You didn’t come with a handbook.
When you came into the world society itself has a set standard that you will strive to live up to but you didn’t come with a handbook. Who is to tell you what limitations you will have and which ones you will conquer. You didn’t come with a handbook, there’s no more comparing your life to someone else’s, no one goes through the same thing the same way. Become you own person and if someone is to tell you that you’re wrong you don’t have to sit and listen. Educate them on how the world is diverse in ways no one will fully understand. You didn’t come with a handbook, stop trying so hard to follow the rules someone else set. Break every record, and then break every record you set yourself. The only person who knows you is you and that is your power! -mysf
Tune into @living_black @nitv tonight for our double header. Starting at 9pm with @lauramoates story on Canada’s missing Indigenous women. Laura visited s First Nations community near Winnipeg Manitoba to speak with a family on a nine year search to find their missing daughter. Followed by my interview at 9:35pm with Uncle Jack Charles about how he’s overcome hardship & adversity to becoming one of our country’s most loved actors. #firstnations#stories#black#perspective
Came into my world with rays of sun dawning on your presence. Very selective with the words you spoke but when you chose to speak it was poems from a book. Everything flowed softly, quietly the noise from your lips brought warmth to my heart. I didn’t know what it was that I needed from your angelic personality but I knew I couldn’t lose something so pure. Being your friend has brought me to become a better person and I thank you for it. I began to love who I was after meeting you and a friendship like ours is a once in a lifetime chance. When I first stared taking pictures of aiden he would never show emotion and it was so hard for him to smile the more I get to know you and your story the more comfortable you are infront of the camera. Here’s one of the first times I was lucky enough to capture you and the second photo is a recent shoot we did.
Band of emotions Today I finally deleted all your friends off of my social media. I realized it pained me more to know what you were up to then excited me. I no longer cared to know your business and I don’t want you knowing mine. I finally caught a grasp of reality and the fact that you are no longer an important person in my life you are in my past. I struggle some days but I’m getting stronger; emotionally, mentally, physically I’m healthier. I have a different perspective on life now that you’re gone. I see sunny days differently. Being with you sucked the life and souls out of me but now I bring sunshine everywhere I go. I know now that I am the sun and you are only a meteor that flew through the galaxy that is my existence. A small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light. For a fragment of time you lit up my world and being distracted by all the shiny gifts and presents I didn’t see that you were only a rock but I conquer mountains now. Missing you hurts but I finally feel myself and I thank you for the life lesson. I will never let anyone tell me how to feel or who I am. You will not for tell my story because you were only one chapter. -myfs
Hello, my name is Layne Sumners. I’m an aspiring photographer/ writer. This page is somewhere for me to share snippets of my work and all the raw emotions I have inside. This is something fun for me that also relieves my stress but also to explore others’ gifts and support other upcoming indigenous people in anyway possible. So feel free to be vulnerable here because this will be a safe page ❤️