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Two years ago, I told you all the words I would say to my future children. Last year, I realized that I had to figure out words to tell myself. This video was a part of my final presentation for DDCSP@UW. As before, the story took a lot out of me but there were differences. I felt a bit more mature, a bit more vulnerable,  a bit more secure with the sound of my voice.

(Fun fact: I ended up losing my voice the day I told a story about finding it. That's where the extra bass came from.)

But I realize that it's a process. That every time I think I've "reached" I haven't really because there's more life left to live. This video is timely for me because for different reasons in the past few months (both internal and external), there have been moments and events when I feel like my voice isn't being heard or that my experiences don't matter. But nuttin nuh go so. Speak. Climb. Whatever needs to happen.

Nuff love to my Doris family, Chenjerai Kumanyika and Carolyn Finney.

I don't have many more words to type. I hope you take the time to listen. I hope this touches you in one way or another.

Bless,
Keren

*I can't upload the video now but I will when the WiFi starts being my friend. The link is in the text or right here.


This is a short post because I'm redirecting you to other places. Only if you wish to be redirected of course. If not, this is just a short post for you to read. I've added some of the pieces from my Drawing class from sophomore fall to my portfolio. I mentioned that I would put up the pieces in this post from last year but I didn't get around to it. Here's a snapshot of how the portfolio looks now. 




I've also added a button at the top of the page that links to my Flickr account. I figure I should add it in a post called "Portfolio Updates". I'm really using the account to free up space on my computer by storing some photos elsewhere. 




Extremely short post eh?

Thanks for taking time to read this amidst any organizing/resisting/laughing/hustling/living that you may be doing.

Wow wow wow. I posted this without a song initially. Here's "Get Up Stand Up" by Bob Marley and the Wailers. (SorryNotSorry if I'm laying it on thick.)



Bless,
Keren




Hi friends!

Belated Happy [insert any holiday/equinox/season finale that I've missed]! It's 2017. Here's to approximately two more weeks of writing "2016" instead of "2017" when I put the date in my journal. This serves as a regular Sunday Currently but also as a public service announcement that I'm going to play catch up for a few weeks. There were projects and events that happened last year that I didn't get time to write about so I'm going to blurt them all out here. I also want to mention a nagging feeling I've had (about blogging at least once a week for this entire year) but I'm afraid that once I type it, there's no going back. I'll do my best though. Even if it alternates between a Sunday Currently and another type of post. I'll start with a month. How's that for manageable goals?

Reading This article a friend wrote on her internship in China and this blog by a high school friend who is exploring Jamaica. Truly good reads. It's nice when you realize you know some pretty interesting people.

Writing Apart from this, nothing.

Listening "Ordinary People" by John Legend. Shuffle seems to be feeling all the feels tonight.

Thinking That nothing is real because I finally got around to watching The Matrix.

Needing To iron a shirt for tomorrow.

Feeling Strange for telling you that I need to iron a shirt tomorrow. lol

I've been playing around with the blog design and added some new things. I added a "Favourites" tab in the top menu, that has links to some of my favourite posts over the years (Fam, it's been five years since I first started this). I also added my Instagram feed at the bottom of the page, beside the Archives. I'm still figuring out how I feel about it. I'm not sure if it makes the blog too busy and I don't like that it doesn't link to my actual Instagram page.

Those are all the words I have for now. [=

Thanks for reading,
Keren


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