002/365: Cold Summer Drinks On a Hot Humid Day

August 02

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Ice cold drinks on a hot humaid day…what more can one really say?

001/365: Bde Maka Ska Is So Extra…

August 01

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Morning walks in Minnesota can easily transition into swimming laps as shown here at Bde Maka Ska (formaly known as Lake Calhoun). Taking walks in the summer is ultimately one of my favorite pass times. This was taken from my phone and I’m shocked at how well the image looks.

365 Redo in August 2019

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365 redo

Good times, people, good times, and a hearty fail.

I am calling redo on my 365 project with project downgrades. Completing a 365 Project is still on my 1001 in 101 List and you best believe I’m gonna do complete this task if it’s the last thing that I do!

The first two tries were pretty good. I got to about a quarter of the year done then there were changes with the hosting that pretty much killed it. I’m going for another one folks and I’m determined! I can and will do a proper 365 project!

The Reason

One reason that I want to do 365 project is because it’s on my 1001 in 101 Days list. The second reason I am really interested in doing a 365+ blog post project is because I am interested in pursuing a project that will allow myself moments of real critical thought and creative exploration. By making a daily commitment to push my creativity and social activism to another level. I want to reinforce what I want to do with my blog by writing daily about what’s going on and flexing my photgraphy skills.

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The Rules

As much as I wanted to free ball this, I realized that I do have to have a bit of a game plan. I can’t just run into this and hope it works out…I did that before and well, you see where we are now. The simpler and more flexible the the guidelines the easier it will be to stick to the plan and do this wholeheartedly. Here’s what I go thus, far:

  1. Post 1 image a day for 365+ days on kissmypassion (can be images or videos.)

  2. Don’t think too hard, but like what you are posting

  3. Carry a camera & notebook everywhere (phone counts, too)

  4. Don’t be afraid to miss a day, but don’t completely just give up either

  5. Don’t go for perfect go for what feels good

  6. Use prompt list when out of ideas

  7. Add and subtract rules as needed

getting started

The official start date of this 365 project will be is Thursday, August 1, 2019. And I will plan to run this project through the end of Dec 31, 2020. I am looking forward to getting started and give this daily thing a go. If you follow me on Instagram expect to see some changes that goes beyond fashion into whatever else comes to mind. It’s now or never!

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Mahina

An online personality and storyteller in the realm of fashion, local Twin Cities life, and the empowerment of women of color and supporting communities of color. Generally spotted around town snapping photos, riding buses, and attempting to mind my own business.

Beyoncé's Homecoming is Every Black Ass Thing I Love

Homecoming has always been a huge deal and celebrated at colleges and universities across the States. Though the focus and theme of the concert showcased a homecoming experience, Beychella really showcased a part of HBCU Greek Life that makes the experience of attending HBCU’s so attractive. Don’t get me wrong, there will always be a campus/student life component people are searching for, but at the end of the day, it’s about a sense of community and belonging that will always be a winning factor. I mean come on what’s not to love about a community of Black people coming together and doing very Black things while minding their own Black ass business.

In case you missed it Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ had roughly 1.1 million viewers stateside. I can proudly say that I am apart of that 1.1 million and I have put in approximately 22.83 hours into watching the film since it’s release. I am in love all things Beyoncé and this film solidified that love even further. Homecoming embodies every black ass thing I love. Our culture, music, black greek life, dance, Beyoncé, black people, the black narrative from a black womxn’s perspective.

Beyoncé gifted us with behind the scenes footage and preparation for her Reign over Coachella, better known as “Beychella.” It’s hard to believe in 2019 that Beyoncé was the first black womxn to headline Coachella Music Festival since its debut in 1999, but then again, not really. The scene drawn by Beychella was pretty much every-black-ass-thing! Homecoming gives the masses just a glimpse into what makes HBC U’s different from all of the rest, which is basically dope ass blackness.

From the very beginning, I was excited and ready to see as much Bey as I would be allowed to by her highness. I had initially seen clips here and there from Beychella on Youtube & Instagram. I already had it in my head as few clips as possible before I would have a chance to take in the full-on experience when a full production viewing was released and then came Homecoming. Homecoming gave me LIFE, meaning, and realization. Can we just talk about the moment that will forever be branded in my mind and brought me to tears? That moment would be at 10:01 in the film Homecoming when Beyoncé is surrounded by blackness and busts out singing Lift Every Voice and Sing. BISSSHH, how dare you?!?

On a side note I was definitely judging all of the Black people that thought that the Black National Anthem was created by Beyonce when they first heard it. I am still appalled at the audacity. If you haven’t gotten yourself educated on the Black National Anthem scroll down to the very bottom of this post and collect your links.

So the music wasn’t new...so the fuck what?!? It was basically 2 magical musical hours of reliving Bey’s ultimate hits, and I’m not mad at it. Not only were we served with our favorites, but we also got to hear most of it remixed, chopped & screwed, the tempo changed, acapella, and so much more which made the performances that much better. It was basically a full-on Beyoncé concert experience where we got to see Solange, Destiny’s Child, her hubby, and family.


Get information on the National Black Anthem also known as Lift Every Voice and Sing by visiting one or both of the links provided at NAACP —>> Click Here << or here at The Grio —>>Click Here <<—.