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  • #i💔ny🤷🏼‍♀️ #013

The thing about #NewYork is that sometimes you feel so small and so alone. But the other thing about New York is that you can decide to step outside & throw yourself into the world and then maybe not feel so small or so alone. This city is tough but full of opportunity & likely has anything you want - you just have to go find it cuz #NYC sure as hell not gonna hand it to you 🔮🐦
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#NY #NewYorkCity @timeoutnewyork #PennStation #birds #newyork_ig
  • #i 💔ny🤷🏼‍♀️ #013

    The thing about #NewYork is that sometimes you feel so small and so alone. But the other thing about New York is that you can decide to step outside & throw yourself into the world and then maybe not feel so small or so alone. This city is tough but full of opportunity & likely has anything you want - you just have to go find it cuz #NYC sure as hell not gonna hand it to you 🔮🐦


    #NY #NewYorkCity @timeoutnewyork #PennStation #birds #newyork_ig
  • 137 8 8 April, 2019
  • #i💔ny🤷🏼‍♀️ #012 
Sometimes here it is hard to know whether you’re caged in or caged out. It makes you feel trapped but also so free, and its a weird juxtaposition I can’t explain. There’s so many obstacles but so many opportunities. It is really a place that puts you in your own head to figure out how to get out of your own head. That doesn’t make any sense to anyone who hasn’t lived here, but hopefully the people existing here get it. I’m beginning to think this place is more like me than any other place I’ve been (which doesn’t mean I like it so slow down 😉). It only balances extremes - which makes me feel uncomfortably comfortable, and vice versa 🤷🏼‍♀️
#NY #NYC #NewYork #NewYorkCity @timeoutnewyork #newyork_ig
  • #i 💔ny🤷🏼‍♀️ #012
    Sometimes here it is hard to know whether you’re caged in or caged out. It makes you feel trapped but also so free, and its a weird juxtaposition I can’t explain. There’s so many obstacles but so many opportunities. It is really a place that puts you in your own head to figure out how to get out of your own head. That doesn’t make any sense to anyone who hasn’t lived here, but hopefully the people existing here get it. I’m beginning to think this place is more like me than any other place I’ve been (which doesn’t mean I like it so slow down 😉). It only balances extremes - which makes me feel uncomfortably comfortable, and vice versa 🤷🏼‍♀️
    #NY #NYC #NewYork #NewYorkCity @timeoutnewyork #newyork_ig
  • 158 16 12 March, 2019
  • #i💔ny🤷🏼‍♀️ #011 Take your wonder back from the world ⚡️
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As adults, we have learned to be a certain way over time. Our sense of wonder we were afforded as children has slowly been sucked out of us little by little every day. We’re left with stress and routines and worrying about too much stuff that might not matter. Especially here. In a city this busy, its hard to slow down, and even harder to keep up, and nearly impossible to relax. Make an effort to take yourself back to small moments like this that remind you to be in awe of life ✨There are so many of them I’ve seen here 💫
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My advice to any stressed out, worrisome, regimented adult is this: 
Put yourself in situations that could be equally epic or disastrous - and then dare the universe to work in your favor 😈 I do it all the time 🤷🏼‍♀️ ...sometimes its great and sometimes its not so great but it is always worth the chance. This place is full of chances 🙏🏽❤️🌎
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#NY #newyorkcity #pigeons 🐦 #wonder #streetphotography #TimeOutNewYork #NYC #newyork_ig
  • #i 💔ny🤷🏼‍♀️ #011 Take your wonder back from the world ⚡️

    As adults, we have learned to be a certain way over time. Our sense of wonder we were afforded as children has slowly been sucked out of us little by little every day. We’re left with stress and routines and worrying about too much stuff that might not matter. Especially here. In a city this busy, its hard to slow down, and even harder to keep up, and nearly impossible to relax. Make an effort to take yourself back to small moments like this that remind you to be in awe of life ✨There are so many of them I’ve seen here 💫


    Lastly.
    My advice to any stressed out, worrisome, regimented adult is this:
    Put yourself in situations that could be equally epic or disastrous - and then dare the universe to work in your favor 😈 I do it all the time 🤷🏼‍♀️ ...sometimes its great and sometimes its not so great but it is always worth the chance. This place is full of chances 🙏🏽❤️🌎

