Quick & Dirty
My dear friend Jessica and I are hosting a community event to talk power, privilege and humanity titled Come Together. It's happening Sunday, November 13th and I'd love to see you there; expect honest conversation and a safe space. Tickets are available here.
The Whole Shebang
A little over a month ago on September 21st, I was having a really rough day. I woke up feeling generally good about life until I drank a gnarly cocktail of internet/social media scrolling that sent me into a pretty dark mental space. Nothing in particular happened besides being acutely aware of they systems of oppression that sustain our world and feeling the pain, anger, and despair of all my brothers and sisters who are treated inhumanely simply because of their skin color, gender, or sexual preference. Just a normal Wednesday.
I texted my friend Jessica and said, "I'm having a hard time. I don't know how to teach yoga today." She called me shortly after, and at some point during our conversation she said, "Let's do something." We really didn't know what to do, but we got into action. I reached out to an old friend, Chelsea Jackson, who gave me guidance. I called a new friend from my Path by Plywood experience, Iyabo, and she agreed to facilitate an event.
Here we are, a little over 4 weeks later, and although it's been a few days since I've cried about the deep sadness I feel about the world, I am still heart broken. And I'm doing my absolute best to remember that things can change, I have a voice, and most importantly: community matters. This weekend, my teacher Hala reminded me that in order to create lasting change, we all must remember that our liberation is directly connected to everyone else we know, and even people we don't know.
Here's where you come in.
I hope you will join Jessica and I on Sunday, November 13th from 1-3pm for an afternoon of community, connection and real talk at Come Together: Conversations about Power, Privilege, and Humanity. The event is part group experience, part storytelling, part individual exploration, full of hope for the future that we all most create together.
To purchase tickets, click here. In order to keep an intimate conversation, there are spots for 50 people. Tickets are $7/single or $14/pair if you have a friend in mind that you'd like to invite to be a part of the conversation.
Many thanks to Southface Energy and lululemon Ponce City Market and Howell Mill for providing resources to make this happen.