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What Colored Eyes See...

A Journey to the Center of...What, Exactly?

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Created on 2012-10-31 10:44:50 (#1778698), last updated 2013-08-06 (297 weeks ago)

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Name:Cherished Daughter of the Diaspora...
Birthdate:Jun 6
Location:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
"I look in the mirror
What do I see?
I see my power,
My ability
I see tenderness,
Optimism &
A bit of fear
I guess..."

I see an artist. I see a daughter, a sister, a girlfriend (of [ profile] opty64; he is love!), a best friend, a graduate student, a seeker of knowledge, wisdom, faith, and love.

I use this journal not to discuss my art, but to express myself in words and to rant if necessary. Above all else, this a space where I tend to be as open and honest as possible. I whine, I complain, I bitch and moan...but I also willingly share my joy and my love and the things that make me smile with those I choose to invite into this space. If you friend me, please comment, as I'd like to know who is here...

"I am a girl
I am a woman
I am connected
To the earth and the sky
I know the secrets
They only dream of
I love myself & I’m gonna tell you why..."

I've been described as transcendent, creative, strong, expressive, amorous, sensual, loving, soulful, radiant, and ebullient. Granted, this is not always how I see myself... I am a Keirsey ENFP (the "advocate"), shy and gregarious, a wee bit flirtatious, highly sensitive and emotional, inquisitive, open minded, and accepting.

I am a queer, polyamorous, pro-choice, pro-comprehensive sex ed, anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-prejudice, liberal dreamer. I believe willful ignorance and hatred should be punished, and that one should live life pursuing knowledge and actively striving for growth, harmony and balance. I am exploring myself and my faith, and I honestly believe that if everyone just talked to everyone else we could all learn from each other and become infinitely better people...

Always and forever, I am a proud sister of Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Incorporated. I crossed into the land of SWING on April 10, 2005 on the campus of Cheyney University, where I learned (sometimes the hard way) that it's so much deeper than the line. Much love to the White & Black & White family!

I love art, books, music, movies, dolls, toys and video games. I'm a rabid, shameless Nintendo fangirl, and hope to someday own all of the systems they've made thus far...I love all things Mario; in fact, my childhood nickname is Yoshi! I have American Girl (AG) dolls: Addy Walker (1860s), Cassie Logan (1930s), Sonali Matthews, Kanani Akina, and Tessa Kei McConnell (fka Jess) (modern). I post photos, I bitch about fandom, I post about things I want...get used to them. Oh, I like plushies too, and Disney.

Oh yeah, if you would like to get me shiny new books and stuff: My Wish List

"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."
— John Lennon

The lyrics above are from the song, "I Am" by Kindred the Family Soul

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