How it happened
Although I’ve lived in Austin Texas for 2 years now, I have never attended any SXSW events, I’ve only been shocked at the traffic. This year I was invited by my friend Lynan to attend the 2018 SXSW Be Conference this past weekend. Although I was unsure of what this event would entail, I decided to go ahead and try to get a ticket. A month or so passes, and the event rises on the heels of my hectic work week. I hop into my car and 30 minutes later I find myself looking for parking at the zoo...I mean downtown.
“The Be Conference is focused on...more
Day 7: The best part of being a girl, is the idea of becoming a woman. We imagine all of the ways in which we are going to conquer the world. For some of us, we only imagine the ways in which we are going to stay hidden, unseen, and unheard. Due to the experiences in our youth, so many astounding young women fall through the cracks and are never able to entertain the quality of self, No more! We are changing all of that today!more
Anyone else turn into the Grinch during the winter? I mean I love a crackling fire and hot cocoa like the next gal. But stepping out into the very disrespectful snow and icy sharp wind...yeahhh..that'll be a hot "NO" for me.
Although the winter and I are exes, I still have to give my love to him for reminding me to appreciate those things I take for granted. Like a warm home, car, clothes, etc. I have never imagined walking outside into the heart of winter without the company of a warm coat. Today, I will be donating to...more
Day 15: Here's to the #2k18 STAYCATION we all need! The most important destination is peace of mind. I know we can't be there all the time, we're not meant to, I get that. But, we do need to seek it often. The one place we need it the most is in our own homes. If this happens to be untrue for you, then something isn't right, and something needs to change. You need to be mentally safe in the place you lay your head. So, do the places you take your emotions have room and board for your "peace...more
Day 16: You guys, I saw this quote on friends Instagram (shoutout to Mecca), and I thought it was the most amazing qotd! This speaks to me because of all of the ways I went around my calling. I tried to fall in love with what everyone else thought was good for them, and boy oh boy did I waste some timeeee! Never again. Do what makes you happy, and content at the end of the day. If you haven't, you ain't livin yo most bomb life! "The Risk" taught me how to be the key for me!
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We invite you to come out and celebrate with our friends and family for the launch of "Tales From The Clothesline". We will have games with prizes, a raffle, and lots of fun. I look forward to having you dine and celebrate with us.
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Tales From The Clothesline Countdown Day 20: The homes we grew up in tell tales of our happiness, pride, soft places, concerns, fear, and our understanding of the world. Our youth is molded by the people who walk inside of our home (our minds), the things we longed for at the window, the strength of the foundation, and the security of our roofs. We speak the native language of our childhood homes, and often times people outside of similar homes do not speak that same language, and that is what makes it so hard to conversate. Our most beautiful and horrifying experiences pull us into a...more
Spotlight: You belong to you and no one else. You are the sole owner of your heart, spirit, and mind. You create emotion and gift it to those around you. You are not a shareholder, you are the owner.
1. What happened during the journey
There are so many people in your life that endorse reactions from you. You return these endorsements with a body of work. Sometimes when you choose to give your art to others, you will meet a loss. Now, this doesn't happen all the time but surely when you don't research the venue you are performing in. This comes...more
Unless of course you are the family member who is never designated to make it (stop being so afraid of a lil sugar and a second packet). But for the rest of you, you betta make it like your cousins are headed over! Anywho, I am sure you are wondering why you are here. Well my dear, you have been cordially invited to embark on this exciting journey of giving with me. Let's take a few steps back, and allow me to introduce myself. My name is Suhailah Waheed, I am a 23 year old college graduate who, like many of you, have found yourself taking a very different course in life than you imagined....more
There are going to be countless times in your life, where it seems as though "nothing makes sense". Let's talk about it. There are places you will find yourself in, and wonder how you got there. Let's talk about it. There is something you desire, something you want to change, and a happiness you know lives in you. Let's bring that out, now! You know what they say about those lemons.....more