Herstory is a fabulous new book by Katherine Halligan, gorgeously illustrated by @sarahwalshmakesthings. The book celebrates women and girls in a timely way by spotlighting a range of activists, political leaders, artists and STEM trailblazers. I hope there is a sequel that includes Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf who were forerunners for all women writers. Emily Bronte is beautifully featured. I am still enjoying @katherinereay’s The Austen Escape. Bronte fans will also enjoy The Bronte Plot, also by @katherinereay. As for the tea, it is Oriental Moon by @teagschwendnerchicago (for Empress Wu above). #herstory , #herstoryourstory , #emilybronte , #emilybrontë , #teagschwendner
To Desire Nothing
This morning I woke up to a YouTube link that my friend @yusnilailysufian shared about Tina Turner's husband offering his kidney to her. .
That video led me to an interview video Oprah did with Turner a week after her wedding. .
I'm always inspired by Turner's energy, agelessness & resilience. Turner shared something so profound on that interview. She said, she's arrived to a state where she desires nothing. .
She has everything that she wanted, and she felt that, now is her glory day & she's worked hard, stay on track all her life to finally reach to that state. .
She has all that she ever wanted, a great man, great friends, the house, she let go anything that's costly & burdensome & retired free from worry. What else is there to want? She feels serene.
That line 'to desire nothing' struck me. .
Wow....., it got me thinking. Really, at the end what do I want? What am I working so hard for?
To reach to that state, where I no longer have to worry about money, or proving myself, free from the need to want anything anymore.... The desire for nothing. That state of peace.
And, I often forget in this physical world with the need of physical manifestation proofs, to stay on that course & keep my focus.
I do what I do today, so I can arrive to that state. .
I got reminded that actually, despite not having physical proofs yet, I can be in that state daily. It's what my faith promise me. PEACE & free from dependency on anything or anyone to feel enough. .
Total submission. Then, Allah alone is enough for me. Allah alone is enough for me. .
To Desire nothing. .
This story is long overdue & I apologize for the delay. I have so many things to do this evening, but I had to stop to take some time to share this with you. I wrote a blog post back in August 2017 titled “Deylight Over the Sierra”. It’s about a true story of a friendship between a woman who is a listening & spoken English language user (@deylight70, Taty) & a young lady who is deaf (@cici89, Sierra). Their story is remarkable because although Taty knows some ASL, she is not fluent. You can find their full story up on my blog (find it at the link in my bio) to learn how they met & how they communicate with one another. What I’m going to share now, however, is on a different wavelength. Since that blog post, Sierra has given birth to a baby daughter (she currently is approximately 6 months old, I believe). The baby is CODA (Children of Deaf Adults). While Sierra was bathing her baby day one day, the baby accidentally turned off the cold water & the hot water burned her. Now, if you follow my main page you know that I was badly burned myself two months ago; I had a third degree burn on my thumb & I have a permanent scar. It happens so fast, in seconds, literally! So, when Taty reached out to me to share this, I knew all too well what the baby went through & would go through to recover. Needless to say, Sierra was a mess. Besides being worried for her baby’s well-being, she thought that child services would try to take her baby from her because she is deaf & perhaps they would consider her an unfit mother. She rushed her baby to the E.R. An interpreter was summoned but they had not arrived. Instead of waiting for the interpreter the doctor began to write on a bed sheet. The doctor had zero patience & proceeded to write instructions on how to care for the wound. Sierra asked him to please wait for the interpreter, but he wouldn’t...
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•I’m a wifey
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•I’m a lover of travel and adventure
Who am I? I’m so many things, so much more than what social media is used to display at times by many. Be real and authentic. I love my life in all ways and love what is to come. Thankful and blessed. 🔥🙇🏻♀️🦍#spicy ❤️ @jamidebernard
I met a young Indian man last night. He came up to me as I sat slumped at the bar, bored, playing a word game to pass time. He wore a striped red and blue polo over a little Pooh Bear belly.
Him: My name is Ramesh. Can I buy you a drink?
Him: I was walking past and I saw this place. I couldn’t help but stop in.
Me: You were walking down Imperial Highway???
Him: Yes, it is very close to my hotel.
Me: You’re staying by the airport?
Him: Yes. I just flew in today from India. Tomorrow we are flying to San Francisco. I didn’t know LA would be so... huge. I would have stayed longer.
Me: Nice. How was the trip?
Him: It was okay. Actually, no. I got into a fight with my father. You know how that can be.
Me: What happened?
Him: It was over bottled water. I am traveling with my parents. My father read that you can drink the tap water in America, so he didn’t want to buy bottled. But my mother is used to bottled water. I said I would buy us water, but he said, “No! Do not waste our money.” I told him it wasn’t a problem, that I would buy it with my money, but he would not have it. I bought the water anyway, and he got upset at me.
Me: Most people here don’t drink tap water either.
Him: We didn’t know. We have never been here before.
Me: Well, welcome!
He paused to sneak a quick glance around the room.
Him: I’m nervous. I’ve never been to a place with so many women like this—
Him: Yes. It is a shock. I’ve never done this before... asked a woman if she wanted a drink.
Him: Yes, I always get too nervous and then never do.
Me: I’m happy to be your first.
Him: Tell me, have you ever met an Indian man before?
Me: Here, or generally?
Me: I’ve met many Indian people, here and everywhere.
Him: What has your experience been? Be honest, please.
