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21 year old with big dreams and even bigger fears.


Which Hogwarts house will you be sorted into?

kaycreatesblog:

My name is Karyn (Kay) and creativity fuels my being! I love diving into new projects, coming up with new ideas and bringing them to life. I also enjoy inspiring others to do the same. 
I launched my first business , a non-profit website/organization “For Brown Girls” in the summer of 2011. Its mission is to celebrate darker shades of brown while combatting colorism and promoting self-love. I have been overjoyed to say the least by the amount of support my business has received. Not only are people inspired by the mission, but they want to know how I did it. Where did I find the courage and resources to put the plan for my business into action? They,too, have an idea for a business or blog but they don’t know where to start! 
So I gave advice, shared encouragement and lent my tips to anyone who asked. It was disheartening to find that so many people have these awesome ideas but are just too fearful to start. Afraid of failure, rejection, or that they won’t be able to “do it”. But- like Nike says…
Their fear prevented them from bringing their blog or business to life.
Then I came up with this idea. To help others take “Big Steps Over Small Fears”(<—I said that lol). Yup! You and I one on one working together to bring your brand to life! From learning how to navigate and properly utilize social media to creating a unique marketing plan for your business, I am here to help you. 
 
visit kay-creates.com, check out my services & email me for a free consultation!
 
(photo by Persnickety Photography)

Inspiring. Can’t believe she’s gone now.

kaycreatesblog:

My name is Karyn (Kay) and creativity fuels my being! I love diving into new projects, coming up with new ideas and bringing them to life. I also enjoy inspiring others to do the same. 

I launched my first business , a non-profit website/organization “For Brown Girls” in the summer of 2011. Its mission is to celebrate darker shades of brown while combatting colorism and promoting self-love. I have been overjoyed to say the least by the amount of support my business has received. Not only are people inspired by the mission, but they want to know how I did it. Where did I find the courage and resources to put the plan for my business into action? They,too, have an idea for a business or blog but they don’t know where to start! 

So I gave advice, shared encouragement and lent my tips to anyone who asked. It was disheartening to find that so many people have these awesome ideas but are just too fearful to start. Afraid of failure, rejection, or that they won’t be able to “do it”. But- like Nike says…

Their fear prevented them from bringing their blog or business to life.

Then I came up with this idea. To help others take “Big Steps Over Small Fears”(<—I said that lol). Yup! You and I one on one working together to bring your brand to life! From learning how to navigate and properly utilize social media to creating a unique marketing plan for your business, I am here to help you. 

 

visit kay-creates.com, check out my services & email me for a free consultation!

 

(photo by Persnickety Photography)

Inspiring. Can’t believe she’s gone now.

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Look, I mean to say this: When I began writing, I thought that everything should be defined by the writer. For example, to say “the moon” was strictly forbidden; that one had to find an adjective, an epithet for the moon. (Of course, I’m simplifying things. I know it because many times I have written “la luna,” but this is a kind of symbol of what I was doing.) Well, I thought everything had to be defined and that no common turns of phrase should be used. I would never have said, “So-and-so came in and sat down,” because that was far too simple and far too easy. I thought I had to find out some fancy way of saying it. Now I find out that those things are generally annoyances to the reader. But I think the whole root of the matter lies in the fact that when a writer is young he feels somehow that what he is going to say is rather silly or obvious or commonplace, and then he tries to hide it under baroque ornament, under words taken from the seventeenth-century writers; or, if not, and he sets out to be modern, then he does the contrary: He’s inventing words all the time, or alluding to airplanes, railway trains, or the telegraph and telephone because he’s doing his best to be modern. Then as time goes on, one feels that one’s ideas, good or bad, should be plainly expressed, because if you have an idea you must try to get that idea or that feeling or that mood into the mind of the reader. If, at the same time, you are trying to be, let’s say, Sir Thomas Browne or Ezra Pound, then it can’t be done. So that I think a writer always begins by being too complicated: He’s playing at several games at the same time. He wants to convey a peculiar mood; at the same time he must be a contemporary and if not a contemporary, then he’s a reactionary and a classic. As to the vocabulary, the first thing a young writer, at least in this country, sets out to do is to show his readers that he possesses a dictionary, that he knows all the synonyms; so we get, for example, in one line, red, then we get scarlet, then we get other different words, more or less, for the same color: purple.

theresawerewolfinmybutt:

thetweetspeopleshit:

It’s so wonderful to know that someone who was a famous star on a old Disney Channel show and who is open with her sexuality gives someone the means to vent and act like a little twat on Twitter. Because you know, saying that your childhood is dead and destroyed just because she might prefer girls over boys is a very mature and very non-homophobic thing to say. Especially on a open social media website like Twitter.

