Posts tagged verses and flow
Posts tagged verses and flow
I am so excited to announce a new campaign inspired by Lori Grover’s 7th graders at Wayne K-12, in South Georgia! I will be conducting interactive Q&A’s with classrooms all over the world vis SKYPE, meeting students who have studied my work as a part of their curriculum, introduced to them by awesome teachers like Lori Grover! I am very excited about this! Anyone who knows me knows that my favorite part of writing and interacting is connecting with people, and this gives me the opportunity to step off the stage and into classrooms everywhere! This definitely includes college campuses and adult schools. If you know a class or a teacher that woule be interested in scheduling a Sol-Skype Session please contact me at Bookthea@gmail.com to discuss the details of making this happen.
I thank you in advance for the support and I predict that this will be an amazing campaign that is going to grow beyond what I and Lori Grover could have imagined=)
There will always be a reason to believe that happiness inevitably leads to tragedy or heartbreak. Something to point to and say, “See that! I knew it was to good to be true.” Maybe it will be a promotion that you did not get, or a crush who doesn’t feel the same way, or a call from a doctor requesting additional tests, just to be safe. These moments do not come to disprove our happiness, they come to reinforce it. Instead of resigning to the belief that the floor is falling out from beneath us, be still and defy gravity. Happiness is sustainable, come what may.
Last night I sat with friends and family (pets included) and watched my debut on TV One’s Verses and Flow. When I filmed for HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, in 2002 I did not know what to expect. I did not grasp the concept that I was going to viewed in potentially millions of homes nationwide. I did not know such a thing as YOUTUBE would memorialize the performance for years to come. I have learned so many valuable lessons since then. Then, I thought my gift was just a hobby. Now I know it is my calling. Then I was afraid to showcase my physical beauty, now I love to show off the legs Monica Parker gave me. Then, I struggled to embrace the love and support of fans I only knew by email. Now, I thank them profusely for their loving reminder that I am doing God’s work.
In 2002, there was a gap between Thea Griffith and Thea Monyee. I am pleased to announce that last night that gap officially closed. We are now one in the same. Reconciled unto our-self. And there is no end to the joy and promise in sight.
From the bottom of my heart I thank you. Whether you are a close friend or an admirer who is too shy to write, your energy replenishes my own, and our collective light shined through last night.
SEE ME PERFORM ON TV ONE’s VERSES AND FLOW, THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012, 8:30pm PST. WWW.VERSESANDFLOW.COM