Sunday, December 30, 2012

I loved you 2012!



As the New Year approaches I am excited for all that 2013 will hold for me. I love going back through the last year and creating a list of highlights. I had a wonderful year and as far as I am concerned, any year that I get through alive and healthy is a winner for me. I am so winning. For 2013 I am recommiting myself to doing all the things that bring me joy and going hard on branding Lady Terror and creating new theater and performance opportunities.

I have no vision board created for the New Year! I usually create one but want to shake things up and wing it. Instead, I plan to stay connected to my joy and be grateful for every single thing that comes my way. I believe that joy and meditation breed happiness and if you follow your bliss all that you ever could want or need will come to you.

Here are some highlights of 2012:

Moved to a new house - about to move into another one - riding the waves!

 Taught puppetry to over 1,000 kids- in one weekend for the National Black Arts Festival!

 Attended two amazing lectures at the Candler School of Theology.

 Started my application to the Candler School of Theology – will complete it next week.

 Sold items at a Flea Market.

 Ditched my car three days a week and took public transportation for fitness.

 Applied to present my work at program called “Breaking Dawn” at the Theater School at Emory University. I will present a rewrite of my one woman show called “I Will Not Calm Down" on Jan. 28, 2013.

 Was a guest artist for a week at DePaul University Theater School in Chicago for MFA students. Taught a class on hustling, puppetry and creating artist statements.

 Taught poetry to high school students.

 Fulfilled my foodie obsession by working at two award winning, world class southern food spots.

 Created my handmade collage art biz called TerrorChic Designs and made over $500 in sales with little to no marketing.

 Filmed a short poetry video to promote my Lady Terror brand.

 Applied for a $1,000 Idea Capital Grant for my Poetic Therapy Performance Art Stunt. I even got the application in 1 month earlier. Bye bye procrastination.

 Began writing and developing a new piece of theater called “Love: Its All the Rage.”

 Reconnected with my faith and now pray and meditate regularly. Fell back in love with spirituality and religion.

Refined my hustle skills and no longer scared of losing a job.
What are some highlights of your 2012? What are you looking forward to for 2013?



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Artist Statement

I create art for the ones who lost their voice a long time ago. I believe that impromptu spectacles can bring awareness to social justice issues that paralyze our communities. Lady Terror examines the relationship between public space and performance space and also explores ranting as a medium to address social issues and as a tool to empower communities. My art is local and neighborhood specific in its execution but global in its ideas around poverty, injustice and violence.