Posted on July 22, 2015
I bumped into this video via the famous Buzzfeed. Recently I have shared with you all, that I have PCOS (Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome). Now, I know in my case having children in the future is not impossible, only merely difficult. I am also in no rush to have kids at the moment, but maybe in years to come I would like to know that I have that option.
I’ll be honest having faith and staying positive sure gets hard sometimes. Sometimes the negativity of it all can become overwhelming. Even though I’m not at the point of acceptance, if it never happens. It’s good to know that not having children won’t be the downfall of it all.
Posted on October 11, 2014
While hanging out with Judy, while I worked on some pictures that I needed to edit from a family shoot I had earlier this week…. Judy was on mommy mode. I decided to take a quick break from the computer screen and from our gossip and take a few pics of her baby girl Sophia. This little girl is such a momma’s girl, let me tell you! She can’t be apart from Jud for like a minute without stretching her vocal chords. ♥ I grabbed a sequined fabric I had laying around and just a snapped a quick pic, isn’t she the cutest!?
Posted on August 27, 2014
I swear, I have to beg my godson Zj to go outside and have some fun. All he wants to do is stay locked inside playing video games. Not cool. At least not in my book. When I was a kid, all I wanted was to be outside, all day, everyday. I would be outside playing football with my brothers and the neighborhood dorks (boys), or I would just sit at my stoop drawing. Anything as long as I wasn’t stuck inside. Maybe because every time I was indoors, and happened to bump into my mother, if she saw I was bored, all of a sudden I had a new chore to do.. to you know “keep me occupied, since I’m not doing anything.”
Getting Zj to come outside was a struggle as usual, his feet stomping on the concrete while we made our way to the park. It is officially 88 degrees today, but if you ask me that sun was beaming straight at us. After Mr. Attitude calmed down, 2 blocks in, he finally got excited and started being a good boy, telling me stories about superheroes and some shows I had no idea what they were. The shows that is.. I love me some Marvel and DC characters.
I knew the sprinklers would be on due to this torching heat, and the only thing that stopped me from not jumping in was the fact that I knew I had to protect my hair. Hey, don’t laugh! I have plans coming up. Being Dominican has it’s perks, but when it comes to hair it’s usually a hassle when humidity decides to be an asshole, and I end up looking like a beat up brillo pad.
I’ve been messing with Black and White photographs as of lately, and don’t ask me why. I think it’s just the fact that the moment in time looks so elegantly captured. Following Zj around is always
exhausting fun. Especially since he has so much energy when he’s happy. But I just love that little smile. No matter how slick he may be with his little snarky comebacks.
He’s recently lost his tooth and that little window peeking through his mouth is just too cute!
When we finally got home it was time for popsicles. Zj opted for cherry, while I of course went straight for the grape… later on realizing I was decked out in all purple, aooooow!
Posted on September 18, 2013
Xmental is a coalition of community organizers, artists, and teachers committed to mentoring and educating urban youth.
We are an organization devoted to creating a safe space for our youth to practice creative self-expression and develop positive mindsets, self confidence, and self awareness.
I arrived with my photographer for the day, My Mr.Minx 🙂 and got to work right away.I loved how all the staff and the kids of the community center were all representing wearing purple for anti violence.
It made me think of my cousin Jasmine, but for some reason, I smiled instead of getting all down on the dumps.
She would be proud of all the work that’s being into put into the awareness of anti-violence.
Anti-violence from not only a domestic standpoint, but from bullying, gang related incidents etc.This was my colorful palette, I couldn’t resist taking the camera from Q and snapping a quick pic.
There was speakers, raising awareness, poets, photographers. kids displaying work, dancers….
like these cute girls from a local church.
I loved how graceful they will spin, plus no vulgar dancing!!!
Just like girls their age should be dancing, no twerking please!
This pretty lady here is also a talented poet, and though I failed to get her name( booooo me), I made sure I complimented her on her great hair.
I thought she was simply beautiful.
↑ Patty Eljaiek ‘s canvas. She’s so talented. Her watercolors are on tissue, like bounty tissue paper! Who even thinks of that?
She also used picture clippings, markers and others…talk about mixed media.
Plus her faces turn out amazing!
↑This baby right here will be made into a mural soon, I can’t wait to see the end result.Now, this ↑ wall right here, what a story.
I had the pleasure of falling in awe with these works by an 8 year old talented little girl.
8 years old, can you imagine?
The use of space is on point, she covers everything, and has a great eye for color.
If her age isn’t enough for you, she is also diagnosed with autism.
I’ve never had the chance of meeting a future artist, let alone in her early years.
She seemed really shy, but I couldn’t help but give her compliments.
Her mother explained, they barely can afford art materials, but no worries because Xmental inc. will make sure she has supplies to keep the art coming!
This gorgeous little beauty, and noooo I’m not talking about Q…haha ( you cute too boo) blew my mind away.
This 11 year old mc by the name of Tayahna is waaaaaaay too talented for her own good.
Not only did she have bars, writing her own songs, she captivated the audience like I never expected.
The crowd was clapping to her beat, singing along with her, and to top it all off, she burst into some killer dance moves and had everybody on their feet.
I wouldn’t be surprised if I see her on t.v. or hear her in the radio in years to come.
I was lucky to meet her and I wish her nothing but success in her future endeavors.
You can find her on Youtube here.
↑ Photographs that were displayed.
↓These awesome fellas displayed their colorful work and were all smiles =]
It was a great event and I was so happy to be part of something good.
Not but not least, here is my canvas, which I had no idea on what I wanted to do, but then again, when is that new?