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I know that the only way I can achieve success is by changing the way I think, changing my habits and being open to what those changes bring. I'm so glad that I walked through these doors. I'm so glad that this year has been the year of "Different" and that I'm truly ready for what I'm asking for. It doesn't mean that I don't get nervous from time to time, I just learned how to push through the anxiety, etc. "She ready" #different #creative #authorjrivers #happy #sunday #writers #class #books #words #my #time
My husband @ug_agent put me up on @rhymefest and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to snap a pic and gloat a lil'.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰ It was so great speaking with him and @blkgrlunmasked about @dondashouse . She's a powerhouse and I look forward to helping any way that I can. I just love the atmosphere and how they are encouraging more superheroes to step up. I'm recharged and ready to give, teach, and stepping up to the plate. #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #rhymefest #donnie #dondashouse #dhrewrite #virginhotel #arts #hiphop #teach #kids #teens #community
I'm excited because Book 3 is on it's way. I'll release it's bday sometime next yearπŸ˜‰. I think the cover is so beautiful just like the last two. @arkiemalarkey is an amazing Illustrator who brings stories to life. #authorjrivers #villageseries #characters #professor #scientist #excited #book #three #libraries #cpl #news #teachers #parents #schools #dad #mom
Now that I've gotten pranks out of my system I'll share my excitement. I'm excited to have the opportunity to tour the studio lot that DePaul University, Empire, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Netflix and Amazon all share. Knowing that they all collaborate and make sure local artist like me will be able to have access to this huge lot is amazing. It was a great opportunity to see where I will start many of my film projects especially the ones based off of the books I have written or will write in the future. #authorjrivers #women #in #film #formation #writer #producer #creative #dreamers #doer #goals #studio #lot #smile #all #the #way #up
After a misunderstanding I was placed in holding and the police forgot to confiscate my phone. I needed proof so I pulled out my phone when I was left alone. I was the only one locked up and this was the was the worse weekend ever. Eventually my phone was taken but I had emailed the pictures to myself before they took it away. I don't understand this so called misunderstanding. I guess you'll read about what happened. πŸ˜” - - - - - - - - - - - - Psych I'm just playing!πŸ˜‚ I was on a movie/television studio lot in their jail. I'm a few steps closer to my dreams. I'm excited about the opportunities ahead. I couldn't resist. The Writer in me had to play with your mind.πŸ˜‚ #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #I #play #too #much #monday #humor #jokes #creative #producing #writer #artist
I'm omw to teach the babies. This will be the first night of filming for them and I'm excited. It's great to see them come up with stories and guide them through the process. The serious face makes them pay attention.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #teacher #writer #producer #creative #authorjrivers #curlyhair #glasses #beauty #brains
Successful people are the ones who show up. So I showed up! Everyday that you don't know what I'm doing are days that I'm making sure my dreams are coming true. In God's timing I will be Blessed with more than I asked for. #dreams #come #true #writer #on #the #rise #authorjrivers #show #up #make #progress #nevergiveup
I Love to buy books and office supplies! One thing that's important to me is character building. For each story I write I have a folder with all of the profiles for each character. The main character is always on the spine of the folder. #organization #authorjrivers #writer #creative #producer #thursday #childrens #author #series #village
I really tried to take a nap but the characters in my head won't let me. #yapping #authorjrivers # #writerslife #naptime #naturalhair
We had so much fun in class last night. Look who finally got in front of the camera. It's about time. It was way past my bedtime though. πŸ˜” #authorjrivers #writer #producer #tuesday #nights #naturalbeauty #natural #womenempowerment #womeninfilm #switching #lanes #lights #camera #action #chicago #watch #my #feet
My mom told me not to purchase this book because she already had it. That was a year ago. 😏 I couldn't wait any longer. I remember the first book like I lived it myself. Between all the other work I have been doing I have to squeeze in at least 3 hours a day.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #reader #leader #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writer #producer #mondaynights #fall #tea #book #blanket #weather
