Connect with us

In Da House Media




InDaHouseMedia Contributor LaTonya MeChelle

What if today was the last day of your life?  What if you knew for sure that tonight would be your last night?  Would you live it any differently than you would if you didn’t know? What would you change?  Why?  There’s no right or wrong answer to my questions, I just want you to think.  It’s interesting how knowing we are dying would have us doing more than not knowing.  Lately, I’ve seen and heard of so many people dying with no warning.   But yet in still, we get another chance and we still aren’t living life to the fullest.  We still aren’t smiling, we are still dealing with the toxic relationships, we still hate our jobs, we still are just dreaming about our passions and sitting at our desks wondering…why am I here, I hate this job….we are still teaching our children to settle by having them witness our actions, we are still unhealthy and so much more.  Even though we are giving another chance to do better each day. We don’t!!  We aren’t the ones laying in the casket but yet and still, some are truly among the WALKING DEAD.  I challenge all of you to look in the mirror and be honest with yourself.  MIRROR-CHECK. Tomorrow is not promised.
You’re alive!! That means something!
Now start operating in it!!
Make time for YOU and do all the things that make you better and HAPPY!!
You being happy, makes you a better person in all aspects of your life.
We all deserve it!!

Celebrity photographer and disabled Vietnam veteran Jerome Dorn embodies the very definition of resilience. Born in Philadelphia, the fifth of seven children, Dorn stayed focused throughout his youth, eventually obtaining his degree in Criminal Justice. Dorn has worked with the Philadelphia Police Department, Department of Justice, World Wide Detective Agency, and several other high profile security groups. Throughout his successful career, Dorn wrestled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aftereffect of his military service. Battling the pain and debilitating effect of PTSD, Dorn found comfort behind the camera. Photography proved to be not only therapeutic, but life changing as well. Dorn picked up his first camera in 1970 while serving in Vietnam and knew instantly that behind the lens was where he belonged. His shooting style and photographs were special, generating a buzz in the industry. In 1985, he began his career in photojournalism, working in a variety of genres. Dorn’s credentials include fashion, lifestyle photography, photojournalism, and celebrity/red carpet coverage. Working with MSNBC, Jet Magazine, and major publications in Philadelphia and around the country, Dorn has had the honor of capturing the images of hundreds of notable celebrities and politicians including President Barack Obama, George Bush Jr, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Rihanna, Snoop Dog, Will Smith, and Tyler Perry. Photography has sent Dorn around the globe, inspiring his passion for civil activism. In 1995, Dorn assembled and led a group of forty-two men to the Million Man March. Together, they spent five days walking from Philadelphia to Washington DC. In his travels, Dorn observed a common theme amongst the youth of the world. Many of the children he encountered seemed lost. Understanding that opportunities for at-risk youth are minimal, Dorn was inspired to make a difference. Established by Dorn in 2011, InDaHouseMedia was built on the idea that there is room in the house for everyone. With InDaHouseMedia, Dorn’s mission is to provide the future generation with positive direction through sports, music, and photography.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Uncategorized

To Top