Goals: Finish Reading The Hate U Give and Buy #itsTimetoWinedown by @GabrielleUnion! Last but not least finish the rest of my book and send it to my publisher and editor @christiancashelle of @dip_books ‼️✔️ 9/20 Its my Birthday🎉 (Get you a Virgo)
"Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right.
It reflects your attitude towards life perfectly and shows that you are incredibly Perfectionist and Flexible. You've experienced so much in life already and every challenge you've faced has made you so much stronger."~LibFiles 📸Credit Pinterest
Be Happy. // "The laws of happiness are as fixed as the laws of chemistry." - @gretchenrubin // Just starting this new read "The Happiness Project" which discusses a woman's journey to intentionally bring more happiness into her life. Has anyone read it? Any thoughts? I'm still at the beginning... // #thehappinessproject#happiness#behappy#bookstagram#bookclub#blackgirlsread
S/O to @laflare1017 for dropping his new autobiography! 🎤🎼🎤🎼🎤🎼 For the first time Gucci Mane tells his story in his own words. It is the captivating life of an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth. Gucci Mane began writing his memoir in a maximum-security federal prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive—a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past.
Born in rural Bessemer, Alabama, Radric Delantic Davis became Gucci Mane in East Atlanta, where the rap scene is as vibrant as the dope game. His name was made as a drug dealer first, rapper second. His influential mixtapes and street anthems pioneered the sound of trap music. He inspired and mentored a new generation of artists and producers: Migos, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, Zaytoven, Mike Will Made-It, Metro Boomin.
Yet every success was followed by setback. Too often, his erratic behavior threatened to end it all. Incarceration, violence, rap beefs, drug addiction. But Gucci Mane has changed, and he’s decided to tell his story.
In his extraordinary autobiography, the legend takes us to his roots in Alabama, the streets of East Atlanta, the trap house, and the studio where he found his voice as a peerless rapper. He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past—years behind bars, the murder charge, drug addiction, career highs and lows—the making of a trap god. It is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of music. #sistahgirlsbookclub
📣Sistah Girls have you entered for your chance to win a signed paperback copy of the Connecticut Kings series by @beingmrsjones & @lovebelvin ? You only have about four days left to enter 😳Hit the link in our bio *easy peasy* and you could walk away with the entire series 😆 #sistahgirlsbookclub
Sistah Girls, looking for a new 📕to read 🤔Check out "Apt B17: Camille (The Bricks Book One) by @authorsabrinaelbscales
Behind these bricks, life comes at you fast. And whether you were there by choice or circumstance, there were lessons to be learned as well as taught. Nobody knew The Bricks better than the women who lived between them. These are their stories of lessons, blessings, love, and loss, brought to you brick by brick.
Ladies, and fellas too, you ever invested time in somebody that you knew was no good for you, holding on and waiting for them to change because you thought that you were special? Well I have, and I’m here to tell you that there’s a one percent chance of that change ever taking place, a two percent chance of them becoming a better person than they were before you found them, and a staggering ninety-seven percent chance of someone more deserving coming along if you’ll open your eyes, stop being stupid, and sit down with a common-sense calculator to tally up your worth. 📚
Now don’t get me wrong, it’s okay to waste a little time, because contrary to popular belief, there can be a happy ending on the other side of stupidity. And to prove it, I’m gonna take you for a walk through my own experience. I’m Camille, by the way, a resident here at The Rose Palms, aka The Bricks, apartment B17. Glad you stopped by. #sistahgirlsbookclub
Are you a fan of The Jumbies? Well, today is a very special book birthday for RISE OF THE JUMBIES 🎉 Corinne LaMer defeated the wicked jumbie Severine months ago, but things haven’t exactly gone back to normal in her Caribbean island home. Everyone knows Corinne is half-jumbie, and many of her neighbors treat her with mistrust. When local children begin to go missing, snatched from the beach and vanishing into wells, suspicious eyes turn to Corinne.
To rescue the missing children and clear her own name, Corinne goes deep into the ocean to find Mama D’Leau, the dangerous jumbie who rules the sea. But Mama D’Leau’s help comes with a price. Corinne and her friends Dru, Bouki, and Malik must travel with mermaids across the ocean to the shores of Ghana to fetch a powerful object for Mama D’Leau. The only thing more perilous than Corinne’s adventures across the sea is the foe that waits for her back home.
With its action-packed storytelling, diverse characters, and inventive twists on Caribbean and West African mythology and fairy tales, Rise of the Jumbies will appeal to readers of A Snicker of Magic, A Tale Dark and Grimm, and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. #bookish#mglit#hbcu#booklover#raisingareader#weneeddiversebooks#diversebooks#keepartalive#blackgirlsread#coverart#westafrican#mythology#teachersofinstagram#librariansofinstagram#fairytale#bookbirthday#middlegrade#middlegradebooks#fairytales#carribean#schoolcounselor
Like you didn't see this one coming? lol⠀
Y'all know I love to read, and I want you to read in celebration of my birthday week! Crack open a book, blog, magazine, or article. Anything to add value to your expertise. Time to get it in...Start with a book!
Today was VERY interesting.... ➕workday- long
➕cancelled class only to find out the facility was open➕workouted out later than planned BUT that's life no need to complain about it
➕I made it through the day with the help of Tye Tribett
➕my Bellydance ladies Shadia Taylor, Lesia Collier, Nicole Williams Mance, Tiffany Allen stayed & put in work to night for an awesome class
➕Despite working out later than usual, my Beachbody on Demand is portable, so need to trip
Praying tomorrow is a lot more calm, if not oh well JUST roll with it
IT'S A CATCH-UP WEEK!! That means we're not posting a new chapter this Friday-- rough for those of you who have been reading faithfully😕 but perfect for those of you who have fallen behind🤗 (also perfect for you to convince that one friend who swears they're too busy to start reading 🙄). You now have a FULL WEEK to catch up on Chapters 1-4 (that's four chapters worth of illustrations, jokes, Abbie-Dan facetimes, pop cultural references, elaborately described #looks , Delali-Vic spats, and rolled eyes) so get into it!! ✨✨✨link in bio✨✨✨
HEY everyone we just wanted to share our new favorite thing-- @ambiguousanthology is the cute, funny, black girl magic podcast you need for your commute or lunch break! And in their latest episode they shout out #TTW (around the 50min mark) so you know they have good taste 😏 Enjoy! 🤗
C is for courage. It takes some serious courage to be a Dope Chick. And a little bit of faith too! Dope Chicks have overcome CHALLENGES with COURAGE and grace. It doesn't always look pretty when you're going through it, but it sure tastes sweet when you emerge victorious.
Tell me ONE CHALLENGE you've had to overcome in the comments and I'll grant you your Dope Chick PhD!!
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