changing paradigms and shit.

I like to think of myself as the bastard lovechild of Miriam Makeba and Malcolm X relegated to vintage susohiki kimonos and ankara turbans /Africa taught me.

#changingparadigmsandshit on youtube.com/xoDVF

some may be humored / most aroused / others disgusted / all enlightened / you're welcome. dvfrederic[at]me.com

we feel that to reveal embarrassing or private things, we have given someone something, that, like a primitive person fearing that a photographer will steal his soul, we identify our secrets, our past and their blotches, with our identity, that revealing our habits or losses or deeds somehow makes one less of oneself. / this weekend @aboriginalsubstance met, connected and shared with one another those bits of ourselves that many hide. #ourtrueselves #unashamed #unapologetic. those are the relationships I crave. #today #daveeggers #whatisthewhat #summerreading #book #xoDVF #vsco #blogger #writer #africanliterature #sudan #jewelry from @frock.ed / #henna by #aboriginalsubstance #blessup

west afrika inna brooklyn yard. #xoDVF @michelawariebi @yaasoulrebel #africanwomen #printonprint #theyslaydaily #sisters #friends #curlfriends #naturalhair #wiwt(hen) #vsco

🔘🔘🔘 #xoDVF #whiteonwhite #bw #vsco #wiwt #ootd #tonight

if an outfit is worn and it wasn’t instagram-ed, was it actually worn? #seriousquestion #newworldnewrules #irepeatoutfitsreligiously #caughtmeinthesamelookdontexpectembarrasmentfromme #shamelesstings #iboughtiticanwearasoftenasichoose #pictured #myfav #tropical #flower #birdsofparadise #blogger #nowbacktodressyourwage #styledoesntcomewithapricetag #newoutfiteveryday? #basicbishtings
#zeen #lol

all american #3pointperpetration
1. I don’t eat mcdonalds. shocker.
2. I’m not all american. duh.
3. I don’t play ball. double duh. #forsale #collectible #23 #jordan #jersey from @blackmarketdc #theilk #vintage #schwinn #bicycle from #artuare #wiwt #shopblackmarket #blackmarketdc #mensvintage #womensvintage #naturalhair #blogger #basketball #hoop

neighborhood flower thief. #ifellinlovewiththisrosegarden #wepromiseeachotherourtomorrows #morningrun #roses #garden #tones #herbaceous #myfavthings #vsco #xodvf #colorful #flowers

xodaizzy How do you know yourself and live yourself?? It seems so easy for ppl but impossible for me :/

a decision is made, for some of us, it happens at a hound age, others much later. but ultimately, we each must make a choice to learn our true selves and to honor what we discover. I pray you overstand.

astonishedcreations depressing. Sorry for the rant, I would really love if we could keep this conversation private and to just hear some words of wisdom from you. Thank you

hi sis, forgive my delay. all I can offer is sincere love and bit of advice. know that your beauty lies in the richness of not merely your skin but the innate purpose behind it. you are blessed, never forget that. I pray you love and light.

overtly optimistic, some would say overly generous. #intheageoftrending #minimalism #dressforyourself #homage #ancestors #ethnic #moreismore #bettertogether #wearableart #wiwt #style #whotaughtyou #getfrockedup #vintage #fashion #color #xoDVF #blogger #rp #africanwoman #jewelry from @frock.ed #worldvintage #vsco

these amulets + talismans of love, strength, luck + protection make for inspired daily ritual. #whotaughtyou #getfrockedup #vintage #dior #runway #massai #choker #banjara #bellydancing #neckpiece #wearableart #xoDVF #wiwt #fashion #blogger #africanwoman #gracejones #jewelry from @frock.ed #worldvintage #vsco

where the soma meets the spirit, meet me there. #myview #color #inspiration #water #fire #sky #house #dc #vsco #color #love #summer #xoDVF

who taught you? : a @frock.ed #series paying homage to the #ancestors who inspire our celebratory stacking of armor. arms, ears, fingers, chest (and yes, toes and ankles too). #xoDVF #follow #getfrockedup #worldvintage #vintage #ethnic #choosewhoyoucelebrate #style #inspiration #fashion #blogger #wiwt #africanadorned #berber #tuareg #india #textile #navajo #dogon #morroco #angelafisher #book #art #photography #vsco / an archive of @oldnewcollectiv (at www.oldnewcollectiv.com)

#changingparadigmsandshit #quote #writer #xoDVF #words #thoughts #african #food #naija #africanfood #humor #lol #love #life #mindful #instagood #realg

innerstanding. #changingparadigmsandshit #quote #writer #xoDVF #words #thoughts #african #selfworth #wombman #african #creator #love #life #mindful #instagood

when you know better. #changingparadigmsandshit #quote #writer #xoDVF #words #thoughts #wombman #spiritual #love #life #mindful #instagood

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