Read the interview here. It’s pretty short, but oh so very good.
A Very Revealing Conversation With Rihanna
“While one’s self validation shouldn’t depend on validation from others, the 28-year-old appreciates and celebrates bodies that challenge the traditional beauty standard. And that’s undoubtedly a good thing.”
“The opening of the video — a sex line call center — could have easily felt like an exploitation of female sexuality, but the diverse representations of women alongside the fun environment and bright colors are not just body positive, but a positive statement for sex workers. It’s a message that ties in perfectly with the sex positive press that has been drummed up as of late by Amber Rose’s slutwalk. It’s the idea that the world of sex work can be controlled by women, can empower women, and doesn’t have to be a source of shame for women.” – Georgina Jones, Bustle
But also, this came out on my birthday.
It’s hard to be mad at rappers sometimes even tho the shit they be saying can be really problematic (or nah), but I feel their pain. It’s very immature, and they’ve got to be so ego about everything= success. So they say things just to (try to) hurt the ones who hurt them. But if you think about it, they’re putting themselves on blast, and if you’re evolved enough (something you gotta forever work on), the shit they be saying (if it’s about you), wont hurt so much.
I am fresh outta a relationship, and I realized I’m a grown ass woman. I’ve matured in love/life. For the first time ever I’m not hurt or broken by a break up. I feel like I was so lucky to have experienced that much joy and pleasure, and the pain (of break up- not my choice, which also happened two days after my grandma died) was worth it. I’m really more full of love now, than ever before. I used to be like a broken rapper, I’m cold, baby, ice cold. But now, not really, not so much, not at all. I wanna love, and laugh and play, and just, BE. LOVE. Like all the gob damn time. Gimme love, I want it, I want to give it to you, to the world. I ain’t talking about sex, although I love that shit too, I’m talking about the simple act of kindness, and answering bids, and non-attachment, but also, non-abandonment. #hippieshit #LoveSexDreams
“”Ultimately though, “the best moments of my life have been moments of love,” a rather romantic Noé conceded. “These carnal moments of hugging, kissing, fucking with someone you’re obsessed with.””
“American libraries and schools shouldn’t have to ban books because of outside pressure. They especially shouldn’t ban classics like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath, The Scarlet Letter, and Native Son. Here, I read from one of my favorite classics, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which I was shocked to learn is frequently banned from schools.
Celebrate intellectual freedom by reading one of these frequently banned and challenged classics: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/classics
#bannedbooksweek2015”- Priyanka Chaurasia
“Can compassion be learned? The answer is yes! Sometimes, all it takes is truly paying attention to the people around us.”October 1st, 2015
“Sharon Salzberg’s #StreetLovingKindness movement goes animated with this new video from Happify!”
“Mettā (Pali) or maitrī (Sanskrit) is benevolence, friendliness, amity, friendship, good will, kindness, close mental union (on same mental wavelength), and active interest in others. It is one of the ten pāramīs of the Theravāda school of Buddhism, and the first of the four sublime states (Brahmavihāras). This is love without clinging (upādāna).”
My main teacher that introduced me to this method of meditation is Sharon Salzberg whom I met at the Maui, HI Ram Dass retreat last year.