    #NY #newyorkcity #pigeons 🐦 #wonder #streetphotography #TimeOutNewYork #NYC #newyork_ig
  • 141 6 20 February, 2019
  • #i💔ny🤷🏼‍♀️ #010 Maybe there will be magic if you let there be magic ✨
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& you wanna know why i’m still here? I moved to #nyc last July on the same whim that pulled me to Africa the first time. Its something I could feel but not really explain, like I knew there was something there for me I just wasn’t sure what. And I’m never scared to follow my heart instead of my head, even if I end up a little bit broken, because broken is better than never used to its full potential 💔 I’m still here for whatever was puling me here, and I’m ready for it ✨(so maybe after i can GTFOH 😩😂🤷🏼‍♀️😂) •
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#NY #newyorkcity #magic #streetphotography #nightphotography #TimeOutNewYork #newyork_ig
  • #i 💔ny🤷🏼‍♀️ #010 Maybe there will be magic if you let there be magic ✨


    & you wanna know why i’m still here? I moved to #nyc last July on the same whim that pulled me to Africa the first time. Its something I could feel but not really explain, like I knew there was something there for me I just wasn’t sure what. And I’m never scared to follow my heart instead of my head, even if I end up a little bit broken, because broken is better than never used to its full potential 💔 I’m still here for whatever was puling me here, and I’m ready for it ✨(so maybe after i can GTFOH 😩😂🤷🏼‍♀️😂) •

    #NY #newyorkcity #magic #streetphotography #nightphotography #TimeOutNewYork #newyork_ig
  • 131 6 10 February, 2019
  • #i💔ny🤷🏼‍♀️(👈🏽click for the rest in the series) #009
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& the thing is: This city will try you for everything that you are. It will either force you to figure out how to keep the things that are important to your character, or it will break you. The latter is the easy way out - broken is the result of not being strong enough. If you’re lucky, this city won’t swallow everything you are and barf you out different; scathed; disingenuous; morally compromised. Instead it can make you strong enough to rescue yourself. I’m trying to be one of the lucky ones ✨
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#newyork #nyc #nike #cokewhites #subwaygrate #trappfotos 💅🏽 #newyork_ig
  • #i 💔ny🤷🏼‍♀️(👈🏽click for the rest in the series) #009


    & the thing is: This city will try you for everything that you are. It will either force you to figure out how to keep the things that are important to your character, or it will break you. The latter is the easy way out - broken is the result of not being strong enough. If you’re lucky, this city won’t swallow everything you are and barf you out different; scathed; disingenuous; morally compromised. Instead it can make you strong enough to rescue yourself. I’m trying to be one of the lucky ones ✨


