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New blog post (Chikko & The Man) link in bio:
On a recent retreat, I decided to finally give my inner critics names. I wanted names that exemplified the nagging persistence of these voices but also acknowledged that I was internalizing the messages I was receiving from society. I have a favorite quote that sums up this dynamic. It comes from the great teacher Krishnamurti, via Jane Fonda (because, the sixties): .
You think you are thinking your thoughts, you are not; you are thinking the culture's thoughts.
So, I'd like to introduce you to my inner critics: Chikko & The Man (millennials: google Chico and the Man).
Chikko is an Amharic word that can be translated as a nagging or persistent person (the consonants are glottalized or explosive which makes it sound that much better). When I was little, my mom would lovingly use it when I asked a question too many times or repeated something over and over — anchi chikko (You nag).
Chikko, my inner critic, sounds like me, which means she can be logical and erudite, funny and charming. She presents good arguments and has little tricks for getting me to listen to her. Often she seems to be protecting me from potential danger or disappointment. She "just wants me to have a fruitful retreat."
The Man? He's often writing the scripts that Chikko reads because it's his culture I/we swim in. As the great psychiatrist–philosopher Frantz Fanon said, To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture. We are shaped by the culture around us and it shows up in, well, how we show up (parce que, le colonialisme). It can be really difficult to determine what's our own intention, and what's the cultural script. Am I doing something because I have a wholesome longing or because I crave the attention and validation taught to me by our competitive culture? . (Continued in comments)
Feeling like spring today in Atlanta! About damn time, too.
I’ll be working with my characters this afternoon, trying to get them to do the “right thing” while chatting with @btleditorial about world domination and of course, alien penis 😎
Y’all knew what you signed up for when you became my friends. 💁🏻 @samantha_heuwagen
School will be out soon and I bet you haven't thought about #teacher#gifts . Let me help you get ahead of that with a great idea. ⠀
You'll find #mugs with this #thankyou word cloud in three color combinations on a variety of mug styles only available at #Zazzle . ⠀
Click the "Zazzle Store" tab at the link in my IG bio and add, thank you mugs, in the search field and they'll order up by popularity. ⠀
If you like this design, peruse the store for more products with the same design while you're there.
The most succesfull club in TBT's short yet intense history will not be joining us in 2018. The Men's Team from Royal Holloway @rhbasketball has played two finals (2016 & 2017) and won last year's competition, whilst the Women's Team also made it all the way to the final at TBT 2017. Charles Jacob Barratt was our MVP in 2017, whilst Deon Chorley (2017) & Tom Weston (2016) were named the tournament's best defensive players.
Special shout-out to everyone from Royal Holloway Basketball, thank you for all the wonderful moments both on and off-court!
From Pop music to Classical to Folk music, learning a language through music is fun and creates magic. DinoLingo.com provides caregivers with language learning programs that use all of the senses to engage your child. Fun is a very important part of early childhood education. Let them dance and sing their way to a second language. #earlychildhoodeducation#languagelearning
So finally get to show you these photos! I had such an amazing time working with this team...this custom gown I did for Christina Coker @christina_coker I mean...she’s killin it! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
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Photo: Jennifer Crowder @jennifer_crowder_artist
Hair: Olivia Flores @just0h
MUA: Reanna Castruita @nana_lachingona
Model: Christina Coker @christina_coker
te·na·cious: persisting in existence; not easily dispelled.
Take the leap. What's the worst that can happen - you fail? Greatness isn't measured by how grand your accomplishments are, but rather by how tenacious you are in your pursuit.
Here’s our moment of #WednesdayWisdom .
It is tough being a #multilingual#parent - as it's tough being a parent in all walks of life. Somehow we seem to burden ourselves with more expectations the more languages we have. If we don’t have a system we beat ourselves up for not having one. If we have one we beat ourselves up for not following through with it often enough. Whatever the circumstances, it is hard to find your #balance in this mix, right?
So this is to remind you that you’re allowed to show these insecurities; your children won’t turn #monolingual because you slipped once. Or twice. Or thrice. You might have forgotten a word in your language. Or two. Or three. This won’t destroy their future. ☘️
The trick is to remind yourself to keep trying. To go back. To start again. And again. And again. 🍀
Be kind to yourself and please remember: You don’t have to be perfect all the time.
Ha venido a vernos Jose!!!!.....Que alegría!!!...Os echamos de menos❤️....Besos directos para Costa Rica (Fer), Mejico (Quique+Alejandra), Italia (Silvia), Suiza (Noemí)...Viva la multiculturalidad!!!❤️ @noemi.rojas1 @silviazampriolo @mariafer09 #rentals#airbnb#multicultural