It’s taken some time for me to learn to live in the present moment. I had to learn that right now I am exactly where I need to be. When working on my craft this lesson is gold. For one to capture my true essence, I must be present, must be fearless and must be, me. I can’t be distracted by what was,for that is no more. I can’t cloud my mind with what ahead, for that has yet to come. The life long task of constructing that which is Tea is indeed challenging. I choose to believe I come fully qualified and equipt for the journey. I just have to remain present, and simply be.
My fellow beings…my challenge to you,
Photography by Jason Forbes and Jose Compre
Makeup Artistry by moshoodat
Styled by Tea
Shot by themikeofficial
I grew up with Fred Crump Jr. fairy tales; get his books here. Thankful for parents that knew Representation Matters.
My mother used to read these to me every night
will never not reblog.
"Black children don’t have a problem with self-esteem, they have a problem with cultural esteem. They don’t like being AFRICAN." Dr. Molefi Kete Asante (via shaelii)
(Source: weareallafricans, via breathtakingpeopleofafrica)
"We have a girl that looks like you already…"
"You should consider another profession, we doubt that you will have any success as a model…"
"Your too tall…"
"Yea, you should really work on your hips your perfect everywhere else but…"
"You gotta really try to whiten up your book-it’s just too urban, it’s too black…"
"Well one thing you have going for you is your ambiguity, I mean your not offensively black and that’s a plus…"
No matter what anyone says. I’ve decided to show the world what I am working with and proceed to be phucking flawless.
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More of the Model Tea »> www.tierrabenton.com
Photographer: Porshe Antalan
Hair + Styling: Marquis Laurent
Make Up Artistry : Ashley Grey
"Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears." Les Brown (via thecalminside)
Govornors Ball was quite the adventure :) I’m so stankful I was able to see OutKast and share the experience with my home slice, Morgan.
Behind the scenes shots snapped with Yah Yah while on set for the Creme of Nature Campaign :) Keep a look out for the magazine shots and billboards coming soon ;)
Shot by ikeslimster