By Ky Finds: Cornrows, Afro Puffs & Joy

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A lot of people may not know this about me, but I collect postcards. I know it sounds weird, but I do. It all started when I went to a Jean Michel Basquiat exhibit and wanted to take a keepsake of his artwork with me to cherish forever, so I bought his art in the form of a postcard. My collection has grown tremendously since then and includes people like Nina Simone, Josephine Baker, and Langston Hughes.

Most recently I purchased this beautiful representation of Black Girl Magic entitled Cornrows, Afro Puffs & Joy by Delphine Fawundu. It’s the perfect image of love, light, and sisterhood.

Click the link below to head over to Delphine’s Etsy shop where you can purchase this card and so much more:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/258290105/cornrows-afro-puffs-joy-poster-19×27-in?ref=related-2

 

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Movie Monday: What Happened, Miss Simone?

I enjoyed learning about the life and times of Nina Simone, one of the most influential singers…ever. At the height of Simone’s career, she began to take part in the civil rights movement, which some say jeopardized her because she became too radical.

What I loved about this documentary is that it humanizes Simone and shows her vulnerabilities and her demons. Unlike many other entertainers, she couldn’t sit back idly and do nothing. She was very involved in the struggle of liberating blacks in America from the chains of racism and oppression.

If you have Netflix, watch What Happened, Miss Simone?

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