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The slide
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A scorpionfish has just attached a sea horse.
The space between
Hippocampus denise between the geometries of a gorgonia.
Cruel word
Cyrcle
Bipeng Ditch
A Woman Kneading the Dough to Feed Her Children
sea beach
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My Strength
Wuhu Lake
Mother & baby, Down by the Ocean, Africa
The abandoned glass house.
Lady in Red, Dakar Senegal
Snow country
Welcome to Senegal
The major town market in a Lagos suburb.
A pass in the snow like the sea
A boulevard in the University of Lagos.
Dogs playfighting on the beach in Senegal
A 'Sabo gari' on the Lagos Island.
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My Strength

Dear Son, You were brought to us from a place of love. You are a man created in an image of a man, who through our journey I've started to love more, with every breath I take. I'm carrying you at a time where I see the world differently. There is a space where oppression, hatred, jealousy and overall lack of love for who we are is blatant. But these things don't scare me for you. There is one thing I now know for certain; while you came from a place of love over the past 9 months you were built from places of intense strength. This has been the most challenging year mommy has ever experienced. When I questioned the world- I felt you kick, when I witnessed the belittlement of our people and felt my heat break-I heard your heart beat. When I decided for a moment I couldn't move forward- I saw your sister lay on my belly and smile. You have been nothing short of my silver lining. Never question your beauty, your strength and deep power to love and grow no matter what life throws your way. However, if you do, read this and remember where you came from. Love Always, Your Momma

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Date Taken: 09.2017
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 7, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
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