FInally sitting down to write
I hope this message finds you well.
Who am I hoping is reading this.
Stop let me shift a few things...
That's what it is made for.
im sitting here crying so hard. I got sick and i worked so hard the last week. I'm so mad, sad, glad, happy, angry, all the orishas on me right now. Everything that's making me cry:
- Afro Puerto Rican Bomba and my sis my good sis Tearra Oso. Every single time I hear your music and be around you I learn something else about my/our ancestors. I can not think of how to express the 🙏🏾🤲🏾🙇🏾♂️ 🙏🏾🤲🏾🙇🏾♂️ gratitude that that I have for you being in my circle, my roda.
-Jewel my big sister who my mom told me to watch after you and we have stayed connected to this day. YOu invited me to your space your place and I see how you show all of your true self to those girls. You took your shoes off and you showed them who you really really are and I know you do that every day. I love you so much.
-Voice of Culture Voice of Culture Voice of Culture say VoC
-Yvette Griffea-Gray thank you for saying yes to me every time
-Titilayo Bediako thank you for always saying yes to me
-DejaJoelle I'm so proud of you. You are so beautiful and you are one of my favorite people.
-CeeJay mai sista thank you for believing in me, just like I have to thank Ann Johnson who also knows my heart when it comes to working with young people and creating spaces for Black children to learn.
-Joy - you came!!!
-Jacki Trelawny, Nicci Williams + mxkenna = we produced a nice little radio program, we understood the assignment with two out of three group members not having read it, we read the brief thoooooo
-RollN Icyy MN - I am in a skate crew of bad ass Black women led by MonaLisa (YOU are in charge)
-Yonci Peaceful my oldest child who I am seriously following in your footsteps, thanks for the setup I'm learning...M, MJ, MXmiles the original person who shows me everyday
-Mom Beverly Cottman 80 years around the sun!!
-Ancestors especially Dad - are you hearing all this??? I thought you used Ableton? Maybe you did an just never saved anything with it. J. Otis? Aunti Laurie (i know you don't want me to call you that), Kirk? Ancestors I have never met on this plane??? What if y'all show up like N"Jadaka??? I know y'all do.
It would take me lifetimes to express what brought me to this moment. I have to keep remembering that my path is behind me.
i have the ability to attract what i need