“The direction that I am heading to is to be a playmaker. I have accepted the fact that you need to do the things you need to do; at that time, at that moment, at that place. However, in life, nothing is certain. So, if changes come, you just have to roll with it. In life, we have to trust ourselves and our guts, and just go for it. If you don’t do anything, nothing will be changed.”
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sage has the coolest name, the bluest hair, and the wildest energy. what started as a comment on how his hair so perfectly matched the minneapolis skyline turned into a conversation about his dreams of ivy league schools, traveling to far off lands, and studying other planets as an astrophysicist. we can learn so much from spending time with those who dream + allow themselves to be inspired. i’m not quite sure what astrophysicists actually do, but i’m sure whatever sage does he will do with such excellence.
12 hours ago
with an e-cig in one hand, and a necklace full of tokens from franciscans and saints in the other, chris passionately explained his love for the mothers and fathers of the church. he was so welcoming and kind, and even invited us to gather with him and his friends to study the bible together. he has fallen in love with the deep traditions of the church, but with a fresh perspective which listens, respects, and welcomes people into community.
12 hours ago
today was such a beautiful day in downtown minneapolis, and my friend + i decided to take a walk. oftentimes, our fear of being offensive keeps us from asking the very questions which connect us, which is what i found to be true when we stopped at a bus stop + had the privilege of meeting this incredible woman. i asked her what the diamond on her forehead symbolizes in her culture, and she went on to explain to me the meaning behind why indian women wear bindi’s, and the value for marriage that she holds. she shared with us that she has been married 10 years, and we even got to see pictures of her cute little sons that she is so proud of!
"My father just died. I have been sitting here for sometime, thinking and planning his burial in my head. He lived a fulfilled life and died at the ripe #old#age of 95 years old. I am grateful I was able to take care of him and celebrated him while he was still alive. I have learned to show love to those I value while ther are living because #death can come at anytime. I don't want to have much regrets and spend scarce resources for a burial, that was why I celebrated my #father while he was still living. Now he can happily rest in peace and I hope to live long enough to reach 95 years some day."
💆🏻♀️ Sunday staples 💆🏻♀️ Catching up on some R&R by the waves with a couple of quick essentials at hand's reach. If you haven't lost your heart to @summerfridays' adorable packaging yet... well, you're about to now!✨ Also, quick hello to @odd.giraffe's Insta-ready aesthetic which has led to the cult success of their bestselling planners and now, phone covers as well 🤳
Did you guys snag anything from the #Target20 collection yet?! 🚨 Fun fact: the couple behind this @cupsoftarget page was featured in the campaign to showcase Erin Fetherston’s collection. Check out the link in our bio to read our story! Thanks @Target for inviting us to such an amazing experience! 🎯✨
I call all my art as Pouli - “Pouli” means bird in Greek. A bird knows no boundaries, no limitations. Unbound is exactly what we believe art is, don’t we? Liberated as a bird, a piece of Art is a representation of what one truly believes in.
I was born and brought up in a small town. While I was growing up, I was a rebel, but it gradually faded away as if being vocal was futile. Gradually I found the medium of exhibiting it in any form of art as the best way! I used to doodle with my grandfather. He would guide me with various colour combinations and concepts. Then it was my mom who introduced me to the world of canvas painting as a form of expression. All the emotions, be it anger, love, strength, fragility, sensuality, perception, liberty or pride have found their way in my works of Art. But, there was a beauty in the fact that I started to paint my emotional chaos which eventually became my area of expertise. I could feel what others were/might be going through. I could feel the need for acceptance. I could feel the emptiness in the eyes of others. I could feel what remained unsaid.
The stepping stone in my life was my first formal painting exhibition at Lamakaan, one of the most loved art and culture youth-hub. However, my vision is to create an impact by opening my workshop (and gallery) for visitors, conducting exhibitions across the country and creating awareness on the need for acceptance and on mental well-being.
Believe in yourself - always. Even when nothing's making sense or working out, believe that you will sail through. At times when you are caught up amidst the chaos of failures, remember that it is your duty towards yourself to keep trying. Your life is a challenge, don’t sit back but fight. .
what does it look like to speak out in a world full of injustice? what does it mean to come against oppression in an age of dissension? and how do we use our voices to be advocates for those with perspectives far different from our own?
thank you julius for being so willing so speak out. thank you for having convictions, and for sticking with them. and thank you for diligently fighting on behalf of others.
3 days ago
you know how sometimes you come across those dumb pinterest quotes n they say stuff like “she is sunshine in human form”? well i hate those quotes too... but in this case it’s really so true. the first time i met olivia was about a month ago, and now i get so excited to see her whenever i go to @fivewattcoffee . she has the most joyful spirit + positive attitude. she looks at live with a sense of gratitude + never fails to approach situations with creativity. today a huge crowd of people came into the shop all at once: a nightmare for a barista. but instead of getting frustrated, she told me that she loves when that happens because it is such an empowering + accomplished feeling to handle stressful situations! a beautiful perspective.
"I have known him for sometime as a Barrister who lives in this area. Most times when he's leaving for work, we exchanged greetings and few words about business. Very early one morning, he came to my shop and said his car battery refused to start so he needed to buy a new battery for his car to enable him get to work. He wanted to buy the battery that sells for ₦10,000 but he had only ₦3,000 with him that morning. He promised that immediately he got back from work, he would bring the balance. He seemed sincere and I had no reason to doubt him, so I took the money and sold him the battery. Unlike him, I didn't see him that evening. When I managed to sight him 2 days after, he apologized and promised to pay by month's end. He never did and tactically began to avoid me. So one morning, I went to his house. When I knocked, he peeped through a pigeon hole and went back. His little daughter then opened the door and told me her father wasn't around. I told her his car was downstairs but she said someone else brought the car home. I was surprised a man I clearly saw with my own eyes can school a little child in the perfect art of lying. I came back to my shop and kept looking out for him. At long last when I saw him, he gave me ₦4,000 and that was it. He was angry with me, saying he knew the law and when to pay his bills. Till today, he is still owing me the balance for that battery and hasn't finished paying for it. I felt really sad because I helped him with a good heart, hoping he would reciprocate same by paying for the battery and even telling his friends about my business. But he never did. While I was deeply hurt by this barrister's actions, I made sure that experience didn't make me a bad person who would refuse helping others if need be. I am a good person and not even a man who knows the law but doesn't know how to pay his bills can change that."
These are unforgettable clicks from my visit to the #911memorial & museum in New York City three years ago. The monument not only symbolises insurmountable loss but also the spirit of standing up & overcoming adversity.
Over the years, I’ve known & come across two dozen or so individuals who’ve faced unmentionable hardships & shared their tragic stories after being victims of terrorism across India, America and Belgium.
My deepest condolences & prayers to everyone affected by the scourge of terrorism, especially the ones with whom I’ve shared a close bond. You’ll know who you are.
If there must be a fight, we must fight for PEACE.
The entire PHA team is excited to announce we’ll be starting a Humans of Pre-Health Series! We’ll be interviewing members of the greater Emory community to learn about their experiences and advice navigating their professional journey. Stay tuned via instagram and our blog to read everyone’s stories
"I am shy and don't like taking pictures. Alright I'm lying, let me say the truth. The #sun just messed up my makeup so I'm rushing home to clean my face. I am still learning how to apply it well so I'm using my #face for tests."