To The Max! by The I Am Root Collective, The Color 8 Band and Friends at The Rebel Lounge.

SPOKEN WORD| LIVE MUSIC| ART| Live Performances by: Truth B Told Pat Price Ronnie Dijon Jay Tatum Louie Fish Patricia Ross The I Am Root Collective: Dom Root, DJ Godzilla, Stefani Monet, and Fransisco Phoenics. The Color 8 Band: Clevpro, … Continue reading To The Max! by The I Am Root Collective, The Color 8 Band and Friends at The Rebel Lounge.

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?

To The Max! by The I Am Root Collective, The Color 8 Band and Friends at The Rebel Lounge.

SPOKEN WORD| LIVE MUSIC| ART| Live Performances by: Truth B Told Pat Price Ronnie Dijon Jay Tatum Louie Fish Patricia Ross The I Am Root Collective: Dom Root, DJ Godzilla, Stefani Monet, and Fransisco Phoenics. The Color 8 Band: Clevpro, … Continue reading To The Max! by The I Am Root Collective, The Color 8 Band and Friends at The Rebel Lounge.

JUS GRO OPEN MIC

10pm   Pull up for our Poetry Night at Moroccan Paradise!   Located at ‘1212 E. Apache Blvd Tempe, AZ 85281’   Let us welcome you to the #JusGro experience. We have a dope night of poetry, art, music, comedy and more set-up every 2nd & 4th Saturdays – starting this July 8th. Sign-ups will be first come, first serve, so get in where you fit in.   #WeTheArt   Sounds by DJ Godzilla Hosted by Fransisco Phoenics Beats by @DomRoot Drums – @AntBonDrums     – – – Doors Open @ 9:00 pm Sign-ups Begin at 9:30 pm   … Continue reading JUS GRO OPEN MIC

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

It took me 4 years to open my heart to him and it was terrifying: Pt. 2

Children can be so demanding. It’s like, I can’t even be mad at them though. They have no idea the level of emotional exhaustion I am experiencing at this very moment. They have no idea the way my anxiety has consistently peaked over the last two weeks. They don’t know that I have been more self-destructive over the past 16 days than I have in my entire life. They don’t know anything at all aside from the fact that I am loving, caring and fun. They know when they walk into my art class each day this summer that they … Continue reading It took me 4 years to open my heart to him and it was terrifying: Pt. 2