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“What kept me sane was knowing that things would change, and it was a question of keeping myself together until they did.” Nina Simone ⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️ ✨FUNMI DID IT✨ Repost @funmifetto “ *Drumroll* I’m super excited to unveil the cover of my forthcoming book PALETTE. It is published by @hodderbooks and is out in October but can be preordered on Amazon and in bookshops. This has been a labour of love that has kept me in hibernation for awhile and on many a day I felt like a wordless husk but I think it’ll be worth it. I hope you’ll all love it as much as I do. ❤️ #beauty #books #new #blackgirlmagic #beautyforall #makeup #skincare #hair #afro ™@funmifetto “ 👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿 🖤

“What kept me sane was knowing that things would change, and it was a question of keeping myself together until they did.”
Nina Simone
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✨FUNMI DID IT✨
Repost @funmifetto “ *Drumroll* I’m super excited to unveil the cover of my forthcoming book PALETTE. It is published by @hodderbooks and is out in October but can be preordered on Amazon and in bookshops. This has been a labour of love that has kept me in hibernation for awhile and on many a day I felt like a wordless husk but I think it’ll be worth it. I hope you’ll all love it as much as I do. ❤️ #beauty #books #new #blackgirlmagic #beautyforall #makeup #skincare #hair #afro ™@funmifetto “ 👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿 🖤
810 41 14 months ago

Happy Birthday Kay - you’re going from strength to strength. Keep tripping the light fantastic. Have a magnificent year x Thandie @kaymontano

Happy Birthday Kay - you’re going from strength to strength. Keep tripping the light fantastic. Have a magnificent year x Thandie @kaymontano
3490 101 17 months ago

Hi strangers! We’re on hiatus at the mo but had to post some love on my brilliant designer friend @kitty_joseph because I believe in her 🌈🌈🌈and brand consultant @gracewoodward‘s vision💫 I’m thrilled to be a @kitty_joseph Woman! ⭐️ Clothes that colour your world, clothes to work, to flex, to dance all night in. ⭐️ Comfy, easy, luxurious, unique, and with unlimited ways to accessorise. Nike’s to heels, gym bag to the glitzy clutch, skinny or curvy, short or tall. Kitty Joseph is for WOMEN free from limiting definitions who want to rock it all, every day of the week, in every colour!⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️ 💬💬💬💬💬Get Involved!💬💬💬💬💬 Here, I’m in velvet PRISM, ink green and gold CAPSULE 💚 All available online 🌈#KittyJosephWomen Shot by @bridieosullivan_ Music by @vanillasundaecocoasunset @eglorecords @jdreidmusic ™@kitty_joseph “

Hi strangers! We’re on hiatus at the mo but had to post some love on my brilliant designer friend @kitty_joseph because I believe in her 🌈🌈🌈and brand consultant @gracewoodward‘s vision💫
I’m thrilled to be a @kitty_joseph Woman! ⭐️
Clothes that colour your world, clothes to work, to flex, to dance all night in. ⭐️
Comfy, easy, luxurious, unique, and with unlimited ways to accessorise. 
Nike’s to heels, gym bag to the glitzy clutch, skinny or curvy, short or tall.
Kitty Joseph is for WOMEN free from limiting definitions who want to rock it all, every day of the week, in every colour!⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️
💬💬💬💬💬Get Involved!💬💬💬💬💬
Here, I’m in velvet PRISM, ink green and gold CAPSULE 💚 All available online 🌈#KittyJosephWomen Shot by @bridieosullivan_  Music by @vanillasundaecocoasunset @eglorecords @jdreidmusic ™@kitty_joseph “
1508 41 18 months ago

SHE DID IT. 🏆🏆🏆🏆♥️🏆🏆🏆🏆 Love you Thandie! Sending megawatt hugs of massiveness across the pond!! KayxXx xXx xXx xXx xXx. Thanks Kay :) a huge shout out to @georgieeisdell @sheridanwardhair @erinwalshnyc @brandonmaxwell @gianvitorossi @patmgrathlabs x Thandie

SHE DID IT.
🏆🏆🏆🏆♥️🏆🏆🏆🏆
Love you Thandie! 
Sending megawatt hugs of massiveness across the pond!! KayxXx xXx xXx xXx xXx.  Thanks Kay :) a huge shout out to @georgieeisdell @sheridanwardhair @erinwalshnyc @brandonmaxwell @gianvitorossi @patmgrathlabs x Thandie
20895 661 20 months ago

Today’s news. A casual gracing of covers... 🖤⚡️🖤

Today’s news. 
A casual gracing of covers...
🖤⚡️🖤
3778 59 22 months ago

“The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.” — Happy Birthday, James Baldwin. (August 2, 1924 - December 1, 1987) 🖤 ™@philaprint

“The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.” — Happy Birthday, James Baldwin. (August 2, 1924 - December 1, 1987) 🖤 ™@philaprint
3621 43 22 months ago

