violadavisThat’s the little girl who follows me all the time. I see her every single day I open my big Sub-Zero refrigerator or sit in my jacuzzi; she’s just standing there squealing. And I always feel like I have to go back and heal that little girl who grew up in poverty, who was called names and ‘ugly’ all the time. If given the chance, I’d tell her that she is enough! ❤
What advice would you give your younger self? #ThenAndNow #FlashBackFriday #FanArtFriday
violadavis"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out what any people will quietly submit to and you have found the exact measure of injustice and wrong that will be imposed upon them, and these will continue until they are resisted with words or blows or both."
violadavisThis is what it means to be Black in America. Tried. Convicted. Killed for being Black. We are dictated by hundreds of years of policies that have restricted our very existence and still have to continue to face modern day lynchings. Here's the thing......America will never be great until we can figure out a way for it to work for EVERYBODY!!! "I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued"....... RIP George Floyd 🙏🏿
violadavisMy dear friend @KarlaSouza has been working on something for almost a year now and I’m so excited to see it come to life! #UNLEASHED is an online course where, over the course of a month, you'll learn to unleash yourself from societal pressures and returning to your truest self. Head to karlasouza.teachable.com to learn more and remember, registration is closing soon so enroll now! (Link In Bio)
violadavis1 in 3 women will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime; in the past year, 243 million women and girls have. Humanitarian crises, like #COVID19, only make this worse. Join the movement of women standing #TogetherForHer. @CharlizeAfrica, @CTAOP, @CAREorg, & @EIFoundation are spotlighting and funding interventions to help keep women and girls safe from abuse. Please join us: Care.org/togetherforher (Link in bio)
violadavis"The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely."
Happy 90th Birthday to Lorraine Hansberry, artist, activist, and the first Black woman playwright to have a play performed on Broadway! ❤️
violadavis"You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or who says it."
Happy 95th Birthday to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, also known as Malcolm X! ✊🏿❤️
violadavisLove you @PeteNowalk. Love that you wrote boldly, fearlessly without constriction. For the disabled, LGBTQ, people of color, women of a certain age who have ALWAYS been on the periphery, always being written for tentatively....we THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!! You are an innovator. "There is only one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come." #HTGAWM ❤❤❤🤜🏿🤜🏿
violadavis2020 is one helluva ride! What happened to probable cause? And once again, the burden of proof will be on the victim??!!! "To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time." We are our history. In all its brutality and systemic racism.....and in the case of Breonna and Ahmaud AND COUNTLESS others.....What will this great democracy do about it? Rest in peace Breonna and please give US strength down here!!!!🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿❤❤❤
violadavisFriends, this is urgent. With rates of partner violence rising across the globe, it’s time to show survivors that we are here for them, now and always. Join us for a #NightOfSolidarity LIVE on @refinery29’s YouTube page. #LinkInBio
violadavisHappy birthday King!! Going to play your brilliant, classic, and timeless music all day today!!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Wishing a very Happy 70th Birthday to the ICON, Stevie Wonder! 🥳🎉🎂 ・・・
What are some of your favorite songs?
violadavisHappy Mother's Day mamas!!! We need nurturing, love, grace, and hope more than ever! And to those today who are without a mother, I'm sending you a great big, virtual mama hug. LOVE YOU Mae Alice Davis!!❤❤❤🙏🏿🙏🏿
violadavisThe Originator. The innovator. The musician, performer who influenced generations of artists....has left. You were AWESOME #LittleRichard!!! Your talent will reverberate forever. Well done sir. Rest well ❤
violadavisThere can be no reconcilliation of the past when Black men continue to be murdered like animals. If these men are not prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law then we once again have sent a clear message. Ahmaud's life mattered as do the lives of every single Black man who breathe air!!! "We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". Until we live up to this ideology, we can never be great. Praying for Ahmaud and his family ❤
violadavisShelter at home? But what if home isn’t safe? For millions of people – particularly women and children – around the world experiencing domestic violence, home can be dangerous.
In response to the rise of domestic violence during #COVID19, I am proud to stand #TogetherForHer with @CharlizeAfrica, @CTAOP, @CAREorg, & @EIFoundation, supporting women against relationship abuse through the provision of funds and resources to trusted community based prevention efforts around the world.
Join us as we work to bring safety and hope to those in danger at home. #LinkInBio
violadavisTAKE ACTION NOW!!! GO TO: RunWithMaud.com.
Sign the petition. It’s a special SUPER petition. When you sign it, it emails EVERY official that has the POWER to arrest the men who murdered #AhmaudArbery. PLEASE R/P
Repost from @meagangood
#RunWithMaud WE WILL GET #JUSTICEFORAHMAUDARBERY
violadavis"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." ~Fannie Lou Hamer
Rest In Power #AhmaudArbery 🕊
Stand with us and demand that Ahmaud’s murders are charged in his death. They are not immune from prosecution and should be tried for murder. #IRunWithMaud