representationmatters

Meanwhile in the streets of #Peckham #SouthLondon #uk 🇬🇧 They don’t call it New Nigeria 🇳🇬 for nothing 🙌🏾🤗 The #juxtaposition is shocking for the average English Person, wherever we’re from we came to spice up this Bland Island of Britain...😝🙌🏾 The image is part of a coming short film named ‘Entitled’ by a Michael Adeyemi. ✶☯♚☤☥ . 🔺 🔻 🙌🏾🔯 🙌🏾 #Woke #Spiritual #representationmatters #awakening #blackhistory365 #Melanin #consciousness #fortheculture #BlackPeople #9ether #blacklovematters #wokeasf #staywoke #connection #knowledgeisthenewmoney #negus #spiritualgangster #tribal #unapologeticallyblack #melaninmagnificence #melaninmagic #blackgirlmagic #blackmalemagic

The Directors of @ghostsfringe and Painted Ladies at Capital Fringe Festival will be coming together to interview each other about their directorial experiences with the Capital Fringe Festival! Check out the Facebook live stream of Kathleen Barth and Merancia Noelsaint (Leonette N-saint) to get the behind the scenes scoop! :D #fringeitforward #capfringe18 #acreativedc #girlboss #westerns #wildwest #writersoffacebook #theaterislife #dctheatre #bythings #dcarts #leadingladies #dctheater #paintedladies #playwrightsofinstagram #playwrights #likeaboss #womenintheater #indietheater #thingstododc #madeindc #202creates #swdc #thewharfdc #share #representationmatters #ghosts #horror #womendirectors #whynotseeashow

Day 1 of The Afrofuturism Lounge offsite event at #SDCC #SDCC2018. Come see @rubyncomedy, the creator of Swag Patrol tonight at day 2, at The Brokers Building (5 minute walk from the convention center), 7-11pm! ~Aaron #afrofuturism #AfrofuturismLounge #RepresentationMatters #BlackHeroesMatter #RubynWarren #SwagPatrol #Comics #ComicBooks

P A R T 1 Last week @rebeccajoean took part in #TheRealCatwalk in Trafalgar Square. I took these shots of her a few days before as part of a challenge that @khrystyana asked the models to do. The participants of #TheRealCatwalk were challenged to find parts of their body that they are growing to love. @rebeccajoean I am in awe of your honesty, openness and passion to inspire change. . . . #fujifilm #photographer #repostmyfujifilm #fujifilmxt2 #myfujifilm #TheRealCatwalk #RealDiversity #bodypositive #everyBODYisbeautiful #raw #body #beauty #diversity #london #trafalgarsquare #inclusivity #representationmatters #real #beautyhasnoboundaries #allbodiesaregoodbodies #beautybeyondsize #bodylove #bodyacceptance #confidence #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhitephoto

#INMYFEELINGS #INMYFEELINGSCHALLENGE x @champagnepapi 💃🏾: @mileskeeney 🎥: @jaynaphotography Via @peridancecapeziocenter . — often times the boxes that society are made for us, aren’t ones we fit in & that’s okay. — . ⭐️ Moments like these keep me motivated and inspired, no matter if you’re 2’7” or 6’6” if you want to dance DO IT. & be so great that they can’t deny you even if they TRIED. also reminds me that dancing should make you HAPPY. #THEBOURBONJUMPEDOUT FYI: #REPRESENTATIONMATTERS and #BIGBOYSDANCETOO don’t let them tell you otherwise 😉 . . . Repost via @hippypotter — #dance #dancevideo #inmyfeelings @theshaderoom #inmyfeelingschallenge #dotheshiggy @danceon #danceon #choreography #trending #jazzfunk #nyc #scorpion #tsr #tsrtalent #hiphopdance #epicdancevideos

Beloveds! Save the date: the live Facial Recognition Comedy show returns to @westsidecomedy in #santamonica on Sunday, August 12th at 9pm with a killer lineup featuring stand-up comics seen on HBO, Conan, Netflix, and more! Tickets are only $10 at westsidecomedy.com and there’s free parking in the adjacent structure ( #3). . . . #facialrecognitioncomedy performs stand-up at 9pm on the second #sunday of every month at #westsidecomedy in Santa Monica. Tickets available for upcoming shows on WestsideComedy.com . . . . New podcast episode every Tuesday on your favorite apps, including @itunes @spotify and more! Subscribe and rate/review the Facial Recognition Comedy podcast on #itunes to automatically enter a raffle to win prizes! . . . . #standupcomedy #comedy #standup #thingstodoinla #livecomedy #comedyshow #womenofcolor #womensupportingwomen #womensupportwomen #representation #representationmatters #peopleofcolor #browngirl #browngirls #browngirlmagic #desi #southasian #southasia #wearenotthesameperson #facialrecognition #funnywomen #funnymeme #memedaily

#Repost @kellenforcongress ・・・ Great job, Nevada! 👏🏻 . “Nevada seeks to make history with first female-majority legislature” 🙌🏻 . “I think women need to encourage other women to run” 💯🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏿‍♀️ . Check out the article: http://www.ksbw.com/article/nevada-seeks-to-make-history-with-first-female-majority-legislature/22150644 . #diversity #representationmatters . #KellenForCongress

