this summer has been a cacophony of moving parts & disbelief. it has also come with a new season of magic & relentless heat. what is simmering underneath you? what is boiling through you? i have found this summer has been about pushing notions of safety in both my work & body. i'm considering my upcoming travels & the opportunities i am facing head on. the last year of work & creating has manifested to the next few weeks of my life & i've already been called to look passed them for the future of my work & craft.
though tempers are quicker under the blazing of summer, remember to utilize your power, soak it in, hold it. let this season cook away any rawness left by the spring & winter. find what flavors are packed beneath you. there is so much summer left. so much heat to bear. keep yourself & water close.
what’s going on:
Raven “I’m from every continent in Africa” Symoné is back with an update on her breakout Disney Channel show called Raven’s Home where & her best friend are raising their 3 kids together. It’s too pure for words.
Also I guess Trump is still showing his ass over this whole Russia thing.
ANNNND Congress is trying to federally not protect transgender & gender non-conforming people. Read up! Call your congressperson.
what i’ve been listening to:
Waahjeed dropped new ep, the song Shango is truly a feat & the video is LIT.
Also still on the summer of SZA, I found this Kaytranada-esque remix of The Weekend, issa bop.
what i’ve been watching:
Finally caught up on Sense8, better than season one for sure, cried more than I expected to.
Also finally watched Sailor Moon for real last night & it changed my life.
what i’ve been doing? - dropping some poem sketches on twitter
write a 10 stanza poem with each stanza having a unique line count from 1-10
write an ode to meal with family (chosen or otherwise)
list 17 verbs, write poem of couplets using each of the verbs once
defend a dream you had
tell a story the way you wanted it to happen (especially if it didn't happen that way)