Writer. Photographer. Creator. LiveYourBestLife-oligist. JHB || NYC
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Today is my mother’s birthday and the official end of my undergraduate degree. I thought it would be appropriate to honor the occasion with a new beginning.
Zamalisa.com is my own digital art project. I plan to use it as a base to create and explore the kind of work that speaks truth to my power and purpose.
Thank you to @simmonae for telling 13 year old me that I should start a blog - it only took me 10 years Thank you to my family Thank you to all who have encouraged me and seen me when I couldn’t see myself. Thank you to @alejo.briceno and @yamalisa_ for reading over my writing.
I’m excited to go down this path of creating stuff that I thought I needed permission to create. Speaking of permission, I wrote my first blog post about Permission and essentially learning to stop giving a f***. Link in bio.
I used to hate this picture But now when I look at, I can hear the laughter so clearly that I can feel the vibrations in my chest. I can’t look at this picture without getting happy and whew what a long way we’ve come. It’s pure joy . The kind of joy that makes you forget why you hate your laugh or your smile or your double chin I want to laugh like this more, so I forget that my joy doesn’t have to look appealing to anyone. It’s my joy. Dassit!
Also thanks to the literal embodiment of light that is @alejo.briceno for capturing this
Woke up with quite a bit of anxiety. Fighting the urge to stay in bed all day and watch series. I mean High Maintenance just came back so I’d be all about it I think my body is catching up to this “Up in the air” feeling that’s been invading my peace lately. Just willing and wishing for the day I can plant my feet firmly on the ground. Hope y’all are having better days We gon’ be alright