Southbound photos of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science.Continue reading “My Visit to Southbound”
I vowed it would be my choice
I vowed it wouldn’t be the same
I vowed I’d follow my gut
I vowed I’d open back up
Before I made their choice
I choose what looked the part
I choose what felt right
I overlooked the red flags
I overlooked the patterns
I overlooked my initial gut feeling
Oh but this time I’ve made vows to myself and I won’t turn back!
Learning to keep my very own promises.
Ella Mae’s Boo’d up lyrics run through my mind from time to time and sometimes I wish I could press rewind!
But this time I can’t so I’ll hit play and sing like it’s nobodies business I must admit my favorite line goes something like this…
Congrats was something I wasn’t ready to accept.
I didn’t picture this as a congratulatory moment.
It’s not the congrats I wanted.