Shekira @shekiraf
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Mother to @jai_at_play 👑 Born in Bronx, NY. Live in NJ. Autism Mommy & Advocate. Artist. Writer. Business/Collabs: [email protected]
1k Posts
4k Followers
1k Following
Mother to @jai_at_play 👑 Born in Bronx, NY. Live in NJ. Autism Mommy & Advocate. Artist. Writer. Business/Collabs: [email protected]
In honor of #TransformationTuesday, here’s Jaiden cosplaying as the dope artwork of @chuckstyless titled “Been Super Boy! 2” 👑 I cut the mask out of some tribal print fabric I have at the house (I tried) and used a lot of Spirit Gum to get it to stay on his face. Then did some freestyle drawings on the pics! 🙌🏾 #art #artist #inspiration #creativity #drawing #digitaldrawing #transformation #cosplay #painting #facepaint #love #freestyle #autism #super #makeup #fabric #autismawareness #diversity #inclusion #mommy #son #parenting #support #blackart #sidebyside #supportblackart #melanin
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I decided to create a Weekly Content Calendar for myself! This will be the basis of my posts for a while, possibly from this point forward. So in honor of “Motivation Monday”, here are a few reasons I created one, in case this may help someone else. 1. I don’t like to post just to post something, so with a Content Calendar, I’ll always know what to write/post about- it helps me plan ahead 2. Helps me with my Content across all social media platforms 3. Keeps things fresh, varied, and engaging 4. Makes it easier to take things from Idea Mode to Action Mode 5. Assists with keeping Content relevant to my business/goals 6. Allows me to engage more with you guys because I’m not putting posts together last minute I’m excited to give this a shot! Being a creative, I know I need some structure to better organize all of my ideas 🙏🏾🙌🏾 #content #contentcalendar #structure #organization #creative #calendar #entrepreneur #business #art #artist #strategy #inspiration #motivation #motivationmonday #autism #autismawareness #cosplay #blogging #shoutout #girlboss #socialmedia #plan #analytics #goals #contentcreator
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First, I want to say thank you again to Gino of @bey@beyond_willpower_podcast for reaching out to me and sharing my journey of being an Autism Parent 🙏🏾 It is clear that he loves what he does and that he is living in his purpose. It was my first ever podcast interview and it went so well! I even cried at one point, as I sometimes do when thinking about Jaiden and our journey, and how much love I have for him. Plus, it was a powerful conversation! Please check it out if you get the chance 💙 Posted @withrepost • @beyond_willpower_podcast 🚨NEW EPISODE 🚨 Motherhood and Autism Today’s episode features @shekiraf She is a champion for the Autism community. @jai_at_play We speak on Blessings and struggles with caring for an autistic child Please reach out to her on social media and see how you can help #aut#autismawareness #autism #inspiration #love #support #positivity #acceptance #inclusion #diversity #story #blessed #mommy #son #entrepreneur #goodnews #asd #specialneeds #parenting #podcast #lifecoach #speakersofinstagram #publicspeaking
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This is from 2016 😂💙 Jaiden has been a character and full of personality for as long as I can remember. And he’s still confident that his “Spanish” is on point lol though he does know some actual words and their meanings now! #autism #autismawareness #acceptance #fun #silly #personality #character #asd #specialneeds #laughs #diy #art #artist #creative #journey #speech #language #love #support #inspiration #positivity #spanish #throwback #mommy #son #parenting
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Had to repost because this video is actually clearer than the other one ☺️ I absolutely love this video that People Magazine @people put together of our journey with Art and Autism 💙🙏🏾 They shared it on their Facebook, not sure if they will share it on here, but I had to! We are so grateful for the love and support. #autism #autismawareness #peoplemagazine #love #support #inspiration #art #artist #creativity #story #goodnews #positivity #representationmatters #asd #specialneeds #inclusion #diversity #paint #facepaint #cosplay #makeup #mommy #son #parenting #superhero #blackboyjoy #melanin
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It’s another #FreestyleFriday! Today we did another one of his favorite characters, Pikachu. Between his friends, classmates, and teachers seeing him on TV and his fun, creative hair paintings, Jaiden is having even more fun at school. He genuinely likes the positive attention lol 💙👑 #autism #autismawareness #art #artist #creativity #painting #facepaint #hair #makeup #pokemon #pikachu #cosplay #inspiration #positivity #asd #specialneeds #transformation #confidence #inclusion #diversity #mommy #son #parenting #blackboyjoy #melanin
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I wrote this poem for Jaiden a few years ago, and it still holds true today 💙 This was truly from the heart, so from one heart who loves a child with Autism to the many others I’ve met (and haven’t met yet) along the years, this is for all of us! Please share and/or tag someone you think would like to read this! Much love to everyone in the Autism Community 💙 Believe me when I say, All that you are, and all that you aren’t, Does not make you a victim Sometimes rules a meant to be broken. Together, let us revel in sensations of elation With any breakthroughs in communication, No feat too small for celebration. Understand there are no limitations, Besides the ones we create in our own minds. Know that the chains that restrict you, From saying what you want to say, Singing the songs you want to sing, They will never be too powerful to hold you from your dreams. So dance like no one’s watching, But still, we’ll let them watch And may they learn to live like they hear that music, Feel those rhythms Self-expression in every day messes. Although fearful, I can’t hold you captive, isolate you, Clip your wings in fear of society’s persecutions. So fly with the Eagles that soar, Dive with the Sharks that swim, Play with the Lions that roar. And be assured, That in moments of overwhelment, In feelings of excitement, Your spirit is characteristically wild. Not so much to be tamed, I’d much rather they listen. For there is no discrimination From a heart that loves a child with Autism. -Written By Shekira Farrell #autism #autismawareness #acceptance #poem #positivity #inspiration #inclusion #diversity #asd #specialneeds #love #support #understanding #freedom #optimism #journey #life #faith #parenting #mightytogether #mommy #son #blessed
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Earlier today, Jaiden started talking about a student in his class that bothers him a lot and that he considers annoying. Then he got real deep on me, and I had to ask him to repeat what he said. I was in awe of his reaction to the situation. To simplify it, he said that sometimes kids are bad because one part of their life is bad. And that they are bad in school because they want us to understand the bad thing in their life, and they want us to fix it. Then he said “But I don’t know how to fix that.” I told him that sometimes we can’t fix it, as much as we may want to, because we don’t know exactly what’s wrong. His response to that was: “Yup...so the next day, I’m gonna go back to school and talk to (his classmate) in lunch, and I’m gonna explain like ‘What happened?’ ‘How did you become so mean and annoying?’ and then if they tell the teacher, I’m gonna say, ‘I wanna tell you what’s up so I can try to fix it, maybe...I just want to understand what’s happening.’” He was so genuinely concerned and determined to try to fix the problem. He’s one of the good ones, for sure 💙🙏🏾
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