Hey! You! Read about my dad.
He’s my stepdad but really he’s my dad. He was in the room when I was born, and he was always a part of my life but it wasn’t til I was 16 that he and my mom got together. I don’t know how he did this stepfatherhood thing. I wasn’t an easy teenager and I had a really hard time living under new rules, new life, new country. It wasn’t a smooth sailing but through him I learned with love really means. Love that you choose to feel. Love that isn’t selfish. Love that comes with holding people responsible for their acts and helping people grow and evolve.
His life mission is to spread love; no wonder he researches the cure for cancer, no wonder he’s deeply involved with meditation, no wonder he’s actively trying to change his community and teach tools for others to be able to bring compassion based mindfulness to their own communities. No wonder he never stops learning, growing, evolving.
He’s stubborn, and he never gave up on me even in my darkest moments and now I’m shining and evolving because of his enormous patience and constantly taking my hand and showing me I can do better and I can grow up to be a better person everyday. Both my mom and my stepdad don’t believe in stopping for anything and know that you need to always push yourself to grow and I admire them both immensely.
Happy birthday! Thank you for making my life silly with your jokes and wonderful with your love. ❤️ #stepdad#fatherhood#parenting#bestfriends#independentartist
I love you so much.
I was born the wrong way, barely made it out of you because I got tangled in your umbilical chord. Maybe because I didn’t want to leave the comfort. Maybe that’s a metaphor for how confusing and weird my life has been but you always fought for me to untangle myself. This day is so emotional because I just can’t ever seem to express what you mean to me. I tried to write something but the words are scrambled like the eggs I don’t like to eat but will for the sake of protein.
I don’t know how you put up with me or why we were put into this world and mother and daughter but we were born for each other, and in every life we ever live we’ll always search for one another. You’ve given me much more than I ever deserved and I hope to someday give you at least one third back. You’re my sun, moon and stars. I would not have any courage to follow any of my dreams if it wasn’t for your unconditional love for me. Thank you & happy birthday ❤️ I’ll see you Saturday. Let’s eat cake! #motherlove#bestfriend#foreverlove#mother#mama#mãe#independentartist
Eu preciso me manifestar quanto ao que está acontecendo. Estamos vivendo um momento de pânico coletivo eu quero pedir para que você pense muito bem antes de jogar seu voto fora ou antes de votar em uma pessoa como esse homem.
O Brasil em que eu vivi quando criança não foi o mesmo Brasil que minha mãe viveu. Muito pelo contrário. A minha família deu muita sorte de não ter sofrido mais do que tortura psicológica e perseguição política, e felizmente meu avô não foi preso ou torturado mas chegou muito perto disso. Meu pai, ator e diretor de teatro, assistiu atrocidades e violências sem poder fazer nada além de criar arte e protestar. A história da minha família é uma história de luta contra tudo que esse homem representa. Família de cientistas, artistas e educadores. Família de mulheres, família de pessoas lgbt, família agregada, família adotiva, família descendente de tudo e mais um pouco.
Eu cresci vendo meu avô, minha mãe, meu pai discutirem política e me ensinarem a sempre questionar, pesquisar história e não repetir erros do passado. Eu ouvi histórias de revoluções, eu ouvi histórias de ditaduras, eu vi o Rio de Janeiro ser controlado por milícia mas eu nunca pensei que o país inteiro fosse acreditar em um discurso que essencialmente tem tudo contra a nossa história e que quer acabar com a pouca democracia que temos.
Vocês não querem esse homem no poder. Vocês não querem uma pessoa tão despreparada, tão incapaz de empatia e humanidade, tão desinformada e tão INCOMPETENTE no poder.
Eu não vou nem mencionar o fato de ele ser homofóbico, racista e machista por que claramente o Brasil odeia mulheres, odeia diversidade racial e odeia a comunidade lgbt. Isso tudo me destrói muito: saber que eu e a maior parte dos meus amigos de uma maneira ou outra não somos aceitos no meu país.
Então pelo penso reflita politicamente. No mínimo reflita politicamente.
Eu queria muito ter algo melhor pra dizer mas eu não sei. Eu só sei que eu vou fazer de tudo que puder fazer pra que dia 17 ele não aconteça. Pra que nunca ele seja eleito. Pra que alguém competente seja eleito. Pra que alguém com o mínimo de decência seja eleito. #elenao#elenunca
We fake fight because we love each other. It’s @jinxzhou_ appreciation day. Today I got nostalgic in the library thinking how much my life has already changed in these 11 weeks for school, 1st of many quarters, and we had our final rap performance. Jinx was the first friend I made at @mihollywood and someone I want to take with me everywhere because of how kool (with a k) she is and how fun and amazing etc etc ❤️ I’m grateful to have such an inspire artist & friend in my life! 💕🎼#badbitches#independentartist#independentrapper#femalerapper#chineserapper#asianrap#empoweringwomen#mulheresempoderadas
When I started this music program I thought a lot about “how am I gonna make it?” - it was this obsession running through my mind. How am I going to make it? There’s so many talented artists, how can I compete with them?
The answer was very simple. I’m not here to compete with anybody. I’m here to find the tools to better shape my craft which is music.
I’m going to apply myself not to “make it” but to create with freedom and passion. I want and I deserve to make money and support myself through my art and whatever career I decide to have, and I also deserve to have the peace of mind of knowing that I’m taking step by step and I’ll slowly accomplish new things through hard work and collaboration. I am an evolving artist and I am on my path to a very successful career which includes financial abundance and philanthropy. That’s something I know will happen because I’ll put all my soul into it like I’ve been doing. Like I see others around me doing.
A lot happened to me this quarter. 4 months. I went from living in a fancy apartment to couch hopping. I went through things I won’t post about. I witnessed friends in the same program as me also going through hell. And we all stuck together, and gave each other strength to keep pushing through the barriers. We supported each other’s studio time, production time, songwriting, etc etc and we’ll continue to do so, and I’m so excited to these layers of myself that are unfolding right before my eyes. Meet rockstar Mikka, meet rapstar Mikka, meet whoever I decide to be Mikka. I know for sure I want to write more positive messages. I know for sure I want to empower more people like me. I know for sure I’ll be okay as long as I have myself and as long as I trust that each time of trial comes with a beautiful oasis. Those moments come in waves and they’re part of life.
Thanks for coming to my ted talk. How are you feeling tonight? #independentartist#musiciansofinstagram#thoughts#modeling#photoshoot#modelo#brasileirosemlosangeles#estilosa
I never post pics of him because he annoys me every day but he’s also there for me every day and it’s good to have a friend who’s good at math when you have to calculate tips n shit. 🤷🏻♀️ I’m not allowed to mention he’s the most Gemini in the world so let’s skip that. also this photo was taken on a weekend I wasn’t being swallowed by homework
nunca posto foto com ele pq ele me irrita todos os dias mas ele está sempre ao meu lado todos os dias e é bom ter amigos que são bons em matemática pra calcular a gorjeta. Não sou autorizada a dizer que ele é o mais geminiano do mundo então vamos pular isso. E essa foto foi tirada num fim de semana em que eu não estava sendo engolida por deveres de casa 🤓🤓🤓 #independentartist#musiciansinstitute#keyboardist#bestfriends#tbt#saturdaynight#backintheday#fotografia#cantores#femalerapper
Art, light, creativity, mental clarity, stability, self soothing, community, social responsibility, love. I want to see it all. I want art to be all of these things. I want our careers to reflect all of these things.
If you need help, please reach out. If you need love, please reach out.
If you don’t, at least don’t spread hate. At least be mindful of people’s lives and their mental health and their humanity. Be kinder. Be gentler. Be more human. Artists don’t owe you perfection. We need room to breathe and exist as we are.