I wanted to make a documentary that focused on Self Love and the beauty of Black Women, below you’ll find A 3 part series, “Finding Magic” “Finding Joy” & “Finding Trust”. I was privileged to have open honest and inspirational conversations with writers, singers, actors, artists and cool girls who shared their experiences with me and I am so happy with how it turned out. Thanks for the love it’s already received and please let the questions sit with you and let me know? What’s your magic? What’s your biggest fear and when did you find trust for yourself?
Happy Self Love Saturday,
This post is going up late because I was speaking on a panel for The Toronto Black Film Festival on “How to Make A Web Series” It was a great panel with a packed room and it gave me a good boost. Literally last night I was feeling a little doubtful and confused and today I was reminded that I’ve done a lot of work and still have more to go. I’m grateful.
Anyway today’s video goes with my thoughts for today and I ask a simple question? What Do You Need To Succeed? Once you think about it, then ask yourself if any of this stuff currently in your life? The environment? The people? Whatever it is, whatever you need, start today.
You asked for more beauty and I’m listening! I’m excited to say, I’m going to add more beauty tips, hauls and reviews to my youtube channel this year along side #SelfLoveSaturday and my scripted series’ and short films! Woop!
Today I want to talk to you about Jane Carter Solution, a natural hair care line of truly fantastic products. I was introduced to Jane Carter products last year through a friend and because I’m a bit of a product junkie I tried it asap lol. In my video today I wanted to show a variety of curl types and the different ways that we were able to style our hair using Jane Carter Solution. Overall everyone in this video felt like Jane Carter Products were great for leaving you with soft bouncy hair, the leave-in wasn’t sticky and again, it smelled great! Check out the video below.
Happy Valentine’s Day lovers!
Today I want to give you a treat and share “Izzy’s Date” one of my favorite scenes from Season 2 of Black Actress, I love both of these actors so much and they embodied everything about A really good bad date lol. Hope you’re all having chocolates and wine and good times whether your single or with your bae. Enjoy! xo
Happy Self Love Saturday!
A few weeks ago I had a really interesting thing happen to me, I was in the midst of self sabotaging by staying in an environment that I’ve been in before and I know its not good for me. And to top it off I was literally repeating the same mistake that I’ve done already! Then God gave me a way out, but the “out” came masked as a “negative” but in reality it was a “positive”. It was the KICK that I needed, it was the moment of truth to look around at myself and see what I was doing – AGAIN! So I took the boat that God had sent me and I got out of there as fast as I could lol.
It was a reminder to check myself and if I want to stop self sabotaging that means everything has to be questioned and looked at with a fine tooth comb, especially my environment. If it doesn’t calm me, inspire me, and enhance me than I do not need to be there! Check out my quick video below inspired by a negative environment.
(New Post) “Teaching Acting to Dem Babies” 6 Week Kids and Teens Course in LA @DustinFelder Acting Studio
I don’t always share this side of me but I decided to do a post on one of my new LA adventures! I have always had a passion for teaching the arts to kids, specifically acting and vocal performance. I love love LOVE working with kids as young as 3 and as old 12 and even teenagers who are looking to learn a little bit of business while touching up their skills. I’ve been in the entertainment business since I was 2 years old and I truly enjoyed my upbringing as a child actor and now as an adult I feel obligated to share what I know with other child actors and eager moms who want to support their children.
This Sunday I’m beginning a 6 week course at Dustin Felder Acting Studio in Hollywood where I’ll be teaching 3-5 year olds and the teen course. With the little ones I’ll be introducing them to improv games (my favorite) and how to use their imaginations in the best way for auditions and with the teens it will be a character development and scene study intensive. With one week dedicated to overall brand development through the use of social media. I’m really excited for this Sunday so if you’re a mom, an aunt, uncle or dad and have some kiddies in LA that are little superstars in the making register them at firstname.lastname@example.org xo
I joined a weekly bible study group last week. It’s my first time doing something like this but I’m so glad I’ve done it! It feels really good to get a positive Word mid week and be in a calm space with like minded people, thank you to my friend Randy for putting Konnect LA together.
Last week the message that we focused on was Movement and how Movement comes into your life, what creates movement, what may force you to move in life and so on. It was an inspiring conversation and right in line with my thoughts, goals and plans for my year. This week my video is inspired by that conversation and I’m highlighting the moments that stood out to me the most. Check out the video below.
Happy Self Love Saturday! I had a big “ah-ha” moment the other day while I was on a shoot and it has inspired todays video. I was doing what I love – working on set, talking to interesting people and being an artist and out of nowhere crept in a little moment of self doubt. I don’t know why, I don’t know how but this little nasty voice started telling me I wasn’t good enough, I wasn’t funny enough, they aren’t impressed with me and blah blah blah! I just laughed, honestly, I was shocked. 1. That I was finally in a place of consciousness that I could hear this voice 2. That I understood what was happening and aware enough to stop it. And I did. I took a moment of pause and then in silence I spent the next few minutes in gratitude, going over everything good that was happening around me instead of worrying and thinking about anything bad. It helped, the little doubt voice stopped and my smile came back, and my confidence returned.
But I couldn’t help but ask one question, WHY? Why did I have this little Doubt voice living in my head? Where did it come from? Did something happen to me as kid? Why did I tell myself this tragic story about who I am in times when I needed to be my best? But most importantly HOW Do I unlearn this terrible habit? I haven’t figured that out yet, but I’m going to try as much as I can until something sticks. Check out the video below inspired by “Little Miss Doubt”.
Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday and tomorrow is MLK Day in the US and to show my appreciation for all of his amazing work for equality and the civil rights I did a video with The Root. Check it out below and share it via your social media to show your appreciation for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
And PS the let’s make this day something special and also Stand With John Lewis who worked along side Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Trump recently attacked him on twitter which is childish, disgusting and disappointing.
“Love in your mind produces love in your life. This is the meaning of heaven.
Fear in your mind produces fear in your life. This is the meaning of hell.”
I’m re-reading “A Return to Love” By Marianne Williamson. It is such a beautiful and eye opening book and probably the best thing I’ve done for myself this month. I’ve hit the chapter on “Relationships” and Marianne simply puts it that all of the relationships in our lives are for the purpose of teaching. We are to teach the people in our life something and they are to teach us something and all of it is strategically put together by God. Reading this gave me a big “a-ha” because I’ve been analyzing my friends a lot in the last little while and why we’re in each other’s lives, but Marianne Williamson reminded me it’s about teaching. I often forget how important the teaching process is, and both positive and not so positive experiences can teach us something that will change our lives and perspective forever. This is a necessary part of growth. Check out my video below, inspired by “A Return To Love” and the below quote for a little more #selflovesaturday inspiration.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.