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Krys Freeman (@blaktivist or @krysfree) -- A birthday look back

Last year, we celebrated when Ari Fitz chatted it up with Krys Freeman (our co-founder) about her personal style, and how that style resonates in the rest of her life.

Today's Krys' birthday. So we decided to bring it back.

It's also Audre Lorde's birthday.

via flavorwire.com

via flavorwire.com

So ... we also decided to take a little stroll through some our favorite Krys Freeman #lookgoodlivegreat moments ... and let the Lorde narrate.

 

If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.
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It is never easy to demand the most from ourselves, from our lives, from our work. To encourage excellence is to go beyond the encouraged mediocrity of our society is to encourage excellence. But giving in to the fear of feeling and working to capacity is a luxury only the unintentional can afford, and the unintentional are those who do not wish to guide their own destinies.  — “Uses of the Erotic,” Sister Outsider
Who I am is what fulfills me and what fulfills the vision I have of a world. — Conversations with Audre Lorde
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You have to learn to love yourself before you can love me or accept my loving. — “Eye to Eye: Black Women, Hatred, and Anger,” Sister Outsider
For once we begin to feel deeply all the aspects of our lives, we begin to demand from ourselves and from our life-pursuits that they feel in accordance with that joy which we know ourselves to be capable of. -- "Uses of the Erotic," Sister Outsider
Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.

Feel free to shower Krys with birthday love today. <3