Portsmouth Is beautiful. Sunsets remind me of my childhood and my grandma. I would look at the sky in awe wondering how it could make those colors and what colors I would see the next day. It reminds me how much of the world I’ve yet to experience, but calms me too. I really want to make it a point to experience at least one sunset per week. In the past I told EVERY man I’ve ever kinda dated or really dated “I really just want a beach walk sunset” and not one ever heard me or listened, (well one did). But the others, they suggested what they wanted. Once my grandma told me in simple kid speak, “if he likes you he will play ball with you, if he likes you he will walk to the swings with you and swing.” Thanks grandma wherever you are, That’s true. ***There’s really no science to it. If a guy likes you he will make the efforts to spend time with you, talk to you and get to know you. It took me my early twenties to realize that and stop making excuses for uninterested men.** I did get the sunsets, —sometime alone😔, —sometime with friends🤗, —sometime having been stood up on a date and picking up my boss’s dog and going with the dog instead like ”🤬🐶🐶” —sometime with groups of guys when I had hoped it was just the one😢. —But I did get my sunset walks. And all the playground advice still applies. Beauty is in the small gestures. Btw 🎥📸 by @simplyshamime and her #iphone6
Maple Coffee gravy (red eye gravy) Turmeric biscuits Ham Eggs #Breakfast Muscles Pasta Clams #Dinner And making golden puppy owners cry because of my kindness. Thank you Elaine for letting Goldie the dog sit in my lap and for all your love....and for running over to my mom to hug her and cry and thank her for raising me,,, all while I waited on my Prius. I’m glad I’m attending your dream school and you (and I) also attended mine, UCLA . Hope I can make you proud. What happens in Cali stays in Cali....and on Instagram.
Happy birthday dad. Thanks for adopting me and loving me. Never once have I not felt like your daughter, and never once have I ever wanted any other parents than you and mom. You two continue to show me what fun & togetherness for a lifetime is...and you’ve shown me the simple things that that make love between two humans exceptional. Sure it’s not easy being with the SAME person for like ever,,,,but you two keep it real. Thank you for your togetherness, your unwavering support in my dreams and your unconditional love that casted out all the self doubt that i ever had as a child. In both of your presence my friends feel inspired to be their best selves....and I only hope in my future I can inspire those around me with love and unconditional support. All of my memories of ur love given to me makes me so gracious. It is only because of you two that I can love myself and others so effortlessly. see you both soon. Forevermore, your daughter
Thank you @caitlynsmith and the #Amoslee band for always making this song so breathtakingly beautiful. @am0slee@jaronolevsky@ryanhommel@jaywhite09@jameswilliamsdrums@zach_djanikian And thx to the AL team for granting permission to use #blackriver in my thesis film, keep on making good choices! And Ps, if I ever have kids can I be as COOL as this phenomenal mom? Wow she rocks! #strongwomen rock #caitlynsmith
The last two episodes of #thisisus I’ve seen elements of my thesis film script. However small, it feels nice to know my adapted stories, life experiences, my research and my opinions are manifesting on accessible TV....Some of the best tv right now is and should continue to be accessible to as many people as possible. Not subscriber services. So to those who wonder, yes keep wondering,,,but diverse stories with meaningful implications and layers are the future. Gone are the casts lacking diversity and the same tropes. -Now people are asking who’s story is it? And what qualifies you to tell it, sing it? Write it? Is this accurate? Is this assumed? Couldn’t pick a better time (except the future) to be a human consuming music, and watching media.
Me vs my alter ego. *swipe* Hi my name is Shamime, I’m sweet and I bake things, make curries,,,,and really anything your heart desires out of a cookbook, I can do...I like beach combing, and inexpensive walks that involve conversation and sunsets. . . . ****** Alter ego *swipe* Hi my name is Shamime, I’m sweet and, wait, did you know some claim iPhone photo sensors were not built for brown people and darker skintones? It’s like the color film technicolor conspiracy all over again....how far have we really COME. No? You don’t believe me? Seriously, you want to challenge me on this? “.....” Yes I thought so, now have a scone, want some coffee? . . . ***** Who am I kidding, that’s not an alter ego. That’s just me in glasses, with a heavy filter...saying stuff I say.
-Feeling lucky and blessed to have good friends and good food in my life. -Boston if you keep giving me educated, passionate like minded people I just may stay. -Great show @joeydosik And @jameswilliamsdrums Will support you all 4Eva! -Ready for a wrap party thanks to @jplicks and forever loving @uppercrust@uppercrust_la@iggysbakery@bolocogram for keeping my thesis shoot afloat. ****See my scones & see me at a cooking class....hopefully leading some one day too! -Thanks @flatbreadbrighton for leading a great class tonight!
I Thrift therefore I am..... Vintage cars, vintage cups = me. There’s nothing I love more than finding quality, in a sea of smelly thrift store racks.... and then properly cleaning the purchase items.... hitting a thrift store in every city I visit is a must. My latest purchase.....😂😂🤪🤪 I kid I kid, I only own one of the pictures.
I read a social media comment once where a white male told a white female “you are the future”. —— And granted I know he meant she’s young and telling meaningful stories and he’s old and not “the future” but ‘the past.’ ——I couldn’t help but think, “um, if she’s ‘the future,’ isn’t she exactly what the present is too right now? And where would that leave the women of color? If she’s the future, what are we? If she’s the future where do I go tomorrow? Next month? Next year?” —— In the entertainment industry and the food industry...the future for diversity continues to carve out a place but it’s not finished yet. ******* “A 2015 “Diversity Baseline Study” surveyed dozens of publishers and found that almost 80 percent of those who work across publishing are white. That plays out on book best-seller lists. On the Publisher’s Weekly list of 2017’s cookbooks, nearly every author in the top 10 is white. Oprah Winfrey, at No. 5, comes after Ree Drummond, aka the Pioneer Woman. Two cookbooks about the Instant Pot are in the top five; Thug Kitchen, which was written by a white couple who built an empire off of what many have identified as cultural blackface, landed at No. 3.” ***** ^^^Eater article ^^^^ https://www.eater.com/2018/4/5/17153806/racial-inequality-food-cookbook-authors-publishing —— And so I leave you all with this. Here I am. I’m the future too, a beautiful mixed brown future.
Oh HAYYYY He’s on TODAY,,, @todayshow tomorrow 10 am. Everyone check out my cousin @jimmieallen . My Grandma’s side of the family continues to be pretty darn cool. Mom’s mailing some jelly to his sisters and mom tomorrow too. ❤️❤️❤️❤️Happy to be adopted by such a cool creative family not a day goes by that I don’t feel like I’m right where I should be. Lookin forward to getting back down to Nashville and having more family fun! Oh and if you swipe you can see some yummy mesquite salmon I made for my dad here in CA. @todayfood#todayshow#todayshowfood
Sometime I see a little of my Indian (Asia) biological mom in the pictures I take....I can only imagine how it was immigrating at age 10 here and some years later having me. When we met for the first time, The #foodie in me loved chatting with her about our heat tolerance being in our genes and our common food allergies. The human in me got a good dose of heartache when things went south. So much growth and perspective comes when you are adopted (if you have parents that talk to you about it well). There’s a certain level of confidence and compassion that I see in other adoptees (as well as myself). #ThisIsUs quote—"It has defined my life, being adopted. It's defined my life even when I didn't realize it was defining it, and I think that part of that, at least for me, is that this big, giant thing happened to me and I didn't have any say in it." ——Being adopted can define my life, but being raised by my fantastic parents defines my character.