dahlia holmes

creator , My own business
Jersey City, NJ, United States

About dahlia

Bio

dahlia holmes is a "creative" and she expresses this in traditional mediums, digital mediums, and in voice and word. Her work centers on subjects that are of personal importance to her and reflect her world view. Largely self taught she has been publicly creating since she was 11, and did formal training in Fine Art at the University of South Florida. Her works have been exhibited in school settings and church settings as well as being used as featured art on two CD album covers. She has published two anthologies, and had some of her prose published in the media.

Areas of Expertise

Artist, Religious Freedom, Graphic & Multidisciplinary Arts

I'm passionate about

life, loving, learning how to be and move through this world

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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dahlia holmes
Posted about 2 years ago
Andrew Solomon: Love, no matter what
I still wouldn't believe he would be suggesting terminating it. He was simply pointing out their are scientific advancements that can determine this. There are advancements that can determine a boy or a girl, Some people use that to determine termination, he could have said that too. In the context of a time limited speech he could have tried to clarify a bit, but he was just trying to cover everything. Everything else in his speech pointed to acceptance, and loving no matter what. Not elimination or termination. His book as far as I know does not advocate that either.
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dahlia holmes
Posted about 2 years ago
Andrew Solomon: Love, no matter what
He referenced down syndrome simply because he was specifically talking about children that are considered other. I don't believe it was his argument that it was a good thing that down syndrome can be diagnosed in the unborn, he was simply saying there are now tests for this, that scientific advancements have made this possible.
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dahlia holmes
Posted about 2 years ago
Andrew Solomon: Love, no matter what
I don't believe his goal was exclusion. Indeed adopting a child is having a child by definition whether or not you have given birth to one. Even Mr. Solomon has a child that is not biologically his but is his partner's. It is still his child.
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dahlia holmes
Posted about 2 years ago
Andrew Solomon: Love, no matter what
This brought me to tears. As a gay, black, former Seventh-Day Adventist mother of a son with asperger syndrome, I know personally the feeling of exclusion that can come from those around and even from those closest to you. Before my sons I was learning, but with their birth I can tell you I know deeply how to love no matter what. It has granted me acceptance even of those who do not want me to be a reality in their world. It has brought me an understanding that sees beyond the narrowness and fear to the person that is at the core and an ability to forgive even when fear has taken over everything else. Thank you Andrew Solomon for you book and most of all for your talk.
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dahlia holmes
Posted about 2 years ago
What is your poetry?
Talk to me... Talk to me... I really want to hear what you have to say because, you are important to me. When I ask how your day was, I really want to know. I spend my days surrounded by petty office politics, and children picking at each others cracks to stir up the dust instead of just loving each other. You are my last great hope against the tide of noise that would overwhelm me, And I long for that human interaction -- Talk to me... And tell me how your day was and let me, for this moment, ease the pent up rebellion in you against all thing mundane. I want to help you let go of all that frustrates you and be your mental hot-tub. Talk to me... and tell me about your big dreams that take a long haul approach, and your little ones, so simple as to require only whip cream and some fresh fruit or maybe a glass of something crisp and sweet. Allow me to help you dream them into reality. Talk to me... and share your thoughts and your silences each are just as welcome and celebrated in my world. For between us there is so much to say, that requires no audible pronouncements, that is eloquent and tender and achingly beautiful. Talk to me. (shhhh) -- dahlia holmes August 2, 2010 8:45 p.m.
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dahlia holmes
Posted about 2 years ago
What is your poetry?
My life is burning but too much of the ash is choked in me and only as the ash builds up do some clouds spew out of my pen and my mouth. My poetry is a piece of my voice, and so much of my scream is silence.