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Jessie

Public Speaker - Dancer - Writer @browngirlmag - Mental Health Advocate @themhspotlight - Certified Badass @vehlan.co

If you're not lost, you can't be found.
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It's a weird little realization I've had recently. I've been talking to a lot of my friends about how out of sorts and lost I've been feeling. In the past, this feeling gave me a lot of anxiety, but I've come to see it as a blessing in disguise.
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Great things don't come from a place of comfort. They come from pushing through the uncomfortable and finding something new.
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I think I'll always be a little lost because I'll always be looking to find something new.
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You just have to embrace the feeling and turn it into an opportunity.
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๐Ÿ“ธ @sarowarrr ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ @harleenkaur.us

If you're not lost, you can't be found. . It's a weird little realization I've had recently. I've been talking to a lot of my friends about how out of sorts and lost I've been feeling. In the past, this feeling gave me a lot of anxiety, but I've come to see it as a blessing in disguise. . Great things don't come from a place of comfort. They come from pushing through the uncomfortable and finding something new. . I think I'll always be a little lost because I'll always be looking to find something new. . You just have to embrace the feeling and turn it into an opportunity. . ๐Ÿ“ธ @sarowarrr ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ @harleenkaur.us - 2 days ago

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Feeling fanta-stic.
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Taking life a little less seriously because life is too short to be stressed all the time. Take breaks, slow down, enjoy the views and dress like your favourite drink.
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๐Ÿ“ธ @sadiafazelyar ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ @forever21

Feeling fanta-stic. . Taking life a little less seriously because life is too short to be stressed all the time. Take breaks, slow down, enjoy the views and dress like your favourite drink. . ๐Ÿ“ธ @sadiafazelyar ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ @forever21 - 8 days ago

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Trying to stay cool for the summer...
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๐Ÿ“ธ @xshawnthomas

Trying to stay cool for the summer... . ๐Ÿ“ธ @xshawnthomas - 10 days ago

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The eyes are the window to your soul.
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The eyes give away so much. I've always been fascinated by them. Even when you say something else, your eyes will betray you and show how you really feel.
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๐Ÿ“ธ @priyabrarphotography

The eyes are the window to your soul. . The eyes give away so much. I've always been fascinated by them. Even when you say something else, your eyes will betray you and show how you really feel. . ๐Ÿ“ธ @priyabrarphotography - 13 days ago

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Long weekend mood...
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๐Ÿ“ธ @flyingbeardphotography

Long weekend mood... . ๐Ÿ“ธ @flyingbeardphotography - 16 days ago

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The perfect nude.
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Growing up as a brown girl, there was no struggle harder than finding a โ€œnudeโ€ bra that actually matched my skin colour. Everything was always too light for my skin tone and would stick out like a sore thumb. Iโ€™d end up buying something in black or picking up the so-called nude and hoping for the best.
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Women of colour have been struggling to find clothes for their bodies for years. Being unable to find a nude that matches you shows an underlying issue that has been present in the fashion industry. Brown isnโ€™t seen as beautiful. It perpetuates a western beauty standard that leaves many people of minority backgrounds feeling underrepresented and unnoticed.
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Time and time again, Iโ€™ve spoken about how important representation is in media and fashion. When you see yourself represented, it helps instill confidence and makes you feel a sense of belonging.
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Shohba Phillips started her line @wearproclaim to cater to women of all colours. Proclaim is โ€œfounded on the principles that fashion should represent all women and can be made in a way that does good for people and the planet. Proclaim is expanding the definition of nude, one ethically made bra at a timeโ€.
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It may have taken me 24 years, but Iโ€™ve got the perfect nude bra in the Maya by Proclaim and Iโ€™m never going back. I think itโ€™s high time the rest of the fashion world catches up and becomes more inclusive. We live in a global economy where everyone should be included.
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(Yes I know @kimkardashian also just dropped  a nude shapewear line, but support your ethically made local brands)
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๐Ÿ“ธ @sadiafazelyar ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ @wearproclaim

