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A little Monday motivation and one of our favorite quotes - continue to kick ass my friends!! 💕 #FlyDuo
Small Business, Entrepreneurs Workshop at @circuitwoodstock.
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Great group today. A lotta great info and good reminders on customer acquisition and related....snacks generously provided by “The Pie 🥧 Bar” in Woodstock. Never hurts connecting with other smart people.
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Jonathan and the rest of the Economic Development team have been putting together some nice groups topics - well done.👍🏾
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I’m def noticing the work their putting in to speaker and topic choices. They care about getting it right; and it shows. I’m liking what I’m seeing so far.
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If you’ve gotten a chance to peep this co-working space, what’s your verdict? You enjoying your experiences there too?
The Circuit Woodstock
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Workshop.
"Be yourself long enough and they'll pay you to be you." 💕 Photo: @iamcardib @nymag @hassanhajjaj_larache #DoYou #MoneyMoves #FlyDuo⠀

Get it girl. 💕 #FlyDuo⠀
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While in Jordan we got to experience one of the most amazing sunsets in the Wadi Rum desert.
This site (a project we did in 2012) is a perfect example of what I was talking about in my previous post. Kinky Green (a brand new startup at the time) is a Black and Woman-owned business. If you look closely at her logo - this is something the owner is very proud of. The focus of her business is high-end sustainable sex toys and products for discerning women. She wanted a high-end look n' feel that spoke to women of all ethnicities. Since the products are not her own, we needed to create an aesthetic that brought many different products from many different brands together under one roof in a way that would feel as if they all belonged to a single brand.
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In doing that, as you can see from the pages shown, evocative photography was an important component of that aesthetic. ALL of the photos shown (outside of the product photos) are stock photos which took HOURS upon HOURS of curation. Notice the POC...this was literally the best representation of diversity we could find that worked within the aesthetic we were aiming for. While there is nothing inherently wrong with these photos - they're all beautiful - there is clearly an aesthetic or two missing. In fact, the main image (not shown here) that was used on the Homepage was a white woman (for a Black owned company). I cannot explain to you how much that breaks my heart.
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So, when I say high-end editorial with sex appeal - THIS is what I mean. Yes, this happens to be a site overtly related to sex appeal, but it's not the only example I have, just the most obvious.
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Sincerely, patiently waiting...while also thinking of a master plan. 😉 @lauryndoll #FlyDuo
I HAD TO REPOST THIS!! Lauryn is speaking so much truth right here. We've been saying the Black Stock Photo market NEEDS this for YEARS!! Sex appeal, body diversity, and straight up editorial, please and thank you. 🙌🏻🙌🏾⠀
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As an unapologetic digital agency that caters primarly to unapologetic Black Women and people of color (POC) - it's vital. I hate that we have to make it a point to tell new clients if they want a high-end editorial look, or anything with sex appeal that showcases POC (aka, them), they'll need a photo shoot because it just doesn't exist in the stock photo market - no matter how high end.⠀
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POC deserve better. If huge ass companies can find and use quality stock photos for their marketing why on earth shouldn't small businesses of color (or those catering to POC) be able to find the same. Most businesses want quality photos that look great and speak to their audience; it isn't always necessary to have a photo shoot done in order to do that. ⠀
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As a designer, I browse stock photo catalogs regularly, and like Lauryn said, there is plenty to choose from if you're looking for a white face, but literally a handful (or less) for POC. The ones that do exist are so light skinned that I feel guilty using them (ie. colorism). I want to help our clients speak to their audience through visuals. Give them something they and their clientele/customers can relate to. But we just can't do that with the current state of stock photography, and it breaks our heart.⠀
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Over the past few years, we've seen a few POC Stock Photo sites pop up, but we're still waiting for the high-end, editorial photos, including those with sex appeal and body diversity. They're def improving, especially the most recent relationship ones from @brwnstock (beautiful!!), but we need more!! #FlyDuo⠀
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#REPOST via @lauryndoll "My aesthetic is unapologetic in bold, beautiful sex appeal. Sexiness, sensuality, and luxury are who I am - who my people are.⠀
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But I know sometimes you may look at my IG and think, “She’s black and thick with a fat ass. Why so many skinny ass white girls?” Lack of representation."⠀
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PLEASE visit Lauryn's page for the rest - no more room!! 😩
Dear Coffee, I miss you. #FlyDuo 📷 @6luxedesigns
“You musn't be afraid to sparkle a little brighter darling.” – Kirsten Kaeln #FlyDuo 📷 @Beyonce
Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them. #FlyDuo 📷 @thelittlemodel_
My boo and I were matching for pictures the other night 😎 #motherandson #matching #burgundy #navyblue #plaid #wecute #flyduo #LoveHim #instabest #instadaily
Issa Word. #FlyDuo⠀
A little something we put together last year for the boutique music firm, J'Vu Entertainment. This little beauty is built on our custom *Statamic website theme, PAPR.
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In need of a beautiful website with a foundation to grow with you? Get in touch! Our PAPR and Luxe themes may be just what you need to get started. (🔗 in bio)⠀
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*Statamic enables us to build amazing flat-file content management systems. ...Did you know that at FMP we use Wordpress 0.01% of the time? 😲 You heard right, and with good reason! Curious about why, or what other options are available? Let's chat! Feel free to shoot us an email. #FlyDuo
Is it Monday already? But we don't wanna... #FlyDuo 📷 @jessicanaziri
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Weekend Vibezzzzzz... #FlyDuo⠀⠀⠀
Cotton Candy 💕 #FlyDuo | "You do what you want when you poppin." - @i.slay.well
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