I thought it would be fun to share what I bought in New York! Everything you see in the video are souvenirs for my family. My sister collects “I ❤ [insert state here]” shirts. So, the bigger shirt is for her and the smaller one is for her daughter/my niece, Jenelle. The little taxi cab is for my brother. He enjoys his hot wheels, but I thought he should have an authentic-looking taxi that actually propels forward when you slide the car back. (Most toy cars nowadays do not have that feature.
It was a pleasure meeting Tracy Garraud and Chelsea White; both amazing women paving their own paths in the media and communications industry 🙌 #lifegoals
My after-workshop face 😁 I hope it went well! Today I did a presentation on two things I absolutely love: rhetoric + media.
During my time in New York, I had the honor of meeting MANY intelligent young activists. Two from my group noticed how the idea of “feminism” was taboo at their high schools and sexism is alive and well. They started this petition to require that classes add feminism to the curriculum. Please support by signing the petition — link in bio. I would hate for my future child (or anyone for that matter) to be limited just because of their gender. #FEMINISM #EQUALITY I will be doing a blog post of all the amazing organizations and movements created this past week! 💭
They say the best place to shop in New York City is on Park Avenue.
Fun Fact: I love love love plain croissants. I stopped by this bakery in the Rockefeller Center and it was sooooo good.
The Museum of Modern Art PS1 holds experimental and contemporary art galleries in an old school. This is probably the only museum I have ever visited that intrigued me and creeped me out at the same time. I was mostly creeped out because of the fact that we were in a super old school.
I thought Times Square was crazy busy, but after walking on the Brooklyn Bridge (for the first time) I realized that it is a whole other beast. There are two lanes specifically designated for pedestrians and bicyclists. If a pedestrian walks on the wrong lane, bicyclists will not hesitate to yell at them to GET OFF THE LANE! They also have no shame in running pedestrians over. I am proud to say I survived walking across the bridge without a scratch. After making our way into the heart of Brooklyn, the group and I went to Jane’s Carousel to establish a main meeting point. The students were able to walk around in smaller groups as long as they came back to the meeting point by a certain time. I enjoyed eating lots and lots of food and snacks. I also found this adorable bookstore with used and collectible books. I hope to go back soon. I could spend a whole day in Brooklyn and it still wouldn’t be enough to take it all in.