Quoted repost via @yasminrjh ➡️”Dear @Forbes THIS is what a REAL self-made entrepreneur looks like. While the mainstream seems hell-bent on celebrating the vapid, the charlatan and the vultures I'm going to pause for a moment to share some real news... @patmcgrathreal was often the only woman of colour that I used to see regularly featured in @britishvogue when I was growing up. It was usually in the society pages - photographed at dinners or events. Always dressed in black, minimalist and demure. It wasn't till I (@yasminrjh )was reading about her involvement in launch of @armani cosmetics (2009?)(featuring the model Sasha Pivovarova) that I discovered just how influential Ms Mcgrath was. She isn't just a make-up artist. She is a real life influencer. Long before social media was a thing she's been collaborating with designers on looks to send down the catwalk since before I was born. That 'nude' look everyone still goes for... yup you have her to thank for that... She's built a long lasting career in fashion the hard way. The right way. Her cosmetics company has been valued at $1billion dollars after only 2 years of trading. #VMagazine @patmcgrathreal #PatMcgrath #legend #BossLady #entreprenuer #business #economics #fashion #style #lifestyle #work #beauty #luxury #makeup #Forbes ™@yasminrjh “ ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️✨ ✨Congratulations fellow West London lady @patmcgrathreal 💫⚡️💫You’re our cover girl! KayX

Quoted repost via @yasminrjh ➡️”Dear @Forbes THIS is what a REAL self-made entrepreneur looks like. While the mainstream seems hell-bent on celebrating the vapid, the charlatan and the vultures I'm going to pause for a moment to share some real news... @patmcgrathreal was often the only woman of colour that I used to see regularly featured in @britishvogue when I was growing up. It was usually in the society pages - photographed at dinners or events. Always dressed in black, minimalist and demure.

It wasn't till I (@yasminrjh )was reading about her involvement in launch of @armani cosmetics (2009?)(featuring the model Sasha Pivovarova) that I discovered just how influential Ms Mcgrath was. 
She isn't just a make-up artist. She is a real life influencer.  Long before social media was a thing she's been collaborating with designers on looks to send down the catwalk since before I was born. That 'nude' look everyone still goes for... yup you have her to thank for that... She's built a long lasting career in fashion the hard way. The right way. 
Her cosmetics company has been valued at $1billion dollars after only 2 years of trading.
#VMagazine @patmcgrathreal 
#PatMcgrath #legend #BossLady #entreprenuer #business #economics #fashion #style #lifestyle #work #beauty #luxury #makeup #Forbes ™@yasminrjh “
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✨Congratulations fellow West London lady @patmcgrathreal 💫⚡️💫You’re our cover girl! KayX
7573 518 22 months ago

The Thandie Fam! The gang (Ripley, Ol Parker, Nico, Thandie) last night at the #mamamia premiere directed by Thandie’s husband ✨✨✨✨✨X

The Thandie Fam! The gang (Ripley, Ol Parker, Nico, Thandie) last night at the #mamamia premiere directed by Thandie’s husband ✨✨✨✨✨X
11759 200 22 months ago

5157 62 23 months ago

Kerry James Marshall @kerryjamesmarsh

Kerry James Marshall @kerryjamesmarsh
2123 13 23 months ago

@oprah @vogue Mother Superior in every way. She’s bestowed an abundance of awakenings on generation after generation. And she’s mightier than ever. The living personification of grace. How lucky we are. When my tiny daughters were about to meet Oprah they asked me who she was, and I said “Well, she’s Queen of the world”. They’re 17 and 13 now, and they still fully approve of the title. Thank you O, for everything x Thandie and the Human Race

@oprah @vogue Mother Superior in every way. She’s bestowed an abundance of awakenings on generation after generation. And she’s mightier than ever. The living personification of grace. How lucky we are. When my tiny daughters were about to meet Oprah they asked me who she was, and I said “Well, she’s Queen of the world”. They’re 17 and 13 now, and they still fully approve of the title. Thank you O, for everything x Thandie and the Human Race
4195 61 23 months ago

Congratulations @tolucoker 🌟⚡️💫🌟⚡️💫 #fashiondesigner “So, the unbelievable happened last night. All Praises to The Most High🙏🏽 I won THREE @itsplatform awards. The Vogue Talents Award, The Diesel Award and a new Award that Illy and Swatch announced on the night to partner on, to give me an opportunity of artistic residence in Shanghai and partner with me on creating a brand new art for coffee project. What an incredible surprise! 😭 I cannot explain how grateful and humbled I am by this experience. To be recognised not just for my design, but now for my artwork is such a milestone for me. Thank you Barbara and the entire ITS team. You truly planted a seed by sharing your platform with me. When I created my collection, I had a vision for unheard voices, untold stories, and unlearning stigmas and representations of Blackness to be given a space and a platform. Thank you for planting the seeds for me to do this in Italy, and now the opportunity to take it globally. Thank you for caring about sustainability and bringing back art, craftsmanship, meaningful conversation and multidisciplinary practice into fashion. Thank you for letting me be an artist and story teller and not just a designer. Thank you for honouring my community. . Thank you to each and every one of the jurors for choosing me, for opening your ears, hearts and minds to receive my message and stories, and for believing and trusting in my vision. Thank you Barbara and the @itsplatform team @vogueitalia And every single juror!!! To all the other incredible, talented and graceful finalists that I met, I’m so grateful to have met you all. There was so much incredible work and how amazing to share this experience with you all. To all the incredible people I met who shared with me word of encouragement, support, advice and reassurance, thank you. Like I said in one of my three speeches, my mother is FREAKING out and has already told half the neighbourhood. . Eternally grateful and excited for the future. I cannot wait to start creating with you all ❤️🙏🏽 ™@tolucoker “

Congratulations @tolucoker 🌟⚡️💫🌟⚡️💫 #fashiondesigner “So, the unbelievable happened last night. All Praises to The Most High🙏🏽 I won THREE @itsplatform awards. The Vogue Talents Award, The Diesel Award and a new Award that Illy and Swatch announced on the night to partner on, to give me an opportunity of artistic residence in Shanghai and partner with me on creating a brand new art for coffee project.  What an incredible surprise! 😭

I cannot explain how grateful and humbled I am by this experience. To be recognised not just for my design, but now for my artwork is such a milestone for me.

