Links I Like

As Black History Month comes to an end, I thought it was important to share some of the links that inspired me this month. As usual, my list ranges for fashion and body acceptance to travel and lifestyle. I hope I can share something that sparks your interests enough look into some of these topics yourself.

Black History Month

You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been. That old adage signifies why Black History Month is so important. Not only to the Black Community but to the world. I loved this post about a 5-Year-Old Recreates Photo Of An Iconic Woman Every Day Of Black History Month. Her mother is teaching her the importance of learning from the past. Something the United States is having MAJOR issues doing at the moment. I say Brava! to this young lady, may she grow up to be a leader.

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From well-known organizations like Black Lives Matter and The Innocence Project to female-focused organizations like Sister Love and the Trans Women of Color Collective. This list of 28 Organizations That Empower Black Communities covers the gamut of ways your money and time can help the Black Community year round.

I recently referenced “The Negro Traveler’s Green Book” in an article I wrote for the Huffington Post. This video is what sparked my interest in the book.

Travel

The Hardest Part Of Traveling No One Talks About is one of the most honest posts I’ve ever read.  As an avid traveler and part-time nomad I relate to it on many levels. Especially the part about your mind changing and the way you view the world changing. Yet no one acknowledges those changes because they can’t be seen visually.

For over 1300 years guests have stayed at this Onsen and I’m adding it to my list of things to see and do while in Japan. I won’t be visiting until 2018..but if they’ve been successful for over a thousand years already, what’s two more?

I know from personal experience that travel gives me the feels MUCH longer than shopping ever did. It’s just nice to have some science behind my theory, and The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things is my first piece of scientific evidence.

Fashion

I rarely post Men’s Fashion, but I had to share this inspiring video featuring the company Sharp Dressed Man. This father-son team not only donates designer suits to low-income men. They provide haircuts, food, and volunteer opportunities. I’ve volunteered with Dress For Success in the past, but this story really touched my heart. If you want to contribute, visit their Go Fund Me account.

The fashion brand Adiff is the perfect example of when Fashion meets Function! Designed for humanitarian causes, each item has a duel use. From a jacket that transforms into a tent to an overcoat that turns into a sleeping bag. Not only are you getting two for the price of one, for every item sold an item is given to a refugee.

Although I’d heard her music, I recently discovered Lizzo and am COMPLETELY obsessed. I saw this fun and funky body positive video promoting Lane Bryant’s “This Body” Campaign and needed to share it!

12 thoughts

  1. The hardest part of traveling – you will never be the same, you will never be able to accept closed minds, prejudices, ignorance, etc. I deal with it just by avoiding unnecessary discussions.

  2. I LOVE THIS! I am from Mobile, AL that has seen its share of racial tensions but I raised to empower others and respect everyone! I will def look at the links you shared and am proud to stand beside women of color! Cheers!

    1. Thanks for your support Maegan! Our country is going through a tough time, but we do really need to support each other and I appreciate you for that! <3

  3. Jealous that you’re traveling to Japan!! It’s on my bucket list. I also agree that you should spend your money on experiences, not things!

  4. Important to remember the history of the U.S. no matter how many years have passed, especially because it seems we are going backwards currently with Policy and Sentiment. We definitely have to keep speaking up 🙂

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