Repost from @native_hawaiian_plants via On this day, July 31st 1843, British Adm. Richard Thomas ordered the Hawaiian flag raised after a five month long illegal British occupation of the islands.  This day later became Hawaiʻi’s first national holiday known as “Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea” or “Restoration Day”. It was also when King Kamehameha III uttered the words “Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono”, “the sovereignty of the land is preserved in righteousness”, which became the Hawaiian national motto. The area where the raising of the flag took place was then dedicated to Adm. Thomas and named Thomas Square in 1850, making it Hawaiʻi’s first and oldest park.  The street north of the park was named “King Street” in honor of Kamehameha III and the street south of the park was named “Beretania” in honor of Great Britain. The parks pathways were later designed to match that of the British Union jack as seen from above.  Happy Restoration Day!!! 🇬🇧Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea 2⃣0⃣1⃣4⃣ @lahoihoiea #LāHoʻihoʻiEa #LāHoʻihoʻiEa2014 #RestoreOurEa #Ea #HawaiianNation #HawaiianKingdom #Hawaiʻi #OʻahuIsland #ThomasSquare #Summer2014 #NaneaLo #History  #July262014 #HawaiianHistory #KānakaMaoli #Kānka #ProudToBeHawaiian #HILIFE

Repost from @native_hawaiian_plants via On this day, July 31st 1843, British Adm. Richard Thomas ordered the Hawaiian flag raised after a five month long illegal British occupation of the islands. This day later became Hawaiʻi’s first national holiday known as “Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea” or “Restoration Day”. It was also when King Kamehameha III uttered the words “Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono”, “the sovereignty of the land is preserved in righteousness”, which became the Hawaiian national motto. The area where the raising of the flag took place was then dedicated to Adm. Thomas and named Thomas Square in 1850, making it Hawaiʻi’s first and oldest park. The street north of the park was named “King Street” in honor of Kamehameha III and the street south of the park was named “Beretania” in honor of Great Britain. The parks pathways were later designed to match that of the British Union jack as seen from above. Happy Restoration Day!!! 🇬🇧Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea 2⃣0⃣1⃣4⃣ @lahoihoiea #LāHoʻihoʻiEa #LāHoʻihoʻiEa2014 #RestoreOurEa #Ea #HawaiianNation #HawaiianKingdom #Hawaiʻi #OʻahuIsland #ThomasSquare #Summer2014 #NaneaLo #History #July262014 #HawaiianHistory #KānakaMaoli #Kānka #ProudToBeHawaiian #HILIFE

becauseiamawoman
I love my naked body like few other things in the world. It is mine, to do with as I please. It carries me through this life and has allowed me many things I didn’t expect. It changes and morphs into new versions of itself and I love all of them. I decorate her with tattoos and take her out dancing. I could never be ashamed or embarrassed of her…I’m not exposed or exploited when I am naked. That would be applying someone else’s expectations onto my body…When I am naked I am not brave or vulnerable or there for you. When I am naked, I am divine.