I can’t tell you how many times people have introduced me to their best friends as, “She’s my Gayle.” The reason our friendship has worked for over 40 years, without arguments or fallouts, is that we’ve always been happy with our own lives. A true friend can’t be jealous of you, or want to take advantage of you in any way. Ever since we met in 1976, we’ve been doing the same thing. Listening. Talking. Laughing (a lot). Building dreams. Cheering. Being a shoulder to cry on. Speaking the truth. Being the truth. And now? Posing for our FIRST @oprahmagazine cover for September’s friendship issue. Link in bio for more. 📸: @ruvenafanador
In the beginning was the Word. Toni Morrison took the word and turned it into a Song…of Solomon, of Sula, Beloved, Mercy, Paradise Love, and more. She was our conscience. Our seer. Our truth-teller. She was a magician with language, who understood the Power of words. She used them to roil us, to wake us, to educate us and help us grapple with our deepest wounds and try to comprehend them. It is exhilarating and life-enhancing every time I read and share her work. This pic was her first appearance on the Oprah Show. She was Empress-Supreme among writers. Long may her WORDS reign!
Sometimes it is a pretty hot move tho (credit & consent: @jay.nedaj)
Fur real... 🙄 (credit & consent: @Xv.king)
Saw this beautiful group of unicorns do their mother f-ing thing last night. It’s like they are extraordinary talented assassins that go and murder the venue each night like clock work! Love you guys.
100% reliable and effective (credit & consent: HenpeckedHal)
The new Old Town Road video is amazing (link in bio).
I need answers. (credit & consent: DickFooDog)
Time heals all wounds (credit & consent: Klondikebar)
Everyone’s safe including all the animals. Thank you for your service. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾#mauipolicedepartment #mauifiredepartment #mauihumanesociety
This ever happen to y’all...You start out on one side and get edged out of your own bed. #3dognight 😂
Explain it pls. (credit & consent: Lifeofajay98)
Most comfortable show I’ve done EVER! IN SNEAKERS 👟👟 Almost burned last night’s heels but instead I gave them to an audience member in tonight’s show. All I have to say to her is: Wear them, put them in your closet, use them as sculpture…just bless your feet 🤣🤣 Thank you, Edmonton! Last stop: Vancouver! #PathMadeClear
Actual spirit child 🖤 (credit & consent: dreeaaxo)
Calgary I loved being with you tonite🇨🇦...but my feet died about 20 minutes into the show. Could you tell?! The pitch of the shoe was killing the balls of my feet and I could barely move. Looking for a fire pit to burn these shoes!🔥🔥 #PathMadeClear
Thank you Montreal. 3 cheers to you all and loved walking in your beautiful Mount Royal Park! Now off to Calgary tonight! If you’re coming to the show, I want to know: Where are you on your path and what is the dream you hold for yourself? Link in bio for tickets. #PathMadeClear 🇨🇦
When you see all the new Captain Underpants books and you can only get one (credit & consent: @vvitchymama)
Everyone says Canadians are kind and that was proven especially true in Montréal tonight. Thank you for giving me your Sunday night, I loved being with you. Enjoy the Toronto @raptors parade tomorrow! #PathMadeClear 🇨🇦
Many thanks for the reminder. Pretty sure it was Fergie tho (credit & consent: @sarkastik_samurai)
Give this post a like if you just snapped at least 5 times while reading this (credit & consent: @kellenmesoftly)
Keanu 2020 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (credit & consent: KemziLinzi)
Good happy magical Saturday morning to all. Get outside if ya can today. I’m going 🐌 snail hunting with the little and dirt biking. What’s everyone else doing?
H🤯O🤯L🤯Y 💩💩💩 (credit & consent: @ isuperduck on Twitter)
What’s everyone else doing on hump day? My creative partner / life partner is on his honeymoon. And i literally and pacing in the office and don’t know what to do with myself. Reid!! Come home!! Now!! Like right now!! Thanks bye!!
And what about this scene? @niecynash1 you killed it with @msisisking. Still haunted by @whentheyseeus. If you haven’t seen yet...please do. And for everyone who says it’s “hard to watch,” think about the people who still find it “hard to live.” All those families impacted! So proud of my sister friend @ava!