The perfect nude. . Growing up as a brown girl, there was no struggle harder than finding a โ€œnudeโ€ bra that actually matched my skin colour. Everything was always too light for my skin tone and would stick out like a sore thumb. Iโ€™d end up buying something in black or picking up the so-called nude and hoping for the best. . Women of colour have been struggling to find clothes for their bodies for years. Being unable to find a nude that matches you shows an underlying issue that has been present in the fashion industry. Brown isnโ€™t seen as beautiful. It perpetuates a western beauty standard that leaves many people of minority backgrounds feeling underrepresented and unnoticed. . Time and time again, Iโ€™ve spoken about how important representation is in media and fashion. When you see yourself represented, it helps instill confidence and makes you feel a sense of belonging. . Shohba Phillips started her line @wearproclaim to cater to women of all colours. Proclaim is โ€œfounded on the principles that fashion should represent all women and can be made in a way that does good for people and the planet. Proclaim is expanding the definition of nude, one ethically made bra at a timeโ€. . It may have taken me 24 years, but Iโ€™ve got the perfect nude bra in the Maya by Proclaim and Iโ€™m never going back. I think itโ€™s high time the rest of the fashion world catches up and becomes more inclusive. We live in a global economy where everyone should be included. . (Yes I know @kimkardashian also just dropped a nude shapewear line, but support your ethically made local brands) . ๐Ÿ“ธ @sadiafazelyar ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ @wearproclaim - 20 days ago

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Mask off.
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My favourite qoute of all time is "be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind" - Dr. Seuss.
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A lot of times we go through life wearing a mask, portraying ourselves as what we think the world wants to see. We may do it to make someone else feel comfortable or maybe we're not comfortable with ourselves yet.
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I wore a mask for the first 22 years of my life, accommodating those around me, trying to be what they wanted. It was exhausting. You can only pretend to be someone you're not for so long.
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Embracing myself and putting it out there in the world was scary. I'm not perfect. It's scary to give yourself permission to be yourself, but self acceptance is one of the most important lessons to learn.
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Here's a friendly reminder to be the best version of yourself by embracing the good, the bad and the ugly. We're all human.
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Be you.
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๐Ÿ“ธ @tkl_shots

Mask off. . My favourite qoute of all time is "be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind" - Dr. Seuss. . A lot of times we go through life wearing a mask, portraying ourselves as what we think the world wants to see. We may do it to make someone else feel comfortable or maybe we're not comfortable with ourselves yet. . I wore a mask for the first 22 years of my life, accommodating those around me, trying to be what they wanted. It was exhausting. You can only pretend to be someone you're not for so long. . Embracing myself and putting it out there in the world was scary. I'm not perfect. It's scary to give yourself permission to be yourself, but self acceptance is one of the most important lessons to learn. . Here's a friendly reminder to be the best version of yourself by embracing the good, the bad and the ugly. We're all human. . Be you. . ๐Ÿ“ธ @tkl_shots - 23 days ago

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You know she means business when she puts her hair up.
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๐Ÿ“ธ @m.l.e.w.i.s ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ @harleenkaur.us

You know she means business when she puts her hair up. . ๐Ÿ“ธ @m.l.e.w.i.s ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ @harleenkaur.us - 26 days ago

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Someone bring me my wine, please.
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I've been in 4 cities in the past 3 weeks and I'm starting to get a little burnt out.
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Being on the go and traveling is super fun, and I love every moment of it, but it does take a toll on your mind and body. There's only so many late nights and early mornings a person can do.
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This is just a reminder that sometimes you need a break from the break. Take your time, things can wait.
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Shot/Styled/Concept by @tarankcheema
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๐Ÿ“ธ @tarankcheema ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ @tkcdesigninc ๐Ÿ’„ @myalteregomakeup

