Decluttering your home is an exhilerating and EXHAUSTING process. It's hard enough to stay on task, but throw in the decluttering roadblocks like items you were given as gifts, or your belongings that have sentimental value, and it's easy to get derailed and quit. ⠀
We're talking all about decluttering roadblocks on the blog today, and discussing how to overcome them, even if it feels impossible! You can do this! #linkinbio#UpNoPaSimplify
I've started on my own "Heroine's Journey" as laid out in the book "If Women Rose Rooted" by Sharon Blackie. It starts in "The Wasteland." Here's a quick summary of what I'll dig into this week: sweep aside the veil; acknowledge social economic, and political injustices; examine treatment of minorities, animals, and the environment; do something, no matter how "small"; accept responsibility; own your footprint; focus on your part rather than feeling you have to make big, dramatic actions made popular by masculine culture.
Last weekend there was a @naliasevents meet-up @studioapparatusmn with all sorts of people from coordinators, assistants, stylists (make-up, hair, design) to photographers and models. Here is a video captured by @angi_klepnev of the event!
Thank you all for the wonderful words about our space. We love sharing Studio Apparatus with such a great community of artists! We are excited for more what’s to come this year!
Check out our website in the bio for booking a shoot that shows our pricing and availability or just schedule a tour to check out the place before renting.😃
I taught English as a Second Language in the Twin Cities from 2007-2017. I learned so much from the people of Burma, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Tibet, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritria, Djibouti, Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Togo, Iraq, Morocco, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Honduras, Ecuador, Mexico... *
Having intimate, beautiful, and challenging experiences with so many different cultures got me questioning my own cultural heritage and my role as a White teacher of students of color. *
I started getting deeply curious about U.S. American culture and, more specifically, White U.S. American culture. To be honest, the more questions I asked, the more disturbed I became. I started to see the power I had been given for no reason other than my skin color, I started to see the ways I was perpetuating systems of inequity, and I began to consider what I was going to do with my privilege and power...even as I struggled to fully accept I had privilege and power, because as a female non-profit employee, I didn't think I had much of either...but I do...and that's one way white supremacy keeps it's control, so everyday, I do my best to own it and use it wisely. *
I decided to continue on my journey toward owning my power by contributing to a cause. I chose TreeSisters because of its focus on creating new life, employing women of color, reflecting on values, building community, and reforesting the tropics with indigenous species...also, I had been told about TreeSisters three times and I now pay attention when I'm getting repeated messages... *
Anyway, this is one way I chose to contribute to a more just and interconnected world... because we are all connected and what we do to harm one, causes harm to us all, right? Right. *
What's one of your approaches to shifting our destructive cultural narrative?