Xenia Social Society hosts immersive gatherings in non-traditional spaces. Our first event is a six course, 40-seat dinner of uncomplicated, sophisticated food from the heart by @rad.a.tat with planning and creative direction by @ceilidhs and myself in an industrial space in Halifax’s West End.
November 28 & 29. $120 per person includes wine pairings. Gratuity not included. Cash cocktail bar.
Reserve now through the link 🔗 in my bio!
I’m v #blessed with an amazing family and a crew of friends who feel like family. Special thanks to Linc Dog who hosted us in his new slice of paradise in the most magical of places this weekend. Tip of the hat to you, pal. 💓
PS - DM Lincoln for deets on how you can rent this cabin and experience the amazing Tata vibes for yourself! 🏕✨
This is my face today. Obviously it doesn't feel good. When the softball (not at all soft, btw) crashed into my cheek bone, it didn't feel good either but I didn't cry until this morning when I took a really good look in the mirror and it had swelled up and became more bruised overnight, which surprised me because before bed I thought, "surely this is so bad it won't get worse." • •
My face is a combination of my mother's face and my father's face. My face is a combination of white skin and black skin. My face is complicated to me - for many reasons - but what is not complicated to me is that there is nothing wrong with my face; my nose, my lips, the colour of my skin. • •
There are still people in the world who think there is something wrong with blackness. Something so wrong that they want to scare, harm, and kill people whose skin isn't white or religion isn't right or politics don't align with their own. There are still people who won't take the time to love, accept, or understand black people the way they do white people. I mostly don't know what to say about that. I just don't. It's hard to look at; really look at, but we have to. • •
We have to check our privilege (I have so much white privilege even as a POC). We have to look; really look at the assumptions we have, the beliefs we hold (the deep down ones that are like gut reactions) and become honest with ourselves. This doesn't have to be permanent. We can heal, but first we have to listen; to women, children, people of colour, indigenous people... we have to hear them when they speak, we have to be quiet (unless we are standing up for them) and stop doing things that hurt them. We can't keep thinking, "surely this is so bad it won't get worse".
You are the tide. I am the ocean floor
move me. Let us push
and pull as
to the sound of
All of my friends are beautiful humans. Here are two faces that prove my point 😍