Authentic empowerment is knowing that you are on purpose, doing God’s work peacefully and harmoniously.
~Dr. Wayne Dyer
Hi friends old and new!
Happy Monday and how are you?!
I’m still bubbly from yesterday’s community, art & culture gathering.
It was so amazing! OMG ~
I’m blessed to have the supportive and empowering customer base that I do.
Lucretia and I have visions and goals of sharing other culture experiences (of course mine would be Japanese-related) as an empowering tool for our immediate community.
We want to start sharing more about how most cultures and cultural experiences lead back black culture and the black experience. (hi hello #coolkawaii philosophy 😺)
I am also gearing up for art exploration classes through Little INKPLAY Shop and wanted to start introducing myself and my philosophy to the local communities. 😀
✨Kids Jam Recap
Here’s a quick recap of our first event (by way of photo spam) because I’m still speechless!
🎀 Art & Culture
🎀 The Event
✨An Open Letter to Readers~
There is a lot going on in today’s world.
In America alone, people, especially in the black community, are moving in fear as opposed clarity and consciousness.
There are a number of reasons why this is happening, among those are the lack of (supportive) community and lack of resources distributed within our community.
Recognizing this,and being a part of the black community (obviously) I cannot say that I’d be ok continually talking about kawaii and cute things and never stopping to discuss or insert the hurt that my community is experiencing, now more than ever.
I also cannot say that I’d be ok not using my platform as a catalyst for help and change.
So please know that often as you read my blog, there will be more conscious shares on my thoughts of how to use kawaii to empower MY community.
There will also be more shares of awareness so that we can somehow bring people together, from all walks of life, to excite change.
IF topics about black lives, black culture or white supremacy aggravate or make you anxious in ANY way, some of these future shares may not be for you. My sincerest apologies in advance.
I am not trying to exclude any one, as kawaii culture is for EVERYONE!
But I do have a sincere obligation to take what I am learning in my self-care and growth to use and uplift my community, first. <3
I do hope you understand and that you will continue supporting my efforts as I grow creatively. <3
I love you all and thank you immensely for being a part of my creative journey, always.
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