Real Love

You can love who you are Without ever offending anyone else… Well at least in my eyes Thats exactly how it is supposed to be… And Truth is, Theres nothing new here Cause hatred Is what success brings… But then who can We hold accountable And of that demographic Who cares enough to do Something about the madness… Passive Activists Moderately average Moderating patterns Of behaviors That supports The systematics Fuck your diplomatics… We have a hard enough time Staying sane as we maneuver Through the traffic, And ten years later, We find ourselves wondering what happened? We use to … Continue reading Real Love

Two Words

This morning I woke up to 3 green notifications on my iPhone screen. “Account Overdrawn. Balance -$30.50. To transfer funds…” Damn. My story isn’t unique. I’m 20 something with half of a college degree, a heap of debt, and a job I hate that can’t possibly pay me enough to afford life in this decade. (Is it possible to have too many unread emails from Sallie Mae? I’m asking for a friend.) How can I fix this? How can I make more money? Easy. Get another job, work more hours, spend less time pursuing your dreams, stop attending events, and work. Work … Continue reading Two Words

Shave her head, would you still find her beautiful? Without makeup, or those nice designer clothes with those red bottoms, would you still allow her in? Flat chest, no ass. All you choose to see is her skin. A society that puts more value in materials, rather than one’s spiritual substance. The definition of beauty has been twisted, tied, forever knotted. One can not look in the mirror without seeing flaws. Why is no one satisfied with what God blessed them with? Can’t you see how much we have rotted? Creations of God but how many see it that way? Beings of light, essence of love. But a person can still be judged for not having Kardashian’s luck. Mocked for being yourself, mocked for who you chose to be. No wonder the only thing anyone wants to do is flee. In a world that teaches us to hate ourselves, compare ourselves. Program us to want to be someone else. I make the decision, to love myself. What you deem as “flaws” and “imperfections”, I see as heavenly written directions. I am exactly the way, God has envisioned me to be. So tell me again, who are you, to define beauty that lies within?

Continue reading Shave her head, would you still find her beautiful? Without makeup, or those nice designer clothes with those red bottoms, would you still allow her in? Flat chest, no ass. All you choose to see is her skin. A society that puts more value in materials, rather than one’s spiritual substance. The definition of beauty has been twisted, tied, forever knotted. One can not look in the mirror without seeing flaws. Why is no one satisfied with what God blessed them with? Can’t you see how much we have rotted? Creations of God but how many see it that way? Beings of light, essence of love. But a person can still be judged for not having Kardashian’s luck. Mocked for being yourself, mocked for who you chose to be. No wonder the only thing anyone wants to do is flee. In a world that teaches us to hate ourselves, compare ourselves. Program us to want to be someone else. I make the decision, to love myself. What you deem as “flaws” and “imperfections”, I see as heavenly written directions. I am exactly the way, God has envisioned me to be. So tell me again, who are you, to define beauty that lies within?

Impossible – Therosia Reynolds – Summer 17 Rooted Minds Blog Poetry Contest Submission

Impossible by Therosia Reynolds So impossible tried talking to me today Asking if these dreams were worth my focus everyday Breaking down the probability Of impossibility The Likely Outcome Each line more Fear, some Than the last Finally I gasped … Continue reading Impossible – Therosia Reynolds – Summer 17 Rooted Minds Blog Poetry Contest Submission

Live Your Life by Sir Esemon Raymond – Rooted Minds Blog Summer 17 Poetry Contest Submission

Live This One… Girl, wipe your face, You knew he wasn’t right! Put on a smile, you’ll make it through the night Your, mama told you, you shouldn’t trust that boy Now he done left you and he took your … Continue reading Live Your Life by Sir Esemon Raymond – Rooted Minds Blog Summer 17 Poetry Contest Submission

#Goals by Madi Gipson – Rooted Minds Blog Summer 17 Poetry Contest Submission

I fell in love again Something I thought wouldn’t happen A reason I chose to fend… for myself The walls I had started to rebuild You took down brick by brick The emptiness I was beginning to feel Was filled … Continue reading #Goals by Madi Gipson – Rooted Minds Blog Summer 17 Poetry Contest Submission

Free Hip-Hop Dance Classes

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching FREE DANCE CLASSES (one time $5 fee) at East Lake Park in Phx, AZ starting on Saturday July 8 at 5:15-6:15pm. Classes are for 11-18 years of age and I will be teaching about the history and foundation of Hip-Hop. If you have a young person let them know and bring them down. All the teachers are amazing so make sure to check them out! If interested click the link to sign up Continue reading Free Hip-Hop Dance Classes

Anomalous Dance Crew Classes/Open Auditions

For those who do not know I am part of a new crew called Anomalous Dance Crew (ADC). We started in December of 2016 and have been working so hard to get to where we are now. We competed at our first competition “Boogie Da Beat” in June of 2017 and continue to train, push, and grind. In October World of Dance will be coming to AZ (this is such a big deal). World of Dance is a huge international competition, people from all over the world will be coming to showcase, compete, and watch, and my crew plans on competing. … Continue reading Anomalous Dance Crew Classes/Open Auditions