Be kind to yourself. Stop telling yourself that whatever you are struggling with “should” be easy. If something is hard for you, it is hard for you. There are probably Reasons, though those may just be how you are wired. Acknowledge these things. When you finish something hard, be proud! Celebrate a little.

And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward.

meowords:

✧ space is my place ✧

meowords:

✧ space is my place 

medievalpoc:

kodrevas:

medievalpoc:

crowtoed submitted to medievalpoc:

This is Maria Christian, my former cast director at the Michigan Renaissance Festival as her character, Princess Isaade M’boukou. Maria’s been designing and wearing African-Elizabethan fusion garb to MiRF for decades, so she has a few different gowns and headpieces in rotation. In addition to her duties keeping the stage acts organized, as Isaade she acts as an impresario at the feasts, talks about West African traditions and folklore, and is much needed and treasured PoC representation on the cast.

I go to the Michigan RenFest every year and I remember see this woman’s amazing dresses. Fun fact, we also have The Nun, who roams the grounds in a period habit trying to save souls and punishing nonbelievers. She’s also a very awesome black woman.

That sounds amazing and terrifying.

michigan ren fest representttt

tha vampire king, obviously 😛💉

tha vampire king, obviously 😛💉

😍 (at The Field Museum)

😍 (at The Field Museum)


Maria Tereschenko

Maria Tereschenko

abandonedography:

Pencil on paper, 2013 - Jun Cen

Original artwork for the animated short film Mutual Tunnels 

😸✨ (at Wicker Park Neighborhood)

😸✨ (at Wicker Park Neighborhood)

Everything a latte should be.  (at The Wormhole)

Everything a latte should be. (at The Wormhole)

rovrsi:

"the elegant universe" ph by nick knight for v magazine, summer 2014

Morning in Prague by Markus Grunau

sleepyberry:

daydreaming at night 

sleepyberry:

daydreaming at night 

petitpoulailler:

indigenousdialogues: 1907 Sarah Stilwell Weber (American; 1878-1939) ~ Collier’s Magazine cover

petitpoulailler:

indigenousdialogues: 1907 Sarah Stilwell Weber (American; 1878-1939) ~ Collier’s Magazine cover