Welcome to My Thoughts

Hello world, my name is Shakia Artson and I am 19 years old.  I am from Brooklyn, NY, but currently enrolled as a junior at Gordon College in Wenham, MA.  I am a Communication Arts/Sociology major.  I am learning so many fascinating things about our culture and the society we live in, which has caused me to change my world view.  I believe fear and ignorance are the two main driving forces behind hopelessness and failure which is why I made this website - I want to educate people and share the many things I am learning in an effort to promote social change and growth.  This is just a journey through my life as I live it in college and grow everyday; as I become a better steward of my world one day at a time.  I am also involved in a lot of activities on my campus that encourage community growth, racial reconciliation, and a respect for all cultures.  Since the world is so diverse, we need to start seeing through diverse eyes.  I live to inspire and motivate because God created all of us in His image, which means we are all beautiful and precious.  Be bold, be proud, know yourself, and love yourself! I hope you all enjoy this glimpse into my thoughts.









Tune in to "Beyond 255" with Shakia Artson & Carl Brooks radio show every Tuesday night from 10 - 11pm!  Our show hopes to foster a safe environment where everyone feels comfortable and can share their opinions.  We seek to discuss controversial topics, interact with students, & broaden our understandings of the world we live in.  Join us for great conversation, jamming music, & lots of laughs!  Go to www.blogs.gordon.edu/scotradio & launch the live player to listen; or download the "GCSA" app to listen on your apple devices :)

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.  Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.  Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die.  But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.


Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!  For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!  Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Romans 5:1-11

E M B R A C E . Y O U R . B E A U T Y .

C E L E B R A T E . Y O U R . B E A U T Y .

L E T . Y O U R . V O I C E . B E . H E A R D .



Thank You <3

01/27/2013 23:01
Queridos amigos, I personally want to thank you all for supporting me in my efforts to go on a mission trip to Guatemala.  You all made this remarkable journey possible and I am extremely grateful to you all.  I worked in Catarina, San...

We Did It !!

12/22/2012 12:02
Hello all, I just want to thank everyone for all the support and donations; even those that did not give a financial donation - I thank you for your prayers and well wishes.  I was able to raise all the money needed for my trip and I am...

A Healthy Good Life

11/26/2012 14:59
This is an essay I wrote last year for my freshman English class about how smoking at a young age can lead to Emphysema - a detrimental lung disease.  After a recent visit home for Thanksgiving I decided to share it with you all and...

Mission Trip to Guatemala Fundraising

11/26/2012 14:51
Hey all so I am going on a mission trip to Catarina, Guatemala; the Gordon College team will be working with a local church and community members doing construction and teaching children VBS.  The trip costs $1,925 and I have raised around...

Mission Trip to Guatemala

10/18/2012 14:45
Hey all, I will be attending a mission trip to Guatemala December 31 - January 12 with my school and as a fundraiser we will be selling fair trade organic coffee.  Fair trade products are produced by workers who were paid fairly - they were...
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C A P T U R E <3

G I R L S . R O C K !

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C O N Q U E R . Y O U R . F E A R S .


M Y . I M P E R F E C T I O N S . M A K E . M E . B E A U T I F U L .

L E A R N . T O . L O V E .

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Matthew 6:21

W O R K . H A R D

P L A Y . H A R D :)

"Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air."

•Henry Anatole Grunwald



"I am full of sparkle and compassion.  I genuinely want to make the world a better place.  I love hard.  I practice kindness.  I'm not afraid of the truth.  I am loyal, adventurous, supportive, and surprising.  I am a woman.  I am enough.  I make mistakes, but I own them and learn from them."

- Molly Mahar

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    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me to lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters.  He restores my soul; he leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalms 23

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