before i invested in a mattress, i invested in this typewriter & if that doesn’t show my love for words, i don’t know what will.
to say i am obsessed with Bird is an understatement - it’s been 2.5 days & i have racks on racks of photos and videos.
best friends for life
Bird bird bird, b-bird's the word!
once upon a time, i attempted to surf in manhattan beach & i am kind of getting an itch to do it again
when you finally get all of your favorite humans together in one city 😭
spent the afternoon at getty villa.
grateful for you & your presence in my life.
🎶 you are the dancing queen, young & sweet 🎶
when your soulmate comes to town ♥️
exploring atlanta with my pops & twin ✨
Alexandria House, located in Koreatown off of Alexandria Street in Los Angeles serves as a transitional housing shelter for women and women with children. Founded in 1966, this house has helped 92% of the women find financial stability and permanent housing.
On June 23, 2018, Lightwork & PLK Nonprofit joined forces to create a day of self-love and self-care with the women of the house. Together, the women indulged in head-to-toe makeovers from a team of make-up artists, hairstylists and stylists. From there, we had a photographer waiting to take portraits of the ladies and here is where you saw the transformation and the peak in confidence as the women came to life with nonstop smiles and laughter.
Additionally, I was able to take each of the women aside and dive deep into their stories and their journey to where they are, which was a beyond humbling experience I am grateful to have. As of now, two of the stories are ready for your reading eyes, with a new one weekly. // Hit the link in bio to ready more! 📷 @marboswell 💡💡
sometimes you need to treat yo’self to a desert getaway 🌵
✨ t r a n s p a r e n c y ✨ a good percentage of my focus lately has been spent on turning my love inwards. i have a tendency to take too much on at once, always - it’s been this way for as long as i can remember. it’s rooted in not wanting to disappoint others, in being uncomfortable with the word “no”, with the ambition and drive attached to chasing my dreams and with being an empath who wants to take care of everyone. so, i am learning how to say no, how to listen to my body, and ultimately my mind for what i truly want/need. i am learning that it is okay to slow down and to put myself first. i am returning to a morning ritual that i lost, and placing a higher priority on meditation, daily affirmations and all around self care. i am essentially showing myself the love & tenderness that i show those i care about. while the journey has only begun within the last few weeks, i already feel different and more grounded.
Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Los Angeles-based artist, Ashley Lukashevsky (@ashlukadraws), who shapes the world she wants to see via the artwork she creates. One of her art pieces was selected by Common, Ty Dolla $ign, Kehlani and more to be on display at WE RISE — a 10-day pop-up festival centered around mental health for youth. I caught up with Ashley at the event's artist reception to learn about her journey through art and the impact she'd like to create. You can view my feature on wetakenote.com or by hitting the link in my bio ✌🏼 photography & designs by @fromabolivian for @wetakenote
sometimes i forget to slow down and take care of my self; so this morning, i am grateful for slow weekends filled with mother earth and good company 🌲