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Travelin' the world ....lookin' for somethin

Posted by Irma McClaurin on Thursday, December 6, 2012, In : Public Engagement 
Pictured: Malik of African & Caribbean Culture Centre, McClaurin, Centre visitor
 Sweet Dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas.
Everybody's lookin' for somethin'.
Eurythmics, Sweet Dreams are Made of This

People often ask me why I travel. And it's only after I return home that I can truthfully answer that question. Perhaps, like the Eurythmics' lyrics suggest, I am looking for something. And that is true, then what?

Travel, for me, is an adventure. It...

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ARTSPEAK: DWB-- Diving while Black

Posted by on Thursday, December 6, 2012, In : A Moment in Time 

Irma McClaurin with Dive Master Eric Wederfoort. Photo Credit: ©2011 McClaurin Solutions
 My first memory of moving underwater wasn't real. At 8 years, old I participated in a special science summer program for what we would now call "gifted" children; I wrote a play in which the setting was the sea. The main character was a young girl who finds a seahorse that takes her on a magical journey underwater.

Never mind that I had not even visited the ocean or the sea, and never mind that I...

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An American in Paris

Posted by on Saturday, December 17, 2011, In : Diaspora Postcard