Starting Your Dreams Later In Life and Embracing the Detour

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything but that's because of my job. I'm working as a reporter covering Oakland and I host an arts segment on the radio where I get to interview amazing artists from around the Bay Area. Plus I'm publicizing my book and building my speaking career! 
You know what's funny? I thought this would all happen by the time I was 27-30.  Nope. That wasn't God's plan for me. I'm finally beginning to do the things I've wanted to do and I'm almost 40 years old. Some people reading this who are 40 will say 40 is still young. But some younger people reading may think 40 is nearly ancient. But I'm writing this post for those who like me, thought their career and personal dreams would come true much early in life. I'm here to tell you not to give up. 
You know, death inspires life. A number of my relatives and friends have passed away, ranging in age from 20's to 80's. Actor Luke Perry, my middle…

I See the Old Me in the New Lil Kim



Rapper Lil' Kim shocked people with these unrecognizable photos of her on Instagram. The photos made me sad that she didn't see her God-given beauty. She has totally erased herself. In those photos I saw what used to be me. I saw what I wanted to be in middle school. I understand Lil' Kim's fight with self-hatred. What concerned me more about Lil' Kim was an old Newsweek interview she did where she said neither her father or the men she loved told her she was pretty. "Being a regular Black girl wasn't good enough." And she openly admitted to having low self-esteem. I give her props for being so open. Above is my video response to these photos and the senseless death of Delaware teen Amy Joyner-Francis. She was killed in the girls bathroom at her school during a fight over a boy. We must uplift our Black girls.

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  1. Omgosh those pictures!
    Girl, we women need to uplift each other period. There is too much hate in this world. It makes me sick how women pick on each other and are so petty in a world where we still compete to earn as much and do the same jobs as men. We've got to do better for ourselves and our youth. We women are all beautiful and unique and there is room for all of us to be successful. Xxoo

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    1. I agree, but Lil' Kim's issues are from men putting her down.

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