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Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson!

Below is a message from Ms. Robinson , my sixth grade teacher. I wanted to honor her for being the best teacher I ever had. After trying to get everyone on the same page for a memory book, I was able to have this crystal created for her on behalf of ALL of her...

Hana in Italy

My name is Hana Bushara, and I am a rising sophomore at St. Lawrence University, located in Canton New York. I am originally from Warwick, Bermuda, though I completed my junior and senior years of high school at the United World College of the Adriatic in Duino,...

What are the chances?

You're studying abroad and decide to go sightseeing in Luxembourg and out of nowhere come your classmates from your university back home in the States. Really, what are the odds?            

Leslé Honoré Poetry

Dear Body, Yesterday Sandria Washington posted a video about a woman coming to terms with feeling too tall most of her life. I reflected on feeling too tall, not wanting to wear heels, feeling like I just took up too much space. I realized that for probably more than...

Forty-Six

In 1975, Saturday Night Live premiered. And I was born. On March 24, at around 3am, my first season began. And somehow, I’ve managed to get picked up for 45 more. I’ve been thinking a lot about age lately. It’s really quite subjective, isn’t it? I think 46 is old...

This little guy, this beautiful baby, is Gabriel B. Taye when he when he was a toddler. He was born in 2008 and died in 2017. He was a victim of bullying and took his own life. We honored Gabe, with his mom's permission, with a tribute gift...

Do Me A “Favorite”

Do Me A “Favorite” A Tribute to my Daughter, Tiffany Mary Turner Do me a favorite, Mommy. Don’t tie my shoes… I can do it myself – I know what to do Do me a favorite when we go home Let me play on my xylophone Let’s face it, Mom – be frank and be fair You know you...

Time Hasn’t Healed the Wound

The saying “time heals all wounds” is deceptive. Today marks 29 years since my big brother transitioned. The pain is still heavy for me. I’m still angry and I still miss him so much. Every time I hear the stories of young black males being killed by gun violence my...

I Still See You…

A Loving Tribute to Kevin Eugene O'Neil by Robin Lynn O'Neil My life changed at your conception; and you became my whole being. Before you had a name, or opened up your eyes; your destiny was determined by God. From the beginning, eight weeks early, with no...

Demetrius, My Heart…

It has been 27 years, 9 months, 28 days and 3 hours since I lost the most important person in my life, my son, Demetrius Cortez Broussard. Dee was a really funny person. He loved playing any part and whenever he saw an opening, he would jump in. My son once asked if...

Before I was an artist…

Written by people. everyday.

March 29, 2021

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I’ve worked as a gas station attendant.
I once worked at Subway for 4 hours.
I’ve collected payments from customers for a sports cards trading company.
I’ve been a sales representative at a mall.
I’ve taught kindergarten at a daycare.
I worked as an eCommerce professional for 15 years prior to picking up a paint brush for the 1st time in 2014.
I headed eCommerce for “The Oprah Store.”
I’ve been fired from a job.
I’ve remained good friends with my ex bosses including the one who fired me.
I’ve worked as a digital marketing consultant for clients. I still do as my “side hustle.”
I taught myself how to paint in my late 30s because I had to heed this “calling.”
I am still learning how to paint.
It is never too late to pick up that paint brush, that pen, that violin, that journal, to write that book, to start that podcast, to tap your feet, to learn to dance, get that degree, or to climb that mountain.
Just start.

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