09.04.81: Happy Birthday, Beyoncé!
Today is my B-day.
I drew some women that I really like for international women’s day c:
Art that gives me life.
"Today, on this International Women’s Day, I celebrate and bow to the women writers who dared to be seen, who dared to be heard, who dared to define their lives for themselves. Without you, I would not and could not exist as a young woman of color writer, adding my voice to the collective chorus singing the experience of marginalized womanhood. I am deeply humbled to be a part of this legacy.” —from my new essay celebrating Womens History Month through the words and works of women of color writers
Liya Kebede in “Jolie Liya” photographed by Andreas Sjodin for Elle France February 2014
In case you forgot: Liya Kebede is a goddess.
Can’t make Tuesday’s convo w/ me + @LaverneCox at my alma mater NYU? Watch live online! RSVP: http://ow.ly/ujp99
My bestie Mai sent me this early bday gift from Ideal Bookshelf, giving me art of the spines from the books that most influenced me. She even placed my own book among these literary giants.
Yes, I am in all my feels.