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“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” -Michael Jordan As I made my way up the third concrete hill of my hood, I repeated to myself, // you’re stronger than you know // For the entirety of my run, I compared my physical stamina to that of my mental endurance. In life there will always be hills. Most of us see the hill and run for cover, […]

Puttin’ on the Ritz

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“She learned to survive and reinvent herself. She envisioned a better, elegant future for herself. Like me, she knew you had to have a vision.” -American Hustle The Ritz Carlton in Downtown Los Angeles, March 2014 Photographer/Director, Evan Woods Model/MUA/Stylist, Morgan Ryan    “There is it,”  he said. I focused my eyes in the direction of Evan’s attention. The Ritz Carlton. It shined liked a beacon of light against the dark starlit sky. A diamond amongst all […]

The Hummingbird

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“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go agaisnt the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though everybody is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit […]