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Brittnay Starks  LIFE-BRAND MGMTβ„’ Fashion/Beauty/Spiritual Coach @univmiami 2x Alum @thrive Contributing ✍🏾 @myvisionbookjournal πŸ“šπŸ‘šπŸ› A lesson in every caption #iBlong

#fbf Sooooo, this short bob haircut video is the highest watched video on my YouTube channel!! Not that it has a gazillion views, but I’m pretty proud of it. πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ Click the link in my bio if you haven’t watched it yet. πŸ˜‰ #WERK ❀️

Because true beauty shines from within...βœ¨πŸ’•

πŸ”Œ yourself. βœ¨πŸ’•βœπŸΎ@myvisionbookjournal #TheVisionIsREAL πŸ“Έ @mr.badbeard

#wisewomenwednesday The Hair Journey of the #blackwoman is just that... a journey. I came across this pic of me when I rocked a two toned baby fro. I LOVE rocking my coils and kinks, but like many, I had to learn the hard way. As fabulous as this color was, I did not manage it well. And well, it broke off. πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Aaaaand of course I went back to my relaxers and wigs cuz it was NOT cute! πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ If you remember, I recently had a short pixie cut (it was relaxed), and that was cute. ☺️ But I’m missing my fro, so this weekend, I’ll be doing my third big chop. πŸ’•πŸ˜† However, this time I’m in it for the long-haul. So although I will still rock my personalities (a.k.a. my wigs), I’m up for the challenge to see how healthy I can grow my natural crown.πŸ’«πŸ’•
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SN: When @saintrecords came out with that record β€œDon’t Touch My Hair” black women felt those lyrics to the bone. The emotional ties to our hair (and this goes for women of all races) goes so deep. But for the black woman, who is most critically judged by her crown according to societal standards of what’s acceptable and beautiful, this song struck a chord. I remember crying the first time I heard it like, β€œDamn, somebody finally put a beat and lyrics to what we go through.” #TheJourneyToBLong #iBLong
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*Cues the music* 🎡 Don't touch my hair
When it's the feelings I wear
Don't touch my soul
When it's the rhythm I know
Don't touch my crown
They say the vision I've found
Don't touch what's there
When it's the feelings I wear
They don't understand
What it means to me
Where we chose to go
Where we've been to know
They don't understand
What it means to me
Where we chose to go
Where we've been to know
You know this hair is my shit
Rode the ride, I gave it time
But this here is mine
You know this hair is my shit
Rode the ride, I gave it time
But this here is mine ...
Don't touch my pride
They say the glory's all mine
Don't test my mouth
They say the truth is my sound...🎡 #MissJessies #Cantu #TheManeChoice #Lusters #EcoStyler #AsIAmHair #CarolsDaughter #CamilleRose #Hairfinity

Dear sisters, As many of us around the world continue to be inspired by #TheRoyalWedding, I want to share something with you because I know that so many women (young and old) can relate. When it comes to matters of the heart and dating, there are so many things I wish I would have known or had someone tell me earlier on. Luckily for me, I’ve been a quick learner and I’ve been blessed to find just the right mentors, yes, even in the form of a book. I read this excerpt the other day and I thought I’d share it with my fellow sisters to give you a glimpse into how you too can be better equipped to #fightforyourfairytale . Here’s a little #WomanlyWisdom101 in case no one in your life has ever told ya πŸ˜‰:
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β€œThere is an emotional promiscuity we’ve noticed among many good young men and women. The young man understands something of the journey of the heart. He wants to talk, to β€œshare the journey.” The woman is grateful to be pursued, she opens up. They share the intimacies of their lives - their wounds, their walks with God. But he never commits. He enjoys her... then leaves. And she wonders, What did I do wrong? She failed to see his passivity. He really did not ever commit or offer assurances that he would. Like Willoughby to Marianne in Sense and Sensibility.

