This past week has been a blast may 21-22 was an amazing experience for The Gifted Empire LLC, at the 31st annual Malcom x festival. So much beauty and melanin in the atmosphere celebrating the life and legacy of a hero, legend for our people Malcom X, also known as El Hajj malik Al-Shabazz.
I had the honor of doing several henna tattoos (below are a few pictures from the hundreds of people I have done. lovely crowd thousands of people celebrating our heritage, life and history.
“I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight.”
Malcom X ( Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz)
Featured in the Atlanta Journal Consitution
Another great moment for The Gifted Empire LLC, was being featured in one of the most well known Media in Georgia as well united states. The link is presented below:
Life has thrown many curveballs, I have been blessed to duck and dive and make my way out with the power of prayer and mercy of the lord. Trust In God is the ultimate key to it all. I will never loose trust in God for he has seen me through the darkest of days. The best way of adjusting to life as I know now, is living in the moment. This very moment is the truth, what is presented before me should be the only focus. yes it is great to plan for the future, but to ponder , worry and stress about what is to come is a great way to meet with anxiety and depression. We have no control over the future, there fore we must plan , hope for the best and leave the rest for the almighty to carry out.
Let go and let God
Living in the moment and focusing on the now leads to peace and clarity of thought. What was can not be changed or brought back. No sense of holding onto things that cannot be undone. Let it all go and let God take care of it all. One of the biggest challenges I have had for an extremely long time is letting go of the past. Anytime I would sincerely do my best to be on top and move to new heights in life, a cloud from my past would float to the top of my being and Rain on me showers of doubt, hate , regret, animosity and revenge. Holding on to the past has crippled me in many ways ; since letting go and moving forward with trust in the almighty, I have regained a better insight. The past has mad me feel bitter and ugly. But my overpowering faith continues to break me out of that nasty bitter place.
Art and the present moment
One of the reasons I love art , being an artist and creating is because of the great space it puts me in. Everything is present, every stroke of the brush , color of paint , hand movement etc gives me an airy feeling of just being. I thank you all so much for following and supporting me on my journey.
so blessed to see another year in this beautiful month of Ramadan. This is the second Ramadan , most of us are witnessing in this pandemic. This Ramadan has made me even more grateful and appreciative to fast. to be able to fast and cleanse the heart, mind , body and soul in this month is definitely a blessing and mercy. I will take full advantage of this month as most everyone should. death is surrounding us daily, everyday at a rapid pace. be grateful and thankful to be a part of this holy month. This month I am solely focused on God, reading Quran , meditating as well eating foods not harmful for the body. I really cherish this time of year because it is a time to really change your life over 30-days. God says in the Quran : O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint,( Sura 2:183).
Fasting is what our souls need ; it is what our bodies have been craving for ! Fasting heals and restores ! enjoy this blessed month and Get close to God.
Friday chilling/vibing whatever you want to call it. I miss going to jummah. But since this pandemic jummah has been pretty much closed. Jummah is a religious day on friday that muslims go to mosque to pray, listen to a lecture and be amongst Other muslims. It is like sunday for christians who go to church.
Art is what i love and i think it loves me as Well. This piece is inspired by all the things that are going on in this country( united states ). I will represent, i must represent because this is my future. The future of my family and the future of my people. With all things that are going on I will remain at serenity. I have God and my art. The piece below is a 16×18 inches on canvas with acrylic aint.
when a woman knows her worth she is able to uplift a nation. This book includes various poems that speak on the essence, beauty, of a woman. It is dire for a woman to build a connection with her creator and stand firm in faith. A woman is the glue of family and society. The woman is adored by the creator and should honor herself. Dignity is a strong woman’s state of mind. When a woman knows her worth she carries herself different, thinks different and speaks different. “She knows her worth” has a message that is worth reading.
This book is great for self-esteem. This is also a great read if you like poetry
This book was published march 19 2019. and can be purchased on Amazon.com
just keep moving. move right along. God will make a way and put your doubt to shame. just keep moving it’s part of life’s game. Don’t look back, tomorrow is forever gone. just keep moving, move right along.There is joy coming and that joy will subside all. The negative days are a test, the negative days are stairs of elevation, so just keep patient and keep moving, move right along. Sunshine is the outcome after rain, There is not a living soul that does not experience pain. The recipe to success, the recipe to happiness and the recipe to clarity is to just keep moving, move right along.
The gifted artist has been writing since the age of 13 and particularly loves writing poetry. she speaks from the heart and soul. she has two self-published books on Amazon.