Shekira

28. Mother to my amazing little man, Jaiden. In New Jersey. Autism Mommy 💙 Artist 🎨 #AutismAwareness #Love #GoodVibes

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My young King wearing his "King" hoodie (that I made), inspired by the young King from the H&M ad, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But I tell my son how valuable, precious, important, smart, and amazing he is every single day. Way before the incident happened, and every chance I get after. It shouldn't take something negative for us to tell our kids how special they are. The young King @kingnahh said it best in one of his videos: "it always takes something negative to happen for it to go viral...it always takes the world to discredit something for people to find the value in it...that young man was special before the incident with the hoodie happened, that young man was extraordinary before the incident with the hoodie happened, that young man was a King before the incident with the hoodie happened..." 👑💙
#king #art #artist #son #parenthood #love #support #quote #worth #value #positivity #wisdom #inspiration #clothing #mentalhealth #paint #diy #youth #mommy #autism #autismawareness #encouragement #strength #blessed #grateful #instalikes #adorable #cute #blackboyjoy #melanin

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This elephant was inspired by the Queen @cometakeapuff (swipe to see the inspiration) 💚 I fell in love with her dope elephant tattoo as soon as I saw it, and have been wanting to paint/draw it for a while. Finally got the time to do it, and I love how it came out!
#art #artist #elephant #tattoo #love #support #drawing #sketch #cosplay #paint #bodyart #inspiration #makeup #beauty #natural #creative #naturalhair #curls #protectivestyle #instalikes #queen #crown #sfx #illusion #blackgirlmagic #melanin #dope #makeupforblackwomen #RespectMyHair #SupportBlackArt

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The last meal of the night last night before starting my Intermittent Fasting journey. 16/8 Method, 8pm-12pm every night, for a month (minimum). Crab cakes, broccoli, and a quinoa/brown rice mix. So good.
#food #lifestyle #health #goals #acv #fitness #healthyfood #salad #vegan #recipes #change #choices #intermittentfasting #journey #water #weightloss #body #inspiration #mind #training #texture #inspiration #research #mentalhealth #strength #happiness #discipline #2018 #challenge #blackgirlmagic #melanin

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I got to see my baby perform and sing on stage for the first time ever today! The "Winter Concert" at his school was great and the kids were so adorable. Jaiden is a natural entertainer and is not afraid to be in front of a crowd. This is one of those moments as an Autism Parent when you witness what can happen when you don't take other's words/limitations/ignorance as the final say on your child's life. There are truly no limits besides the ones we place on ourselves. And this definitely won't be the last time I see him on stage 💙 #ProudMommy
#concert #winter #school #proud #son #singing #autism #autismawareness
#celebration #mind #milestone #growth #inclusion #development #asd #mommy #specialneeds #parenting #faith #blessed #style #adorable #positivity #inspiration #instalikes #blackboyjoy #melanin

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I'm all about showing love and respect to those I feel deserve it. So I am grateful to have a gift that allows me to do that. All of the artists that inspired these looks are dope black artists, and they will be tagged. As an artist myself, I understand how important showing support and giving credit is 💚🎨 And because I have found a love for turning art into face paintings, this is just the beginning. I posted a few of these before, but I will keep adding to the collection as I go. Keep creating!
#art #artist #collection #painting #illustration #digitalart #drawing #tattoo #creative #facepaint #bodypaint #love #support #blackart #blackartist #cosplay #throwback #explorepage #inspiration #positivity #makeup #instalikes #photography #gift #grateful #sfx #illusion #blackgirlmagic #respect #melanin

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It may not be pretty to some, but it is to me 😊 dedicating this year to being healthier, stronger, and happier than I've ever been. It's been long overdue. And I will be sharing my journey. Which includes incorporating a mostly vegan diet and lifestyle, and intermittent fasting (16/8 Method). Not only because I believe in the significance of transparency in our journeys (so that it can help someone else), but because it will help hold me accountable.
So here's my water, ACV drink, and a spinach salad with a vegetarian black bean chipotle burger, olives, onions, guacamole, and jalapenos.
#food #lifestyle #health #goals #acv #fitness #healthyfood #salad #vegan #recipes #change #choices #intermittentfasting #journey #water #weightloss #body #inspiration #mind #training #inspiration #research #mentalhealth #strength #happiness #discipline #2018 #challenge #blackgirlmagic #melanin

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Some @chrisbrownofficial 'Black Pyramid' love. He has some dope art on his page, and the "-1 UP Mushroom" ones by @kb__official are a lot nicer, but I tried! This was fun, which is most important.
#art #artist #love #support #chrisbrown #graffiti #blackpyramid #blackart #makeup #green #creative #inspiration #dope #paint #bodypaint #bodyart #drawing #sketch #vision #mushroom #hiphop #music #clothing #animation #illustration #instalikes #tattoo #blackgirlmagic #melanin

