DIVA [ˈdiːva] (noun): An operatic prima donna. A female version of a hustler. A usually glamorous and successful female performer or personality. A woman who has self-confidence, self-respect, and hella swagger. She knows who she is and exactly where she is going.
True divas should be treated with respect for their enormous talent and strong will.
This is Alicia demonstrating a big part of what we did. The school was bulit in 1937, and has not been painted or repaired since, save some new windows 15 years ago. We are hoping the new spruced-up building will have an impact on both students and teachers. Did I mention the 100+ stairs we had to climb multiple times a day? 4 floors plus a basement- this building was huge- oh, and no air conditioning either. We sweated it out while working joyfully. Seriously- as the days went on, and we became increasingly more tired and sore, the attitudes of the team remained joyfully focused on the task at hand. This made it easier to get the job done.