Hey Milwaukee!

Guess what's new and black in The Mil?

There was a Android App celebrating Milwaukee Black business, events & culture??!

MKE Black Official is now available FREE for download on the App Store. Think of it as a hub for all things blackkity black in Milwaukee. I downloaded it to see what it was all about and my photography business GM.CREATIVE is listed among the CREATIVE, ART & PLANNING section with plenty of other amazing local businesses. 🥰

#Shoutout to MKE Black Official for creating a long sought after resource.

Android users DOWNLOAD Here

Mini Portrait Sessions - Session Promotion Now Closed

New Year • New You

2019 is done!
2020 will BE the year of growth. ⁣
⁣Tell me about that thing you want to start, that idea you're trying to flesh out, that person you want to connect with. I want to make plans into realities, celebrate your milestones and the most important person in your life: YOU!⁣

Your package will include:⁣
✨A Professional personalized photo session at a one of Milwaukee’s newest event venues: ⁣
River Valley Historic Venue
✨Private Online Image Gallery of 10 Images⁣
✨Choice of 3 high resolution images downloads + Print release⁣
✨25% off online print store⁣

Space is limited for Sat. Jan. 25th or Feb. 1st so click below

#2020Goals

I owe it to me to succeed

1. Find a way to minister to mixed race adoptive families by sharing my experience and creating cultural resources.⁣

2. Improving my physical & financial health so I can do bad and be bad all by myself.

3. Expanding my social & professional network with authentic and positive growth minded individuals.⁣
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These are just a few things on my heart to grow and improve in the New Year. #KnowBetterDoBetter right?! ⁣

About

Hi! Glenda here...

Chicago born and Midwest bred, in my 33 years of life I’ve learned you cannot wait for what you want, you have to create it. So I eat dessert often, value cheese like gold and I wear red lipstick as war paint.

I created GM.CREATIVE Photography & my G.PERSISTED blog from a desire to do more of what I love. Photography is my main medium but I really like to express myself in lots of ways. Cooking, Crafting, graphic design, styling; pretty much anything that let's me play in the arts.

When I'm not in creating I enjoy restaurant nights with friends (family I've chosen) and exploring museums with my daughter (family I've been blessed with). Wisconsin is home and there's nothing better than summer in Milwaukee so you'll see a lot of adventures here too.

I truly believe everyday is a victory and I love getting to celebrate that with people.

Want to see more?
SWIPE LEFT ❤️ to learn more about GM.CREATIVE!

HABARI GANI

That's what we say during Kwanzaa

What IS the news?

Kwanzaa has been a jubilant reminder that my black is beautiful, being black matters and although we’ve struggled it’s not our entire identity.

ca·pa·ble⁣⁣

/ˈkāpəb(ə)l/⁣⁣ adj. 1. having the ability, fitness, or quality necessary to do or achieve a specified thing

Embarrassingly I've spent too many years with can't in my vocabulary. "Can't" really is just about one questioning their merit more then their ability. It wasn't that I didn't think I could do things, it was that I didn't think I was deserving of the things I wanted. There were a lot of things early 2000s Glenda didn't know.🤷🏾‍♀️ ⁣⁣

Time, obstacles, experience and heartbreak taught me. Healing, forgiveness, acceptance and optimism freed me..⁣⁣

When I bought this MyIntent necklace I spent a good amount of time thinking of what word I wanted to carry with me.
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I wear capable to remind myself I can do hard things. I'm capable of changing my life's narrative and creating the life I want and deserve. ⁣⁣

Happy Holidays!

It really can be the most wonderful time of the year

I love getting mail that ain't bills LOL and I love to send cards to those I care about so I created a Postable account FREE.

I'm still collecting addresses to send little bits of cheer to friends and family this year. Eww now I'm rhyming... anyways provide your info by clicking the link below.

(the info only goes to me y'all)

Thanks! ❤️

If you want to know other ways I'm surviving this winter SWIPE LEFT.

No Brag...

but my therapist told me she was proud of me today. I’m proud of me too.

It’s been 2 months since I last saw her (Thank you expensive US Healthcare system) and a lot of things were happening in my life. It was my New Year’s resolution in 2018 to start therapy but it wasn’t until 2019 that I invested in myself and actually went. Sometimes you get sick of your own shit and sometimes the bags you’re so used to carrying just get a bit too heavy alone.⁣

Today I was proud to report the new job I accepted and new business I started. Best thing, was a new perspective. To say, I see this pattern of thinking hasn’t been serving me so I tried it a different way and IT WORKED, felt great.

Acceptance is such a humbling experience. As I accept my short comings and work towards being better without setting myself against this impossible perfection standard, I in turn give others the space to live authentically too. I know I'll falter. and that's ok. I’m drawn to more real feelings, real experiences, REAL people. And if at times that means a bit of solitude. That’s cool too. That’s the space in which I recharge so I can be my best self for those I love.⁣

If you're looking to speak to someone in your area click the link below.

HELP! Winter is here

and it's just so ghetto.

I'm over it. Living in this place where the air hurts my face. So disrespectful. If you're like me and need something to get you through I have a few recommendations.

Only binging I support

If you somehow live under a rock, or don't enjoy Blue Ivy's internet, let me tell you; DISNEY+ launched earlier this week and the world has lost its mind. $7/month ?! DONE. I get to re-live classics like Darkwing Duck and The Cheetah Girls while wearing stretchy pants in the privacy of my own home. If that doesn't sound like winning I don't know what does. Oh and the + part... it includes Marvel, Star Wars and a suite of National Geographic documentaries.

Its like a hug... But on the inside

I'm not going to get into a debate about apple spice versus pumpkin spice but I will say if you're going to get a warm beverage it needs to be from COLECTIVO COFFEE. No this isn't an ad, I'm just a local girl who supports good coffee and tea.

I just tried their maple chai tea latte and it's my new favorite. Is maple the new pumpkin 🤔

Eargasms

When your eyes get sick of staring at things I like to get lost and SPOTIFY. Tons of playlists separated by mood, genre and even time period make it easy to find something to get into. They even have a ton of podcasts. They're a nice way for an introvert like me to be involved in conversation with little to no actual effort... and I don't have to wear pants if I don't want to.

Snail Mail

No one wants to be outside in the cold. Literally and figuratively. For some holidays aren't all merry and bright. Handle with care. reach out to the people you haven't talked to in a while because sometimes adulting gets in the way of living your best life.

One way I've found to stay connected to people is POSTABLE. It gives you a free address book allowing you to send actual handwritten letters to those who care about. I know I enjoy getting mail that isn't bills. Click the link below to be added to my address book and maybe I'll send you something sweet for the new year!

OH HEY, FOR BEST VIEWING, YOU'LL NEED TO TURN YOUR PHONE