Hello, beautiful butterflies! I’m currently lying in bed, listening to Janelle Monae (and my cat who is screaming for his breakfast). I’m definitely gonna be late to church, but like, what can you do, you know? You can’t win them all. How’s the first half of the first month of the year going for you? Are you still living up to your resolutions? Do you still make those? I hope you’re being kind to yourself, however you might be doing. And I hope you’re making time to listen to Janelle Monae. Maybe put on Dirty Computer while you read this week’s good news!
+ Jennifer Harge, a queer black Detroit-based educator and movement artist, was awarded the inaugural Eva Yaa Asantewaa Grant for Queer Women(+) Dance Artists by the nonprofit Queer|Art.
In a statement, the artist said, “This project, Fly | Drown, speaks to the trajectory of my work more broadly, and the tools learned from this development period will provide substantial growth towards my work in black dance coalition building in Detroit. In a city undergoing continued gentrification and displacement, this grant affords me the opportunity to think critically about our needs as black dance artists in Detroit and our relationship to black collective care-taking in dance.”
+ This young Nigerian photographer wants you to know she’s more than just novelty.
A young Nigerian photographer is out to prove she's more than just a novelty act pic.twitter.com/BvQ0Q5SyKG
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 11, 2019
+ Seventh-grader Molly Pinta is bringing Pride to Buffalo Grove. Sounds like the start of a Hallmark movie I’d watch.
+ Just wanna make sure you’ve seen this David’s Bridal commercial!!!
Have a great week! It’s my first week back at work and I’m a little stressed, but I’m gonna make it, and so are you! I love you so much! Go outside today for a few minutes, you deserve it.