Gratitude for the people who support me!!
Special Thanks to Some Incredible People
Alicia Michael Chandler
I always knew I wanted Alicia to do my photography! As soon as I had the idea for the red fabric, and dress, and the hill, it was always, only Alicia. Then synchronicity; her talented husband had a Kickstarter campaign, to support his Night Sea album release and one of the rewards was a photo shoot with Alicia!!! YESSS!!!!
I am forever grateful she made the drive and then the hike to take these photos!
Check Out Alicia at:
@AliciaChandlerCo , AliciaChandler.co
You know those people who just step up and then later you find out how cool they are! Thats Ben!
Benjamin volunteered to help (our mutual friend) Alicia, with the photo shoot, which meant, running after that red fabric about 300 times. Thank you so much Ben! These photos would not be the same without you!
Check out Ben's projects:
Urban Confessional: A Free Listening Movement
HEARD Podcast , Crash Acting
Look at this girl!! She is amazing, and beautiful, and so talented. My hair never looked this good until Consuelo came into my life! She saw my need and worked her magic!
I found out I had curly hair when I was 16 and it's been an interesting dance, since then, to make 'em look good. Consuelo's got it! She knows curls!!
Check Out Consuelo:
My Beloved Harley - I call her my Soul Puppy!!
She was with me through the roughest parts.
Mom, Our time together is always filled to the brim with LOVE!! You have always been there for me!! You taught me how to be a great mom!!! I'm so blessed to have you in my life!
Here's to adventures and laughter and healing and all the boon stuff! I'm glad I've got you by my side on this crazy ride we call life!
Dad, You give your heart through all you do, all you provide! I know your love is never-ending! I love you!
Kiddo, You have blessed my life in ways I could never have imagined! Life is always an adventure with you! You have taught me more about myself, and more about love than I've ever known before.
I love you to the moon and back!
To All My Family and Friends! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!
I couldn't do this without your love and support. You all mean the world to me!
Laura Segura (and My NTLP Family) - The first chance I had to learn and share in a diverse setting was at NTLP, National Teen Leadership Program. At 16 years old, I was a sheltered girl, from a white-washed town. Laura, you provided me the tools to not only take dominion over my own attitude, you also provided a foundational experience for me, to be immersed in a culture of diversity and acceptance. I was surrounded by peers, who became my friends, of varied races and socio-economic status. Thank you! I'll always be a "Heart"!
Dan Pallotta - I'mPossible Dreams! Talk about Inspiration... Touring with Pallotta Teamworks (my first legit job after graduating college) was a dream. Thank you Dan, for your bold vision and relentless persistence to improve the world. You taught me to DREAM BIG, really, really big. Because of you, I know the biggest dreams you can fathom are the most inspiring. I know that people want to do the most they can do, not the least. I know we can be both (humanKIND).
To the Thousands of 3-Day and Multi Day AIDSRide Participants - Thank you for showing me that people are willing to sustain a culture of possibilities and kindness. You were pushed out of your everyday comforts and you showed true character! If we can live like this for 3 days, 5 days and 7 days, then we can do it for a month, a year and a lifetime!
Rev Kev - Kevin Ross, you saw something in me when I wasn't able to see it in myself! Call it Spirit, God, Light, connection: you witnessed a truth in me, when I wasn't sure I was worthy of anything but abuse. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for giving me the chance to become your radio show producer. Thank you for bringing me into the mastermind process. You have been a great mentor. You taught me to give from the overflow when you said, "My cup runneth over and my saucer too." Because of you, I will never fear being a little EXTRA!!
Anita Ross - Anita, you helped me open to the truth of who I am. Thank you for giving me a new understanding of dignity. It truly changed my life. I still remember the priceless moment in your workshop, I heard you define "dignity". You said dignity is your "innate state of being worthy. . ." and at first, the definition confused me. I had always thought I needed to achieve to be worthy. I pondered on your words and realized that I needed to know I was worthy just as I am and for all that I am not. I needed to know that I didn't have to earn love. I needed to accept that I am love. I am forever grateful for the gift of you!!!