    #newyork #nyc #nike #cokewhites #subwaygrate #trappfotos 💅🏽 #newyork_ig
  • 97 4 7 February, 2019
  • #i💔ny🤷🏼‍♀️ #008: And then this is the follow-up. Sometimes theres those little moments. Just for a split second. That glimpse of something beautiful that you never would have seen if you were somewhere else. That you happened to see because you were in the right place, looking the right way, focused on the right spot, for no particular reason. That’s what I’m here for. For the chance. Of those small beautiful moments that could turn into something more than just a moment. And you would never encounter them if you were somewhere else. #NYC ...for now. .
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#newyork #newyorkcity #ny @timeoutnewyork #bird #fly #raven #newyork_ig
  • #i 💔ny🤷🏼‍♀️ #008 : And then this is the follow-up. Sometimes theres those little moments. Just for a split second. That glimpse of something beautiful that you never would have seen if you were somewhere else. That you happened to see because you were in the right place, looking the right way, focused on the right spot, for no particular reason. That’s what I’m here for. For the chance. Of those small beautiful moments that could turn into something more than just a moment. And you would never encounter them if you were somewhere else. #NYC ...for now. .
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    #newyork #newyorkcity #ny @timeoutnewyork #bird #fly #raven #newyork_ig
  • 135 1 2 November, 2018
  • #I💔NY🤷🏼‍♀️ #007: New York makes me feel like this. (swipe - specifically that one. Moving forward but still looking back to try to figure out wtf is happening 😩🙈😂). There’s a frantic feeling about just existing here, and if you try to calm down this place thinks its catching you slippin’ and sends something your way to interrupt that. (metaphorical Toyota Camry 😂). It seems malicious, but maybe thats just its nature. It thinks its pushing you, but really its just making you miserable. Me. Its making me miserable. And that word stings because I’ve always thought I can make anywhere work if I tried hard enough, but I keep trying and its just not working. I’m at a loss, #NY. So are we gonna part ways or are you gonna start being nice to me? .
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#newyork #newyorkcity #nyc @timeoutnewyork #bird #fly #pigeons #newyork_ig
  • #I 💔NY🤷🏼‍♀️ #007 : New York makes me feel like this. (swipe - specifically that one. Moving forward but still looking back to try to figure out wtf is happening 😩🙈😂). There’s a frantic feeling about just existing here, and if you try to calm down this place thinks its catching you slippin’ and sends something your way to interrupt that. (metaphorical Toyota Camry 😂). It seems malicious, but maybe thats just its nature. It thinks its pushing you, but really its just making you miserable. Me. Its making me miserable. And that word stings because I’ve always thought I can make anywhere work if I tried hard enough, but I keep trying and its just not working. I’m at a loss, #NY . So are we gonna part ways or are you gonna start being nice to me? .
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    #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc @timeoutnewyork #bird #fly #pigeons #newyork_ig
  • 115 9 1 November, 2018
  • #I💔NY🤷🏼‍♀️ #006: Maybe this place is the perfect balance, but only because both sides of the scales are always extremes - which I weirdly have always preferred. New York is a lot of things, but what I appreciate about this place is that it owns each one of those things that it is, which in turn, translates to its people. If you leave here, you will leave more resilient, more capable, and most importantly - more real. • • •
PS: This photo was shot with my iphone while I was walking home tonight. Sometimes you gotta just use what you have where you are 🤷🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️📷
✨#NewYork #NY #NYC #night #nyatnight #newyorkatnight #newyork_ig
  • #I 💔NY🤷🏼‍♀️ #006 : Maybe this place is the perfect balance, but only because both sides of the scales are always extremes - which I weirdly have always preferred. New York is a lot of things, but what I appreciate about this place is that it owns each one of those things that it is, which in turn, translates to its people. If you leave here, you will leave more resilient, more capable, and most importantly - more real. • • •
    PS: This photo was shot with my iphone while I was walking home tonight. Sometimes you gotta just use what you have where you are 🤷🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️📷
    #NewYork #NY #NYC #night #nyatnight #newyorkatnight #newyork_ig
  • 109 0 14 September, 2018
  • #I💔NY🤷🏼‍♀️ #005: This place is so confusing. It is beautiful but also so ugly sometimes. Sometimes people are so nice and sometimes they’re mean. Sometimes you’re surrounded by a thousand people, and sometimes you’re so alone. But everyday here is a reminder that you have the luxury of the freedom of so many choices, and right now I’m choosing this - because it still feels like theres something here for me, waiting to be found, or to find me 😉
