changing paradigms and shit.

I like to think of myself as the bastard lovechild of Miriam Makeba and Malcolm X dressed in a vintage susohiki kimono. I am highly stylized, opinionated but classic and useful as decoration -just like a woman ought to be.

#xoDVF is a Salone titi who's #changingparadigmsandshit on youtube.com/xoDVF. This tumblr chronicles my life as a hueman lover, writer, creative and social entrepreneur. Expect my holistic health teachings including mindful eating, raw food recipes, natural skin and hair regimens, #africangirllonghair. I spread light by way of discussions on being an Afropolitan in Americannah, loving the tragically colored, enlightenment, collective consciousness, philanthropy and spirituality #knowthyself.

Some may be humored, most aroused, others disgusted, all enlightened- you're welcome.

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Love and light, xoDVF

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inna mi pum pum shorts + skimming through my newest #photography #coffeetable #book: #Passages by #CarolBeckwith #AngelFisher + sealing w/ #HairSilk from @rapunzelthefutureofhair #enter the #giveaway #youtube.com/xoDVF #xoDVFgiveaway #blogger #naturalhair #myday #African #aguafresca #diy #water

inna mi pum pum shorts + skimming through my newest #photography #coffeetable #book: #Passages by #CarolBeckwith #AngelFisher + sealing w/ #HairSilk from @rapunzelthefutureofhair #enter the #giveaway #youtube.com/xoDVF #xoDVFgiveaway #blogger #naturalhair #myday #African #aguafresca #diy #water

1st world tastebuds. #soursop what’s your fav tropical fruit? #brekkie #fruit #rawfood #vegan #breakfast #dvfeats #native to #African #Cuba #WestIndies #tropical #nomnomnom #vscocam #xodvf #goodmorning

1st world tastebuds. #soursop what’s your fav tropical fruit? #brekkie #fruit #rawfood #vegan #breakfast #dvfeats #native to #African #Cuba #WestIndies #tropical #nomnomnom #vscocam #xodvf #goodmorning

kindly share #individuals, #organizations, #links, #scholarlypapers, #topic suggestions, #videos, #books, etc… @africangirllonghair #xoDVF #AfricanHair #NaturalHair #BlackHair #9ether #KinkyHair #NaturalHairdoescare #NHD

kindly share #individuals, #organizations, #links, #scholarlypapers, #topic suggestions, #videos, #books, etc… @africangirllonghair #xoDVF #AfricanHair #NaturalHair #BlackHair #9ether #KinkyHair #NaturalHairdoescare #NHD

my Spirit demanded to be born in #Africa, that palm wine #turnup  #whatchuknowboutit #lol #tbt #babyDVF #itsmybirthday #xoDVF  (at inching out of my mother’s vagina)

my Spirit demanded to be born in #Africa, that palm wine #turnup #whatchuknowboutit #lol #tbt #babyDVF #itsmybirthday #xoDVF (at inching out of my mother’s vagina)

melanin

"melanin is memory.
is the blue weight of the ocean. sewn into the red dusk of sky. living in the soil of your body.
it is alive. 
leaping and sweeping you. against. into the sun. 
your skin was the first astronaut. the first in space.
you touch. and talk. are intimate with the sun. everyday. and do not perish.
melanin.
is the world. before this world. 
before the word. slave. 
during the word. slave. 
after the word. slave. 
it is the books. written into yourself. 
wild math in the pads of your feet. 
soft science in your hair. 
language down your back. invention in your mouth.
melanin is why you are still alive after. the torching. 
it is a second lung. the next heart. and the next heart. and the next. 
a never ending. regenerative. breathing thing. 
a ceremony of life. while you are asleep. 
a cosmos. in conversation.
melanin is a wisdom that knew. 
hate would be the anti-light come to devour. defile. 
a wisdom that did not flinch. 
a wisdom that is not bothered by such things.
melanin is memory.
your memory.”
nayyirah waheed (via @nayyirahwaheed)

when your words inspire their words. a piece written by Nayyirah Waheed inspired by my ‘melanin : is a blessing’ series on #youtube.com/xoDVF #BlessUp // read the full #poem on #nayyirahwaheed.tumblr.com/ #xoDVF #Writer #instaquote #melanite #Africa #tumblr #childrenofthesun #9ether #fvcktheirpropaganda #knowthyself #BlackPeople #Universeisonyourside #changingparadigmsandshit

when your words inspire their words. a piece written by Nayyirah Waheed inspired by my ‘melanin : is a blessing’ series on #youtube.com/xoDVF #BlessUp // read the full #poem on #nayyirahwaheed.tumblr.com/ #xoDVF #Writer #instaquote #melanite #Africa #tumblr #childrenofthesun #9ether #fvcktheirpropaganda #knowthyself #BlackPeople #Universeisonyourside #changingparadigmsandshit

i want 
work that is a relentless 
oasis. #nayyirahwaheed       #xodvf #vintage @souleilvintage

i want 
work that is a relentless 
oasis. #nayyirahwaheed #xodvf #vintage @souleilvintage

You told me I seemed haunted.
It was 3am and you could still smell the storm clouds under my skin.
You can’t quell depression by making love.
But we tried.
But we tried,
oh, we did.

“they called her witch because she knew how to heal herself.” @tevsmith

“they called her witch because she knew how to heal herself.” @tevsmith