Sara Clark@saraclarkyoga

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Sara Clark

I'm going to leave this right here. Maybe repeat it a couple times like I did. And maybe...lean in to what feels right and just a little bit more as the weekend unfolds and let the rest fall away. Trust that what needs to be revealed will be revealed...in Divine time. No effort is needed. Just surrender. Surrender creates softness. Softness creates space. Space allows Spirit to speak. And therein lies the guidance. So in summary, slow down this weekend. Do what feels good. Say what needs to be said. Listen to your heart, not your thinking mind. Trust the vibes. Be with those who light you up. That is the way! I appreciate you. This week was realโœŒ๐Ÿพ
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๐Ÿ‘€ via @moonbox.co โœจ
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#xo #speakup #surrender #feel #trust #surrender #open #heart #freedom #faith #magic #xo #happyfriday

Heart Space
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Seriously though!! I don't care how on point your highlight reel is. And especially if you are black and brown in these spaces, I want to know your story. I am forever curious. How did you make it? And how do you maintain your shine? And how do you keep the vibe high? I hope to one day provide a platform to share stories. I mean, even to make it as a full time yoga teacher is a feat! I was just telling @alexbershaw how I remember trekking to the Upper East Side from Brooklyn on a heavy, hand-me-down mountain bike during a blizzard years ago to teach a class because my reputation mattered as did the money. Bowing to the warriors out there. And thank you for yesterday's comments๐Ÿ’ฅ. Wow. Ok, so tell me: ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ’•How many mountains have you climbed to be where you are today?
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#mountainclimber #warrior #defytheodds #fighter #reslient #strong #focused #determined #ibowtoyou #iseeyou #awareness #compassion #love #blackyogateacher #blackgirlmagic #tellme #yourstory

Warriors Road
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I recently saw a quote on @21ninety that said, "Women of color that are educated and successful are not rare." I nodded my head in agreement. It's true and I understand why this was said. And then I got angry as I reflected on my lived experience in this body. If only you knew how educated we black folk have to be to even be considered for things; and how many of us are thriving yet are rarely highlighted! And how little room there is for error on our part. We have to come correct. I remember someone being shocked that I was early on set and had everything I needed to successfully do the job. And another time after being on the job for a year when someone questioned my credentials not once but twice. Why are you so surprised by my professionalism? The brainwashing is deep y'all. It's exhausting to be one of the first black people so many have worked with. It's such a shame. The negative imagery of black bodies is deep. Racism is deep. But our lived experience is priceless. So I plot. And I dream. And I speak to others who look like me. Who share the same vision and have similar thoughts and feelings. And I move. And I pray. And I breathe. And I root for my sisters and brothers. May we continue to rise with no need or pressure to explain our greatness. ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ’•Do you feel me? Comment below!
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๐ŸŽถ "Intention" by Morley ๐ŸŽฅ sped up. Flow slow๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพโœจ
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#educatedblackwomen #beware #watchout #blackwellness #blackyogateacher #oneofmany #mayweknowourworth #throwback #shanghai #china #lululemonglobalambassador

OVER IT!
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๐Ÿ Fall Retreat Announcement! ๐Ÿ Please join me November 1-3 at The Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, North Carolina for my Embracing Change Vinyasa Immersion. Fall foliage should be at its peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains as we dive into movement, introspection, meditation and mindfulness all to support this journey called life and the changes that it brings. The link to sign up is in my bio. All bodies and levels are welcomed. Got questions? Ask away. See you there!
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๐Ÿ“ธ @alexbershaw .
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#fall #fallretreat #yogaretreat #yogaretreat2019 #vinyasa #yoga #mindfulness #meditation #flow #introspection #community #nature #blackyogateacher #selfstudy #selfcare #seeyousoon

Art of Living Retreat Center
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Sara Clark