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#ny #newyork #statueofliberty 🗽#newyork_ig
  • #I 💔NY🤷🏼‍♀️ #005 : This place is so confusing. It is beautiful but also so ugly sometimes. Sometimes people are so nice and sometimes they’re mean. Sometimes you’re surrounded by a thousand people, and sometimes you’re so alone. But everyday here is a reminder that you have the luxury of the freedom of so many choices, and right now I’m choosing this - because it still feels like theres something here for me, waiting to be found, or to find me 😉
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    #ny #newyork #statueofliberty 🗽 #newyork_ig
  • 232 8 27 August, 2018
  • #I💔NY🤷🏼‍♀️ #004: This place is magical & it will eat you alive & thats what I think I like about it ✨🙈
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Someone told me the other day that they can see from my stories that I’m liking New York just a lil bit. I immediately said, NO I’M NOT because I don’t want to feel like I’m cheating on my first love: San Francisco ❤️ The truth is. I crave a life thats a rollercoaster rather than a boat ride. If I’m content I’m not content because feel like I’m at my best when I put myself in situations that demand something I don’t think I have - then I find it. This place keeps me on my toes - but mostly knocks me off my feet, and also occasionally (ok rarely 😂🙈) sweeps me off of them. And that’s what I need. All of it. 🙆🏼‍♀️ ...especially that last part tho 😉
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#NY #NewYork #citylights #newyorknights #ConcreteJungle #reallytho @timeoutnewyork #newyork_ig
  • #I 💔NY🤷🏼‍♀️ #004 : This place is magical & it will eat you alive & thats what I think I like about it ✨🙈
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    Someone told me the other day that they can see from my stories that I’m liking New York just a lil bit. I immediately said, NO I’M NOT because I don’t want to feel like I’m cheating on my first love: San Francisco ❤️ The truth is. I crave a life thats a rollercoaster rather than a boat ride. If I’m content I’m not content because feel like I’m at my best when I put myself in situations that demand something I don’t think I have - then I find it. This place keeps me on my toes - but mostly knocks me off my feet, and also occasionally (ok rarely 😂🙈) sweeps me off of them. And that’s what I need. All of it. 🙆🏼‍♀️ ...especially that last part tho 😉
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    #NY #NewYork #citylights #newyorknights #ConcreteJungle #reallytho @timeoutnewyork #newyork_ig
  • 200 15 13 August, 2018
  • #I💔NY🤷🏼‍♀️ #003: Never be less of yourself cuz people can’t handle it 💅🏽
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I thought of this phrase I’d written down a while ago when I was looking at this city tonight. So pretty from afar, so gritty up close, but if you don’t appreciate the grit, you can’t properly appreciate the beauty. Be everything, all of it, and never be apologetic. Thats what #NewYork does 🤷🏼‍♀️
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I have 700 mosquito bites now, and saw 9 rats. Or maybe it was the same rat 9x. But I got some nice photos so we’re gonna call it an even trade, #NY 😉 (but really I’m being nice - you owe me 💸💸💸payable in jellybeans, abs like @begoldys, or some old fashioned four-leaf-clover-style good luck 🍀🙏🏽 .
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#newyork #newyorkcity #ny @timeoutnewyork #citylights #nightphotography #newyorknights #newyork_ig
  • #I 💔NY🤷🏼‍♀️ #003 : Never be less of yourself cuz people can’t handle it 💅🏽
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    I thought of this phrase I’d written down a while ago when I was looking at this city tonight. So pretty from afar, so gritty up close, but if you don’t appreciate the grit, you can’t properly appreciate the beauty. Be everything, all of it, and never be apologetic. Thats what #NewYork does 🤷🏼‍♀️
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    I have 700 mosquito bites now, and saw 9 rats. Or maybe it was the same rat 9x. But I got some nice photos so we’re gonna call it an even trade, #NY 😉 (but really I’m being nice - you owe me 💸💸💸payable in jellybeans, abs like @begoldys, or some old fashioned four-leaf-clover-style good luck 🍀🙏🏽 .
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    #newyork #newyorkcity #ny @timeoutnewyork #citylights #nightphotography #newyorknights #newyork_ig
  • 202 7 19 July, 2018
  • #I💔NY🤷🏼‍♀️ #002
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Don’t let anyone deter you on your path, because those who are meant to be there will catch up, and those who aren’t - give yourself permission to leave them behind ✊🏽
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One day, unintentionally, wandering, I walked to 34th street & just sat down on the stairs. I’ve always had a fascination with birds, but more so the concept of them; fast, free, fearless - or so they seem. Anyone who has watched my posts for a while knows I have a weird obsession with the dead ones, because they are so beautiful in form, tragic in happening, and that juxtaposition is intriguing to me. The live ones are harder to describe. Sometimes they’re unattractive at first glance. Sometimes you don’t notice them and sometimes you do and don’t look twice. Sometimes you watch them mindlessly. But sometimes you watch them mindfully. Then sometimes, you are fascinated - by how fast, free, and fearless they are, no matter their surroundings ✨🐦🦅🦉💯
