The Great Adventures of Da Bratt Pack: WE RISE FESTIVAL

"Hey young world....the world is yours
Hey young world....the world is yours
Young world young world...the world is yours
young wo-ah-huh-huh-huh-urld" - Slick Rick
This past weekend we had the opportunity to attend the We Rise Fest. Like all of the other events put together by our dear friend Nico (nicosuavalicious) it was super dope. What's We Rise you ask? We Rise is a pro-peace art and music festival that was birth as a response to ongoing violence in our city. 




There is something about bringing everyone together and feeling like you are apart of a community that just feels good to the soul. As I walked around with my husband and two small daughters in tow a sense of pride fell over me. I was proud of all the small shops coming together giving us those local, original, one of a kind goods that teaches people to buy local and put their hard earned money back into our community to help build it up. I was proud of the young men and woman using their words and voices to make us think, uplift our spirits and put us in a groove.




 Let's not forget the young talented hands that created masterpieces that spoke to EVERYONE both young and old. I mean these kids, young adults, grown ass people were just so talented you couldn't help but feel inspired. There was something there for everyone, I'm talking crazy talented photographers, jewelry makers, poets, muralist, painters, singers, the list goes on and on. Just think all of this happening right here in my city, all this talent right here in my city. I mean how could I not feel proud?


I want to say a special thank you to everyone involved It was really a beautiful thing and I'm glad I got the opportunity to witness it. I'm glad my kids had to the opportunity to be there as well. I hope this event showed our youth that we care, we are listening, and there are so many more positive things you can be doing with your time. As a mother raising little creative souls I hope that attending an event like this show them that they have the power to change the world!















If you are interested in learning more about this festival check out their Instagram WERISEFEST.  

PEACE 


I left with a dope necklace from www.freaktique.com
Aya left with a beautiful piece of art from Iona Johnson Instagram handle kkoch.deul

OH, AND A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO OUR FAVS Cummer Museum FOR THE SUPER CUTE CRAFT AREA!! THE GIRLS LOVED IT!


       

6 comments

  1. If you live in Jax did you attend the We Rise Fest? If you don't live here have you and your littles ever attended an art and music festival? Tell me all about it below.

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  2. I attended and could not agree more with everything you wrote about the festival! It was amazing to see everyone come together as one community and uplift each other, support the amazing talents of all the artists in attendance.

    Iona is my daughter and she was touched by Aya's enthusiasm for the piece she chose. Thank you for supporting our young artists. I hope this piece brings little Aya many smiles for years!

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    1. oh wow that's amazing. your daughter has so much talent and Aya is in love with her piece. thank you for taking the time out to stop by and show us some love!

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  3. That looked like such a cool festival. I would have loved to see all the art pieces! Glad you and your family enjoyed!

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  4. This looks like a blast! I wish they had that here so much fun!

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  5. That's it, we're moving to FL. There is always something fun to do there. How neat.

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