Thank you Barbara and the entire ITS team. You truly planted a seed by sharing your platform with me.

When I created my collection, I had a vision for unheard voices, untold stories, and unlearning stigmas and representations of Blackness to be given a space and a platform. Thank you for planting the seeds for me to do this in Italy, and now the opportunity to take it globally. Thank you for caring about sustainability and bringing back art, craftsmanship, meaningful conversation and multidisciplinary practice into fashion. Thank you for letting me be an artist and story teller and not just a designer. Thank you for honouring my community.
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Thank you to each and every one of the jurors for choosing me, for opening your ears, hearts and minds to receive my message and stories, and for believing and trusting in my vision.

Thank you 
Barbara and the @itsplatform team
@vogueitalia 
And every single juror!!! To all the other incredible, talented and graceful finalists that I met, I’m so grateful to have met you all. There was so much incredible work and how amazing to share this experience with you all.

To all the incredible people I met who shared with me word of encouragement, support, advice and reassurance, thank you. 
Like I said in one of my three speeches, my mother is FREAKING out and has already told half the neighbourhood. .
Eternally grateful and excited for the future. I cannot wait to start creating with you all ❤️🙏🏽 ™@tolucoker “
911 13 23 months ago

​Happy Pride! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜The eternally fabulous, beautiful and jubilant Sylvester performing his disco classic "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" in 1978. ​❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 . . #pride #sylvester #disco ™@laurakitty

​Happy Pride! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜The eternally fabulous, beautiful and jubilant Sylvester performing his disco classic
67 23 months ago

At the London Mastada by Christo and wife Jeanne Claude with @victoriamahoney We’re mesmerised 💞 If you’re in the UK go see it! KayX ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Based on the trapezoid shapes of mastaba, an Arabic word for bench given to Egyptian tombs and seats found outside homes in ancient Mesopotamia, the temporary sculpture is the realisation of the artistic duo's shared dream of creating a floating version of a form that has fascinated them for half a century. The London Mastaba, which is made of 7,506 painted barrels secured to scaffolding and anchored in the lake, was entirely self funded and is free to view by all. #mastada #christo #jeannclaude

At the London Mastada by Christo and wife Jeanne Claude with @victoriamahoney 
We’re mesmerised 💞
If you’re in the UK go see it! KayX ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️
Based on the trapezoid shapes of mastaba, an Arabic word for bench given to Egyptian tombs and seats found outside homes in ancient Mesopotamia, the temporary sculpture is the realisation of the artistic duo's shared dream of creating a floating version of a form that has fascinated them for half a century.

The London Mastaba, which is made of 7,506 painted barrels secured to scaffolding and anchored in the lake, was entirely self funded and is free to view by all. #mastada #christo #jeannclaude
17 23 months ago

Beautiful testimonies all over the news about #Windrush. 70 years ago today, the SS Empire Windrush docked in Tilbury - a historic moment in time - proud Caribbeans bringing their skills and culture to the UK. London’s identity is laced with the style, sounds and vibrancy from those islands. ThandieKay honours that diaspora, now and forever! X Thandie and Kay

Beautiful testimonies all over the news about #Windrush. 70 years ago today, the SS Empire Windrush docked in Tilbury - a historic moment in time - proud Caribbeans bringing their skills and culture to the UK. London’s identity is laced with the style, sounds and vibrancy from those islands. ThandieKay honours that diaspora, now and forever! X Thandie and Kay
22 23 months ago

With soul sisters @abigaildisney @noellacoursaris at #SearchForCommonGround Awards. Brilliant organisation doing urgently needed work for over 30 years. Feel emboldened to push on with personal projects which inspire peace. ThandieKay is one of them. Building communities across divides. We all want peace - the problem is in our communication - which is why Search For Common Ground provide such vital support and solutions. We can all play our part xx T

With soul sisters @abigaildisney @noellacoursaris at #SearchForCommonGround Awards. Brilliant organisation doing urgently needed work for over 30 years. Feel emboldened to push on with personal projects which inspire peace. ThandieKay is one of them. Building communities across divides. We all want peace - the problem is in our communication - which is why Search For Common Ground provide such vital support and solutions. We can all play our part xx T
54 23 months ago

Thank you @kerrywashington 💫so lovely spending time with you again! KayXX “ @cannes_lions makeup by @KayMontano using “Powerful,” from my @Neutrogena Essential Eye Palette. #TBT x #NeutrogenaxKerry ™@kerrywashington

Thank you @kerrywashington 💫so lovely spending time with you again! KayXX “ @cannes_lions makeup by @KayMontano using “Powerful,” from my @Neutrogena Essential Eye Palette.

