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Nikisha Riley (@nikishariley) Instagram photos and videos
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This is my son @bkJaden at his high school prom with his beautiful girlfriend Alexa. . . . @bkJaden I’m so proud of you! My heart beams the way I see you love on people including your girlfriend. Once you let anyone in your life I know they can count on you to be there through the good & the bad. You don’t know how to do anything half way. You give your all or nothing. You treat people like they are your family no matter what age or background they are. And the respect you have for women would make a lot of grown men cry and feel ashamed. You treat women like queens that have souls and not objects for your own pleasure. A lot of grown men could learn a lot from you. And many times I find myself shaking my head, like how does this almost 18yr old boy know how to treat women better than a lot of grown men! . . . I’ve learned so much about you and about myself just by watching how you care for and love others. I’ve realized you have my heart. Yes, you got something from your mom! You’re a lover and healer just like me. You love to love on people, take care of them, nurture them, and bring out the best in them. You are yourself & make people feel comfortable to be themselves because you’re so honest, silly & fun. Your swag is on 💯 too, the Brooklyn way 🙌🏽. Any person that you allow in your life is damn lucky to have you, because you are so special and extraordinary! I love you to the moon Pooh Bear! 🐻❤️ You are a king!👑 . . . #highschoolprom #prom2018 #son #proudmom #teenmom #singlemom #momandson #couplegoals #themomentyourealizeyoureraisingsomeoneshusband #blackboysrock #blackboys #blackboyswag #carefreeblackboy #blackboyjoy #blackboymagic
It takes so much courage, strength, and maturity to stay vulnerable in a world where most people just use each other and make people so disposable. This shit is not easy by any means. It requires opening yourself up and maybe being disappointed, rejected, or let down. But it’s the only way to weed out the surface and superficial. It’s the only way to connect with something that’s real and what’s meant for you. It’s the only way we can experience real life and love. So no matter how many times you may feel disappointed or rejected from opening yourself up and being vulnerable, don’t change, don’t stop being vulnerable. Just take your time and do your best to discern if it’s a safe space to open up. Even then it’s not guaranteed. But one day it will all make sense and it will be worth it. Me, talking to my mutha fukkin self ! Because sometimes I don’t know if I want to be hard or soft after all the shit I’ve endured. But sometimes if you’re like me you can’t help it and the softness & vulnerability eventually surfaces. #empath . Photo by @katherinesquier
The last few months I’ve been reflecting on what happiness looks like for me. I got divorced last year & went through one of the toughest times of my life. I lost a lot of who I was during many of my relationships including my marriage. Seeds of doubt & insecurity had been planted in me without even knowing because of failed relationships & not getting the love I truly deserved & desired from my significant others. I started to wonder if I was still even attractive or interesting anymore because I didn’t feel desired in my marriage for many years. It didn’t matter how many men were trying to get with me or complimenting me if I wasn’t getting the same attention at home. So that did a lot of damage. I’ve been diligently working on that the last few months with the help of my therapist using the Talkspace app, which I love, & the amazing loved ones in my life. Reminding myself everyday that I am an incredible woman, I am attractive, I am special, & I have a hell of a lot to offer even if I wasn’t treated that way. . . . Now I look in that mirror everyday & remember who the fukk I am! I’m a grown woman! I need to live in my skin & be who I am & live my authentic life. And not let my scattered insecurities run through my mind. I have to stop them dead in their tracks. Remind myself of the great things about me & be who I am. . . . So far happiness to me is living authentically, acting like the bad bitch I am, not settling in any aspect of my life & not letting failed relationships or how a man treats me, define how I feel about myself. I’m happier than I’ve been in a long time. I still have a lot to learn. I’m setting more boundaries & I’m never settling or letting any person, let alone a man plant seeds of insecurity & doubt in me ever again. The way someone chooses to love me is on them & has nothing to do with me. But what I am in charge of is what I believe I deserve & what I allow. I’m stepping into this new chapter of my life not stressing anything or anyone anymore. If anything or anyone is meant for me I won’t have to chase it, play games, or beg for what I know I want & deserve. What’s meant for me will come & it will be effortless. Photo by @rileyblanks
