Frida Friday is just one of the events masterminded by T.K. Tunchez. She is a force in our community and I can only guess we will be seeing much more of her in 2018. Not only is she making and selling her own art, she is providing spaces and making room for others. Read more about what she is about here.
Sandra Bland was pulled over for a traffic violation in 2015. When I heard the details of her arrest and death something inside of me stirred. Watching the footage and listening to the audio was heart wrenching. I didn't know it then, but it would be the beginning of my journey into the world of activism. Because black people were dying and nobody seemed to mind. Below are a few images from the Counter Balance ATX march in remembrance of Sandra Bland. If you are interested in working with non-profits, I recommend looking into Counter Balance by clicking here.
I have met some amazing women doing some impressive things with their lives and time. If you are female and have not joined at least one of the many women's groups in town you are missing out. These were taken at the June BossBabesATX meet-up. They are a badass collective of women who created a platform and space, a space in which I have met some true friends. If you don't know about them, I suggest you check them out.
Although I don't mention it much, I do shoot events. It is almost a secret pleasure. I feel like a spy or a fly on the wall, until the flash goes off of course. I was recently asked back to shoot the 3rd Annual Pie Contest and Hootenanny fund raiser hosted by KOOP Community Radio. It gave me the warm fuzzies to be asked back. I took a ton of photos but here are some highlights. If you would like to see the rest of them check out my KOOP album on my Facebook Page.
I am always looking for opportunities to pull my camera out. Practice makes perfect, right? Not to mention, I LOVE people watching. So, when a friend of Peached Tortilla invited me to their Pop Up dinner, I jumped at the chance.