Beyond Limits by Boris Pelcer. Acrylic and ink. 2012.
Photo by:Hira Mashkoor
Photo by:Oliur Rahman
Photo by:Z Molu
Sunny Saturdays 🍄🍄
Mariano Vivanco - 2011 (HD)
Kim Cattrall photographed by Harry Langdon, 1979.
To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.
— Deepak Chopra (via daffodillia)
Don’t mess with the Queen!
#yemaya #ogunte #orisacouture
starbucks (@starbucks) logo traces roots back to Africa.
Info via citizins (@citizins)
When you see that Starbucks logo, you probably think the same thing as me: “There’s that ‘smiling mermaid’ logo, there must be some good, but overpriced, coffee nearby”. Well what isn’t known to the world is that this is a picture of Yemayaa, also know through out West Africa and the Caribbean as Yemoja,Yemowo, Mami Wata, Janaína, LaSiren (in Vodou) is an Orisha – said to be a Goddess of the traditional Yoruba religion that was brought by the enslaved Africans of what is now Nigeria to the west. She is the patron of women, in particular, pregnant women. When slaves were transported across the ocean, it was said to be Yemaya who protected them on their journey and kept them safe. She is kind and giving. She takes a long time to anger but when she does, watch out, you have a hurricane on your hands. She is said to be the “mother whose children number as the fish in the sea” and that is why she is presented as a two-tailed mermaid.Yemaya is said to bring forth and protect life through all the highs and lows, even during the worst atrocities that can be suffered. She reminds women to take time out for themselves, to nurture their own needs and to respect their deserved position in life.
Happy Black History month everyone!
I thought it came from a “14th century Norse woodcut”.
You know what else happened in the 14th century?
The Atlantic Slave Trade. The beginning of 5 centuries of dispersion of African people, culture, and religion. So are we truly surprised that this orisha and her image made it to other parts of the world? Shouldn’t be.
Here is a collection of self-help books I picked from the library today. It has been an especially difficult day today. So, I read myself into a mood of love, of understanding,of moving and being moved.
'salt.' came, today. This poem touched me, just now. I thought of the muse..
stay chocolated. while you’ll hate your #melanin, I’m over here just trying to make mine do what it do!!! #flawless #darkskin #newvideo #youtube.com/xoDVF #DVFstaychocolated #spirulina #lemonjuice #DIY #facialmask #hyperpigmentation #melanite #Africa #love #childrenofthesun #knowthyself #xoDVF #vscocam #blogger