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Yes to darkskin girls in bright vibrant colors ✨🌺

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It’s 1:26 in the morning. I am crying.

this been in my notifications all day who brought this shit back!

We assume others show love the same way we do — and if they don’t, we worry it’s not there.

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Everyone has their own love language. That’s one of the most important lessons I’ve ever learned.

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I have to remind myself of this constantly.

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mmm yess 
& everyone is in their own process of loving themselves n come w/ different types of trauma that impacts the way they love others & themselves… 
& in this reminder be gentle & patient w/ ourselves n the other persxn

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That’s something I literally can’t get over. How plantations aren’t viewed as sites of genocide and as representative of some of the most extreme evil humanity has ever done. 

You can visit a plantation and they won’t even talk about slavery. It’s common to get married on plantations.

Being a Californian this was all very off-putting to me when I visited Georgia. I love Black people and Black culture in the South but it’s still the South. 

things we hated as children:
being spanked and naps
things we love as adults:
being spanked and naps




Color My Fro: A Natural Hair Coloring Book for Big Hair Lovers of All Ages

31 big-haired fairies, mermaids, warriors, models, cheerleaders, and fierce divas grace the pages of this coloring book celebrating the beauty of black women and natural hair. At each turn of the page, a new natural hair inspired illustration greets you.

The Colorful Adventures of Zoe & Star: An Activity and Coloring Book

Tired of the lack of diversity in children’s coloring books? Meet Zoe and Star, two adventurous African-American girls who just love to have fun! Follow them throughout over 45 fun-filled coloring and activity pages that inspire creativity, promote self-confidence and celebrate diversity.

Crystal Swain-Bates…

holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Florida State University and is an avid world traveler. Crystal is an author and the owner of Goldest Karat Publishing, a boutique publisher of educational non-fiction titles, coloring books, and entertaining children’s books aimed at African-American audiences. Goldest Karat’s goal is to fill the diversity gap in traditional publishing by providing readers with high quality books featuring characters of African descent.

I want one

These are lovely


The Rare Leaf: Yoruba legends and love stories by Olabode Ogunlana

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Photography: Gregory F.
Makeup: Alyson Perry


She is gorgeous!!!

goddess status

Sooooooooo hay my boo 😍😍😘😘😘😘





#YesAllWomen. Yes indeed.




#YesAllWomen. Yes indeed.