I swear my new laptops makes me feel old! Ive had the same PC laptop since highschool (im a college senior) with windows 7 and 2003 microsoft office. Now ive got this touch screen windows 8 microsoft office 2013 shit and i cant function. Smh. My old ass brain.
A neon pink smoothie bowl with figs, shredded coconut, @loving_earth organic cacao nibs and pan roasted carob buckwheat granola
Foto de negra tirada em Pernambuco
Photo taken in black Pernambuco
Photo: Alberto Henschel
10 things our kids will never understand…
Wow… this shit hit me EXTRA hard cuz Greenday’s Dookie (The CD booklet pictured) is the first CD I purchased with my own money from the store, and I remember reading that exact page to learn those lyrics. fuuuuuhhh lol
whentheyshine said: Hi Nissi! I just wanted to ask how you knew that staying abstinent until marriage was right for you. I've prayed and prayed and I feel like God has given me signs but I'm not sure. Did you feel it in your spirit or was it something you grew into? I feel that it's something I want but I'm scared of being rejected because of it.
my boyfriend and i had a relationship that started off very God focused. one of the first conversations we had ended in us talking about us growing up in the church and we shared things that we never shared with other people. we dated for over a year exclusively, waiting for God to tell us when to be a couple. Which was frustrating, but required faith and patience.
when he asked me to be his GF, he asked “what do you think about abstinence?” i think for him, being that we dated and kept it God focused, he wanted to involve Him in the relationship part too. so we talked and prayed about it, and came to a mutual decision of “yes, let’s wait”. eventually i brought it up again, and it had been put in my spirit not just to abstain from intercourse, but from everything but kissing. we again talked about it, and prayed about it, and again came to the conclusion of “yes, let’s wait”
i say this to say that any decision about my relationship has resulted in me asking God for guidance. the idea of no sex wasn’t on my mind when i dated, but once we incorporated prayer and reading the bible, it was a decision we made. it wasn’t planned, but if our goal was to glorify God in our lives, we couldn’t make an exception for our relationship.
that being said, if God gives you a conviction, He will not punish you for it. If He is telling you and showing you that maybe waiting until marriage is for you, He is not going to punish you for listening to Him by making sure you don’t find love. When He gives us convictions and guidance for how to live, it’s because He is preparing us. And if He is pushing you to wait, then it’s because He’s preparing you for someone worth waiting for, who is also willing to wait for you.
your fear is legitimate my dear. to commit to something like that is putting a lot of faith in the unknown. i don’t even know how deciding to hold off until marriage will affect my future marriage prospects. I’m not even going to say that waiting means it’s the key to a perfect relationship. but what i do know is that I prayed and read the word, and God let me know. and He’s never let me down. ever.
so i would say, pray on it. pray in a way where you let God know that you are scared and worried, and ask Him to help you make decisions based not on fear but on faith. prayer is a conversation. so talk to Him. i can tell you what works for me, but only He can tell you what works for you.
Not really down with abstinence but I really enjoyed reading this, very well explained.
thank you…i suppose
Lorelei Black | beautyfoster with Gregory Prescott
When I think of the all-Black commune where I shall raise my children and kill all who threaten us, this is kinda what it looks like in spirit.
When Kira Kazantsev was crowned the new Miss America on Sunday night, a feeling of déjá vu set in.
Not only was she white — like all but nine of the 94 winners before her — she also fit snugly into a narrowly defined standard of Western female attractiveness: early 20s, long flowing hair and a thin, painstakingly tanned physique that would not seem out of place in a Victoria’s Secret catalog.
In many ways, the Miss Indian World pageant’s definition of what American beauty truly entails is the ideological antithesis to Miss America. Indeed, since 1984, this five-day competition based in Albuquerque, N.M., has honored Native American woman for their contributions to their communities, not their bikini bodies. The top award is given to the contestant who “best represents her culture,” according to Al Jazeera.
i need ferguson to go down in history books. i need school children in the year 2074 to learn about michael brown being shot on august 9th, 2014 by officer darren wilson. i need this to spark a movement. this can not lose the focus of society a mere month after it happened.
when I realized I was born to be a natural hair model.
those marley twist, omg. gorgeous
Thank you!! I actually do all my hairstyles myself :D
A True Queen
she makes me really happy.
The poor models at Louis Vuitton.
Update (07/11/14): This blew up and there were a lot of comments on the post and people messaging me to ask what happened. Since I’m not a runway model, I decided to ask one. I asked Kayley Chabot (whose résumé includes more than 100 shows in the four fashion capitals) if she had ever had to deal with uncomfortable shoes during fashion month, and here’s what she told me:
"The shoes are undoubtedly the worst part of fashion month. I’ve gone down the runway as my feet have been bleeding and torn apart from ridiculously small shoes. Almost every show I’ve ever done, the shoes have been much too small, either cutting off circulation and molding your foot to the shoe, or blisters and blood everywhere. Generally at the end of fashion month, I don’t recognize my own feet. They’re covered in blisters, cuts, everything. So yes, all of our feet look like that by the end of the month! (If a girl’s eyes look rather glossy during a show, she’s probably holding back tears.)”
So there you have it. Runway modeling may seem like a walk in the park, but it sounds like it can be a pretty excruciating, blister-filled walk.
Dear God this is mortifying. I’m pretty grateful runway modeling was never part of my career goals…
But this is damn near abusive, all for a look? Fuck that.