Black magic n brownstone steps

Jay. Midwest Transplant. MFA candidate. 23

Angel theme for Tumblr by Felice Fawn
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21 / 4 / 14

Before hitting the road we stopped at the Heidelberg project

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Three princesses

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Currently on the road back to Wisconsin. I spent the last 4 days in Detroit with my girlfriend and her very large family. I’m a sister to two brothers and estranged from all my other family where as she has 4 other siblings each of them have kids so she’s an auntie to 14ish little ones all of whom I met. It gave me a chance to see where she grew up and what has shaped her into such a caring, thoughtful, respectful, dedicated, talented woman. First one in her family to go to college (on a full ride to one of the top universities in the nation) with a whole pack of little ones looking up at her and older siblings and family members proud. It also gave me a chance for the first time to experience being introduced to someone’s family as the girlfriend.
Her family was nothing but welcoming and nice. Her mom told me she hasn’t seen her daughter this happy in a while and no matter what happens to come back and visit her. And lets not forget to mention how attached I became to all the little ones.

Her heart resides in Detroit and I’m just thankful she wanted me to come with her this weekend

21 / 4 / 14

blackcontemporaryart:

Adam Pendleton
My Education: A Portrait of David Hilliard, 2011-2014
Three-channel video, installation dimensions variable, nine minutes 19 seconds, edition of 5. Photo Christopher Burke Studios.

One of the most striking moments of the conversation is when David talks about how his friend Huey [Newton] was both his friend and his teacher. When he was reading [Frantz Fanon’s book] The Wretched of the Earth, and Huey said, “What you don’t understand, I’ll teach you.” Hilliard says that the Black Panthers were his education. That fascinated me. It’s about how an idea of community becomes established, in relation to political realities and the realities of friendship. These things are intimately entwined.”–Adam Pendleton

 

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Bbygrl & I

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The babies

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The princess

17 / 4 / 14

Today
1. Went to a students MA show
2. Showed my professor my Henrietta print which I finished a week early 🙌
3. Did last minute shopping
4.packed
5. Applied for funding
6. Had class/ rehearsal ( oh yea I’m in a theatre production directed by The Medea projects very own Rhodessa Jones and our show is may 5th)
7. My girlfriend bought us New Orleans takeout for our roadtrip
8. Currently on the road to Detroit listening to frank ocean watching the sun set

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What I look like these days

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A print I’ve been working on for Henrietta Lacks. It’ll be displayed may 1st at Thermo Fischer scientific (where they conduct stem cell research )

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Prints on prints on prints

13 / 4 / 14

Some days are much harder than others but I’m trying to stay afloat. I’ve been hiding in my apartment since Thursday night because my anxiety wouldn’t let me leave. I drank way too much wine these past few days, cried more than I wanted to and drowned out all the noise with pointless tv shows.

13 / 4 / 14

dirtycartunes:

young bun boy

(via badbilliejean)

10 / 4 / 14

I watched the lake freeze from outside my window at the beginning of the winter and now in slowly watching it return.