#TBT x #NeutrogenaxKerry ™@kerrywashington
2 23 months ago

“If you don’t understand the significance of this moment then you must never have felt excluded from a conversation. Bravo @virgilabloh “ 💫™@samiranasr

“If you don’t understand the significance of this moment then you must never have felt excluded from a conversation. Bravo @virgilabloh “ 💫™@samiranasr
45 23 months ago

“When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as bad character. This is how ideologues justify punishing the sick and the poor. But poverty is neither a crime nor a character flaw. Stigmatise those who let people die, not those who struggle to live.” Sarah Kendzior ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Photograph by the brilliant @jackdavisonphoto

“When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as bad character. This is how ideologues justify punishing the sick and the poor. But poverty is neither a crime nor a character flaw. Stigmatise those who let people die, not those who struggle to live.”
Sarah Kendzior
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Photograph by the brilliant @jackdavisonphoto
30 23 months ago

Such fun hanging out with these guys @cannes_lions ! @iamnaomicampbell @edward_enninful @vanessakingori Edward, Thandie and @diverstar discussed the importance and necessity of inclusivity from their personal experiences- imagining a world where being ‘other’ is not only a currency to be celebrated and nurtured, but a future we can live and be inspired by...the tipping point is here and it’s powerful 💫 Quote of the day: “Normalise the Marginalised” Thank you @hp @insidefreuds #inclusion #thefemalequotient #africannes X Thandie and Kay X

Such fun hanging out with these guys @cannes_lions !
@iamnaomicampbell @edward_enninful @vanessakingori 
Edward, Thandie and @diverstar discussed the importance and necessity of inclusivity from their personal experiences- imagining a world where being ‘other’ is not only a currency to be celebrated and nurtured, but a future we can live and be inspired by...the tipping point is here and it’s powerful 💫
Quote of the day: “Normalise the Marginalised”
Thank you @hp @insidefreuds 
#inclusion #thefemalequotient #africannes 
X Thandie and Kay X
40 23 months ago

We’re @cannes_lions, Thandie’s discussing the strength for us all by aiming for inclusivity in the tech industry (and the world) with @hp Makeup Kay, I used @mudcosmetics foundation in Mustard, @beccacosmetics concealer, @bobbibrown loose powder (on T zone), Black Coffee eye pencil/Bobbi lip pencil, @chanel.beauty lip & cheek tint and Illusion D’Ombres Eyeshadow, @esteelauder Doublewear mascara. Hair @sheridanwardhair Thandie wears @alexandermcqueen heart necklace + earrings @solangeazagury styled by @erinwalshnyc 💫KayX

We’re @cannes_lions, Thandie’s discussing the strength for us all by aiming for inclusivity in the tech industry (and the world) with @hp Makeup Kay, I used @mudcosmetics foundation in Mustard, @beccacosmetics concealer, @bobbibrown loose powder (on T zone), Black Coffee eye pencil/Bobbi lip pencil, @chanel.beauty lip & cheek tint and Illusion D’Ombres Eyeshadow, @esteelauder Doublewear mascara.
Hair @sheridanwardhair Thandie wears @alexandermcqueen heart necklace + earrings @solangeazagury styled by @erinwalshnyc 💫KayX
476 23 months ago

More casual😉 BTS shots @thegreenwichhotel before @colbertlateshow 💫 Hair @michikoboorberg Mup @genevieveherr Styling @erinwalshnyc

More casual😉 BTS shots @thegreenwichhotel before @colbertlateshow 💫 Hair @michikoboorberg Mup @genevieveherr Styling @erinwalshnyc
151 23 months ago

🖤“@mvxxx @adwoaaboah and Kesewa wearing @walesbonner womenswear in July’s @britishvogue. Photography by #TimWalker, styling @ibkamara, interview @oliviajsinger. Hair @jembomb, make-up @ammydrammeh ™@edward_enninful “ This is England Edward! X

🖤“@mvxxx @adwoaaboah and Kesewa wearing @walesbonner womenswear in July’s @britishvogue. Photography by #TimWalker, styling @ibkamara, interview @oliviajsinger. Hair @jembomb, make-up @ammydrammeh ™@edward_enninful “ This is England Edward! X
4 24 months ago

“People have the right to call themselves whatever they like. That doesn't bother me. It's other people doing the calling that bothers me.” Octavia E. Butler (😉 @victoriamahoney ) ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Photograph by @_xst KayX

“People have the right to call themselves whatever they like. That doesn't bother me. It's other people doing the calling that bothers me.”
Octavia E. Butler (😉 @victoriamahoney )
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Photograph by @_xst 
KayX
6 24 months ago

If you read one thing on the Grenfell Tower tragedy, may it be Ben Okri’s poem in the @financialtimes link in FT bio. One year on. Extraordinary writing, searing straight into the heart of it. Please read. #grenfelltower #benokri KayX

If you read one thing on the Grenfell Tower tragedy, may it be Ben Okri’s poem in the @financialtimes link in FT bio.
One year on.
Extraordinary writing, searing straight into the heart of it. Please read. #grenfelltower #benokri
KayX
14 24 months ago

Glam @thegreenwichhotel before @colbertlateshow which airs Friday on CBS #LSSC Make up @genevieveherr Hair @michikoboorberg Styling @erinwalshnyc Shoes: @alexandrebirman Bag: @maisonvalentino Dress: @markarian_nyc

Glam @thegreenwichhotel before @colbertlateshow which airs Friday on CBS #LSSC
Make up @genevieveherr 
Hair @michikoboorberg
Styling @erinwalshnyc 
Shoes: @alexandrebirman 
Bag: @maisonvalentino 
Dress: @markarian_nyc
242 24 months ago

“51 years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in Loving v. Virginia to invalidate laws prohibiting interracial marriage in every state. Mildred and Richard’s courage should remind us that no matter how hard the forces of hate try to divide us, we have much more in common than what separates us. “ ™@kamalaharris #thelovings

“51 years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in Loving v. Virginia to invalidate laws prohibiting interracial marriage in every state. Mildred and Richard’s courage should remind us that no matter how hard the forces of hate try to divide us, we have much more in common than what separates us. “ ™@kamalaharris #thelovings
40 24 months ago

