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She didn’t expect for it to be as hard as it was to comeback. What once made her unique had become the costume or niche of every other pop star she stood beside. Suddenly, once she exploded onto the scene, everyone wanted to work with her producers and find the secret to her success. Every label wanted to produce a new starlet who donned the similar “quirky fashion” and who had a “Poker Face” or “Bad Romance” of their own. She had created a culture where anything weird was suddenly a head-piece and long-format videos became the norm. What made her special was slowly being diluted and overexposed as her peers were rushed around by their handlers to wear and put out watered down versions of her work. She would come back to a pop landscape that had enough of the trend she had started and which saw every pop star ride until its eventual crash and struggle to find her footing in a space where the public had written off her creativity as a schtick because so many of her peers reduced it to such.


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  • *me scrolling tumblr*

  • Mom:

    wow he's cute, who's that?

  • Me:

    idk? some girl's boyfriend

  • Mom:

    hmm..why arent you some girl's boyfriend?

  • Me: mom here how bout this, ill put my self-esteem right on the keyboard and you can just take a shit on it. Would that be easier for you? cuz it would for me

  • Mom:

    well..someone's grumpy, go to bed

  • Me:

    i will, ALONE!

  • Mom:

    by myself, one bed, one pillow, real niggas, all day

  • Me:

    i dont like you


Dr. Maya Angelou: The Power of Words


Edmonia Lewis (1845-1909) was an African American and Native American sculptor that would find success despite discrimination for her race and gender. She was an art student at Oberlin College and would excel in her courses but would later drop out after being accused of theft and poisoning two classmates; this led to a mob beating her up severely, only to have her acquitted of any wrong doing at trial. She would later move to Boston to further her education in sculpting. Her big break would come in 1864 with a bust she made of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw being widely celebrated and selling many copies; this would supply her with enough money to move to Rome. She would spend most of her adult career in Italy and became a highly paid and internationally respected sculptor. Two of her most notable works are: Forever Free and The Death of Cleopatra.

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