11.14.18//: and just like that, she’s six years old! she is a complicated being, a far cry from easygoing but goodness, she is a teacher. she loves hard, is always down to adventure and reminds me the importance of patience, kindness, of simple things like slowing down and showing up. these past 5+ years of being together have transformed me- she is my kindred spirit. I thank my stars every day that this little spotted hippo angel is in my life. thanks for choosing our little family, we love you so Mirabai Marigold. now we’re off to take celebratory birthday drives, walkies, eat coconut yogurt treats and celebrate. #hypeyourdog#claimitgood#mirabaimarigold#lilmama#mydogismychild#firstborn#mydogispoiled
10.12.18//: This is where it all happened! The Snake Pit... a former converted garage turned into Studio A. The floor in the control room was worn down from all of the dancing, the original drums where Marvin Gaye got his start, piano where he recorded “What’s Going On” and where Stevie Wonder perfected his craft, the hook where David Ruffin hung his coat while singing with the Temptations, the amps where the Funk Brothers plugged in lending their talents to provide background music, where Diana Ross sang her first hit. There was even special speaker piped up into the attic to get that Motown magic!
Did you know that Barry Gordy had another label that recorded spoken word and speeches from prominent activists and artists? Yup... like Martin Luther King Jr, Elaine Brown, Huey P Newton and Langston Hughes. #claimitgood#detroit#motown#hitsvilleusa#keeplearning#keepdreaming
10.12.18//: A visit to the @motownmuseum had me feeling all of the feels today. Incredible to be in the place where so many greats got their start. Barry Gordy purchased this home with an $800 loan from his family’s lending pool, recruited local talented artists, ended up buying the whole damn block, building a movement and changing the music industry forever. Complicated, yes. But so inspiring! #claimitgood#detroit#hittsvilleusa#motown
10.06.18//: I’m going to focus on love today. Because honestly, I am so angry. I have been for such a long time. Find love, hold close, don’t let it go.