Everything Is Love

Wow Beyonce.

You really went out there and wrote the summer album we did not deserve from you. You are amazing.

Beyond this, this album truly explores a lot of intersections within her life but also allows you to reflect on your own. From Jay talking about the Louvre, to recording Apeshit she allows us to delve further into the secret life of Beyonce. This Virgo queen brings about a different side of her that we really began seeing after Beyonce – the Self-Titled album and once again when Lemonade was released.

I sit here as I know my friends are graduation and contemplate like Beyonce in Friends about the impact the they’ve had on my life. Like Beyonce I know that my friends are better than your friends, but this draws from the groups that i’ve inhibited. Beyond my current corporeal self I know there is a version of myself beyond this space that is going to thrive. I highlight Friends because I really felt like I needed this energy before I could continue.

I wanted to grow and I became. Like Beyonce I said, “fuck you!” to the things that were not benefiting me. I let go of this old idea people thought about me and made my Lemonade. Like Beyonce I thought differently and imagined a space outside of the current platforms offered. I joined a collective and together we made a team. At Beychella I found this tribe. I found a core group of Femme-Friends that I knew I can count on. The power of women ; or the power of the collective is powerful y’all. Tidal is this platform.

I joined Tidal to support the art of those artists exclusively on this path. As the great flow of life goes I know it is through these valiant efforts that one day somebody will recognize an idea I have, see my art and worth and support me. In closing I am left in surprise of this album out of nowhere! But this is not Beyonce’s first time gracing us as we close off our chapters in our current states. In the words of Britney Spears, “Oops, She did it again!”

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Nowhere to Now Here.

I draw back on my many memories today of the different points I’ve made some form of myself public. As a public image I feel that the hardest part of growing up or coming of age was learning who I am, who I want to be, who I portray to the world and who do I see myself becoming. I find myself peering upon a map and thinking about the many locations i’ve traveled to and for FREE I might add. Through leadership development, lots of dedication and a devotion to bettering myself I found myself across the globe. I’ve made friends in places I never knew existed before, from Vancouver to Pittsburgh my life has been impacted by what i’ve seen and what is around me.
Here is a list of the places that i’ve been to and have left versions of myself behind:
  • 2012
    • San Francisco
    • San Jose
    • Sacramento
    • San Diego
  • 2013
    • Vancouver, UBC
    • Pittsburgh
    • Spokane, WA
  • 2014
    • U. La Verne
    • Eau-Claire, WI
    • San Diego
  • 2015
    • Denver, CO (Twice; Feb. & Oct)
    • Livermore
  • 2016
    • Chicago
    • Berkeley
    • Las Vegas
    • Livermore
    • Pirate’s Cove
  • Remainder of 2016
    • Portland
    • Seattle
Throughout these things one thing that remains apparent is my need to show myself more. To be more, to validate more. To be affirmed is to be real, right? I’ll see what the future has in store but for now I know that I’m me, and he’s me, they are all versions of me.