Self-care Saturdays: October 8, 2016
On Self-care Saturdays I share a collection of things to uplift and encourage from art to recipes to news and more. It’s all about sharing and passing love and beauty around. Have a beautiful weekend and take care of yourself and others.
Solange’s album A Seat at the Table is absolutely GORGEOUS! Bear with me while I post the new videos that just came out. Cranes in the Sky is a beautiful, artistic video. Don’t Touch My Hair is amazing and the carefree dancing at the end is amazing.
Ok. One more Solange entry. I absolutely loved this article by Bim Adewunmi about A Seat at the Table. You must read it. Here is my favorite paragraph from it.
Part of taking care of myself is visiting art galleries and museums. This week I saw a dope living exhibit. Look at these beautiful people reading and chilling in their fashionable clothes in their super fly living room! What?! Love! I think during this time of seemingly endless videos of my people being unjustly killed and oppressed, art like this becomes so important for many reasons.
Teju Cole’s photo of maps. There is something so beautiful about maps and the far-away dreams that come along with them. I love his photography because he has an eye for detail. He finds beauty in things many of us would pass by.
A photo posted by Teju Cole (@_tejucole) on Sep 23, 2016 at 10:59am PDT
There is something that all of us can do to help others no matter what our limitations are.
Those who look for life under the rubble of death.
Looking for a way to help those in Haiti who have been hurt by the hurricane? Jasper House Haiti empowers and educates women in Haiti. They are asking for donations of 30.00 to purchase kits (in Haiti to stimulate the economy) to pass out to women in need right now. Go here to learn more.
I love this illustration.
A video posted by SevelleVisuals (@illustration315) on Oct 8, 2016 at 11:33am PDT
These Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls by Sweet Potato Soul look delicious. #cleaneating
A photo posted by Jenné Claiborne (@sweetpotatosoul) on Sep 29, 2016 at 4:45am PDT
I walk often. It’s been shown to improve creativity (check this article) and it always calms my mind. Sometimes I’ll quietly pray while I walk or listen to some relaxing music and other times I’m just walking with my kids and talking the whole time. Either way, I come home refreshed.
From their site:
“We think democracy only works when it works for everyone. But since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, the landmark civil rights law, a number of states have passed unacceptable voting access laws that make it harder for people vote – particularly Black people and their allies in the rising new majority such as young people, students, and other people of color. That’s why we must stand together and call on our leaders to not only reauthorize the Voting Rights Act, but to fight back against new laws that undermine our freedom to vote, ensuring a democracy that works for everyone.“