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User Image the_afronista Posted: Nov 19, 2017 6:12 PM (UTC)
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Harlem World and we don't stop.
User Image the_afronista Posted: Nov 8, 2017 8:15 PM (UTC)
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User Image the_afronista Posted: Nov 4, 2017 1:28 AM (UTC)
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Scroll to read 3 lessons I've learned thus far in my journey of being a cofounder✨
1️⃣ Communication is 🗝. There are days when you and your cofounder(s) will be at odds and disagree on everything. Conversations about money, management, and personal needs can be difficult to have. Always keep it real.
2️⃣ Remember why you you're working with your cofounder(s). 3️⃣ Don't let the small (big) things stand in the way. Be honest and respectful in the way you speak, treat and interact with your cofounder(s).
User Image the_afronista Posted: Nov 2, 2017 2:22 AM (UTC)
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I've challenged myself to read at least 3 books a month for the next year✨
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These are the books I finished in Sept. and definitely recommend folks to pick up.
1️⃣ When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. This book has been on my to-read list for last few years. I came upon Kalanithi's work through his riveting essay "Before I Go" in the Stanford Medicine. It took me 3 days to read that piece in my office as I was on the verge of crying like a baby at Kalanithi's brief recounting of his life. This book is an expansion of that piece that was extremely necessary in helping me reexamine the value of my life outside of my accomplishments. It's a beautiful account a painful irony of a promising life.
2️⃣ The House on Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper. As an 'African,' I can say that I'm woefully ignorant of the histories and politico-economic struggles of countries that aren't my own. Shamefully, I always held a slight notion that Liberians weren't real Africans because of the country's connection to the west through the American Colonization Movement. This memoir is told from Cooper's perspective who is a descendant of the freed American slaves that returned to "found" the country and would later become the elite class in Liberia.
3️⃣ Lost & Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life by Sarah Jakes. As a preacher's daughter, I'm always curious about the experiences of my fellow PK colleagues. Jakes' highlights how her experiences as a teen mom and early divorcee led her to discover her dreams. The book is filed with lots of inspiration. #wellread #wellreadblackgirl #reading #read #bookstagram #booklovers #fallreads #readinglist
User Image the_afronista Posted: Oct 26, 2017 8:46 PM (UTC)
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Don't put your 🥚s in one basket...
User Image the_afronista Posted: Oct 23, 2017 3:13 AM (UTC)
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I've spent the majority of my 20's living in fear of turning 30. Afraid of being husband-less, child-less, job-less, and achivement-less. I now know that less is an opportunity for more. I'm walking into the 29th chapter of my life without any plans/lists, and a whole lot of faith, prayer and willpower. I don't have any idea of what's to come in my life. I plan on living through each day as it comes. I've got some lost time to make up for so don't be surprised if you see me wilin' in these streets.
Existence is resistance ✊🏾
-LJK
#theyearoffear #growth #millennials #29 #october #1020
User Image the_afronista Posted: Oct 2, 2017 1:46 AM (UTC)
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Friends, fall is officially here! October happens to be me and my cofounder's birthday month. We're celebrating the best month of the year 😊 by having a fall flash sale and giving away some of our favorite things over @kumi_edu 🎉
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From now until the end of the month you'll have the opportunity to win cool #baby gear (and maybe something for mama too😉). All you got to do is follow @Kumi_Edu and the giveaway rules. It's as easy as 1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣
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Tag a mama friend so they don't miss out! #giveaway #giveaways #kumi_edu #entrepreneurs #ankara #babycare #kumi_edu #kumiedu #africa #african #entrepreneur #instasale #grandopening #momlife #parentstobe #parenthoodrocks #instabusiness #blackowned #hbcu #blackentrepreneur #womenentrepreneurs #momsofinstagram #nurseryinspo
User Image the_afronista Posted: Aug 30, 2017 12:37 AM (UTC)
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I hope that Houston won't be reduced to hashtag or just another terrible disaster. Let's all help in the way we can...whether it's through time or money. Most of all, think local. Support the organizations on the ground and in the communities that don't have the fancy names or reputations. ➖
This nation wasn't exactly built for sustainability. Unfortunately for southern states bordering the ocean and other mass bodies of water, the Army Corps of Engineers truly failed when it came to designing and constructing proper levees/dams. But none of this is surprising when money and profits are on the line versus the well-being of the people.
User Image the_afronista Posted: Aug 19, 2017 4:05 PM (UTC)
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I always tell young women who're starting out their career to focus on finding their Tribe. Your Tribe consists of people who can let you be your whole self and who'll ride with you through it all. Words can't even describe the role in which @mik_724 & @dew.dom have played in my life. Capitol Hill may have been where started, but God has so much more in store for us. Thank you ladies for this sisterhood! Go Gina✨
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#blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic #blackgirljoy #capitolhillfamily #babaam #feedthecurves #cornbredfed #futurewivesclub #dcnights
User Image the_afronista Posted: Jul 21, 2017 11:33 PM (UTC)
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Cheers to living my best life! Though it doesn't always feel like it, one day I'll look back on every step of the journey and marvel at how far I've come. Friends I hope you're soaking up the sun today✨
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Go see #girlstrip tonight! 📸: @thenerdlybeautiful #fbf #seattle #summerinseattle
User Image the_afronista Posted: Jul 14, 2017 11:13 PM (UTC)
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Someone once told me that the key to finding a #cofounder is to look for someone who has grit, integrity and intelligence. Luckily for me, we found each other. The journey to @Kumi_edu hasn't been easy nor pretty, but I wouldn't do this with anyone else✨
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My advice for picking a cofounder, find someone who can laugh, cry, fight, recover and celebrate with you through all things. Thanks @afropolitandc for the friendship and more. 📸: @thejspotphoto
User Image the_afronista Posted: Jun 27, 2017 9:54 PM (UTC)
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"We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are."- Anaïs Nin
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One of the hardest things about life's transitions is being able to take them for what they are. 2016-present has been one helluva a journey. Life ebbs and flows in the way it's supposed to. Through it all I'm (I've been) incredibly blessed✨



📸: @muyisamichelline
#balboa #lifelessons #sunset #newportbeach
User Image the_afronista Posted: Jun 21, 2017 9:31 PM (UTC)
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Nabra Hassanen.
17 years old.
Intelligent.
Vivacious.
Devout.
LOVED. —————
"I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or someone else's ignorance. -bell hooks
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#nabrahassanen #blackgirlmagic #nabra #sayhername #justicefornabra #muslimah
User Image the_afronista Posted: Jun 19, 2017 2:37 AM (UTC)
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Happy #fathersday to my #Congolese tree samurai! The man has a serious vendetta against 🌳 & 🐦, 🤷🏾‍♀️. Shout out to all the phenomenal fathers and future dads...P.S. African dads do it best!
User Image the_afronista Posted: Jun 13, 2017 11:53 PM (UTC)
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You never know where useful advice will come from. I've been trying to be more intentional about my interactions especially when it comes to the folks I encounter through car sharing apps. I had a really productive and insightful conversation with a driver who is a serial #entrepreneur. In 30 minutes I walked away with much needed #marketing, #businessdevelopment, and #growthhacking advice. Stay ready📝
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#womeneur #blackentrepreneur #howardgrad #KumiEdu #blackbusiness #smallbusiness #entrepreneurship #blackbusiness #howardgrad #HUMBA #africanprints #westafrica #eastafrica #globalchic #africanentrepreneur #congo #ghana #african #womanentrepreneur
User Image the_afronista Posted: Jun 11, 2017 7:52 PM (UTC)
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User Image the_afronista Posted: Jun 9, 2017 5:03 PM (UTC)
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