Grace jacqueline

Jacqueline Grace

My ancestral panel represents "MYA", a prototype of todays youth, (Gen X'ers, Millennials), the ancestry of what's to come, if we are not careful, vigilant and more circumspect. How will her children's grandparents and, their grandparents and, great-great grandparents look back on this time? I see "Mya", looking back at me and, I shutter to think.

On the outside "Mya" looks brash, confident, even fearsome. Her jet dark skin, flowing hair, tattoo's and, piercings, denote a certain amount of attitude and brazenness, however, if one looks closer, she's all about the fa├žade. It is clear, her hair is not her own, tattoo's and, piercings, that bedeck her, are begotten locally, from the nearest mall. We are left shaking our heads at this perplexity and what could have brought on the matter, that delivered her, in this state before us.

As an American, with an African ancestry, I am appalled, whenever a "Mya" crosses my path. "Mya" and, her standard uniform of the day, represents the antithesis, of us as a people. Lets stand up, for our youth.
Lets fill our "Mya's" with hope and, victory on the inside. Lets remove the stain of defeat, despair and the fake from the outside.

One House Project Blackrock Audio Tour
  1. Kajal Dhabalia
  2. Kellyn Moran
  3. Craig Cahoon
  4. Rosa Leff
  5. Shanthi Chandrasekar
  6. Cynthia Farrell Johnson
  7. Jen Sterling
  8. Rita Elsner
  9. Jacqueline Grace
  10. Leslie Nolan
  11. Sandra Davis
  12. Cheryl Mendenhall
  13. Sara Prigan
  14. Anne Cherubin
  15. Dominie Nash
  16. Seemeen Hashem
  17. Lourdes Bernard
  18. Cheryl Edwards
  19. Barbara Frank
  20. Ric Garcia
  21. Warren Alan Jackson
  22. Sally Kauffman
  23. Kyujin Lee
  24. Michael Lang
  25. E. Tina Martin Wyatt
  26. Yolanda Prinsloo
  27. Jane Pettit
  28. Akemi Maegawa
  29. Kate McConnell
  30. Gabrielle Tillenburg