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Nelson Mandela: Our “Madiba” Tribute With Love ***messymandella***

Nelson Mandela lived behind bars 27 years, to break boundaries for us!

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela

 

Yes, of course we are sad. But it’s like when your grandfather passes away, we celebrate their life work and we smile and we dance. We do this for him even more,” Celina Makoba told me as she clapped her hands to the traditional music that has transformed the street in front of Mandela’s home into a festival.”-people of Johannesburg

“Do not judge me by my successes. Judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” Nelson Mandela

 

Jessica Simpson + Body Image ***messymandella***

 

Kate Bush Rihanna Drake Peter Gabriel-Don’t Give Up-Take Care***messymandella***

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“Don’t Give Up, you have friends. Don’t Give Up, no reason to be ashamed. Don’t Give Up we are proud of who you are.I believe there is a place we belong” -“Dealing with a heart I didn’t break.If you let me, here’s what I will do, I’ll take care of you.”

                                                                                           

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Speak Up Against Domestic Abuse!***messymandella***NSFW – We Love You Michel’le

“Why would he do it?”
“Did I deserve it?”
“Can it really change?”
“Maybe, I should stop bothering him?”
“I am stressing him out, I should have let him talk.”
“She only hits me when I interrupt her.”
“I can’t hit her back, no matter what.”
“She embarrassed me, so I punched her.”

After spending the night with a friend at the age of 14 and watching her dad beat up her mom, throw her in an ant bed, kick her in the face, bloody her nose,  threaten to kill himself If we called the cops, I have NO TOLERANCE! She kept apologizing to me, and she was the victim!

Children’s lives change once they witness domestic abuse.

Thanks Gotti, for telling this story.

This illustrates the story of the child watching this injustice.

 

Classic – Soulful Sunday + The Visionary: ***messymandella*** Loves You For Being You!

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“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be. Your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.”
— James Allen

Having those  bags and shoes ain’t shit without your dignity and aspirations!

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I  retain hope for all mankind and feel uncomfortable  with a bias picture of reality. Living with envy and hatred  is not living, you deserve more. 

It will take time but you will see the picture

Everything you want to know about me is at messymandella.com

 

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2015: Fashion Icon: Tracee Ellis Ross***messymandella***

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Swagger

Intelligence

A Sense Of Humor

Accomplished Livelihood

Unstoppable

“Girlfriend”

Banging Body

 

 

 

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