Loved By You

THE SHOW MUST GO ON! That is a famous saying in show business, when unplanned things start to happen the train cannot stop.  This is the exact mindset that Chicago Stellar nominated poet, educator, recording artist, activist, etc etc had. His resume would take up the majority of this review if I listed it. One thing that does stand out is his diligence in the face of challenge. Marco hosted the 2nd installment of Loved by You in the midst of challenge. It was a cold Chicago day and on days like this tons of things can happen but on this day LOVE would prevail and allow Marco to deliver a well packaged event.  First I must admit that I am not a fan of Winter and initially I had no plans to go anywhere after attending a funeral earlier in the morning.  However, it is a new year and one of my goals is to attend a variety of events. First off the panel that was selected was fantastic, a better panel could not have been chosen for this event. The panelist were: Rasheeda & Donald Alford II, Silvia & David Dickerson, Quincee & Ryan Booker and Mai & Mark James Heath.  The group consisted of young progressive people ranging from 3 to 17 years of marriage.  They offered wonderful advice, were very transparent and handled the questions that Marco had for them like winners.  It was obvious that this was a quality panel that was not holding back. On top of the panel you had immense talent ranging from spoken word, wonderful melodies and acoustic guitar. Enlisted to compliment the discussion was DJ Reese,  world renowned guitarist Law Jones, recording artist Corey Barksdale, Tamika Renell, and D’Juan James. When the event began the purpose stated was to create a safe space where people could talk about love, share and talk. I would say that the goal was accomplished.  To sum it all up, it was a fantastic early afternoon event that poured love and positive vibes into those that attended. If you are looking to follow Marco’s work you can do so on Instagram at @Marcothepoet  Those are my 2 cents you can follow openyonated.com  on all social media at @Mropenyonated and be sure you like our Facebook page !  https://www.facebook.com/Openyonated/  Below is a snippet of video from the event. I forget my SD card so pardon the cell phone footage.

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