When the fam rolls deep and shows how PROUD they are! Chatting with my sister @ibtihajmuhammad at her book signing yesterday was an absolute dream! We dove into her book, life, inspiration, work ethic, faith, the beauty of a multicultural society and how we must all strive to make our world more inclusive, how to ally, mental health, and more. As the babe @tanfrance said, “This is (also) America.” A dream come true, if you will. I’m so grateful for this community of friends, and to everyone who came to hear us speak yesterday. Your questions were thoughtful and your warm welcome made us feel so at home. Now be sure to pick up your copy of #PROUD and see for yourself why it’s such a PHENOMENAL story! #IbtihajMuhammad #Habibti #SisterSister #BestSellerBound ♥️📚🏆
I got to spend some serious heart and soul time with my sisterfriend @ibtihajmuhammad yesterday. Talk about a #FierceFemaleFriday!! This woman. We really dove into some topics that inspired me, and were so deeply thought provoking. And our quick coffee hang wound up lasting for nearly two hours. While I only have about 45 minutes to INTERVIEW THIS QUEEN today, I cannot wait for all the folks who come to her LA book signing to hear her beautiful wisdom!! Ibtihaj, I’m so #PROUD to know you and to call you a friend! And I cannot wait for the world to get their hands on a copy of PROUD. It’s beyond! ♥️👯♀️🤺🏆✨
Family Fire: a shooting that involves an improperly stored gun, often resulting in death or injury. Family Fire kills or injures 8 kids a day. 4.6 million children live in homes with unlocked and loaded guns, and 3 out of 4 kids know where the guns are kept in their homes. Do yours? Help #EndFamilyFire by properly securing your firearms. Learn how to make your home safer at EndFamilyFire.org • As a gun owner, I cannot stress this issue enough. Whether you’re for or against ownership is beside the point. This isn’t a partisan issue. This is about needless death and injury caused to our kids by parents who mean well, but miss the mark in irreversible ways. We can all commit to ending #FamilyFire, today. Will you take this pledge with me?
Yesterday was #BlackWomensEqualPayDay. We must all acknowledge the compounding hurdles women face. While women’s equal pay day happens in April, highlighting the pay disparity caused by gender, women of color face gaps caused by both gender and race. Learn. Acknowledge. Support. Apologies for being a day late on this, fam. • Below is a section from a @voxdotcom article on the wage gap. I highly suggest reading it — ESPECIALLY if you’re going to be one of the ignorant fools who wants to jump in my comments to say pay gaps don’t exist. I hope that if you’re one of those willfully ignorant dodos, your moms smack you. • VOX: “Tuesday, August 7, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, which marks how long a black woman has to work into 2018 to catch up to the same amount a white man made in 2017. . The day is months later than National Equal Pay Day, which marks the same thing for women generally. This year, #EqualPayDay was on April 10, meaning that for women overall, it takes 16 mos to match what white men make in 12. . But these numbers change considerably for women of color. Black women, for example, needed 20mo to reach equal pay. Native American women will hit equal pay on September 27, while Latinas will hit the benchmark on November 1. And while Asian-American women technically hit the equal pay mark on February 22, suggesting that this group faces the smallest gender pay gap of all women, that date overlooks significant disparities in pay among different groups of Asian women. . Attention to pay disparities has highlighted how black and Hispanic men make less than their white counterparts, & how women overall make less than men. But there has been a failure to fully grapple with what the pay gap looks like when both race & gender are taken into account. For example, even as white women lag behind white men in wages, they often do better than black or Hispanic men. . And these numbers have particularly overlooked women of color who face both racial & gender discrimination. It suggests that if conversations & policy addressing pay disparities are going to truly benefit all women, a more intersectional & nuanced understanding of the gender pay gap is needed" #linkinbio
Guys. Today was a dream come true. An actual item crossed off the bucket list. I got to host one of my very favorite, iconic talkshows! The hour went by so fast. The giggles never stopped. I’m pinching myself. Thank you to the @livekellyandryan team for having me, @ryanseacrest for being such a gracious cohost and teacher, to the audience who was so engaged and interactive, and to my best friends for being the most supportive humans on the planet. And to MY team for making all of this happen! I love y’all!! ♥️🎉
Sooo the last time I was a guest on @livekellyandryan I had the BEST time! But tomorrow may be even better because ... I’M HOSTING!! With @ryanseacrest. @kellyripa we will miss you / hope you’re having the best vacay / THANK YOU FOR BLESSING ME WITH YOUR SEAT I WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN! Make sure y’all tune in. Shenanigans are guaranteed and there may be dancing. WHO KNOWS!!! 😍💥💃🏻🎉👏 #LiveKellyAndRyan #KellyAndRyan #ILoveMyJob #PinchMeMoment
#MondayMantra 🌺 @beyonce “If people in powerful positions continue to hire and cast only people who look like them, sound like them, come from the same neighborhoods they grew up in, they will never have a greater understanding of experiences different from their own. They will hire the same models, curate the same art, cast the same actors over and over again, and we will all lose. The beauty of social media is it’s completely democratic. Everyone has a say. Everyone’s voice counts, and everyone has a chance to paint the world from their own perspective.” - #Beyonce for @voguemagazine, photographed by @tylersphotos #TylerMitchell. • This marks the first time in Vogue’s history that the cover story has been photographed by a black man. Hats off to Beyonce for holding open the doors she has opened so that other artists may follow. Let us all take note and do our best to do the same. (The link to the full cover story, and more of her incredible words, is in my stories.)