Hello Sunday 🌤 our community has a lot going on right now + my day is about to get a little crazier // I thought I would share a human who can lighten up any situation // This girl is beauty + strength // so proud of her work on + off the dance floor // I need to take note from here with her nightly workouts // Stay safe everyone // sending light to all of you.
Song: Stone cold
Let us be very clear....you are who you are and the best thing you can do is live up to that notion!!
🤳🏼 via @lindybarber
Be a tough woman. Be a strong woman. Be an outspoken woman. Be a loud woman. Be a forceful woman. Be a confident woman. Be you.
Believe in yourself. Believe that you are worth it. Believe that you are good enough.
Never be afraid to be who you are. Your story is worth it. You are strong enough. You are heard. Speak out.
I am with you. I am here for you. I believe in you.
This has proven to be true time and time again. If you want to build a collective consensus to act on something, your message needs to be authentic, relatable, personable and it needs to hit the nail on the spot. This is why I’m really big on authentic story telling and love to share with you both stories of mine and other inspirational women and leaders I meet along the way who shape and inspire the UnikBlends journey. If you want people on board with you and trust you, you need to be transparent and give them full access to your journey. Share with me how someone’s story has really lifted you! Cheers to a story-sharing Saturday! 💪🌎🌿😙
to when our lovely Lynda hit 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ classes earlier this week!! Congratulations! No one else can make 100 look so easy and 5:45a look so good!! 💞💪
campaign with Mallory Trovato of @healthy_tucker
was a symbol of sustainability and cultural diversity and how both are not mutually exclusive. When you partner with sustainable businesses, it is not only a sign of commitment to better the world with eco-conscious choices but also a learning experience for both businesses and respecting and acknowledging how different cultures influence the type of business we run. UnikBlends' journey is inspired by our love for indigenous African fabrics and the sustainable wonders they present. And Healthy Tucker is inspired by the healthy and sustainable food options that Mallory grew up with as part of her Italian heritage. This cultural exchange is so vital to build capacity and knowledge amongst small ethical and sustainable businesses to structure their business strategies and engage in actions that truly make a different to both the planet and the people. Share with me about some of your collaborations and what you have learned from them! 💪🌎🌿😙
Model: @mallory__xoxo @healthy_tucker
This beautiful quote by Maya Angelou is something that resonates with me every single day. Imagine if all of us had no independent thought and we all thought the same things all the time. I'm of the strong belief that the world's complex problems can be solved with diversity and the first step is to actually acknowledge that everyone of us is unique and bring different strengths and values to the table. Cultural, ethnic, and gender diversity are fundamental to understanding that there is more than one way to look at things and solutions can be found with varied perspectives. In light of that, I would like to wish all my Hindu followers a fabulous Diwali. Diwali is the festival of lights and it symbolises the victory of light over darkness and good over the evil. No matter how dark or tough life may seem now, it will soon be illuminated with goodness and you will find your path. All you need is the strong belief that kindness and courage will prevail. Cheers to a fabulous week ahead, may your journey be lighted with the brightest of lights to give your clarity and guidance xoxo 💪🌎🌿😙
Wear it like a weapon. #vote
If I choose to devote myself to you, I am utterly and unconditionally yours. I will treasure you with everything I have. I will protect you with every ounce of strength I can muster. You will never go a day wondering if someone values the entirety of you. It doesn’t matter if it has been a month or five years. My commitment is bulletproof 🌹💍#arlucas #beautyandstrength #passion #iwillprotectyou #angels
" Focus In Harmony "
This is one of many illustrations I did for my semester of college art class a while back. I had a student there take a photo of myself as reference and made this, adding my own little artistic flourishes. The clothes are meant to sort of morph into the skin, which is why there are no typical separation lines between cloth and body. Originally, I wanted to draw two connected fists intertwined with one another, resulting in drops of blood falling from inbetween the two and into the center of where they were connected. A sort of metaphor for destructive cycles. However, I don't think that was realistic enough for my art teacher (which I understand), so she suggested I do something else, and, tadaaaa!
Now it's a symbol of the power derived from balance.
Tools: Charcoal sticks, Pro Art Rough News paper, Staedtler Mars Lumograph pencils.
Thank you and enjoy!
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On any given day this is how you’ll see me.. No makeup, nothing against it, but at one time I became a master at using makeup to cover the bruises.. I won’t wear weave, because at one time I had no choice but to wear weave to hide the bald spots in my head from having my hair pulled out.. I had to hide so much, so now I just choose to be me.. kinky hair and all.. I’m not sure about all this gray yet.. that may have to be covered.. 🤷🏽♀️. Just remember that even the most put together person can be hiding or suffering in silence.. So pay attention to those around you. Offer some kind words.. a little compassion goes a long way. #imasurvivor #domesticviolenceawarenessmonth #beautyandstrength #naturalbeauty #idontlooklikewhativebeenthrough #godsgrace #fitmom