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Janelle Monáe - Electric Lady [Official Video]

very cute.

(via thesweetdreamer)

trying to convince at least one friend to go to toronto with me this weekend…wish me luck. lol.

that saturday night i figured it all out.

I’ve not once wondered why I claim to not like strangers so much. It’s just become habit and I enjoy spending time with those I know. After explaining this to friend on Saturday night, following a rooftop party in Brooklyn I was so awkwardly standoffish at, I had an epiphany. It may have been fueled by two cups too much of tequila and orange juice, but it all made sense.

Before Hurricane Katrina I was the people’s champ. I was the “it” girl. Granted, I was only 16, but I was a popular girl – had loads of friends, envied by many, knew how to work a room (even if it was just a classroom or gym), and held many conversations with neighborhood regulars at the grocery store I worked at after school. It all came so easy.

After Hurricane Katrina, not only was there a shift in my atmosphere, there was a shift in my attitude. Those miles that separated me from those I loved the most, created the ultimate barrier that I would never let down even nearly ten years later. When I moved to Chicago, I probably didn’t mumble a word at school for at least a month. I was totally uninterested in anything anyone had to say, though I was the reason my mom and I made the trek to the Midwest. I was the new girl in the room and it was a feeling I never felt before. It wasn’t just about being new, it was about everything that came with it. I cringed at the thought of the countless self-introductions coupled with Hurricane Katrina horror stories those around me expected to hear. It made me anxious and uncomfortable and I can honestly say since then, in unknown spaces I’ve felt the very same way.

Each time I enter a new space, unknowingly, I revert back to that 16-year-old girl in a Chicago classroom sitting in the corner, fading to black. It only took me nine years and a couple makeshift tequila sunrises to figure this out.

Oh the relief.

Just remember.

No matter how awesome, good, caring, loving, etc. to a person you are, it sometimes just isn’t enough.


looking at really successful people your own age like “this could be me but i’m playin”

(via jenyuh)

mom didn’t like my floral and stripe combo…so i showed her this. lolol
everything they do is so so good.

"When I only want money I’m so broke."

- Unknown



"she bad for real." - jay-z

had the time of my life. legit.


a little obsessed.

via Pinterest *Dressed

this swimsuit is everything.