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deunivory. moving into the new decade ⁣
with the intention of taking ownership⁣
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moving into the new decade ⁣ with the intention of taking ownership⁣ of rights that i have as a child of God. ⁣ ⁣ what does that look like ⁣ • speaking over my life with authority. knowing that my dreams and visions are backed by God. ⁣ • navigating the world as though everything is working in my favor. ⁣ • putting myself at there with the confidence that i am a magnet for God’s blessings, abundance + fruitful connections ⁣ • taking risks knowing that my landing place is in God. ⁣ ⁣ this chapter has been exhilarating + exhausting. i’m excited to embrace this new chapter of easefulness. ✨⁣ throwback. ⁣ #vsco #glossier #style #ootd #freepeople

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deunivory. this year i totally accepted the fact that it’s ok for my vision to ch

this year i totally accepted the fact that it’s ok for my vision to change. as i evolve + grow to love myself more and more, my tolerance for things shift, my ideas are now nurtured from a healthier place and my capacity to dream levels up. ⁣ ⁣ i’m not bound to anything but love.⁣ as long my faith doesn’t waver + i stay in alignment with God. ⁣ i am free to step into all that brings me joy. ⁣ all that serves the world in an expansive way. ⁣ i am free to shed and evolve, knowing that it’s necessary.⁣ i am free to be. ⁣ free to breathe. ⁣ free to change my mind. free to be human. free to experience life in news ways. ⁣ ⁣ the pressure is off, deun. ⁣ the pressure is off - person reading this. ⁣ ⁣ what have you been afraid to tap into or embrace because of the limited view you’ve had of yourself? #vsco #portrait #beauty

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deunivory. it’s crazy how life works: ⁣
throwback to 2018 - ⁣
i was in chicago. i

it’s crazy how life works: ⁣ throwback to 2018 - ⁣ i was in chicago. in love. in bgio. in college debt. in the midst of solidifying my identity. in the beginning stages of my entrepreneurial journey. featured in essence magazine. in apple stores worldwide. doing a pop up with glossier. on the cover of CRWN. shooting my butt off. just sure that i had reached my peak. cause you couldn’t tell me anything lol. ⁣ ⁣ ha - ⁣ crazy how life works: ⁣ i’m now between la and texas, walking this love journey with me and the Lord, now, the former art director for bgio, debt free (yasssssss), 3 years thriving in the entrepreneurial life, and leading a culture-shifting movement through my non-profit, @thebodyahomeforlove. ⁣ ⁣ the space that i’m in now is filled with so much joy, freedom and ownership of my voice. i have never been more direct, honest, transparent and unashamed in my life. every year my life looks different. my highlights are measured by impact. my joy has come through my ability to co-create with God and speak up for myself. ⁣ ⁣ i’ve walked away from a lot, but what i walked away with was worth it. i walked away with confidence, intentionality around giving myself all the things i used to search for in other people, joy, excitement and TIME for me to heal, reflect, grow and become the woman i dreamed of being. ⁣ ⁣ God is faithful ya’ll. he really is. ⁣ today, i offer myself: gratitude + non-judgment. ⁣ i offer my body: unconditional love and acceptance. ⁣ ⁣ i also, as the founder of the @thebodyahomeforlove, offer my commitment to helping black women heal through joy. ⁣ today we’re looking to secure 100 monthly donors, with a commitment of at least $5 or more a month. ⁣ ⁣ God has positioned us to impact the world like you’ve never seen. ⁣ it would be amazing if you and a few of your friends could commit to helping my team and i actualize our vision of elevating the voices of black women + creating space for us to heal through vulnerability, self-care and support. ⁣ ⁣ link in bio. share, share, share! #thebodyahomeforlove #healing #thebodylovetribe

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deunivory. self-advocacy is about offering your love language to yourself, first

self-advocacy is about offering your love language to yourself, first + always. you deserve to experience the love you pour into other people. you matter, too. ✨ cc: @thebodyahomeforlove, we’re shifting culture around how black women heal. #portrait #afro #selflove #wellness #selfcare

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doing all i can to create a legacy that lives beyond the digital world. 💭 photo by: @nnghozee #ootd #style #la #reminder #selfcare

