..you can get upset or you can accept that all roses have thorns
and you’re only bled dry
by the pricks that you allow to happen again and again

model @lutchings
make up @voldemortsjumpoff
hair @missinches
photo zigga zagga

the beautiful souls at yesterday’s event. if you ever doubt your ability to persevere, you should attend one of our events and listen to what people have been put through and risen from. inspiring and empowering. in this moment i am grateful for freedom. #abusesurvivalstories

spoke on a panel yesterday for the Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse. my loving friend @dqtislove was in the audience and spoke up to make sure everyone knew about Abuse: Survival Stories and how much it has been impacting people’s lives, because she felt i wasn’t talking about it enough. lol. #teammates #blessed

tiny snippet of the talent that comes to RISE Monday’s. Renée and Charmie at last night’s #416RISE auditions.

Orlando Franklin of the Denver Broncos is at RISE! owwwwwww!!! #416RISE

Abuse: Survival Stories
the magnificent force of perseverance
free event Saturday, April 26th, 2014
Victoria Village Library
184 Sloane Ave., Toronto
11 am to 4 pm
it’s been 2 years since we started, can you believe it? (at Victoria Village Library)

brilliant minds and hearts. Randell Adjei and Amy Hosotsuji! just wrapped up a beautiful, powerful RISE meeting. cyphers, Maestro, and arts enrichment panels—-2nd Anniversary event is going to be thunder. #416RISE
@rise__edutainment @hoso2g

so me. (at community centre bout to watch Ohm ball)

my friends are awesome.
Abuse: Survival Stories returns April 26th.

the 57th random act of beauty:
New Hope of Children Association in Cambodia provides free education to children in need. i was blessed with the opportunity to give these angels their very first class photos.
check them out at 500randomactsofbeauty.tumblr.com