Someone bring me my wine, please. . I've been in 4 cities in the past 3 weeks and I'm starting to get a little burnt out. . Being on the go and traveling is super fun, and I love every moment of it, but it does take a toll on your mind and body. There's only so many late nights and early mornings a person can do. . This is just a reminder that sometimes you need a break from the break. Take your time, things can wait. . Shot/Styled/Concept by @tarankcheema . ๐Ÿ“ธ @tarankcheema ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ @tkcdesigninc ๐Ÿ’„ @myalteregomakeup - 29 days ago

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I choose me.
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Exactly one year ago, I made a really tough decision, but in the end, that decision meant I was chosing myself and my happiness over everything.
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I started to live life for myself again. I went back to exploring things I loved. I started saying what was on my mind and gave myself permission to be me unapologetically.
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I've connected with amazing people around the world that have made lasting impressions and given me memories I'll never forget.
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A lot has changed in the past 365 days. You have the power to create change for yourself. If something doesn't fuel you or give you joy, change it.
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Change is uncomfortable. Change is scary. Change is necessary.
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One year later, I've finally learned to love myself again and I couldn't be happier.
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๐Ÿ“ธ @xshawnthomas

I choose me. . Exactly one year ago, I made a really tough decision, but in the end, that decision meant I was chosing myself and my happiness over everything. . I started to live life for myself again. I went back to exploring things I loved. I started saying what was on my mind and gave myself permission to be me unapologetically. . I've connected with amazing people around the world that have made lasting impressions and given me memories I'll never forget. . A lot has changed in the past 365 days. You have the power to create change for yourself. If something doesn't fuel you or give you joy, change it. . Change is uncomfortable. Change is scary. Change is necessary. . One year later, I've finally learned to love myself again and I couldn't be happier. . ๐Ÿ“ธ @xshawnthomas - 1 month ago

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My face when I overhear a cute boy talking about mental health and other things of substance...
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But on a serious note - I've been think a lot about love lately. Not just in a romantic way, but in general.
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You don't love based on how a person makes you feel, but based on your own heart. Love happens without expectations.
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Put love out into the world as much as you can. We could all use a little more of it.
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๐Ÿ“ธ @sadiafazelyar ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ @bakwaas.apparel

My face when I overhear a cute boy talking about mental health and other things of substance... . But on a serious note - I've been think a lot about love lately. Not just in a romantic way, but in general. . You don't love based on how a person makes you feel, but based on your own heart. Love happens without expectations. . Put love out into the world as much as you can. We could all use a little more of it. . ๐Ÿ“ธ @sadiafazelyar ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ @bakwaas.apparel - 1 month ago

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Good energy is always welcome.
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I never realized I had good energy. To be honest, I don't think I did until this year.
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In the past year, I've finally found a way back to myself.
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Everyone thinks it's a new me, but if you saw me when I was 7, this is exactly who I was - loud, obnoxious, always dancing and  having deep conversations.
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Growing up I tried to be what I thought I was supposed to be. It left me very drained. I'm so thankful to have gotten that spark back.
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When you embrace yourself and let your energy radiate, those who connect will gravitate towards you.
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As always, very thankful for having people with good energy around me and the strength to let negative energy go.
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PS. Send all your good energy to the @raptors tonight.
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๐Ÿ“ธ @shazzy

Good energy is always welcome. . I never realized I had good energy. To be honest, I don't think I did until this year. . In the past year, I've finally found a way back to myself. . Everyone thinks it's a new me, but if you saw me when I was 7, this is exactly who I was - loud, obnoxious, always dancing and having deep conversations. . Growing up I tried to be what I thought I was supposed to be. It left me very drained. I'm so thankful to have gotten that spark back. . When you embrace yourself and let your energy radiate, those who connect will gravitate towards you. . As always, very thankful for having people with good energy around me and the strength to let negative energy go. . PS. Send all your good energy to the @raptors tonight. . ๐Ÿ“ธ @shazzy - 1 month ago

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