“I found the mammy figurine with an apron notepad and put a rifle in her hand.” The Liberation of Aunt Jemima was born: an assemblage that repositions a derogatory figurine, a product of America’s deep-seated history of racism, as an armed warrior. It’s become both Saar’s most iconic piece and a symbol of black liberation and radical feminist art—one which legendary Civil Rights activist Angela Davis would later credit with launching the black women’s movement. Taken from artsy.net, continued in pictures... #reclaimthenarrative KayX

“I found the mammy figurine with an apron notepad and put a rifle in her hand.” The Liberation of Aunt Jemima was born: an assemblage that repositions a derogatory figurine, a product of America’s deep-seated history of racism, as an armed warrior. It’s become both Saar’s most iconic piece and a symbol of black liberation and radical feminist art—one which legendary Civil Rights activist Angela Davis would later credit with launching the black women’s movement. 
Taken from artsy.net, continued in pictures... #reclaimthenarrative KayX
8 24 months ago

“But this will give you poetry..” Recital from poet and ThandieKay guest @yrsadaleyward on @5wrightstuff ™@yrsadaleyward

“But this will give you poetry..”
Recital from poet and ThandieKay guest @yrsadaleyward on @5wrightstuff ™@yrsadaleyward
40 2 years ago

“I know this place, it was my home..” Maeve. Just watched episode 7 @WestworldHBO It clawed my emotions to shreds. It’s just TOO good!?! Huge applause to everyone involved 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 X Thandie

“I know this place, it was my home..” Maeve.
Just watched episode 7 @WestworldHBO It clawed my emotions to shreds. It’s just TOO good!?! Huge applause to everyone involved 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 X Thandie
138 2 years ago

One of India’s leading contemporary photographers, Ketaki Sheth has a long-standing interest in questions of identity and representation. In this 2013 series, she features the Sidi, a people of African descent living in India. With origins in historic trade routes, they have called India home since the seventeenth century, adopting many of the conventions of dress, food, and ceremony characteristic of the subcontinent. At the same time, they maintain a distinct identity and culture. There are currently about 70,000 Sidi living in India. Descended from sailors, traders, and slaves, some continue to think of Africa as an ancestral homeland, but nearly all consider themselves Indian in every other way. Most live in the western state of Gujarat and the southern state of Karnataka. Sheth’s photographs are true portraits- insightful pictures of personalities living in Sidi communities. At the same time, her project explores the complexity of national and cultural identity and how this might shift over time. With a group such as the Sidi, how does one begin to separate issues of nationality, ethnicity, and culture? And how much of personal identity is shaped by tradition and context? As touching as Sheth’s photographs are, they also remind us how complicated portraits can be. An illustrated book titled A Certain Grace: The Sidi, Indians of African Descent, which includes an introduction by Mahmood Mamdani, is available from the National Portrait Gallery Shop or online via @nationalportraitgallery #identity #origin #belonging #dna #multiheritage #henna #bangles #you #us #definition #culturalmashup #whatdefinesyou #yournarrativebelongstoyou Being half West Indian- whatever that means..this story resonates with me. KayX

One of India’s leading contemporary photographers, Ketaki Sheth has a long-standing interest in questions of identity and representation. In this 2013 series, she features the Sidi, a people of African descent living in India. With origins in historic trade routes, they have called India home since the seventeenth century, adopting many of the conventions of dress, food, and ceremony characteristic of the subcontinent. At the same time, they maintain a distinct identity and culture. 
There are currently about 70,000 Sidi living in India. 
Descended from sailors, traders, and slaves, some continue to think of Africa as an ancestral homeland, but nearly all consider themselves Indian in every other way. 
Most live in the western state of Gujarat and the southern state of Karnataka.
Sheth’s photographs are true portraits- insightful pictures of personalities living in Sidi communities. At the same time, her project explores the complexity of national and cultural identity and how this might shift over time. 
With a group such as the Sidi, how does one begin to separate issues of nationality, ethnicity, and culture? And how much of personal identity is shaped by tradition and context?  As touching as Sheth’s photographs are, they also remind us how complicated portraits can be.
An illustrated book titled A Certain Grace: The Sidi, Indians of African Descent, which includes an introduction by Mahmood Mamdani, is available from the National Portrait Gallery Shop or online via @nationalportraitgallery 
#identity #origin #belonging #dna #multiheritage #henna #bangles  #you #us #definition #culturalmashup #whatdefinesyou #yournarrativebelongstoyou 
Being half West Indian- whatever that means..this story resonates with me. KayX
54 2 years ago

“Survival is not an academic skill, it is learning how to take our differences and make them strengths” As always, Amen Audre. 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 via @broobs.psd @calendow KayX

“Survival is not an academic skill, it is learning how to take our differences and make them strengths”
As always, Amen Audre.
🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈
via @broobs.psd @calendow KayX
19 2 years ago

#HBO are joining forces with @nypl to encourage summer reading. For more, see link in bio. #ReadingIsLit ™@hbo Jumper (sweater😉🇱🇷) by @bella_freud

#HBO are joining forces with @nypl to encourage summer reading. For more, see link in bio. #ReadingIsLit ™@hbo
Jumper (sweater😉🇱🇷) by @bella_freud
27 2 years ago

Thandie just sent me this, via @originalballetblack’s Twitter, thanks lovely :-) We gotta get ourselves one of these! KayX “Free UK Shipping on all T-Shirt orders placed from Friday 1st June- Sunday 3rd at midnight! Get your @weareallwindrush campaign T-shirt here : weareallwindrush.teemill.com All profits to the Windrush Justice Fund 🙌🏽 via @originalballetblack #windrush