I'm always willing to hustle and add more skills to my resume. I'm ready to get down to business and it helps when your people make moves with you. We on one! #women #in #film #filmmaking #womeninfilm #artist #authorjrivers #creative #producer #production #magic #entrepreneurs #experience #resume
Second day teaching and they are working on character development. One of my students pulled her chair next to mine.😊 #authorjrivers #teacher #students #thursday #classroom #creative #writers #film
Bittersweet. I just wrapped up Episode 12 which is the final episode for "Turn the Pages" College Edition. This second season was great! Preparing young people and their families for College is something that we need in our communities. We always seem to have College Fairs but we need to make sure that we prepare our children for acceptance and show them how to get those Scholarship dollars and how interning and volunteering helps you make the best choice for your career. If you didn't watch the show you missed two huge announcements but I will only reveal one on social media for now. I am giving away a free gift. Go to www.turn-the-pages.org click the gift link and download your FREE copy of the College preparation guidelines. This will keep your students/children on task from Freshman to Senior year. #happy #college #search #authorjrivers #monday #nights #talk #show #host #chitown #chicagoauthor #producer #writer #teacher #studio #natural #building #community #career #success #leader #future #goals #free #download
I've been battling a cold for a minute but that won't stop me from working and being an active parent. I am a part of the Parent Committee, Marketing Committee, and the official Media Arts Liason. I'll be assisting in helping Jay's school to continue to raise money each year. It's great to be wanted and needed to do Awesome things that supports our future. Don't think for one second that I'm not studying! πŸ˜‰ #graceful #movement #help #learn #grow #hustle #flow #authorjrivers #turnthepages #momlife #entrepreneurlife #producer #writer
Joshua and I finished reading The Whipping Boy by Peter Sis and next week we start reading Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. Yeah, I'm still a homeschool mom that is preparing my child for greatness. #readingisfundamental #books #wednesday #homeschool #reading #comprehension #storytime #above #his #level #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #respect
I was on my way to the studio and excited because I have one more episode to film for this season and then I'll be starting the next journey. My goal is to always be in a different position before the next year. #blessed #movingon #authorjrivers #tvshow #authorsofinstagram #turnthepages #chicagoauthor #chitown #sun #shade #smiles #watch #my #feet
Healthy Minds achieve goals! In the same way we watch what we eat we also must watch what we think. Staying positive regardless of what your circumstances look like is imperative for success. #authorjrivers #writer #happy #friday #books #smart #women #read #brain #food #wordstoliveby
Former Morgan Park counselor, Dr. Rita joined me to discuss the steps students and families should make preparing for College. Make sure you don't miss a step. Check out more episodes at: http://www.turn-the-pages.org/season-2.html #cantv #talkshowhost #talk #chicagoauthor #j #jordan #authorjrivers #monday #college #preparation #prep #steps #success #degree #career #goals #family #education #women #run #the #world #turnthepages
When Sis needs your voluptuous figure for her silhouette video you better work it! My workouts have been paying off. #monday #authorjrivers #photographer #videographer #platforms #pink #shoes #no #falling #work #flow
One thing most people don't know about me: When I was in 3rd grade I was placed in a Learning Disability program. Some people are more familiar with the terms short yellow school bus, or LD. Truth be told the teachers at the time didn't know how to teach me because I learned differently than most. I tested out of the program and staff admitted that me being in the program was a mistake. I'm the kind of person where if you are teaching me then it has to be fun and interesting or I will get bored, daydream, or create stories in my mind. Yes, there are some students who truly need extra help. However, there are creatives like me who are labeled. Learn the difference! #authorjrivers #creative #artist #different #school #readers #leaders #education #educatedwoman #beautiful #mind #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock
I'm up working and loving it! I'm going to make it to exactly where I'm headed. Watch my feet! #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writer #writerofinstagram #talkshowhost #chitown #chicagoauthor #chicago #author #creative
