Posts tagged “Speak Up

“Keep me” post-it (a poem about Karma)

You said keep me posted right before you ghosted

Can’t be mad because, shit, I just do the same thing

I’ll see a nigga calling and just let my phone ring

Won’t even consider answering

This segment of my life is titled:

“Never let me go but never speak to me again”

I should be up for an Oscar nomination

I’d face the academy

And actually expect to win

I’m addicted to gambling

I bet on an old man

He had just got out of jail

Told me “I’m 44 but I look young as hell”

I bet on a liar, a married ass cheater

A sweet man in the day, at night a woman beater

A religious leader

A vegan eater

I put it all on a bottom feeder

Guess I could never turn down a game of follow the leader

 I must look like a child in some weak bitch’s clothing, with an easily controlled mind, just entering into a “walk all over me because I don’t have a voice” pageant, as long as you show me a dollar sign

Offended, letting it run its course, offending another with no remorse

Letting my ignorance run it’s course, cursing you out with no remorse.

See I want who I want when I want him

I’ll tell you all about this guy named Tim

I’ll say “call you right back” and in the next second turn into a stranger thing

All while waiting for him, waiting for my phone to ring

Living in the upside down never turning back around

Comfortable with a smile that’s permanently upside down

“Be careful what you wish for” an incoming text

In line for a meeting with karma and she called out “Next!”

No matter what I’ve said no matter what I continue to say

My Karama is keeping track of all the guys I’ve ever played

He said keep me posted right before he ghosted

Can’t be mad bc shit I do the same thing

A dunce hat sitting on top of my crown & between my legs, tingling

By the time I’m ready to settle down by the time I turn upside down my frown

I’ll be walking down the aisle in my snow white gown

Karma will invite everyone in town

Will she finally choose who chooses her?

Everyone will be on the edge of their seats, waiting for an “I Do” but I won’t make a sound…

But I’ll keep you posted!

 

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I got mascara clumps & my edge controller turned my edges white #chooseYOU

It’s Only Tuesday…

Imagine spending the morning getting ready for work and it’s business as usual: you’re doing your hair, applying some makeup, picking out an outfit (that isn’t that cute but will do because it’s only Tuesday and who are you trying to impress at work anyway), and your mirror is telling you that you’re pretty, chill, and cute.

Minding your own business, you arrive to work and catch a glimpse of yourself, and think maybe you should’ve put more time into your morning routine.

This hating ass work mirror is at it again; reflecting a complete mess.

What you thought, just ain’t it, and now it’s too late.

I’m having one of those mornings.

Honestly shame on me for not giving myself the 100% I deserve. I yell “LOVE YOURSELF!” every chance I get and it’s time to start rising to the occasion.

I don’t know who else needs to hear this but: wake up and get out of bed when the first alarm sounds!

What is it about the comfort of home, the safe space that is a bedroom with a complimenting mirror and the best/worst lighting?

I can’t understand how I missed all of the clumps in my mascara and didn’t see that the edge controller I used turned my edges white.

I’m having an interesting start to my day with this unexpected tragedy; to say the least: I need a do-over.

Let’s switch gears and turn this totally random introduction to a blog post into a quick self-love and self-care piece #youngloudproud style!

How to stay Young Loud & Proud when you don’t feel like it…

It’s all about your mindset.

Confidence comes from this amazing source that is your cerebrum; I’d like to think that confidence works your cerebral cortex and requires all four lobes to go into overdrive which produces that invincible feeling.

In my case, it made me step into my workplace looking crazy but when you’re mindset is balanced with the right amount of feel-good on the inside, you’ll shine either way!

Loving yourself while balancing that inner confidence is key, however, WE need to keep that good ol self-love energy balanced with self-care.

#ChooseYou

How can we appreciate the good in ourselves without accepting and working on the not so pretty?

Choosing YOU restores an inner balance because no matter what variation of YOU you are in that moment, when you are accepting of that, you benefit from the inside out.

“Patience”  (sensitive topic)

I’m working on being patient; I used to be so impatient with everything.

It’s difficult being an immediate results type of girl. If I didn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel within the first five minutes, I’m would change directions.

The other day I read someone’s tweet (I wish I could remember who so I could give credit) but it went something like: people are so focused on the light at the end of the tunnel and don’t even realize there is no tunnel. Reminds me of the matrix theory “there is no spoon.”

Basically we create these theories & ideologies that really don’t mean anything at the end of the day. All that matters is what leaves an impression. Its how you feel about yourself, how you treat yourself and how well you preserve your mental muscle. #ChooseYOU

It’s almost as if our “problems” and “hard times” aren’t as real as we may think.  We make them real because of our strong mental muscle. Without straying too much from the topic: we are capable of making decisions that will literally reshape and change our future all we have to do is CHOOSE! We are given choice…Life is all about choice. Choose to be confident, to love you and every variation that comes with that, invest more time in yourself, preserve your feelings, monitor and police your thoughts, wake up early and get your shit together!

I know everyone is saying this but I’m not on a trendy wave I’m becoming aware of some much and while I’m making some really important changes in my life, I’m seeing the benefits of putting myself FIRST and it’s really lit.

It all started with changing my mindset and redirecting my energy (not every few minutes like the impatient me). But taking time to really see results.

