On May 27, at approximately 12:01 p.m., I jumped out of a plane for the second time. For this adventure, I went with Judy (my cousin) and I went skydiving The Parachute School of Toronto in Baldwin, Ontario. It was a great day to jump and this time I was matched with Bill – a fantastic, fun and really enjoyable person to guide you through the experience.
I am hoping to eventually do a solo jump, perhaps in another year’s time.
The following photos were snapped by PST photographers.
“God help this face I’m wearing … We can run. We can hide. We can show off our guns, put on a fight. If it’s love, hold on tight. Maybe we’ll make it out alive.”
Amandla Bartholomew is a Miss Black Beauty Canada 2012 contestant, created in support of the Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario. In the hopes to invoke change in young women and in black youths, Amandla aspires to unite both communities by becoming a motivational speaker.
I’ve known this beautiful Canadian for almost 10 years, and since witnessed her passion for love and life. Amandla spearheaded the creation and distribution of our school’s newspaper. Her artistic eye saw unique stories within the community, shared through film, photography and in print. In 2011, Amandla battled for her neighbourhood, hoping to raise money to better the Jane and Finch areas.
I am so proud and lucky to have Amandla in my life. She is meant for great, great things.
On the northeast coast of Northern Ireland lives The Giant’s Causeway, an area of about 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns; a site often described as The Eighth Wonder Of The World.
It is no surprise that The Giant’s Causeway is one of Northern Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. Legend has it that the mythical giant Irish warrior Finn McCool built the causeway to battle his Scottish counterpart Benandonner.
Among the many locations I visited while in Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway was perhaps one of the most lively, charming and exciting areas. As the waves crashed, the tall rock formations called my name for an exhilarating and tiring climb.
I spent four days in Belfast. To kick off my tour of Northern Ireland, I first visited Stormont, the home to Belfast’s Parliament buildings. Surrounding the buildings, which were built in the early 1920′s, are beautiful greenery, an array of colourful flowers and the sounds of dogs running and people jogging. Despite the grandness, historic nature, and chaotic complexities Stormont has represented through time, it is still a magnificent place to find solace – especially on a quiet weekend.