Every child should be allowed to play...
out in the light of the sun
and splash through puddles with little toy cars
in blissful days of fun
every child should be able to run
through a field of undiscovered dreams
with a heart and mind as carefree as hair blowing through the breeze
but instead they come undone
crying in cages for mommy and daddy who they’ve literally been torn from
cowered in a corner holding the crumpled paperwork of their mother
forced to memorize the number
of an aunt who will protect them if any one of their captors would choose to call
broken by terrified memories that will never be erased at all
every child should be able to laugh
as easy as the wind
instead of the brutal aftermath of the sin we left them in
what comes of the brutal aftermath
of the sin we left them in?
This stopped me in my tracks. as the mommy of boys i’m always confronted with this silly standard we put on boys to be “tough” - to be “hard” - to not cry- to not express their true feelings and emotions. it’s devastating! we encourage girls to be creative - to be colorful - to be expressive. but with boys we give them these rules about how being a man means being emotionless. i teach my boys to honor their feelings - to use their words - to be able to actually express how they feel. it might sound crazy but i believe this is a way to change the world too.
i pray we can “viva la vida” and stop perpetuating these traps! live your life!!!!! 🌟🌟🌟 tell me your thoughts and experiences - either as a man, a mother to a son, a sister to a brother, or a father to a son.
it’s soooo deep!!! 🌊 🌊 🌊 big love to artist @villanaart for stirring this in me today.
My beautiful love,
i love everything about you! i love everything about the love you give to all of our beautiful babies. your commitment, your passion, and the way you both grow and love deeper and deeper every day, every week, every month, every year! i love how silly you are, how crazy you are, how special you are and how much all of us (especially our kids) get to learn for your endlessness and ceiling-less-ness ;-). you are totally one of one and we cherish you! happy father’s day everyday!! @therealswizzz 😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️🌟🌟🌟🌈🌈🌈😘😘😘 and to all the special fathers in the world 💕💕💕!
Congratulations @thedeancollection 20 winners!!! 🎉 last month, my love @therealswizzz and i asked all the creatives (worldwide!) to send in their creative work and business plan to see how they would use $5k to further their career. the response was amazing which made it extremely difficult to pick the first #tdc20 winners... out of more than 5,000 entries!! the world is ready for more and we will be bringing more opportunities like this. this is just the beginning!!! @thedeancollection
🎊🎉 congratulations to
@tongonewild @fadi.alhamwi @warrenart @artbyrada @ekenemaduka @daniellle_roberts_ @pierre.christophe.gam @sara_rahbar_ @shaninadionna @fletcherwilliamsiii @rimonguimaraes @tandafrancis @hanasagini @zackie_tlk @ayobola.k @starmanfunk #pendadiakite #emmalindsay #kimanibeckford #erwinskipbrea
Just finished this sick women’s writing camp!! i love supporting these amazing female writers, producers, engineers and creative minds! and there are so many more incredible ones!! can you believe of almost three thousand pop songwriters credited last year, only 12% were female. only 3% of engineers are female. one of them is @anntasticlv. only 2% of producers are female. one of them is me. crazy! our world is 50/50. isn’t it time for our industry to reflect that? #sheisthemusic
tag the incredible women you know!!! 👏🏽 👏🏽 👏🏽
Ohhh this is deep! what do u think about this? i always love hearing your mind. hope you’re having a beautiful sunday! 💜🌟💜
My wish for us all is to love and adore ourselves just as much as we do everyone else!
sending you 🌟🌟🌟 on this beautiful saturday!!
I just love her 😍