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Even at 23 I still get nervous to try and let someone know I am interested in talking to them or getting to know them. