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marahruby:

Women On Domestic Abuse/Violence :: What The Truth Looks Like

While we have never properly met, I have been in the same distant circles from this Queen. We have appreciated each other’s creativity and power of individuality through social media and seeing this just now truly pains my heart.  

First off, Dani? You have my love and support and emotional warmth. 

Secondly, as a woman who was in an abusive relationship for 2 1/2 years in the time of 2006-2009, I respect your courage to inform others within such a vulnerable time. I myself kept quiet during the relationship and felt shame, embarrassment, and confusion because I didn’t know who to go to. You are strong, resilient, and smart (in my opinion) to post this because people need to know REALITY and not “embellished social media illusions” about individuals and what they are capable of. 

As a human being and as a woman I am sending my love to you.

WE MUST ACT TO PUT A STOP TO DOMESTIC ABUSE/VIOLENCE!!!!  

gypsybruja:

daniiphae:

This is very hard for me at this moment in my life to express my heart/mind to the world, but I will say these last few months have been the worst months of my life. I was dating someone (J$tash) that abused me verbally ,emotionally and physically throughout the end duration of our relationship. Monday morning on September 15th 2014 my life was forever, changed. A person I thought and believed I could trust, whom I gave my love/time/energy to brutally punched me in my face repeatedly with his fists while I became slowly unconscious covered in blood in his brooklyn apartment bed. After he was done he told me to not tell anyone to not tell my friends, He also started to prepare legal action to protect himself in case I pressed charges against him. He cried and became unstable within his emotions and was apologetic towards his actions, but would continue to say i did this to myself.

He then boarded a flight to Japan a few hours after and has been sending me text messages claiming he will destroy me even more than he already did. He said he will ruin my life! I got brutally beaten for confronting him on infidelity which caused him to become violent in an instant.

Do not interpret this as a cry for help this is honestly a decision to speak up against domestic violence for those who cant due to the manipulative acts our abusers inflict on us to never speak up and for those who didn’t survive because of brutal domestic violence.

I will not allow myself to sit in the shadows of darkness and disrespect myself for not taking a stand.

I am speaking out for all my women!

Be brave this is what bravery looks like.


Abuser: Justin Joseph / J$tash

Now this is what’s really happening out in the streets!!?? Be careful not to idolize folks or their relationships, you NEVER know what others have to endure!! Much love and support to u Dani, smh, this really bothers me!!

ocean-sol:

what inspires you? what keeps you going? why do you do what you do? what do you want? what does success mean to you?

email me. let’s talk. oceaansol@gmail.com // hit my ask box

more talk

ocean-sol:

growing up, did your parents/ the people that raised / those that you were around a lot instill body positivity in you? were you encouraged to alter your look?

email me. let’s talk. oceaansol@gmail.com // hit my ask box

let’s talk

ocean-sol:

what does being in a committed romantic relationship mean to you? 

email me. let’s talk. oceaansol@gmail.com // hit my ask box

chelseaelayne:

my first article for half + half! 

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oceaans-eyes:

While we enter and leave this earth alone, we share this life with many others. Human connection &amp; #community are imperative to our well-being. In America, there is this sense of individualism. But, we have to remember that nothing that we do goes without affecting another. Whether it be positive or negative. Nothing. The affect is sometimes so minuscule, that we fail to even notice it (or care to notice it). We are all #interconnected. Thus, we should not only strive to make decisions that #enrich our own lives, but we should also actively strive to enrich the lives of others. (&amp; this is not to say that we should put the enrichment of others before our own, this is to simply say that we have to grow more #mindful of these things— how #interconnected we are). In this light, my soul sister @imansss &amp; I are seeking your #support to host classes on wellness for young girls in Lagos, Nigeria. The program will focus on well-being, across the board. #Spirituality, mental #wellness, #selfcare, self-esteem, relationships (friendships, #family, etc.) #mindfulness, #nutrition, hygiene, &amp; physical wellness. Though our wellness affects how we cope and perform in all aspects of our lives, these are things that are not greatly discussed in the classroom setting. Imani and I are so very #grateful for the immense support we’ve received these past two days. Whether it be sharing this, sending your positive #energy, and or/donating, every contribution is very much appreciated.
Thank you for reading, MUCH #LOVE &amp; #LIGHT. http://gofundme.com/e05hs4

oceaans-eyes:

While we enter and leave this earth alone, we share this life with many others. Human connection & #community are imperative to our well-being. In America, there is this sense of individualism. But, we have to remember that nothing that we do goes without affecting another. Whether it be positive or negative. Nothing. The affect is sometimes so minuscule, that we fail to even notice it (or care to notice it). We are all #interconnected. Thus, we should not only strive to make decisions that #enrich our own lives, but we should also actively strive to enrich the lives of others. (& this is not to say that we should put the enrichment of others before our own, this is to simply say that we have to grow more #mindful of these things— how #interconnected we are). In this light, my soul sister @imansss & I are seeking your #support to host classes on wellness for young girls in Lagos, Nigeria. The program will focus on well-being, across the board. #Spirituality, mental #wellness, #selfcare, self-esteem, relationships (friendships, #family, etc.) #mindfulness, #nutrition, hygiene, & physical wellness. Though our wellness affects how we cope and perform in all aspects of our lives, these are things that are not greatly discussed in the classroom setting. Imani and I are so very #grateful for the immense support we’ve received these past two days. Whether it be sharing this, sending your positive #energy, and or/donating, every contribution is very much appreciated.

Thank you for reading, MUCH #LOVE & #LIGHT. http://gofundme.com/e05hs4

working on something…

oceaans-eyes:

what makes you happy? what is your calm? what is/are your creative outlet(s)? what inspires you? what are you passionate about?


ocean-sol:

shy. 

visuals accompanied by moonchild’s ‘be free.’

Frank Ocean | Wiseman

“Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn’t a scene for it. I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realize it then.”

— Quentin Tarantino explaining why he didn’t use the song in “Django Unchained.”

oceaans-eyes:

Do that thing that warms your soul. That thing that feels natural. That thing that you always find yourself returning to. Do that thing that makes you happy. Do it for you.

oceaans-eyes:

lol &amp; she still makes the best facial expressions

oceaans-eyes:

lol & she still makes the best facial expressions

oceaans-eyes:

my bby brother painted this for me &lt;3

oceaans-eyes:

my bby brother painted this for me <3

oceaans-eyes:

back on campus

oceaans-eyes:

back on campus

oceaans-eyes:

bluishtigers:

sometimes i worry about dissapointing people, and then i remember that i am not here for anyone else

forever reminding people of this. 
I AM NOT HERE FOR YOU

oceaans-eyes:

bluishtigers:

sometimes i worry about dissapointing people, and then i remember that i am not here for anyone else

forever reminding people of this. 

I AM NOT HERE FOR YOU

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