I am forty years old. I have been working full-time since the age of eighteen. I have been Black my entire life — this will never change, however, this is the first time, someone in a position of power at any of my jobs has taken the time our center manager has to hear me.
Does it change what I feel or ease the heavy weight on my shoulders? No.
But, it is a start.
Tre L. Loadholt
in the breathing in, give rest
in the breathing out, give rest.
thankful for you
my dear Sky Sky Blue
today it is sunny
and energy is
electric and I am
ART DREAMING COMING TO FRUITION
the Crooked Little Flower Studios traveling ART BUS!!!!!
A dream long time coming.
We are so very close!
and soaking in the deep
love of art and the Creative.
These drawings are the dance of love, the dance of never being alone, the dance of choice, and power. They are the dance of grief, the dance of the unknown.
They are my dreams. They are the simultaneous illness and life of my body.
They are the moments of never being alone.
They are the dance of dignity; created with all the limitations of this body. braces and Velcro, pillows and positioning belts, whatever it takes to dance.
stand where you are,
for you have much richness
deep in the you; you are;
even if it means lying down.
I am not broken.
I am Connie Karleta Sales,
passionate about art and life and opportunity to share.
And that, my friends,
is the focus of 2020.