Dancing Waters

I have been desiring to join a dance community since I moved to Florida. I wanted to be a part of a company that stood for advocacy and social justice through the arts. That’s when my friend Marah connected me to Dancing Waters and I was offered to join the company!

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We Were Created to Express Ourselves

Today in our society, there is a stigma associated with expressing one’s thoughts and opinions, especially if you are a part of the Black & Latino community. I was inspired by a conversation with a friend of mine that explained to me the Kaepernick situation that took place. A simple bodily gesture done during a symbolic ritual that caused an uproar in the nation. Whether you agree with his statement is not for me to argue. However, I will argue that he does have the right to EXPRESS himself.

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Hurricane Irma: Dancing with the Storm continued…

Packing my suitcases was the most extremely stressful part of this experience. Time was escaping me and I grew frantic trying to think of everything I had to do. My blue suitcase contained my valuables: Passport, Social Security Card, My mother’s gold necklace, pictures of me as a child and of my family, and my Xbox of course!

(You can check out part one here)

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Introduction to Lumi.Essence

Intro blog

Hola! My name is Christina and I am an Art & Dance/Movement Therapist from Chicago, but relocated to South Florida. I am super excited and honored to be a featured writer on Everything’s Magnificent blog page!

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The Good News: UrbArts

Today was a great day. I spent the day interviewing many people from Ferguson investigating how housing policies created the sociopolitical environment there. One of the many great conversations came from the work Urban Artist Alliance (UrbArts) does in the St. Louis.

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Vulnerability in Art: Kinks in the Armor that Draw a Crowd

A few months ago, I started to analyze what I need in my life to be happy. Stripping down myself to the most basics elements, I looked to what was essential for me to wake up every morning with a smile on my face. It started with sleep and decent meals. Working out came shortly after. Finally, I started to write daily. I felt great but the more things I incorporated in my daily life, I realized that one thing I long for most is creativity.  Continue reading “Vulnerability in Art: Kinks in the Armor that Draw a Crowd”

Kanye West’s Minimalist Work Allows Fan Freedom

I couldn't deal with the level of blasphemy from some of the possible album covers.
The Album of the year is a black CD from Best Buy.

So, as the weekend comes to a close, the inevitable Yeezus leak has sprung. We’ve seen it before with Kanye’s previous albums, many internet/fan artists coming forward, claiming to be the official art. But, this time it is a whole site dedicated to Yeezus art. Yeezy Graffiti. Check out some of my favorites, or least favorites below. Continue reading “Kanye West’s Minimalist Work Allows Fan Freedom”