Thandie just sent me this, via @originalballetblack’s Twitter, thanks lovely :-) We gotta get ourselves one of these! KayX
“Free UK Shipping on all T-Shirt orders placed from Friday 1st June- Sunday 3rd at midnight! 
Get your @weareallwindrush campaign T-shirt here : weareallwindrush.teemill.com 
All profits to the Windrush Justice Fund 🙌🏽 via @originalballetblack  #windrush
8 2 years ago

#tbt Summer Loving from us, photographed by @lilybw

#tbt Summer Loving from us, photographed by @lilybw
45 2 years ago

“You must resist the common urge toward the comforting narrative of divine law, toward fairy tales that imply some irrepressible justice. The enslaved were not bricks in your road, and their lives were not chapters in your redemptive history. They were people turned to fuel for the American machine. Enslavement was not destined to end, and it is wrong to claim our present circumstance—no matter how improved—as the redemption for the lives of people who never asked for the posthumous, untouchable glory of dying for their children. Our triumphs can never compensate for this.” Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me. KayX ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Photograph by Gary Winogrand ™@lalahshakur.art

“You must resist the common urge toward the comforting narrative of divine law, toward fairy tales that imply some irrepressible justice. The enslaved were not bricks in your road, and their lives were not chapters in your redemptive history. They were people turned to fuel for the American machine. Enslavement was not destined to end, and it is wrong to claim our present circumstance—no matter how improved—as the redemption for the lives of people who never asked for the posthumous, untouchable glory of dying for their children. Our triumphs can never compensate for this.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me. KayX ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️
Photograph by Gary Winogrand ™@lalahshakur.art
26 2 years ago

Shogun squad goals. #shogunworld @westworldhbo 🌹

Shogun squad goals. #shogunworld @westworldhbo 🌹
76 2 years ago

We love @jackdavisonphoto 🖤 Chelsea for @vogueitalia 🖤

We love @jackdavisonphoto 🖤 
Chelsea for @vogueitalia 🖤
6 2 years ago

Happy half term British friends and fam! ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Photo #kotobolofo styling @nikkibrewster59 @marieclaireitalia

Happy half term British friends and fam!
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Photo #kotobolofo styling @nikkibrewster59 @marieclaireitalia
16 2 years ago

Justice for women prevailed yesterday, KayX 👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿🙌🏼🙌🏾🙌🏿 #repealthe8th #harveyweinstein “Standing with our sisters in Ireland. Women are not prisoners of their own bodies! Neither law, religion or government should ever dictate and infringe upon our fundamental rights to choose what we do with our reproductive systems, it’s a direct affront to our civil liberties. (Rg @aorists) #repealthe8th 🇮🇪 ™@hackneygazelles “

Justice for women prevailed yesterday, KayX 👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿🙌🏼🙌🏾🙌🏿
#repealthe8th #harveyweinstein “Standing with our sisters in Ireland. Women are not prisoners of their own bodies! Neither law, religion or government should ever dictate and infringe upon our fundamental rights to choose what we do with our reproductive systems, it’s a direct affront to our civil liberties. (Rg @aorists) #repealthe8th 🇮🇪 ™@hackneygazelles “
60 2 years ago

I hate receiving backhanded compliments, which is why I’m partnering with #RoCSkincare. We’re programmed by society to believe the phrase “you look great for your age” is flattering, but it’s not. Let’s remember all the qualities that truly make us amazing and think twice before using #ForYourAge ever again. X Thandie #RoCpartner

I hate receiving backhanded compliments, which is why I’m partnering with #RoCSkincare. We’re programmed by society to believe the phrase “you look great for your age” is flattering, but it’s not. Let’s remember all the qualities that truly make us amazing and think twice before using #ForYourAge ever again. X Thandie #RoCpartner
35 2 years ago

“That's what being eccentric means-being natural.” Lorraine Hansberry ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ “MAMA: Oh- So now it’s life. Money is life. Once upon a time freedom used to be life- now it’s money. I guess the world really do change . . . WALTER: No- it was always money, Mama. We just didn’t know about it. MAMA: No . . . something has changed. You something new, boy. In my time we was worried about not being lynched . . . You ain’t satisfied or proud of nothing we done. I mean that you had a home; that we kept you out of trouble till you was grown; that you don’t have to ride to work on the back of nobody’s streetcar. You my children—but how different we done become...” #lorrainehansberry #araisininthesun

“That's what being eccentric means-being natural.”
Lorraine Hansberry
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“MAMA: Oh- So now it’s life. Money is life. Once upon a time freedom used to be life- now it’s money. I guess the world really do change . . .
WALTER:	No- it was always money, Mama. We just didn’t know about it.
MAMA: No . . . something has changed. You something new, boy. 
In my time we was worried about not being lynched . . . 
You ain’t satisfied or proud of nothing we done. I mean that you had a home; that we kept you out of trouble till you was grown; that you don’t have to ride to work on the back of nobody’s streetcar. You my children—but how different we done become...” #lorrainehansberry #araisininthesun
11 2 years ago

I love them and I love you Thandie! 👏🏻👏🏼👏🏾👏🏿🖤Nyasha4Nick. Feel exactly the same about my darling ‘white’ mother and my darling ‘black’ father, Mary4Kenneth. KayXXX🖤XXXX “Yes my Dad is ‘white’ and yes my Mum is ‘black’, and I am proud that they claimed their right to love who they wanted to love #RUSUNUNGUKO x T #HanSolo “ ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Thandie’s Mum and Dad at the screening of a Solo last night in London.