It's raining and making me sleepy. However, the show must go on. I'm Studio ready for "Turn the Pages" on CAN TV. And I have on my favorite rain boots because I'm puddle ready. #talkshowhost #authorjrivers #pink #rainyday #rainboots #turnthepages #crochet #crochetlocs #long #hair #hairstyles #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic #sheready #chicago #monday #nights
Are you preparing your child for College? Do you want scholarship money that the whole family can help bring in for your child? Make sure you look at Episode 6 to meet Mr. Tom Lewis of Oink Group so you can learn about the tuition reward program. Click the link below: http://www.turn-the-pages.org/season-2.html #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #talkshowhost #talk #chicago #windycity #television #studio #college #preparation #free #money #oink #group #smiles #turnthepages #education #monday #nights #rerun #website #click #the #link
Are you preparing your child for College? Find out what happens when you don't get into the College of your choice. There are options that still lead to your career goals and Judah will explain her journey. Click on the link to hear how Judah received help from a program that many people overlook or frown upon. http://www.turn-the-pages.org/season-2.html #turnthepages #college #edition #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writer #writerofinstagram #talkshowhost #talk #show #host #writerslife #chemical #engineer #blackgirlsrock #natural #education #career #options #smile #work #workhard #nevergiveup #citycollegesofchicago #ccc #chicago #windy #city #monday #nights
(swipe left) The smirk on my face was absolutely unavoidable. I'm honored to work for Chance the Rapper for 7 weeks under his KOK and Social Works program for kids. I had the great opportunity to teach 2 groups of kids how to produce a film from beginning to end. I knew I was going to bring my A+ game and then some. I was excited to learn that Chance loved the movies and it was not expected that the children would have films at the end of camp. I'm truly grateful to even be in this position. At the showcase on Friday I was asked to come back to the program and continue to teach! Praise God! As a matter of fact I taught two programs this summer and was asked to come back and teach both of them on that Friday. Before I left, Judy (the best director ever) asked me to be a part of the parade. It was such a humbling experience. To see someone with a big name still give back on a day that celebrates him is a true example of someone whose love for people is genuine. My weekend was perfect and I'm sure there will be more Great things to come. I'm even more driven then I was this past 7 weeks. Praise God for allowing me to be able to use the gifts and passion that he Blessed me with and to be a Blessing to kids! #chancetherapper #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #cpl #chicagopubliclibrary #exciting #weekend #teacher #writer #producer #natural #sunny #blessed #chicago #windy #city
I'm in the process of reorganizing my shelf. All day project and this is only one shelf. So many books and I'm not sure where to start. So now books are everywhere. I'm stressed! πŸ˜” May God continue to bless librarians! #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #talkshowhost #writer #writersofinstagram #books #bookshelf #giveaway #or #keep #my #personal #library #librarians
Preparing your child for College can be stressful. Don't miss this episode about FAFSA (part 2). Great tips for the quickest turn around time, process and much more. You'll find this episode and more by visiting the link. http://www.turn-the-pages.org/season-2.html #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #turnthepages #college #preparation #information #monday #nights #fafsa #tips #part #one #brown #glasses #blackgirlsrock #cantv
Preparing your child for College can be stressful. Don't miss this episode about FAFSA (part 1). Great tips for the quickest turn around time, process and much more. You'll find this episode and more by visiting the link. http://www.turn-the-pages.org/season-2.html #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #turnthepages #college #preparation #information #monday #nights #fafsa #tips #part #one #yellow #glasses #blackgirlsrock
Do you need assistance to pay for your childs College tuition? Did you miss Episode 3 of Turn the Pages, College Edition? Kathleen Jackson from the United Negro College Fund was my second guest speaking about scholarships. If you missed this episode make sure you click on the link below and help someone get scholarships for College. http://www.turn-the-pages.org/season-2.html #authorjrivers #author #authorofinstagram #talk #talkshow #host #college #preparation #career #life #goals #scholarships #free #money #education #united #negro #college #fund #uncf #student #teacher #turn #the #pages
Do you want to prepare your child for College? Did you miss Episode 2 with my special guest @jenillemarie ? You don't want to miss the information about College Links and how your child can be prepared for their career. To watch this episode click: http://www.turn-the-pages.org/season-2.html #authorjrivers #author #talkshow #host #college #preparation #career #life #goals #naturalhair #smiles #glasses #education #educate #monday #night #click #the #link
