Note to self 📝🙋🏾

“Everything that I’ve ever done I can still relate to, and feel connected to it in a way. There’s no part of my life that I look at and go, ‘I don’t recognize that person at all.”
― Ian Mckaye

​I came across a quote the other day, about not being ashamed of your work. At some moment in time this body of work  gives life to an experience, something I went through. It freezes the moment in time, evoking similar emotions whenever revisited.
I’m at the point were I won’t say its shame but more so judging… Guess when it all boils down to it, its all just fear. Fear of my work not being good enough, nor coming out the way I envisioned. Or even worse, messing up and having to start over.

So its an on going process of reminding myself, although I’m not ideally where I want to be & not producing my best quality of work. I keep in mind that’s how I get better, just keep working. Build on my craft, nobody is great when they’re first starting out.

Thats what’s so magical about art & engrossing one’s self in their craft. Sure it may not come out exactly as envisioning, but always leave wiggle room. Allow yourself permission to slip up, recover and find your way again. Keeping in mind imperfections means character, and the spontaneity challenges lead to fun. 

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     ✌🏾 & 💗

Peace & Love 

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2017 Menswear

Hey peeps, happy 2017 to all.                                                                                                                 how has everyone been doing? …. I’ve been putting forth such a strong effort to being committed to my goal and “staying in action” of accomplishing goals.

I wanted to tackle menswear for the longest…. So I did just that!

slaving away on creating the pattern pieces

I made my Menswear debut in a tailored single breasted blazer with double welt pockets, breast pocket, two piece sleeves, lining, complete with lapel and collar.15967176_10101621145693227_276405023_o15942883_10101621066736457_926944746_o15942913_10101621067804317_445071363_o15942983_10101621067440047_355666747_o

My first Menswear piece Pattern and sewing all done by me 😊                                                   I couldn’t be any happier or more proud of my hard work and dedication.

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Natural Hair is So “Unprofessional” -Excuse you WHA?!?? 💁

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http://http://blackgirllonghair.com/2015/10/what-if-black-women-didnt-have-to-change-to-get-a-job/

So glad we’re speaking on it. 👏👏👏

Way too often we aren’t seen as “ideal candidates” based primarily on the appearance of our hair. Being deemed as unprofessional I still am perplexed about what my fro has to do being able to do my job.

As a pharmacy technician, the pharmacist would say my curls were a distraction & weren’t professional. Which was odd cause our customers loved my hair & would receive several complements daily. What my hair had to do with processing prescriptions, I could never answer. Aside from it being hate & an unjust bias. Because when other girls would come in with their curls laying down more against their backs; nothing, No complaints.

My hair is anything but unkept & “unprofessional” you unethical bitch. I wish anyone step to me with that type of nonsense. {#LetaBitchTryMe} my natural hair has nothing to do with my work ethic, duty capabilities, & job performance. Why should we have to hide the true essence of who we are to conform to a standard we don’t fit in, {square peg in circle complex}. & I’m not referring to showing up to your work place in sweats & a tank top or tight mini skirt…..

-Signed Naturalista working to change Natural Hair deemed acceptable in the workplace 💁

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Comments, similar experiences, struck a nerve? Feel free to like, share, etc.

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Peace & Love ya’ll
✌ & 💗
Have a great day 😊