Me and you little tail feather, running through fairytales forever. let’s go. #leicaQ
We get it Marco Polo, you explore. (credit & consent: @emilio_oilime)
This is a very important slide show. (credit & consent: @_bambs)
Must be nice (credit & consent: SaintLust)
This is some relatable content (credit & consent: @rb_simmons)
#MagicMikeLive takin’ over the world! So pumped to announce @MagicMikeLiveBerlin on #GNTM, coming November 26th to Club Theater at @Potsdamer_Platz. www.magicmikeberlin.de #MagicMikeLiveBerlin
I don’t know who this guy is but he sure is happy to graduate! I shook hands with all 571 members of @coloradocollege's Class of 2019 and gave them a copy of The Path Made Clear. 📸: Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
LET’S GET IT (credit & consent: @tr.ishna)
Flawless landing honestly
I’m making these swinging chairs for my dirt track. They are so simple it’s a forehead smack that i haven’t thought of something like this. 🤦🏻♂️ thank you to the genius that created these. You my good sir are a treasure. Now can you come fix our political system? Thanks bye.
I lost a game of Jenga to Jessica Cornish. The loser (me) had to post a picture the other person (Jessica Cornish) picked... Smh and fml... I’m never playing Jenga with her ever again... 🚿 + 🐰 📸 : @jessiej
Today I accepted the @hollywoodreporter’s Empowerment in Entertainment Award in honor of their new inclusion initiative, The Young Executives Fellowship. Students in underserved schools will be given the chance to access the business, marketing, and filmmaking side of Hollywood, all with the intention of empowering this next generation. Check out my stories for more on the luncheon. #Empowerment 📸: @ruvenafanador
I’ve known these girls since they were 12 and 13 coming to my school. Graduating from college. Grad school. Now our first wedding. Looking for the perfect dress. #biglifemoment❣️
Tonight is the night I make all my new friends for the year
Moto GP!! 1st podium!!!
Yooooo!!! (credit & consent: EmmiaTweets on Twitter)
I’m listening... universe, world, people, friends, self... i am listening. What do i need to hear? God?
I miss you everyday.
She’s precious (credit & consent: @dumb.thicc)
Maya would have been 91 today! This is my favorite picture of us. Even in death I feel the “unbroken continuity” of her mother-sister-friendship referenced in the Henry Scott Holland canon 🙏🏽❤️ Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away to the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, That, we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect. Without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same that it ever was. There is absolute unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you. For an interval. Somewhere. Very near. Just around the corner. All is well.
Man this last week was magic.
Wishing you the happiest day filled with all the love and all the light. You came into this world on this day and lit it on fire. You have blessed our eyes, our ears, our hearts and our lives. So thank you for just being you. You are so very special. Happy birthday Baby.
I’m about to fight this dude
Ok..... so we need to talk about this alleged mystery pooper.
Little something i started at a little day sculpting workshop i took. Stay on that learning grind people. 🐰mask. Hehe 🙃
Wanna get Lifted?!! So many of you are. It makes me so happy that 5 million downloads are resonating across the planet. I’ve been binge listening myself. And I declare, I still learn something new and rejuvenating every time. We’re halfway through our 10 part series. Come binge with me on #ANewEarth and feel the Lift!
Look who came for lunch director extraordinaire @nadinelabaki and her producer husband Khaled. I love their movie #Capernaum so much. If you get the chance , See it!
I’m so excited to share with you the first look at our new scripted drama #DavidMakesMan. I knew as soon as I heard the pitch from @octarell_again that this was something that the world needed to see.
Can’t stop thinking about this movie. #Capernaum Saw it 3 days ago. Didn’t know when I watched it that the cast members were real people. Including these 2 phenomenal kids. Story of a young boy who sues his parents to stop having children they can’t afford. It’s about that and so much more. Surviving the daily traumas of being poor,proving your existence matters with no “papers.” Was nominated for Golden Globes. Hope the same happens for Oscars so more people can see it. Really worthy of your time. #Capernaum means chaos.
I couldn’t think of a better way to show how powerful and intense this season of @iyanlavanzant is going to be, besides showing you this. Iyanla stirring that tea cup gives me chills ☕️Everybody, breathe. The new season of #FixMyLife starts Tonight, 9p|8c.
@EckhartTolle has had a profound influence on me. Join Eckhart Tolle and me for a very special 10-part @SuperSoul Podcast series. This is one of my all-time favorite things to talk about. Quiet your mind, get your ego in check, and live a fully present life. Join us every Monday, beginning TODAY. Find it on Apple Podcasts or wherever you like to listen.
What’s #MyWhy for being a proud @WW member? I’m looking for balance. I have a real appreciation for every day that I wake up with a healthy mind and body. Everybody has their own reason to get healthy. What's yours? Visit ww.com to join us. #WellnessThatWorks #ForEveryBody #OWandWW
I’ll see you again baby girl. But you’ll always be with me. Always. Thank you Norman jean Roy for this memory.
