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Below The Waist

This was inspired by a photograph taken of me during my last year in college. Due to hardship, I had to make a decision between my education or a place to call home. I chose my education, I chose to invest in myself and my craft as an artist. Paying for college out of pocket was probably one of the toughest decisions I had to make. I sacrificed the comfort of being able to have my own place. I couldn't justify making it all the way to that moment and not being able to have my degree. A month into being homeless, I received a call stating I was approved for a townhouse. All of my belonging were in storage, I had a chair and my dog to include his belongs. We moved in with little to nothing but I was so happy I could have a roof over our head. I turned my second bedroom into a personal studio, I couldn't afford to make rent for a studio I had in the city. I had no excuse not to create, my studio was next door. I would go to school during the day and make my art at night. I couldn't be more proud of myself. If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough. 


-Kennedy Foyer

1 comment

  • Jasmine Tillman

    I love your testimony! Keep going mamii, your story is one for the book. You make me wonder whether my dreams scare me or not

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