Today is Election Day. I’m not advocating for any candidate or issue. I’m promoting and supporting community.
Just B is about being informed, being compassionate, being responsible.
The dream for Just B began as a seed thought while on my mat a few years ago. I was struck with how many folks were not coming to yoga studios where I practiced. People in need, financially, spiritually, physically. I thought of my old hood in D.C. I thought of folks down the street on Grand River or people I rode the bus with in Lansing. I heard the voice of my mother, my grandmother and countless teachers to “give back to the community.”
I didn’t do anything really or get motivated until after 2009. The ideas started to form and by early 2010 a space opened up at Shabazz and now here we are with a studio in REO Town.
What really kicked my butt into gear was our president’s call for a “New Era of Responsibility.” This message resonated with me.
“It will take time, but we can bring change to America. We can rebuild that lost trust and confidence. We can restore opportunity and prosperity. And we can bring about a new sense of responsibility among Americans from every walk of life and from every corner of the country.”
If Just B can help spread the message and share that mission as we bring yoga, tai chi and meditation to the community, what a blessing it would be.
Download the full message here and read it.
Go vote if you haven’t already. And pass the message on. It’s our responsibility.