So serious when try’in to get back to that 2003 P Diddy Sean John runway show look. Hahaha 😂🤣#bluesteele #calmdown #timetohitthegym
Just met this wonderful South African artist @nelsonmakamo and did some art shopping. This painting is called “Naledi”reminded me of my younger self.
The #MagicMikeLDN launch was a dream come true! Thank you to our new @HippodromeCasino family, our team, and everyone who helped make this happen! Where do you think we should bring #MagicMikeLive next?
Good morning! Breakfast in London windows wide open. Feeling the love. So sending love back to all.
Thank you all for your kind words and condolences regarding my mother Vernita Lee’s passing. It gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a good life and is now at Peace.🙏🏾✝️
Look who I got to meet! Little @KaaviaJames, the miracle baby! Kaavia James, you are SO loved by your parents. Couldn’t be happier for @GabUnion and @DwyaneWade. I talk with them about their path to parenthood…this conversation is for every parent and anyone who became a family in their own way. Our television exclusive airs on OWN 12/8 at 8/7c.
A first: never seen this many Black directors in one room. All celebrating Ms. Cicely Tyson and her honorary Oscar!! Can you name them all?
My three moods today. Lee Jeffries you are a magician and a soul conjuring photographer. Your images give me faith in searching for truth through art. Thank you for these man!
Here at the Academy Governor’s Awards celebrating Royalty! Ms.Cicely Tyson’s getting a long overdue Oscar! And yes that IS THe Anita Hill standing behind chair!
Thanks @umasslowell for a great evening. And special thanks to scholarship students for your impressive letters.
This woman just poured her heart out on stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Whoever was there got to witness something special. Wow.
RIP Stan. Thank you for all your joy and light. You created worlds and universes for us all to play in. Hope you’re laughing wherever you are.
Congratulations Chrishaunda on your new book. Hope it helps girls everywhere accept and love themselves.
#FBF to hanging with the #SMALLFOOT gang at last weekend's junket and premiere. @SMALLFOOTMovie is NOW PLAYING. Take the kids. Take a friend. Take yourself. You won’t regret it.
So my daughter giving the lone 🤟 sing at her school assembly today just confirmed what i already knew. She cool AF!! And that i will never even come close to how f-ing cool she is. I’m proud and feeling some pangs of dad dork growing. Just look at this pic if you ever need help. It has done a lot for me. Ok good night.
Today we celebrated First Responders in our little town with a new commemorative stamp. It was an honor to thank them for their Bravery and service. True heroes all!
Ralph.. thanks for 50 yrs of designing dreams, telling stories,thru fashion. Loved celebrating #RL50 with you.
I still can’t believe how much bounty you get from a few seedlings. Anyone else growing tomatoes? Mine are poppin’ right now! #harvestday
This was my attempt at creating a sculpture of Picasso’s Guitarist. It’s was starting out ok. Then i had to get different clay for the hands. Then my daughter destroyed it. Hahahaha oh well. Start a new.
Want to send a shout out to my boy @MaddoxGrayson! This young buck just produced his first song. http://bit.ly/mgscottypippin
Some people are hiking others have decided to shop! #HelloMontenegro
Rip Corey I’ll never forget your crazy ass. I love you with all my heart. All my prayers to your beautiful family.
This new doc opens today it’s fearlessly revealing. Watched last night, woke up thinking about it.Footage we’ve never seen. Revelations we’ve never heard. A lot of questions answered. Excellent job @LisaErspamer and team!
One of the most incredible men I’ve ever met. Today on the @SuperSoul podcast, Anthony Ray Hinton’s gripping story. For more, pick up his memoir—my latest Book Club selection, ‘The Sun Does Shine’.
Things bout to get real in London!
Nothing like breaking through to a new understanding of something that seemed impossible just days before.
These guys just killed it on #BGT to help us announce that #MagicMikeLive will officially land in LONDON this November. Get your tickets to the first #MagicMikeLDN shows and make sure you’re following us on our newly launched @MagicMikeLiveLDN. You never know what might happen! http://www.magicmikelondon.com [link in my bio]
You know just drinking my morning affirmations. 👸
Well, It looks like I lost my daughter in the jundland wastes. This is the last pic i have of her. #tatooinebaby.
Unicorns do exist.
I love drawing on airplane napkins. Haha i tried to draw a woman with antlers. 😬🤔... hmmmm Better luck next time.