Last year around this time I was wandering around Paris for work, admiring the hidden street art in all the corners and crevices of the city. This powerful little piece really spoke to me. No matter how small we feel, love is stronger than any weapon. We are fighting for peace with more peace and it’s important to remember that we are on the right side of history. Keep putting hope back into the world, even when it’s rejected...
3 days ago
We all seem to be looking for answers lately. And although many still remain unanswered, here’s one that is super simple and easy to put into practice. #Wearadamnmask! It’s that simple. Who cares how it looks? It’s not about being fashionable or convenient. It’s about keeping each other protected, safe and alive. Please be smart and encourage others to do the same...
7 days ago
When he’s too cool for a pic with mom...
10 days ago
As we celebrate the end of #Pride month, remember to spread kindness to all, well beyond June. Love is love and putting more into the world can and will make all the difference...
12 days ago
A whole mood...
15 days ago
Happy Father’s Day to my first storyteller. Thank you for instilling in me the passion to be creative. The drive to bring that creativity to life. And the determination to live my dream to the fullest despite any obstacle standing in my way. I’m so proud of you for all you’ve accomplished and continue to with every passing year. The older I get, the more I understand and the greater I appreciate. No matter the distance between us, a little bit of me is always with you and a part of you, with me. I love you to the moon and back again...
19 days ago
A lot of us didn’t learn about Juneteenth in history class. But it’s an important day for America that’s too often overlooked. I wanted to share some info about it in case you, like many, weren’t taught about this in school. It’s never too late to start educating ourselves. ⠀
June 19th is the symbolic date commemorating the end of slavery in the US. Although the Emancipation Proclamation came two and a half years earlier on January 1, 1863, many enslavers continued to hold enslaved people captive in Texas. It wasn’t until June 19, 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston to announce the end of the Civil War that the 250,000 enslaved people in Texas were freed. Since then, Juneteenth has not only become a celebration of freedom, but also a reminder that no one is free until everybody is free. ⠀
Today, it’s celebrated as a time for reflection, rejoicing, education, and remembrance. Juneteenth marks a day of major significance for all of us as Americans, and should be more widely recognized. I encourage all of you to read up on the meaning behind this historic day. Black history matters, black lives matter. Always and forever... ⠀
Illustration by @emilymgarces for @toyafromharlem’s@thatwasntinmytextbook...
21 days ago
What a wake up call. (For me, not so much for @redforddog.) So many underlined moments in Untamed by @glennondoyle. Addressing racism, sisterhood and the power women have in this fight. I can’t tell you how much I love this book...
24 days ago
#PrideMonth wouldn’t exist without
radical Black activists like #MarshaPJohnson. She was one of the loudest voices in LGBQT+ history, fighting for human rights and equal love. Today is Pride in LA, and I think we need to take a moment to praise the powerful people who paved the way for this movement.
We are still fighting for the same peace that Marsha marched for in 1969. While that’s sad to recognize, we need to keep going. ALL love is equal. Spread kindness and joy and speak out against violence and injustice not just this month, but today and every day...
a month ago
Written in stone: spread love...
a month ago
I saw this picture of #BreonnaTaylor and her little sister and my heart broke for her family and for this country, all over again. Breonna is one of many black people in America who have been senselessly killed by police officers. The officers who murdered her (while she was asleep in her own home) have still not been arrested. @aliciakeys gave Breonna’s mother her platform today because the world needs to know her story. I’ve shared to my stories. Please watch, and please #SayHerName. See below for four actionable steps you can take to demand #JusticeforBre... ⠀
1) Call Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer at (502) 574-2003 and demand he fire the officers who murdered Breonna Taylor.⠀
2) Call Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron at (502) 686-5300 and demand he CHARGE the officers who murdered Breonna Taylor.⠀
3) Call Interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder at (502) 574-7111 and demand he complete the investigation immediately and turn it over to Breonna’s lawyers and the Attorney General.⠀
4) Louisville residents, call your members of the Council and DEMAND they vote to BAN No Knock Warrants so this never happens again....
a month ago
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