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Miguel & Blanca Quinones

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Miguel & Blanca Quinones

Greater Houston Texas Area

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Autobiography:  A Letter to my Former Self: The Love she Most Desired and the Respect he Desperately Needed

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About the Book

What do you think you know about abusive relationships? Only a fragile, powerless woman would stay in an abusive relationship. A woman who stays with her abuser lacks intelligence. She is weak, and that’s why she allows herself to be abused. She puts up with it partly because she feels she has no choice, and partly because she is too ashamed to admit that it’s happening to her. It doesn’t matter if a woman seems to be strong and in control of her life. If she stays with her abuser, it’s her own choice. She should just leave. If it’s so bad, why doesn’t she just leave? Right? Wrong. An abusive man must have had an abusive father. Only men who see their fathers strike their mothers grow up to do that. A man like that can’t control his rage. He’s charming one minute and a monster the next. Right? Not always. How do intelligent, competent people end up in violent, abusive relationships? We learned, after we’d come through our violent courtship and marriage, that the foundation was set early for both of us. Both of us, in our own particular dysfunctional way, found the partner who mirrored the way we felt about ourselves at the time. This is the story of two people who lost their way…and found it again. This is a road map for those who are struggling in an abusive relationship, with the assurance that if both sides are willing to work, there is a way out. This is not a story about waiting and hoping for the abusive person to change. We learned that in order for our lives to be different, we both had to make different choices or nothing would ever get better. We went through this nightmare, and now we are speaking to you from the other side.

About the Authors

Miguel and Blanca Quinones are live in the greater Houston area. Have been married for 19 years and have experienced life. They felt compelled to share their story to bring hope to the hopeless.

About Blanca Quinones

Blanca is the wife of Senior Pastor Miguel Quinones and is the First lady of Kingdom Church in Rosenberg, TX. Blanca humbly serves as her husband’s helpmate, as she raises her son Isaiha and ministers to her adult child Briana. The Lord has given her a passion for ministry in every area of her life.

Her life is dedicated to living by example and encouraging men and woman how to live up to their full potential in Christ. She is a wife, a mother, an author, a speaker, a role model, and a mentor.

A. Lokey

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A. Lokey

Richmond, Texas / Prague, Czech Republic

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Medium: Photography

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Artist Bio

LOKEY was born in Amarillo, TX. and grew up in Houston, TX. After graduating from The Art Institute of Houston in 1998 and receiving an Associates of Applied Science Degree he went on to attend the School of Photographic Studies in Prague, Czech Republic on a scholarship to continue his studies. He moved to Phoenix, AZ working as a freelance photographer. Around 2002 he focused his photography to fine art and spends summers abroad photographing street photography in Europe.

His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Amarillo Museum of Art, as well the Arizona State University and many private collections.

Lokey’s photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe including Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, NAFOTO’s IV Mes International da Forografia-San Palo, Brazil, The Amarillo Museum of Art-Amarillo, Texas, Li Photo Gallery-San Palo, Brazil, Gallery 4118- Houston, TX and Kunsthaus Tacheles-Berlin, Germany. He has participated in several past FotoFest Biennial reviews and exhibited at two participating spaces during 2012 FotoFest.

March 2014 Lokey had a book signing and exhibit of “Texas Quail Rigs” at Meredith Long & Company, Houston, as a part of FotoFest participating spaces.

In August 2015 Lokey moved to Prague, Czech Republic. He is available for hire on projects both in the United States as well as Europe. He is planning on moving from Prague and returning back to his Texas roots by the fall of 2019.

ABOUT THE PROJECT: Texas Quail Rigs

The scope of a vanishing tradition and culture of quail hunting in Texas reaches far beyond the art of photography. Lokey traveled throughout Texas’s quail country to photograph and study the trucks represented in his book Texas Quail Rigs which will be released in March 2014. Each one of the 120 plus rigs is different, and reflects the personality of its owner and builder. His project was an opportunity to ensure a place in history for a tradition that has gone on for decades and is ever changing as the quail population and hunters grow less each year. The photographs are as much a tribute to the unique rigs and their owners as it is to an era of tradition. Lokey’s photographs should be seen as a documentation of history as much as art.