lmonique13 I have been uncomfortable and sick to my stomach about attitudes towards race in our nation for awhile now, but I have never felt the way I do right now. But I am not concerned about MY discomfort bc my privilege has allowed me comfort in almost any circumstance. I will let the discomfort drive me to action. I will not stay silent and I will continue to build cross cultural relationships and have tough conversations. I also apologize on behalf of those that may look like me who still think there are no problems and have not shut up long enough to feel or empathize. Look inside of yourself. Address your biases and attitudes and think critically about where they stem from. Do you have any close contact or REAL RELATIONSHIPS with someone who looks nothing like you? Have you checked in with anyone during this divisive time? Have you asked to hear from them? If not, it may be time to evaluate your lens. You may not be seeing clearly. Your perspective may be one sided and you could've lost the ability to see the bigger picture and the underlying issues at hand. This is not new. Racism is not a thing of the past, even if you don't encounter it yourself. This is humanity's problem. How will you contribute to the solution? YOU? 10h
  •   lmonique13 @azeidman thank you for even reading and standing w me. I believe we have hope! 10h
  •   fwstyle Wow! Thanks for this! 9h
  •   patbreezy Thank you! I try to remind my high school students when the black kids ask "how can people be so stupid and ignorant about thinking one race (white) is better than another (black or brown)?" My only answer to this valid question is that sometimes when you are born with the benefit of being white and you inherit so many of the things that go along with that, it is sometimes hard to step outside and see that there are messed up things going on for people who do not look like you. It's hard to even see especially if you don't TRY. 9h
  •   babyimbadnews I don't know you personally, but I've been following you for some time and when I started reading your passage, I thought to myself "oh no, I don't want to have unfollow her because of something ignorant she says." But, you did the opposite! What you said was perfect and needs to be said, over and over until we as a nation finally listen. Thank you for being amazing! 9h
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  •   emilyt_tan I love your thoughts. Very deep :) ! 7h
  •   cassiecalamity Yas baby girl yas 6h

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lmonique13 What I will do. 2d

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lmonique13 I get it from my Daddy. #aretha #shout #myfirstlove 3d

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lmonique13 Watching the AMA's and painting my nails. @msgrayyy inspired my color choice!! #opi #cndvinylux 3d

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lmonique13 Well. #rp 4d

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lmonique13 Always enjoy myself and take something meaningful away when these gentlemen share their gifts! Much love! @taelor_gray @christongray @jonathanwpbaker @armondwakeup 4d

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lmonique13 Anyone else sit and watch YouTube videos all night under a blanket on a couch? No? Just me? At least I stopped to take a selfie... #realtalk #reallife #coldnightstruggle 1w

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lmonique13 The benefits of working early on the 4th floor. Generally, I hate snow, but it sure is pretty! #osu #sunrise 1w

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lmonique13 Preach! Don't let it steal your joy... We are all out here hurtin some nights. And days. #rp 1w
  •   ermiller88 This is so nailed. 1w
  •   danicason Oh man. Perfect. I'm going to regram the heck out of this . 1w

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lmonique13 I blame @whitney0610 for making me go hunt this one down. I use these things every day to get my water intake.. They have so many fun holiday versions right now! @starbucks #starbucks 2w

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lmonique13 She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25 2w

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lmonique13 Hope. #rp 2w

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lmonique13 In the drive thru line I looked down and liked what I saw. #texture #pattern #color #ootd 2w

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lmonique13 I am normally a really nice person. Until traffic. Then I basically become a serial killer. #hatred #patienceisavirtueidonthave #jesustakethewheelbeforeitakesomeoneout 2w
  •   katiejshannon Haha right 2w
  •   fshnonmymind I know how that goes. 2w
  •   kregel5 at least you're a beautiful serial killer 2w
  •   flizzers Even your serial killer face is gorgeous! 2w
  •   bhaskarsonia @lmonique13 hi! Where is your scarf from? Looks great on you 3d
  •   lmonique13 @bhaskarsonia hey girl! It's from h&m recently! Sooooo soft! And cheap! 3d
  •   bhaskarsonia @lmonique13 thank you! Going to check it out. Btw, I totally bought the green dot starbucks cup after seeing yours and I love it! 3d
  •   lmonique13 @bhaskarsonia aw yay! There were so many pretty ones but that one is a round the year classic! Instagram is such a good/bad thing when it comes to shopping!! 3d

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lmonique13 This is a #PSA. I have never loved an item of clothing more in my life. The #jcrew Pixie pant (NOT to be confused w old navy's recently named pant) has been a staple in my wardrobe since my retail days. So for around 4 years now! I wish I could emphasize how much these have transformed my style and life!!!! They go up to size 16, which means ladies up to size 18 would be able to purchase. Always go 1 size down. They are also extremely long!!! My Talls are almost too long and I'm 6'! I'm sorry that I haven't shared this sooner- but ladies keep an eye out on Black Friday for sales- and get on the Jcrew email list! They are legging/pants and are life. Changing. Okay rant over. You're welcome! #laurenknowsbest #justaskajcrewassociate #WORTHIT 2w
  •   mwietro I LOVE these!!! I have the black and want every color. Worth.every.penny. 2w
  •   lmonique13 @mwietro I was just telling @kristinpuckett she needed them! Literally worth not eating just to buy them. Jk jk but seriously. 2w
  •   kristinpuckett Ok ok I'm saving my monies for sure! 2w
  •   ufsalsiee Hey, just a quick ?. It says they are dry clean only. Have you machine washed them by any chance or should we really stick to dry clean only? I hate dry cleaning stuff, mostly bc I don't have much stuff to dry clean so going to the place for a couple of items a week is annoying. Lol 2w
  •   lmonique13 @ufsalsiee I always dry clean mine BUT that's bc I was afraid... I've heard from friends that it's okay to wash inside out on gentle! 2w
  •   ufsalsiee I ordered a pair online today. My store doesn't carry the short sizes. I had a coupon in addition to the current discount so went ahead and ordered. I'll probably dry clean too as they aren't cheap. Lol. Thanks for your help! 2w
  •   lmonique13 @ufsalsiee I can't wait til you give me your review!!! Im so excited for you! 2w
  •   ufsalsiee Will let you know!!! :) 2w

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lmonique13 This is the life today. >>> 2w

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lmonique13 I'm gonna tell you something. This Kenra Blow-dry Foam just got my hair dry in 4 minutes. You're welcome. #kenra #nvsalon 2w

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lmonique13 Loving this #jcrew bomber. Navy, grey, black, gold hardware accents. Also glad to bust this bag out again. All for Harper's shower! #ootd #fashiondiaries #pourlavictoire 3w

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lmonique13 It's baby day for @tasha_dunlop!! We love you Harper Rylie!! What a wonderful baby shower for my fabulous friend. Doesn't she look amazing?? And yes we are wearing black and gold... #glambaby #glitter #HRD #fab 3w

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