It's Monday night and we made it to another week y'all. How was your day? How are you feeling? If today didn't go as planned you can "begin again"...a phrase I often say in my classes. But seriously, each breath is an opportunity to reboot your system. And to keep it real, I'm speaking from a place of not having a productive Monday with a long to-do list waiting to be checked off. It's all good. Deep breaths y'all. Deep breaths. Set some new intentions and keep it moving. .
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#beginagain #reboot #restart #deepbreaths #compassion #understanding #mondaymotivation #wegotthis

begin again
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It's been an incredibly full week and today marks another powerful full moon. I have so much more to say about my last post. Thank you for your comments!! There are so many conversations I want to have with you all and projects that need to be birthed. Support is needed to keep the vision alive. So I am saying this here so the Universe knows I'm serious: I am currently manifesting a team to support my mission from social media support to a videographer to an assistant to a manager. The time is now and I cannot do this alone anymore...I've been doing all of this work solo y'all mixed with the power of prayer, dharma, manifestation and my ancestors...not to overlook the power of my friends, family and partner who hold me upโœจ I'm currently listening to Wayne Dyer's book "The Power of Intention" because I need reminders of who I am and why I'm here. Thank you @karencostonstudio for the recommendation. ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ’•For those who have built a stellar team, how did you do it? Did your people find you or did you find them? Please share your insight. In the words of Dyer, "Go for it now. The future is promised to no one."
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#fbf to a teaching moment in Shanghai with @lululemon .
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#fullmoon #fullweek #fulllife #helpwanted #happyfriday #lululemonglobalambassador

Help Wanted
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I wish for people to think twice before using the word "minority." I've never used it when it comes to black and brown bodies and I never will. I am not a minority. I am not less than half of a whole number. I am not a tiny piece of the human race. My melanin represents the vast majority of bodies on this earth. We actually take up a whole lot of space. Even our influence is powerful. Our style and grace is at the root of main stream culture. From shoes to jeans to jewelry to hair to lips to hips to food to music to dance to language to...the list is too long. "Marginalized." I am okay with this word. It's accurate and it acknowledges systemized oppression. It makes people think. But minority. Not even close to describing Us. ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ’•BIPOC folks, how do you feel about this word?
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๐Ÿ“ธ @lululemon .
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#empower #unify #amplify #morethan #takeupspace #speakup #thinkaboutit #melanin #magic #mypeople #represent #showup #love #adoration #blackgirlmagic #blackyogateacher #lululemonglobalambassador

Melanin
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An elder who joined me on one of my yoga retreats several years ago and who knew my late grandfather; a thriving Presbyterian minister, told me that my message was very similar to his; only delivered through a different lens; the yogic lens. I'll never forget her words. So when I feel weary, when I question why, when I forget my purpose I lean into the knowing that all of my ancestors speak through me. Shutting down and closing up shop is not an option. So onward I go, carrying the torch knowing that more guidance will be revealed in time. ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ’•What have your ancestors passed along to you that fuels your mission? .
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@patrickyqz thank you for this gem๐Ÿ’Ž .
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#ancestors #divinetime #honor #bowdown #lineage #family #connection #purpose #faith #union #yoga #lululemon #lululemonglobalambassador #throwback #china #shanghai #travel

Future Ancestor
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I'm going to leave this one right here. Thoughts? Stories? ๐Ÿค”โ €
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Seen via @rachel.cargle IG stories๐Ÿค—โ €
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#impostersyndrome #socialconstruct #foodforthought

Your Brain
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What if. When you took that next leap, you smiled instead. Knowing that there was a net to catch you. Knowing whole heartedly that you wouldn't fall. So. Trust life. Take that leap. When you say yes to life, life says yes to youโœจ
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#sayyestolife #trust #faith #enjoythejourney #sayyes #lululemonglobalambassador

Life
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What if in the end, it was all done for our best interest? No good or bad days; just life events that occur to support our evolution? ๐Ÿค” Happy Monday y'all. May your week unfold as it should and may you trust the process. .
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#monday #vibes #trusttheprocess #nobaddays #havefaith #learn #evolve #breathedeeply #mondaymotivation

