Dearest friends, I had a dress code until I was 28 years old. What was physically forced on me then became my choice, as it was forced within my psyche. A year and a half ago, at 31 years old, I told myself I was beautiful, and I actually believed it for the very firstContinue reading “Under Siege”
Dearest friends, Driving through the beautiful lushness of Costa Rica, my longtime friend asked me a question that has stayed in my mind even now, five years later. “If you hadn’t gone to an all-white school, do you think you’d be dating a white guy?” I’d been asked similar versions of this question whenever mentioningContinue reading “Diversity over Color”
Welcome to MindFULLiving with Prncsslyssa A vlog about positive thinking & becoming your better self, through reflection and self-love. Episode List MindFULL Thoughts MindFULLiving with Prncsslyssa PREMIER Practicing Self-Love Pt. 1 Practicing Self-Love Pt. 2 Go Easy On Yourself Erasure and Inclusion Tips For Joy & Connection The Power of Yoga & Seeking Truth Pt.Continue reading “MLWP”
Memorialize a moment in time spent with a loved one who has passed on. Commission a portrait or peaceful sea or landscape painting.
Oh to live among the clouds! So glorious So majestic A landscape of fluffy white terrain Plains of ever-changing glory Sloped hills of condensed rain Tops and peaks, brightened by the sun Row after row of sun kissed range Mountains in the sky Beauty that brings tears to your eyes unexplainable, unimaginable— The grace ofContinue reading “Life So Majestic”
Letters From a Woke Woman: Tied up in “ships” Dear Friends, Being woke doesn’t just mean you’re woke to the suppressive atmosphere of racial oppression, it means your eyes—or rather soul, is opened. You now recognize everything. Things that eluded you before are laid bare. With continual growth comes continual growing pains, and forContinue reading “Tied Up in “ships””
You are strength and grace You are beauty bronzed by the sun You are a star sparkling through the night You are a light in a world of darkness You are resilience and peace You are Black You are me 7.11.17
Digital Paintings created with my finger
My boyfriend, Ben, introduced me to color-blocking. Bless him! Color-blocking is when a person wears “blocks” of color in contrasting bright shades. I immediately fell in love with this style, and put my personal twist on it. Funnily enough, I mistook color-blocking to mean wearing the same color or shade, which it is not, butContinue reading “Monochromatic Play”
The snow brought me in. I searched for a warm spot to quiet my restless soul. Full of irritance, caged like a bird, I wandered in, immediately at peace.