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…

My Sorority Sister Deshauna Barber is the NEW Miss USA

 I am so excited for our new Miss USA DeShauna Barber. I was out and about and missed the pageant. But apparently she did well. She earned the crown. Barber is a member of my sorority Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. I was not only pulling for her out of sisterhood but also because she served in the military, along with most of her family. I supported this young woman, who serves our country, in wanting to represent our country.

Women are so dynamic. Our womanhood is not static. Deshauna Barber wears combat boots and high heels. She is soldier and beauty queen. I'm excited about her future and advancement to the Miss Universe pageant.

I often write about how we rarely see darker-skinned Black women representing beauty. To see this smart, Chocolate complexion Black woman from Washington, DC with the name Deshauna feels good. I heard that the three finalists were women of color. I can't recall watching a Miss USA or Miss Universe and all of the finalists were women of color. Beauty comes in many colors and national pageants are waking up to that.

Tomorrow I will be wearing my crown in honor of our new Miss USA. Visit Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for my photo.


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  1. Omg, this is amazing! She is absolutely beautiful.

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  2. Awesome on so many levels, agree with your words completely.

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