Jun 27, 2016

Bill's Turn at Metamorphosis

While living in NYC I always saw Mr. Cunningham either pedaling away on his bike, or snapping away with his camera. Up until his recent passing I was a devoted fan of his column and videos in the Times. Mr. Cunningham was truly a member of the NYC community and of humanity.

My favorite memory of him is back in the summer of 1988 or 89. I was hanging out with Willi Ninja and the rest of the house in Washington Square Park. We were holding court by the fountain. And, of course the music was pumping from a radio and the House of Ninja was voguing for points. Mr. Cunningham jumped off his bike and our little moment turned into a photo shoot. Willi looked at one of his "children" and said, "Turn it out. He's Bill Cunningham from the New York Times. Gurl you will be in the newspaper."

I admire him for living a life dedicated to following his passion. Another legend has passed. My but the world is changing.

Jun 21, 2016

Say Their Names

I have been somewhere in between numb and shock in regards to the mass killing in Orlando. Several days ago this poured out from me onto my facebook page. I am now sharing it here.

Every human comes with gifts to share with the world. Every human given love and guidance can learn how to share his or her gifts with the world. We all can testify about our own moments of having the experience of receiving the gifts of another, in our own life's journey, proves this belief to be true.

With the pull of a trigger, humans moving with hate and misguidance, can purchase weapons designed for war and easily wipe away the souls sent by the divine. We continue to lose beautiful spirits embodied within flesh, because fearful souls feel the need to possess the weapons that can kill instantly when they are angry, scared, confused or lost.

Mass killings are becoming the new abnormal. And, don't get it twisted, gun violence is out of control. Look at what is happening in Chicago. To those that believe that current gun laws, especially regarding semi-automatic guns are sane you are stuck in wanting to be right, rather then doing what is right. Many countries that have faced the horror of mass killing and gun violence are getting it right. Australia has not had a mass killing since 1996! Why? Australia changed their laws about gun possession . Google it!

Sadly, we continue to lose our sense of safety. We also continue to lose the beautiful spirits that were sent to aid our shared humanity. Take a look at what we have lost. Click Here