I went to the Essence Carnival and was surround my some LEGENDS! One lesson I took away is that you have to stay yourself, not rush your success and to not get in the way of your own blessings. Take a chance on yourself and gamble each time, don’t be afraid to fail the first time and if you do don’t be so ashamed to ask for help (network!) people have the answers and resources to help you and you’d be surprised how far teamwork can take you (this is a tough one for me because I feel like I’m a jack of all trades and I’m constantly trying to do it all by myself…

I think it’s time to bring my Podcast back!

I want to continue with these important conversations to hopefully give out some inspiration to you all. Stay tuned and stay #youngloudproud

 

Be Young Loud and Proud💋 With Mystiky Maquillage: YLP introduces”Mystiky Maquillage” an all natural/organic lipstick & lip gloss line

About: Mystiky Maquillage

If you’re going to be Young Loud and Proud you’ve got to look good doing it… right?

My #goals are to continue to spread truth, love, hope, and inspiration to young people and to do it in style.

I’m just a young girl from Philadelphia with a vision.

I created my brand young loud and proud and a couple of extensions of YLP include my upcoming podcast “Speak Up” and now I’m officially introducing my lip color line: Mystiky Maquillage.

Mystiky Maquillage (via ETSY) offers all natural/organic lip colors made to order.

GET STICKY & get your fix at a reasonable price.

Be young loud and proud💋 With Mystiky.

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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 https://www.gofundme.com/sick-and-lit-series

✨✨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) https://anchor.fm/invinciblegirl

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

Please email: proudloudyoung@gmail.com for all inquiries.

Speak Up: An Invincible Girl’s Podcast is available on all streaming platforms #SpeakUp #SpeakUpPodcast

“Speak Up: An invincible girl’s Podcast”

On 9.30.18 I’m launching “Speak Up: An invincible girl’s Podcast” An extension of my blog site “Young Loud Proud (YLP)” —a resource tool for inspiration & motivation in the hopes of spreading POSITIVITY while dismembering stereotypes. “Speak Up” will be used as an outlet to continue to shine light on #BlackGirlMagic across the globe, a place to discuss social issues, and also solutions/thoughts on how to make a change. Please visit http://www.youngloudproud.com for more information and make sure you’re following YLP’s Instagram @youngloudproud if you would like to contribute feel free to DM me and/or Email: proudloudyoung@gmail.com🖤✨

(#34ExcusesForWhyWeFailedAt__________)

(#34ExcusesForWhyWeFailedAtWork) inspired by the social media hashtag #34ExcusesForWhyWeFailedAtLove

1. We were from two different generations

2. I don’t really know what a real manager looks like

3. I couldn’t accept the way you talked to me

4. I always swore I was too good for you

5. I wanted to grow and learn more

6. You wanted to box me in

7. I wanted to be free from you

8. I don’t want to take direction from someone lazy

9. I vented too much to other people

10. HR never helped me

11. I laughed too hard and cried often

12. I was too stressed and got high blood pressure

13. Y’all talked about my hair

14. The Que divided us

15. I made a huge mistake in Charlotte

16. My letters were only well written

17. My light shines too bright for you

18. I can write a mean email (no pun intended)

19. I used too much color ink

20. I got high every morning; the cookie did it

21. I took exclusion for granted

22. I made a huge mistake in Miami

23. I got too comfortable and you can’t control your temper

24. I let scenarios rule

25. I called you too much, I called out too much

26. I stopped communicating

27. I was late when it counted most

28. You used a black cushion

29. You think you’re better than me

30. “I’ve never had a day” like any of you

31. I don’t have authority

32. You don’t believe in confidentiality

33. You’re a liar, You’re retiring

34. I’m a believer, I’m just getting started

A little bit of noise #SpeakUp

(A little bit of noise)

I am a light sleeper

I dream a lot

When I’m asleep and awake

Sometimes the best dreams aren’t happening when my eyes are closed

They’re happening as I’m up

Seeing and feeling

Loving and hating

My nightmares are not as frightening as they used to be

Not as scary as the thought of being stuck or lost in my head

With only my past thoughts as company

I want to learn how to be brave

Move on and let go

I want to sleep without being disturbed by only a little bit of noise

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

#SpeakUp: An Invincible Girl’s Podcast

#YLPtalk

 

My new Podcast “Speak Up: the podcast for invincible girls” (an extension of this blog Young Loud Proud) is coming soon (9.30.18).
I hoped you’ve missed me and more than ready to hear my voice. I think I make rambling on about social change sound really good LOL!
I originally created this blog site “Young Loud Proud (YLP)” as a resource tool for inspiration & motivation in the hopes of spreading POSITIVITY while dismembering stereotypes.
My goal(s) for this Podcast is to discuss various social issues that affect us girls and to also discuss solutions/thoughts on how to change the issues.
The idea is to extend this platform, have a series of informal chats with the overall theme of speaking up & becoming/remaining invincible.
Each guest is invited to voice their opinions, attempt to break stereotypes, provide clarity, etc. in their unique style to raise awareness; all in the hopes of encouraging and inspiring young women like myself to speak up and use their voices to do the same.
Invincible girl, please call into my Podcast to Speak Up and be heard!
If you are interested, please contact me with your availability:

 

Official email: proudloudyoung@gmail.com

More details coming VERY soon…….

“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,

always.

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

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