Historic photo! Honored to be joined this morning by the families of #Haitian Ambassador Emile St. Lot, Cuban Ambassador Guillermo Belt Ramirez, and #Cuban President Carlos Prio Socarras to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of the Convention Against Genocide @fiu.#udhr#udhr70#preventgenocide@dlocaribbean
🔺Comporte-toi de façon à toujours marcher la tête haute! 👸🏾 🔹Always keep your head up even when life tries to bring you down!🤴🏽
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One day, in 2004, my grandmother gifted me a gouache set that belonged to her brother who passed away a couple months back. He was a great painting artist. I spent several months holding this prized possession, which I could only stare at for a couple hours a day. Why would she give me that?
I then decided to start painting a year after that (2005) once a friend of mine gifted me with a french book that taught beginners how to paint.
It startled me that two important people in my life believed in my artistic skills. I finally took the decision to dare. I played with those skills and ended up surprising myself. I painted portraits, landscapes, abstract and more. That's when I experienced an uncontrollable feeling that attached itself to my identity. I just couldn't let go. Ever since, I declared myself an artist.
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« Laissez les bon temps rouler », I thought to myself as I spontaneously made plans to head to New Orleans this past weekend. Having traveled to lots of places, I have to say that the people I encountered there, are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I’d like to think that I’m a pretty nice person, but during this trip, I had moments where I started doubting my own niceness, because they were out-nicing me, lol. Not fake nice, not polite nice, but just a genuine empathetic niceness, which really warmed my heart. Additionally, having gotten the chance to experience the famous French Quarters & Bourbon Street, I have to say that my second lesson learned on this trip, was the art of letting go and letting be (will leave it at that), and had a great time as a result, lol. Thank you Nola for allowing me to rediscover me while discovering you. #neworleans#nola#frenchquarternola#melanin#blackgirlmagic#blackgirltravel#haitian#braids#naturalhairstyles