Taylor Thomas

"I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart." -Anne Frank

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Our family pictures came today and I just wanted to share how cute my siblings are πŸ’ž

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Rebekah and Aubrey's first high school dance πŸ’ž
(I'm not crying- you are 😭)

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Happy Valentine's Day πŸ’˜

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In honor of the first day of the BEST month of the year, Black History Month, I am here to dicuss mental health!

Some interesting stats: -According to the Health and Human Services Office of Miniority Health, African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. -Less than 2% of the American Psychlogical Association members are Black/African American. This can be extremely disheartening for the small number of black individuals that DO seek help because of cultural competency issues specific to their race. -Common mental health disorders among African Americans: major depression, ADD, and PTSD.

As a psych major, future therapist, and black woman I WANT BETTER for my community. We deserve more black members of the APA, which is yet another reason I want to be a therapist.
But we also need to confront the stigma that black men and women face for seeking help in our community.
This month as we celebrate powerful black men and women, remember that MANY of your idols, including Dr. King, had mental illnesses.
We NEED to make it okay for black men and women to talk about their mental health. ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾 For more info: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Diverse-Communities/African-Americans

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New hair = new bathroom selfies πŸ’‡πŸΎ

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This holiday season I have a lot of requests:
1) to get into grad school
2) to get over this damn illness
3) and for my curls to magically grow past my shoulders 😭

I'll keep you updated. Bah humbug. πŸŽ‰

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This is me not realizing I have a concussion and wondering why all the flashing lights are hurting. (Spent the day after these photos at the ER)
BUT we looked damn good for our last SMC formal πŸ’« (PC: @basker328 ) πŸ“Έ

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πŸ¦ƒ Thankful for these little turkeys πŸ¦ƒ
(And for my 3 other siblings not featured, my mom, my boyfriend, my friends, my nephews, and some good old rum πŸ₯‚)

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I'm so proud of this one! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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My hand making has not improved since high school, but still very proud of this! 🐍🐍🐍

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The name's LolaπŸ‘―πŸ€

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My room is a mess-applying to grad school is a mess-my life is a mess... but my hair is thriving so 🀷

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I have had an amazing weekend. -I watched my best friend marry the love of her life. -I caught the bouquet.
-Got to spend time with old friends (Destin and Jake πŸ’›)
-I presented research at my first conference at Wabash College and will be presenting again in Atlanta, Georgia in March 2018.

Much blessings. Much grateful. Much love. πŸ’ž

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Throwback to my favorite shoot with my favorite photographer 😎

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#blackgirlmagic πŸ‘ΈπŸΎ (I've used this caption before, but how else can I summarize how I feel knowing that in roughly 7 months I'll be a first generation college student with a bachelor's degree?)

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I got drunk off 1.5 small drinks.
Proud light-weight champ 🍻

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One year of taking me to get food with money I don't have and listening to me cry over fictional characters in my books-- You a champ πŸ’‘πŸ’ž

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Hope your bridal shower was WICKED πŸ’šπŸ–€πŸ’š

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Nappanee Apple Festival 2017 was a success! *Check out the funniest caricature on the 3rd picture* πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Apple picking (and a very grumpy boy in the 2nd picture) 🍎

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"That's why her hair is so big- it's full of secrets."

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Opus 208's first night out of the year (rare sighting of me not in bed and not wearing PJ's) πŸ’ƒπŸΎ

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Throwback to when I didn't have homework assignments and stress... and it's only day 3. 😭

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New job. New dorm. New school year. Same old me. πŸ’•

PC: Jared Basker

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(Okay I swear I'm done)
Maybe... πŸ˜‹
#victoriassecret #forever21

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πŸ‘‘ PC: Jared Basker (Lingerie: #victoriassecret Kimono: #forever21 )

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The first of many beautiful photos I will be spamming you all with taken by the very talented Jared Basker. If anyone is looking for photos, definitely message him! 😍

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8 weeks of exhaustion, frustration, but mostly love for my little munchkins... (tomorrow is the last day of the summer session...) I have a lot of art collected that needs to go on the fridge! 😊

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