💃🏿🤸🏽‍♀️💃🏿 #actualfootageofme #bendingoverbackwards - raising my three - to be the very best they can be jokes 😉 it’s actually #MiSTY one of the greatest athletes//artists of our time: note i don’t preface these with black or female though they are front and center as she #SHiNES #representationmatters #WomenSupportingEmpoweringAndInspiringOtherWomen #This_TRiBE

My toddler is pretty rough with the zipper pouches I customized just for her. The good news is, these bags endure. The print hasn’t faded. The zipper isn’t loose. No threads hanging. They’re still standing strong. Take a look at my bags today. Melanin on the outside. You decide what’s inside. Try The Trini Gee. #trinigeeisme #representationmatters #blackculture #afroart #zipperpouch #zipperpouches #zipperbag @trinigeeisme

I’m actually obsessed with her outfit 😍 #Repost @lilybrhodes with @get_repost ・・・ A week and a half since returning from Florida, and I’m finally caught up on school work. 😅 I celebrated with a nice long ride and enjoyed some one on one time it’s this sweet guy. 💓✨ Random question for you guys: do any of you listen to music while you ride? I’ve started playing music while riding recently (hence the stylish fanny pack😉) and I think Charlie likes it! I feel like it keeps us focused. 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 Top and breeches from @r.j.classics 😘❤️ #diverseequestrians #diversityandinclusion #representationinriding #representationmatters #disabledequestrian

COVER REVEAL 😍❤️😍Coming Aug 28. According to @sljournal : Six kids are removed from their classmates and placed in their own room for a weekly discussion. Their teacher’s rules are clear. “Every Friday . . . the six of you will leave my classroom at two p.m. and come into Room 501. You’ll sit in this circle and you’ll talk. When the bell rings at three, you’re free to go home.” Predictably, at first the kids don’t want to say a word, but when Haley starts bringing in a hand recorder, something cracks open. Esteban is able to talk about his dad, recently taken by the police and sent back to another country. Amari about the restrictions put on black boys in America. Ashton on being one of the few white kids in their Brooklyn school. But it’s Haley herself that has the hardest time talking. About her mom’s death. Her dad’s incarceration. As the room comes together and bonds, people listen to one another and everyone gets an ending. Happy or not. #yabooks #youngadult #representationmatters #brooklyn #deportation #blackboys #thisisamerica #bookstagram #weneeddiversebooks #wndb #jacquelinewoodson #coverreveal #bookish #blackwriter #blackwriters

STEM education has the power to impact every single one of us. Not only does it prepare kids for the technological innovations that they will undoubtedly experience in their lifetime, It also teaches problem-solving and critical thinking, as well as giving kids the edge that they will need to flourish in growing career fields! #STEM 📷🎨: @lwbeanu

The House of Meka’s coat of arms. It features the House’s symbols. Their totem, the rhinoceros. The Nigerian flag. The Maasai shield and spears. Read more about the Mekas in THY HOUSE, available now on Amazon. #thyhouse #rhino #rhinoceros #coatofarms #conceptart #bookart #characterart #nigerians #kenyans #maasai #lagos #nairobi #mombasa #yalit #yanovel #yabook #yafiction #youngadult #youngadultbooks #weneeddiversebooks #representationmatters

😘 #Repost @alyshadelvalle • • • • • No Statue of Liberty ever greeted our arrival to this country.. we did not, in fact, come to the United States at all. The United States came to us. ~ Luis Valdez #chicano #playwright #actor #producer #writer #creator #original #activist #elteatrocampesino #delano #california #representationmatters ♥️ ..... Appreciate my tank @workclothingbrand ❣️ #chicana

In honor of @mbusam_pageant finals night being ☝🏾 week away, today’s Saturday Spotlight highlights Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers, the first black woman to be crowned Miss Universe Great Britain in the pageant’s 66-year history. The 25-year-old will go on to represent the United Kingdom at the international 2018 Miss Universe competition later this year. • Originally from Anguilla, a British territory in the Caribbean, Rogers never aspired to be a beauty queen. Instead, she played competitive sports, dreamed of becoming an Olympic heptathlete, and competed in the Commonwealth Games twice. However, a knee injury deterred her from the Olympics. That’s when she decided to pursue pageantry while simultaneously studying for the bar exam—which she recently passed—in order to become a barrister. • Rogers says preparing for the Miss Universe Great Britain competition was more challenging than training for a sports match. “Being in a pageant you have to undergo a kind of surgical examination of yourself, your ambitions...in pageantry, the mind is the focal point, and the mind is, I think, the hardest muscle to master.” • Prior to her win, the University of Birmingham graduate told Pageants News that she believes she is the first woman to compete in Miss Universe Great Britain with dreadlocks. When questioned on whether or not she’d consider straightening her hair for the competition. She refused. • She said, “I felt that it was very important for me to represent my cultural identity and to represent myself truly on this platform. This is a part of who I am. If you’re going to take one part of me, you’re going to take all of me.” • #mbdcusam18 #mbusam #mbusam18 #mbtusam #mbdcusamsaturdayspotlight #representationmatters #preparedtorepresent #pageantry #historymaker #blackpageantqueen • Sources: @blackenterprise @astoldby_dee @missuniversegreatbritain