Hello Monday
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As the week comes to an end I needed to leave this here. What a journey this has been; to witness someone I know, a fellow black women navigate through toxic behavior with such grace and diligence. @nicoleacardoza there shouldn't have been a survey for you to get on this cover let alone any magazine cover. Your work is powerful, your mission is inspiring and your hard work is phenomenal. Nevertheless I am so happy to know the world is being exposed to you and your mission with @yogafoster and now @reclamationventures. You have reminded me that speaking up IS the way. Bowing to you my friend. Pay attention to her work y'all ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพโœจโœจ
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#thankyou

Reclamations
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I'm learning that showing up as one of, if not the only is part of the work. Integration is still very real. It's important to be seen. It's important for others who have never seen you to know that you exist; that you too do yoga among many other things. It's also important for those who look like you to know that they too belong. My ancestors fought for integration and I am proud to be the next generation, carrying the torch in the name of wellness. Showing up is part of the journey and I bow down to all the ways in which we show up whether on the front lines or behind the scenes. Your work matters and no, it is not always easy but we are our ancestor's wildest dreams. Keep shining your light โœจโœจโœจ
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A moment balancing during @baronbaptisteyoga class at #seawheeze2019 .
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#lululemon #lululemonglobalambassador #thesweatlife #saraclarkyoga #seawheeze #vancouver #canada #yoga #flow #love #balance #showup #beseen #shinebright #iseeyou #appreciateyou #thankyou #youmatter #togetherwerise #bowdown #gratitude #keepgoing #shine #blackyogateacher #blackgirlmagic #xo

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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...Through your thoughts, actions, words, beliefs. Your shift will support the collective. Begin again. The world desperately needs us to change. It's Tuesday. Make a shift. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพโœจ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ
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#shift #change #beginagain #imagine #rethink #reboot #trusttheprocess #recreate #redesign #create #possibility #yesyoucan #startover #breathe #trust #havefaith

Begin Again
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It's a melanated Monday y'all. I'm landing back in NYC full of gratitude. To all the beautiful humans I met and reconnected with, I appreciate you! I love my colorful community so much. Diversity is how I role! But may I add that connecting with the marginalized, the POCs, the black folk, the fellow brown skinned beings who were sprinkled in the crowd representing and shining โœจmaaaad bright...I am so grateful that you were there with me. Thank you for saying yes. Thank you for showing up. Thank you for reminding me that I'm not alone. Thank you for seeing me. Thank you for your high vibrations. In a world tainted with hate, this is a good week to extend kindness to someone who is unjustly targeted in this society. We all want to be accepted. We all want to feel safe. And we all have a right to be here; you, me, him, her, them...all of us. .
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๐Ÿ‘— A @lululemon Seawheeze special edition that I swear was made for me๐ŸŽ‰
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#seawheeze2019 #seawheeze #lululemon #thesweatlife #yoga #running #marathon #sunsetfestival #vancouver #canada #westcoast #highvibes # melaninmonday#melanated #blackgirlmagic #blackyogateacher #diversity #iseeyou #thankyou #iappreciateyou #gratitude #keepshowingup #muchlove #onelove #wearetheworld

Melanin Mondays
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Have you ever put a medal around the neck of someone who just ran a very long distance? Today I handed out dozens of medals to some of the 10,000 people who ran @lululemon 's Seawheeze half marathon in Vancouver. I'm beyond inspired. All ages. All sizes. And even some brown folk were in the mix. All running together for 13.1 miles. I saw a women in a cast running and my jaw nearly dropped. So basically, find your passion and go hard. The only person stopping you is...you ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ โœจ
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#gohardorgohome #lululemon #seawheeze2019 #seawheeze #vancouver #canada #halfmarathon #sweatlife #passion #drive #focus #joblove #runthisworld #inspired

