Well, April is coming to a sunny close here in New York City and with the sun comes my Monthly Motivations. This month was a whirlwind filled with performances, rehearsals, trips, and some serious pondering about choices I have and need to make. These little nuggets I have picked up on the web are going to get me through my last month at age 25, I hope that they offer you the motivation and kick in the pants you may need!
While this post is a bit delayed (just finished my first three classes out on Rikers Island today, more details to come) I had to put up this great speech and new tumblr page I stumbled upon featuring Academy-award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o. I am another of the many who have jumped onto the Lupita bandwagon. Her elegance, grace, talent, and style are incredible inspirations for me. Knowing how hard she has worked to achieve all that has occurred in her whirlwind of a year since 12 Years A Slave‘s release were well earned and deserved.
Below you will find the speech she gave at Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood luncheon last week, as well as a tumblr page link which features some pretty great fan art archived from the web. May her Cinderella story inspire you and lift you to great heights as we prepare to “spring forward” this weekend 😉