#femalesarethefututre

Today North Carolina kicked off the #iamcs campaign to motivate girls throughout the state to pursue Computer Science education and to one day pursue a CS career. . . There were over 800 5th, 8th, and 12 th grade girls present! The energy was beautiful! It was exciting to get a glimpse of what is about to transpire. . . #iamcs #femalesarethefututre #girlpower #girlscode #positivevibes #impact #resilience #learn #determination #perseverance #motivation #inspiration #teamwork #school #charlottenc #charlotte #studentlife #teacherlife #teachersofinstam


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Last week was a whirlwind! Had the most amazing time on the Merritone Memories Cruise to Havana organized by my dad @retromovement! This was the first of many cultural experiences geared to the cultural preservation of not only the Merritone legacy but of Retro and #vinyl music! More details coming soon to the blog!


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It’s Flawsome Friday! ✨self-acceptance can be one of the hardest but most gratifying things one can attain. It requires us to learn and unlearn along the way! Regardless of where you are on the self-love journey, know that you are truly awesome and one-of-a-kind Gem✨💎#repost: @stylepree


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✨💎🌿We may not understand or even agree with every task given, but we can trust and believe that something is happening within and around us. Lives are changing, eyes are opening and gifts are being cultivated. 🔑It’s okay to not always understand the task , just don’t stop putting in the work.


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Our #wcw went photos on the gram to shoots with @refinery29, you glow girl! 💎Pictured: Model/Vlogger, @supernovajazz 📸:@capturedbysel


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Mummy & Daddy celebrating our twin girls 💗💗 @matthew.king212 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧


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Live it in real life! ✨🌴Happy Monday 💎#backatit


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✨💎Get comfortable with being uncomfortable @luvvie


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✨For the changemakers💎 #happysunday


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Gems for Gems! ✨Seeking to inspire and inform! Check it out and let me know what you think ✨🙏🏾💎


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Monday Mood✊🏾Go get it Gems ✨💎


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Lessons about time✨ God’s timing > Our timing ✨💎 @lindseyeryn


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Sunday Mornings ✨💎


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#tbt ✨🌿remembering the magic of @glowdayparty! Look out for the next installment of GLOW this summer 📷: @popphotography


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✨💎Things I tell myself daily: 1. Great things can’t be rushed. 2. Focus on the journey and not the destination 3. When it’s your time it’s your time, in the meantime prepare and do YOUR thing.


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Armed with with confidence, strength and God’s Grace is our #WCW @brittanyleighmae ✨✨The Self-love advocate and Personal Stylist from Jamaica is teaching us all how to truly love ourselves and practice #bodypositivity💎You can check out this beauty in @TouchDolls new Touch of Curves Campaign.


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No matter the day it’s never too late to start over. You can always begin again. Thanks for the reminder @aalamarra ✨💎


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✨💎Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions. ✨50 years ago they tried to kill the dream but, dreams never die! ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏿✊🏾The fight continues. #april4th 🎨:@villanaart


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✨⚡️💎And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction—Kurt Vonnegut #RealTalkGems


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It’s that simple. ✨💎 @guidetoglo


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✨ Embrace your journey! Give yourself time to grow, to learn and to experience!✨ Happy New year, Gems 💎 #repost @souldreamin


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✨As hard as it is to do it, especially today with this cold weather...get up, show up and shine!✨ 💎 #repost @ayannazariya


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Baseling my way ✨💎🌴click the link in my bio for more Art Week Gems! 📸: @theschola @pulseartfair


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Have no clue what to do during Art Basel? Interested in art but don't know where to start? Check out my day-by-day comprehensive Gem guide for the best openings and parties of the week! 🌴✨💎CLINK LINK IN BIO to discover everything you need to know about Miami Art Week 2017, from the must-see museum shows to best events (including access to some exclusive events).


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Have no clue what to do during Art Basel? Interested in art but don't know where to start? Check out my curated list of fairs for a unique Miami Art Week experience.✨Click the link in my bio to discover everything you need to know about the fairs at Miami Art Week 2017. 🌴✨💎 Look out for my day-by-day comprehensive Gem guide for the best openings and parties of the week! Artwork: @illjil


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Check out her collection, @shopjacqs all locally made by her. She’s a Haitian American girl boss! And join us THIS SATURDAY, December 2nd at the beautiful @underthemangotreemiami in Miami Beach. Come with your girl squad and enjoy complimentary mini-facials from a licensed Esthetician, mini-manicures by special guest @shopLVX, vegan bites and libations while you shop the NEW collection. Grab your girl pals + RSVP at www.mimosasandfacials.splashthat.com. LIMITED SPACE #slaynaturally #Miami ™️@shopjacqs


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Hey Miami! We are thrilled to announce that @thegemwithin and @simmi.di.teacha will be hosting @shopjacqs NEW Collection launch event “Mimosas and Mini-Facials” THIS SATURDAY, December 2nd at the beautiful @underthemangotreemiami in Miami Beach. Come with your girl squad and enjoy complimentary mini-facials from a licensed Esthetician, mini-manicures by special guest @shopLVX, vegan bites and libations while you shop the NEW collection. Grab your girl pals + RSVP at www.mimosasandfacials.splashthat.com. LIMITED SPACE #slaynaturally #Miami ™️@shopjacqs


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Hey Miami! We are thrilled to announce that @thegemwithin and @simmi.di.teacha will be hosting @shopjacqs NEW Collection launch event “Mimosas and Mini-Facials” THIS SATURDAY, December 2nd at the beautiful @underthemangotreemiami in Miami Beach. Come with your girl squad and enjoy complimentary mini-facials from a licensed Esthetician, mini-manicures by special guest @shopLVX, vegan bites and libations while you shop the NEW collection. Grab your girl pals + RSVP at www.mimosasandfacials.splashthat.com. LIMITED SPACE #slaynaturally #Miami ™️@shopjacqs


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✨Spread your wings and fly✨ 💎:@jahsenme #mcm


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💎✨Be patient. Everything is coming together.✨ #repost @thegoodquote


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✨Train for the trial you are not yet in. Dress for job that you want not the job you have. Dance like nobody is watching. Because every new level has a new devil.✨💎 #repost @amberlyalene


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✨Happy Friday Gems✨💎


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✨“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”✨💎 #repost @celinataughtyou


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💎✨”No one understands us like us”✨ #repost @_amestyle


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✨Your difference brings color to the world!✨💎:@starvemarve


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✨ "It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to, has power over you, If you allow it." ✨#repost @bunchmagazine


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✨It does not take the world to make you feel secure or confident...It is all YOU, so embrace yourself!✨ 💎: @nilbambu


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✨ Sometimes we focus so much on what others think that we forget how it affects us.✨💎 #repost @refinery29


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✨Check out this 💎@thebstinger a #southflorida wardrobe stylist, style expert and fashion blogger!✨


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✨Be true to yourself.✨ #repost @darling


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✨Be bold. Be creative. Be strong. Be YOU!✨ 💎: @va_musyk


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💎✨It takes great courage to say yes to being empty and allow light to shine your way.✨ #repost @luna_aesthetic_


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✨Vision is the true creative rhythm.✨ 💎: @kdmofo #repost @drnickstheory


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✨Don’t overthink it!✨Happy Tuesday gems 💎 #repost @iamcjhart


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Gem for Gems ✨💎🌴Click the link in the bio and Check out my curated event list for the curious explorer in Miami this week! ✨✨💎Subscribe to the blog to get this weekly guide and other special surprises each week! Artwork: @illjill


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✨It might be a tough time right now but always remember the bigger picture.✨💎 #repost @abenton


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It starts within you! ✨💎 #Happymonday #youreagem


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✨Be patient...and trust the process.✨ 💎 #repost @girlboss 📷: @bynwabugo


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🍂Happy November!!!🍁 ✨@venusroots is a platform created by Niki Thaís, that explores topics such as race, mental health, gender and female empowerment (to name a few), through poetry,prose and creative writing.✨💎 . . . . . #TheGemWithin #TheGemCollective #WeeklyGemsGuide #explore #Miamicreatives #femmepreneurs #Entrepreneurs #Wynwood #supportlocalfl #blackgirljoy #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlfly #femalesarethefututre #supportlocalmiami #blackbusiness #miamiunder40


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✨Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted. The dark times, the long route, and the setbacks prepare us for the next step. For me that next step is the relaunch of my blog, The Gem Within.✨ A platform rooted in faith and community - focused on connecting, curating and highlighting “Gems” within, around and abroad. ✨A safe space to facilitate conversations, discovering and uncovering the special things within and around us as we power through this thing called LIFE. 💡I am so excited to share much more with you the next few days. For now enjoy the site and let me know what you think. I truly love and thank you all for the support. Special shoutout to the shooter @elroiphoto, hand jewelry designer @blavkjewelry and new logo by @illjil.


