Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Last Night I Cried

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 0
I'm sitting in the theatre watching previews before my movie starts and up pops the trailer for the film Push or what has now become known asPrecious. I've seen this very same trailer at least a dozen times online and was moved to purchase and read the book Push by Sapphire because of my profound reaction to the trailer, but nothing prepared me for seeing the very trailer I have seen a dozen times on the big screen...large and in living color. When I tell you I cried like a baby....I cried because I know Precious Clareece Jones...I have seen her in the faces of many, and although her story is not my own, in some ways I can relate to Precious. Take a look at the trailer for yourself, maybe you will be moved to read the book or see the movie. Because Life is HARD, Life is SHORT, Life is PAINFUL, Life is RICH, Life is PRECIOUS!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Dreams Do Come True - Gemini Magazine Here I Come!

Monday, October 19, 2009 0
A couple of weeks ago I was looking for a new and different website to show on our Sites We Love feature.  Not having much time to scour the web, I decided to put my Twitter followers to work.  Not long after sending a tweet asking if anyone knew of a site I should write about, @GeminiMag responded asking if online magazines would qualify.

Curious about what this magazine would have to offer that is different than every other woman's magazine, I said "of course".  @GeminiMag promptly sent me the password for the current issue and I proceeded to read.

What I found excited and intrigued me, I immediately started writing the feature found here.

The next day, @GeminiMag (who is Sommer J, founder and publisher of Gemini Magazine) read my post and sent me a direct message letting me know how much she loved it.  She asked if I would like to write an article for Gemini Magazine's upcoming issue...


Of course, I tried to be a bit more professional in my response to her, yet still wanted to convey my excitement regarding the project.  Sommer then had the magazine's Fashion Editor, Rocky Grate (@PlusModelRocky) email was all happening so fast!

After submitting my article, I received an email from Sommer saying how much she loved it, and that both she and Rocky agreed they needed to have me on board as a staff writer.

WTH was going on?!  How did a feature for my little fashion blog turn into this?!

Dreams do come true, I have always dreamed of opening a magazine and seeing my name connected to an article, or looking on the inside flap of a book and seeing my picture and bio there.  Having my words resonate with someone, make them laugh, question society, or just see a little bit of themselves in what I have written...that is what has always brought me the greatest joy.

I love to write and have been writing for years.  And now I get to do it "officially"!

So, can I call myself a writer now?  LOL

Special thanks to Sommer Johnson (@GeminiMag) and Rocky Grate (@PlusModelRocky) for allowing me the opportunity live my dream.

Catch my first article in the upcoming issue of Gemini Magazine!  YEAH!

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