Photos by:Bikramjit Bose
"A Bride’s Tale ;Editorial from Harper’s Bazaar Bride India"
Black Venus Project by Maxim Vakhovskiy
Vakhovskiy is a portrait photographer living in Charlotte, North Carolina. His work is mainly dedicated to celebrating the beauty of black women.
Check the comments section of this Clutch Magazine article for more commentary on this project - from both women who modelled for Vhakovsky, and those who question the politics of a photo project like this. See more from the photographer at the links below.
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I am trying to finish my last semesters at UT Austin, but have run into some unexpected financial hurdles. Please help me finish college!
As some of you know, I dropped out of college temporarily for this semester due to some unexpected financial issues. I currently owe UT Austin $4,000 and until I pay this loan back in full, I cannot resume my university education.
The last few months have been marked by some intense soul-searching, prayer & meditation, and doing everything I can to find or create small miracles. I picked up a minimum wage job at a local thrift store & have divided my time between working & busting my ass to make it to every UT Spitshine Poetry Slam team practice and They Speak youth slam planning meeting or workshop/slam ‘cause poetry & prayer be the only things holding me together these days. I’m tryna return to UT Austin in the fall to complete my last three semesters. If I accomplish that, I will receive a B.A. in English and African & African Diaspora Studies, becoming the first person in my family to graduate college. This is huge for me; and if you know my mama, you know she been putting in work since day one so I would bring home a degree one day.
Please donate what you can & spread this campaign like wildfire. Everything helps. It takes a village.
I love this woman in the most inarticulate ways. She knows this, and now you do too. If you can’t give, reblog. If you can’t reblog…then you jus’ selfish.
Everyone who reblogs this will get the title of a book to read based on their bio/posts.
Everyone. I mean it.
THIS IS THE BEST POST
I HAVE EVER SEEN
they really do mean everyone
1.Things are what they are sometimes.
2. Trust your love and what you have to offer.
3. We aren’t perfect but I do think that we find ourselves within our flaws.
4. Make sure you have balance within your love life, personal life and friendships.
5. Don’t lose sight of who’s been in your…
This is art
(Source: sammylumpkins, via myqween)
"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.."
Margaret Atwood (via biscodeja-vu)
Our Maafa (African Holocaust)
Husband consoles wife at the auction block.
David Newton’s superb memorial guarantees that these souls will forever be remembered in the universally honored spirit of triumph over adversity.
(David Newton’s Freedmen Memorial Park – Dallas, Texas)