Thursday, June 25, 2015

City Street (he)Art

I've always wanted to showcase the city's street art. This particular piece is one I see often. It's nice to have so much art right in the middle of the city. It's dope to see artist pour out their heart and paint for us all to enjoy, breaking up the monotony of concrete and brick.This one inspired me to put a bird on it. So I did...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Why Quitting is Winning

Giving an enthusiastic & fashionable, 'nah'

Quit – verb : to stop or discontinue.
Alternate definition: To be doing something but then just be like, ‘nah.’

“Quit” is such a dirty word in our culture, like ‘taxes’ or ‘Justin Bieber‘ but I contend that the word has a bad rap.

Sometimes quitting is great – like quitting smoking, drinking or eating couch cushion stuffing ‘my strange addiction’ style (which, you know, probably don’t start that in the first place).  Quitting can be good in other, less detrimental scenarios, too...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

5 Reasons Moesha Was the Realest

Mo to the...E to the...(you know you're singing it in your head).

I like to think of myself as somewhat of a feminist – at the very least, feminist light. Like, I believe in equal pay and that women can serve in the military and be CEOs and pilots and fisher(wo)men and pirates and Jedis, but I also refuse to kill a spider myself because gross and it might eat me.

In considering it, I stared to think about who my influences were and who I would count as someone who shaped my feminist notions early on…Ruth B-Geezy? Sure. Bell Hooks? Yeah, ok. But who started me on this path to “I am woman, hear me roar or not roar because I have the right to choose so get off my back, ok?” None other than the Mo-to-the, E-to-the…

Thursday, April 2, 2015

On Pride & Loneliness

I have been a loner for a long time, both on purpose and by accident. I am a pretty textbook introvert – I love my alone/quiet time, I need it to recharge. It’s important to me. But more times than I would like to admit, I’ve been alone simply because life has worked out that way.  There have been many times through school – middle school, high school, college and grad school – where I have just found myself without people. Some close friends moved away. Others I thought were close friends just decided they had better things to do. Boyfriends decided they had people things to do… the list goes on...