Made a quick trip to the US to deliver a MLK keynote for the SCLC in Kansas City, Missouri and to see loved ones. Thank you to everyone in NY and DC who made this return to the US so special by showering me with congratulations, gifts, soror fellowship, surprise celebrations and unending LOVE. It has meant the world to me to be reminded of how big and beautiful my tribe is. I will leave full of your prayers and blessings. PS In this image, I’m wearing an African print blazer custom designed by my fiancé for our clothing line I Am Deovolente, a cutting-edge Afropolitan lifestyle brand specializing in African-inspired fashion. Many of you already have some our styles and we thank you for your support. Please follow and look out for our website launch! ❤️✊
We’re engaged! “If you asking, then I’m telling you it’s YES! Stand in love, take my hand in love, God bless.” Never could I have imagined that my move to the Continent would lead me to you. From the beginning, I had absolute peace yet God still answered my prayer for “burning bush” confirmations. We’re soul mates who finally found one another. Destiny and decades of prayer have manifested. Baby, you are everything that my heart and spirit knew to wait for. #ItWasWritten #NeverLoseFaith #NeverSettle #KnowYourWorth #ListenToYourGut #MamaAfricaIntroducedMeToForeverBae
#WhenZambiaMetEritrea #WeFoundLoveInJohannesburg #APanAfricanLoveStory #ThisIsUs
In January 2017, I stopped everything I was doing in the US and started living overseas. Walking away from everything I knew, loved and had built, I took the biggest risk of my life and it was absolutely life altering. 2017 was all about life in Africa with only 2 out of 9 of these images being taken in the US. I was blessed to travel to 9 countries this year and spend the year doing Pan-African movement building on the Continent. I declared 2017 my year of “miracles and transformation” which proved to be prophetic. A year of unimaginable new beginnings, closer intimacy with God and newfound freedom. This year confirmed that you sometimes have to surrender your world in order to resurrect your soul.
Have you heard about the awesome changes over at the Romance Read Club for 2018? For the first time, it’s now available worldwide and books can be read on all devices and it’s not too late to sign up to receive the January selection! A book from a different bestselling romance author every month—absolutely FREE! The next book will arrive on January 12th! All you need to do is sign up for Romance Read of the Month, a new monthly e-book club. It’s that simple. And it’s exclusively free to members. Check out some of the great authors participating! Melanie Harlow, Penny Reid, Melissa Foster, Louise Bay, Meghan March, Vi Keeland, Brittainy C. Cherry, Julie A. Julie Richman, L.J. Shen, Susan Stoker, Adriana Locke and me!
This article prompted some people to write letters condemning me and my friend. I expected some controversy, although to incite anger and judgement wasn’t my purpose. My purpose was to enlighten, but I am reminded of why I loved this experience so much and the beauty of my son’s innocent perspective.
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I just got a standard “the left has abandoned free speech” comment, which drives me crazy for so many reasons (the main one being it’s wrong), but it made me think we need a reminder of what “free speech” actually entails.
It does not mean I have to listen to your dumb ideas. It does not mean a media outlet has an obligation to publish them. There is neither a moral nor a legal imperative to voice “both sides,” which is a ridiculous construction in itself, because sometimes there are a multiplicity of “sides” rather than just a simple he said-he said.
Free speech means one thing and one thing only: You can say what you want and not go to jail. That’s it.
A Maui Earth Empress~
I have been wanting to expand and do my thing in Maui and this is the year!
It was pure pleasure creating an ESSENCE PHOTOSHOOT with Kathy Kamei. Kathy embodies sensual beauty, joy for life and the Divine Feminine. I adore the way she wore my gowns and her naturalness in her poses, but it was her heart-opening smile that really charmed me and why she is instantly unforgettable. <3
Like I always say MIRACLES ARE RUSHING TOWARDS YOU!
Ready to make 2018 your year of Miracles? Check out my friend Marci Shimoff’s new book YOUR Year of Miracles here-
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The connection I have with my guys is filled with so much magic, laughter and FUN, I couldn’t do what I do without their support. And their good-nature, can-do attitude and mad photography skills come in handy with my business, my clients adore them! Here’s a few behind the scenes– Photoshoot pics coming SOON <3