These people are adults now. These people are shaping the future.

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22 hours ago
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I just saw a sci-fi book with a black person on the cover. Color me amazed. That is rare.

23 hours ago
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I thought I knew what I wanted to do. But now I’m back to being in that unsure place. The only thing I know now is that I don’t want to be here.

1 day ago
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faoschmidt:

Do you have any tips for the perfect New Year’s Eve kiss?

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2 weeks ago
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strangeasanjles:

skyetownsend:

The world’s logic is as follows:
Cornrows are so edgy!
Nail designs are so hip!
Lip injections are so in!
Hip hop is so dope!
“Black people who love hip hop with cornrows and big lips and designs on their nails are SO GHETTO!”

Basically.

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11 hours ago
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AlterNATIVE Education

wocinsolidarity:

Hey, guys! A couple of my friends at my university really need your help! They are a group of Native (mostly women) students who are trying to spread decolonized education (woooohoooo!!!!) to Native high schoolers on reservations and in New Mexico. It would really help
them out if you could donate something or signal boost this. They are not getting paid, but they need money to travel to the students. Any donation at all is helpful!

Here is what they have to say:

WHO ARE WE?

AlterNATIVE Education is an education-focused non-profit that works with Native American/American Indian students to teach them about the left out history of American Indians. Our facilitators are composed entirely of Columbia University students, the majority being of American Indian descent.

WHAT WE DO
AlterNATIVE Education is a peer-education and mentorship initiative that will ENGAGE students with Native histories, Native governments, Na-tive arts and Native current events, which are topics that are not talked about often enough in the classroom; EMPOWER Native students as community members, as individuals, as agents of change; and finally, ENCOURAGE Native students to seriously consider pursuing higher education through long-term mentorship. AlterNATIVE’s ultimate goal is to have 100% of AlterNATIVE mentees graduate from high school and apply to college.

SUMMER 2014

This summer, alterNATIVE education is expanding, going from four sites to six. This summer, our alterNATIVE education facilitators will be at:

Isleta Pueblo, NM Zuni Pueblo, NM
Pine Hill, NM To’hajiilee, NM
Farmington, NM Acoma Pueblo, NM

CONTACT US

Visit our website at
http://anativeeducation.com

Contact us at:
anativeeducation@gmail.com

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thecityhorse:

adriofthedead:

swearbythefrecklesonthemoon:

chekhovs:

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.
It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!
Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]
Go to the website HERE.

It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.

there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site
just click it once and you’re done

if all of my followers click, it’s more than a few thousand meals so.. please?

thecityhorse:

adriofthedead:

swearbythefrecklesonthemoon:

chekhovs:

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.

It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!

Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]

Go to the website HERE.

It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.

there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site

just click it once and you’re done

if all of my followers click, it’s more than a few thousand meals so.. please?

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22 hours ago
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What works in some people’s relationships won’t necessarily work in yours. Some couples like to got out on the weekends and party and be social, some people like to stay home and watch movies and cuddle all day and pretend that no one else exist.

If you and your “other” (significant or plaything, whatever you’re into) have make up sex after you fight, no talking required, that’s cool. But don’t come up to me and look at me funny when I say that I need to be mad for a little while before I can communicate clearly and make up with my boyfriend. We function differently, get out off my face

1 day ago
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pondsy:

Seriously guys, anyone who’s stressing about exams right now needs to give this a listen.

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2 weeks ago
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hey-nnister:

helioscentrifuge:

SHOTS FIRED

Damn that turned innocent to calling out sexism real fast

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2 weeks ago
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