Last night, I joined several creators and artists at Bar Thalia on the Upper West Side. My friend Yuko hosts a monthly series designed to use art and heart to connect and heal. And she invited me to speak at the August installment of the series.

The theme was SHINE. And I shared with the audience how I’m fascinated by the sun because it never asks for permission to shine — it just does it’s thing and people adjust to its presence.

That’s how I strive to work and live: Not asking for permission to create the change I want to see on the planet. Just showing up and shining so brightly.

Check out a few snapshots captured by my friend Azizi:


And support Yuko’s Kickstarter campaign so she can take her I AM series to the next level.