Vancouver, British Columbia
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Teaching reminds me that humanity is still alive. Connection is alive. Love is alive. Resilience is alive. Passion for change is alive. We are alive! The things you see crumbling are the things we no longer needed. Let it fall and don't lose sight of your humanity.
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Magical moments captured in Shanghai with @lululemon China. I'm reminiscing as I prepare for takeoff to Vancouver for @lululemon and #Seawheezeโœจโœจโœจ
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#humanity #alive #electric #love #hope #union #connection #holdontight

Shanghai, China
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Sara Clark

And life will become more intense until we take action. Sending deep breaths and alignment to us all as this new week unfolds. Be brave. Be bold. Meditate. Move your energy (body). Have faith. Repeat. .
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#monday #vibes #life #lessons #intuition #trustyourgut #makemoves #flow #beginagain #takerisks #speakup #mondaymotivation #havefaith #meditation #movement #love

Hello Monday
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Caption this as if it's your own wish or prayer...your vibration is neededโœจ๐Ÿ•Š
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#sendinglove #highvibrations #togetherwerise
๐Ÿ‘— @lululemon

One Love
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Rest in power + peace, Toni Morrison. Your words will forever live onโœจ๐Ÿ•Š If only we all believed that the only race is the Human Race. All other constructs have been proven incredibly toxic. .
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#rip #tonimorrison #legend #legacy #thankyou #onerace #humanrace #weareone #weshallovercome

Tony Morrison
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I am super shy to sing in public. I was in choirs most of my childhood, often the only black kid in them and never sang solos for many reasons that I wont get into right now. But alas, my spirit reminded me of this Negro Spiritual just now and perhaps someone else out there needed to hear it's first verse. It's a song that I haven't sung in a good decade or more but one whose melody I have always loved. Lyrics are below: ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ
Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
let our rejoicing rise,
high as the list'ning skies, let it resound loud as the rolling sea
sing a song full of faith that the dark past has tought us,
sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
let us march on till victory is won.


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It's ok to be furious. It's ok to be disgusted. It's ok to be outraged. It's ok to be scared. It's ok to be deeply hurt and offended. What is happening in the news, in this country, in this world is incredibly dark and disturbing. It's disgusting actually. But this is our country and to see how polarized privilege is makes me dizzy. To see how police can gently escort yet another mass-murderer to safety when black and brown folk are gunned downed simply for existing is nauseating. But I am here because of my ancestor's resilience and I will lean in to their strength for guidance. We may not be able to make this systemic nightmare stop...at least not yet but I will suggest that we DON'T ALLOW THE NEWS TO STEAL OUR JOY TODAY. Surround yourself with a protective energy. Move your body. Meditate. Send loving kindness out. Pray. Find ways that you can help if not just by speaking up. Raise your vibration. Reflect on your own privilege and how you benefit from this broken system vs. those who suffer because of it. Confronting the darkness is the only way to step into the light. Feel free to leave positive ways you are coping during this time in the comments ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ’•
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๐Ÿ“ธ @alexbershaw ๐Ÿ’–
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#godblessamerica

Made In America
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๐Ÿ‘ Always in all ways ๐Ÿ‘โœจ A quote I live by and one that forever brings me great comfort. Sweet dreamzzzzz y'all ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’•
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#rumiquotes #quote #rumi #seek #ask #pray #faith #connection #manifest #destiny #union #magnetism #divinetime #trusttheprocess

Seeking Self
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One year before we actually met someone who we mutually knew attempted to hook us up (unbeknownst to us) at an ashram way out in Queens during an auspicious new moon. The plan failed because one of us did not show up. Life went on. Then, one year after that the Universe made it a point to connect us...under the energy of another new moon in another spiritual setting. It worked. Fast forward to three years into this journey and now on the cusp of another new moon in Leo which embodies heart opening energy, I pause to honor @alexbershaw ๐Ÿ’– As we continue to grow and evolve both as a couple and as individuals while navigating life's surprises and transitions, we have stayed committed to Us. In this modern day world I'd be a fool to take our union lightly. I'm looking forward to stepping into this new moon energy with you, Bae! No one prepares us for relationships; TV and social media make them look easy breezy and our parents may or may not have been the best examples. Cheers to Us for saying yes to this journey with radical honesty, acceptance, trust, deep work and real love๐ŸŒš ๐Ÿ’•
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#bae #relationship #union #commitment #partner #love #manofcolor #sexyaf #journey #newmoon #energy #heart #connection #gratitude #brooklyn #nyc