I love them and I love you Thandie! 👏🏻👏🏼👏🏾👏🏿🖤Nyasha4Nick. Feel exactly the same about my darling ‘white’ mother and my darling ‘black’ father, Mary4Kenneth. KayXXX🖤XXXX
“Yes my Dad is ‘white’ and yes my Mum is ‘black’, and I am proud that they claimed their right to love who they wanted to love #RUSUNUNGUKO x T #HanSolo “
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Thandie’s Mum and Dad at the screening of a Solo last night in London.
43 2 years ago

The TK team rocking more looks at the #hansolomovie screening in London tonight 💫 Hair by @sheridanwardhair MakeUp by Kay @thewallgroup, dress by @rodarte @erinwalshnyc Kay used @mudcosmetics foundation @marcbeauty concealer @beccacosmetics skin tint blush, @bobbibrown Warm Honey loose powder on T Zone only, @maccosmetics eyeshadows @bobbibrown Black Coffee eye pencil, @trishmcevoy lip pencil and @chanel.beauty Rouge Allure Ink lipstick @lorealmakeup mascara #naturalhair #TWGartists

The TK team rocking more looks at the #hansolomovie screening in London tonight 💫
Hair by @sheridanwardhair MakeUp by Kay @thewallgroup, dress by @rodarte @erinwalshnyc 
Kay used @mudcosmetics foundation @marcbeauty concealer @beccacosmetics skin tint blush, @bobbibrown Warm Honey loose powder on T Zone only, @maccosmetics eyeshadows @bobbibrown Black Coffee eye pencil, @trishmcevoy lip pencil and @chanel.beauty Rouge Allure Ink lipstick @lorealmakeup mascara
#naturalhair #TWGartists
71 2 years ago

RIP @interviewmag “I’m not surprised that Interview Magazine has bit the big one. Sad yes, but 49 years is a long time and a lot of stuff has changed. The rulers that once took care of this beautiful social commentary have vanished. I think Warhol would have been surprised that it lasted this long and if alive today he probably would have lived upstate or in Detroit. Glenn O’Brien ( a member of Warhol's Factory, first editor of Interview from 1971 to 1974) turned into a beautiful black bear running wild in the woods of Connecticut (before passing in 2017). Ingrid is probably laughing while bitching at all the political mayhem from high above. I have lost track of Interview through the last few years but I did love it and what it stood for. I can’t think that something so interesting could have survived these puritanical, rigid, fucked times. Interview was wild, sexy, mesmerizing, intellectual, street and raw- just like New York City was. It lived in the right time and place. So thanks to everyone who had a part in its exsitence. Maybe one day in the future some cool kid with a brilliant mind who wants to fuck shit up will bring it back (hopefully in paper) and do what Warhol and his gang did but even better. #InterviewMagazine 🖤 Rest In Publication Peace until resurrection.” ™@mary_frey

RIP @interviewmag “I’m not surprised that Interview Magazine has bit the big one. Sad yes, but 49 years is a long time and a lot of stuff has changed. The rulers that once took care of this beautiful social commentary have vanished. I think Warhol would have been surprised that it lasted this long and if alive today he probably would have lived upstate or in Detroit. Glenn O’Brien ( a member of Warhol's Factory, first editor of Interview from 1971 to 1974) turned into a beautiful black bear running wild in the woods of Connecticut (before passing in 2017). Ingrid is probably laughing while bitching at all the political mayhem from high above.
I have lost track of Interview through the last few years but I did love it and what it stood for.
I can’t think that something so interesting could have survived these puritanical, rigid, fucked times. Interview was wild, sexy, mesmerizing, intellectual, street and raw- just like New York City was. It lived in the right time and place.

So thanks to everyone who had a part in its exsitence. 
Maybe one day in the future some cool kid with a brilliant mind who wants to fuck shit up will bring it back (hopefully in paper) and do what Warhol and his gang did but even better.  #InterviewMagazine 🖤 Rest In Publication Peace until resurrection.” ™@mary_frey
4 2 years ago

In great company @hollywoodreporter 💫 Photograph @millermobley Thandie’s hair @sheridanwardhair

In great company @hollywoodreporter 💫
Photograph @millermobley Thandie’s hair @sheridanwardhair
57 2 years ago

Off to @thismorning 💫 Hair @sheridanwardhair Mup n’ piccy, KayX [email protected] Skirt @carolinaherrera @erinwalshnyc Jewellery @solangeazagury @jenniferfisherjewelry

Off to @thismorning 💫
Hair @sheridanwardhair Mup n’ piccy, KayX 
Shirt@jonathancohenstudio Skirt @carolinaherrera @erinwalshnyc 
Jewellery @solangeazagury @jenniferfisherjewelry
96 2 years ago

In other news, we missed seeing @thelastpoetsnyc @laylowgolborne last Saturday, who out there’s had the pleasure of seeing/hearing them live... ? #thelastpoets #birthofRap KayX

In other news, we missed seeing @thelastpoetsnyc @laylowgolborne last Saturday, who out there’s had the pleasure of seeing/hearing them live... ?
#thelastpoets #birthofRap KayX
9 2 years ago

That's one of the things that's most intensely beautiful about this season is that its allowing an audience to truly recognize the oneness that we share, no matter how your languages differ, how your situations differ. Wherever you are, you know there are these universal similarities. on #Westworld Season 2. ™@westworldhbo ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ #westworldseason2 @westworldhbo

