoel“, which means “to cool off” in Afrikaans. A resident of Cape Town herself, BRANSCH artist Thirza Schaap shot this personal series documenting the sunny daily life of South African youth having fun at the beach.

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

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courtneyindepth:

being born black was and is the greatest gift

thank you Most High