Hostage takes Over The Hard Rock
This year, I celebrated Mother's day with my parents and my grandparents. We went to church and then we had a BBQ. It was simple and full of love. I bought WAY too much food, but is that really a bad thing? Mother's Day, to me, is really a time to say "thank you" and to remind the women in our lives that they are appreciated.
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Cole & Gambino For The Win
"Kevin's Heart" finds J. Cole taking on the persona of someone who can't get away from using drugs. He relates his use of Xanax and blunts to the temptation of cheating on his girl. (Songfacts.com, 2018)
On another note, Childish Gambino released a controversial and exciting track called This is America. The director of this music video is onto something big. The song and video combo showcases the trials and tribulations of being Black in America, where our white counterparts can get away with murder while we must fend for our lives at every moment. Gambino uses satire and metaphors to show how we are so wrapped up in the hip hop culture that we oftentimes ignore the important and deadly matters at hand. Facial representations of Jim Crow and black face, white horses representing the coming of revelations, popular dance moves, sad but true depictions of America's news and a SZA cameo; THAT IS WHAT GAMBINO GAVE US!
Teacher Appreciation Week
My favorite part about teaching is growing. I have grown and matured in a way that only a child could induce. My heart is full and I am blessed for this opportunity to make a difference and to impact change.
Rising Above with Kiddos
Speaking of teaching, Becca and I had the opportunity to teach installation art classes to some of our world renown Kiddos. We taught three classes which focused on anti bullying, community service and inorganic art. Over the three weeks of class, we covered painting techniques, recycled art, abstract and installation art, and dimensional work. The proceeds for the classes were raised to donate to mission efforts in Haiti. I get as many people as I can involved with Haiti whenever I can. My life's purpose right now is directed at impacting lives. Our kids were engaged and excited to not only stay late at school and to do art, but to give back to their community.
My LAst Day at SES
I learned and mastered Adobe programming and have created awesome content nationally. So thank you SES, for being there when I needed stability and for pushing me to do more when I had overstayed my welcome. I needed all of the bad just as much as the good and I can honestly say that I am better because of my time here.
A week With Moni
My sister came to town and if you know Monica, you know she pushes boundaries, but knows how to have fun. She is careless and spontaneous. We ate at Harold's, TDH and Six Feet Under, she volunteered at my school, she gave me a photoshoot, I assisted on a professional shoot, we had a lot of great drinks, we went to see K.Dot with Ziaa, we shopped, we went to a jazz festival, had a cookout, got my car booted, spent time with Curtis, hooked up with some Hampton friends and we laughed until we cried... literally. This time with her was much needed because soon I will be in Haiti and it on't be as easy to check in. I genuinely enjoyed her even though she irks my soul. Thank you Stoopid, for making my week so much better!
Among a couple of other notable encounters, this month has made me feel blessed and excited for what is to come. Some things I have to keep to myself though lol, but I'll talk to you all in June. :*
Thank You MAy, For Showing ME so Much Love!