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Take the time to invest in you. Explore your desires and your dreams. Be your own best friend ✨💎


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✨✨@foolies is a clothing and Lifestyle Empowerment Brand designed to inspire black millennials to "foolishly" chase their dreams. Follow @foolies now to order your inspirational gear 💎:@allthatiskim 📸: @foolies


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✨⚡️Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud. 💎How to stop the comparison💎: -Water your own Grass -Be aware of your success -Celebrate it -Appreciate where you are -Be Grateful -Turn comparison into inspiration -Be your own Ally -Compare yourself with you ✨Loving this shot of the beautiful writer and activist @catlantxo 📷: @venusroots


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Open up your blinds, rise and shine. 📷: @dchaussee


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✨⚡️The Ultimate Summer Glow Up, GLOW, a Summer Day Party. // #Vendors #Vibes #BGM// #SwagBags, #PopUpPhotoshootExperience, #FreebiesGiveaways // #DayParty // ✨Let's celebrate #BlackGirlMagic and the limitless creativity and beauty we radiate! ALL are welcome! //click the splashthat link in the bio of either @glowdayparty or @the.gemcollective to get all the deets & info you need to join THE GLOW GANG✨🌴 // #THEGLOWUP artwork: @illjil


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Today is the day, Just Do it✨⚡️#repost @hartbreak


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✨⚡️The Ultimate Summer Glow Up, GLOW, a Summer Day Party. // #Vendors #Vibes #BGM// #SwagBags, #PopUpPhotoshootExperience, #FreebiesGiveaways // #DayParty // ✨Let's celebrate #BlackGirlMagic and the limitless creativity and beauty we radiate! ALL are welcome! //click the splashthat link in the bio of either @glowdayparty or @the.gemcollective to get all the deets & info you need to join THE GLOW GANG✨🌴 // #THEGLOWUP artwork: @illjil


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✨A Seat At The Table //Ready to connect? Stay tuned for the next installment. ⚡️🎥: @girlmeetsfilm


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✨💎 @iamspinelli brought all the vibes✨#ASeatAtTheTable #WCW


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WCW vibes ✨✨ ⚡️Collaboration > competition


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The effortless @va_musyk✨✨✨#ASeatAtTheTable


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Maxim the Gem, Creator of @enbois.originals at✨A Seat At The Table✨


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#TBT, The beautiful writer/activist, @catlantiguaxo✨A Seat at The Table✨is not your average networking affair; it's an opportunity for young, like-minded individuals to collaborate and openly share their knowledge. 📸: @polyanahonorato


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Melanin magic✨✨💎 @tamikajmusic


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✨Views from A Seat At The Table ✨


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✨Views from A Seat At The Table ✨💫


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✨Views from A Seat At The Table ✨💫


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💎Whether the media is ready or not, the narrative is changing. Miami women are unapologetically crafting, creating, and collaborating at a level that is dismantling outdated assumptions. Our creative and enthusiastic hubs are blossoming into movements that can’t be ignored. I hope the world is ready. ✨✨✨✨✨ 💎This is part of the Miami Girls Redefined campaign directed by Cat Lantigua with visuals executed by Art of Bae. Through our creative and ambitious pursuits together we are redefining what it means to be a "Miami Girl”. ✨✨✨✨✨ 💎**Stay tuned with @catlantxo for updates on how to get your hands on the exclusive Miami Girls Redefined Zine!** 📸: @thatscrispi


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✨✨She is a passionate storyteller and lover of all things different. A Jill-of-all trades of some sorts, she is a writer and entrepreneur she is a; follower of Christ, self care advocate but essentially she is a young woman on a journey to fulfill her God-given, purpose and identity. ✨✨Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for community fuels her desire to create more opportunities for connectivity, intimacy and respect amongst the global creative community💎She is a #MiamiGirlRedefined💎 ✨✨This is part of the Miami Girls Redefined campaign directed by Cat Lantigua with visuals executed by Art of Bae. Through our creative and ambitious pursuits together we are redefining what it means to be a "Miami Girl”. **Stay tuned with @catlantxo for updates on how to get your hands on the exclusive Miami Girls Redefined Zine!**


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