Saturday, 20 June 2015

Currently in JUNE

Reading... Women In The Word my first official #SheReadsTruth Plan as my book of June, can't wait to order the tangible book! When I've got a little more pesh that is...

Playing... hide and seek with school work...

Watching... Orange is the New Black Season 3. ugh I neeeeed subtitles!

Trying... to think positive.

Eating... more bagels since the bagel place now has a branch in the central. part of the city yaaaay and oops.

Drinking... cranberry juice, which I love, most people don't seem to like it but I've always loved that sour taste :)

Calling... my friend who's father died a lot more lately.

Pinning... wedding plans with my recently engaged friend.

Tweeting... very little.

Going... a little stir crazeh...

Loving... God.

Hating... school, work, not sleeping all the time.

Discovering... my quiet.

Thinking... about that camera I almost bought but someone else bought a day early, cue sadface. Hashtag dream killer...

Feeling... a lot of feels...mostly confusion.

Hoping... my motivation returns...and I understand the necessity of this now.

Listening... a lot of gospel rap.

Celebrating... the progress of the set we're working on for our upcoming show!

Smelling... baby powder oil, love that stuff!

Thanking...  God for forgiveness, grace, The Word and His love.

Considering... giving in, crawling into a tight ball under warm covers and sleeping forevaaaaaaaaaaaah.

Starting... that overdue essay...

Finishing... that overdue essay?

Peace. Love. Chill.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

International Albinism Awareness Day 2015

The UN appointed June 13th International Albinism Awareness Day. The last time I wrote about albinism was here and if you'd like to hear me talk about that in a more personal capacity let me know in the comments. I'd love to give a nice detailed post about it today but I'm still not feeling too hot. I will say this: every day I walk down the streets of my country and people do or say things in an attempt to make me feel bad about the way that I look and the person I am.

Part of being me is the albinism with which I live.

One day, when I was sixteen a teacher told me I wouldn't ever achieve anything worth noting. Later I met him again and he assumed that because I am who I am I couldn't do what I do.

A good writer always knows the impact of showing over telling though so hashtag look at me now might be in order if I was so inclined....;)

Do not ever let the words of a person daunt you from your dreams. Reach for them, in the face of their doubt reach for them. For it will not be their actions you remember on your death bed. It will more likely be your lack thereof.

Peace. Love. Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful.

Friday, 5 June 2015

World Environmental Awareness Day :: The Climate is Changing...are You?

 I had another opportunity to indulge my hippie ways. My friend Eli, who now works as a UN rep in the area of environmental awareness, is part of the team that organized an awareness walk just recently.

I was pleased to be a volunteer in this endeavour  as it has to do with a topic I'm very passionate about; this earth we live on, that continues to sustain us despite abuse.

The lion fish, which contains a venom that could be poisonous if not cooked particularly HANDLED INCORRECTLY (more research done so I wanted to correct that statement) is apparently not being eaten by the masses for many reasons. One of which, so I have been told by members of the public, is because the thing is frankly speaking, considered ugly. Personally, ugliness never seemed reason enough to me to not eat it but ok, I'm ready to help change that mindset if it means environmental aid.

You may recall my short ramble about the lion fish in this post and how I view eating it as doing my part to save our ocean and coral reefs. At this event, walkers were rewarded with Lion fish sampling of all sorts of cooking style, baked and fried as shown above as well as curried and stewed as no shown, when they reached the end. This was done in order to urge them to warm up to the idea of doing their part one stomach at a time to save our ocean life.

The fact of the matter is the earth I am privy to is not the one my mother or grandmother had at my age and it is not the one my children or grand children will have either. It is ageing, it is changing, all the things that ran smoothly like consistent rains and the availability of clean drinkable water are no longer as prevalent.

Today I urge you to consider what you are doing to give the future generations a chance at seeing the beauty we did or at the very least, what you are doing differently to keep it around because lets face it, at the rate our resources are depleting and the reckless abandon with which we are ignoring it we may all share that same future of famine, draught and air that hurts to breathe.

The planet is changing...are you?

Peace. Love. Awareness.
Photos by Eli, her co-worker and I

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