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{#OurProject52} 1/52 – Who Are You?


Who am I? I’m a whole lot of things, a scribbled scrabbled mess at times, a polished lady at others. This week’s prompt gave me the opportunity to really think about the things that make me me.

make me me…Mimi. Get it?!

I digress.

For this first challenge I really wanted to portray a number of self shot photos showing all of the aspects of who I am and the roles I play. Of course I had a sick child, and a whole list of other things that took priority and needless to say I only have one picture to post today.

Kind of glad it worked out that way because I want you all to know that every week this won’t be about perfection but everything about trying, learning and connecting. Please feel free to ask questions in the comments, and don’t forget to pop over to see Lashawn at Everyday Eyecandy to see her weekly post.

So who am I?

I am Mimi, wife, mother, friend, blogger, dishwasher, hair braider, carpool driver, cook, maid, picture taker, sunglass lover, Tory burch fan, coffee drinker, infamous ranter, joke teller, ugly crier, thrower of things and lover of wet and wild lipstick….There’s more but this will do for today.

The one picture I was able to capture this week with my camera and tripod is descriptive of just one part of who I am but a part that I give a lot of me to.  I am honored to walk in the shadows of phenomenal women, who nearly 107 years ago blazed trails to create the first Greek lettered organization for African American woman. I am an Alpha Kappa Alpha woman.

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Tripod Tip: There is never a need for you not to be in a photo. Purchase an affordable tripod and remote and shoot yourself. Keep in mind when shooting with a tripod, keep it low. Do not fully extend the tripod, keep it shorter than you for a different angle.

Project 52

It’s your turn! Don’t have a blog, include the link from your photo on Instagram to join the link up. Looking forward to seeing what you shot last week! Be sure to join the party with hashtag #OurProject52 and don’t forget to tag us in your blog posts. The more the merrier! See you next week with “Morning”



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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Kita
    January 8, 2015 at 8:37 am

    I am trying to do the morning one now. I put my posts up in my weekly round up on Saturdays. Omm the tripod thing…see what had happened was I bought one……then took it back to the store because I could not part with my money. *hangs head in shame*
    Kita recently posted..Start using social media for your small business

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      LaShawn
      January 8, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Ma’am……..
      LaShawn recently posted..#OurProject52 Week 1: Unconventional Self Portraits

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      Mimi
      January 8, 2015 at 9:44 am

      But did you get the most expensive one? I mean $15 would get you right or you can go the $3 at a garage sale route like I did!

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        Kita
        January 8, 2015 at 9:49 am

        I got one for $40 on sale. I was so excited then I got home and I was like I don’t need it. I started missing my two 20’s they were in my wallet for a whole week…..so I got them back. I am going to check on craigslist I know I can find one that’s cheaper.
        Kita recently posted..Start using social media for your small business

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    LaShawn
    January 8, 2015 at 9:36 am

    LOOOOVE the pose just love it!
    LaShawn recently posted..#OurProject52 Week 1: Unconventional Self Portraits

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    Christina Jones
    January 8, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Werk Mimi! Love it!
    Christina Jones recently posted..Sample Sunday: from Fall In Love Again

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    Louida
    January 8, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Thanks Mimi for the tripod tip. I just purchased one over the holidays and didn’t know I shouldn’t fully extend my tripod. I love your pose girl!
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    Tia
    January 8, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Great photo. This is going to sound so dumb but I have to ask because I can’t see it… Where is the remote and how does all that work? I know I can set my camera to snap pics but I have to haul butt to my spot and pose. *I might need to go to YouTube and get my life real quick.*
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      Mimi
      January 8, 2015 at 11:39 am

      There is few second delay after you hit the button, so I focus and then throw it on the ground. It’s in the grass! As far as how it works, your camera has to have remote capability, once you set it you just point the remote at the sensor and it will beep to let you know it received the signal and then throw it down!

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        Tia
        January 8, 2015 at 11:56 am

        Gotcha! Gotta see if my camera has remote capability…
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    Charlotte
    January 8, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Love Love this Mimi! Yay, I’m so excited for this project lol! Hoping to have mine up tomorrow! Great post and picture!
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      Mimi
      January 8, 2015 at 11:40 am

      Can’t wait to see Charlotte!

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    Trina - Baby Shopaholic
    January 8, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I need to get on board! You do “do” a lot of things. Crazy how we have to be some many people in one.
    Trina – Baby Shopaholic recently posted..Skinny Red Sangria #SweetNLowStars

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      Mimi
      January 8, 2015 at 11:40 am

      Girl! Think about we do and are proficient at many things!

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    Michellette "Mimi" Green
    January 8, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    I LOVE THIS!!! I need to get my entire life so I can join in. I have a tripod, but ummm what is this remote you speak of? I need that in my life.
    Michellette “Mimi” Green recently posted..How do you help the shy kid?

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    tara romasanta
    January 8, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    awesome to see you, mimi! one of the many things i dig about this image is the way the branches create leading lines into you, and your bottom arm leads the eye back.

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    I Am Here
    January 8, 2015 at 7:32 pm

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    Teems
    January 9, 2015 at 1:27 am

    I love the angle of this shot. I still haven’t bought a remote yet. I am ready for a new camera. The one I have now works when it feels like but I am still in… Cheers to the next 51 weeks!
    Teems recently posted..Who are you? #OurProject52 {Week 1}

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    Sonya
    January 9, 2015 at 2:45 am

    Cute photo! I need to invest in a tripod and see if my camera will work with a remote. I would love to be able to get shots of our whole family.
    Sonya recently posted..Who Am I? Week 1 #OurProject52

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    Daenel T
    January 9, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Hey Mimi! Great picture… Isn’t it funny how women are so many different things, yet the world only really sees us as “wife” or “mom”? We’re complex!

    PS My aunts are AKAs too!
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    Morning! #OurProject52 - MimiCuteLips
    January 15, 2015 at 10:16 am

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    robincharmagne
    January 16, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Soror you are posing! Love it and the post. This is an awesome challenge. Good tips!

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