1) My favorite memory of growing up in Harlem is the summers. It absolutely comes alive during that season. People are out, parties in the parks, folks selling interesting things on the streets. When I was a teenager my friends and I would walk all over from our block in Spanish Harlem (115th 2nd & 3rd Ave) to the infamous Rucker's Park b-ball court. Between us, we knew everybody.
2) For me, LGBT Pride is self-acceptance and celebration, which plays an important part of who I am, but not the only or most important. My humanity is the most important of all my 'identifiers.’
3) What I’m most proud of about my new CD project is that I'm actively doing it. There was a time when I didn't know if I wanted to do this anymore, but the power that IS has another plan. I'm relaxing in the passenger seat this time around; living, learning, loving, and growing through the journey.
4) My favorite part of being a part of the inaugural cast of R&B Divas was the camaraderie, laughter, and freshness of the first season. I will forever be endeared to the show. It was an experience I’m truly grateful for. I believe it served as a great platform for a lot of things that are important to me. I learned a lot about myself. The show came when I was in the midst of a much personal transition, and served its purpose in my life. I’m grateful for the experience and now I'm looking forward to other endeavors, in front of and behind the cameras.
5) One of my favorite quotes is "Well-behaved women, seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich It always spoke to my outspoken nature. Society tells us that a woman must always be a 'lady', which always translated to me as ‘look cute, keep the dress tight, and shut up.’ I am far from that type of woman. You can't be afraid to make yourself or others uncomfortable. Speak up loudly for what you require of others, whether it’s yourself or your passions. The words I live by are “Evolve or Die.” I pray that's self explanatory.