Nasty Women Oakland - Show Opening Recap
Guys. Tonight was so fun. I showed art. I bought art 😍. I danced. I felt love and hugged my friends.
My art teacher came to see it too! @patrickdintino . My good friend Britta bless her despite having painful shoes came and danced and drew @itsbrittaduh ❤️ .
I shouted and my heart is just so full with grace and gratitude. Dolly @dollyli 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 bless you woman, so thankful we met that day on the MUNI and we're able to continue our creative support and adventures together• Mel @meluhnkolik and Jade @oneheartmind so grateful for our friendship and I'm so excited for our continued creative journey in diving deep, exploring and creating!
Christine, the organizer of the show asked if any of the artists wanted to participate in a press conference the before the show opening.
I decided that this is the time to say yes to life even though I was scared at first. I was equally curious and wanted to even if not participate to be there and explore.
When I arrived I felt shy at first taking the interviews but felt supported as I listened carefully to other women answer their questions with eloquence as they spoke their truth. It was also reassuring as Christine without hesitation placed me with the interviewers.
As I looked around and listened to the words of truth and stories from other women I felt liberated with intense anger. I realize the rather seriousness of participating in this show as it will mark a moment in history.
At that moment I felt awake. It surfaced my habits of numbing and not speaking throughout my career and personal experiences.
It inspired me to continue to be a warrior in practicing everyday on speaking my truth impeccably. Also to practice compassion, forgiveness and to have patience with myself and others as we all create space to speak our truths.
I thank God, the divine and the universe all of whom allow my soul to follow the mothership. God bless all of us and may we be happy, may we be at peace and may we all be free from our sufferings.
To read the publications I found online from Hoodline, KQED arts I included them as images below: