Dear Self | Reminders

Artistry withstands the times long after the artist cannot.

—Sincerely, Tyra

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Dear Self | Reminders

A Win for the Neighborhood

Spent some time with these sisters last night supporting an old friend with a new plan! Not only is she a NATIONALLY-known community organizer, but Jeanette Taylor @jbt_40, is a candidate that we can believe in. Her election as Alderman of the 20th Ward would definitely be “A Win for the Neighborhood!” Can’t wait to see how this first step completely transforms our community.

-Sincerely, Tyra

#SincerelyTyra #SlayTheDream #Chicago #2018 #grassroots #work #campaign #2019 #election #formation #neighborhood #southside #vote #community #positive #transformation

A Win for the Neighborhood

Hair Wars and Self-Care

Spoiler Alert: This is a “Hair Appreciation” post.

Yall. I used to be the queen of bone straight hair which over time ended up damaging it. Literally took me 10 years to become comforatble with my natural curl pattern. Would have never worn my hair like this even two or three years ago. My hair and I have come so far. 😄

Sincerely,

Tyra

#10YearsWithoutPerm #ComeAMightyLongWay #NappyHairLover #Growth #ThrowbackToYesterday #naturalslay #naturalhair #tbt #SincerelyTyra #SlayTheDream #hair #curlyhair #loveyourself #hairlove

Hair Wars and Self-Care

A Few Coins | Thoughts 

Today:

Don’t get comfortable. Don’t get complacent. Challenging yourself begets innovation. If you’re not doing that, you’re not growing. And anything not growing is dead. #SlayTheDream 

Yesterday: 

1. Love is the most simple concept and feeling that we tend to complicate.

2. I just want it to be memorable.

3. Remember to devote time to your passion today. Whatever makes you smile from your inner-self, practice on that. #SincerelyTyra #SlayTheDream

A Few Coins | Thoughts 

Dream Bigger via Facebook Memories

I love how growth comes and makes dreams expand and intensify. Two years later, my first book ‘A Smothered Scripture’ is on Amazon & Kindle for your reading pleasures! Check me out: http://www.amazon.com/author/tyracowens

#HunnidStraightDays #SincerelyTyra #DreamBigger #MakeItHappen


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Curiously Questioning: Fave Female Author?

Of the choices below, whose is your favorite female author? Nope, you can only choose one!

A: Maya Angelou

B: Gwendolyn Brooks

C: Nikki Giovanni

D: Zora Neale Hurston

E: Terry McMillan

F: Shonda Rhimes

Is your favorite not listed? Let me know that, too!

Curiously Questioning: Fave Female Author?

For The Record #JusticeForLaquan

The footage and updates of the #JusticeForLaquan protest happening  right now on the streets of downtown Chicago have me deep in my feelings tonight (Feelings of disgust, abandonment, and overall distrust for my Black elected officials AND feelings of worry for tonight’s foot soldiers as I’m praying no more of them will be retaliated against for practicing their rights). One question has been weighing heavy on my mind: where were our (insert: ESPECIALLY Black) elected officials tonight???!!! I was not in attendance, but I’m curious as to which ones were and weren’t there since I KNOW they’ll be door knocking & “peace protesting” come election time. I (and surely others) just want safe neighborhoods equipped with safe, fully-funded schools; empathetic police districts and officers that are grown from the struggle/community; a damn trauma center. So if you’re reading this (elected officials) and your agenda sounds dissimilar, don’t come door knocking this election season. At least not at my/or any of my family’s homes–because you ain’t getting our vote=our money to sit still on these issues or stay at home when the next protest happens.

For The Record #JusticeForLaquan