Not all positive changes feel positive in the beginning. Remember that next time you’re scared to open that new door, or you feel heart broken, or at a loss. It’s the hardest part, but once you push past it you’ll realize change was the best thing that could have ever happened to you. . I can’t believe I’m wearing all this color though! This maybe the last time y’all see this much color on me. 😂 . . . #igotmyhappyback #mamashappy #gotmyvibranceback #changeyourmindset #manifesting #positivemindset
I had a blast being profiled for @express. I shared some of my favorite spots here in Austin. Such a bitter sweet moment since I’m moving to LA in 2 months. Check out my interview by clicking the link in the bio. FYI, this gingham skirt is fire 🔥 for my curvy girls! It’s got a lot of stretch which was perfect for my hips and bootay! 😝 . . . Interview by my new bae @marjon_carlos. ❤️
On international women’s day I happen to be going through some major shit. I don’t have a beautiful picture to share & a caption that makes me sound amazing. I want to let all women & men know that I hold space for those of you who aren’t doing ok. Those who feel hopeless, lost, like they failed, feel heart broken, traumatized, abused, neglected, overlooked, rejected, struggling with illness or disorders. I hold space for you. . . . Please don’t believe for a second that someone’s life is better than yours or that they don’t go through hardships just because all you see is a very well curated Instagram feed. It’s not true! I realize part of my gift is to be vulnerable & not give a shit what people think. So here I am being vulnerable because I know someone out there needs more of this than some bullshit pep talk with a beautiful photo. It’s all getting so redundant & old for me. I hope it’s a trend that disappears as fast as it got popular. Because the truth is, social media isn’t the truth. People are only showing you what they want you to see. They aren’t showing you when they feel hopeless, defeated, broken, insecure, or when they are jealous & competing. They are showing you their best selves. I hope to be part of the movement that breaks that cycle. . . . I am hurting today. I know I’ll be better & stronger tomorrow. I have faith that whatever I’m hurting over now will just be a bad memory I can chalk up to a life lesson that made me stronger & even more loving & vulnerable. I hope you feel safe in this space to be authentically you in a world where curated feeds & perfect lives are idolized. You don’t have to be ok all the time to prove your a successful or positive human being. . . . Life comes with ups & downs. It’s how we choose to deal with the bad times that defines how we will live. It’s ok to not know, to feel fukked up, it’s ok to fail, to slide back into old bad habits, it’s ok to feel it all! Just don’t stay there. Whatever you do don’t be hard on yourself & forgive yourself. You have to believe better days are ahead. It’s the only way to manifest that shit! . . . This shit ain’t easy for some of us. But it can be done! Let’s do this together.
And how brave are you for letting go of everything that’s no longer for you. . . . 🧠 Our mind is so powerful that it can make us believe we need belongings, situations, & relationships. And out of this fear we hold on to them for dear life. Are these things getting in the way of your own personal growth or happiness? . . . 🔸Cultivate your intuition & awareness of your life as it is right now. Go inward by meditating & nurturing that deep knowingness. By going inward we find the aspects of our lives that are no longer serving us. The first step in letting go is acknowledging that which no longer serves you. You can also ask yourself that if you let go of this thing, situation, or relationship, & you knew for sure you were gonna be better off with no problems, would you let go? If the answer is yes, then you really want to do it. Most of us won’t let go out of fear. We create the worse possible outcomes & psych ourselves out. Then we end up settling & convincing ourselves that we made the right decision & end up living with regrets. . . 