Art Beat- Spring Edition

Art Beat was such a dope event and experience. The event featured a vareity of artists showcasing their talents. There were painters, musicans, designers and entrepreneurs all making a name for their brands. It was similar to a pop-up shop but each artist had a a creative way of displaying their products and talent. I really enjoyed how each artist did a live painting, drawing or performance to give the audience a more personal aspect of their work. Overall, the event was managed and set up very well in a perfect location offering a variety of art. No artists work or performance was the same and that just shows how much talent there is across Chicago!

Here’s some photos I took at the event

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Wait…. I hope you didn’t think that was it? 

Nope, that’s still not it. 

Ok this is the last slideshow, I swear the pictures are dope!

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ok, I’m almost one. I can’t leave any of the dope work out. 

Ok THAT’S IT! Stayed tune for the next event!!!!

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Letter of Encouragement

Stop worrying about everything, you got this!

Your time is coming girl!!

You’ve been busier than ever lately but still making everything work. From work, school, your internship and your personal life. Things won’t change overnight but you can’t get discouraged because you’re being impatient.

There’s times where you feel insecure, lonely and unhappy but you can’t let those emotions overcome you! Your time will come and I promise you’ll look back at these times and realize you were overthinking small things and making crazy decisions to please others when YOU’RE YOUR PRIORITY!

There’s someone out there who will make you the happiest women in the world. Don’t rush or force things that aren’t meant to be. Stop giving people second, third or fourth chances when they didn’t appreciate the first! Yes, being single is boring lonely, hard, etc. but continue to work on you and your career and everything will fall in place.

I love how you’re so determined to make your dreams come true, KEEP THAT UP! Let nothing stop you from being a bad ass journalist. You’re almost there but keep pushing yourself, your time is coming, I have faith in you!

You’re so supportive and always looking out for others, putting people before yourself and that’s good and all but it’s your time to focus more on yourself. You always say this but never actually go through with it. STOP PLAYING AND DO WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU!

Keep being that funny, nerdy, overachiever and love yourself

The year of woman

Women are taking over the world and I love it!

From the music industry, hair businesses, makeup artists, actresses, directors, producers, journalist, entrepreneurs, chefs, graphic designers and the list goes on.

There’s nothing a woman can’t do. And when we start something, we complete it to the best of our abilities making master pieces. Women of all races and backgrounds are making history like never before.

Women making history

  • Tracy Ellis Ross: First time an African American women won best actress in a TV comedy Golden Globe sine 1983
  • Kerry Washington: The first African American women since 1974 to headline a network TV drama 
  • Michelle Obama: Just because she’s perfect and the best First Lady we ever had!
  • Serena Williams: the most number of Grand Slam title wins over ANY ATHLETE period.
  • Ava DuVernay: The first African-American woman to be nominated for Best Director at the Golden Globe Awards
  • Mellody Hobson: President of Ariel Investments, LLC, a Chicago investment firm managing over $3 billion in assets.
  • Regina Gwynn, Esosa Ighodaro, and Lauren Washington: Held the first Black women talk tech 
  • Cardi B:  The fifteenth musician in history to land three top 10 songs in the same charting frame
  • Tierra Guinn: Working for NASA and keeping a 5.0 GPA at MIT
  • Beyonce and Solange: The only sisters to have #1 albums in the same year
  • Mikaila Ulmer: 11- year- old gets $11 million deal with Whole Foods for her BeeSweet Lemonade
  • Tiffany Haddish: First African American women to host SNL

These are just a few women and a few of their accomplishments, but the list can go on for days because women are just that great at everything!

Don’t believe everything you see on social media

Everything posted online isn’t always accurate. It’s best to do your own research about a topic if you aren’t 100% sure it’s correct.

Don’t automatically believe whatever someone posts unless they are a creditable source. There’s times when people lie or make false statements about something or someone to discredit or embarrass them and make them look bad.

For example, there’s always a new story every week about a different celebrity being pregnant or some false claims towards them. When those stories aren’t often true. But when an article is posted online, people already think it’s true just because it’s online.

People don’t realize how lies and negative information could affect someone’s life. Someone could lose their job, family, friends and even money depending on the situation.

Cause and effect plays such an important role in every situation and it can make or break a person. So, watch what you say, post and read about someone. Put yourself in that person’s shoes and think about how that lie or rumor could affect you.

You Don’t Know

There’s always someone who states “if that was me, I would’ve did…”

People tend to always say how they would’ve handled a situation differently than someone else if that was them. But you really don’t know what you would do until that same thing actually happened to you.

For example, if you’re in an area and a random shooting takes place, you never really know how you’re going to react in a situation like that.

I know I’ve said several times myself that if I ever experienced a shooting, I would run or drop to the ground. But when I experienced it, I stood there frozen in disbelief that it was actually happening.

My point is, you shouldn’t judge how someone handles and situation and tell them how you would handle it unless you actually experienced that same thing first hand. And lets not forget, every person is different and handles things differently.

So instead of judging or telling them how you would handle it, be a good friend, spouse or family member and support them.

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