I wanted to start this post a much different way. A jubilant “HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!” to be exact. But through all of the daily, senseless murders of my brothers and sisters that occur while others go on blindly celebrating the freedoms bestowed upon them by this provisionally privileged, patriarchal society, our freedom feels conditional.

In the words of Jesse Williams, the wonderfully talented and intelligent actor and activist,

“Just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real.”

So I decided to show you all a little bit of my magic today. Let’s celebrate our blackness. Our beauty is incomparable. Our communities are rich with culture, strength, and love. We are golden. Let’s proclaim it, own it, and rejoice in it.

 

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I hope you all enjoyed my post this week. Please leave a comment or share if you would like to keep this discussion going. Much love.

Outfit Details:

Dress, Shoes, Purse: H&M

Earrings: Nastygal

Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

Chain Link Bracelet: Joan Boyce

Rings: Joan Boyce Fine Jewelry

xoxo, Arielle

 

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