good ju-ju.

Apr 24

i’m going back to school this summer. it’ll be my first time going back in like five years. latest registration. i’m excited, though.

i think i’m getting better at life.

Apr 21

SPACE for Questions: The Ethics of Prison Volunteering -

afrosandprose:

I’m very excited to announce that I’ve officially been published in Post-Magazine, the weekly arts and culture magazine of the Brown Daily Herald. My article, “Space for Questions: The Ethics of Prison Volunteering,” discusses the moral complexities and ethics of volunteering within a prison, in this case, the women’s medium security prison in Cranston, Rhode Island. Please read and share and feel free to give me any feedback! x

Apr 17

how often does a petition actually change what it was made for? i’d like to know the stats behind that because signing a petition just seems like a lazy way to show your support for something

Apr 14

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i had a dream that i was sitting with my uncle, at his dining room table. for whatever reason, i was trying to explain to him why i had no plans to pursue a relationship with my father or my brothers. i was going on this rant. i don’t remember it in its entirety but i recall saying “they never tried. why should i be the bigger man?” a few times. i felt i was being defensive. or bitter. but my uncle just sat quietly across the table, nodding in agreement as i talked. and when i finished he told me that he was glad that i had even given it some thought and that he fully supported my decision. i remember being surprised by his reaction, as if i’d been holding back from telling him this for a while because i was worried about how he’d respond.

when i woke up this morning, i felt very calm. like a weight had been lifted off of my shoulders. it felt like it all really happened. which is very strange because i havent spoken to my uncle in years and my relationship with my father isn’t something i think about often. 

planetfaraway:

1//15. Nature feels.

planetfaraway:

1//15. Nature feels.

peopleplacesnthings:

Always…

peopleplacesnthings:

Always…

(via lostinurbanism)

Apr 10

the difference between a friend and an acquaintance probably depends on how much you filter yourself in a conversation with that person

rihistoricalsociety:

Nancy Elizabeth Prophet: Rhode Island Black Artist

As part of Gallery Night Providence, on Thursday April 17, The Rhode Island Historical Society,in partnership with the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, hosts an opening reception for an exhibit on Rhode Island sculptor Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, RISD’s first African American graduate in 1918. The multi-sensory exhibit draws on artifacts from Rhode Island College, RISD, Brown University’s John Hay Library, the Newport Art Museum and the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, using photographs, letters, art and audio selections from Prophet’s Paris dairy. A replica of Prophet’s studio and a pedestal with unmodeled clay will allow viewers to be aspiring sculptors. Museum goers may also explore 1920s Paris and Providence through items from the Society’s collection.  The exhibit is funded by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and sponsored by Opera Providence.
Upon graduating from RISD, Prophet attempted exhibiting in regional galleries, but when her skin color became a bar to entrance, Prophet chose to go Paris to study sculpture at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts under financial assistance from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. After twelve years and international acclaim, Prophet returned to the states to teach art at Spelman College in Atlanta. In 1945, coming back to Rhode Island, she attempted to revive her career, but other than an exhibit at the Providence Public Library, she was forced to resort to domestic work and died in obscurity.
For more information about the exhibit, visit rihs.org email programs@rihs.org.
For more information about the Gallery Night guided tours, see Gallery Night Providence.

rihistoricalsociety:

Nancy Elizabeth Prophet: Rhode Island Black Artist

As part of Gallery Night Providence, on Thursday April 17, The Rhode Island Historical Society,in partnership with the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, hosts an opening reception for an exhibit on Rhode Island sculptor Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, RISD’s first African American graduate in 1918. The multi-sensory exhibit draws on artifacts from Rhode Island College, RISD, Brown University’s John Hay Library, the Newport Art Museum and the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, using photographs, letters, art and audio selections from Prophet’s Paris dairy. A replica of Prophet’s studio and a pedestal with unmodeled clay will allow viewers to be aspiring sculptors. Museum goers may also explore 1920s Paris and Providence through items from the Society’s collection.  The exhibit is funded by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and sponsored by Opera Providence.

Upon graduating from RISD, Prophet attempted exhibiting in regional galleries, but when her skin color became a bar to entrance, Prophet chose to go Paris to study sculpture at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts under financial assistance from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. After twelve years and international acclaim, Prophet returned to the states to teach art at Spelman College in Atlanta. In 1945, coming back to Rhode Island, she attempted to revive her career, but other than an exhibit at the Providence Public Library, she was forced to resort to domestic work and died in obscurity.

For more information about the exhibit, visit rihs.org email programs@rihs.org.

For more information about the Gallery Night guided tours, see Gallery Night Providence.