I am a visual artist and art center director. I have also worked as a writer for several publications but prefer to get out from behind the computer and get my hands and my mind into my work so I shifted my focus away from writing but still like to write a piece from time to time and nice editors let me do that. The best days at the art center are when there are dancers, actors, musicians and artists all swirling around the building working on productions and projects. It is a very busy and alive place to work. I thrive there. We also host meetings and seminars on a variety of interesting subjects. Never a dull moment.
My neighbors because they coexist so beautifully. I wish it could spread around the world.
I can read your mind. It scares me.
Parking tickets. Ugh.
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Tanya Torp Radical Hospitality
It is not radical hospitality to come in and tell other people what they need to do. It's radical when you let them lead and you get out of the way.
I hope and pray that my inner compass yields to radical hospitality always, even if I get it wrong, because I've seen the richness in my life I wouldn't find anywhere else. And I hope the same for you, and our community too.
Radical hospitality opened my heart and gave me a family, y'all. People I'm not related to by blood, but they're my family.
Walk alongside young people. They really need us.
I define radical hospitality as 'transformational connection through welcome.'
In my lifetime, I've noted a shift away from the sheer thought of engagement and collective humanity, making way for apathy, complacency and even anger, hatred and greed. And I'm kinda sick of it. What about y'all?
I go weeks, or months, without putting words on the page but I'm always writing in my head.
Most writing happens in your brain and not when your fingers are on the keyboard
I think symbolism only works if it's organic.
I work the hardest on the characters I disagree with.
You have some kind of power, some kind of ability to change the world. You just have to figure out how to go about it...and ask for help.
Being angry and being scared is a total waste of energy and human potential.
The work for justice is not easy. But it can get easier if we all work towards it together.
If you think you're doing enough, you're doing the minimum. If you're doing too much, you're doing barely enough.
We have to grow daily to work against injustice.
Soreyda Begley The daily fight against injustice
It matters for each and every one of us to work toward building an authentic community of curiosity and leadership rooted in optimism, love and understanding for one-another.
We are the best versions of ourselves when we are given the opportunity and ability to ask for help, and knowing that the response we are going to receive is compassion.
We're the best versions of ourselves when we truly accept the uniqueness and backgrounds of one-another's identities.