I got a job at an organization that provides civil legal representation to low-income clients via lawyers, law students, and paralegals volunteering their time. Over 400 people applied for the job, and after a few rounds of interviews, I was offered the position. There are only 10 people on the whole staff (including me) and everyone has been so great thus far. Tomorrow is my first day, and I can’t be more excited.
Today is Hank and I’s 10 year anniversary and it couldn’t have been more perfect. He had today off, and it was the first time in 3 or 4 years that we’ve been able to be together on our anniversary. We woke up, had a late breakfast at a great local diner, had coffee at our fav kinda bougie place, watched True Blood, went on a long bike ride, hung out more, dressed up and went to a great Japanese/sushi place near us, had awesome gourmet ice cream, and came home and stumbled upon a Nee Belgium event right behind our apartment. I’m finishing off the day sitting on a blanket on the grass with him, watching short movies on a big projector and drinking a sour beer. So lucky, perfect day.
Interesting how we’re always hearing how shameful and irresponsible it is to be a teen mom.
But we never hear the same messages directed at teen dads.
Or even the words “teen dad”.
It’s almost like society demonizes women’s sexuality and sexual choices while absolving men of all sexual responsibility and judgement.
1. Antonio Douthit-Boyd, Alicia Graf Mack, Jamar Roberts and Kirven Douthit-Boyd
2. Matthew Rushing and Linda Celeste Sims
3. Linda Celeste Sims
4. Artistic Director Robert Battle, Associate Artistic Director Masazumi Chaya and members of the Company
5. Members of the Ailey company with Artistic Director Robert Battle
6. The Company
7. Jacqueline Green
8. Antonio Douthit-Boyd
9. Alicia Graf Mack
10. The Company with Artistic Director Robert Battle
Photos by Andrew Eccles
I love that I can immediately tell that these are Alvin Ailey dancers. He’s one of my favorites and I would die if I could see one of his shows.
I love my neighborhood. Beltline Lantern Parade 2014. (at The Atlanta Beltline: Northeast Corridor)