Author: Victoria Alao

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Just got out of self care week. I slept and recouped all of last week and my body is finally back in Chicago time whoop (take that jetlag)
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Why am I here today? To talk about Coronavirus. I know it’s scary but the mass hysteria is making it out to be more than what it is. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses which causes respiratory infections but the one we see on the news is 2019-nCov.
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It is a mild respiratory infection which just like the common cold most people recover from.
What is my point here? Just like the flu or a cold, you can prevent transmission by washing your hands, following good respiratory hygene and staying home when you are feeling unwell.
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So people canceling travel plans, I would not cancel mine I would just practice extra safety eg wipe spaces with clorox, etc. Please stay safe, stay home if you feel sick & pray for the safety of the world
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Sisterhood 👭🏾👭🏾👭🏾👭🏾


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I have a sweet tooth and I am currently craving ice cream and pasteries!
Double tap if you can relate!
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Happy Friday lovely people!!
Yesterday, I ate a platter of sushi with @titocee2000 and drank a bottle of wine.
With the current state of the world, finding the calm in things that make me happy is very important for self care! Food and anime make me happy so I indulge!
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PS: The killers of Breonna Taylor are still at large! Don’t stop talking, sharing, and donating because feeds and stories are returning to normal. Our actions will pave the way for justice!
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Enjoying the beach is one of my favorite hobbies 🌴🌴🌞🌞
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The beaches in San Diego were PACKED. It’s almost like California forgot about covid 😅 but I distanced myself from the crowds and enjoyed the water safely.
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Fun fact I used to be a city bum. Now I chase both city and beaches but the beach is my go to.
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Sending love and light to whoever is reading this caption. I know so many things are going on around us with covid-19, racism, oppression and police brutality. It is okay to protect your mental health by muting all social media till you are more comfortable.
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It is also okay to talk about it. Some people have said talking does not do anything but I disagree. It is spreading information which is an action in its own.
I hope everyone has a safe weekend ❤️
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The spice of life!
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What have you given up voluntarily or involuntarily because of quarantine?
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One of the things I have given up so far is alcohol. I drink in restaurants and outings but I have not been able to since quarantine and I have not sought it out as well.
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Do I miss social gatherings? Yes! Do I miss alcohol? Not really. I might have a beer after I post this though because now I am thinking about it 😂
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So many people have asked me where I get my strength and energy from. I get it from life and life lessons.
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I observe things that happen around me and these things give me strength. The strength to know that everything happens for a reason and somethings in life cannot be reversed. The strength to also know that human beings are fragile so it’s best to live your life to the fullest.
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Life makes me feel so fulfilled regardless of any curveballs and I am thankful for the strength to continue living and smiling!
Happy Saturday and what is everyone doing this weekend? I will be running some errands and cleaning my apartment.
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New Hair, Same Mindset
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FAQ: What type of camera do you use?
I use a Sony a7r II with a Sigma 24mm lens
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Photography is however not 100% about the equipment. Last year, I broke my camera so I had to use my phone to take alot of my travel pictures. You would not be able to tell.
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Photography is mainly about how well you can execute a vision. The equipment is secondary.
<Check out my flower bath post on tips for taking good pictures>
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When people say “Oh you are so strong”.

I am NOT strong.
I struggle with my battles daily.
I cry everyday:
I cry while driving, I cry in the house, I cry before I sleep, I cry on my boyfriend’s shoulders.

Black women go through alot and are expected to be strong. Please no more.
We are not strong just silently dealing with our pain.
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Black woman
You are beautiful
You are enough
Your struggles don’t define you
You are a force
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Celebrate a black woman today and like @theufuoma said, gift her an all expense paid trip to the Maldives in 2021 today! I am accepting gifts so pull up #morphexjamescharles
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I miss doing things for the first few times and totally sucking at it!
Eg: Surfing and swimming!
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I also get questions about how I grew my hair even though I cut it really short 2 years ago. Here is what works for me:
- I use alot of Vitamins but for hair specifically, MSM powder (sulfur) mixed in orange juice is great with a good multivitamin supplement.
- I wash my hair maybe once in 3 months
- I always have my hair in a braid because it’s protective
- When I comb my hair, I grab the roots and comb from the top
- I use castor oil and my diet is not the best but I drink ALOT of water
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