msnyajuok msnyajuok

320 posts   8,480 followers   2,000 followings

Nyajuok Deng, J.D.  Create | Explore | Empower | Inspire πŸ“DC | πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΈπŸ–€πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ή ndeng10@gmail.com

Happy Friday eve fam! How yall feelin? How yall livin? Talk to me! β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
Okay, Story time!! β€”- So I don’t start my job for another three weeks and recently I registered to become a tasker on Taskrabbit.com (Best side hustle app ever) β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-
Anyways, its an app where you sign up and people hire you to do random odd jobs for them. Yesterday, a woman who owns her own business giving music lessons hired me to help her out with random office admin stuff. I assumed that when I got there id be doing some bookkeeping, data entry, etc. While i did do some of that, the first hour of my morning was spent listening to her vent about a terrible experience she had with a roofing company she hired for one of her rental properties. She has a pretty heavy Chinese accent so I think the company tried to use the language barrier against her even though they were in the wrong. That caused her a great deal of frustration. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
We sat there for a while and after she told me about the whole ordeal going back and forth with them, she gave a huge sigh of relief, looked at me and said, β€œwow, youre a really good listener!” She looked soo relieved that someone just sat that to hear her out. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
One thing i cant stand is when people look down on people for having accents or not speaking English very well. I told her how people have tried doing that to my mom since i could remember. She thanked me like a million more times for simply listening and then we wrote and left some bad reviews about the company. lol β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
That simple encounter left me feeling pretty good. Even though she was the one that kept thanking me for listening it made me feel really good that something as simple as being attentive and listening can really help someone else out. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
#Blogger #BlackGirlsWhoBlog #BlacksWhoBlog #DCBloggers

@thenaturalistaexpo was such a vibe! 😩🧑 I had a blast! Thanks so much for having me! πŸ§‘πŸ’š #TheNaturalistaExpo #NaturalHair #AfroLove #Afrocentric #NaturalHair

Nyamuoch: Hey! I think i wanna come to DC tomorrow.
Me: Bet. Pull up!
This is how most of our random weekend and travel adventures happen. Live life. Be spontaneous. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-
The Dynamic duo is at it again, CBC edition. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-
#CBCWeekend #AuntieWeekend #BlackExcellence #DCGrammers #BlackBloggers #BlackGirlsRock #DCNightlife #BlackAndBougie

For the Black Girls Who Have Been Labeled as Mean, Bitter, or Angry for Simply Existing: Why Serena Williams’ Demand for an Apology Resonates with Black Women.
β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
Two weeks into my first college job, my white female supervisor pulled me aside and had a talk with me asking if everything was β€œokay” she claimed I had an attitude since starting the job.

I think she gave me that label because I was quiet. Shy. And not very bubbly or friendly with her. That talk really shook me. I went home and cried because I thought I was going to get fired.

She owes me an apology.
β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
First new blog post in a while. Link in Bio.
β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
Photo and Direction by @diakea β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
#blackswhoblog #BlackGirlBlogger #SerenaWilliams #BlackGirlsRock #BlackWriters #BlackWritersMatter
β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”

Been back frm Cuba but im still posting πŸ€·πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ Quick, someone run and tell @champagnepapi β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
#blacktravel #blacktravelfeed #blackgirlstravel #havana #cuba #blacktraveljourney #blacktravelgram #blacktravelmatters #travelnoire #blacktravelistas #EssenceTravels

β€œWhat ever happened to predictability?
The milk man, the paper boy, the evening TV?”
β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
Yep, I went just for the photo!β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”#sanfrancisco #alamosquare #FullHouse #PaintedLadies #90sKid

Family Adventures in San Francisco ❀️
β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
So my niece and nephew have this trick where they will give you baby fever and subsequently cure it, all in a matter of minutes. They are, objectively the cutest and most energetic kids ive ever known. Love them to pieces! 😩❀️ β€”β€”β€”β€”-
As you can see the only person cooperating for these photos is 6 week old Viv. That may or may not have something to do with the fact that shes strapped on @tdengsgram chest πŸ˜‚
β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
#SanFrancisco #FamilyTime

just in case you forgot for a second.

Moscow Mule β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
2 ounces Titos vodka
Β½ ounce fresh lime juice
4 ounces ginger beer l
Lime wedge, for garnish
β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
It aint DC or NYC but The Bay been treating me alright.

Free Wisdom: Drink ya water and mind ya business πŸ’¦ πŸ’¦ #FestivalLife #FestivalFashion #tb #BoxWater #BoxWaterisBetter

Afropunk Weekend Was A Success. How Could it not be, a park full of two of my most favorite things...Black People and Good Music. πŸ™ŒπŸΏβœŠπŸΏ
β€”β€”β€”β€”
#afropunk #afropunkbrooklyn

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags