About GirlrillaVintage the Blog

vintage graced my bones before i ever knew what grace was. humility. mama shopped free. had us convinced that we made the clothes worth something; during a time when rocking rabbit fur and knitted hats in 4th grade could get you stomped out (schoolyard pizza lol). when all the kids had the latest (bk's, guess, reeboks, gold chains), mama glorified the ‪#‎handmedown‬, dark spots on bananas. took bleach and water to mothball and avon stink, her and the scrub-board worked it out. that's why i'm so girlrillavintage-girl real with her vintage. vintage was my first home on earth and it cost me nothing. gave me courage. taught me bout grace before i even knew who she was.

Don’t crumble into a lump of sorrow

Remember, what is going to come will come. Don’t destroy your peace or crumble into a lump of sorrow and fear. Even down to your last breath.

Return to your natural state. No anxiety lives here. This is you. Calm center. Eternal. Beyond soul. Self. ⁣

Thank you. Thank you god. Thank you ancestors. Thank you universe. Thank you stillness. Thank you existence. Thank you clarity. Thank you calm. Thank you breath. Thank you scars. Thank you love. Thank you restoration. Thank you rest. Thank you death. Thank you earth. Thank you healing. Thank you…

—TheeAmazingGrace ♥️

#comebacktoyourself
#keepcalm
#thankyou
#thankyou
#thankyou

Naturenurture

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“I am never not thinking about nature, because I don’t understand a way we can be honest about who we are without understanding that we are nature.”

—Camille Dungy⁣

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#afrikanface #ancestors #authentic #blackpoets #blackscholars #camilledungy #elephantspirit #girlrillavintage #girlrillainspirations #kenyansheild #lifebeforetheboat #lionheart #locs #mendewoman #nature #roothealer #theeamazinggrace #vintagesoul #westafrican

Freedom Play

The only way is to deal with endings before starting new beginnings. I don’t want to be weighed down anymore.

*Bonus, I discovered Queen Sugar on Hulu. It’s adding such richness to my perspective. I cry and smile at the same moment. I love it!

—TheeAmazingGrace ♥️
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#afrikanface #girlrillavintage #freedomplay #healingjourney #love #nurturing #palosanto #playmore #queensugar #sandlewood #theeamazinggrace #tookamomentformyself

Global. Time. Out.

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This thing will soon be a distant memory. Will blow over despite the tragedy it is. ⁣

Yet we can’t cling to the uncertainty now, the lack of control, the pain, the fear, our fragility surrounding our fears, not knowing what’s next.⁣

We have to go inward, connect, reconnect to our souls, our ancestors, our love, our faith, our primal instincts. And we can  only save ourselves. Mindfulness perspective in the wake of this global time out.⁣

#afrikanface #breatheintoit #girlrillavintage #girlrillainspirations #globaltimeout #mindfulnesspractice #perspective #roothealer #slowdown #theeamazinggrace #weareinthistogether

Muse In the Street

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Peep shadowkeeper and those ancestors with colorful auras. How they rise up from mommy wata in the street. They give me stillness. Teach me how not to fear. A gift worth more than everything. My muse in the street. My perspective in the street. 🎨♥️🎨⁣

—TheeAmazingGrace

#afrikanface #ancestorsspeak #art #artiseverywhere #artinthestreets #colorfulaura #dontbeafraid #girlrillavintage #isaidthat #museinthestreets #r

 

oothealers #shadowkeepers #spirits #sweetlittlepoems #theeamazinggrace #watergetnoenemy

March Eleventh!

I came to the earth this day y’all! Clearly, with loads of LOVE and ANCESTRAL protection. Andddddd I got 3 “damns” and “wows” in 5 seconds including one from a redneck trucker lol! Anddd I heard a song my mama used to sing to us as I walked into my restaurant of choice. Guess this 40’s thang ready for me! Happy birfday to meeee!! 🥰😊😍

♥️ TheeAmazingGrace

#afrikanface #blackisbeutiful #fluffyandforty #funfunfun #girlrillavintage #happybirthday #itsmybirthday #thankyoumomanddad #theeamazinggrace #westafrican

Phase 4.0 Unleash the Energy

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Unleash the energy. Let it flow! There’s joy in mending what’s leaving and joy in manifesting what’s coming. I woke up this morning sobbing and chanting a phrase in a native tongue. I recorded myself, so I wouldn’t forget, but I don’t even know how to begin spelling it. My ancestors know I’m more ready than ever to access more divine and ancient wisdom. My hands and heart are stretched so wide open. I love to feel. Pour into me. Release. Receive. Ashe-O! Plus it’s Pisces season.


—TheeAmazingGrace ♥️

#afrikanface #ancestorsspeak #ancientwisdom #divineblessings #girlrillavintage #gotgele #love #piscesseason #receive #shadowkeepersandroothealers #stayopen #warpaint