Brooklyn, New York
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A reminder as you ease into the weekend. It's all ok. Honor your feelings. Rest. Replenish. Restore. Repeat๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพโœจ
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๐Ÿ‘€ via @rachel.cargle via @thealishanicole ๐ŸŒธโœจ
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#friendlyreminder #itsok #feelyourfeelings #replenish #refuel #rest #slowdown #awareness #youarenotalone #weekend #weekendvibes #deepbreaths #beginagain

Reclaim & Restore
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Sound on ๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ’• Who would you be without yoga? Who are you because of yoga? Yoga has saved me time and time again. I now move for my Father. My Father taught me to love movement. I move because of him. I move for all the times he could not during his fight with brain cancer. I dedicate my movements to my Father. .
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๐Ÿ‘— @lululemon
#yoga #dedication #honor #love #flow #move #breath #connection #union


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As we head into a new week. A reminder for me and to you.
With Love from Shangai๐ŸŒธ
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๐Ÿ‘€ via @iamrachelricketts ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•
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#lastweek #newweek #thisweek #newday #beginagain #shift #positive #positive #bekind #begentle #startover #youarelove #magic #limitless #shanghai #china #travel


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Thank you, Yoga. Thank you for allowing me to share your beauty around the world. Thank you for creating a language that has no barrier. Thank you for saving my life. I am in awe of youโœจ
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A moment during my first morning class with the amazing @lululemon China ambassadors๐ŸŒธ
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๐ŸŽฅ @patrickyqz ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพโœจโœจโœจ
#lululemon #lululemonambassadors #china #humanity #connection #Union #love #human #nature #freedom #vinyasa #yoga #flow #travel #gratitude #thankyou #universal #thesweatlife #lululemonglobalambassador #thesweatlife

Shanghai, China
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There is something deeply refreshing about not being in the States. Everything feels lighter. More vibrant. More alive. More aligned. And more safe. That's right. Safe. China reminded me of this; She reminded me that humanity is still very much intact. And that we are all searching for the same thing.
Liberation. .
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A moment during my first morning class with the amazing @lululemon China ambassadors๐ŸŒธ
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#lululemon #lululemonambassadors #china #humanity #connection #Union #love #human #nature #freedom #vinyasa #yoga #flow #travel #gratitude #thankyou #universal #thesweatlife #lululemonglobalambassador #thesweatlife

Shanghai, China
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Mood as I head into a new week. I used to not eat watermelon in public if white folk were around. I often tried to tone down anything that was associated with blackness. Did you know that back in the day newly freed slaves would grow watermelon as a way to earn money? The fruit grows quickly and is cheap to care for. Black folk were doing rather well selling watermelon. Perhaps too well. So. White society decided to create cartoons and other PR strategies that depicted black folk as lazy watermelon eating, uncleanly, childlike fools. Yup. Black freedom let alone black joy has always been deemed a threat. But after Wanda Sykes did a brilliant standup, around the same time Obama first became president, where she spoke on this very issue of being black and eating watermelon, I felt freed. Not only from the societal embarrassment but more importantly from knowing that I wasn't the only black person who felt this way about eating watermelon in public. The trope still rears it's ugly head to this day, but best believe you will find me proudly eating watermelon as a testament and celebration of my ancestors resilience + freedom. And because I'm obsessed with this summer delicacy. Watermelon ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‰
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#blackhistory #mystory #ourstory #freedom #liberation #imblackandimproud #blackgirlmagic #watermelon #watermelonlover #summer #vibes #proud #legacy #ancestors #lineage #gratitude

Watermelon Gemini
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