Shekira@shekiraf

Mother to my amazing little man, Jaiden.
In New Jersey.
Autism Mommy 💙
Artist 🎨
PR/Marketing Administrator for Team Supreme @TeamSupremeCartoon

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/team-supreme-animated-short-film-community-kids

The Birthday Queen! I love this woman more than words can describe 👑💚 49 looks great on her. Any age does!
#birthday #mom #blessed #family #birthdayparty #beautiful #natural #nofilter #nomakeup #fun #hair #protectivestyle #braids #love #grandma #food #smile #healthy #blackdontcrack #grateful #blackgirlmagic #queen #melanin


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One of the many reasons I will keep pushing for @teamsupremecartoon and @joshua__leonard 💙 We need that representation and inclusion for those living with special needs. Thank you @marcustorgerson for this video and your support! 42 Days left for the Indiegogo Campaign and a lot more money needed to be raised. Team Supreme will happen regardless 🙏🏾 one way or another!
Oh and we’re still having the Video Contest until Friday so feel free to see the rules and make your own video about why Team Supreme is important to you!
#representationmatters #inclusion #diversity #art #artist #campaign #animation #film #cartoon #specialneeds #autism #autismawareness #cerebralpalsy #parents #disabilityawareness #share #story #viral #blackbusiness #drawing #youth #inspiration #rolemodel #love #project #money #instalikes #support #creative #entrepreneur


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I really wish it were any other season besides Summer...maybe I’ll do a Summer edition of this illusion, with a curly straw and a lemon in the meantime🍹🍋
#throwback #illusion #art #artist #summer #makeup #sfx #hair #braids #protectivestyle #hotchocolate #paint #facepaint #bodypaint #bodyart #fun #heat #patience #creative #blackart #blackgirlmagic #photography #melanin


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The @teamsupremecartoon Indiegogo Campaign is almost at the $3,000 mark (Thank You), but we still have a long way to go to meet our $50,000 Goal by the end of August! We decided to have a little “Video Contest” as a chance for Team Supreme supporters to make a video about why they feel Team Supreme is so important. The ones that are chosen will be added to both the Campaign and to all Team Supreme social media accounts! This is the video I made about why I support it along with my son cosplaying as the main character, Zeek, who also has Autism.
Here are the rules:
-Video must be one minute or less
-Must be about Team Supreme and why you feel it is important/should be supported/how it inspires you
-One submission per person
-Must post your video to your page with hashtag #TeamSupremeCartoon and tag @joshua__leonard (email to joshua@leonardstudios.com if page is private)
-Contest ends Friday (7/20)
-Have fun and thank you in advance to all who decide to enter!
#representationmatters #campaign #contest #video #autism #autismawareness #support #love #creative #inclusion #diversity #art #artist #advocate #cartoon #superheroes #animator #positivity #specialneeds #inspiration #disability #ability #cosplay #parenthood #supportblackbusiness #kids #message #melanin


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Click on the link in my Bio or visit @joshua__leonard to donate to the Team Supreme Indiegogo Campaign today and become a part of the team! Thank you to those who have so far 💙

#Repost @becauseofthem with @get_repost
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Representation matters! Animator @joshua__leonard created a team of kid superheroes who can transform their special needs into superpowers.
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From the moment Leonard's brother taught him how to draw Garfield in kindergarten, his passion for drawing did nothing but grow. By the time he got to high school, Leonard came up with the idea to create an animated series about a group of kids with special needs and superpowers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"Black people in the animation industry is less than 3%, so I was like I need to create something so dope and so different outside of the box that includes everybody," Leonard told Because of Them We Can. "Marvel has created Daredevil who was blind. Never was there a team of kids who had a special need and a superpower." The only problem for Leonard back then was that he didn't know how to animate the series. To learn how, Leonard later went on to attend the Art Institute of Atlanta. This year, while working full-time, he graduated as the school’s valedictorian, obtaining his degree in media arts and animation. "As a student, I began to develop my cartoon called 'Team Supreme,' which is about a group of kids who have special needs but have also been blessed with superpowers," Leonard said in his graduation speech. "My goal for this cartoon is to introduce more inclusion and diversity to the world. I am still working on my cartoon which will continue to empower all children especially special needs children as they have superpowers too."
#becauseofthemwecan #representationmatters #animation #cartoon #campaign #feature #inclusion #diversity #supportblackbusiness #love #creative #superhero #blackowned #film #specialneeds #autism #autismawareness #art #artist #fortheculture #blackbusiness #blackexcellence #story #rolemodel #inspiration #instalikes #explorepage #king #melanin