That's one of the things that's most intensely beautiful about this season is that its allowing an audience to truly recognize the oneness that we share, no matter how your languages differ, how your situations differ. Wherever you are, you know there are these universal similarities. on #Westworld Season 2. ™@westworldhbo
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#westworldseason2 @westworldhbo
130 2 years ago

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. ▫️ What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. ▫️ If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places - and there are so many - where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” Howard Zinn ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ All photographs by the great @gordonparksfoundation (correction: except for last one by Latoya Ruby Frazier-whoops!) #gordonparks KayX

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
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What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives.
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If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places - and there are so many - where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.
And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. 
The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”
Howard Zinn
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All photographs by the great @gordonparksfoundation (correction: except for last one by Latoya Ruby Frazier-whoops!) #gordonparks KayX
18 2 years ago

Welcome to #ShogunWorld. ™@westworldhbo

Welcome to #ShogunWorld. ™@westworldhbo
46 2 years ago

“The late Dr. Martin Luther King once said, and I quote: we must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love, and when we do that we will make of this old world a new world. For love is the only way. The first and great commandment and the second is like it: love your neighbor as yourself. Someone once said that Jesus began the most revolutionary movement in all of human history, a movement grounded in the unconditional love of God for the world. A movement mandating people to live that love. And in so doing, to change not only their lives but the very life of the world itself.” Words taken from Bishop Michael Curry 19th May 2018. KayX

“The late Dr. Martin Luther King once said, and I quote: we must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love, and when we do that we will make of this old world a new world. For love is the only way. 
The first and great commandment and the second is like it: love your neighbor as yourself.
Someone once said that Jesus began the most revolutionary movement in all of human history, a movement grounded in the unconditional love of God for the world. A movement mandating people to live that love. And in so doing, to change not only their lives but the very life of the world itself.” Words taken from Bishop Michael Curry 19th May 2018.
KayX
265 2 years ago

@thekingdomchoir 🖤 Sing Stand by Me. #reclaimthenarrative

@thekingdomchoir 🖤 Sing Stand by Me.
#reclaimthenarrative
59 2 years ago

Did someone mention a wedding... ?

Did someone mention a wedding... ?
54 2 years ago

It’s the weekend! Grace in 1981... Growing up seeing non-definable people like her revealed the idea of lives being led with limitless imagination. Sublime⚡️ Though this audience are under strict instructions not to groove, or even breathe it seems..😂 via @vintageblackglamour

It’s the weekend! Grace in 1981... Growing up seeing non-definable people like her revealed the idea of lives being led with limitless imagination. Sublime⚡️
Though this audience are under strict instructions not to groove, or even breathe it seems..😂
via @vintageblackglamour
99 2 years ago

DONE! We finished this week’s Cannes/London press...What a journey Thands! Snapped her kicking back in her gorgeous @duroolowu dress.. I love the natural hair texture T’s been wearing this last week delicately considered by @sheridanwardhair Mup Kay and Thandie #collab KayX

DONE! We finished this week’s Cannes/London press...What a journey Thands!
Snapped her kicking back in her gorgeous @duroolowu dress..
I love the natural hair texture T’s been wearing this last week delicately considered by @sheridanwardhair Mup Kay and Thandie #collab
KayX
39 2 years ago

“There's no homogenous idea of what masculinity is, there never was, and there never will be.” – Nakhane Toure ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ “A brave and talented man. Being outspoken and gay in parts of Africa can be a threat to life and liberty! Brave to speak out! ‘Wound’ the movie @nakhaneofficial @gary_david_moore @reidjamie @dazedfashion ™@jamie_morgan_photographer

“There's no homogenous idea of what masculinity is, there never was, and there never will be.”
– Nakhane Toure
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“A brave and talented man. Being outspoken and gay in parts of Africa can be a threat to life and liberty! Brave to speak out! ‘Wound’ the movie
@nakhaneofficial @gary_david_moore @reidjamie @dazedfashion ™@jamie_morgan_photographer
6 2 years ago

That @realronhoward’s such a photobomber...

That @realronhoward’s such a photobomber...
49 2 years ago

“The 16 black women, authors of "Noire n'est pas mon métier", on the red carpet to fight for equality and inclusion of black women. #Cannes2018 #Cannes71 #festivaldecannes #noirenestpasmonmétier #blackisnotmyjob ™@festivaldecannes “

“The 16 black women, authors of
105 2 years ago

Behind the scenes of the #hansolo premiere..Kay uses #malachite ThandieKay eyeshadow 💃🏻💃🏽 available soon @verotruesocial Read Thandie’s interview with @voguemagazine online today... #malachite eyeshadow With @sheridanwardhair @erdem @erdemlondon

Behind the scenes of the #hansolo premiere..Kay uses #malachite ThandieKay eyeshadow 💃🏻💃🏽 available soon @verotruesocial 
Read Thandie’s interview with @voguemagazine online today... #malachite eyeshadow With @sheridanwardhair @erdem @erdemlondon
31 2 years ago

4 2 years ago

“If we can't write diversity into sci-fi, then what's the point? You don't create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones.” Jane Espenson ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ They are the future, the future starts here with us. KayX Photograph by @ronanksm for @i_d Beauty @laurenreynoldsmakeup Hair @jembomb Styling #JonathanJohnson ™@beautypapersmag #representationmatters #mohican

“If we can't write diversity into sci-fi, then what's the point? You don't create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones.”
Jane Espenson
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They are the future, the future starts here with us. KayX
Photograph by @ronanksm for @i_d 
Beauty @laurenreynoldsmakeup
Hair @jembomb
Styling #JonathanJohnson
™@beautypapersmag #representationmatters #mohican
26 2 years ago