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deunivory. joy is the absence of weight. ⁣
release + make room for new blessings.

joy is the absence of weight. ⁣ release + make room for new blessings. ⁣ new life. ⁣ and more love. 💭⁣ ⁣ 〰️⁣ luna | prints available ⁣via request art@deunivory.co⁣ ⁣ #vsco #vogue2020 #beauty #portrait⁣

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deunivory. brown sugar. 💭
#art #illustration #digitalpainting

brown sugar. 💭 #art #illustration #digitalpainting

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deunivory. keep sharing — 
your impact is far greater than any amount of instagra

keep sharing — your impact is far greater than any amount of instagram likes. 💭 #twittersawitfirst #affirmation #reminder

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deunivory. modern day mona lisa — la lisa. 💭
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another bts iphone shot of the b

modern day mona lisa — la lisa. 💭 〰️ another bts iphone shot of the beautiful @yvettecorinne for @ebi.kit. so excited to start the editing process for the images i shot on my fuji film. 😻 #beauty #portrait #blackbeauty #wellness #vsco

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i’ve recently implemented a powerful practice of asking myself: are you shrinking or expanding? ⁣ ⁣ this helps me take up space, unapologetically, by cultivating an awareness around when i’m playing small. 💭⁣ ⁣⁣ this weekend i fully embraced the light i inherited from God. it’s warm. it’s vibrant. it’s joy-full. ⁣⁣ it’s powerful and empowering. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ i’m so grateful that i’m able to take up space in such a unique way. grateful that he would allow me to experience this life as deun ivory. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ i wouldn’t have it any other way. ⁣⁣ i’ve been sharing this with all of my close friends but i always look forward to waking up the next day because of my excitement for life + the vision that i’m been called to actualize. ⁣⁣ it’s still crazy to me that i’m living the life i dreamed about. smh. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ i don’t take that for granted. ⁣⁣ especially because it hasn’t always been like this. ⁣⁣ i truly enjoy my life. not every single part is perfect. i’m still in need of healing. i’m still a work in progress. but at the same time. i’m loved, dearly. i’m blessed beyond measure and God knows my name. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ what is there to complain about, honestly. ⁣⁣ happy monday, loves. ✨⁣⁣ hair by: @moroccanchocolate glow by: God ⁣⁣ #vsco #deunselfie #portrait #beauty #affirmations

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without much effort, at all, black women naturally bring so much beauty + brilliance to the world. it’s just who we are. it’s how we were designed. i love it. 💭 i’m enamored with it. ⁣ ⁣ behind the scenes iphone capture of @yvettecorinne for @ebi.kit ✨⁣ ⁣ our shoot yesterday was absolutely magical. ahhhh!! ⁣ art direction, set design + photography by yours truly. ⁣ ⁣ who’s next. 😻⁣ ⁣ #beauty #minimal #artdirection #style #wellness

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deunivory. mood - 😻⁣
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so excited for next week. ⁣
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i’m joining @blackgirlinom

mood - 😻⁣ ⁣ so excited for next week. ⁣ ⁣ i’m joining @blackgirlinom on their expansion tour at the @theassemblysf on the 9th + 10th. i’ll be leading a workshop for my non-profit @thebodyahomeforlove + doing my last podcast for black girl in om as the co-host. whew. head over to @blackgirlinom for more info. ⁣ ⁣ i’m also meeting with @thejaneclub to talk about 2020 programming and design for @thebodyahomeforlove. the ideas my team and i are conceptualizing for how we’re shifting the narrative around black women healing from sexual trauma is truly magical. yes, Lord. ⁣ ⁣ i’m also art directing and photographing visual content for @ebi.kit , which is gonna be so beautiful. i love working with black-owned brands in the wellness and beauty space. whether it be through design, programming or content creation, all of it brings me joy. ⁣ ⁣ so much magic happening. so excited for 2020. ⁣ i’m absolutely terrified because my dreams have expanded beyond anything i could have dreamed of myself. ⁣ ⁣ i thank God for these downloads. ⁣ for the confidence. ⁣ and for the provision. ⁣ ⁣ he the realist. ⁣ ⁣ also, side note; ⁣ any designers in LA, i’m looking for pieces to wear for all my engagements. DM me, let’s chat. ✨⁣ ⁣ #affirmation #dreaming #beauty

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deunivory. #throwback — for the past month, @inglewoodsir’s entire discography ha

#throwback — for the past month, @inglewoodsir’s entire discography has been on REPEAT. the last time i felt this way about an artist was when @maxwell blessed my life with lifetime, fortunate and ascension. #chasingsummer is my favorite album. still not over hair down, john redcorn, the recipe, fire. honestly all of them. 🤦🏾‍♀️ since seven sundays dropped in 2015, i’ve been STANNING. he’s my favorite artist.

