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Haha this is excellent work! The pose and angle both accomplish the model's desires as well as showcasing your skill as a photographer....


my dear,

who told you that it was wrong to love the skin that covers your bones. who told you it was wrong to love with a heart open, a mouth quick, hands strong, and feet steady? who told you that it was wrong to yearn for someone fill the cracks in you that the world so easily gave you—who told you it was even worse to seal your own cracks and heal your own bruises? who told you that your love was wrong, that people can’t love each other both regardless and because of their twisted hearts and battered minds?

my darling,

who told you that fighting yourself for your existence not normal? who told you that the only battles worth fighting are the ones we witness? who told you that people are the worse demons? who told you that only those who are weak feel broken? who told you that every hurt has a reason for its existence? who told you that your pain doesn’t matter because others have it worse? who told you that strength comes only from power? who told you that sometimes bravery is not just breathing?

my love,

who told you that you must stand in the face of our love fists raised and knees locked? who told you that love pities the weak and flees from the strong? who told you that to love your feet must be weary and hands bruised? who told you that love exists in a vacuum? who told you that you must love someone romantically for it to be true? who told you that the truest form of love exists only in sex? who told you I cannot love from the marrows of my bones and you be worthy of it?

my world,

who told us that we must sit—eyes forward and mouths shut? who told us that we must take beatings and make no sounds? who told us that our voices waver in the face of truth? who told us that our fight was over before it began? who told us that our legs were too weak for us to stand on? who told us that we are indecisive, shallow, vain creatures? who told us that our hearts had to harden, that our ears had to close, and that our eyes had to shut? who told us were powerless?

myself and my peers,

you will live. you are not weak. you are not useless. you are not voiceless. you will not stop here. you will pass the age of __. you will not run that blade across your skin. you will eat. you will sleep. you will not just survive. you will live. you will speak. you will sing in that off-key, nails-scratching voice of yours. you will not allow anyone to silence you. you will live. you will love. you will speak. you will live.

my elders,

we will not quietly sit. we will not idly listen. we will not brokenly love. we will raise our voices. we will let the world hear us. we will cry where you will notice. we will not hide behind brick walls or computer screens. we will not stop until you hear us. we will not stop until the foundations of oppression and injustice are erased. we will not forget our history. we will not pause our present. we will not stop living for the future.

we will not be silent.


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Spoken Word and Hip-Hop

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 1, 2013, 6:06 PM

Speech rules our daily  interactions: from the job we hold to the friends we cherish and who we respect and follow. Most of the time, we fail to realize the total impact that words have on our psyche, personality, and poise. Instead, people tend to gravitate towards those who speak like them, whether that criteria is based on vocabulary, accent, and/or individual tones and overtures.

Spoken word and hip-hop arguably stand as the two primary forces of the power of speech. Countless examples exist that showcase the influence the two concepts have on both moral actions and human accountability. The duo inspire countless thousands to speak up and let their ideas flow. Moreover, both spoken word and hip-hop push the predetermined boundaries that society leaves upon itself and encourages listeners to set out upon their own paths. Both movements push people to dream, create, and inspire others to pave new roads to success, to allow others to break the glass ceilings that are placed within their flights, and to abolish any and all self-doubts that they will fail to accomplish what they set out for.

The following videos were compiled in an effort to inspire others to let their imaginations soar and to encourage them to listen to their hearts and let life go where it may. The artists and poets below are shining examples that one should never forget their dream.

Without further ado:

"551" by Dessa

"I Try (feat. Mary J. Blige)" by Talib Kweli

"Scars/To the New Boyfriend" by Rudy Francisco

"Mind Playing Tricks on Me" by Geto Boys

"Poem Postmarked for the Middle East" by Usman Hameedi

"Freedom Ain't Free" by Brother Ali

"Dear Straight People" by Denice Frohman

"The Room We Hide In" by Grieves

"Homcidal Rainbow" by Kai Davis

"Searching for Some Beautiful" by Sadistik

"Ten Respones to the Phrase 'Man Up'" by Guante

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blackwolf-dragon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
How are you doing lately?
MurphyParys Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Breaks through wall* HAPPY BIRTHDAY *throws streamers in copious amounts*
sstando Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Thanks for fav+ :)
GabiMiyuki Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you log on soon :grump: haven't heard from you for LOOOOOOOOOOONG :la:
LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Writer
My apologies, hun!!! :hug: How are things going with you?

 Happy New Year and all the other well wishes I have missed giving you :faint:
NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You replied so Late D: Seriously I have missed you :heart: :huggle: I think we will note each other :) And wishes are not that necessary :huggle:
little-wolf-child Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
thank you for the llama in return I do appreciate it allot. :)
LeaHenning Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you dearly for faving my work :heart:
LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Writer
You are most welcome, m'dear. Sorry for the late reply! :heart:
NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I MISSED YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!! SORRY!! Happy birthday and a happy new year!
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday hun! Take care, and stay happy
LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you for the kind words hun :hug:...

sorry, I  have been wrapped up in other things  and unable to log on :T
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No worries. We're here now aren't we :)

Me2Smart4U Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:party: Happy Birthday :party:
I Hope U Have A Blessed And Wonderful Day.
May All Your Wishes Come True :heart:
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