Friday, April 22, 2011

Quilting Our Stories

Visions of Rainy would like to thank Sandy Ministries for their partnership in the Quilting Our Stories Project.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Jessica's Words

I look like an average third grader with a dream of being something that has no meaning to others.

My right hand holding tight I can cross bridges that might fall.

My right hand holding tight I can feel the shielding sun.

My right hand holding tight I can help myself understand the things I misunderstood.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Words Are Visual" with Asha French

Recently, The Crayons Girls Draw With had the honor to receive instruction in a creative writing class with Miss Asha French. Poet, Lucille Clifton was introduced to class via the recitation of the poem Won't You Celebrate With Me. Students were provided an opportunity to discuss the poem in depth communicating their translation of Ms. Clifton's words. As a result of utilizing select 1 lined phrases from the poem the students were challenged to write their version with no breaks of thought.

Visions of Rainy, Inc. thanks Asha French for her contribution to the student's journey of 'Self-Literacy'. It was awesome to watch the students bathe in your rain of positive encouragement and recognition.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

She Could Production | Come Join Us

I'm Black When I Sing, I'm Blue When I Don't

Titiana | She Could

She could, She could,She could,

She could be the best individual that she strives to be.

She could be very successful in life.

She could have high expectations for herself.

She could be a bright individual.

She could have high confidence and know that she’s the prize.

She could love and respect herself for whom she is.

She could love.

She could hate.

She could dream.

She could change an become a better individual.

She could excel.

She could conquer.

She could!