Saturday, December 15, 2018

Rashidat.

After my extremely brief experience with the art of yoga, 
I have come 2 appreciate the complexity. 

It's not as easy as it may appear folks.
Muscles were used that haven't been since...
Took me nearly a week 2 recover. lol

Anyways, here's an upcoming sensation 
with a real knack for the craft.

is her name & a Chi town native at that!

Here's a PW2 video edit showcasing her personal side.



Whaddup gurl!;)





Peace!...with 2 fingers;)




Alwayz Angry.


Peace!...with 2 fingers;)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Hero.



Looking back in time we are in debt 2 the leaders.
Angels of mercy everyone.

Good folks who believe there is no good & evil
fought long & hard until the 
battles are were won.


Heroes make the sun rise in the morning
Heroes make the moon 
shine bright @ night.
Heroes makes our lives a little stronger
In the soul of everyone he can be found.


Give us an anchor or 
a rock 2 lean on.
A captain 2 take us through the storm.


What makes a soldier ride 
alone into battle?
Can anybody tell me where he's coming from?


He's that stranger on the street.
He's that child who's @ your feet.

Searching for freedom & justice.

You've seen him time & again
You know they only fight 2 win.

They're the challenger's evil
& I'm glad we know them.


Peace!...with 2 fingers;)
















Saturday, October 20, 2018

B.O.W.I.A


Because of Who I Am LLC (BOWIA) is a company I founded in July 2018 that includes BowiaBrand products (a confident expression products company) and Khalade3 Publishing. Persevering through life’s ups and downs inspired me to start BOWIA as a way to share empowering ideas. 
I believe despite my life experiences my spirit has not been broken in large part because of who I am at the core. Each individual has “something” inside that keeps them going when life gets dark, but may have to dig really deep to find it at times, and that is okay.
The idea for the name of the company came to me over 13 years ago when life was pretty challenging. At that time, I thought I’d one day write a book about my life experiences and be able to celebrate how I made it through.  I am happy to report that life has gotten so much  better since then. 😊🙌🏾   
My plans have changed a bit and instead of writing one book I plan to self- publish a series of Because Of Who I Am books with stories from people detailing how they have been able to survive life’s challenges because of who they are.  Each of the items sold in the BowiaBrand store contains a confident expression I use to keep me motivated. 
BOWIA seeks to inspire individuals to be their authentic self, to find their purpose and live life with confidence.   BOWIA aims to make self-confidence the standard, not the exception.
Your support in this new journey is appreciated.
In Peace,
Deresha 
                         Inspiration. Purpose. Confidence.





https://bowiabrand.com





Sunday, October 14, 2018

Pantha.


In this dire time where human rights are jeopardized & lives seem not 2 matter, I find it appropriate 2 reintroduce a period where people actually fought for what they believed in.


The Black Panther Party's bold approach to gun rights & police brutality has absolute relevance 50 years later! 

Have things actually chanced since then? 
Depends on who you ask.
From my experience in this life history has the tendency 2 repeat itself while learning from previous mistakes & making necessary adjustments. So where do we go from here?


Peace!...with 2 fingers;)



Saturday, September 15, 2018

Glad.



As we get older, we find ourselves truly 
appreciating those that mean most. 
Family is an interesting concept of love, 
dislike & back 2 love. 
I mean, sometimes it'll drive you totally insane!
Whatever the case, it is what it is & I'm good with it.
That's all that really matters. Ya know?

I think it's about time for another trip.
Yep!



Peace!...with 2 fingers;) 




Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Photographer's Rant - C'mon, Take a pic.

Time for another visual tour through 
the streets of Portland. 
Shamefully I've been absent from the camera so 
felt a need for a photographer's rant.

I could've very easily blamed weather conditions, 
working the gig or Scooter peeing on my 
homework...but I'm not. 
Just need a little motivation from time 2 time. 
Nothing wrong with that.
When you have the passion for the capture & create, 
nothing gets in the way.
It's just a matter of time.
Anyhoot, took a trip on over the the 
lighthouse for that money shot. 
I've heard great things about this spot 
& needed 2 see for myself. 
Afterwards headed over through the 
main vein of Portland. 
Congress Street.
This is where you can appreciate living in a small town over a major city.
The structures are more honest & simple 
& gives my photography
 a little extra room 2 breath.
It's the simple point & shoot that makes
every photo amazing 
in its own way.
Not knowing the end result until it slaps you 
in the face is what makes this 
fancy so enjoyable. 

Everyone is a photographer 
for it's all about the perspective man...

So go on ahead.... 
Take a picture.


Yep!



Peace!...with 2 fingers;)





Friday, June 8, 2018

RydeorDye.

A lot has been happening over the past few 
months where I find myself on the solo. 
Son Khalid moves back with mama & 
lady Tammy takes a personal hiatus for self discovery.
(long story).
Though I've bounced 
all over the country 
these past years,
accepting change 
can be rough.


Life works in chapters & 
think this upcoming 
one is gonna be Whoa!
(just got that feeling....)

What a way 2 start it off with going 
through the Old Port in Portland 
& getting some vitamin D.

Brought Tammy along for the ride with kite in backseat
cause regardless of the situation she remains ryde or dye. 
Ok. Lets go!



Peace!...with 2 fingers;)






Friday, January 26, 2018

MoveOn.

After arriving back 2 hometown Chicago for 
family & support, we decide on a few days 
@ the Weddington's getaway.

This would be the most perfect time 2 
gather & reestablish ourselves after losing 
big sister from her bout with cancer.  
(Rest in Peace Jackie...we loooove & miss you dearly.)


Brother Ken has been trying 2 get me out here for 
several years but the timing was never right...until now. 

This was the most perfect way 2 catch 
up on old times & just "chill"....
not 2 mention visit the pier where other 
sister Vivian's ashes were laid.
Hmm!...looking back over those younger 
years, things may have appeared 
slightly dysfunctional 2 some but 
we considered it just a bit complicated..
lol;/  

It's been an absolute blessing 2 have wonderful 
memories & the opportunity 2 reminisce 
on what was good. 
The backyard barbecue parties, 
yearly gatherings
& just us being us. 

One massive lesson revealed is 2 make the most 
of every situation & don't worry about 
tomorrow for it's never promised. 
MoveOn man...Moveon.




Peace!...with 2 fingers;)