An exquisite day full of exciting people to meet and learn from. The pride was off the charts this year and I loved being among fellow lgbta. The moments where I teared up the most were when the police were present and put a rainbow call 911 over their cars. It really is a privilege to have police that proudly display their pride in a city where the most important house won't recognize pride month. The signs that said, "I love my gay daughter" touched me tremendously or those that said they "loved their trans son." I'm so thankful that I went out into the bubble of positive energy that surrounds those that are brought together under the umbrella of pride. It is about celebrating the diversity in all of us and being united by the one thing that can cure us of all woes which is love. To love and to be loved is all that we desire and those that haven't felt that uninhibited love free from their veils for society and with an unabashed sense of direction towards what truly makes us happy will never know true happiness. So much of society is to psychologically tear us down for not being what glossy magazines and tv shows present. Then they'll build us up with therapy, booze, and pills. Heaven forbid that you accept publicly that sex is on the list even though it is the only thing that sells those glossy magazines. The forbidden tongue doth need to be unleashed in order for us to evolve. Becoming sex-positive was not an easy choice for me in comparison to becoming pan-sexual which was just upon learning the definition of it being an orientation that is attracted more to energies than particular gender identities. To be sex-positive is easier to think of as never feeling negatively towards consensual sex upon adult humans. The power that pride has is it's ability and almost necessity to be sex-positive. To be open-minded and judgement free comes standard when you enter this community of the most incredible people out there. Thanks DC for showing your #capitalpride2017
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HOLE IN THE SKY DC
~BACK AT IT AGAIN~
H O M O S U P E R I O R (WDC :: aggro angels of queerpunk)
HIRS (PHL :: LGBTQIA anti-authoritarian thrash)
Romantic States (BAL :: expansive skeletal pop duo)
Lowest Priority (SEA :: youthcrew nwhc punk grrls)
MOCK IDENTITY (WDC :: new new ft mem Antonia, Insect Factory, Supersonic Piss)
Latino Legacy Weekend is a retreat space for innovative Latino leaders. LLW is about the transforming power of ideas and building bridges across professions, ideologies, and regions.
The Weekend’s driving question is: What legacy will we leave? LLW is an opportunity to step outside of our fields and pause our lives to challenge one another to think big.
In order to ask what legacy we might leave, we will first ask:
- What unique challenges will our generation face?
- What tools will we have at our disposal?
- What lessons can we learn from previous generations?
- What can we do today, together, to prepare us to lead?
Join and us and contribute to the Legacy!
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RAW : Washington DC presents SPECTRUM
To provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their creative career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. RAW ventures to provide the platform for these artists to be seen,heard, and loved.
RAW showcases indie talent in visual art, film, fashion design, music, performance art, hair and makeup artistry, and photography.
RAW is a fun and alternative way for artists to showcase both to their local community and the world-at-large.
We are not your average art show. We are loud, colorful, creative, and all about our artists. We are RAW.
This was the first time I'd been able to showcase my artwork in a setting like this. A large array of other talents mixed together to all showcase a sampling of the area's artists work. I was able to launch many of my products and fine art series at this show and test the waters with my therapy sessions.
DANCE & PHYSICAL THEATRE • CONTEMPORARY
A performance art work on the myth of Persephone. Each show is created in collaboration with a different artist, for varying interpretations of worship, sex, autonomy, violation, cycle, loss and return. The girl goddess causes the seasons.
7/11 10:00 PM FORT FRINGE: BEDROOM
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To see more art by the ever talented Eames then check out their website at : http://www.eamesarmstrong.com/
To read a review of the event then check out this link: http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2014/07/12/capital-fringe-2014-review-persephone/
I'm always taking pictures and rarely get to share with everyone what it is that excites me around my world that isn't art related. So, here are samples of the events I photograph and moments that have happened in my life.