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deunivory. just here to say: 
don’t grow weary in doing good for in due time you

just here to say: don’t grow weary in doing good for in due time you will reap, if you don’t give up — galatians 6:9 #portrait #vsco

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deunivory. hey. 💭
#portrait #art #vsco

hey. 💭 #portrait #art #vsco

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deunivory. what an extraordinary week. ✨⁣
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God constantly reminds me of the nece

what an extraordinary week. ✨⁣ ⁣ God constantly reminds me of the necessity and power of showing up as my full self.⁣ ⁣ @glamourmag named me of one of the black female wellness influencers taking over. 💭 and i’m truly in awe. to be featured and interviewed alongside some of my faves in the wellness space is such an honor — especially because my wellness journey is so unique and nuanced in a way that i felt didn’t matter at one point. ⁣ ⁣ but wow. ⁣ ⁣ my contribution to the wellness world is indeed valuable + is truly empowering the lives of so many. i know this because of you all. 😭⁣ ⁣ and the icing on the cake was my keynote talk at @rebellecon yesterday. pouring into people brings me so much joy. being a black woman who unapologetically talks about the black female experience, as it relates to wellness and empowerment, in spaces that are predominantly white gives me so much life 😩. @rebellecon was insanely amazing. i was met with so much love + genuine support. i felt safe to talk about the things that mattered to me and my community. and i also got to talk about my newest baby: @thebodyahomeforlove, a non profit that uses art and wellness to empower black sexual⁣ assault survivors. ⁣ ⁣ whew. so much was shared. ⁣ i met so many beautiful people. ✨⁣ ⁣ life is good. ⁣ i’m in a beautiful place. ⁣ and i deserve to be here. ⁣ peep my stories to watch a bit of my interview. ⁣ photo by: @norypouncil 💕 ⁣ #affirmed #beauty #inspiration #empowerment

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deunivory. you miss every shot you don’t take, remember that. 💭 
muse: @honeynsi

you miss every shot you don’t take, remember that. 💭 muse: @honeynsilk #vsco #beauty #portrait #affirmations

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finding my way back home. ⁣ back to art. back to art directing. back to creating deun’s world of beauty through imagery. ⁣ ⁣ it’s been an interesting journey as a photographer this year. due to personal transitions and major life shifts, i voluntarily benched myself. irritated by instagram, the algorithms, and the game that i felt had to played in order to “be poppin”. it was too much. mainly because there were times i considered reneging on my commitment to authenticity, which is a scary place to be as an artist. ⁣ ⁣ i had to constantly remind myself that i am an artist. not just a photographer. or an illustrator. or a public speaker. or all the other beautiful things that i naturally am. ⁣ at the end of the day: i am a servant leader. ⁣ my ministry is effective because of my authenticity and the power of God flowing through me and my work. ⁣ ⁣ the moment i decide to walk away from that, all of this becomes pointless. and ineffective. ⁣ ⁣ for so long, i let instagram or rather my projection of what you all expect from me to limit my creativity. as lame as that it is, it’s a season i allowed myself to go through. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ i’m done with that tho. ⁣ it isn’t worth it. ⁣ ⁣ authenticity is my superpower. ⁣ walking away from my truth. my voice. and my calling. is too big of a risk for a few thousand likes that pale in comparison to the impact that i made because of my commitment to being me. ⁣ ⁣ hey, you. ⁣ artist person who doesn’t know which way to go. ⁣ create from your heart. ⁣ trust me, people take notice because they have no choice but to. ⁣ there is a seat at the table for you. ⁣ ⁣ muse: @honeynsilk styling and art direction: me #inspo #reflections #beauty #art #vogue #portrait

