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it’s become somewhat of a ritual.  alvin ailey in december.  it’s a healing to end off my year.  

dance has always been a part of my life.  it feeds my soul; the movement, the music, the emotional expression.  i was more than moved watching this amazing showcase of talent and soul.  

watch as ailey dancer rachel mclaren shows how she has grown to love herself through dance.

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it’s odd day!!

11-13-15

and i’m posting at 17:19:21

5:19pm and 21 seconds…hehe:)

being odd is all good.  

let’s face it, everyone has something about them that’s different from the next person.  so why not embrace the oddness.

since it’s the last time this entire century this will happen, go with a bang being the oddball out!!

what you gonna do to let your quirky self shine?

add day

 

Photo: Linda “Belgium” Gordon

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last week i was giddy at the idea of getting to meet famed teen book author Sharon Flake.  she is an amazing writer whose books including The Skin I’m In have changed the lives of many.

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just the thought of getting 1 on 1 time with her had me spinnin’ and scared. what could i possibly have to say to someone so GREAT?   she picked me up for breakfast and i was immediately thrown aback.  she happened to bring up that while growing up,  the way she looked at things were so different she wasn’t made to feel like she could be a writer.  she talked about how she worked in ways that were not the same as others.  ways that were challenging but they were her ways and she honored that. there was no judgement, no regrets, no trying to change…total understanding and self love. i told you she was GREAT!

the very next day i was in a training and we had to take a personality test.   after the test, the trainer went over all the points about ‘my ways’.  i started to feel an ugly shame coming up when she pointed out how much i like to plan and make lists…why couldn’t i just go with the flow?  i cringed when she mentioned my tendency to ask lots of questions. why wouldn’t i just be chill & stop being in the mix?

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i thought back to my convo with Sharon and now i see.  the best strategy is to know your self; your way of being so you understand how to make your journey through life.  NOT to feel forced to change every little part of who you are (unless you are hurting others). i’ve got my querks and i’m getting to know them well. no changing here…

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lots of girls are buzzing about the documentary ‘imagine a future’ that was produced by Black Girls Rock, Inc.  and is part of the P & G My Black is Beautiful campaign. it comes on tonight at 10pm (est) on BET networks.  

the movie is about a girls journey to discovering her beauty and strength.

i can’t wait to tweet while watching it

make sure to join me and thousands others and check out the show

give me a shout out and let me know what you think of it @sassysagesays 

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women’s history month is coming to an end.  we have been hearing all this talk from sheryl sandberg about girls/women making sure we are sitting ‘at the table’ with men. beyonce telling others to bow down!

is having a month (a mere 31 days) focused on women too small time & not ballsy enough?

what do you think? here’s what i have to say…


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