just me and Erykah Badu at the office. ^_^ 

Erykah badu


I’ve been thinking about women lately. 

Lately my mind has been on work, food, ferguson, and women. 

Women are so damn beautiful.

Beautiful beings that are gifted with shifting bodies. 

Bodies that can be gentle and sweet but tough and strong. 

Strong women that love. 

Love between women is 


. She is a women

Women I am also. 

Also, I like her. 

Her eyes make me feel naked. 

Naked, as if I were just born.

Born out of darkness and into light

Light are our hands when they touch



Touch she 

She is a women

Women we both happen to be



me . one year on testosterone . ritual portraits ( self injection / haircut ) . philly, 2014

Over the course of the year, I’ve been pursuing and experimenting with self portraiture.  I’ve been photographing myself more as a figuration of my spirit.  I’ve been stepping away from a society that consistently fetishizes trans bodies.  Constantly finding ways to shift, restructure, and re-create a gaze that I may not necessarily have control over. 

Yesterday, I spent my one year in Philly, surrounded by loved ones.  I decided to conduct my bi-weekly ritual with them by my side in order to celebrate and share one of the most important process in my life.  There were four of us in the room, but I felt more spiritual presence as I continued on with my process.  My spirits were watching over me. I felt protected and loved. I am looking forward to developing my career as an artist, and to consistently look at myself.  I want to be better.  I want my work to continue to be filled with love, identity, and honor.   

To be able to share this ceremonious moment with amazing, beautiful, and talented, individuals was an honor.  Thank you. 

Photos taken by Allison McDaniel, Tiona McClodden, and Lorna Williams

one of the most amazing humans I have the pleasure of knowing. <3 

(Source: kingtexas.net)

The perfect bae exist inbetween Baldwin and Shakur.&lt;3 
Both my boos is published. lol 

The perfect bae exist inbetween Baldwin and Shakur.<3 

Both my boos is published. lol 

uh bye.

Saying sorry is like using up your daytime minutes. They definitely run out, and if you talk to much shit they run out QUICK..

Try next month playa!

Anonymous asked:

i have a question, im having an identity issue. im dominican. my friends always call me white or white girl because i have such pale skin (but i dont have white features... at least i dont think i do) and these comments bother me because im not white, im dominican. i only know my my moms side of the family and their all different and have different skin tones black, white, ect. i saw your post on being dominican and i wanted your opinion on whats my race.

Afro-Sunflower Answer:

Hey hey, 

If what your friends call you bothers you say something. I know it may seem like something small but for a long time I did not like being called black, not because I rejected my blackness but because I’m Dominican (I’ve come a ways from that) but its just what YOU would rather be called. You’re not white, you might not identify or reap the benefits of being white.  Its as simple as your Dominican, and would rather just be addressed as such. Speak to your friends, let them know that although its a small comment, it really makes you feel away because that is not who you are. 

As far as how you choose to identify, Dominicans essentially have 3 roots, Taino Indian, Spanish and Africa from what we know. Some people choose to identify with one and others with all its really all your choice. Your skin color does not make you more or less Dominican. My family from both sides is all shades from my abuela being like milk to my grandpa looking black as night. Identify how ever makes YOU feel good. I battle with it still sometimes but as long as you know your history, respect your cultures and are proud of being where you’re from you’ll be good. I might never settle with one identification but for now I’m a Dominican women who loves her African heritage as well as respect the spanish and taino parts also.  

I’m reading this book called 

Black Behind The Ears; Dominican Identity From Museums to Beauty Shops" — its an amazing book and has helped me on my quest.

I wish you the best in finding yourself, and remember that if you’re comfortable with what you choose that is all that matters. 


selfless love ( in a series of tweets)

I discovered the real essence of love when I caught myself telling the person I love to be with someone else.. 

Maybe there are degrees to love that I’ve yet been able to grasp but the most selfless kinda love chooses happiness over anything..

@ the root, if I truly love you I wanna see you happy, with or without me.. 

My love for you isn’t intensified through me. I love you as an individual and not as a missing part of me. I love your essence and you exist without me therefore I love you 

Love Life Tweets


In case y’all forget, Kings, we need you. #mcm #luvblacklove #blacklove #blackisbeautiful #love


In case y’all forget, Kings, we need you. #mcm #luvblacklove #blacklove #blackisbeautiful #love


So I got a muse,

he makes me wanna move, 

with him, 



is so damn