It has been a powerful 6 months on planet earth and in the United States of America. very painful for many and also incredibly awakening for us all.
I am excited to be singing this Sunday at 1pm in my home village next to this beautiful mural recently commissioned to be painted on a local barn. (right across the street from Sturgis Library). It was painted by Joe Diggs and Jackie Reeves.
I remember growing up in Barnstable Village and going to Barnstable High School from 1984-1988 and knowing something was very wrong. I could tell how I got special treatment because I was a “good kid”. A good kid because my Dad was a doctor and I had white skin with blond hair. I watched as other students who were black or didn’t have a mom always on the PTA got treated differently. I didn’t have the language to talk about it – and not many adults did either – but I could feel it and it didn’t feel good.
That is why I wanted to get off Cape Cod as quickly as possible. I could tell I was different somehow (even though I had not yet come out as a lesbian) and wanted to find people who felt different like me and were working for equality and inclusion.
I have journeyed to lots of places in this world – 12 years in Brooklyn, NY, a couple years in the Middle East (Cairo & Lebanon), 8 years back on Cape Cod running Sounding Still Wellness and now I am currently living in Boston teaching at a private school in Weston.
The reality and pain of white privilege and colonization is everywhere, and we are in a time now with great opportunity to educate ourselves, so we can begin talking and acting in public, as well as privately, with more intention, awareness and transformational love.
I could not be more happy to sing and be among artists who are asking questions and creating conversations right here in my home village of Barnstable.
I am sure I will sing this song: Freedom is an Inside Job.
Love love love
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Morning Alicia, I was meeting with a potential animator for our animated film in Belmont, MA, Sunday afternoon, so unable to join this special event. Was there in spirit. So sad I couldn’t be there.
The flow of the development of the short animated film is strong and steady. Receiving my first of three quotes from animators next Tuesday, Oct 20th, and using that as a template for the two other interesting animators to submit quotes. Will decide on the next step based on quotes.
Will keep you in the loop.
Love and we are all one blessings, Missy
HI Missy! Happy November! I am so looking forward to our project together!