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The video posted by @brownboyslemonade showing love to @teamsupremecartoon earlier today made my whole day 💙 it’s so much bigger than “just a cartoon”, it’s a chance for our kids to be properly represented, included, better understood...it will open some doors for discussions and will open some eyes to misunderstandings and ignorance. As a mother to a child with Autism, I already see him as a Superhero. “I wouldn’t change my son for the world, but I would change the world for my son”. Let’s start here. Please click the link to donate to the Campaign and/or check out @joshua__leonard @teamsupremecartoon to find out more 🙌🏾 #campaign #representationmatters #art #artist #autism #autismawareness #specialneeds #cosplay #inclusion #diversity #animation #creative #kids #superheroes #blackowned #buyblack #dream #story #supportblackbusiness #blackexcellence #wehavestories #film #viral #fortheculture #blackboyjoy #blackbusiness #blackanimatorsmatter #inspiration #instalikes #melanin


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Because Representation Matters 💙@joshua__leonard officially launched his Indiegogo Campaign for the ‘Team Supreme’ short film a few days ago and it has raised over $2,000 so far. Thank you to those who have made a contribution so far and to those who have shared the Campaign! With all the love Team Supreme has been receiving lately, including from @attndotcom @cbs46 @blackenterprise...someone even told me they saw @willsmith share Team Supreme in his IG Story last week, I know we can raise the $50k+ Goal! and I know we can make this happen. Please visit @joshua__leonard @teamsupremecartoon and click on that link, or mine, to help make this a reality. Let’s go! 🙌🏾🙏🏾 And here’s the link as well- https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/team-supreme-animated-short-film-community-kids#/
#campaign #indiegogo #representationmatters #art #artist #autism #autismawareness #specialneeds #cosplay #inclusion #diversity #animation #creative #kids #superheroes #blackowned #buyblack #dream #story #supportblackbusiness #blackexcellence #wehavestories #film #viral #fortheculture #blackbusiness #blackanimatorsmatter #inspiration #instalikes #melanin


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@joshua__leonard officially launched his Indiegogo Campaign for the ‘Team Supreme’ short film today! It’s that time for us to help make this happen. With all the love it has been receiving lately, if the 5M+ people that watched and liked and shared anything involving Team Supreme were to donate $1, we’d be good! But the goal is $50k+ and I know we can make this happen. I’ve met so many parents, kids, and families praising and inspired by this man and @teamsupremecartoon and I want it for them as well. So let’s go! 🙌🏾🙏🏾 Here’s the link for anyone who wants to donate: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/team-supreme-animated-short-film-community-kids#/
#campaign #indiegogo #representationmatters #art #artist #autism #autismawareness #specialneeds #inclusion #diversity #animation #creative #kids #superheroes #blackowned #buyblack #dream #share #story #supportblackbusiness #blackexcellence #wehavestories #film #viral #fortheculture #blackbusiness #blackanimatorsmatter #inspiration #instalikes #melanin


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Man, God knew what He was doing when I got blessed with this little one. If it wasn’t for my son, I wouldn’t be fighting so hard. I wouldn’t push so hard. I would stay down a lot longer. Maybe would have made the choice to not get back up at one point. When you’ve been in the dark so long...but it’s not just about me anymore. So I’ll keep going.
And thank you @nele12 for this awesome shirt! 💙
#mybaby #love #prayer #grateful #mindset #mentalhealth #shirt #blackpanther #autism #autismawareness #life #journey #thoughts #gift #keepgoing #work #friends #family #depression #anxiety #smile #cute #adorable #blessed #mommy #parenthood #melanin


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I haven’t had much time to paint lately...so when that happens, I like to look at my older work to celebrate what I’ve done and to inspire where I’m going.
#art #artist #creativity #facepaint #paint #makeup #throwback #queen #crown #hair #curls #naturalhair #protectivestyles #puzzlepieces #illusion #sfx #autism #autismawareness #mommy #mua #love #support #inspiration #growth #patience #fitness #goals #blackgirlmagic #melanin #makeupforblackwomen


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