🔸Once you have acknowledged that it is time for you to let go, your mind might begin to flood your thoughts with reasons of why you shouldn’t. Nostalgia, possibility, opportunity. Remember to accept that you know letting go is the right thing for you to do. Our brains are so powerful that we have the scientific capability of constantly rewiring it. Our brains get wired to what becomes routine in our life. So even if the routine is unhealthy, toxic, or preventing us from growing, it starts to feel comfortable & even good for us. If we push past the fear & discomfort, we rewire our brains & eventually that discomfort or fear we feel disappears. Stay positive through meditating on positive thoughts & kicking out the negative ones throughout the day. There is nothing wrong with feeling sadness or fear. Feel it & then release it. Please don’t live in those feelings or you won’t evolve. . . . 🔸Maybe the hardest part of letting go is trusting that there is more to come. Patience is key in this part of life. Whenever we put in the work to let go of what’s not serving us, it makes room for something even more wonderful to happen. ✨
I was out here trying to live my best life during my shoot with @express today, and this fakking Captain Spock toe had to make a debut. 😒 . . . Anywho, shout out to curvy girls, the girls with non-model bodies getting a chance to work with big brands, finally! I’m loving the diversity that’s happening. And it’s happening because we want it and are demanding it! ⛱💦 . . . #tattoosleeve #tattoogirls #tattedgirls #curvygirl #slimthickgirls #slimthickchick
Benefits of CBD Oil (it’s not the same as regular hemp oil): . . . It can be hard to distinguish between hemp oil, CBD hemp oil & the same product obtained from medical marijuana. In the end, they all refer to the same plant, right? . . . Yes & no. These products are obtained from the same source, but different parts of the marijuana plant are used for producing the oil, & this is why the final products have different characteristics & effects. CBD extracts are produced directly from cannabis flowers that are up to 15% CBD. . . . CBD oil is a supplement & excellent source of nutrients containing powerful antioxidants whose strength is greater than that of vitamin C & E, that can be safely consumed by kids & adults as part of their daily diet. Unlike “cannabis oil” (referred to as high THC oil), CBD hemp oil is legal, & is not psychoactive, meaning that it does not cause one to “get high”. Responsible for this “getting high” effect is THC, a compound that is naturally found in the cannabis plant, but is not included in CBD Hemp oils. . . . CBD stimulates the ECS. The human body contains its own endocannabinoid system (ECS), which houses various cannabinoid receptors. The chemical compounds that interact with the ECS support memory, mood, brain reward systems, & energy balance. The ECS system has also been found to be beneficial in combating depression, anxiety, & increasing appetite. CBD naturally acts on the ECS system’s signals to increase receptor function & flow, with no psychoactive reactions in the body. The effects of CBD oil is felt within minutes of taking it, for instance if you’re taking it for anxiety. . . . CBD oil can prevent or treat various conditions: 🔸Combats anxiety & depression disorders 🔸Autism 🔸Arthritis 🔸Diabetes 🔸Gastrointestinal disorders 🔸epilepsy 🔸Bipolar & PTSD 🔸Multiple sclerosis 🔸Parkinson's disease 🔸Blood sugar 🔸Blood pressure 🔸Schizophrenia 🔸Fibromyalgia 🔸Cancer 🔸Promote bone growth 🔸Reduce inflammation 🔸Relieve pain 🔸Protects nervous system 🔸Nausea & vomiting . . . The brand I’m holding is @charlottesweb_california . It does a great job at easing any bouts of anxiety I may get & helps my insomnia. It’s taken orally.
Brooklyn Kish: Music is an everyday thing for me and I listen to all types, so of course it’s important for me to listen to it before and during my workout. It gets me motivated when I’m not in the mood to workout. . . . Music is a form of meditation so it can have a very positive impact on your daily life. Listen to music that gets you hype and puts you in crush it mode when you’re working out. I promise you it works! You can check out my Spotify playlist “Get It” if you’d like to hear what I’m listening to now during my workouts. I think my Spotify name is Nikisha Riley. 😂 . . . #workoutmotivation #musiclover #gymlife #healthyliving #depression #anxiety #meditation #adhd #gad #workingout #healthyliving #livingholistically #holisticliving #morelife #feelinggood #move #selfcare #movelikeyouloveyourself #selflove #healthylifestyle #enjoyinglife #carefreeblackgirl #brooklyngirls #brooklyngirlsbelike