"You realize you are not alone, right? No one in their twenties has life figured out. It’s okay to be a mess. You’re living."
Things my therapist told me today that almost made me burst out into tears. I need to remember this more often. (via holloweyes)
Needed this today!
ELLE MAGAZINE: The Alvin Ailey Dancers Take on Spring’s Best Dresses
Photography: Kathryn Wirsing
This is beautiful!
Nikyatu Jusu is a writer/director/filmmaker born in the US to Sierra Leonean-immigrant parents.
While completing undergrad at Duke University, she became enamored with the craft of film making, leading her to complete an MFA in film at New York University.
Her short films, African Booty Scratcher, Black Swan Theory and Say Grace Before Drowning have won her numerous awards, including a Director’s Guild Honorable Mention and an HBO Short Film Award. Say Grace Before Drowning also earned her a Spike Lee Scholarship, as well as a Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship. HBO has acquired her films.
Currently, she’s working on her first feature, Free The Town, to be shot on location in Freetown, Sierra Leone. We caught up with Nikyatu to discuss her first feature film, feminism on the continent, and what it takes to be an Afro-feminist in the film industry.
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In a new video from social justice-oriented T-shirt company FCKH8, several Ferguson children lampoon the excuses white people give to avoid getting involved in ending discrimination in America and deliver a call to action to stomp out racism.