Me practicing my mugshot because people keep trying me.
This is a conversation with a male TSA agent at JFK
TSA agent: I just wanna say even though you have one leg I think you’re still beautiful
Me: that’s not a compliment!
Him: I’m just saying ....
Me: NO it’s not a compliment that’s like saying “even though you’re black I still think you’re beautiful”
Him: I’m sorry
Me: 👁 👁
Him: Have a nice day!
Me: have the day you deserve.
✈️ #bye👋🏿 📷: @unscripted_moments
#WhereTo with @uber : NYFW- yesterday I kicked off fashion week with an amazing meeting at the @Instagram office then to the opening reception of the Access+Ability exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum- featuring 70 innovative designs - and did I mention that one of the covers I designed with @alleles is currently displayed at the museum 🙀- Thanks to my friends at @uber for getting me there in one piece and wrinkle free 🤣go watch a slow mo vid of that suit in action in my story 😉 #mamacax#sponsored 📷 : @unscripted_moments
#Valentinesday is around the corner and I plan to celebrate with my growing plant collection and the new @katyperry INDI fragrance. I’m dedicating this time to self-care by creating more happy corners in my home. 🌵 🌵🌵To see more head to my story or visit link in bio. #mamacax#WhatMakesYouINDI
Because this lewk was too good to not give a close up. This week, I’ve done my makeup using only 3 items- 1. Brown pencil(used on lips,brows and to accentuate cheekbones) 2. Mascara 3. Lip gloss( for lips, cheeks and eyelids)- and for a special day red lipstick used on lips, or eyelids.
I think I stumbled on a little piece of heaven in Brooklyn, a tea lovers’ paradise😍😍 #mamacax#brooklynmagic#teawithmilkplease (for tea etiquette check my story)
All packed the day before my flight, definitely a first, is this what adulthood feels like 🤣😂. I’m usually the kind of person to complete my packing minutes before leaving my apartment.
I rarely forget to pack something important and that’s because my packing list is divided into 3 sections ( a mental list that is.)
TIER 1: things that I absolutely need.
-prosthetic leg charger -meds (if any)
-eyebrow pencil 👀 —————————————————————————————
TIER 2: basic things I need to make my trip pleasant
-phone ( some people would put that in tier 1 depending on your needs. I once travelled through Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand for 3 mths without a phone 🤷🏾♀️) -toiletries
- camera , accessories, extra leg covers, book/magazine, extra shoes, make-up.
In December you may recall I did a 🤫secret shoot in Spain, well this was the location. It was cold but I had such an amazing crew to work with. Can’t wait to share some behind the scene pictures in a few.
the Red walls in Valencia by architect Ricardo Bofill. #mamacax
Just cheffed up some steak w/ rosemary sweet potatoes topped with mushroom sauce , if you want the full recipe just call me on this vintage phone 🤷🏾♀️😍😍😍😍 #mamacaxcooks#mamacax
Most of my friends are PROUD immigrants/kids of immigrants- from our food to our clothings our cultures bring so much to the world. Much of the struggles our countries #excolonies face today are a result of colonialism and imperialism. In the face of it all, what makes us special is our resilience. So NO we will not let a dirty cheeto #Trump🙄 who can barely form a proper sentence tell us we come from “shit holes”. Mama Cāx a daughter of immigrants raised in Haiti.
Last winter I wrote an article for @crwnmag titled “self-Love as religion” and it’s out now. I completely forgot exactly what I wrote but had some people send me messages quoting sections of it and I keep thinking did I really write this? 🤔 Where is that optimistic and wise Cax?😂-
Thank you to the wonderful woman you sent me this message “Read your piece in Crwn last night and knew that I instantly wanted to share it with my 6th grade girls that are in my girls’ club. I read it to them and then I had them write affirmations that they can read to themselves everyday. Thank you for your words. They are very inspirational to me and my students. ❤️❤️” Sometimes we lose the little fire that keeps us going so thank you to all of you for always reminding me why it’s important to keep going.
A quote from the article -“ I love my body. Seems like such an egocentric statement but when when you are a black cancer survivor, covered in scars and happen to be an amputee, an act of self-love is a rebellious one. For it challenges everything you’ve learned about beauty.” #mamacax
Headwrap : @fanmdjanm
A friend sent this video in our friend’s group chat asking “How EXTRA is Cax is this video?”, I pulled up with leather gloves, big ass coat and broches🤣😂 Check out this cool video I shot for @the.root - I rarely watch videos I make cause I hate my voice and that damn crooked tooth on the bottom right + I have facial expressions for 3 generations😂. But This was a fun video to shoot so for full version, click link in bio. ( correction- I have 15 leg covers not 15 prosthetic legs 🤭🤫)