As a kid growing up in Jamaica Queens, I was immediately dubbed an outsider.
No matter how hard I tried to assimilate with the kids at school, I never got around to actually fitting in. I was constantly bullied for being different and would always bury myself in art and books. Hence why I became an artist. (more…)
One River School of Art & Design is showcasing the Divine Intervention series in the first of the “Community Conversation” exhibitions. (more…)
Have you ever had a moment in your life where you’ve hit rock bottom?
It’s such a crippling feeling to see your life in shambles. Personally, I’ve had rock-bottom moments in my life where I knew I had to make a choice: a choice to either stay in that situation or do (more…)
For about three years, I’ve had the pleasure of being a roller derby athlete.
Every time I tell people that I play roller derby, a bunch of questions come my way: Really, roller derby? Does that mean you punch women in the face? Does it hurt? Aren’t you afraid you will get hurt? Are you crazy? Do you know how dangerous that is? (more…)
When we talk about the past, it can be a touchy topic.
Some people usually say the past is the past and it’s best to leave it there. Especially if you are someone who only likes to look ahead. But in my opinion, the past can be a helpful thing. Your past is a blueprint of where you came from and how you arrived at this point in time. Regardless of whether your past is filled with good or bad memories, they are all necessary for your (more…)