Whippy Portland 🌉
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Come jam with me! I'll be teaching a #Lightwhip Workshop at Light Whip Chicago Sept 22-23 🔸Check @d_lectric 's profile for details
✨ #BitWhip by@antsonamelon
🎶 Is Anybody Out There?
@dnbvanguard Remix - BCee & @spydnb
💀 Bodysuit by @badinkastyle
👩🏼🚀 Cowl @crisiswear
I feel like I spend most nights after #burningman staying up into the early morning for a few weeks. Whether it's the reflection or my inability to switch between sleep schedules, it leads me to reexamine my lifestyle and relationships. // This year has been a rough one for anyone that's been around me, I transitioned jobs, houses and witness the death of two very powerful women in my family (and the turmoil that comes with it). I adopted a beautiful dog and undertook the project of a lifetime with my van, @sugarthespaceship. I did this all with some amazing friends and a partner who stuck it out with me, and others that couldn't resonate with what I needed of them. // I've learned what it means to ask for help and lean on people more than I have at any point before. I've learned that how people react to decisions you make is less about you and more about the shit they carry. I've learned it's not my job to make people happy, to mother hen them through navigating what they find offensive or apologize for how they do or dont reconcile that. I've learned that being honest is more important than being kind, but you dont have to be cruel about it. I've learned people want different things, and that's OK, but that shutting out friends and partners because of that is not. // I've learned to respect the journey, both my own and others, whether theirs serves me or not. // (One of my favorite photos taken by the lovely and talented @kimberlycrist)
“When you are in the present moment you don’t need time. You don’t want things to finish quicker. You don’t even want it to last forever” -Sahajananda 🔥 This year was for sure something different.... I didn’t get lost on the dance floor, chase certain artists I wanted to see, take billions of pictures, or make a schedule of any sort. I was present- enjoying moment by moment. I preferred conversations with perfect strangers, who then became friends, over dancing my dusty booty off at a crazy rager. I literally spent 3 hours lost in conversation with a lovely artist from Israel with @sumandmoon after a great sunrise 🌞 We wandered from art piece to art piece that night to morning. I didn’t even drink a thing except water! So grateful for this experience 🙏🏻 what was different for you this year? 🔥 photo by my amazing friend @treyratcliff ✨
I remember before I first went to Burning Man in 2012, I couldn’t imagine running around in pasties nor could I fathom posting it on Instagram. When my bff soul sister @mefriedland said “you can wear whatever you want, you can even go naked,” I just couldn’t imagine anywhere in the world I would feel that safe, that comfortable in my own skin... But NOW it made me feel so safe and comfortable, it’s hard to imagine myself any other way . That’s the power of Burning Man.. It transforms, it liberates, it radically expresses... I know other people grapple with how public they should be about their attendance at the event but at this point I’m pretty much out of the closet! Yup I’m a burner and I am proud of it! Leaving it out, pretending I’m someone I am not would be so inauthentic I can’t even imagine what that would look like. So ya this is me, being me and I love my Burning Man.. oh and I love my pasties! In fact, you can find me over on my @nestatunes feed writing a love letter to the person invented boob jewels right now. 😜#truth#authenticself#sometiemsthekingisawoman#radicalselfexpression#burnergirl#burner4life#burningman2018 *
Moments after having a complete breakdown in the middle of Esplanade feelings of self doubt, insecurities, and shame. I felt so confident and self-loving all day and the second a camera comes out I lose it all. I have to remember that I am beautiful and apart of this whole. I may not have the perfect supermodel body with the extravagant outfits you see on Instagram and running around on the playa but I am still a perfect embodiment of the divine just as anyone else. This emotional outburst was important for me to realize my worth and to really tune in to my divine essence. Growth 🌱 lol
You got a robot heart, but you’re all love. 🤖✨❤️ It’s been incredible to see all of the art, outfits, and writing around this year’s theme “I, Robot.” And thank you to everyone who shared their pictures and stories of wearing GSS on the playa. You guys make my day!
Just a desert babe rocking her braids on the playa. 🏜️ I absolutely love getting photos of you guys at events! 😍 If I've done your hair, color or braids and you have a really cool shot of it, send it my way!🙏 I'd love to share 🥰
Moments like this are everything ✨ Something so simple as frying up bacon and gifting it out brings so much joy and sparks so many funny conversations deep in the middle of the night 🥓✨🔮💫 what were some of the yummiest foods you got to try?
☽Never forget your own peace☾
When I was younger I put in a lot of effort to get my body to do the things I wanted. I was only doing what felt right for me and it gave back so much for my soul. Because of my depression and mental health I stopped going to the gym regularly and my body felt the effects of not stretching and working out. It sucks. I've been on the path of getting better and have focused on my body more as well, so I was really happy to get to be a bit of my bendy self on the playa. These photos are so relaxing for me and a great motivation to continue to work with myself to become who I want to be.
My meditation is usually a deep stretch session with myself. I lose myself in the sense of connection it gives me to my body. I definitely need to do more of them♡
Also, if anyone is wondering, this pose didnt seen harder in platforms until I stood back up. It shifts the stretch more towards your lower back which I'm SUUPER excited to use as a stretching hack at home!!
This art installation was amazing! When you walked in between the pillars of light, it felt as though you were in a hall of mirrors, only you were seeing other people, rather than your own reflection.
The lights were mesmerizing and I could have spent forever in that LED forest!