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My #StickyNotetoSelf Project Reached Post 100. Now What?

The #StickyNotetoSelf project recently reached its 100th sticky note with a big announcement to create a #StickyBOOKtoSelf.

But, that’s not the only announcement. Below are a few more updates that will be happening with this project.
New Web Url
You can now check the #StickyNotetoSelf project out at www.stickynotetoself.com.
Colored Sticky Notes
Most of the

Oct 3: Arts in Struggle

Arts in Struggle: An Afternoon of Creativity, Community, and Dialogue on the Struggle for Racial Justice in St. Louis

Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival Event, organized by the Center for the Humanities
October 3, 2 pm
Satori Art Studio, 3003 Locust St., St. Louis, MO 63103
 
Join us for an exciting afternoon of art, poetry, film and conversation. The exhibit features the works of Damon Davis and De Andrea Nichols, a poetry performance by Cheeraz Gormon, and a screening of documentary filmmaker Katina Parker’s “Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory.” Following the film, the audience will have the opportunity to engage all four artists in a roundtable discussion about the intersection between art and activism and struggles for racial justice in the wake of Michael Brown’s death. Jonathan Fenderson, assistant professor of African and African-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, will moderate the discussion.
Washington University in St. Louis

Aug 20: Faces of the Movement

Faces of the Movement Meet Up
Thursday, August 20
6:00-8:00PM
at Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112
Facebook Event

The Faces of the Movement project is currently exhibiting five of its photographic portraits at the Regional Arts Commission as a feature of the IMPTXDESIGN.14/15 exhibition by the Creative Reaction Lab.

On Thursday, August 20,

Nov 20: United Story Summit

The Fall 2015 United Story Summit aims to bridge narratives and perspectives to create innovations that address justice issues within the United States. After a year-long engagement with stories by youth and elders from several St. Louis communities, the U/S Summit culminates to provide space and strategies for participants to respond together, fuse ideas, and produce achievable solutions to today’s pressing justice issues.

Oct 8-10: AIGA Design Conference Panel

Event Description via AIGA:
Provocative speakers, nightly parties, facetime with your design heroes… and all the beignets you can eat. The AIGA Design Conference—moderated by 99% Invisible creator, Roman Mars—is the place to learn, get inspired, and celebrate design with your friends and colleagues.

Image via AIGA

Aug 7-Sep 5: IMPTXDESIGN.14/15 Exhibition

Starting August 7, I will have have work and events featured in the IMPTXDESIGN.14/15 exhibition, curated by the Creative Reaction Lab. My featured projects included:

Faces of the Movement, with Charles Wade and Attilio D’Agostino
United Story: Ferguson Beyond Today, with Sophie Lipman, Mike Pagano, and Cambrie Nelson
Connected for Justice

The teams with United

Press: St. Louis Public Radio (August 2014)

For the 1 year marker since the shooting death of Michael Brown erupted into a national movement against police brutality, St. Louis Public Radio spoke to artists who activated themselves and communities to learn how the local arts scene had been influenced by the social resistance. I was selected as

#StickyNotetoSelf

The #StickyNotetoSelf project is a semi-daily micro-blog and creative photo project that I started as a way to remind myself of life lessons, inspirations, and frustrations that each day may bring. Using Instagram as the primary platform for the project, #StickyNotetoSelf interweaves through images of my daily life that serve