i’ve been thinking a lot about “sexy” lately. about how good it feels to feel sexy. about how empowering it is to connect with your body and your sensuality. to find celebration in it rather than shame for expressing it.
yet within its power, i can’t shake the feeling of subtle sadness that seems to trail it. perhaps because while the empowerment and attention can feel nice, people, particularly men I don’t even know, seem to feel entitled to it. to touch it, to make comments, to intrude it.
the subtle yet constant message is one of self worth being tied to the physical or sexual. yet sexy lies so much deeper than that.
my sexy lies in my heart, my kindness, my ability to feel deeply, to grow and heal and learn from mistakes. to remember there is a world and people to care for outside of myself.
be sexy be free but remember you are sexy for so much more than just what your body can do.
Being a 😈 siren 😈 to @lexeesmith who is a dance freaking icon and great human…and my Gen-z stylist ;)
loved working on this for my friend and director @nayipramos who wrote this video concept for anyone who has struggled to escape party culture and all the things that come with it. 💖
Song: Oops by @oliverheldens feat @karenharding
Cinematography by @shanebagwelldp 🔥
To be alongside my brother during this journey is surreal - I find it so hard to find the words to describe this experience. I’m humbled and overwhelmed, proud of him and grateful. I mean, this is the guy I jammed out in the car with when we were kids, and now I get to watch him change lives. Literally.
I am so proud of you @rajsawhmd , I could cry. You do everything with the biggest smile on your face, and make families feel at peace while you treat them as your own. Mom and Dad really raised you right. Proud of you and love you so much. Grateful to be your sister and grateful to be on this journey with you and @adventhealthsharingsmiles ❤️
#cleftstrong #medicalmission #cleftproud #cleftawareness #volunteering #surgeons #familytime #volunteers
In 1872 our grandmother’s grandfather was indentured (aka enslaved) by the British and taken from north India to work on a plantation in Guyana via Ship Medea… It’s a tiny but very meaningful puzzle piece of our history we recently discovered.
The effects of colonization are still present in many of our families, but we are the daughters of survivors, continuously fighting against those tropes. ❤️ @robynwithayyy