As I approach the one year anniversary of QueenEarth & Friends, I’m in deep thought about all of the folks who have touched my life. I always ask my students to write about their heroes and villains. I decided to do it for myself and I wrote about the folks who have been influential in my life. Take a look at my December blog and read up about my heroes! http://www.queenearth.com/2012/11/heroes-and-villains-my-heros-journey/. I can name a long list of positive and negative teachers, in life and in the classroom. More than this past year, and more than my life in Baltimore, there are so many people who have helped me to get to where I am today.
Speaking of helpers, get ready for the last QueenEarth & Friends show of 2012. December 15 will be poetry, emcees, acoustic guitars, and wordplay. Slick Vic Low and Poet Rebecca Dupas will bring their dope lyrics to my show and I am so excited! They are two of my favorite wordsmiths in the DMV. You should be there! Facebook has all the info! If you missed QE & Friends in November, peep the info about the next show! It’s our last party in 2012! https://www.facebook.com/events/517971141563435/?ref=ts&fref=ts Don’t forget to bring your BOGO postcards. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read up to find out how you can get your hands on half price admission to a QE show with my eco friendly advertising! http://www.queenearth.com/2012/10/lessons-from-the-garden/
Eco-friendly also means supporting local vendors, up cycling, and reusing. Come do some holiday shopping! You’ll get local soaps, crafts, jewelry, food, and folks. I play at the Last Chance Holiday Craft Show December 8 from 2-4pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/170172516461698/ What a great way to continue my movement and reconnect with some of my friends from the summer farmer’s markets! Come join us! For a full list of show and events, visit http://www.queenearth.com/calendar-of-shows/.
As I mature as a performer and an educator, I’m beginning to see how much I/we can also influence people. From my students to members of my audience, I’m trying to be more aware of the messages that I’m sending. In 2013, I’m really examining what it means to be QueenEarth, what it means to be one person on a planet of many, what it means to make better choices for our future on this Earth. I have an opportunity to help others on their journeys and maybe do it through a song or a lesson plan about heroes and villains. Perhaps, I can change the world. I realize that big strides can also be made with itty bitty baby steps. One person, one song, one postcard, one day, one show at a time. I am blessed to have my voice. I love my worldwide QueenEarth & Friends, the people, the event, and the music. Take a listen to OUR album! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/queenearth-friends-live-acoustic/id580300302 Thank you all. Follow us. Tell a friend. Live. Laugh. Love.