Showing Off My Beauty Just Because…or Being a Woman at an Obama Rally and Feeling Beautiful Just Because. Pick One. Or Both.

The tags all by themselves say it all.  What can I say? I’m spending my Friday showing off after a very long morning sitting in my car, then sitting in an auditorium to see the Man, POTUS himself Barack Obama.  It’s my first time.  Obama’s Rally was specifically geared to address women, especially those of us who are students, faculty, professionals, Moms, elderly, disabled, sexually active, survivors of breast cancer, those who don’t have breast cancer but who need yearly checkups along with pap smears–in other words WOMEN of all shades, social classes, backgrounds.  Women who need a real paycheck that’s not shaved off because of gender bias.  That means all of us, ladies.  Why would anyone would believe Romney/Ryan care about women, at least those women not in their families or social circle?  Both men have made it clear what they intend to do with Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, access to birth control, abortion, and equal pay for women.  If you are on the fence, and you are a woman, ask yourself this question:  just what sort of life do you want for yourself or your daughter, or your granddaughter, or your wife/partner, or your best friend as workers, wives, girlfriends, patients, survivors?  How much is your own ability to make decisions about your body worth?  How important is it for you to be paid equal wages for equal work for you and your family?

You need to ask yourself these things.  As an Afrofuturist I want to see a world emerge where women and men can exist as partners and stewards of the life that exists here on this planet.  Obama lives for the future, so I’m on board with his vision.

Where did this rally occur? GMU-Fairfax, VA, on a very fine, warm day.  As always, GMU looks fabulous, and the students are out there fighting for the health of this country.  Bravo!

Enjoy the pictures, comrades.


Feel Good Spaces: Sherry Ways, Feng Shui Wellness Consultant 10/01 tonight at 8 PM EST on At the Edge

Feel Good Spaces: Sherry Ways, Feng Shui Wellness Consultant 10/01 by At the Edge An Afrofuturist Salon | Blog Talk Radio.

In this episode, I interview Sherry Ways, author of upcoming book Feel Good Spaces: A Guide to Decorating Your Home for Body, Mind and Spirit.  In her book, Sherry provides questions, suggestions, and exercises designed to help you create an environment that brings you peace, joy, balance and comfort, while also providing a refuge from the stresses of the outside world.

Sherry’s work focuses on designing interiors that promote health and well being for both residential and commercial clientele. She is enthusiastic about designing interiors using color therapy, Feng Shui, and Eco-friendly design and assists her clients to understand what is blocking them in their lives by looking at the spaces they occupy and the color they surround themselves with.  In 2004, she started her business Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC, a firm dedicated to helping people create customized living and working spaces that overcome decorating challenges and evoke a feeling of well being.

As the Principal and CEO of Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC Sherry is a Certified Feng Shui Redesigner, Certified Interior Environment Coach, Interior Color Therapist and Wholistic Interior Designer who designs soul satisfying spaces. Sherry is a Feng Shui Adjunct Professor in the Interior Design Program at Catonsville Community College in Catonsville, Maryland. Sherry is also a contributing writer for the national African American lifestyle magazine, How We Live and the international cultural magazine Port of Harlem.