Another epic weekend of hiking.
Nelson lakes, Lakehead hut was empty when we arrived but we had a very large group arrive not long after, and they continued to arrive late into the night with the last stragglers turning up at 11pm!
It was a celebration for the end of their course.
For us in was messy and noisy! And quickly made the top of my worst hut stays!
Finding a positive ... we taught our kids about the importance of hut etiquette.
Remember you’re sharing the hut.
Be mindful of noise
Clean up after yourself
If you have to make noise, do it quickly and get it over with.
Second positive, was that I had an opportunity to remind the group to pull their heads in and “shit up!” ( helping them to learn a lesson) 😝
Do you have a bad hut story
#warriorwomen #weekendhikes #hut #newzealand #lessons
Shoutout post bc I just said a hui ho to my favorite as she’s off to dance her heart out in Texas for the first time in a year. Filled with so much bestie pride! You’re gonna be more than great, Dilly. No luck needed. See you in Dallas!!!! 💓 #warriorwomen #duh
It’s a powerful thing.
Since placing the # #blackmadonnaja it is men who take care of her. It is the men who have punched through the concrete slab in Manor Park, Kingston placed soil and planted flowers and created a garden around her. There she is shaded by a healing noni tree, a tree the men planted, it is believed to have powers to heal emotionally while it’s fruit & roots heal one physically.
In the parish of St Thomas the #Blackmadonna we installed was stolen but a garden has been planted for her, melon and pumpkin were some of the plants that are now growing in her garden.
Mr. Hot Harley Hunk 2018 @cavalierridein @br.ad5567 stopped by Indigo Warrior Women’s booth for this fab photo op. He wants the ladies to know he’s single and does a kick ass cartwheel. #warriorwomen
I swear the woman I am is totally a reflection of the women in my life. And I feel so so blessed to meet and have so many dope women in my village.
Y'all, meet Mary Grace! This woman has made my list of all time super #sheroes. This Queen turned 42 years old yesterday and to celebrate, she ran a mile for each year - YES, she ran 42 miles! (This ain't new, she does something like this every year!) In👏🏾one👏🏾day👏🏾Like, straight G status!
She has completely pushed me beyond what I could imagine. Next month, I'm doing a 5K for my fam reunion. I thought I was just gonna do it and be done. But she's got a sista training for a 10K now! Who woulda thought. Such an illustration of what happens when you put winners around you. They make you step your WHOLE game up.
So happy for her! She's the real MVP. Oh! Before y'all ask, I did NOT run the entire 42 miles w/her. I only joined for the last six. This pic was taken right at the moment she made 42 miles. I wanted to cry tears of joy but she wouldn't let me 😂😭 📷: Swipe 👈🏾 to see others who joined her throughout the day. My fave is the one with her boys who were also there for the special moment! 💅🏾💪🏾🏃🏾♀️ #warriorwomen #womenwhorun #runfriends #shero
For 20 years I have longed to have braids like this but didn’t want to offend anyone.
If I am being completely vulnerable I still find myself seeking validation from the WOC in my life.
Reflection and perspective is still a thing, it always will be.
So, yesterday, after consulting with friends we chatted that no matter what I do or don’t do, someone will always be offended.
The truth is, I have spent most of my life dis-integrating the societal constructs that confined me and put me into boxes.
I’ve been facilitating that for myself and now my clients.
I am constantly telling others they don’t have to protect the world from them.
So, where do the lines lie
Grateful for other fairy sprite sisters like @fash_manic that know me and see me.
“Kole, trust yourself, you can’t make everyone else happy. Be you.”
I sat with it.
As I headed to 125th street in Harlem to get my hair done, I felt REALLY uncomfortable.
Almost cancelled my appointment.
My hair has always been an expression of art and I wanted more color.
Now, this post isn’t to argue or seek support in my decision nor argue where the line of appropriation lies.
I am grateful to have relationships with people where we have had and continue to have deep conversations.
After 7 hours in the chair I thanked my stylist for her powerful love, gave her a hug and left the salon.
And was sick to my stomach.
Messaging @fash_manic I told her I could feel myself hiding, I could feel shame pulling on me.
Literally, I was slumping on the subway train trying to disappear and letting the hair cover my face.
It was beautiful to be present in the experience of FEELING.
Not needing it to change, just allowing it to be.
This is how conditioning works and it is up to us to decide what how we want this life to look and feel. .
Today I choose to step into the discomfort and be fully expressed in all ways while trusting my experience to be present and heart open if/when I am approached.
