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stacinodash Ani Clan; the ones who always keep me grounded 🏾 1w

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stacinodash onward & upward 🏾 1w

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stacinodash It's graduation time *and :08 seconds*
#itsaboutthattime #thepyramidat2pm #timekeeper 🏾️
2w

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stacinodash All praises to the Most High.
CSULB Black Grad: May 16th, 2PM : @kenya_handlethis
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stacinodash "God is within her, she will not fall."- Psalm 46:5 : @kenya_handlethis 2w

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stacinodash Opulence.

CSULB Black Grad: May 16th, 2PM
: @kenya_handlethis
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stacinodash Graduation;
To the driving forces in my life-
The missing links that push me to fight for a better tomorrow.
Grandpa, Mama, Daddy, & my little brother: I love you. restinpower. . .
&A huge shout out to the creative genius, Ana Cervantes, for bringing my vision to life. Her artistic abilities never cease to amaze me. Hit her up if you need any artwork done. @miamorana
2w

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stacinodash Got me counting down the days... 4w

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stacinodash TODAY! Don't forget to come out to the SWRC & experience the first annual Black Unity BBQ! We will be highlighting the black organizations on campus & celebrating all members of our community. You don't want to miss out! 🏾 1mon

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stacinodash 🏽🏾 1mon

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stacinodash The Lovely Ladies of Lambda Alpha would just like to say THANK YOU to all of those who were able to attend our Pretty Hurts event with us on Wednesday night & would also like to give a special thank you to those who participated in the #LambdaAlphaPrettyHurtsChallenge! We wish we could show off all of the BEAUTIFUL ladies, but here's just a snippet! We commend you ladies on having the courage to bare it all and expose yourselves to the public, though society tells us to do otherwise. We enjoyed not only viewing your gorgeous and barefaced selfies and reading the heartfelt captions, but we also enjoyed witnessing all of the love and encouragement other ladies were expressing in the comments. THIS is the kind of love and support we must continually spread throughout our community in order to overcome these social constructs that force us to conform to a specific standard of beauty. This is the kind of positivity that can possibly help a young girl who is growing up believing that she doesn't belong because she doesn't fit this standard image. We must encourage one another to praise the aspects of ourselves that makes us unique and feel comfortable with what we were born with in order to embrace our inner beauty. We must remind ourselves that even in our most natural state, we are still QUEENS who reign supreme
LOVE THE SKIN YOU'RE IN- regardless of size, shape, or shade
2mon

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stacinodash Because of the deeply rooted social constructs that have been instilled since European colonialism, society has been taught to hate "black" & fear "black." To think that "black" is negative. Growing up in a predominately Caucasian/Asian neighborhood & feeding into the media, I was falsely led to believe that there was something wrong with the tone of my skin. That I had to do something to mask it's natural glow. & as I grew older, the phrases "You're pretty.. For a black/dark-skinned girl" were supposed to be a compliment, but really were just another way to degrade Black women and make us believe that we, as a whole, are not attractive beings & that there are only rare exceptions to this belief. But as I grew into my adolescence, I realized that this conquest of trying to fit into America's image of being "pretty" was only hurting me & stunting my growth. I began to realize that my melanin should be something that is praised and adored. I learned that the deep shade of my skin represents the anguish, struggle, & strength of my ancestors & I should be proud to claim it, despite the false pretenses the media continues to perpetuate about "black" skin or dark skin; despite the fact that we are ridiculed for our features when other races are bending their backs trying to achieve them. So I stand before you barefaced & free to reclaim what society has attempted to take away from us, time & time again. In love with the dark shade of my skin. In love with my blemishes. In love with my flaws. And as young women, ΛΑ encourages you all to be role models to those around you. There are too many young black girls growing up thinking that they don't belong. Too many young black girls who don't hear "you're beautiful" enough. Too many young black girls who are degraded and denied because they do not fit this "standard of beauty". So we challenge you all to spread your love, spread your knowledge, spread your confidence to young black girls to empower and uplift them as the QUEENS they are because if WE won't stand together and love who we are & love what we were born with, who will?
LOVE THE SKIN YOU'RE IN #MyBlackIsBeautiful #LambdaAlphaPrettyHurtsChallenge
2mon

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stacinodash We can't wait to see all of your beautiful faces flood IG starting at 1:08pm, but feel free to post ALL DAY! There is no limit to our beauty ️ LOVE THE SKIN YOU'RE IN
#LambdaAlphaPrettyHurtsChallenge
2mon

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stacinodash HappyBirthday to the one & only Pretty NACKO Wise beyond her years, confident, intelligent, & always down for the cause. I'm blessed to celebrate another year with you. Here's to even more unforgettable antics & continuous growth. Love you #JordanYear #shoutoutMigos 2mon

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stacinodash Please join the Lovely Ladies of Lambda Alpha this Wednesday as we explore the concept of "beauty" and work to challenge these falsified images instilled against our community. We want all ladies to partake in this interactive discussion in efforts to uplift ourselves & those around us. Hope to see you there! 2mon

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stacinodash mood. 2mon

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