I believe the children are our future...

I believe the children are our future….

ooohhh. we miss you, Whitney!

But thats not really what I came here to say… or sing… okay, focus D.

Last week, I had the honor of participating (for the 2nd year in a row) in the Great American Teach In. What a privilege it is to get to build with the babies all day long.

I visited Adams Middle School in Tampa, FL. While I was initially asked to visit one class, the principal got a hold of my music and message and asked me to come in for the whole day. I spent seven class periods with three classes in each period, for a total of about 350 students. I performed, showed them a couple of videos and answered a bunch of questions. ..and what great questions they were!

Our babies are BRILLIANT! They asked some wonderfully well thought out questions.. questions that made me pause and think before answering.

A few of them came up and performed for their classes. One who, according to the teachers, wouldn’t even look anyone in the eyes just last semester was now in front of the class rapping. Lovely!

I’m looking forward to being able to travel more and connect with our youth all across the country and world. Join me in loving up on them. They need us and the truth is.. we need them too. After all, they are our future.
Much love,
~dy

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a magical moment!

check out this beautiful recap of my trip to Porto, Portugal while on the Dreampusher tour. It truly moved me. =)

truth is, this moment meant just as much to me as it did to them. ❤

http://blog.heroandcreatives.com/post/67585484632/belarus-usa-portugal-together

there is work to be done…

This quote, from an incredible young poet that I know really moved me this morning.. I was JUST having a discussion regarding this topic the other day.. and was basically told that it is all in my head, that I’m looking for negativity and it was even made light of with a few jokes…it threw me off for a moment.. but I bounced right back as I know that there is still work to be done.. and to be bothered for more than a moment… would be a waste of valuable energy. I also understand that the person doesn’t have ill intentions…he’s a great person. But like anything, when its not your experience… it can be hard to understand. Anyway… here is the quote:

“I really miss movies and shows staring people who look like me that has nothing to do with talent. I want a show with a person of color who doesn’t have to dance or sing or isn’t the token black person. I want to see a show about people of color that doesn’t revolve around them having bad attitudes or being sassy or having horrible parents. I want to see a show with whole, flawed and perfected female characters – and with whole, flawed and perfected male characters – that show growth and wisdom and transformations without the gimmicks…. I will be apart of a show like this one day.” – Nia Scott

Have you seen me?...

FRONT PAGIN’ in the paper this morning…well, front page of the arts and entertainment section. 😉 ….

… a few years ago I had my friends taking pics of me backstage at State Theatre before having to vacate to make room for the headliner…today, I’m being shot by the paper and featured in the very same space. give thanks. #grateful

if you’re in the area cop yours today! shouts to Jay at Tampa Bay Times for the feature. #dreampusher

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You are appreciated!

~dy

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