Marlanda SapientSoul Dekine

author of i am from a punch & a kiss // founder: @speakdwnbarrier, {unnamed}, depth // gratitude 4 ancestors that lift me // it is that deep ✌🏾

http://sapientsoul.com/

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Me & my big bro! Where we going? πŸ€£πŸ‘»

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See what I did there. β€’β€’β€’
#hotep #fauxtep #imhotep #readbooks #listen #love #vibratehigher #spokenword #poetry #culture #blackqueer #blackauthors #anhk #kemetic #sumerian #twospiritβ€’β€’β€’
Book available via link. πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

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When you help someone and they return for more help, it is okay to say "no" and for them to not know why.
Sometimes we are learning how to give as well as to receive.
Your "no" might lead to future mutuality. May lead to them learning how to give, too.βœŒπŸΎπŸ’–
#mutuality #giving #getting #growing #learning #community

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altMBA Update:

So, I have been learning alot.
Alot! Interfacing with people all over the world and already shipping work that is transformative! Then this beautiful Queen of Disks gets a call from her job. They request she get to FLORIDA immediately to train someone doing her job there. They immediately get her travel, lodging, & meals and send her on her way.

Wait, wait, wait...they called someone 9 hours away in a region of stores & among many others who perform her job to get in a car and save the day! Superhero shit!
Something I have learned thus far is that I can choose to be indispensible to the places I choose to share my gifts. My #1 homie/lover/friend clearly is very indispensible! We out here being linchpins!

I give thanks. πŸ™‡πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ’–
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#altmba #linchpins #loveislove #begreat #levelup #ownyourgifts

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Winter //somewhere

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I kept going.
I kept growing.
I kept building.
I pushed forward
I kept quiet.
I kept hurting.
I kept searching.
I kept asking.
I kept fasting.
I kept reaching.
I kept preaching.
Nobody can stop your progress 'cause unknown forces move some known objects. That's magic.
#jayelectronica #ikeepgoing #crossingwater #climbingmountains #unseen #unknown #uncharted #goddess #god #mother

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Me: How are you not cold?

Her: I am a descendent of the Caucus Mountains & grew from Colombian roots
πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‚πŸ’– #knowyourhistory #ithelps #loveislove #speakdownbarriers

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Got an event in 2018 and looking for organization skills & an attitude of joy? Hire 4 Love & Culture, owner Charene Davis (@crene10)! πŸ’—πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

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Honored to be an #author at @hubcitywriters 2017 Delicious Reads! Buy your tickets & spread the word. ✌🏾 Shoutout to Nathaniel for the dope pic of "i am from a punch & a kiss". All love!

Tickets available:
www.deliciousreads.org
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#blackpoet #blackamericanpoet #poet #author #writer #national #hubcitywritersproject #tribe #apunchandakiss #wordsworking #2018ishere

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Reasons I appreciate technology:

1. The human captured in this picture.

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I have immense gratitude for @twhpoetry and am honored to be an undergraduate fellow!
You were a well I needed:
Monifa Lemons, Candace Wiley, Terrance Hayes, Danez Smith, DeLana R.A. Dameron, Dasan Ahanu, Abiodun Oyewole, Roman BΓ³lΓ‘jΓ­ Johnson, RobalΕ« Gibsun, Tanisha Queenitshallbe Hall, Roscoe Burnems, April Gibson, and the homie, Crystal Tennille Irby....AND THE PRESENCE OF TRIBE!
All I can do is grow now.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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Gratitude to @paullewinart & my mama! #QueenNanny at the entrance way...✊🏾
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#paullewin #artists #artistsofinstagram
#framedart #art #sanctuary #ancestors

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Relics from grandma's house. @lyla_flower, meet Mr. Kris Kringle from Plantersville, SC!!! πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ€£ #blacksantaclause #forever

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We are alone for the first time of his 3 years of life. Why?
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Because I think I might break him or something! πŸ˜‚ #nephew #igivechildrenback #hereforthefun

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When they say that she's an on-time God! ✊🏾 Ready, set, go! #altmba materials are here and my #creative #intellectual self is doing the happy dance...πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

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β€œWe need the historian and philosopher to give us with trenchant pen, the story of our forefathers, and let our soul and body, with phosphorescent light, brighten the chasm that separates us. We should cling to them just as blood is thicker than water.”
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#writersofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #morningmeditation #writers #poetry #heal #gather #write

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β€œThe earliest instruction was imparted orally, a system still extant in Africa and the Orient. It trains the mind to listen.”
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#arturoschomburg #artistsofinstagram #writersofcolor #writersofinstagram #poets #griot #oraltradition #listening #sacred #art #africa #east

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β€œThe fable of Aesop, the cherished and enjoyable book of our youth, was originally related as folk- lore by a Negro from Aethiopia to the Greeks, who in turn published them.”
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#arturoschomburg #morningreflection #meditation #owningyourgifts #writersofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #writers #writersofcolor #publishing #ownership

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A student of herbalist, @lyla_flower. β€’β€’β€’
#tea #lylaflowersapothecary #herbalism #healing

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