My loves, keep growing, keep learning and have solid folks to ride with. #beyou #authenticity #bebold #womentrepreneur #warriorwomen #transparency
🔥 Living free of the perceptions of others! ⠀
🙌🏽 I am SO thankful to be on a journey to living completely free of the perceptions of others. ⠀
🤦🏼♀️ I used to base SO many decisions in my life on what other people would think. ⠀
⚡️ This is such a draining and unhealthy way to live. You can choose to live that way, but I don’t recommend it. 💯 ⠀
➡️ It’s one that comes from control, the ego, fear of rejection, fear of conflict and of being misunderstood. ⠀
👸🏼 When you let go of those things, you become free to be yourself! You no longer are a slave of control and fear. ⠀
💯 If someone is going to judge me, make assumptions or draw conclusions about me without even attempting connection and conversation; that’s not someone I want in my life. ⠀
💃🏼 I’m not perfect: but I’m so incredibly grateful to have freed myself from the pressure of what other people perceive. That’s not my problem. Not my responsibility. ⠀
🔥 They are responsible for their response, not me. I choose to own my own reactions, perceptions and emotional choices, and I require those close to me to do the same. ⠀
🤔 How do you live free of perceptions of yourself, or of others Please share! ⬇️✨💜⠀
📷 @vjbrooke ⠀
ᛉ ᛉ I am Honoured to announce that I am a new brand ambassador for the amazing @thegrimfrost. Creators of Authentic Viking products that are Rich in Norse history & Quality. I am truly honoured to be part of the grimfrost family/shieldwall @grimfrostclan ᛉ ᛉ
#sicklecellsaturday Today’s topic: Do what you LOVE!! We spend a lot of time resting or in the hospital. It gives us time to be alone. My question is,
What are you manifesting I’m hearing more and more about mental health and sickle cell.
Please remember you ARE alive for a reason and whatever you are passionate about is apart of your mission that you must complete. Bit by bit, step by step start chipping away at your goals that are attached to your passion your mission your love. LIVE A FULL LIFE! I love you, we need you. Get you some plant based alkaline iron today too!! 🥗
I’m performing NEXT Saturday 3:45p-4p at juneteenth in West Oakland. And in that amount of time I’m gonna praise my ancestors and live my best life and give y’all all I have to give on stage. And bit by bit reaching more and more people sharing the power of Our determination, plant power and ancestral worship. Ase!
#sicklecellanemia #warriorwoman #warriorwomen #learningandsharing #sicklecell #sicklecellawareness #sicklecellwarrior #livestrong #liveyourbestlife #prosperitymovement #abundance
6x07 promo photos!
I’m so excited for this episode! But I’m gonna die with the Lexa references
Annie McMahon is a double lung transplant survivor living with Cystic Fibrosis. She is currently too sick for a 3rd transplant. Hey @taylorswift , help Annie’s dream come true. She would love to meet you!! @anniem97 #anniesarmy #warriorwomen #tus
The sky darkened slowly over the bright grass and thick treeline. I wasn't accustomed to such humidity, and everything on my being felt sticky.
I wanted to walk around with my wings out because the moisture in the air was so heavy, but would never expose a weakness like that around unfamiliar faces.
"Delilah" I turned, my eyes locking onto Estelle's and my heart jumped. She smiled a little, concern radiating from her blue-green eyes. Her own wings were tucked in snugly, a symbol of complete discomfort. I didn't blame her, the forest was far less forgiving for sirens than the mountains and while we both longed to return to the open air, this was something that had to be dealt with.
Se would not stand for such cruelty anymore. We would devour patriarchy, our own powers pressing up and out to create something better, different, and accepting.
#Floated #Queens #DevourPatriarchy .
#sirens #womeninleadership #womeninpower #mythology #chief #lady #shiekha #queen #warriorwomen #sffwriter #fantasy #huldra #medusas #valkyries #delilah #samson #amwriting #amreading #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #authors #novelist
if you want women to become their own body guards - you need strong women teaching and create a safe place where women can learn away from the guys once-in-a-while #warriorwomen #koretribe #500Rising
Special message today from me to all of you.
Here is me with all my chubs and rolls in all their glory! 😆😆😆 I purposely made this video for every single one of you who feels self conscious, I put MYSELF out here, FOR YOU to show You to not be afraid! Because you don't have to be afraid and you have nothing to be ashamed of.
There was a time when I NEVER would have let anyone see me train without a shirt, let alone film it and show the world! But I got stronger, and fear fell away. It's an incredible freedom you owe to yourself.
but see, its not stopping me! Don't let it stop you, either! I promise no one cares and you're just cheating yourself out of enjoying life and doing cool shit by worrying about it or being self conscious. Be an example for others, be fearless, get out there and do epic shit in all your glory! Appreciate your body for what it can do!
Strength and being strong is NOT just about muscle it's also strength of mind and spirit!
YOU CAN DO THIS! little by little you will get stronger and fear and shame will shrink as your spirit grows. Give yourself a chance.
Good mornings are good for you. But make sure stuff is out of your way before you start lol
#befierce #befearless #fearless
#strongspirit #wildwomen #warriorwomen
#chronicillness #hashimotos #autoimmunedisease