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I am lover of all things beautiful and have an obsession with fabrics, textiles, and accessories. While communities of color tend to fuel the most innovative and creative concepts from fashion, food, technology, and in just about everything else in the world, there’s nothing more beautiful or powerful than sharing our own culture, narrative, fashion & style, art, ways of knowing, and ideas on our own terms. It’s just hard to figure out when and where we can connect.
A major long term goal and my personal mission is to embrace, support, and promote what’s going on in our communities. I am more into the fashion scene, but I really want to expand into other areas such as art, conferences, POC owned businesses/brands/services, community events, recognition of the good things that are happening, fashion shows, etc.
This is my plea begging for information from you. If you have information on what’s doing down in our communities, please let me know so I can pass the info along. It’s cool if there are events that are promoted for everyone to attend, but again I am on a search for events that support communities of color. I am also looking for culturally relevant events that are taking place in the Midwest/ Heartland region, as well. Let’s get the word out. Send information my way via email, contact forms or comment sections. Be forewarned, last minute events may not get scooped. Timing is everything.
Please, remember that I am a little bit bougie (though, my bank account respectfully disagrees), so VIP is always appreciated.
I can’t wait to see what events are coming up. Thank you in advance for your support and suggestions. I will see you out there!
Dear Women of Color,
It's important for you to know that your body is just one part of your whole being. You are more than your sex, you are more than the shell in which your inner goddess lives in. You are a magnificent being with a body, thoughts, energy, emotions, and beliefs. Let me remind you that you are entitled to have ownership of all of that.
Sometimes, it can be difficult to filter out which thoughts are your own versus societal norms and standards views that tell you your body, mind, soul, and energy are not your own. I have to say it again, it all belongs to you. And what is yours is not on display, for sale, or open to anyone that you don’t deem worthy.
It is not okay for anyone to ever touch your body without your explicit permission. That includes everything from the very ends of your hair to the very bottom of your soles.It all belongs to you and you alone. Nobody has the right to tell you what you can and cannot do with your body as long as you are not doing harm to others.
If you don’t want to hug someone, don’t hug them. If you don’t want to shake a hand, don’t shake a hand if you don’t want to kiss a cheek then don’t kiss a cheek. It is not your job to make your body accessible to anyone just because someone else wills it. You are the owner of your domain. Your domain will take care of you as long as you take care of it. Treat yourself well, Queen. Love yourself well, Queen. And don’t don't forget to adjust your crown, hold your head up high, and keep your eyes on the prize. Keep working hard, don’t lose hope, and never forget that you are in charge of you. .
xX mahina Xx