I met three lovely and groundbreaking artists: Andrea Gibson, Mayda del Valle, and Indira Allegra.
I participated in my first protest against racism and injustice towards people of color.
I received my very own “Gay? Fine By Me” t-shirt around the same time gay marriage was officially legalized in North Carolina.
Friend and fellow poet Mia Willis was my partner in crime and a fantastic group piece and while hosting an open mic for the first time.
I lost a friend to suicide.
I got to see The Fault in our Stars and Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters and loved it!!!
I saw the second season of Orange is the New Black, and enjoyed it like the first season in 2013.
My family and I moved into a new place.
I met Laverne Cox, the first transsexual actress to win an Emmy for her role in Orange is the New Black. Fun fact: she first studied Creative Writing in college before studying Dance and pursuing acting.
I began teaching poetry at Third Street Community Center in February, which led to more workshops with different schools and non profits. I even got to intern at the Creative Aging Network to teach a poetry workshop and participate in community outreach. I was asked to come back in 2015 to teach a two-day workshop, and I did.
I made the Dean’s List in school.
I donated nine inches of my hair for the first time in March, which led me to cut my hair even shorter after a couple of months. I love my hair short.
I went to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s retreat in Rockbridge for the first time. I took the Identity Track where we talked about race, family, sexuality, and gender in terms of identity with the Lord. It was fantastic!!!
I got to perform spoken word for events and competition.
I created this blog.
Resolutions (not the cliché kind I don’t think) for 2015:
More writing on this blog, but include short stories, not just prose, poetry, and rants.
Express genuine joy, not force joy or happiness out of me.
Attend a missions trip for the first time.
Participate in more interfaith events.
Try painting over the summer.
Complete the Star Wars series and the Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit series before the year is out.
Do more research as I read the Bible.
Happy New Year everyone! I’m eleven days late, however, I still hope and pray that this year is a good one.