#truth Black Femininity by Indira Allegra #indiraallegra #qwoc  (at My Home)

#truth Black Femininity by Indira Allegra #indiraallegra #qwoc (at My Home)

Work by Indira Allegra, Black Femininity #indiraallegra #qwoc   (at My Home)

Work by Indira Allegra, Black Femininity #indiraallegra #qwoc (at My Home)

FINALLY! I have an Indira Allegra original in my hands (albeit gloved hands). 1 of 1! So proud to be the happy home of this deeply personal work, Black Femininity. Reading through the pages, I’ve heard similar things said about myr and my existence. Being a QWOC is NOT easy and this work reminds me of how deep seeded hate/hurtful speech can effect the body, heart, and mind. BUT how it can also make one stronger. Thank you for making this beautiful work, @indiraallegra ❤️❤️❤️ (at My Home)

FINALLY! I have an Indira Allegra original in my hands (albeit gloved hands). 1 of 1! So proud to be the happy home of this deeply personal work, Black Femininity. Reading through the pages, I’ve heard similar things said about myr and my existence. Being a QWOC is NOT easy and this work reminds me of how deep seeded hate/hurtful speech can effect the body, heart, and mind. BUT how it can also make one stronger. Thank you for making this beautiful work, @indiraallegra ❤️❤️❤️ (at My Home)

1) The only album my Mom ever approved and 2) I did the most stereotypical hetero BS (One of my But-I’m-a-Cheerleader moments for those that get the reference) in college - I tried out for cheerleading (having no experience WHAT SO EVER) and had to do a dance routine to P.Y.T. #flashbackfriday AND Happy Birthday to you, MJ.  (at Memories)

1) The only album my Mom ever approved and 2) I did the most stereotypical hetero BS (One of my But-I’m-a-Cheerleader moments for those that get the reference) in college - I tried out for cheerleading (having no experience WHAT SO EVER) and had to do a dance routine to P.Y.T. #flashbackfriday AND Happy Birthday to you, MJ. (at Memories)

Instructions for lighting candles,  making wishes or any ritual prior to being creative: 1) light the match using your left hand, 2) light candle, 3) think of your wish, your desire and think good thoughts (don’t wish for something completely inane like winning the lotto or getting someone to like or fall in love with you - trust me, that sh*t doesn’t  work), 4) don’t leave the candle unattended, and 5) when you are done with the candle pinch the wick (yes, i do this) or snuff the fire (I do this too) - you don’t want to blow the fire out and combine the elements. 😉 Happy wish and/or art making!! Thanks for the rad matchbooks @electricblanketsf AND my new fave button up! Spending my Friday making some magic, working on some projects, meditating, and cleaning up! #electricblanket  (at Electric Blanket)

Instructions for lighting candles, making wishes or any ritual prior to being creative: 1) light the match using your left hand, 2) light candle, 3) think of your wish, your desire and think good thoughts (don’t wish for something completely inane like winning the lotto or getting someone to like or fall in love with you - trust me, that sh*t doesn’t work), 4) don’t leave the candle unattended, and 5) when you are done with the candle pinch the wick (yes, i do this) or snuff the fire (I do this too) - you don’t want to blow the fire out and combine the elements. 😉 Happy wish and/or art making!! Thanks for the rad matchbooks @electricblanketsf AND my new fave button up! Spending my Friday making some magic, working on some projects, meditating, and cleaning up! #electricblanket (at Electric Blanket)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is all around us. Whether it is SIRI or the GPS navigation on your phone. But I am equally fascinated as I am terrified by the Uncanny Valley that is Baby X. While I understand the importance of this type of research, the AI is based on a visibly white baby. I can’t help but think of Kenneth and Manie Clark’s Doll Study to test attitudes of race in children. Think about it, this simulated baby is being “taught” language and how to interact with people. So consider running the doll tests on these AI babies! The implications for this type of simulation make me wonder how actual, real-life humans will deal with their own attitudes of race, sex, and gender in addition to AI. We have so much work to do as a species…so much work. But this is definitely thought provoking. Currently reading: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/baby-x-the-intelligent-toddler-simulation-is-getting-smarter-every-day | #artificialintelligence #AI  (at My Brain)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is all around us. Whether it is SIRI or the GPS navigation on your phone. But I am equally fascinated as I am terrified by the Uncanny Valley that is Baby X. While I understand the importance of this type of research, the AI is based on a visibly white baby. I can’t help but think of Kenneth and Manie Clark’s Doll Study to test attitudes of race in children. Think about it, this simulated baby is being “taught” language and how to interact with people. So consider running the doll tests on these AI babies! The implications for this type of simulation make me wonder how actual, real-life humans will deal with their own attitudes of race, sex, and gender in addition to AI. We have so much work to do as a species…so much work. But this is definitely thought provoking. Currently reading: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/baby-x-the-intelligent-toddler-simulation-is-getting-smarter-every-day | #artificialintelligence #AI (at My Brain)

Jenny Freaking Ma, you slay me. Confirmed. You can see emojis! Gotchoo, gurl. 😂 (at The Ether)

Jenny Freaking Ma, you slay me. Confirmed. You can see emojis! Gotchoo, gurl. 😂 (at The Ether)

Another one of my favorite remixes by Vinroc #goodmusic Damn, I think I’m going to be up for awhile (and I really need to get up early too)…at least my ears will be happy and my brainwaves will be dancing and gliding between the synapses.  (at In my headphones)

Another one of my favorite remixes by Vinroc #goodmusic Damn, I think I’m going to be up for awhile (and I really need to get up early too)…at least my ears will be happy and my brainwaves will be dancing and gliding between the synapses. (at In my headphones)

Late night listening to one of my favorite DJs Vinroc #goodmusic  (at In my headphones)

Late night listening to one of my favorite DJs Vinroc #goodmusic (at In my headphones)