Carly F. J.
20-something Halfrican who will hopefully fill bio out before their 3-month Vocal+ trial is up. For now, collage-like kid, into trauma-informed art as healing, psychoeducating community, exposing systems from role in MH system etc. pce+luv
Dear fathers in your many forms, I am blessed to have one of you close, adopt others, marvel and smile at many, desire to see freedom and justice for others. I learn from you, the depths of your roots and the worlds in your eyes. I’ve grown up amidst tangible yous and messages about you, depictions that usually seemed to miss the mark--overlooked huge parts of your heart. As a kid I often felt pained, sad watching movies with black men, like my dad or about black stories because they seemed incessantly heavy. I was confused, because my black family and community had their strife, but there was so much fun and vibrant life.
- Second Place in Good Deeds Challenge
Good Deeds: A Sustainable Community Health Model
Most of the time people react to the “I’ve been living in NYC” response with passive, aggressive or assuming remarks about New Yorker’s rough exteriors. The once safe icebreaker question now warrants an awkward, juggling response... see, while I expect to be slammed with cab doors while bike riding, triple slapped by weather, relationships and train times on the same day, I’ve been stunned by more “did that just happen, people are so beautiful” moments.
- Second Place in Mindful Strides Challenge
Take what you need
Hey, thank you for choosing to take time for a walk today. We're going to stay present in our body and environment in its current state on this mindful walk, tapping into our senses to do so. As we prepare to be present in our body, mind, and spirit, take a moment to be still and notice what is on the surface, or just underneath, at this point in the day for you.