Black History for Life // Fresh

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Fresh.

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Outgrow. Expand. Build a bigger life. Conceive a better future, there is so much for you if you want it.

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Take more for yourself. Take more for others.

Stay cognisant, connected, invested and supportive of the struggle everywhere.

Fresh captured by Seun Roti, creative direction by Shinade Walters and Tessy Cherono Maritim.


This is the last post of the ‘Black History for Life‘ photo series. The project was inspired by themes of black history- the Power we hold, the Revolution we are capable of, the Midas Touch we exude and ideas for a Fresh future. It was important to me that this was done beyond the confines of Black History Month. I never want to forget to be continuous and deliberate in celebrating the contributions of black people in all spheres of life, considering a world that is sometimes insistent on our erasure, our silence, our exclusion. Black History is continuous, life-long, never-ending.

Black History for Life // Revolution

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Now is the time.

To revolt. Not on occasion, but continuously. By existence. By overcoming. By fighting. By standing up. By loving. By taking care of self. By taking care of others.

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Loss hurts. But please, never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. It’s always worth it. Scripture tells us: “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart.”

It’s such a fight to exist, sometimes, and yet we do. Revolution.

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Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world.

Stay cognisant, connected, invested and supportive of the struggle everywhere.

Revolution captured by Seun Roti, directed by Shinade Walters & Tessy Cherono Maritim.

(Inspired partly by Hillary Clinton’s concession speech.)

Black History for Life // Power

panther-3Power in ourselves. To achieve, to build, to fight, to heal.

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Power together. To achieve together, to build together, to fight together, to heal together.

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Black history is for life.

Stay cognisant, connected, invested and supportive of the power of black diaspora everywhere.

Power captured by Shay Roti, creatively directed by Shinade Walters & Tessy Cherono Maritim.