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Happy Friday!

Black Lives Matter sign on The Social Club Grooming Co. in Downtown Detroit, Michigan
Photo of the kids taken in front of The Social Club Grooming Co. in Downtown Detroit.

Happy Friday! How did your week go?

We had a busy, full week of homeschooling. Last week, we started our fall homeschool season and it’s been quite the adventure with Zhen (my soon-to-be 9-year-old), my little boys, and baby Zaya! But I’m enjoying our moments together, too.

In case you missed it…

NEW ART EXHIBITION: WOMXNHOUSE DETROIT

The inaugural Womxnhouse Detroit: The Art of Being Female in America Today opens tomorrow in the Crary-St. Mary’s Community. There are available weekend dates this month and throughout October. Click here to purchase your tickets.

AN EGG ROLL MADE WITH CORNBREAD, GREENS, MACARONI, YAMS, AND SMOKED TURKEY?!

This Family Reunion egg roll from On the Roll Egg Rolls (Southfield) is on my wishlist of food to try in the D! (Their funny TikTok video featuring Donkey from Shrek went viral!)

A FEW GOOD READS…

I’ve been listening to the audiobooks The Art of Living by Thich Nhat Hanh and The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight. Although the contrasting titles may seem unrelated, I’m actually finding both books are inspiring and insightful!

Also on my to-read list: Seven Days in June, The Awakening (because I’ve been revisiting classics I read in grad school), The Other Black Girl, and Over the Top.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ARTIST PATRICK DOUGHERTY’S ‘STICKWORK’ SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

(Photo credit: Patrick Dougherty/Sidewalk Detroit)

International artist resident Patrick Dougherty is creating one of his famed ‘stickwork’ monuments in Eliza Howell Park. Volunteers are needed every day until Sept. 25th. You can sign up here.

The opening of the ‘stickwork’ exhibit will be Sept. 25th at 3 P.M. Details here.

MOTOR CITY PRIDE 2021

Motor City Pride is this weekend! Are you going? Admission is only $5 and youth 12 and under are free. The festival starts tomorrow at 1 P.M. and the parade will be on Sunday at noon. You can get more details here.

FIRST BLACK WOMAN-OWNED ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGER MANUFACTURER

Detroit-native Natalie King is the founder of Dunamis Clean Energy Partners. (Photo credit: Dunamis Clean Energy Partners)

Detroit-based technology, manufacturing, and engineering firm Dunamis Clean Energy Partners (DCEP) will debut a new electric vehicle charger product line at the Motor Bella 2021.

Founded by Detroit-native Natalie King, DCEP is the first Black woman-owned electric vehicle charging manufacturer in the U.S. Read more here!

THE SKYMINT X SHEEFY EXPERIENCE

(Photo credit: Mariah Lenander)

Detroit artist and musician Sheefy McFly recently collaborated with cannabis company SKYMINT at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. The art installation is called “The SKYMINT X Sheefy Experience and Sheefy transformed ArtPrize’s “Welcome Center” tent and social zone with his signature colorful figures and faces.

CRANBROOK ART-CON FUNDRAISER

(Photo credit: Cranbrook Art Associates)

Cranbrook Art Associates is hosting their inaugural Cranbrook Art-Con Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 2nd to support Cranbrook Art Museum’s educational outreach programs. Visit cranbrookartmuseum.org/product/artcon to purchase your tickets.

HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND! XOXO

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