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#MystikyMaquillage 3/30 “Soiree in the cities girls night out” THANK YOU for an amazing event 💋💄❤️

Check out some highlights from this Girl’s night out Soiree from Saturday 3/30/19(held at 1218 Arch street /Architecture & Design Museum) #Philly

There was so much networking, love & support from Philadelphia!!!


Suppressed Deity & Young Loud Proud’s presents: Sick, Lit & LOUD

“We have been on a journey from the age of 7, creating our own stories and characters. Being underrepresented as young girls of color, we began designing our own worlds where we were able to exist freely. Presently, we are still creating platforms for disenfranchised groups, proclaiming self-acceptance. Our most recent project, Sick & Lit, is an empowering series that pokes holes in the stereotypes surrounding race, sexuality, and socioeconomic status. Please join the movement by sharing & following the link in our bio to donate to our cause.” —Suppressed Deity, LLC.

“Suppressed Deity, LLC” is an organization based in Philly that produces media content for entertainment and educational purposes.

SuppressedDeity is looking to fund their first project: “Sick & Lit” a project based on the struggles of Millennials. (please follow this link to help support their project

✨✨Check out the trailer and let me know what you think!!!✨✨

Founders, Gabbi (@november_drums) & Mishea (@diva_sass), are special guests on #YoungLoudProud’s #SpeakUpPodcast (Episode 4 titled “Sick, Lit & Loud” with #MayaDanielle @mystik.y) where they’re discussing the series Sick & Lit as well as Race, Hair, Gender, Sexuality SocialMedia, MentalHealth & so much more 🖤✨

・・・THANK YOU for a very exciting collaboration 🙏🏽💕Catch the episodes 1-4 of @YoungLoudProud’s Podcast Speak Up: An Invincible Girl’s Podcast (clickable link in bio)

Make sure you’re following @suppressed_deity (on Twitter& IG) so you don’t miss any of their upcoming projects! Stay Tuned!

Please email: for all inquiries.

Give me #BlackExcellence but make it #YLP

I can’t help but to SHOUT OUT the #YLP kings & queens and their incredible stories (below).

There were so many noteworthy #blackexcellence posts being shared all over my social media timelines/dashboards/feeds/etc. this week!!

Thank you all!!!

From the people who post/repost, to the people being shouted out- who are out here putting in the work, paving the way and grinding! You fuel this blog:.

(*for the past 30 years 🤔)

I found all of these to be so inspirational and motivating and at the end of the day that’s why this blog YOUNG LOUD PROUD even exists, so again, thank you all.

If you have a personal story or someone you want to SHOUT OUT for being #YLP don’t be afraid to email me:

I look forward to hearing from you. 💪🏾❤️🙌🏾💕✨

“Good Girl” #SpeakUp

(An ode to good girls)

You think you’re a good girl

Good girl, who do you think you are?

You walk around smiling, always happy, you won’t get too far

See this is the “real world” niggas will eat you alive

You can’t stand tall before shrinking down to my size

You think you’re a good girl

Goodie two shoes, kinda girl

Conceited think you’re worth something kinda girl

Who told you to smile, wear your hair all wild?

Who said you could go to church on Sundays to praise your God

Good girl, you think you are

But I know the real you

Sneaky girl, you won’t get far

I know all about girls like you

I’ll play you real close

I’ll tell you I love you while I hate you

I know how to hurt you most

You act like a good girl

Good girl, you think you are

But if it’s up to me, I’ll make sure you’ll never fill the void in your heart

You’ll never learn to love yourself truly

You’ll never see those better days

I’m your negative thoughts, self-doubt, that inner hate.

If you’re not careful, I’ll be here to stay,


An excerpt from “An Ode to the ‘Good Girl’” available in paperback or kindle (e-book)

An Ode to the “Good Girl” a book a poems that defies its title

An Ode to the “Good Girl”: A girl is many things, one thing she is not, and never can be, is easily defined.

“Good girls” have it tough. Not only to live up to society’s high expectations but to carry the weight of being “good.” What is a “good girl” anyway? That label doesn’t allow room to be wrong or selfish, disappointed or unsure, sexual or sexy, mischievous, too loud or too quiet; there’s no fair chance in growing into that woman she needs to be.

Whether she’s referred to as Maya, Mystik, or Cypher, this “good girl” is on her journey to finding self. Looking for the meaning of love and learning not to put the burden of loving her on anyone else. She’s making mistakes and learning from them. She’s been betrayed and has betrayed, love and loss, but instead of dwelling, she’s learning lessons and moving forward.

