My Nana, Roberta “Bobbie” Brewer will always be one of the dearest people to me. Relics of her life are peppered throughout our home and serve as daily touchstones for me. I have had the Native American beaded collars necklace pictured below for a few years now, and recently my mom found and gave me the sister piece (above). They are so gorgeous I can barely handle it and their beauty is only enhanced knowing they belonged to my Bobbie. I am seeing this paired with a printed dress aka a “caftan moment” or a simple long maxi. How would you rock these?
June 20, 2013
Belonged to Bobbie
Third annual Valentine’s Day post of @katemadeira’s badass resistance embroidery. Love trumps hate. ❤️
February 14, 2019
What are some of the ways you’re celebrating Black History month? We are always trying to find ways we can walk the walk, not just in February but all year long. Some ideas; supporting black-owned businesses, supporting charities that empower communities of color, reading books by authors of color, exposing ourselves to art, films, stories, podcasts, web series, and varying works by black people. We can also look and learn about so many hidden figures who’ve built this beautiful country. I’d love to hear other ideas in the comments. One not-so-hidden figure to learn from is the glass-ceiling-breaker Shirley Chisholm whom I imagine would be very proud that her legacy has led to so many female candidates and leaders today. “Shirley Chisholm had long been known for breaking barriers. Four years before, she’d become the first black U.S. Congresswoman in history as a Representative of her New York district. When she launched her primary campaign in January of ‘72, she became the first black person to seek the presidential nomination from one of the two major parties (the first woman was Margaret Chase Smith, who sought the Republican nomination in 1964). Her slogan was: “Unbought and Unbossed.” – @history
February 12, 2019