26 was a roller coaster type of year for me. I traveled and visited both parents, I won a national spoken word title, I began writing my first fiction and published a graphic novel. My spoken word is being broadcasted as an MTV commercial thanks to UNITY Charity. I designed and implemented youth creative leadership programs and co-founded Ink Veins – young women’s spoken word group. I produced some great events with the help of my community. I learned about city politics through my work with Toronto Women’s City Alliance. I’ve worked on projects along side some inspiring friends, teachers and youth.
I’m coming out of this crazy year with the realization of how easy it is to lose yourself in the hustle and become unbalanced spiritually and physically. I no longer choose to believe that success comes with sacrifice – that’s just an excuse for not spending…
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