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when you’re walking in purpose, there is a certain glow about you that attracts everything meant to make the journey more easeful. ⁣ ⁣ currently in LA making all my dreams come true. 2020 i see you. 💭 ⁣ yesterday, i spent the day in brilliant dialogue with @nnghozee , my creative strategist for my arts + wellness non-profit — @thebodyahomeforlove ✨ ⁣ ⁣ our meeting with @thejaneclub was magical. we dreamed up an amazing activation experience for @sxsw, and attended an art show at @juniorhighla. ⁣ ⁣ always spend q3 + q4 planning out how you’re going to dominate the next year. ⁣ ⁣ in 2020, no games will be played. ⁣ reminder: God always makes provision for the vision he gives you. ⁣ trust it + GO. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ let’s get it. ⁣ see y’all at @rebellecon next week. ⁣ i’m the closing keynote for this amazing experience. ⁣ ⁣ i’ll be talking about all things wellness, entrepreneurship, actualizing dreams + walking in purpose. ⁣ ⁣ peep the bio link for more info. ⁣ ⁣ #dreaming #beauty #thejaneclub #la

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deunivory. don’t be afraid to leave the old you behind. ⁣
she’ll thank you later.

don’t be afraid to leave the old you behind. ⁣ she’ll thank you later. ⁣ ⁣ it’s ok to grow. ⁣ 〰️ ⁣ ⁣ ethereal, 2019 ⁣ 10 prints for sale. ⁣ ⁣ #vsco #beauty #blackwoman #blackart

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deunivory. hello, london. 💭
hair by: @moroccanchocolate

hello, london. 💭 hair by: @moroccanchocolate

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deunivory. comparisons destroy your sense of reality ⁣⁣
it amplifies a distorted

comparisons destroy your sense of reality ⁣⁣ it amplifies a distorted version of the truth. ⁣⁣ ⁣ don’t fall for it. 💭⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #beauty #notetoself #portrait

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deunivory. one of the greatest joys of being a woman is galavanting around my apa

one of the greatest joys of being a woman is galavanting around my apartment in all the clothes (or lack thereof) that bring me comfort.⁣ ⁣ i’m normally a free the boob type chick.⁣ with no desire to wear a bra because i like to feel free. but i’m also a lover of soft + pretty things that feel good on my body + to my body. so when @trueandco asked to partner with me for their bra collection, i was all ears. this bra feels like a second skin + it’s nude. i love a good nude bra. yes, lord. if you’re on the prowl for a good bra that can also serve as a cute crop top, peep @trueandco. ⁣ also, check out my story to learn more about my love for this collection. ⁣ ⁣ #beauty #trueandcopartner #ad #bra #vsco #selfportrait

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deunivory. understanding the season you’re in is imperative to your peace of mind

understanding the season you’re in is imperative to your peace of mind + ability to let go + let flow. 💭⁣ ⁣ where there is understanding, there is less resistance. where there is acceptance, there is no resistance. ⁣ ⁣ the past 8 months have consisted of coasting, spiraling, dreaming, breathing, panicking, assessing, tumbling, falling, healing, breaking, rebirthing and being made new. ⁣ ⁣ this is the season of planting seeds. ⁣ being low-key. ⁣ recalibrating ⁣ and working behind the scenes in preparation for this next era. ⁣ ⁣ nothing sucks more than being in the spotlight ⁣ when nothing feels right. ⁣ when nothing IS right, internally. ⁣ ⁣ 360 abundance requires that your personal⁣ life thrives as much as your public life. don’t neglect what needs healing. what’s needs freeing. and what needs attention. ⁣ ⁣ im trusting God through the process of walking in greatness. because it’s real work. and it requires all of you. ⁣ ⁣ 〰️⁣ ⁣ these loves notes are all spiritual downloads from God. ✨⁣ i hope it resonates with you. ⁣ also, i love lovee loveeeee these earrings from @analuisany , one of my new favorite jewelry brands. ⁣ i love minimal but thoughtfully designed accessories + their collection is full of so many gorgeous styles. i’ve been wearing these everyday for the past few weeks! they honestly go with everything. 😩⁣ ⁣ #analuisany #ad #minimal #minimaljewelry #beauty #style

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