Excerpt from Poem; Olivia in Treme
"...Olivia's spirit channeled wealth and power
Her personal is enriched with loving sharing and caring
Results of an existence which was unexpectedly daring
Her energy generates joy and peace
Presenting her existence in Esplanade Street."
A couple was told they were past child bearing age. But I like to say, "doctors are NOT God." God blessed them to conceive and birth a beautiful blessing who was born in New Orleans. They were from out of town but wanted to have a piece of their daughter's home with her where ever she go if they or she(Olivia) was to decide to move some day.
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I was born and raised in downtown New Orleans into a culture of cooking, music, dance, art and crafts. My grandfather's hobby was visual art, my dad is a chef, and my grandmother sewed clothing; I freelanced all these talents. As a child my father registered my siblings and I in dance and music classes. I attended McDounah 35 Senior High, but due to Hurricane Katrina, I graduated from Westside High in Houston, Texas. After graduating high school, I moved back home and worked full time while attending Delgado, then William Carey for college prerequisites.
I later attended Dillard University School of Nursing in 2012 and I graduated May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I am currently a Registered Nurse aspiring to become a Nurse Midwife. I also completed Doula training with Sista Midwife Productions in November 2014 and became a part of Birthmark Doula Collective shortly after.
People often ask, “What’s your focus?” This is a difficult conversation in one setting. My focus is my belief. My art tells a story in the form of poetry. As an artist, I feel free to express my vision through creations not limited to sewing, painting, drawing, or craft. It all depends on the message I am sending. I dream of a world where we can live holistically in nature, health, and beauty. Originality and authenticity of species and spirit is my highest value. I am now working my way back into the art world to continue sharing this vision with the world.
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