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My name is Asia and no I ain't played ya. I like my truth like I like my flava. [That was my attempt at rappin'.] More about me: I like to write and I like helping people. My ultimate goal is to live my life to the fullest, with purpose and plenty of love.

April 22, 2014 at 11:46pm

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#Food is fun, magical in its own right, and very much an unexpected yet so-#Kelis style of work. It is not a #TURNUP album, thank God! 
http://pop-break.com/2014/04/22/album-review-kelis-food/

#Food is fun, magical in its own right, and very much an unexpected yet so-#Kelis style of work. It is not a #TURNUP album, thank God!
http://pop-break.com/2014/04/22/album-review-kelis-food/

8:47pm

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Will you keep on loving me? Will you keep on bringing out the best in me! - Sade on a warm night makes me miss the So Cal desert. ♥reminiscin

Will you keep on loving me? Will you keep on bringing out the best in me! - Sade on a warm night makes me miss the So Cal desert. ♥reminiscin

April 18, 2014 at 2:53pm

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This is what this weather has me looking like…sigh…

This is what this weather has me looking like…sigh…

April 16, 2014 at 6:51pm

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April 13, 2014 at 12:25pm

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Great #sermon on vision and what to do with it. Thank #You for the #Word. #scripture #habakkuk #bible #vision #write #Sunday

Great #sermon on vision and what to do with it. Thank #You for the #Word. #scripture #habakkuk #bible #vision #write #Sunday

April 11, 2014 at 4:52pm

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What is a girl to do when she is surrounded by beautiful dresses and skirts by @sofistafunktheskirtco…. take photos. Duh!

What is a girl to do when she is surrounded by beautiful dresses and skirts by @sofistafunktheskirtco…. take photos. Duh!

April 7, 2014 at 6:24pm

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My day was ALMOST like this. But thankfully I it did not progress to that state. Thank you @issarae for displaying moments like this for me to Instagram.

My day was ALMOST like this. But thankfully I it did not progress to that state. Thank you @issarae for displaying moments like this for me to Instagram.

April 6, 2014 at 12:24pm

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"Where there is no #vision, the people perish…" -Proverbs 29:18 #scripture #proverbs #bible

"Where there is no #vision, the people perish…" -Proverbs 29:18 #scripture #proverbs #bible

April 5, 2014 at 2:45pm

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#HAIM’s Forever is my Spring theme song.

#HAIM’s Forever is my Spring theme song.

April 4, 2014 at 10:23pm

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LIFE IS GOOD!

April 3, 2014 at 7:03pm

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Kanye West - I Wonder 

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7:00pm

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I joined the X-Men resistance. Create your own at http://x-menmovies.com/x-yourself

I joined the X-Men resistance. Create your own at http://x-menmovies.com/x-yourself

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April 2, 2014 at 12:52am

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Dealing With Racist Slurs @ Work: Clients vs. Colleagues (Pt. 1)

The other day I was sitting down with a thespian that I’ve been working with in this play that is traveling and we somehow got on the topic of dealing with racist clients at our day jobs. We are both black females so we had quite a bit to dish in between jokes.

I casually mentioned in a joking/factual fashion that when I encounter people who are intent on calling me a racial slur or an ancient description like “colored” and throwing it around in front of me as if they don’t know any better, I don’t fire an attack. The thespian drew back and gave me a “WTF” face and then said “oh, hell no!”

I understood where she was coming from. Had I heard someone say this a year ago, I would have reacted the same. But because of the two types of people that I usually encounter in life and especially in the job that I work in: someone who is honestly lacking information and experiences in your culture and someone who is intent on blaming your biological God-given genetic makeup for every issue that ever plagued them, I have learned to use my compassionate wisdom and not so much my emotions.

I’m not claiming that it works out that way 100%, but my goal is to be understanding and my job is to look pass the bullsh*t that a person is throwing at me and get to the point of why they are talking with me. A lot of it is game recognize game, I know I am NOT knowledgeable about every ethnic group out there so I have certainly offended some people in my attempts to connect with them. Because of that, I can understand when someone is trying to connect with me, therefore, I do not pick up my red pen to boldly and blatantly correct them. Unless, I know that they know that I know that they know better. Depending on the situation, I may let them rock because its clear they know its wrong and are just being a jack ass looking to ruffle a few feathers or I weave some education/ correction into our conversation and move on.

I am explaining this to the woman and she calms down and completely understands where my mind is. And from there she opens up about how white parents act around her at a college she works at.  

The conversation was cut short by… the world continuing to turn and we moved on to different moments. I wish I could have known how she responds when she is on the clock vs. on the street, but I’m sure the fact that she’s still employed reflects that she has a “civil” way of dealing with it.

The conversation made me want to write about this while I’m in the beginning stages of forming a complete opinion on this stance I’m currently taking. My approach is mixed with my faith, personal experiences, education, growth/maturity, history, personality and my job. 

My faith says the enemy will send all types of curve balls your way to get you off the mark, so don’t fall for it. When someone makes a comment that would clearly make anyone’s eye twitch, i have to remember the bigger picture and choose the high road. My personal experiences say people who are racist or prejudice are misguided and missing some pieces to their puzzle that they would probably find them if they left their comfort zones every now and again. My education and history says this world ain’t ever gonna change, technology advances but we continue to make the same mistakes. My maturity says c’est la vie! But my personality says “be the change you wish to see in the world” by nipping sh*t in the bud. So many filters… 

March 31, 2014 at 10:37pm

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This visual is bliss and tranquility. Im a shore girl - I don’t care where I live just put me near a natural body of water.

This visual is bliss and tranquility. Im a shore girl - I don’t care where I live just put me near a natural body of water.

March 25, 2014 at 12:57am

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A headline is like a promise. Always deliver on that promise.

— Overheard at The Washington Post (via washingtonpost)

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