Treat Yo Self!

I am now 29 years young. Time is flying and I am growing into the adult I always hoped to be with some surprises. Of course when I was younger I imagined that by this age I would have a house, a marriage and perhaps some little ones calling me Mommy,Mama or Pretty (I also imagined I would have some cool little ones that would create their own name for me i.e. Pretty or Sunshine) But with my grand plan I never saw so many of the blessings I have now.

I am an Alum of NYU. An Art Educator who teaches teens. Teens who love me (I know this to be true because they never leave my sight without saying I love you Tiffany). I love them  like my own and they give me unimaginable hope. I am a Brooklyn resident in a forever changing landscape. I am an Artist. I am a proud big sister. And a daughter my parents brag about:”I never took a pill for my kids”. I am a giver of love and a receiver of many of the universe blessings. 

So as I live the last months of my 20’s I am excited for my future. Now don’t get me wrong I often have outburst. Moments of stressful sometimes tearful impatience. But I know I am blessed. And I am ready. 

Looking forward to debuting my new work for Love,Mama. Stay tuned and living in love & light. 

Remember TREAT YO SELF!!!!!!!

On my National Day of LOVE

Today was so amazing with my students I had to share:

  • My former student came to visit school today. He welcomed me by calling out Mom and hugging the life out of me
  • Seeing my students sit in the VIP section of the Award Ceremony because they earned an award for the previous cycle
  • Getting on stage to make an announcement and hearing the student body screaming various versions of my name with deep love! 
  • My student who asked if the man in the Keith Haring documentary was Keith LIFE PARTNER! And no one in the class reacted if the idea of gayness was strange! 
  • My students who GOT KEITH HARING’s ART to the T! I mean they embraced HIM!
  • My male student who educated his peer on the wrongness of the phrase NO HOMO! ” Man if you secure in who you are why say that? And if you were homo what is the issue in that? Gay is ok”
  • The students in Art Crew radiating  with pride after rehearsal and editing their first short film. “Tiffany we gotta take ARt Crew out into the world! We can change the world!”

*happy tear* I love my job and I love the Young people of NYC! They make it alllll worth it! ART forever!