I didn’t always know I had the ability to create stories, didn’t even think of it as a gift to bring understanding and assist the youth with navigating through their environment. But once I did discover that I was capable, it was my intention to let as many youths as possible also know that they are more than equipped to succeed with purpose. As an individual I started to acknowledge my surroundings/ environment in 2017, I was 21, I struggled navigating my environment whether it was understanding my emotions, communicating more effectively, setting goals & achieving them, setting respectable boundaries amongst my peers and those in authority, becoming more health conscious, spiritually conscious, connecting my ancient history to current day situations, or simply understanding economical and business principles. Till this day, 26 now, my journey continues as I’m learning new principles and broadening my perspective through fatherhood, marriage and finding balance in life regardless of the many things that may take place from day to day.
I tend to think of black, brown, indigenous, melanated individuals as a collective, and it’s my life’s mission to continually add a perspective, and tangible tools or concepts that will help the progressive movement of the collective. My favorite line that I ALWAYS bring up in stimulating conversations is about - John D Rockerfeller, now in the early 1900’s he created a General Education Board, with the intention of using his money to influence curriculum; out of his own mouth he said, “He wants a nation of workers, not thinkers”. - Me personally, that sounds like we’ve been tricked and lied too, so I intend to touch on principles and concepts the education system wouldn’t dare touch.
A little about me: I love to write stories, poetry, look forward to having some animated content in the near future, I discovered that I could also paint around the same time I started writing, and I was just gifted a sewing machine so making clothes is next on my list. If I could share anything from my journey; don't think too hard, just do it and try it - you might end up liking it.
- Christian Gomez