@Regrann from @author_jrivers - Guess who is a part of the biggest reading program going on in Chicago this summer? You guessed right. Author Jordan Rivers is part of Rahm's Readers. I was told my character "The Professor" is a Superhero and I have a lot in store for every child that comes out. A huge Thank you to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Public Library's Blackstone Branch! I hope to see you and your family there. #authorjrivers #cpl #chicago #chicagopubliclibrary #chicagoauthor #authorsofinstagram #writers #writersofinstagram #library #mayorrahmemanuel #speaker #wensday #august #16 #six #thirty #naturalhair #glasses #blackgirlsrock #making #moves - #regrann
Guess who is a part of the biggest reading program going on in Chicago this summer? You guessed right. Author Jordan Rivers is part of Rahm's Readers. I was told my character "The Professor" is a Superhero and I have a lot in store for every child that comes out. A huge Thank you to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Public Library's Blackstone Branch! I hope to see you and your family there. #authorjrivers #cpl #chicago #chicagopubliclibrary #chicagoauthor #authorsofinstagram #writers #writersofinstagram #library #mayorrahmemanuel #speaker #wensday #august #16 #six #thirty #naturalhair #glasses #blackgirlsrock #making #moves
I was honored to be a speaker this weekend to help Empower women! We all have to encourage each other to follow our dreams! We have to stick together! #women #empowerment #childrens #author #authorjrivers #chicago #chicagoauthor #speaker #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #authorslife #naturalhair #glasses #dress #green #black #sweater #smile #stick #together
This Sunday is all about developing my characters. The sunlight peeking through the blinds creates the perfect atmosphere for writing. Resting and Writing always makes me feel good. #feel #good #sunday #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writer #writersofinstagram #create #creative #sun #sundayfunday #relax #dream #characters #come #to #life
I'm Back with season two of "Turn the Pages" and it's the College Edition! If you have questions about how to prepare for College financially​ and academically​ you Definitely should tune in. #talk #talkshow #host #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writer #writersofinstagram #college #scholarships #tutor #financialaid #test #chicago #monday #news #anchor
Today I had the wonderful opportunity to learn about networking, as well as network with awesome professionals and so much more. It is definitely much needed advice, etc. I'm so grateful that Afenya thought about me and invited me to such a great event hosted by @the_ican_collective #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writer #writersofinstagram #networking #network #saturday #sunny #learning #grinding #just #show #up #blessings
#tbt❀️ Thinking bout the years I was raised... Back in the day when I was young I'm not a kid anymore but some days I sit and wish I was a kid again. One of my favorite pictures of me. #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writer #writersofinstagram #kid #tbt #ahmad #chitown #chicagoauthor #chicago #naturalhair #big #hair #dont #care #young #writer
I had to sit back in silence to see how certain people would react to my silence. It's sad that I was right... patience! #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writer #writersofinstagram #people #cut #off #still #smiling
People aren't toys that you put on a shelf and play with when you need them. #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writer #writersofinstagram #people
Saturday I had the honor of being one of the speakers for YLAAT (Young Ladies At All Times). Thank you Sherri for allowing me to speak life over your girls and encourage them to be strong, smart ladies in this World. #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writer #writersofinstagram #speaker #blackisbeautiful #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic #speak #life #red #blouse #suit #jacket #professional #flow #naturalhair #glasses
Out and about soaking up some of this sun. #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #sundayfunday #sunday #bright
I'm​ definitely in love with myself and that's a great thing. Love your self! Yes, I'm rocking an Amy-T beat! #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writer #writersofinstagram #cute #birthdaygirl #birthday #weekend #style #classy #curlyhair #curls #curvygirl #mua #romper #jacket #rainbow
