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It is best that I put my thoughts into words. I am the type of person that notices certain things but will not speak on them until people are ready to hear them. I have been having urges to write for what seems like a while now and I have been finding every excuse under the sun to avoid being on my computer.

As a young girl in the western world, not only that but also African, I have realized that the majority of us that have grown up with better circumstances take things for granted, example freedom of speech. I am only 21 and as all young people do, I have multiple social media platforms. However lately I have noticed that it has now become more less than the things you post more rather the people you affect with your content.
I want people to hear me and take me seriously. I am not going to sugar coat anything, how i feel about a certain topic is how i am going to explain it. period.

with that being said this blog is about to go under major reconstruction. I am here to discuss real issues. The issues that we might not even get the opportunity to hear about if no one takes a stand for.

Peace & Love K.

Faith it, Till you make it.

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10, NIV)

So many people today are living in “survival” mode. They have a mentality that says, “If I can just make it through…” or “If I can just get by…” Of course, there are some seasons that are more difficult than others. Sometimes it’s challenging to get a vision for the future. But if you are constantly living with a survival mentality, you are missing out on God’s best. Scripture doesn’t say, “Jesus came so you could survive.” No, it says that He came to give you a full, abundant life!
If you are living in survival mode right now, I believe that today can be your turning point. If you’ll take a step of faith and begin to declare, “My days of survival are over; my days of thriving have begun,” then I believe God will meet your faith. I believe He will open an unexpected door. He’ll pour out His favor and blessing on you. He’ll make a way where there seems to be no way! Even if you’re in a tough time right now, remember tough times don’t last, but the Word of the Lord stands forever. Begin to declare what God says about your circumstances because you are created for more than to just get by — you are created to thrive!
A Prayer for Today

Father God, thank You for giving me abundant life through Jesus Christ. I believe that You have a good plan for my future. I declare that my days of thriving have begun as I continue to put my faith and trust in You alone in Jesus’ name. Amen.

I miss you

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12:30 am my mind can’t stop thinking about you.
I have drunk all my vanilla chai tea and now I’m staring at my empty cup wishing I could curl up next to you. Wishing to feel you stir next to me as you stretch in your sleep.
I wish you were here so that I could listen to your heart beat, then I would not be so anxious about what tomorrow brings.
I miss the way you would pull me closer into your embrace half asleep and smile.
One thing I miss the most is how perfectly my body fits to yours.

Love M.

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Our mistakes aren’t that powerful! Our mistakes aren’t too big for God. He’s not up in the heavens shaking His head saying, “I never dreamed they would do that. They’ve ruined My plan.” No, God knew every mistake we would ever make. He knew every wrong turn, and He’s already prepared a new route. He already has your detour figured out.
Scripture says that God knows the end from the beginning. If you’ve made some mistakes, the good news is that He has already planned a way to get you back on track! Just come to Him with an open and humble heart. Let Him wash you clean and make you new. Your mistakes aren’t bigger than God. He loves you and has a good plan in store for you!

Real-Time Fashion: Go Bold with Vibrant Hawaiian Print

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MaliiZoe:

currently obsessing over print and this is just perfect.

Originally posted on InStyle:

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One of summer’s most playful trends—Hawaiian Print—has been amped up with a new twist for summer: subtlety. Spotted on a slew of runways, including Michael KorsSuno, Marc Jacobs, and Marni, the classic and often-kitschy pattern was re-imagined in unexpected fabrics and subdued hues. “Hawaiian, tropical florals have become the most prominent print this season,” says Dana Avidan-Cohn, InStyle senior market editor/digital correspondent. “On the runway, they were in these larger prints that read as a graphic and in a more subtle color palette.”

To get you started, Avidan-Cohn names her favorite ways to wear the trend, including splattered across a high-waisted skirt or on a pastel-hued pair of denim jeans. “A high-waisted Hawaiian print skirt is a very unexpected piece for evening,” Avidan-Cohn advises. “I think you’d be surprised at how dressy a…

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Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.
This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.
I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.
I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.
As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.”
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“FYI, I Cannot “Demand” Respect From Men so Stop Telling Me That!” @ One Black Girl. Many Words.

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Currently 4:30 am and I find myself awake. I have been thinking a lot lately and have come to make a very big decision about stylewithmaliizoe.com
Don’t get me wrong I love my little blog and when I first got it I didn’t ever imagine that people all over the world would be interested in my rambling on about life. As of late I have noticed that I lack motivation and consistency with my posts so I have decided that it is time to take a step back, reassess the reason why I got my blog in the first place. There is a saying that your words should mimic your actions and quite frankly I’ve become lazy in my daily life and that shows through my posts on line. I want to be able to connect with you all and not feel forced to write a post because I’ve gone missing for too long, or post something that my heart nor my mind has really gone into. I hope that you all understand. I can’t give you a timeframe on when I’ll be back. Hopefully soon. I thank you all for following my journey thus far but I must take a rest stop here.

I love you, gone to find inspiration.
M.