He is so beautiful

I see you too

Photo by Andrew Bertram

Kit Harington with a cat

            Here’s to the security guards who maybe had a degree in another land. Here’s to the manicurist who had to leave her family to come here, painting the nails, scrubbing the feet of strangers. Here’s to the janitors who don’t even fucking understand English yet work hard despite it all. Here’s to the fast food workers who work hard to see their family smile. Here’s to the laundry man at the Marriott who told me with the sparkle in his eyes how he was an engineer in Peru. Here’s to the bus driver, the Turkish Sufi who almost danced when I quoted Rumi. Here’s to the harvesters who live in fear of being deported for coming here to open the road for their future generation. Here’s to the taxi drivers from Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt and India who gossip amongst themselves. Here is to them waking up at 4am, calling home to hear the voices of their loved ones. Here is to their children, to the children who despite it all become artists, writers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, activists and rebels. Here’s to Western Union and Money Gram. For never forgetting home. Here’s to their children who carry the heartbeats of their motherland and even in sleep, speak with pride about their fathers. Keep on.

            Immigrants. First generation.

            Ijeoma Umebinyuo.

            (via theijeoma)


Hotel Wolcott - New York, New York
New York City 31st Street off Fifth Avenue


                Be a selfish bitch.

                Don’t feel bad for going after what you want. 

                Do that shit on your own fucking terms.

                Hold a middle finger up to anyone who puts you down.

                Wear what you want.

                Do what you want. 

                Worry about yourself being good before anyone else.

                Live life to the fucking fullest. 

                You run you.

                You paint your own damn masterpiece.

                Never fucking forget that.