I did good lol, carefreeblackgirl looks for summer
i think i have found my muse
Dress - Thrifted; Bracelet - Forever 21
The Afro-Print Lookbook - The Date Night Look
Looks like im startin somethin in a few months
5 Ways to Follow the Publishing Industry
For the month of March, my goal is to get better at keeping up with the publishing industry. Why? Well, first of all because if I want to be published I feel like I shouldn’t be stumbling blindly into a industry with out-of-date information and no pulse on what’s happening. Secondly, because Random House and Penguin had a huge merger 2013 and I didn’t find out until a few weeks ago. So… clearly I need to pay more attention.
I’ve compiled a list of five resources that I already am using (or need to start using) to follow publishing news. I’m going to try to get in the habit of checking these out twice a week.
My Nigeria So Far
Snippets of finally living back home after 9 years. Captured among family and friends between Lagos, Aba and Umuahia. There’s the heat, the traffic and no electricity, but all that fades for the better moments- Yagazie Emezi
afro samurai bumps this when he gets psyched to slay dem fukbois
Its not only climate change but a myriad of other things that people can actually help combat by making changes. The Brazilian government recently just revoked a slew of laws that environmentally protected parts of the Amazon. The growing cattle industry, kept alive by the globe’s growing consumption of meat (the U.S is the second largest consumer of meat in the world), leads to deforestation, soil erosion and Co2 emissions.
If we loose the amazon, we loose the most biologically diverse place on earth, not to mention a major CO2 bank (meaning that the massive amounts of rain forests absorb large amounts of CO2 which in turn inhibits it from entering the atmosphere) along with the displacement and eventual degradation of all of the indigenous cultures and people who inhabit the Amazon and depend on it for their livelihood.
“In a way, her strangeness, her naïveté, her craving for the other half of her equation was the consequence of an idle imagination. Had she paints, or clay, or knew the discipline of the dance or strings; had she anything to engage her tremendous curiosity and gift for metaphor, she might have exchanged the restlessness and preoccupation with whim for an activity that provided her with all she yearned for.
Toni Morrison, Sula (via lifeinpoetry)
And like any artist with no art form, she became dangerous.”
Aderonke’s family was killed and she was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death in Nigeria – because she’s a lesbian. She fled to safety in the UK.
Now, they’re trying to send her back into danger. Aderonke, like dozens of other LGBT asylum-seekers, is stuck in a process that the UK government has already admitted to humiliating and abusing them. It doesn’t work or protect anyone.
But, if thousands of us speak out right now, we could get the Home Office to take the next step and halt the deportations. Will you sign the petition to Home Office Secretary Theresa May now?
Please sign the petition to stop her deportation! 70,792 people have already signed this petition. We’re almost at the goal of 75,000 signatures.