I was born in Atlanta, GA but I was raised in "Bomb"ingham, AL. I grew up in "Black" world; black school, black neighborhood, black, church, black friends. The only time I was around other races of people is when I went to the UAB campus where my parents worked.
My adolescents were centered around family gathering and church. My maternal grandmother planned a yearly family trip and I went to Orlando with the church every summer. I was the step child which had its challenges. But I know that I was loved.
I joined the Army right after high school and absorbed discipline and honor and a lot of bad habits. I had the chance to see some of this world and meet some great people along the way. The best part was that I found the love of my life and we made three babies!
I was a true bible thumping, holier than thou convert of Christianity. I fell for all the white evangelical brainwashing. I was a judgmental republican and I ostracized myself from my family. All the while, I was being a sacrificial mom and wife; putting everyone ahead of my own needs. Total martyrdom syndrome.
I got the kids out of high school and got the empty nester blues bad. I wasn't prepared for not having anyone to focus on and I wasn't ready for both my parents to die. I hadn't put enough time into myself and I was truly lost for sometime.
I live with new purpose and I'm focused on my future using my love for television show creation and production, writing, and my voice to make a difference. I believe that I can make a difference in the black community by changing the narrative and being apart of our rise in prominence.