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Spring is in the air! I know you all can feel it, and with that we put away the furs, pea coats, and puffers and embrace the light trenches, bombers, ponchos, and blazers. This is usually not the norm for Paparoxi.com (well at least till I get commissioned for it lol) I wanted to showcase some great finds to enhance your spring jacket spread. Enjoy! These all came from asos.com
I have had the pleasure of knowing Rashad Walker for many years we have been friends ever since our colligate days at Rider U. He is someone who exemplifies a ROX. He has already impacted his own community in Trenton, NJ so its time to let the world know what this man is about.
Why are you a Rox?
I would say I'm a Rox because I'm a modern day Renaissance Man. I think at first glance no one would assume or expect me to be as involved as I am, but I like that! No one expects a counselor to host parties, or someone who hosts parties to write and direct plays or publish poetry, or an activist to be stylish.
What is your favorite food?
That's a tie between Soul Food and McDonalds.
When did you realize your purpose in life?
I've known since high school that I wanted to help people, but it wasn't until I started graduate school that I was to able figure out what type of people I wanted to help and how I would help them. I came to the conclusion then that my purpose was to help at-risk youth, not only by counseling them, but allowing my writing to serve means to inspiring them as well.
What is your favorite song?
This is an extremely difficult question. I'm going to say my favorite song at the moment is Lauryn Hill's "The Miseducation." There's a line on that song that goes "I look at my environment and wonder where the fire went, what happened to everything we used to be." I feel that very same way.
What was the hardest thing you have ever had to do?
Right after graduate school I took a job as counselor at this one college and after a year I had decided I needed to move on because I was making an hour commute for no pay really. I literally cried in my office on my last day there, knowing that I was leaving behind students whom I worked very closely with.
What is your favorite thing to wear?
Shoes/sneaker and frames/sunglasses. I feel as though the outfit is irrelevant; as long as ppl are focused on your face (frames) and your feet (shoes/sneakers) then everything is good.
What Legacy do you want to leave?
I want to leave a legacy similar to that W.E.B. Dubois or at least die trying; unlocking minds and helping transform lives. One of my mentees always reminds me "you might not change the world, but you might spark the mind that will."
A reoccurring theme on Paparoxi.com is to feature people that are on their way to achieving their dreams and my friend Mike Brown (and new ROX) is no exception. Mike is someone I have always thought was hilarious but recently he has turned his dream into a reality performing sets at the famous Caroline’s and the Laugh Lounge. I expect many great things to come from this “Funny Man” and Paparoxi.com will be there to tell the story. Stay tuned…
Check out his full Caroline's routine http://www.youtube.com/ohthatmikebrown
A few weeks ago I attended Roxi Monica Welborn’s art showing which was amazing, you can follow the link ROX(I) to see more of her work. However, in the adjacent gallery space they were featuring veteran artist Bruce Porter.
What I loved most about his work is the obvious bold colors and aggressive nature of his pieces, secondly the paintings felt very familiar and nostalgic as if you had seen the images before, but when you get closer they are abstract and unique. It was like premeditated cartoon graffiti. I am no art expert but I loved it.
Checkout more from Bruce Porter…