Take Some Time for You

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”—Audre Lorde

Even the greatest among us must remember to take some time for relaxation, a necessary component of self-care. Stepping back and taking a breath does not show weakness; rather, it shows your intelligence  and wisdom to let another take the reigns. Furthermore, it shows your strength by allowing someone else to have temporary leadership. This holiday weekend sit back and relax. Let someone else take charge. And, most importantly, take care of you.

The Beauty of the Butterfly

A friend of mine posted this quote by Maya Angelou, and I was so touched by it that I had to make a pictogram. In your darkest days, may you always remember your beauty and strength within.

Juan Ramón Jiménez Quote

If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.—Juan Ramón Jiménez


Just another reminder to always march to the beat of your own drum. 

Trumpkins Run Amok

Hey Trumpkins…what say you? Do you feel hoodwinked?

In the words of the great Malcolm X:

“Oh, and I say it again, you’ve been had. You’ve been took. You’ve been hoodwinked. Bamboozled. Led astray. Run amok!”

  • Travel ban – nope
  • Trumpcare – nope
  • The Wall – you know that’s not happening 

I would love to hear what all the Trump supporters have to say now. #Hoodwinked #Bamboozled

Mos Def Quote

Let’s spread love and not hate. #LoveWillWin

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Lecrae Quote

Take a knee…people riot. 

Take a bullet…people quiet.

—Lecrae

#TerenceCrutcher #BlackLivesMatter #StopKillingUs #LoveWillWin

Maya Angelou Quote

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.—Maya Angelou

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Bill Ayres Quote

A man not only needs to know how to fish, he needs to have the freedom to do it and a place to do it. That’s where community comes in. We have to help each other, and we feel government has a very important role therein.—Bill Ayres

Nelson Mandela Quote 

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”—Nelson Mandela

We Should All Be Feminists

Gender matters everywhere in the world. And I would like today to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: We must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently.—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists