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futurafrika:

#MakeYouNoForget: “So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.” - Uzo AdubaRead the full interview here.

this reminds of the time i snapped on a coworker for not even attempting to pronounce the name of a new hire who was igbo. just give it a try, most nigerian names are phonetical. no trick consonance thrown in to trip you up [lol]

futurafrika:

#MakeYouNoForget: “So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.” - Uzo Aduba

Read the full interview here.

this reminds of the time i snapped on a coworker for not even attempting to pronounce the name of a new hire who was igbo.

just give it a try, most nigerian names are phonetical. no trick consonance thrown in to trip you up [lol]


12:04 pm, totallyredefined
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top 5 falls

5. yesterday morning when my crutches gave way, i thought I caught myself to then fall halfway down the stairs [classic!]

4. that time when we got a free appetizer at bon chon because i slipped and fell on the un-secure rug [nothing like a free app, am i right?]

3. when i was temping at nat geo and fell right in front of the cmo, now ceo, and the entire marketing department. damn you open floor plan workspaces [talk about getting making an impression]

2. attempting to step off the treadmill at a packed fitness first and somehow landing on my ass.
worst part - all machines are positioned facing the treadmills [doh!]
kinda ok part - no one acknowledged the fall [so that means it basically didn’t happen right?]

1. the rainy spring night on the washingtonian/rio boardwalk outside of guapos which resulted in 3 different hospitals, meaning 3 different ambulance rides [not as fun as you think] in a week. oh yeah and the fractured femur, can’t forget that [ah good times, good times]

#keepgettingbackup #amibionic #iambionic #arenthashtagstheworst

but for real tho #overit

03:55 pm, totallyredefined
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kisses 😘 lol

kisses 😘 lol


03:53 pm, totallyredefined
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happy saturday!!! 😁 rocking my @fakesocialitenyc sweatshirt before the full summer heat hits.

happy saturday!!! 😁 rocking my @fakesocialitenyc sweatshirt before the full summer heat hits.


12:00 pm, totallyredefined
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so finally returned to pick up my kafo brace. took a tad bit longer than expected  [insert sarcasm here], here’s hoping it all goes well!


04:57 pm, totallyredefined
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i finally got the leg brace!!!!! 😁😁😁😁😁 #kafo #phatbrace #brace #orthoses (at Nascott Orthotics)

i finally got the leg brace!!!!! 😁😁😁😁😁 #kafo #phatbrace #brace #orthoses (at Nascott Orthotics)


12:22 am, totallyredefined
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burying my head back in the sand
it’s all too much to try and deal with right now.
but the more i put it off the worse it gets [sigh]

where’s a reset button for life when you need one?


11:40 pm, totallyredefined
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#137 thing i miss from b.c.*

carrying a shoulder bag

having to wear a crossbody bag is really limiting my spring purse search.
it is truly all about the little things.

*before crutches


01:01 pm, totallyredefined
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"if you didn’t know you were pretty, you’d be more motivated to lose weight." - anonymous [for their sake]

not sure if i should take that as a compliment or not [sigh]


03:26 pm, totallyredefined
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neon jungle - braveheart

a new girl group to stan? i believe so. 

ichi, ni, san, kaesu

via fyneonjungle


01:46 am, totallyredefined
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i’ll have to give the prize for orthotic inspired footwear or rather leg wear to #NasirMazhar #ss14 #lfw

i’ll have to give the prize for orthotic inspired footwear or rather leg wear to #NasirMazhar #ss14 #lfw


01:46 am, totallyredefined
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and for the #afo wearers, #jeremyscott’s got ya too! [lol] all in good fun. honestly his shows are actually one of the most interesting ones i look forward to. never know what he’s going to dream up next. #fashion #mbfw #fw14

and for the #afo wearers, #jeremyscott’s got ya too! [lol] all in good fun. honestly his shows are actually one of the most interesting ones i look forward to. never know what he’s going to dream up next. #fashion #mbfw #fw14


01:45 am, totallyredefined
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am i the only one getting some #kafo vibes from these #jeremyscott shoes? the look is look bad! and to quote his bestie  @chaelin_cl - “not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good, you know?” [lol]. very orthotic chic, non? #fashion #mbfw #fw14

am i the only one getting some #kafo vibes from these #jeremyscott shoes? the look is look bad! and to quote his bestie @chaelin_cl - “not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good, you know?” [lol]. very orthotic chic, non? #fashion #mbfw #fw14


08:35 pm, totallyredefined
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last friday i had an appointment to pick up my new leg brace, a utx kafo [knee ankle foot orthoses]. unfortunately it didn’t go as well as i expected. 


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completed cast for the phat brace. and now we wait #orthotics #phatbrace #kfo #afo #brace #cast

completed cast for the phat brace. and now we wait #orthotics #phatbrace #kfo #afo #brace #cast



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