Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I'm not saying much at all, I don't have a topic, a rhyme, or a reason. I just wanted to write out the inside of me. Is it ok to admit heaviness when it is your job to make others feel light? Can you be human in super-human circumstances? How about being blind when you are the light, strength when weak or down when helping others up? True beauty in such circumstances is that it is alright to acknowledge and accept that there are times when you won't be what you are trying to be. It's not a lack of faith, hope, determination, or giving up. It is the point when all the many things going on around you just aren't working, and you determine that you won't hide behind the pursuit of trying to make it better. Stopping for a moment, you realize this aint it, and what am I going to do to until it is? Well, I suggest when facing yourself, put your best outfit on, look in the mirror, and tell yourself it's ok!!! Can we always escape discomfort when living and pursuing life? No, but we can be honest that we are uncomfortable, and do our best to work through it till the wave of discomfort ends...
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Diamond, strength, hard, multi-layered, solid, and hard to break. These are all words that come to mind when I hear the word "rock". Something so many of us have to be, we are challenged to not crumble under pressure, support those who need us and remain in the same formation we were found. Whether beneath the dirt, encased in a high-security pedestal, or lining a flowing riverbed, rocks have many uses, and are most necessary for everyday occurrences. Add those notions to the female species, and you pretty much have described the backbones of the world. Now, I can never be described as a man-basher, quite the contrary. I love men so much that I am not going to even take up another moment of this blog to tell you about it, we would completely go off topic. We all have our place, but living in a patriarchal society, sometimes the needs of women and girls go unnoticed or unattended to. Equal opportunity for all, yes. Statistics prove however, that there are still imbalances economically, academically and socially, especially in underdeveloped countries. Who will do anything about it?????
GIRLS WHO ROCK did. (www.girlswhorock.org) An "annual crowd-pleasing, change making concert supporting girls and education worldwide"GIRLS WHO ROCK is a production that aims to bring together the strongest voices in technology, entertainment, and design with advocation and fundraising. On Friday, May 18 at Gramercy Theatre, GIRLS WHO ROCK returned to Internet Week New York, connecting entertainment, technology, and design communities to support music, girls, and education. With non-for-profit She’s the First, they helped to sponsor girls’ education in the developing world to be the first in their families to graduate. I had the pleasure of being behind the scenes as a make-up artist for the event. If anyone knows me or a little bit about my passion of helping others, you would know that applying my love of beauty to causes that create and nurture wholeness in others, is really what my artistry is about. So again, a little joy in painting faces, meeting new people and giving my time and talent to causes that matter. ALL PHOTOS BY CHAMPIONEYEMEDIA.COM
|ME AND SOME OF MY FELLOW MUA'S|
|CO-FOUNDER CYNTHIA HELLEN OF GIRLS WHO ROCK|
|MONIQUE COLEMAN OF HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL|
|SHANTE SKYERS- MARKETING DIRECTOR, GIRLS WHO ROCK|
|MICHAEL THURBER-MUSICAL GENIUS, NEXTLAB|
|STEPHANIE RUSHFORD-EDITORIAL WRITER, GIRLS WHO ROCK|
Along with giving my time, I am also giving away some goodies. I'd like to hear your example of a "Rock" in your life in 100 words or less, whether it is someone you know, or even, YOU. I have a beauty sampler courtesy of YA IndieGround House (www.yaindiegroundhouse.com) for your enjoyment. I cannot wait to hear of how your or someone you know has ROCKED ON!!!!!