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Some @chrisbrownofficial 'Black Pyramid' love. He has some dope art on his page, and his "-1 UP Mushroom" ones are a lot nicer, but I tried! This was fun, which is most important.
#art #artist #love #support #chrisbrown #graffiti #blackpyramid #blackart #makeup #green #creative #inspiration #dope #paint #bodypaint #bodyart #drawing #sketch #vision #mushroom #hiphop #music #clothing #animation #illustration #instalikes #tattoo #blackgirlmagic #melanin

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Because I thought this looked good, and you can see my interpretation and my inspiration, side by side (swipe for 'black and white' version) 🎨 so happy @emzdrawings liked them! Such a dope artist 😍 Keep inspiring Queen!
#drawing #illustration #art #artist #inspiration #paint #facepaint #bodypaint #makeup #hair #cosplay #sfx #protectivestyle #alien #eyes #naturalhair #creative #love #support #blackart #queen #tattoo #blackandwhite #SupportBlackArt #RespectMyHair #unconditionedroots #makeupforblackwomen #instalikes #blackgirlmagic #melanin

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I absolutely love turning dope art from dope black artists into face paintings 👑 This was inspired by art from @theonewillfocus (top right corner). I've been wanting to do a lion/panther headdress for a while now, so when I saw this, I had to try it.
Sidenote: it is really hard to find a good gold face paint that shows up well and is vibrant on darker skin...will be doing some more research on that. Hope you like!
#art #artist #dope #love #support #inspiration #positivity #panther #cosplay #drawing #illustration #digitalart #blackart #makeup #facepaint #paint #face #sfx #illusion #gold #instalikes #queen #crown #explorepage #blackgirlmagic #melanin #unconditionedroots #RespectMyHair #makeupforblackwomen #SupportBlackArt

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Work in silence and let success make the noise. I've been working on so many things...for my best life. My goals for 2018 are HUGE, and definitely out of my comfort zone, but I've never been more ready than I am now. This is our year, it's already been proven.
#quote #words #thoughts #life #journey #love #support #success #goodnews #positivity #celebration #inspiration #goals #art #artist #autismawareness #strength #2018 #instalikes #health #growth #family #team #encouragement #grind #grateful #blessed #relationships #blackgirlmagic #melanin

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Thank you to @joshua__leonard again for the awesome #TeamSupremeCartoon gear! Jaiden is so proud telling all of his friends, teachers, and classmates that he's "Zeek" (main character that also has Autism) and that he's friends with the creator 😂💙 Excited for all the love it's been getting, because it is well deserved, and definitely needed.
#representationmatters #support #love #blessed #grateful #gear #dope #rolemodel #positivity #goodnews #inspiration #son #cartoon #artist #art #king #autism #autismawareness #inclusion #diversity #mybaby #animation #instalikes #explorepage #specialneeds #blackboyjoy #melanin #unconditionedroots #LoveWhatMatters

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I came back from the hospital and Jaiden (making a heart with his hands) made me this for when I got back home 💙 Immediately made my day better. Not sure what the $600 was for, but I'm assuming he knows I could use it.
#mybaby #blessed #grateful #art #artist #son #creative #getwell #artsandcrafts #handsome #adorable #cute #parenthood #mommyandson #beautiful #markers #drawing #neon #love #iloveyou #appreciation #glowinthedark #autism #autism #positivity #instalikes #family #melanin #LoveWhatMatters

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@joshua__leonard saw that there was a problem, and that there was a need, so he took a step to do something about it by creating the hashtag #BlackAnimatorsMatter. If you want something done, sometimes you have to do it yourself. Our youth needs these doors opened now, so they can have more opportunity later.
#art #artist #blackartist #animator #drawing #illustration #drawingwhileblack #hashtag #inspiration #positivity #goodnews #youth #king #rolemodel #explorepage #instalikes #unconditionedroots #becauseofthemwecan #theblackmancan #love #diversity #representationmatters #support #fortheculture #SupportBlackArt #RespectMyHair #dope #cartoonnetwork #melanin

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First came love...then came graduation, then came marriage, then came the baby in the baby carriage (she's expecting her first child next year) ❤️ I'm so proud of my sis @aryellpl, words can't even describe. To know where she's come from to where she is now, she deserves all the happiness in the world. I love you! 😘
#proud #happy #beautiful #family #bestfriends #sister #celebration #life #journey #love #support #blacklove #graduation #pregnancy #natural #marriage #rutgers #baby #mommy #goodnews #positivity #inspiration #story #blackgirlmagic #queen #king #instalikes #melanin #luvblacklove #BlackLoveExists

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I've learned to see failure as more like a friend than an enemy. I may not want it around too often, but when it is, I value it's lessons. It's the type to tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. And we all need that sometimes.
Mark my words, I will NOT be in the same place this time next year. In any way 🙌👑
#quote #words #failure #lessons #wisdom #knowledge #friend #perspective #growth #change #work #commitment #grind #love #support #art #artist #positivity #inspiration #instalikes #queen #finances #relationships #truth #life #chapter #mindset #health #faith

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