Thursday, November 7, 2019

Interrupting your timeline....





Interrupting your timeline to show you how much we love our new chairs


My admins are really out here making lemonade out of lemon filled budgets. I’m grateful πŸ™πŸ½



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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Brideside appreciation post



Because we all know how it goes....your amazing, wonderful, fashionable friend ask you to stand next to her on her big day as she marries the man she met at a fraternity mixer or on @bumble or through her neighbors best friends wela that she saw at your cousins baptism that one time...and you say YES!

Then you immediately picture yourself in a shiny potato sack by her side. I don’t know about you all, but I already dress like a potato for work everyday...I don’t want to look like a SHINY potato for someone’s wedding.

But if you have good friends they’ll take you to @brideside. Every dress I tried on felt amazing. It wasn’t the lesser of chiffon and organza evils. It was beautiful, lightweight, high quality fabric that made me feel like a mix of Michelle Obama, JLO, Jessica Rabbit and of course...myself.
Because that’s what it’s all about. Yes you want to celebrate the bride! Yes you want to look good with all the other bridesmaids! But you feel best when you feel like YOU!

Annndddd they’re super affordable (as far as bridesmaids dresses go) some of our girls were able to get dresses for as low as $150.

I was so happy @silvs27 took us to Brideside. Our dresses were GORGEOUS and we felt amazing πŸ’ž

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Post Strike: The Return


Yesterday was such a beautiful day.

We got to reconnect with our kids (the half that showed up) after 11 days out school for the strike.
and you could tell that some kids really got it. They walked in and said “thank you for doing that for us.” They asked deep question like “weren’t you asking for things the mayor said she would give?” Some kids had no idea what was going on so we talked about the difference between striking, picketing, rallying and rioting. We talked about the concept of “normal” and equity. Why some kids in Chicago have more than others.

We discussed what our ideal schools would look like if we never had to worry about money. Of course they said middle school things like “lockers and be on our cell phones” but they also said things like “clean bathrooms and water fountains” I mean.....come on. THAT’S part of an ideal school?!? It blows my mind every time the kids talk about that.

But we also took the time to just have lots of fun. I walked in to super sweet notes from my administration. We walked in to BRAND NEW CHAIRS!!! (Which, evidently they were working on before I made my sign πŸ˜… #Oops@humboldtpark delivered me the sweetest card and treats from @spinningjchicago (I was NOT crying and I did NOT eat all of the desserts..... ok those are lies.) We sang, we played music, we used our class cash and we reunited our school community.

There were many wins and losses with our new contract. I wish we didn’t have to go on strike but I believe in the statement we made. At the end of the day, this is what it’s all about....These kids.

I’m so happy to be back. ❤️

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cosita Seria: Estefany Arias and Gentle Riot


Costia Seria: Estefany Arias creates a Gentle Riot through her brand


If the women’s march was loud and the airport protest of the Muslim Ban were fierce, Gentle Riot is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a small simple way of raising your flag through your everyday life. You don’t need to wait until the next protest to show your force and you don’t need to wait for Kendall Jenner to hand you a Pepsi. This badass brand created by Estefany Arias gives you a way to use your voice every day. You are a gentle rioter and she provides you with the gentle riot gear.

Soft spoken and sweet, Estefany is the last person you might expect to have a brand with the word “riot” in it, but then you understand what makes it “gentle,” yet powerful.

“I feel like Gentle Riot is a consistent practice in how to live and walk through fear,” says Estefany. Shirts with sayings like, “sin miedo,” “chillona,” and “cosita seria,” are for every girl who needs to walk out of the house with a reminder of how to live and walk through fear herself.