“I’m okay, you’re okay. Now let’s go to work. “ —Lyanla Vanzant
The word community can mean different things to different people. For many it is simply a geographical term, for some it's something they feel when they consider their neighbours and for the rest (the lucky ones) it is a source of security, support and energy. Finding the right community in life can be one of the most transformative things you can do. A good friend of ours once said:
"Finding your tribe makes you feel like you've finally arrived".
We love this so much. The 'dreadlock community' for many has been their first real sense of commonality with others. We are brought together through a kind of shared identity and we want the same for our students.
We aim to help our artists find more solidarity, mutuality and trust with their fellow dreadlocticians. We can all do a little better in this life with some encouragement.
When you feel like you've created a safe space with others, you allow yourself to be unsure. By knowing that you can be true to yourself and reach out for advice without judgement you give yourself the opportunity to grow. Its a magical space to be in.