I created this collage inspired by an interview of Noname the Chicago rapper. In the interview she talks about the importance of self love.
“Actively practice self-love. I think regardless of someone being in your corner telling you that you are valuable - even if you haven’t found a space where you feel mike you’re truly able to connect with the people around you - that actively practicing self-love is really important."-Noname
“I will never be able to change someone who has hate within them. But I can love myself and continue to grow as a human and that growth will then hopefully translate or help someone out, especially if you’re making art. I don’t wanna sound super corny or ok some hippie shit, but I believe that if people love themselves holistically, people wouldn’t want to harm other people, or wouldn’t be homophobic, or wouldn’t be racist you know? I think those kinds of very almost mentally insane ways that people feel about other people in the world is in a lot of ways linked to self-hate. If you love yourself you wouldn’t be hateful to other people. You wouldn’t have a need to. So that’s what I’m on, I’m on the tip of self-love." -Noname