Lately it seems that every time I go to put together a look it ends up being all black. While wearing black always to throw together, I decided it was time to infuse some color back into my life and I thought that this bright electric blue printed skirt and top would be just the thing to do it. I found this skirt while browsing one of my favorite online stores and I loved that the animal print wasn't the traditional black and brown. The vibrant colors makes this skirt a great traditional piece that could be worn during any season. I love that this is a true pencil skirt in the sense that the hem hits just below the knee, creating a somewhat retro vibe.
While perusing the timeline of a social site I saw the news that Nelson Mandela passed away at 95 years old. Mandela was most commonly known for being an anti-apartheid revolutionary and South African president during the mid to late 90s who spent 27 years in prison fighting for equality. Mandela was an iconic civil rights activist and his life and legacy will continuously inspire future revolutionists. I feel as though his passing emphasizes the great need social and civil leaders of today especially in the black community. I know that there are always the hardworking "everyday"people that work tirelessly for change in their neighborhoods but, with social media connecting people around the globe in tremendous ways, you would think that these tools would be utilized to elicit change on ever present issues like racism, human trafficking, and religious discrimination just to name a few. It seems to me as though there is a direct correlation between the time in which social technology such as cell phones and computers being introduced to the masses and the time in which social activism on a grand scale declined. Instead of our smart phones and tablets being used as a bullhorn to spread the message of whatever cause you believe in, they act more as distractions from the real issues in life. Its so strange that humans have managed to make a telephone, camera, computer, and game console fit into the palm of your hand effortlessly but can't seem to wrap their minds around the notion that you should love everybody despite whatever faults you think that they have. Daniel 12:4 says that knowledge would increase, so I'm guessing its just a sign of the times, but its a shame that all of this knowledge isn't being utilized for a greater good of humanity.
" No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
- Nelson Mandela