An Ode to the “Good Girl” is a collection of stories dedicated to all of the risks I’ve ever taken, the second chances I never got, and to all of the things, I thought I couldn’t say out loud. These words are for all of the girls who cry a lot and laugh out loud (especially at the worst time). For the “good girls” & the ones caught up too.

An Ode to the “Good Girls” is now available for pre order (as a Kindle e-book. Expected release 6/1/18), if you purchase the e-book you’ll get a paperback copy for a whopping 99cents. If you’re so eager and can’t wait until June the paper back version is live now for $15. Click these links for either Paperback & Kindle (e-book).

Thanks for your support.

Available in paperback & Kindle (e-book)

12 pieces of literature from #AngelaDavis that you must get your hands on

“The civil rights movement demanded access, and access has been granted to some. The challenge of the twenty-first century is not to demand equal opportunity to participate in the machinery of oppression. Rather, it is to identify and dismantle those structures in which racism continues to be embedded. This is the only way the promise of freedom can be extended to masses of people.”

-Angela Davis | Abolition Democracy

Angela Davis Reading List

“Racism, Birth Control and Reproductive Rights” in Women, Race and Class, 1981

“Race and Criminalization; Black Americans and the Punishment Industry” in The House that Race Built, ed. Wahneema Lubiano, 1997

“Political Prisoners, Prisons and Black Liberation”, originally from If They Come in the Morning: Voices of Resistance, ed. Angela Davis & Betty Aptheker, 1971

“Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist” in Women, Race and Class, 1981

“I Used to be Your Sweet Mama: Ideology, Sexuality and Domesticity” in Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday, 1999

“From the Prison of Slavery to the Slavery of Prison: Frederick Douglass and the Convict Lease System” in The Angela Y. Davis Reader, ed. Joy James, 1998

Angela Davis: An Autobiography, 1974 [reprinted in 1988]

“Racialized Punishment and Prison Abolition” in The Angela Y. Davis Reader, ed. Joy James, 1998

“Reflections on the Black Woman’s Role in the Community of Slaves” in The Massachusetts Review , 1972

“Globalism and the Prison-Industrial Complex: An Interview with Angela Davis”, conducted by Avery F. Gordon, 1999

“Class and Race in the Early Women’s Rights Campaign” in Women, Race and Class, 1981

Are Prisons Obsolete,

Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela


Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela also know as Winnie Mandela  spent over two decades fighting a racist government on behalf of the people of South Africa.

Between 1962-1985 Winnie Mandela only accounted for 10 months of “freedom.”


Winnie fought racism and apartheid by remaining an unrelenting, courageous advocate for freedom.

During Winnie’s Political development and advocacy she was jailed, spent 17 months in solitary confinement, and was brutally beaten so many times that she stopped counting.

Winnie Mandela was placed on house arrest, banned from her homeland, harassed by people, endure endless death threats & attempts on her life, survived a house bomb, and witnessed her watchdog die due to poisoning all by government authorities.


Winnie Mandela is a woman who can definitely be looked at as a revolutionary.

She was brave and stood her ground in her beliefs for justice and equality.

In a collection of interviews and letters published ( “Part of My Soul Went With Him”) Winnie shares her experiences in growing up without any understanding of racism and the very first moments it was introduced, her political development, and being separated from her husband, African National Congress leader, Nelson Mandela for over 27 years.

“I knew when I married [Nelson Mandela] that I married the struggle, the liberation of my people.”- Winnie Mandela, ( “Part of My Soul Went With Him”)


“When I was a child, I thought then we owned all. The freedom you have as a child, those undulating plains [of the Transkei}, beautiful greenery-how we would run from one end of the river to the other, running over rolling beautiful green hills. I thought that was my country…then…when you grow up…a white man tells you that your own country doesn’t belong to you, and that you must have a piece of paper to stay there…”-Winnie Mandela, Excerpt from  “Part of My Soul Went With Him”


The country of Bizana was made up of 4.3 million white people, 18.6 million black people, and 3.1 million people with Asian backgrounds.

With the presence of  18.6 million black people, none had the right to vote.


In 1990, Winnie and Nelson Mandela were reunited after his sentencing was lifted and charges thrown out in the case of engaging in anti government activities.

“I am convinced that your pain and suffering was far greater than my own,” –Nelson Mandela to Winnie Mandela

Nelson Mandela went on to become the first Black President of South Africa 1994-1999 & won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

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