Where? Expat-brat. Born in South Carolina, Raised in Saudi Arabia, Lived in Rome, Baltimore, DC, Harlem and now the East Village in NYC!What do you do? I currently work at NYU in Student Affairs following an invigorating MA program in Humanities and Social Thought with a focus on race and gender. I also blog at www.prettypolitico.com. I'm working on devoting more time to increasing my blogger presence as a beauty and politics blogger. Before working for NYU I worked in Communications for Young People for the American Way and managed Planned Parenthood's national youth outreach program.
As a creative person you probably have projects listed in your mind or on a dreamboard waiting to come into fruition. You probably researched, explored, and even reached out to people for advice on how to make something happen. Yet those projects remain to be little notes jotted down on your to do list. Weeks go by, then months, and the next thing you know you're cleaning out a desk drawer and stumble upon that list written years ago. [[read on]]
Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the studio space of Erin Riley, an amazing tapestry weaver. Using a traditional medium she creates dynamic contemporary tapestries inspired by personal experiences and real-life observations.