these lovers make my heart happy, mA #popxlove
/ selfless to a fault / it’s an endless cycle of self destruction. you worry for their sanity, their emotions, while crippling your own. their terrors become yours. their pain makes you throb. you burn out. you’re in this constant state of numbness. your reality becomes a blur. you scream but nobody hears because your demons aren’t louder than theirs.
finally got to look at pics from last weekend. a much needed creative session. chai creators pt. ✌🏼 #chaicreators
A week ago I posted about embracing the unknown. After experiencing one of the most difficult times of my life, I can happily say that ya girlll landed a full-time career in NYC, alhumdulillah!! I literally cried when receiving the email because I’ve dreamed about this day for years lmao. Never have I felt so excited and relieved, so fulfilled and accomplished. He has a beautiful way of making things happen right when they need to. Alhumdulillah for everything 🙏🏼. Side note: peep the next pic for proof that I’m a real life emoji lolll ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Breathe. Change your perspective. As someone who’s used to trying to control every aspect of her life - I’m learning (very slowly lol) that it’s okay to not know. Saying “I don’t know what’s next”, especially after graduating from school, would bring me so much anxiety. “I put so much time and effort into my undergrad years.. I should have had everything figured out like everybody else”. No. It’s OKAY. Had I known, I wouldn’t have had such amazing, random opportunities come my way. I wouldn’t have met so many inspiring and creative humans that taught me invaluable life lessons and showed me unconditional love and support. I’m forever grateful. . . . . #canonphotography #floralphotography #brooklyn #brooklynbridge #influencer #browngirlbloggers #muslimblogger #justgoshoot #nyccreatives #photogrid #creativecommunity #photoart #stamfordct #photographyislife #details #focus #lensculture #lightroom #writerscommunity #writersofinstagram #thoughts #streetart #nycphotographer #ctphotographer #fairfieldct #50mm #50mmlens
(part 3) “The turning point of embracing all that I am was when I discovered things I was passionate about. Learning who I was and embracing it was a driving force in helping me become brown and proud. I’m incredibly lucky and privileged to have this life. So, I want to make it my mission - life and career - to help other little brown gals and guys to love all that they are.” @sneha__bethi
(part 2/3) “Beyond the obviousness of the visibility of my skin tone - it felt like people (especially kids my age) had boxed me into a category based on it. To overcome that categorization I pretended to be something I wasn't or at least knew I wasn't. I remember a classmate remarking, "oh Indian food smells funny." So, my 13-year-old self stopped eating Indian food and pretended that I hated it. (And mind you, Indian food is delicious). My dad was gracious enough to tell people that I just stopped liking it. Another popular remark was "you're pretty for an Indian girl." What the heck did that mean? In my 13 year old brain, I thought once again, okay I'm in a box and this is how the world views me. These little micro-aggressions shaped my world view about who I was supposed to be. ” @sneha__bethi
(part 1/3) “Growing up I hated my skin tone. I was constantly told I was too dark - both from within the Indian community and the outside. There were also very few women or women of color being represented in the media. So I just made myself invisible. I used my invisibility as a barrier to avoid being criticized.” @sneha__bethi
when you’re blessed with ze opp to shoot @selenagomez’s doppelgänger mA.
I don’t really post photos of the male species often but I think we can all agree @naoufalx is an exception.
Since this week’s theme is @ivana_r27 I thought I’d hop on the bandwagon mA 😍. @17th.eclipse did not take this shot 🙄. . . . . . #ports #moodyports #moodygrams #pursuitofportraits @pursuitofportraits #canonphotography #photographysouls #livetinted #browngirlmag #photographyislife #creativecommune #illgrammers #pakistani #muslimblogger #agameoftones #portraits_ig #featurepalette #justgoshoot #wanderlust #brooklynbridge #artofvisuals #versatileshotz