thebedstuydandy about a year ago, I was a few hours away from taking my own life. Friends and family, were unable to move me from making such decision but the power to remain, to survive and exist exerted itself through my art. Art has truly taken my woes and sheltered them into moments of courage. Chapter of Understanding is a direct product of a child, wanting to co-exist with his pangs through expression. I am proud to lead such a profound group of artists who want to achieve universal wellness at all costs. We all know the kindred feeling of sharing your growth and hope with another. I encourage all of you (my family) to support this project of mine and adopt C.O.U as your own. We have just launched our crowd-funding campaign and if you have anything, you can donate we would certainly appreciate it. Please know I am here for you, if you are hurting and I truly believe it is time for all us to become transparent again. :) (I got your back if you have mine) • (link in bio) #createwithhope #letschangethings #suicideprevention #vsco #vscocam 1d

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thebedstuydandy and when I do come up for air, it's to show the fruits of our labor, I'm surrounded by so many gifts and blessings, including you. As one of my happiest moments of the week, @gino_jokes and I have put the final touches on our brand's website: THEARCHAIC.COM, visit and give us your feedback, my only sustenance at this point, CHECK US OUT!! (amen) 4d

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thebedstuydandy can really get used to this, farewell @libertyfairs, you were good to us, see you next year. #claimingblessings #vscocam #vsco #menswear #libertyfairs #freedomhall #NYC we're patiently creating a legacy. 1w
  •   chef_md Oh man, I'm expecting big things from you and @tahirmckenzie and the rest of the crew!!!!! 1w

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thebedstuydandy haha almost forgot this one, in honor of my trip to Liberty Fairs today, since I probably won't be looking like this. LORD KNOWS I AM TIRED. (will I see you there) : @perrylperry #menswear #fashion #seenbyarchaic #vscocam wishes but it's just that good #mensfashion #details #style #gantrugger 1w

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thebedstuydandy always respect the shooter. (gifts) #vscocam #vsco #photography #soho #nyc #seenbyarchaic 1w

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thebedstuydandy and we're off, a few weeks ago I mentioned an initiative driven by a special group of emerging artists and I, here in NYC. The name of the initiative is Chapter of Understanding and our first social project: C.O.U is scheduled for debut this Fall (image above) We are invested in nurturing the relationship between the arts, and suicide prevention for today's youth. Our plan to lead a stronger emotional-expressive discourse is priority and as the organizer of this scheme, from this point on I promise to breathe new life into suicide awareness. Today marks the day, I vow to continue to #createwithhope @chapterofundstg #suicideawareness #vsco #vscocam #suicideprevention #depression 2w

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thebedstuydandy one of my favorite places these days! #vscocam #vsco #nylonmag #nylon 2w

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thebedstuydandy I smell regret lingering on the collarbone of my future, but I mustn’t oblige with its pleasures or wishes, but I can respect the prose of an ill willed drive of distaste and power. At this point it is only my ideas and I, the fruition of manifesting their existence and allowing others to feel the brisk chill of change, as I plan to implement so much in such a short period of time. I can bear no longer, the inhumane, pangs of confusion, so you know what, it is at this point we declare a new period. (lasting • transformation) 2w

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thebedstuydandy in true new york fashion, managed to sneak in a shoot, with the blessed @perrylperry, one of my favorite shots from the sequence, power to your love and talent, brother. YOU ARE GIFTED. #nomadic #nomad #menswear #style #portrait #photography #lookslikevscobutNAH!!!!! #love #thebedstuydandy #fashion 3w

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thebedstuydandy murakami exhibition, last night. #seenbyarchaic #nomad #vscocam #vsco #bflvr #nyc 3w

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thebedstuydandy I ain't mad. (changes things) 3w

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thebedstuydandy The resistance, is silenced by my rule. I am more than a blessing, I am a morsel of hope, claim and wonder. The braggadocio intent, of a declarative adventure, and more so a traveling spiritual venture, long leveled and entrenched in a keen balancing act. The entitlement of a few, hungry children, their sorrows in my chest of living again, brimming with chances, promises, aspirations and perceived luck. Working and churning, burning old attention and maxing the last fiber of my dexterity. I am in the mode of unprofessed proclamation and reclusive ambitions. Although these hours pass quickly with relentless energy, I seem to have my blueprint in a shifting mode of adaptation and understanding. These last few days, are of understanding, these last few minutes are of understanding. These last few relationships are of understanding. goodmorning, again, glory. 3w

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thebedstuydandy (happy fourth) well wishes, fireworks • love. :) #july4th 4w

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thebedstuydandy watchu' think? 4w

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thebedstuydandy I think the best part of this whole art thing, is discovering an artist you enjoy, and being able to express your admiration. The installation last week was incredible, but I found equal excitement in seeing the work of my fellow artists, in the show, we all handled that exhibition. IT'S A UNIVERSAL LOVE!!! #vscocam #vsco #ifyoubuildit #power #nycart #sugarhill #harlem 4w

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thebedstuydandy highlight of the exhibition, yesterday, nana (came through) to the show, my biggest milestone, watching her eyes light up, as she witnessed my craft in full view :) #amen #vscocam #vsco #art #NYC #nanahadmetearyeyed 1mon

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thebedstuydandy my latest obsession as of late. the past year has been an ode to creating a contemporary discussion involving the arts and youth suicide prevention. I am entirely devoted to producing a new perspective, stronger relationship between the arts and suicide/awareness advocacy. all of our fruits, can be found here @chapterofundstg and a map of the road to our first performance art project, this September, here in NYC #createwithhope #suicideprevention #mentalhealth #journey #suicideawareness #vsco #vscocam #suicideawareness #power #love #chapterofunderstanding 1mon

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thebedstuydandy if you're in Harlem tonight, or passing through, I'm showing one of my newest children at the NLE x Art In Flux "If You Build It" show, address? 401 w 155th and St, Nicholas..(come through) #vscocam #vsco #harlem #ifyoubuildit #amen 1mon

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thebedstuydandy running across this sincerely put a smile on my face. Had to play Juicy Fruit (original) one time, love being from Bed-Stuy, and that's forever. Love you BIG! #notoriousbig #brooklyn #tastemaker 1mon

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