Forever Illin'

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BACKSTAGE S/S 2015

ASHISH

Photos by Robert Bellamy for LURVE Magazine.

Though the year has not ended yet, I am extremely thankful for the sense of vulnerability that 2014 has brought. I’ve spent almost all of my life being a super hardass…and this year has humbled me a lot.

I am more willing to admit that I am hurt, angry, upset, and ecstatic…which DEF goes against my Capricorn nature.

I’ve also learned that letting these emotions and revelations out into the universe clears your head, your heart, and brings people closer to you…sometimes this lack of vulnerability makes you seem less approachable, less attainable, and even less human.

I AM human, I have human emotions…and it feels really good in a strange way to experience that after almost 22 years.

refined-grace:

"Elmo is with his good friend, Lupita. They are talking about all the great things about their skin. For example, Elmo’s skin just happens to be very ticklish. Lupita’s skin happens to be a beautiful brown color. Skin can come in all different shades and colors. Isn’t skin just the best? However, ticklish or smooth or black or brown or white or tan, be sure to love the skin you are in." 

I love this. I LOVE THIS. I love this. Children need to see this. Adults need to see this.

(Source: soph-okonedo)

I have absolutely no shame in identifying, loving, and embracing myself as a sexual being. 

I will not be made to feel ashamed of desiring sex or exuding sex.

I will not dull my needs to pacify yours.

I will not pop for you, or break for you.