It's #internationalwomensday! As an intersectional feminist who grew up in a misogynistic society ---- it goes without saying that I harbor a ton of complex opinions and emotions lol. Plus the fact that I have a daughter on the way has brought these feelings even more to the fore. Call it what you will... Protective instincts, letting my inner mamabear roar, or just a heightened sense of responsibility. While no family or community is identical I'm sure many of you that follow me can relate to some degree.. We're expected to be smart but at the same time if we don't fall into blind silent obedience like sheep then we are arrogant. Physically beat because good grades are a mandate but also shamed for developing intelligence outside of school - God forbid we don't grow up to become village idiots (with straight As though, duh!). We're shamed if we find ourselves divorced but resented if we're in happy, healthy relationships. Direct quote by a close female family member "all women want is attention from their husbands & she has that so what does she need me for???" As if the only acceptable status for women is misery and compliancy, how dare we want more or actually get more? What could we have POSSIBLY done to deserve more? They try to destroy it, they try so damn hard. Be accomplished so you look good on paper but don't actually achieve anything with it because your place is at home, quiet. Great opportunities are never met with pride or excitement just "oh, well you shouldn't do it.. I would never do that." Nothing more than an extension of themselves, no identity, inhuman, just an object, a vessel to carry their facade of a reputation and their fleeting dreams.. and eventually just an incubator to carry their do-overs. And so the cycle continues... I say, fuck the noise! Shoutout to all the strong, independent, and powerful women that inspire all of us. Extra hugs to those without inspirational women in their immediate lives.. But guess what? You get to be even stronger, even more badass.. you get to be a trailblazer and pave the road for the rest of us. We need you and are counting on you on this journey towards equality.
Had such an amazing day shooting with @sheamoisture4u yesterday! I've never been on a set with a nicer crew and team of influencers! I am poooooped tho! I have an hour and a half before I leave for the airport and need something super yummy to eat (NYC food >>>> LA food), but I'm not into breakfast lol.. What kinda yummy lunch can I find at 10:30am?!
New York tomorrow! but omg I have nothing to wear brb as I run to the mall! PS what's the best way to sanitize my space on the plane?! Lollll mama ain't tryina get sick! coat: @wantmylook, lashes: @lillylashes Doha, brows: @benefitcosmetics ka brow pomade, @kyliecosmetics brown sugar lip kit
I was so sure I did a Chandler smile cuz I was all awkward & nervous @kerrywashington is so freaking amazing so beautiful, kind, and unbelievably well spoken! @neutrogena couldn't have chosen a better brand ambassador! Loved checking out the new Hydro Boost line #BestSkinGoesTo
The rain in LA really needs to stop! It's making it so difficult to be productive, I haven't glammed in foreverrrrr! Thinking of better weather and finally posted my photo diary of my 2nd trip to Santorini last year! link in bio #Santorini#Greece#Oia http://liketk.it/2qrpX @liketoknow.it#liketkit#irenesarahtravels
Oh I'm not a DIY girl for a reason I found all this lost footage from my September trip to Folegandros and lemme tell youuu about this hot mess hat I didn't have time to buy a custom instagrammy hat before my trip but I figured it looked easy enough to make myself soooo I bought a floppy hat from DTLA ($10), some sequin ribbon and Pom Pom ribbon which wasn't even the color I wanted (roughly another $10), but then I forgot to pack my glue gun so I bought one and some glue sticks in Stockholm before I headed to Greece which cost literally almost $50 lol... A glue gun in the US is legit less than 10 bucks. Then I realized that my handwriting sucks and the brim on my hat was way too small (and what even IS that heart?! I had a hard time finishing off with a swirl lol). I purposely didn't bring the glue gun back with me because it was 220v lolllll teeeeeellll me I probably could have expedited a damn premade hat for the same $ I spent to DIY it oh well, A for effort and I did get a cute pic out of it earlier! This gorgeous property is @anemihotel btw :)
Song is also @waseemstark's and no it isn't available for download anywhere yet I've been stealing all his secret music lol my boo so talentEW! Extensions by @samglamm my lil off the shoulder two piece coverup is from @boohoousa@boohoo#folegandros#greece#irenesarahtravels