Be careful you do not offer too much of yourself to a man until you have good, solid evidence that he is a strong man willing to commit. Look at his track record with other women. Is there anything to be concerned about there? If so, bring it up. Also, does he have any close male friends - and what are they like as men? Can he hold down a job? Is he walking with God in a real and intimate way? Is he facing the wounds of his own life, and is he also demonstrating a desire to repent of Adam’s passivity and/or violence? Is he headed somewhere with his life? A lot of questions, but your heart is a treasure, and we want you to offer it only to a man who is worthy and ready to handle it well.” β€” Stasi Eldridge , Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul πŸ’•πŸ’« #loveandmarriage #marriage #singlelady #singleman #datingapp

How often do you allow yourself to visualize your best life yet? If the answer is not often enough, then I challenge you today to set aside five minutes and visualize your happiest self. What does that look like for you? How different is it from your current reality? What people are you surrounded by? What experiences would you have? Who do you need to become? Begin to see yourself in the end, for you cannot have what you cannot see as a possibility for yourself. But it all begins with a vision. πŸ’•πŸ‘πŸ’« #DreamBIG #TheVisionIsREAL

Special girl, real good girl. ✨❀️ Starting my week off inspired by my DREAMS. I don’t know about you, but I’m still on a #RoyalWedding high. Just when I wanted to tap out and say, β€œMaybe it’s just not for me,” here comes Ms. Markle sprinkling her FAB dust and inspiring sisters to stay focused on the Kingdom, and trust that the multiplication of it will surely follow. Meanwhile, I’m just gonna stay in my bag because I refuse to settle for anything less than my fairytale. Sorry I’m not sorry. πŸ’« #DreamBig #TheVisionIsREAL

Spirituality, practicality, metaphysics, law of attraction, reality, compassion, love, history... What stormy Sunday mornings in Miami are made ofβ˜”οΈπŸ“– Any of these gems in your library?

It’s a REAL One’s birthday... Sleep easy king Malcolm. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ‘‘πŸ’«πŸ’• #MalcolmX #ProtectThyWoman #ProtectThyChildren #byanymeansnecessary #revolutionary #woke

#fbf My β€œMomma T” is coming to town this weekend for not so great reasons, but I’m stoked to see her nonetheless. For a great portion of my childhood, this woman nurtured and cared for me like I was her own. She would babysit me while my mom worked from the time I was a baby (who needed lots of attention and care). Her LOVE was so undeniable that even when my mom didn’t work, I craved to be showered with her affection and care and she’d let me stay as long as I liked. She was the only other woman besides my mom that I would cry to part ways with. When I was six years old, she moved away to South Carolina and my heart was broken. πŸ₯€πŸ’” But this photo was taken the following summer, which was the start of my annual summer long visits to the country side. I smile at this photo remembering how happy I was to bask in her love. Being a city girl, some of my best childhood memories were my highly anticipated visits to Greenwood to be with my β€œMomma T.” I’m so grateful that my mom shared me with her and that even her own children embraced me as their little sister and her husband embraced me as his daughter. God and the Universe have a great way of placing just the right people in your life to meet all of your needs, regardless of how it shows up. I was always surrounded by love, and I still am. I thank GOD for that. I am the woman that I am because I’ve been loved and nurtured by phenomenal women. πŸ’•βœ¨πŸ™πŸΎ #AmothersLove #GodMother #corinthians13

Because I found heaven... It’s been inside of me all along. πŸ’•βœ¨πŸ™πŸΎ

Today is one of those days where I’m missing my first bestie, Ms B. A cool memory was waking up on Saturday mornings to go to my mom’s salon and my grandma would show up. To know her was to know that she was always the LIFE of the party. As soon as she hit the door there was non stop laughter. @starspreferbre would be embarrassed the same way that I am occasionally because it’s her mom. But my grandmother taught me the power of laughter and humor. She was a master at capturing hearts through humor. When she passed in 2006, her funeral was like a concert. It blew the entire family away because we never realized how many lives she touched. Hundreds of people (no exaggeration) came to pay their respects, and so many more would call and write several months later. People shared so many heartfelt and funny stories about the impact she left. As I get older, I find that I’m more like her than I ever knew I could be. I often feel her spirit and trust that she’s always there to guide me. Sleep easy Ms. B. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ‘‘βœ¨πŸ’• #NobodysNana #MyGMa #ARealOne #MyFirstBestFriend #MissingYou #IAmMyGrandmothersPrayers

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