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FunFact: Before I shot the action of boxing, I shot the action of birds. It is much the same level of unpredictability - maybe even harder to capture. Its still how I practice shooting action, as it forces you to be alert & in the moment & totally focused. (I would recommend this to anyone trying to get into sports photography 🙌🏽🙋🏼📷) It often takes time to get a perfect shot, but when you do, its so satisfying 🙆🏼🙏🏽 (Another fun fact tho: this was my first shot of this situation😉🤷🏼‍♀️💅🏽) #NY #birds #pigeons #taxi #newyork_ig
  • #I 💔NY🤷🏼‍♀️ #002
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    Don’t let anyone deter you on your path, because those who are meant to be there will catch up, and those who aren’t - give yourself permission to leave them behind ✊🏽
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    One day, unintentionally, wandering, I walked to 34th street & just sat down on the stairs. I’ve always had a fascination with birds, but more so the concept of them; fast, free, fearless - or so they seem. Anyone who has watched my posts for a while knows I have a weird obsession with the dead ones, because they are so beautiful in form, tragic in happening, and that juxtaposition is intriguing to me. The live ones are harder to describe. Sometimes they’re unattractive at first glance. Sometimes you don’t notice them and sometimes you do and don’t look twice. Sometimes you watch them mindlessly. But sometimes you watch them mindfully. Then sometimes, you are fascinated - by how fast, free, and fearless they are, no matter their surroundings ✨🐦🦅🦉💯
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    FunFact: Before I shot the action of boxing, I shot the action of birds. It is much the same level of unpredictability - maybe even harder to capture. Its still how I practice shooting action, as it forces you to be alert & in the moment & totally focused. (I would recommend this to anyone trying to get into sports photography 🙌🏽🙋🏼📷) It often takes time to get a perfect shot, but when you do, its so satisfying 🙆🏼🙏🏽 (Another fun fact tho: this was my first shot of this situation😉🤷🏼‍♀️💅🏽) #NY #birds #pigeons #taxi #newyork_ig
  • 288 32 18 July, 2018
  • Among the chaos, look for the beauty. That could be the difference between love & hate 🙆🏼
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I got in the bad habit of saying I hate it here. I said it so much that it became automatic. A better way to say it is “i don’t love it,” (but only because I’ve found places that I just automatically loved with no question - San Francisco❤️, Ghana ❤️), but I remind myself that I made the conscious choice to exist here - for some reason, for no reason - I’m not sure 🤷🏼‍♀️ What I do know is that this place is challenging me to reassess my mindset (because if anyone can relate to something hard to love, its me 🙋🏼😂🙈...ask my mom, I’m not always a delight 😉) I appreciate things that intrigue me, try me, teach me, inspire me, change me - over things that are easy or automatic or let you stay the same 🔮 So bring it, #NY. My second year here, I’m ready for you ✊🏽 .
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And this is #001 of my #I💔NY🤷🏼‍♀️ series, cuz this is gonna be a tumultuous relationship and I’m not sure how or when it will end but I’m focused on the journey, not worried about the end result ⭐️ .
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#newyork #newyorkcity #ny @timeoutnewyork #nightphotography #citylights #newyorknights #newyork_ig
  • Among the chaos, look for the beauty. That could be the difference between love & hate 🙆🏼
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    I got in the bad habit of saying I hate it here. I said it so much that it became automatic. A better way to say it is “i don’t love it,” (but only because I’ve found places that I just automatically loved with no question - San Francisco❤️, Ghana ❤️), but I remind myself that I made the conscious choice to exist here - for some reason, for no reason - I’m not sure 🤷🏼‍♀️ What I do know is that this place is challenging me to reassess my mindset (because if anyone can relate to something hard to love, its me 🙋🏼😂🙈...ask my mom, I’m not always a delight 😉) I appreciate things that intrigue me, try me, teach me, inspire me, change me - over things that are easy or automatic or let you stay the same 🔮 So bring it, #NY . My second year here, I’m ready for you ✊🏽 .
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    And this is #001 of my #I 💔NY🤷🏼‍♀️ series, cuz this is gonna be a tumultuous relationship and I’m not sure how or when it will end but I’m focused on the journey, not worried about the end result ⭐️ .
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    #newyork #newyorkcity #ny @timeoutnewyork #nightphotography #citylights #newyorknights #newyork_ig
  • 137 3 17 July, 2018