Greetings to one and all. I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy out there. Initially, I thought that I would be in a constant state of isolation when schools all closed on March 13th. I wasn’t sure of anything, like many of you.
I’m extremely fortunate that most of my loved ones have remained healthy during this pandemic.
Following the week of schools closing back in March, I began to receive requests asking if I could do “Virtual” or “Distance” Programming. Fortunately for me, I had already been positioned to provide the services being requested.
Immediately I began pre-recording Green-Screen performances, Live-Streaming, and dropping in on virtual classrooms. I hadn’t anticipated how exhausting Zoom calls could become. It is a different type of exhaustion. Those of you spending hours and hours on Zoom calls know exactly what I’m talking about.
I knew there was something unique happening when I began to get requests from some of my international contacts for virtual programming.
I quickly threw together a page on my site explaining my virtual offerings. That page has continued to grow and mature. Here is a link for those interested in my virtual offerings page: https://babathestoryteller.com/virtual/
I recently taped a conversation with the new Superintendent of Long Beach Unified School District, Dr. Jill Baker. We covered issues of Structural Racism, having difficult conversations and advocacy for Black Children, specifically that chronically underserved population, Black Boys. For those of you wanting to view that conversation, here is a YouTube link: Conversation with LBUSD Superintendent
Ok, I’ve always promised to try and keep these missives short and to the point. I’ll close out here by thanking each and every one of you for being on my email list. Being able to reach out to you and connect means a lot to me.
So, until our paths cross again, Dooni dooni kononi bé nyaga da (Little by little, the small bird builds its’ nest).