Lakin Ogunbanwo

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How to do breakfast in bed #abapastiche

How to do breakfast in bed #abapastiche

We are over exposed and under developed. Thanks to social media and the internet everything is so much more accessible. We fall in love with portrayals of other people’s lives and fail to invest our time with those that truly matter. We forget that relationships are a means of personal enrichment and development. Instead we make comparisons and fall into traps on envy. Young girls start what should be the best years of their lives insecure. And women tear each other down. Men use pride as a bandaid to cover their scars. We lose our humility and trade our joy with fleeting superficial moments. If there was an X-ray that showed a relative portrayal of the lives we are so quick to show off, would it be accurate? A lot of us don’t think we struggle with jealousy or envy. But it’s not in the moments of strength that we battle these things, it’s in the shadows of vulnerability. In the words of Colleen Rouse “You make an inferior imitation but you make a superior original. Why don’t you just be you?” :) #itsajourney #joyisachoice

We are over exposed and under developed. Thanks to social media and the internet everything is so much more accessible. We fall in love with portrayals of other people’s lives and fail to invest our time with those that truly matter. We forget that relationships are a means of personal enrichment and development. Instead we make comparisons and fall into traps on envy. Young girls start what should be the best years of their lives insecure. And women tear each other down. Men use pride as a bandaid to cover their scars. We lose our humility and trade our joy with fleeting superficial moments. If there was an X-ray that showed a relative portrayal of the lives we are so quick to show off, would it be accurate? A lot of us don’t think we struggle with jealousy or envy. But it’s not in the moments of strength that we battle these things, it’s in the shadows of vulnerability. In the words of Colleen Rouse “You make an inferior imitation but you make a superior original. Why don’t you just be you?” :) #itsajourney #joyisachoice

D’où Venons Nous? Que Sommes Nous? Où Allons Nous? Sunday Cherry?

D’où Venons Nous? Que Sommes Nous? Où Allons Nous? Sunday Cherry?

Can We Discuss 'An African City' Frankly?

msunderstoodwoman:

I am one of the women who watch the YouTube series, ‘An African City’. The series has been lauded ‘The Next Sex and The City’, a ‘ground breaking web series’, and ‘one for the returnees’, as well as ‘Ghana’s own Girlfriends’.

Now, as humorous as the show is, as a Ghanaian woman educated and…

Talk about that gold suga. A.Au Summer 2014. My sister does it again. #livegolden

Talk about that gold suga. A.Au Summer 2014. My sister does it again. #livegolden

Anonymous said: Hey! I'm curious to know what products you use for your hair. are you mixed race btw? because that might be the explanation for the texture of your hair... I have natural hair right now but i would like to use something to make it look more like your black and white picture with the caption "cheese." thanks!

Hi there, I’m not sure what I used on that particular day and I don’t have a specific regimen because I like to try different products. In fact I’m still trying to figure out what works for my hair. It doesn’t retain moisture very well. Buuuut. I may have an answer for you. I think that for the “wet look” I did: rose water and aloe (i put it in a spray bottle) I found that this helped to retain moisture in my curls and keep them defined, almost like a natural leave in conditioner. I would have also used an oil based mixture such as shea butter x jojoba oil x coconut oil. Coconut oil and shea butter make me break out so be careful with it, a little goes a long way. All the best and just remember to have fun with it! 

Benefits of rose water and aloe for hair: can) http://healthtipsforwomenhealth.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/rose-water-for-hair-care/

http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/aloe-vera-for-hair/

what's in a name?

amadblackwoman:

I have got a name that makes tongues flip, dip and dance as they try to
do the charleston over a name as foreign as the hair on my head.
I asked my mother-
why she attached so many syllables to my being,
like lockets to a necklace-
wasn’t the plain silver of a name like Jennifer-
fine for…

Going home.

amadblackwoman:

I am terrified of going home. It feels thoroughly un- Ghanaian of me to admit it, that I am afraid to return to the place where I am from, but it is the truth of the thing. With no pleasantries to dress up my fear, into polite hesitance, it is clear that I am scared that I have grown too big to…

I live three minutes away. Not a good thing.

I live three minutes away. Not a good thing.

Photo Diary: Tybee Island, Savannah

Photo Diary: Tybee Island, Savannah

theafricannomad said: waiting for you to make some 2014 posts to danasparadigmshift ^_^

Wow just seeing this. It feels great to know that you enjoy my work. I’ll update it soon so keep an eye out :) thank you!

"Can you understand? Someone, somewhere, can you understand me a little, love me a little? For all my despair, for all my ideals, for all that - I love life. But it is hard, and I have so much - so very much to learn."

Sylvia Plath, The Journals of Sylvia Plath (via observando)

Found a few gems

Found a few gems

Masaccio x Nachtwey

Masaccio x Nachtwey