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The Becomings of a Master  by R. Zumar

Motivation

Motivation

I sit here in the middle of the pod at a table all by myself. Not because no one wants to talk to me but because they respect my mind. Respect the fact that I won't let prison hold me back and I continue to drive towards my goals.Everyone keeps the bullshit from...

Can’t let nothing stop my climb

Can’t let nothing stop my climb

These past couple of years has been a struggle and that's saying a lot looking back at my life. See if you let it prison will drag you down deeper in the hole you already started in. The reality of it is that it's relentless in keeping you in a state of limbo. To cope...

How art has shaped me?

How art has shaped me?

There is no soft way to say you're locked up for first degree murder. That you've killed someone in your lifetime for reasons you were taught was just but really frivolous in the scheme of things. I would have never said any of this, not even two years ago, but things...

The Blackout

The Blackout

I've never known about social justice really until the past few years. It's just not a subject that was brought up in our household. So given activism was a stranger to me. When I first heard the word I didn't even know what it meant until I looked it up in the...

Welcome

Welcome

My name is Rayfel Zumar Bell, here after the artist R.Zumar and this is The Becomings of a Master.I'm a self taught artist in VADOC (the Virginia Department of Corrections). This alone tells you that I have a dark past that you will get to learn as time goes by. Of...

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