Month: October 2017

ZenSoFly

So, I want to take a few minutes to talk about my friend Zen Stewart, she’s so fly! For those of you who aren’t familiar with her yet she is a hip hop artist out of Raleigh NC.  Over the last few months I’ve gotten to tag along and take some photos of all the things Zen is a part of these days.  I lucked into this experience because my roommate, Max Lewis, produced most of her latest EP Sunflowers and has been performing with her.  Over this time she has performed more shows than I can keep track of, dropped a single, Getting Started,  complete with a new video (produced by Torch House Media),  come out with the aforementioned EP, performed at The Red Hat Amphitheater for Hopscotch, and won the Best Hip Hop Female Carolina Music Award. Its been great to get to know her. She is as nice as she is cool.  And I’m certain she has the coolest wardrobe of anyone I know.  I find myself wondering if because she does so …

Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival Fall 2017 Recap

Any of y’all who have followed my posts know that the Grassroots Festival at Shakori Hills is my favorite event in North Carolina, and probably anywhere.  I have no shortage of desire to share my thoughts and feelings about this wonderful gathering. I only hope my words don’t become too repetitive or dry. Every year I’m blown away by the love and community found tucked away in the woods of Pittsboro. Although Shakori has felt like home to me since my first time four years ago, it has been inspiring to feel that love grow as I become more intertwined in the Shakori community. This year I got to dance with and talk with some of the old-timers who have been attending and serving for quite some time. I felt a real connection with Honey Badger, one of the established camps, that adopted me in last spring. “Oy! Oy! Oy!” I even got to spend some time with a boy who has literally never missed a Shakori since birth. He told me he has been …