Me: Are you sure? Even if the answer isn’t kind?
Him: I want to know, even if the answer isn’t good.
Me: Well, in my experience, Indian men try to bargain down prices; expect too much for too little; and don’t tip.
Him: I am sorry that has been your experience. I will make it up to you, not because of a dance, but because I like you and appreciate you spending time with me.
An unidentified Wren operating a signal lamp. Created during WWII, women filled many important roles through the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (aka Wrens). From 1942-1946, about 7000 women enlisted and volunteered their services in non-combatant operations in Canadian naval bases at home and abroad. Learn more about women’s war efforts on the home front in our exhibit, “Home Port Heroes of WWI & WWII” Image courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Museum (CT-155) #WomensHistoryMonth#history#herstory#museum#womenwednesday#maritimehistory#navalhistory
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***Ruby Tribute*** Rhonda Gaines
Inducted 06/02/1989 by way of The Delta Omicron Sigma Alumnae Chapter in Columbus, Ohio.
What is Sigma??? “My SIGMA understands me even when I do not say a word. My actions prove my love of my sorority.” “My SIGMA does not judge me when I may fall short. My SIGMA knows that I try my best, support those that need it, and offer an ear when needed.” “My SIGMA asked no questions as to why I was inactive for years. Since my reactivation, I have been treated as a sister, and valued as a financial, active Ruby member of nearly 30 years.” “This is what SIGMA means to me.”
We Salute Soror Gaines for 29 years of Service!
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For all my women. For all the women.
For all the women whose blood touched mine.
For all the women whose heart touched mine.
For all the women whose stories I feel deep down.
For all the women who could travel.
For all the women who could not travel.
For all the women who were not even allowed to travel.
For all the women who wanted to travel and explore.
For the freedom, free wandering, free loving, free creating of all the women 💛🏹
I love you wildly.
And I always travel with you in my heart.
Wander more, wander as much as you can, my sisters. The earth is yearning to be wandered, touched, loved by you.
I don't want to be that woman who teaches a man how to behave,
I want to be a woman who'd learn to combat such behavior.
I don't want to be a woman who'll ask a man to respect me,
I want to be a woman who'll earn that respect because I deserve it.
I don't want to be a woman who'd take mockery for following my dreams,
I want to be a woman where I prove to bring them to life.
I don't want to be that woman who'd preach other women to succumb to their agony,
I want to be the woman who'd persuade them to voice it explicitly.
I don't want to be a woman where I'm mistaken for being a man,
I want to be a woman because I believe, I will and I can do all of those things being one.
That's my identity! 👸🏻 ~ Sarah Hussain @relatable.words_
#HappyCannabisDay Canada!! In honour of this historical date, we are paying homage to the day the dream to establish a 3P (People, Purpose, Planet) Conscious #cannabrand came to life! Our mission at @theco.social is to develop #People infrastructures and systems that lead to elevated employee engagement through increased self-actualization in #cannawerkplaces . Our highest #Purpose is to contribute to the equilibrium of the Bee population. Our #Planet connection is the Plant community. For @sallosami, Founder of @theco.social, the vision came in the form a meditative sleep following a #420meditation the day prior; watching the bee chill on the leaf of the Sativa. The rest is history! Like today!! Nothing like the present to continue to make #HerStory . Mad props to the pioneers, advocates, trailblazers, risk-takers that came before us paving the way!! 👊🏽✊🏽 Today we celebrate YOU, the Plant, the dream, this country and our continued leadership in the community! #DreamOn 🚀 #cannabisdayincanada#oct172018#consciouscannabiz
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B R E A T H E And When You Rise From Your Place Of Dormancy B R E A T H E L I S T EN Do You Hear The Bellows Of My Womb Vocalizing Me Too B R E A T H E I Ask Now That You See Without My Masculinity My Femininity Only Pursues The Boundaries Of Polarity B R E A T H E For Without The Marriage Of My Masculine And Feminine Energies I Am Ignorance B R E A T H E And Here I Will Not Settle B R E A T H E - Shika Lynn
For Anyone Man Woman or Child who’s story(ies) haunts your thoughts I hear you I feel you I am here for you.
American film bombshell Rita Hayworth was born Margarita Carmen Cansino in New York on October 17, 1918. Hayworth’s stunning, sensual looks earned her the nickname “The Great American Love Goddess” from Life magazine writer Winthrop Sargeant, and quickly became a popular GI pinup girl.
Hayworth’s acting breakthrough was in 1941’s The Strawberry Blonde, however, the femme fatale is best known for her performance in Gilda. Her final film was The Wrath of God in 1972. Hayworth died of Alzheimer's disease on May 14, 1987.
Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures #WomensHistory
ｗｃｗ💎🦄 Hi everyone my woman crush Wednesday today issss @m_killa_lipstick_ we met online and hit it off and she’s one of the many women I am grateful to connect with via this little app called Instagram. Give this beauty a follow. If you love my vibe you will LOVE Mimi’s too! Thank you for inspiring me on the daily boo P. S. She’s a fellow Jaliciense for all my Jalisco babes 💕💕💕💕💕 #SelfLoveGirlGang
At the cafe she is sitting... #waiting and #watching ...and I think of how you've missed the point and dismissed her #worth publicly .. just another #Woman ... like an old toy.. gifted to you ... I never knew anyone so #comfortable in their #shallow ... But, I can't ....say you're original ...