Imagine. I urge you to use this time to take action, educate yourself, listen, amplify black voices, protest in the street and protest at home by having hard conversations with those you love. I will be sharing resources in my stories & feed each day as they come. Every bit matters. (Repost @JGDillard )
knowledge is power. learn more so we can do better. thank you @homefromcollege for these resources.
MOVED by this speech— by Terrence Floyd, George Floyd’s brother. When the president retreats and everyone is left with no proper speech of hope, unity or reassurance, THIS is what we all needed to hear!🙌🙌 Voting is what really counts, let us not forget. Supporting and hearing each other in peace and uniting without tearing one another down will move change in a positive direction. #BlackLivesMatter #Vote
Salute to everyone out there who is currently using their voices and platforms to bring the necessary attention around the racism, bigotry and deeply rooted hatred that is fueling violence in our country. RIP to #GeorgeFloyd , #AhmaudArbery #BreonnaTaylor , and others whose stories are not being amplified by the media but have lost their lives to race-driven brutality. I’m deeply saddened by this. This is a huge problem, that we, Americans, need to fight to fix.
stay cozy & calm 🌤🕊
No other gift like the gift of inspiration. I got this beauty for Mother’s Day 🖤 The sound of the Rhodes piano has always been one of my favorite instruments and inspired many things for me. Now I have one of my own and I’ve been playing and working on it ever since. For all you fighters requesting new music, I’ve been constantly writing, learning and exploring my studio and instruments, finding deeper inspiration through this time to create. When the pandemic hit, things got halted a bit—a big reality in the music world right now. But beautiful creations to come...🎼🎹 Til then know that I’m always creating, always working and always thinking of you....💋☁️📝🎧
Today I’m starting #DiaryDares . 🤍 Especially at this time, it’s essential to dig deep, listen to ourselves, & create a “safe space” for one another….to share our current or past experiences (hardships or highlights ), reflect on who we want to be, how we wish to live when we come out of this, and what we want to leave behind. ⠀ ⠀ Diaries have always helped me do this. They keep me grounded and centered, and allow me to reflect and listen to my own voice- amongst all the noise of this business. Reviewing them, I am thankful to be able to look back on how my life has shaped me and how my journey has led me here. ⠀ ⠀ With #DiaryDares , I am sharing with you some of my diaries and challenging all you guys, my friends and fam, as well as @ddlovato , @bethennyfrankel , @instadanjlevy , @lizzobeeating , @halleberry , @aliciakeys and @cleowade to post a diary entry from this time. Let’s archive this time in history and establish a safe place to express, reflect, and share together. When you post, tag 6 more people to be brave and do the same. & Tag #DiaryDares so we can share together. ⠀ ⠀ I dare us to be real, fearless, take away the filters and be comfortable enough in our own individual beauty. I dare us to come together and share our feelings in a time that is uncertain - whether we may feel scared, lonely, and everything in between. I dare us to read each other’s truths and support them. Lift each other up. 🖤🙏 I hope you join me. It’s #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth and this kind of sharing is so important and cathartic. And we will feel better and be stronger because of it. 💪
Recharging moonlight swim 🌙💫
Eyes wide open, I'm alive again. Senses sharpened, wash away my sin 🤍 #Liberation
Happy Mothers Day 🖤 I love you mom! And today l’m honored to celebrate all the incredible, strong moms out there, who guide, nurture, love abundantly and empower their loved ones to reach their fullest potential. (I‘m taking over @billboard ’s IG stories later today to celebrate you all! ) Be strong. Stay safe. Also, I’m sending love to the many people who can’t be with their mothers and family today. xo ... If you are able today, consider donating to #TogetherForHer - a campaign by @charlizeafrica @ctaop and @careorg helping fund interventions to women and girls safe from abuse during this time. Much needed support for women who need our help. Much love. #MothersDay
This time definitely enables us to stop, breathe, take a look look around and realise things about how we are living— the kind of environments we are creating for ourselves...what we are allowing in and what we may never want to again. Change is good. Staying stagnant is not progressive. Within the quiet moments this time allows for, listening to myself outside of all the noise we get distracted by, is the greatest lesson & gift I can give myself. Life is too short to not live your life exactly how you want to...or to keep on accepting things that do not serve you any longer. New horizons ahead.☁️🌷
I’ve been reading through old entries from my journals and finding inspirational words that have helped me throughout the years. This felt like an important reminder for today—to be gentle with yourself and use this time to rest and recuperate as much as you can. 🖤 I’ll keep sharing these #XFiles with you and hope they help you as much as they help me.
3 classics…🖤 Who else has been feeling nostalgic lately? This #QuarantinaChallenge has reminded me how amazingly special and different each album era we’ve shared together has been...In this era, this new “normal” we’re creating together, I want to share more and connect with you guys in new ways. Taking requests on how....maybe singing some old favorites? I’m open and listening. xx
I’m so impressed by you guys!! These #QuarantinaAguilera submissions are 🔥🔥🔥. This challenge has made these days inside brighter. You guys are so creative and talented and innovative...and some of yall crack me up 😂 Keep it going! Tell your friends to join in and hashtag #QuarantinaAguilera #QuarantinaChallenge
Been feeling super nostalgic during this time...and I see all you fighters calling me Quarantina 😂 so I was thinking…we all deserve to feel like queens during this time, even if we aren’t stepping out. So I want to see your best #Quarantine fashion or beauty looks - inspired by some of my past looks. And let’s raise each other up, while we’re couped up at home. Post your photos using #QuarantinaAguilera and I’ll repost some of my faves. 😆 Love you guys! #TBT #QuarantinaChallenge
Who else is living in their robe these days? It’s so important and so worth it to stay at home and help flatten the curve right now. Sending you all love and strength as we get through this. #StayHome
Happy birthday my love! ❤️ Traveling and seeing the world with you, caring for our beautiful family, and loving you are a few of my favorite things. Can’t wait for many more. xx @m_rutler
Can’t wait to strut out of this quarantine like...