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missv234 Are pierogi Polish? Not sure. Either way love it when all my friends come to my hood to hang out w me and eat them once a year @ Polish Fest. Yum! 1d

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missv234 We all do it. Hide from emotions that we're not ready to feel. Or don't know how to process. We push them to the side. Tell ourselves we're alright, tell others we are alright, even though we are walking wounded; growing scar tissue around injuries never properly tended to. Until one day, usually in the face of some unexpected trigger, they refuse to be any longer ignored. 2d

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missv234 Took a walk down by the water

Bathed myself in the beams of a dying summer sun

Watched ducks swim by with their steady rhythm of nowhere to go and nowhere not to

Go.

My shadow cast in the shadow of
a tree's
was

not near as mesmerizing as the warmth of the sun on my skin,

the feeling of the sand between my toes,

the screeches of the gulls circling above me,
calling me to look up, look around, look outside
Myself.
1w
  •   missv234 1st attempt at posting a poem on Insta. Line breaks didn't quite work, but they're not as bad as I was worries they would be. #sunshine #selfie #poetry 1w

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missv234 Perfect centre pieces from #annasmarketshower 1w

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missv234 Some of the loveliness from #AnnasMarketShower 1w

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missv234 Hey there, Mr. Avocado. You so fine. Should people ask me at my evening plans tonight why I am so fashionably late, I will say "because grilled corn and quiñoa salad." Most of them will not understand. And from them I'll move on quickly after we politely establish each other's occupations and relationships to the host. I will not offer to buy them a drink. #vegetarian #vegan #quñoa #salad #foodporn #mmm 1w

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missv234 I'm not saying they *should* let sisters have a say in who their brother's marry, I'm just saying that if they did, I'd definitely vote for the woman who lovingly + artfully picked this feather to adorn to her and my bro's wedding invitation to me. #familylove 2w

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missv234 Do we empty ourselves, or learn to love all that we are? Our proudest moments. Our greatest falls. Perhaps there is an emptying there, in that journey to self-love. Perhaps when we finally let go of judgement, it is in that moment when we at last create the space for all the infinite possibilities that the universe has to offer us. 2w

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missv234 Tea, toast + peanut butter @ my folks' house. #simplepleasures 2w

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missv234 New #glutenfree #vegan food thing! Tapioca #crepes! Filled w kale, fresh Ontario peaches, mozzarella, raisins + pepitas (cheese made the meal #vegetarian, but the crepes are deff vegan). Light, yummy + healthy(ish) . . . depends on what you put in them ;) 2w
  •   missv234 @annatriggiani how did yours turn out? I found the shifting hard (flour jammed up my shifter) + I think I made my first crepe a bit too thick, but otherwise though it turned out great! 2w
  •   msnini_ @missv234 This looks sooooo yummy! 2w

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missv234 Mixed. Mestiza. Mulata. Mutt. I am maybe 1/8th #Indigenous on my dad's side. 1/16th? My mom - adopted - we're told from some combination of English + Irish heritage - makes solidly 1/2 white. Throw in some European (Spanish?) + African (my great grandfather - though was he mixed himself? From what country was his family stolen to sail across an ocean towards slavery?) from my dad's side + you have my answer to the "what's your background" question people so love to ask me. Often, when I wear my hair in braids, people tell me I look Indigenous. First Nations or Aboriginal if they're from Canada. And even though I could easily tell them it's because I am, at least in part, I usually just smile + nod. Say "I get that a lot," + move on. Because, how do you claim a heritage of 8ths + 16ths? Of boats from unknown origins and a grandmother who prayed to Jesus but believed in witches and knew which herb to boil for you when your stomach hurt? 2w

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missv234 Really do adore this city. Someone knitted pole warmers for the street lamps along #Ossington. #TorontoLove 2w

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missv234 Most important item packed. A good book to read on the beach #camping #booknerd 3w

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missv234 #Camping food prep! Reusing #vegan quiñoa pancake bag fm last yr's canoe trip for this yr's glamping trip. Difference will be in the toppings. Just maple syrup when paddling + portaging. Glamping = tin foil packets w personal mix of toppings such as chopped apples, cinnamon, sugar, walnuts and shaved coconut roasted over the fire, THEN topped w maple syrup! Gonna be sooo gooood! 4w

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missv234 Pretty sure this is the best soup I've ever made. Roasted Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Curry. #vegan #glutenfree #heavenly 4w

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missv234 A touch of pink. 1mon

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missv234 We must let go of outcome, but this does not mean letting go of the power of intention. "The best way to predict the future is to design it" #BuckminsterFuller 1mon

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missv234 Some days I struggle more than others to love myself. To write my body into the narrative of beautiful in a culture where my curves and my brownness are rarely celebrated. Rather than make me sad, those days piss me off. And so those are the days when I wear the shorter dress; post the slightly sensual selfie. Because fuck body shaming. 1mon
  •   freshfish1978 You're gorgeous. Fact. 1mon
  •   missv234 TY @freshfish1978 I agree most days. Just some days the noise of non-affirming beauty narratives get stuck in my head like a broken record playing a one-hit wonder I never liked to begin with. 1mon
  •   freshfish1978 I know. I'm just here to counter those voices. 1mon
  •   julie.bureau What miss @freshfish1978 said. Fact. 1mon
  •   missv234 TY @julie.bureau xo 1mon
  •   msnini_ When a cd skips, sometimes gently tapping the system helps it be read better. Next time your cd skips, let us gently nudge you in the right direction @missv234 xo 1mon
  •   missv234 TY, twin :) This is why I refuse to be shamed out of selfies. When taken to seek support fm my amazing feminist allies who stand by my side as we tear down beauty norms, they are a powerful tool! 1mon

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missv234 All week I kept forgetting to wear earrings. My necklace choice consistently conservative. Unadorned, I walked the world more inside myself than usual. Reflective. Retracted. Even my dreams made of memories long since past. 1mon

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