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"I emigrated from Liberia at the age of eighteen, and a lovely Jewish family took me in and helped fund my education. Their names were Anne and William Rothenberg. They had never even met me before. But they allowed me to live with them and introduced me to everyone as their daughter. They would never explain beyond that—it was always just ‘our daughter.’ It was so fun to see the confusion on people’s faces. They’ve both passed away. But a few years ago I started a scholarship fund for Liberian children, and I named it after them.”" . . . #meditationguide #spiritualguide #magicalpeople #magicplaces #transforming #goingwithlifesflow #socialchangeartist #socialartist #artistforchange #humansofny #skylarkstudios #diversestories #diverseperspectives #diversity #truelife #bendwithlife #goingwithlife #humansofny #diversity #connectingthroughstories

Welp, that just about captures it. Hold on tight to your personal truths! #authenticity #diverseperspectives #innerconfidence #strength

Science is the name but collaboration is the game!! #triplei18 #diverseperspectives

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"“I was on a leadership team in 5th grade. At the end of the year we were supposed to take a trip to Washington DC. We held fundraisers and everything. But when it was time to go, I didn’t have the identification papers to buy a plane ticket. So our teacher Ms. Rivera decided that we’d take a bus. Just so I could go too. That trip changed my life. It made me want to be a lawyer. And Ms. Rivera became one of the closest people in my life. She always kept in touch. She basically watched me grow up. One time in high school I got in a huge fight with my mom, and Ms. Rivera came and took me on a long car ride. I started to tell her everything. I told her about a recent break-up, and how I smoked weed, and ‘I did this,’ and ‘I did that.’ She just listened to everything. Then she started telling me about her life too. She told me that she’d been in an abusive relationship. I’d always thought her life was perfect because she was a guidance counselor. But she’d been through so much too. When it was came time to apply for college, Ms. Rivera was the one who helped me apply for DACA. She told me about the TheDream.us scholarship. I didn’t even want to apply. I was ready to give up. I’d just accepted that I’d always work in restaurants like my mom. But Ms. Rivera made me apply. She said: ‘What happened to that girl who wanted to be a lawyer?’ I learned that I got the scholarship in February. They're paying for my entire college. Ms. Rivera was so proud of me. She kept saying: ‘I told you so.’” .
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"“I don’t get to live the life of a seventeen year old. My mom is always working and I have a six-year-old brother. So I have to do everything that a mother would do. I take him to kindergarten, pick him up, feed him, clean up after him. I don’t get to take breaks. I can’t play sports after school. I can’t get extra tutoring. But it’s not my mom’s fault. She’s trying to save money for me to go to college. And she tells me every day that I’m a wonderful daughter. But it’s been very difficult for me. The only good thing is that I can understand adult problems already. I don’t take anything for granted and I know that life is not easy. It seems like my friends aren’t even studying to get knowledge. They’re studying to get an allowance. So I think I’m more mature than most seventeen year olds. But at some point I would like some time to take care of myself. Or maybe even have someone take care of me for a change.” (Moscow, Russia)"
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Look out for more diverse stories, and perspectives here on my page. As we strive to hear people's different experiences, and come to understand the struggles they face, we can start to feel how we are all connected, and maybe in the end, have the courage to face our own demons inside, and out. This is my goal as a performing artist, and the mission of my Healing Sanctuary Community, to inspire us to feel a connection to one another and cultivate a place within ourselves where we can heal as individuals and as a society. - Skylark
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#humansofny #diversestories #diverseperspectives #diversity #truelife #meditationguide #spiritualguide #safespaces #passions #diversitystudies #socialchangeartist #ethnicstudies #educatetoliberate #socialchange #artistforchange #socialartist #spiritualartist

Our friends @kazaconcrete are making the final preparations for Milan. We can’t wait to share images of the installation.
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Getting our little friends ready for the trip to Milan #minitiles #installation #concretedesign #venturafuture #mdw2018 #milandesignweek #diverseperspectives #tiledesign #surfacedesign #exhibition #milan #kazaconcrete #3dtiles #walltiles #terrazzo #architecture #interiorinspo #grtarchitects

Proud to say I was recently interviewed by an editor at the Center for Feminist Foreign Policy to discuss careers in the Foreign Service and my experience as a female of color in the service. Check it out and let me know your thoughts! Http://centreforfeministforeignpolicy.org/interviews/2018/4/9/lia-miller #foreignpolicy #internationalaffairs #careersininternationalaffairs #diversevoices #diverseexperiences #diverseperspectives #feminism #feministpolicy #watchoutherewecome #caolife #diplonoire #liaworldtraveler @blackfeministsupreme

See all those red dots! Owen’s work is selling fast, (and how could it not!). Less than an hour left to come to our Diverse Perspectives reception. So much amazing artwork all created by adult artists with autism in celebration of National Autism Awareness Month. The show will be up all month if you can’t make tonight’s reception. #sophiesgalleryandgiftshop #autismawareness #autismawarenessmonth #shoplocal #diverseperspectives #theartofautism

Planning to visit San Diego this weekend? Find these two pieces at Sophie's Kensington Gallery as part of Diverse Perspectives exhibition. #epicluisart #diverseperspectives #artofautism #autismart #autisticartist #artutopia #autismo #autismawareness #autismaceptance #autismwillnotstopme #autismcantstopme #artexhibition #Sandiego #sandiegoartgallery #whattodoinsandiego

"An unbearable tension seized me upon reading Baldwin's critique of the Nation. Though his insistence om love---not a feebke thing to be granted easily, but a tough-minded understanding that insists on accountability for America's wrongs---moved me, I also possessed a perspective that Baldwin dismissed out of hand as naïve & morally bankrupt. I grew up in Los Angeles as a member of the Nation of Islam." - Ismail Muhammad
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"In 2018, a world home to both the Movement for Black Lives & a president that identifies white supremacists as fine people, we are given a movie about black empowerment where the only redeemed blacks are African nobles. They safeguard virtue & goodness against the threat not of white Americans or Europeans, but a black American man, the most dangerous person in the world."
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"An Unbearable Tension: On James Baldwin & The Nation of Islam" by Ismail Muhammad & " 'Black Panther' Is Not the Movie We Deserve" by Chris Lebron are two pieces of criticism that moved me on varying levels.

Muhammad's piece moved me, because like Tayari Jones did with "An American Marriage," it read me. It read me because this book that I hold in high esteem & champion all the way from the mountaintops is dismissive towards the Nation of Islam. Lebron's piece moved me for him being so passionate, even when some of his points are wrong, yet I know he is on the right side of history & who his loyalties are with. He truly is someone rooting for everybody black.

I post these articles because I think if you have read "The Fire Next Time," & have gone to see "Black Panther," & have enjoyed both you will appreciate these critiques. We can all be blinded by art which we consume that we enjoy immensely. How can we enjoy it so much, that we completely ignore or ot even notice these seemingly obvious flaws? Credit it to human nature I suppose.

It also shows the importance of re-reading/watching art that you love. Also the importance of being vocal when correcting former mistakes in judgment.

#DiversePerspectives #Read #OrBeRead #Learn #Study #Practice #Criticism #History #Religion #BlackPanther #Marvel #Baldwin #BlackMenRead

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