During a recent shoot, I had the opportunity to meet the Mayor of Charlotte.
This week has been full of adventures. I met several new actors and had the opportunity to hear their stories and acting experiences. Follow my modeling and acting career at http://www.mjsbeyou.com.
Today at Project Persevere, we successfully helped three newcomers with completing their resumes. Thank you to those who donated and volunteered to make a difference in the lives of those in need. We are currently helping those who have a felony on their record with getting jobs. To get more involved, follow Project Persevere by clicking on link below. Thanks again.
Book review: “Gather the Faces” by Beryl Gilroy.
In this richly comic novel of Black British life, the heroine has resigned herself to growing old and single in her bible-soaked family. But when she is introduced to a young man from Guyana, she decides to marry him and return to the Caribbean. But will this be another entrapment, another loss of self? Gather the Faces is set in the nineteen-eighties in London and Guyana, but in some ways, looks back to an earlier era. Marvella, the heroine and narrator, leaves Guyana when she is three, and grows up in London where ‘At the back of the house, a bombed-out block stared at us, like a gaping mouth full of broken teeth. It represented what I had been taught of the world, the flesh and the devil.’ The Guyana to which she returns is an idyllic one, peopled with characters like Uncle Buff, the village man of words, who makes a speech to ‘Mr. Bride and Mrs. Groom’ before his ‘melancholy and surreptitious rendering of “”Bless this house””.’ Uncle Buff and the tranquil beauty of the Guyanese countryside recall an earlier work by Beryl Gilroy, Sunlight on Sweet Water, her reminiscences of a Guyanese childhood.
To purchase “Gather the Faces,” click on link below.
Our next book for month 8 is “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls
Movie date: August 11th, 2017
Based on the biography of Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle tells a story of a little girl who throughout her childhood experienced the stress and hardship of unstable parents. She lived a life of constant survival while curious to know what it would be like if her mom and dad were normal. Her resilience and strength to overcome diversity led to a successful career as an author.