Hair light and smooth, spending at least an hour under the blow dryer, I decided today to spend the extra time I had on stretching out my cuticles. It’s been a longtime; my schedule does not permit me to sit by my hair power tools. I wanted to see how long my hair has grown, so after my hard labor was done and ran my fingers through my straight (more…)
What do I know? Cheesecake on my fork and before at the market I search out for organic fruit. In the air and I have a shot of vertigo, then again I don’t want to be heavy laden and weighed down on the floor. Is there a middle ground? Is the balance exactly even, not see-sawing in constant motion? I feel like all things and nothing at all, always in flux, what seems constant is night and day.
Nas shows you the genius in his lyrics. Poetry.
Working with the youth for the past 3 years has taught me one thing: I have turned into my mother. The realization was unsettling at first. What child wants to know that they turned into the person that they were seeking independence from ( a good portion of my life ) and now I say “It’s not so bad!”. Those “I told you so” googly eyes has been lodged into my DNA, unsuspected and comes out just as quietly. Now I’ve accepted it. Fight all I want, it won’t change much, it is already within me. (more…)
You will always find yourself naked in a room full of people when you’re an artist. Theoretically speaking, of course. There is no way you can not show that most vulnerable side of yourself whether you wanted to or not. The crowd may fall for the idea that artists having the most confidence than everyone but that may be more farther from the truth. If we want to breakdown the word ‘Confidence’, then yes we are definitely confiding in you and in ourselves, trusting it is well-received. Perhaps we are underground people-pleasers, hoping that you the audience will just like us, but we don’t want to admit it. Or going in more deeply, please ourselves. (more…)
I’m loving this.
Jamel Shabazz, a photographer and historian in his own right.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Let this year health, wealth and some much needed relaxation…
This past 2 weekends has been a great example of people coming together here in Montreal. It was kicked off with Hip Hop You Don’t Stop Festival, Black Fem Art followed by The Black Film Festival, and Sayaspora : Diaspora Speaking. Not to mention, Pop Montreal for taking place for the indie music enthusiast, the events have put a lot on the table with the main message ‘The Importance of Community’. If I didn’t take part, I was blessed to witness and by the end of the night I was smiling from ear to ear. (more…)
No divinity in static things
That take up space.
There is no glory in just “being there”.
It just sucks my lungs dry
The only running is in one place. (more…)