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Lauryn Roca | Tallahassee, Fl
October 2014

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Lauryn Roca | Tallahassee, Fl
October 2014

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I’ve got a bunch of new images from my shoot with Lauryn. It’s incredible to work with people that appreciate the photographic process and are into giving ideas a chance. Stoked to post a few of the other photos we created.

.mB.

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mashable:

Monica Lewinsky just joined Twitter with a simple message: #HereWeGo [via]

how’s this chicks first tweet gonna get more retweets than I have followers after however many years?! this is blasphemy.

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Spring Fever Tour
The Tabernacle | Atlanta, Ga
April 2013

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This photo is averaging about 250 notes a day, which is pretty neat, if you were to ask me.

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Sunset from the balcony of my 14th floor hotel room. Chillin.

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Can I sell a sunrise…

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bblackdiamonds:

prettyreckles:

relativityy:

letsl0vetonight:

I’m so obsessed with this no joke I reblog it every time I see it. 

this makes my stomach drops

only just understood this and woah it scares me

this is too real it felt like a stab in the stomach

Well, if this isn’t one of the most powerful things I’ve ever read, I really don’t know what is. Damn. 

(via permanentjetlagpleasetakemeback)

All I’m really saying, is that in the grand scheme of things:

If I had been a suspect of violently raping a woman, it would not have been swept under any rugs; whether I was guilty or not.
If I had been a suspect of violently raping a woman, I would not have had people flocking to their local photography store to pick up t-shirts with my brand on them; whether I was guilty or not.
If I had been a suspect of violently raping a woman, I would not have been given the opportunity to continue taking photographs, especially in the city where I was accused; whether I was guilty or not
If I had been a suspect of violently raping a woman, I would not have been given the opportunity to be hidden from questioning and I certainly would not have had one of the more well known universities in the country doing everything in their power to ensure my innocence in order to take an epic photograph for them; whether I was guilty or not.

There would, however, have been a full investigation into the accusations and I certainly would NOT have the entire city fighting for my innocence when only 2 people know the truth of what happened the night in question. 
What would happen, is that I would be completely blacklisted from the community. I would likely lose my child, lose my job, lose my clients, lose my credibility, and lose everything I had worked so hard for. 

The reason that I would have to face the reality of the accusations is because I do not bring millions of dollars into the university and the city. 
It’s really that simple. 

With everything coming to light in the great, grand world of Sports (and the violent culture it promotes), we need to start holding people accountable for their actions. No more 1/2 game suspensions, no more 2 game suspensions and a small fine, and certainly no more ‘boys will be boys’ bullshit. 

The way that FSU handled, and continues to handle this situation, is laughable at best. FSU made a very strong stance that the freedom of their star player is more important than the safety of the women that make up  54.8% (as of 2010) of their student population. 

This protection of athletes across the globe has got to stop. There is absolutely no reason that someone who is ‘talented’ at throwing a ball should be treated any differently than anyone else; ever. 

fine print: I am not 1 of the 2 people that knows what happened during the night in question. For all I know, Winston could be innocent and got thrown into this mess because the girl was money hungry and wanted to see her name in lights. 
With that, though, comes the other side of the coin: Maybe Winston DID do what he is accused of and had it swept under the rug because the school is money hungry and wanted to see their name in lights.

There are always 2 sides to the story. Let’s hope, for everyone’s sake, that the truth comes out and people are allowed to begin to piece their lives back together.

.mB.

(this blog post is my opinion, and my opinion only. No other humans were consulted in the making, typing, or posting of this blog post.)

themerchdude:

Watching many of my tour and regular friends raising their kids with a ton of love, discipline and respect for others brings me hope. Many of my tour friends are becoming or are parents. Some travel on tour and many work at offices taking care of the day to day operations of the tour they work…

This right here.

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First vacation I’ve had in YEARS. It feels good; it looks good.