Posts tagged ‘self love’

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Something like a Phenomena

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Folks over at Black Cotton Apparel got in contact with me to review one of the amazing “Natural” tees. Lucky for me I was drawn to the amazing “Natural Phenomena” tee. I wanted to choose a shirt that would be both uplifting for me and those that saw me in the tee. Once I came across the description behind the tee, I knew i just had to have it. The description posted with the shirt read:

When you walk down the street, you cant help but to turn heads.  Like a force of nature, you cannot be denied.  Black Cotton Apparel celebrates the natural phenomena that is you.

–  BlackCottonApparel.com

It was so me! Recently, I have been filled with smiles even when things may not feel all rosey. I have learned to accept people and things as they are. You cannot change anyone but yourself. I know it sounds very cliche but, it is true you have to change yourself if you want change. Well, let me get back to the tee! I put it on and my day felt brighter and I was many more smiles. It was midweek and I was happy to be alive and well. I was feeling exactly what the tee read, hence why the song kept playing in my head; “something like a phenomena, something like a phenomena”.

I say all of this to encourage you to be a phenomena, natural or not! Love who you are, where you will go and where you have come from. It is all a journey, whether we accept it or not one day you will have to. Appreciate all of your journey, good or bad, you where created for this.

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As well stop by Black Cotton Apparel; check out the tees get motivated. I know I did, shit I was feeling like like the phenomena I am Natural Crown and all. (*Excuse my poor quality front facing camera pic.)

& Guess What….You get 15% for being apart of my lovely Crew!! Use coupon code : NAT213. Get to it, you don’t want to miss out on something so phenomenal!!

Love yourself,

BkAphrodite

 

Live your Dream, Love your Dream!’

Life is But a Dream

That indeed is true. The beauties of the world around us are taken for granted. No one other than ourselves can create the dream that we have been destined to live. For Beyoncé her dream was her life of music. Watching her documentary truly gave me and I think everyone else watching that moment they’ve always wanted. A moment to see the real Beyoncé, a moment to believe that she still is a person.

It was truly beautifully written; for her to give us a piece of the real her. It helped me to feel what she felt. BEYONCÉ IS HUMAN! It showed me that we as people have been idolizing those who are “famous”, treating them as God. When really they are just normal people like you and I. They cry, they anger, they laugh, they are human.

She lived her dream, and allowed things to fall into place. She was giving us all of her with so little. It was so grateful, so resilient, so filled with her humility. Beyoncé helped me to realize that many things should be kept where they should be. That when things are to be revealed to you or others they are. The universe, God & you shall be molded together.

She told us that love is real, that love exists. She showed us that we can love each other as people and grow together. We can respect who we are and still be great. We can overcome hard times, we are resilient. We can achieve ANYTHING that exists deep within our soul.

Life is truly but a dream and you have to make those dreams into your life. Watching this documentary today helped me to finally bring about many things I wanted to bring up for all of my Goddess’.

I had longed to create posts to help many to take the initiative to embrace who they are and this I feel was the perfect way to do so.

It doesn’t matter if you saw the documentary or not. Her life and many others lives are a blueprint, a blueprint that may guide us all to our greatness. Her life may not be your guide, but that loss that you encountered it will help you overcome, it will help you to become stronger. That achievement you made will show you that you are exactly where you should be.

Believe in You!! You are a Goddess'(King) and life is more than a dream it is reality.

Thank You for letting us in Carter/Knowles Family.

Love YOU!!,
BkAphrodite

Be My Valentine Giveaway!! Has Ended

I would like to take this time out to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!!! You don’t need a date to celebrate you can take yourself on a date and tell yourself how much you love you! Today is about love and spreading the love. You don’t have to be in a relationship! You can simply spend this time with family and friends. Celebrate the love of Life and another chapter in your life! Or I can even be your Valentine 🙂

Decided to share an old poem with you all:

Roses are Red

Violets are Blue

Sugar is Sweet

And so are YOU!

Remember that no one loves you better than yourself!!

As a little thank you for loving you and devoting this Valentine’s Day to yourself first, I have a treat for you!!(Why have chocolate when you can have this….)

Enjoy!!
Good Luck

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Until next time….

Love,
BkAphrodite



“It’s the fire in my eyes”

Today, I had a discussion about poetry and there was one poem that kept appearing in my mind. As the poem came into my head, I just thought about my amazing readers; A poem that makes a BOLD statement and speaks to many in different ways….

A poem by the beautiful and talented, Maya Angelou…ENJOY!

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
– Maya Angelou

Until next time….

Love,
BkAphrodite

Tressumé: BkAphrodite

I have decided to be the first to submit my Tressumé to help empower and help some of you out there.

Though, I did mention my story in my About section, I’ll do it again but this time it’s on my Tressumé(I just love how that sounds!!).

Name: BkAphrodite

Location: New York City

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How long have you been natural?
I am not fully natural as of yet but I feel its right that I consider myself as a natural hair gal.

Did you transition or do the Big Chop?
I am currently transitioning. The last time I had a perm was March 31, 2011. I am not exactly sure when I had the thought of going natural but I do know I had thought about it a multitude of times before that.

Why did you choose that route?
I am AFRAID of short hair!! I rather wait it out and see how comfortable I get with the length of my hair and managing it before I do a Big Chop.

How long have you been transitioning?
I have technically been transitioning since my last perm. Though that is way to close to say that I am transitioning in my opinion. I have been without perm for about 11 months

What inspired you to have natural hair?
I grew up with 5 girl cousins and we were always around to the point were they all are like my sisters. They all have never permed/texturized their hair. They now have beautiful healthy heads of kinks, coils, curls, and spirals.

What has kept you motivated to remain natural?
The fact that I want to have healthy hair, looking back at old pictures and seeing how much more healthier my hair was surprised me. Plus big, bouncy, and coils look so AWESOME!

What are two(2) natural hair products that you just can’t live without? Why?
My Shea Moisture Reconstructive Mask, and my Satin Bonnet. My hair is always moisturized and protected.

What is your favorite way to wear your hair?
I love, love, love, braid outs, plus I figured out a technique to master them.

What do you love about your natural hair?
I love that it is healthy, and it has waves.

What do you dislike about it?
For me as a transitioner, I have to say TANGLES!! I hate tangles.

What tip(s) would you recommend to someone who wants to become natural, is transitioning, or needs advice about natural hair?
Stay motivated, watch YouTube videos, read blogs, speak to someone with natural hair. NEVER GIVE UP(though that’s with anything)!

Comments:
Join the community if you haven’t already. It is full of so much positivity, and your older natural hair sisters will always be there to help you out if you need it. (With transitioning you can get the Big Chop itch, it might creep up on you).

Until next time….

Love,
BkAphrodite