I started by redefining the word “positivity.” I used to think positivity meant obnoxious optimism and being happy all the time. I thought it meant not acknowledging the…
#This all day. When I say #BeEncouraged and #keeponpushing and life is good even when it hurts, this is what I mean. For some of us, life hurts every day, and while that pain and illness is valid, it’s not all there is. But hope is a habit, even (or especially) when we’re gritting our teeth.
I love this picture, man. This and the previous few snaps come directly from @5egallery’s website. I’ve been blowing y’all up all day, I know. But I’m passionate about how 5e & other kinds of transformative creative spaces make #Detroit & our lives better. The kids in 5e’s #Dilla Youth Program, the women #emcees that get love through The Foundation Tuesday(?) nights, the block enlivened by the colors of the gallery - all of these programs happen when passionate folk dig in their pockets & encourage their peoples to do the same. Please #donate to #Save5eGallery. @Paypal, check - whatever - send it & believe in the power of art and artists to change our world for the better. Let’s keep it funky. Visit http://5egallery.org to donate or go straight to PayPal and send your gift to firstname.lastname@example.org. They take checks, too #ijs
When @5egallery took over their building, they gave it new life, color, love, flavor. Now their #Corktown building is in jeopardy. We’re blowing up the web to raise $14K by tomorrow. If you can, please give a few bucks to keep #5e alive in #DETROIT. The streets and the community need its light.