I've been on a path for awhile now. I think we both know this. But I am not afraid. I am brave and bold to face my failures and churn them out into lessons. I've been blessed beyond what my perspectives at times have allowed. I'm ready for the next moment.. I hope you are.
Happy Birthday to my dad!
this new August Greene..
It's about to get real.. well mo realer.. for mo Scrilla..
Speaking Down Barriers to host day of transformation
Music, poetry and art will be used to help bring people together to build a better community. The Day of Transformation is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Saturday in Wilde Hall at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 210 Henry Place in Spartanburg. The event is hosted by the nonprofit Speaking Down Barriers (SDB).
Today's work log: Connected with stakeholder regarding events locally - Sent 3 emails - Scheduled a follow up session - met with a mentor
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Maya Angelou 🌹
Happy Mothers Day to the woman who birthed me: Norma.. to the woman who nurtured me.. Cynthia and the woman who protected me Grandma
I'm pleased to announce that I will be curating for city of spartanburg's communications department.. discussing hiphop.. local hip-hop
Talked to my folk this week. That Taurus energy man. No Words - 639hZ - Sometimes your harmony is just right beyond your fear. just stretch. love
Get those tickets..
Remember self-discovery doesn't require a road map.. in spaces where you don't know the next step.. commune-icate.
At times, you look at yourself in the mirror and you say what is it that eye see? Is this person suitable enough for this challenge? Many times especially recently I have had to acknowledge that I'm not that guy. Can I change and adapt? Change is a constant with me. I'm always shifting. Now adapting? I've been that my whole life. Adapting to my father's rules, adapting to school rules, adapting in marriage, adapting to white supremacy, and corporate America. Adapt Adapt Adapt. When you start to unravel all the toxic mess you assumed was typical, you find out all your adaptation is critical to your cultural growth.
I've found myself disappointed because in this situation I know I'm already gone. I've attached myself to mission-driven work. It's where I'm most alive. It's where I'm most effective. Now family? I'm least effective because someone is always desiring something from me that I don't have. I find myself lying and being quite to preserve feelings and emotions. Why not just tell the truth? Oh when I do I’m the villain mostly or someone just tells me it's in my head. Everything is fine. When I look some in the eye I pain because what I am asked of and what I can deliver are two different things
I really appreciate everything people in this lifetime has done for me.. people who "signed up" for me and those from afar.
I’ve brought trauma to some and joy to some. Sadly, I care more about the trauma because of it harm to others.. I want people to experience joy and ❤️
God has brought me through so much I know in this lifetime. But the pain I've inflicted on others due to my own continous struggle tells me my approach has to change. Just acting as if things are fine isn't helping. Sometimes just addressing who you are is more honorable. But what is honor? Do it for love. That's the only love. I wanna feel love but I also understand some people are designated to continuous struggle "long suffering" they say
Many people wait for it to hit the fan to address. I was conditioned to handle things that way for YEARS. It wasn't until very recent until I really started to express my intuition and foresight for myself. Do the same for yourself. Never suffer in silence it hurts you in the long run. You subconsciously will become abusive, start resenting those around you, and devalue yourself. Talk it out.. I can't say people will understand because typically people advise based on their own plights and reasoning. Listen to how your heart flutters in situations versus where things feel forced. Your temple is saying something
Whatever inspires… Whatever permits growth…
Whatever inspires… Whatever permits growth…
Day of Transformation
Join us as we live unapologetically across our differences! Speaking Down Barriers is hosting our 1st Annual Day of Transformation on Saturday, May 19, from 10 AM to 2 PM. On the birthday of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), we will honor him, Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Cesar Chavez, inviting them to guide us into a day beyond our own imaginations!
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