learninglifethrulove

Black. Lesbian. Woman. Feminist. Brooklyn-bred. NYC influenced. Occasional Poet. Life critic. Lover & a Fighter.

hoping this tumblr serves as a journey of my life. the images i post are usually images that are in alliance with my beliefs, politics, or values. Or perhaps they are so striking to me that i just have to post them. I hope you enjoy! I hope you follow, reblog, and give me thoughts, questions and opinions!


Ask me whatcha want!  
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eclipsed-wren:

This time we have double the trouble done in black with more than a dash of eroticism. My mother took the photos while one of my best friends and I grasped each other with a certain kind of intensity.

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briandickerdown:

hanaavecunnete:

I met him and heard him live , changed my life. 

This is one of my favorites

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justlocdme:

Would you?
I really don’t know what to say..the pic speaks for its self.. 
PHOTO: Asha Zulu Mandela

justlocdme:

Would you?

I really don’t know what to say..the pic speaks for its self.. 

PHOTO: Asha Zulu Mandela

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knowhomo:

LGBTQ* People, Events and Insight 
Essence.com’s first lesbian couple feature in “Bridal Bliss”
Bride: Aisha Mills Bride: Danielle Moodie 
 Occupations: Aisha, Public Affairs Consultant; Danielle, Environmental Lobbyist Hometown: Washington, D.C. 
 Wedding Location: Orchard Hill at Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island, NY
 Weding Date: August 7, 2010 

That What Friends Are For When Aisha’s dear friend Rashad accepted a job in NYC, he invited her and another close friend over to help him pack and reflect on his life in Washington D.C. But when Danielle walked through the door, Aisha put down the cardboard boxes and the packing tape and focused on the vision of love in front of her. It was love at first sight. “Danielle and I sat in Rashad’s window sill and talked about our lives for hours,” Aisha remembers. Six and a half years later, Aisha and Danielle continue their conversation of love.
Sushi Surprise For their first date, Aisha took Danielle to Perry’s in Adam’s Morgan, D.C. Five years later, Aisha invited her sweetheart back. Aisha suggested she wear something special, and Danielle obliged. As the two sat on the rooftop terrace, eating sushi, sipping cocktails and reminiscing on their relationship, Danielle was shocked to realize their server was Sheldon, the same waiter who had served them five years before. As Sheldon set a plate down on the table he said, “This is the special of the night, five years in the making.” “Nestled in the sushi is my engagement ring,” Danielle gushes. “I burst into tears as Aisha said, ‘Will you marry me?’ Then an entire storm broke out across D.C.” The clouds were not about to spoil their special night, though. Aisha had another surprise for her new fiancee. They headed down the street to a champagne lounge named Napoleons. “We walk inside and go downstairs and as I walk in the door all our friends say, ‘Surprise!’ and ‘Congratulations!’ Aisha and Danielle finished the night off basking in their love with friends and sipping on their signature cocktail — the “La Danisha,” a play on their name.

Love Is All You Need Before learning that they could apply for a marriage license in their hometown, Aisha and Danielle had resolved to file in Connecticut where marriage was legal. “I thought, ‘It’s a travesty that we have to go through a series of hoops and hurdles just to say ‘I do,’” says Danielle. “But at the same time the amount of love that we have is so tremendous that there would be no obstacle high enough to keep it from happening.” On December 18, 2009, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty signed a bill to legalize marriage for gay and lesbian couples. In March 2010, the bill became law and Danielle and Aisha and other couples in limbo were able to apply for their marriage licenses in the nation’s capital. “To do it at home was really the wowing part for us,” Aisha says.

(Essence.com Article) 

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* People, Events and Insight 

Essence.com’s first lesbian couple feature in “Bridal Bliss”

Bride: Aisha Mills Bride: Danielle Moodie 

 Occupations: Aisha, Public Affairs Consultant; Danielle, Environmental Lobbyist Hometown: Washington, D.C. 

 Wedding Location: Orchard Hill at Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island, NY

 Weding Date: August 7, 2010 

That What Friends Are For When Aisha’s dear friend Rashad accepted a job in NYC, he invited her and another close friend over to help him pack and reflect on his life in Washington D.C. But when Danielle walked through the door, Aisha put down the cardboard boxes and the packing tape and focused on the vision of love in front of her. It was love at first sight. “Danielle and I sat in Rashad’s window sill and talked about our lives for hours,” Aisha remembers. Six and a half years later, Aisha and Danielle continue their conversation of love.

Sushi Surprise For their first date, Aisha took Danielle to Perry’s in Adam’s Morgan, D.C. Five years later, Aisha invited her sweetheart back. Aisha suggested she wear something special, and Danielle obliged. As the two sat on the rooftop terrace, eating sushi, sipping cocktails and reminiscing on their relationship, Danielle was shocked to realize their server was Sheldon, the same waiter who had served them five years before. As Sheldon set a plate down on the table he said, “This is the special of the night, five years in the making.” “Nestled in the sushi is my engagement ring,” Danielle gushes. “I burst into tears as Aisha said, ‘Will you marry me?’ Then an entire storm broke out across D.C.” The clouds were not about to spoil their special night, though. Aisha had another surprise for her new fiancee. They headed down the street to a champagne lounge named Napoleons. “We walk inside and go downstairs and as I walk in the door all our friends say, ‘Surprise!’ and ‘Congratulations!’ Aisha and Danielle finished the night off basking in their love with friends and sipping on their signature cocktail — the “La Danisha,” a play on their name.

Love Is All You Need Before learning that they could apply for a marriage license in their hometown, Aisha and Danielle had resolved to file in Connecticut where marriage was legal. “I thought, ‘It’s a travesty that we have to go through a series of hoops and hurdles just to say ‘I do,’” says Danielle. “But at the same time the amount of love that we have is so tremendous that there would be no obstacle high enough to keep it from happening.” On December 18, 2009, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty signed a bill to legalize marriage for gay and lesbian couples. In March 2010, the bill became law and Danielle and Aisha and other couples in limbo were able to apply for their marriage licenses in the nation’s capital. “To do it at home was really the wowing part for us,” Aisha says.



(Essence.com Article

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yes.

yes.

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This shit is too deep.


strokeofagnius:

cityratchronicles:

ferrarisheppard:

Who’s your momma?

POWERFUL

This is why I don’t discuss race with people.

This shit is too deep.

strokeofagnius:

cityratchronicles:

ferrarisheppard:

Who’s your momma?

POWERFUL

This is why I don’t discuss race with people.

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Genuine love is rarely an emotional space where needs are instantly gratified. To know love we have to invest time and commitment… Dreaming that love will save us, solve all our problems or provide a steady state of bliss or security only keeps us stuck in wishful fantasy, undermining the real power of the love — which is to transform us. bell hooks  (via transformfeminism)

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