We are a generation not settling for the status quo. We are finding our voice and taking a stand. This is the beginning of a movement to restore the dignity and vitality of our people. But we can't do it alone. Join us at the link in bio. #CircleOfHope#NativeHope
Here's the first Sophie picture from the past! This was taken on the very night that I adopted her - from a mobile adoption center that was parked in the bookstore parking lot for an event! By request, I took Sophie into our HR office to meet everyone and, as you can see, she wasn't shy at all!! She really seemed to like jumping onto shoulders at that time! For a few giddy moments, I harbored dreams of walking around, like some very cool pirate, with her perched on my shoulder, parrot-style. However, that phase of hers didn't last too long! 😏
For all those joining in, today is Sophie's 2nd birthday - so it's an Instagram takeover with a Sophie theme!! More pictures to follow! And, there will be two prize giveaways - just leave a comment wishing Sophie a Happy Birthday on my previous hand-lettered post and you are entered to win!!
My #wcw (womancrushWed) goes to @krypsie! You were never supposed to blend in and those who know you know your energy makes you stand out! So proud of the steps you're taking to reclaim your heritage and culture!
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Ignore the bathroom background. I wore my salwar to work today. What a weird experience!! Assimilating has meant me dressing mostly in Western clothes while in the US. Because when I wear Indian clothes people assume I don't speak English, people stare and point, I feel alone, like an outsider who can never truly belong. And it's heartbreaking and lonely. But today I wore my block print salwar and it's a little piece of home. I am reclaiming my heritage, in little things and bigger things. This is part of who I am. And it's empowering. .