I was trying on different outfits to see what looked best with this beat face. My baby sister @amytmakeupartistry used all her fairy dust so I can be a full fledge DIVA on my BDay weekend. πŸ˜‚ She's the BEST! GET YOU THAT AMY-T BEAT! #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #amytmakeupartistry #mua #chitown #chicagomua #chicagoauthor #writer #writersofinstagram #lips #lipstick #flawless #beatface #hot #outside #nice #weather #sunny #days
@jenillemarie and I had some work to do and decided the lakefront would be best because it's so nice outside. Something about being close to the water that gives me peace. Opens my mind to dreams and possibilities. #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writer #writersofinstagram #wednesday #chicagoauthor #windycity #lakefront #naturalhair #protectivestyles #curlyhair #blackisbeautiful #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic #no #makeup #still #pretty #prettygirls
The Love of my life! I'm so grateful, appreciative and Blessed to have him as my husband! When it doesn't work out with anyone else because God wants you to have the best! #blacklove #love #marriage #my #king #his #queen #birthday #weekend #birthdaygirl #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #writer #screenwriter #no #games #just #love #lover #loves
My serious face πŸ˜‚ Shout out to @ebony_lashea for giving me this dope hair! You the best Beau😘😘 I'm feeling myself!😍 #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #prettygirls #naturalhair #chicago #stylist #protectivestyles #big #hair #dontcare #beauty #glasses
The minute I am treated unfairly, I don't get mad cause my sanity is important. You can Watch my feet though! #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #true #done #i #keep #moving #watch #my #feet #too #late #attitude #on #point #its #not #me #its #you
A great way to wake up...My son Jeremiah and his best friend (my other son) Kwe is on the front cover of the Red Eye. These two young men are from Bronzeville and attend The Chicago Academy for the Arts which is the #1 art Highschool in the city and state! They respresent our families and school very well! Go grab your copy today. Keep up the great work guys! We love you and support you! #redeye #caa #proudfamily #proud #proudmom #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #writer #bright #future #creative #artists
Every day I have been preparing for the next phase! Every workout (to help me focus), every pen that slid smoothly on a sheet of paper and or computer key that typed gently from a thought, every meeting or discussion had been preparation. Pictures can tell a thousand words. I wonder what these pictures say to you. Y'all ain't ready though!😏 #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writer #writersofinstagram #screenwriter #dream #chaser #live #your #life #next #phase #chitown #chicago #windycity #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #pictures #a #thousand #words
And you will still have to Watch me make moves! #truth #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram
Boy am I tired but I enjoyed being a production assistant. There were some changes made today and I had to get adjusted quickly. I was nervous and the stress of the fast pace Production life was about to get me but @jenillemarie made sure that I was straight. This is just the beginning and I'm loving it! I even managed to snag a few selfies. 😊 #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writer #writersofinstagram #screenwriter #thevillageseries #chicagoauthor #creative #windycity #purple #saturday #rainyday #sleepy #work #play #fun #producer #production #experience #all #the #way #up
I didn't realize how tired I was until after I got home and fell out. I'm grateful to be a production assistant. Its fun and rewarding. I even got the opportunity to add my own advice to the performers so that I could do my job better. In one of these pics you'll see the booth I was in and I had to walk up some stairs where in person it looks really scary. #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writer #writersofinstagram #creative #producer #production #screenwriter #booth #stairs #fearless #all #the #way #up #blackisbeautiful #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #superhuman #artist
I am so Thankful that I am gaining production experience. It is very necessary for my future. Thank you so much @jenillemarie for allowing me to have this experience and believing in my skills. This will be a busy weekend! And that's a great thing!😍 #authorjrivers #authorsofinstagram #writer #writersofinstagram #producer #production #childrens #author #grateful #endless #possibilities #all #the #way #up #blackisbeautiful #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic #skills #artists #chitown #windycity #allworknoplay #focused
My dreams are big and I am always open to learning. Knowledge is Power! Watch my feet! As long as I live I will follow my heart! #knowledge #career #careergoals #motivated #authorsofinstagram #authorjrivers #educatedwoman #education #depaul #building #a #legacy #live #take #chances #takeoff #follow #your #heart #dreams