Our Intent: breaking the cycle of pain by doing what you love.
Statement of Intent
In the second day of team work at The Glass Files with Nikki and Sarah, we talked about writing a collective statement of Intent. The themes converged on doing what you love, helping others, being good to the planet as independently-minded successful entrepreneurs.
Read below the statements from the Summer Youth 2020 marketing team:
This was like, somewhat cringe-worthy at the moment, But an older sibling of mines work as a Doorman while attending college.
About 2-3 weeks ago, he told me, Sitting there doing nothing really makes you think about your life, and to do what you love, and not just aim for money.
My sibling would always tell me I was wasting my time. His new response was a full 180 turn. I used to draw all the time, so in a way, I knew where he was coming from.
I put in a lot of work to improve how I draw, my endurance and such, It's feels nice to have support from a family member.
- Mamadou Sillah
My intent: To infect those I interact with an insatiable desire to love life regardless of the turbulence and to cherish the planet and culture they come from. - Nikki Tirado
My intent is to listen carefully and cultivate patience so that we can achieve greatness together. By "greatness" i mean accomplish work that we will be proud of sharing with the world. - Sarah Poyet
My intent is to own my company so i can be my own CEO. Also so that i can retire my parents and take care of them. - Fatima Ceesay
My father is a TV producer and entrepreneur. He would always tell me to always be productive with my time no matter where I am or what I am doing. I started taking more opportunities to open up my mind to new ideas and new people. - Jaylene Adames
My intent: Is to help people around me with their physical pain and mental pain. - Daisy Lopez
My intent is to be successful in life by making enough money to take my family out of the hood. And creating my own business or company. - Kedron Laudat
My intent is to always remember to prioritize my mental health and wellness as that is severely underrepresented in the Black community. We are in a self-perpetuating cycle of "survival mode" and I plan to break that cycle. - Mariam Fofana
My intent is to be happy and successful. I want to work from home and be my own boss and be able to keep my family fed. - Summer Murrell
My intent is to be happy and wealthy by having a successful job. I don't want to have to depend on anybody and I want to be able to take care of myself and others. - Jaelynn Cruz
My intent is to have everything you need. You don’t have to depend on nobody and do what you think is right. - Justin Carnegie
My intent is to be happy in life and support those around me in any way possible. I also want to be successful and grow in life to achieve my goals and career. - Jonathan Orbe Jr
About the artwork for this post:
Jean-Michel Basquiat was a Haitian and Puerto Rican American artist who used his art to depict fallacies in western history and amplify Black Americans' role in western culture through art, music, sports and politics.
Basquiat painted crowns to recognize the majesty of his influences and heroes, including artists, writers, groundbreaking athletes, and musicians.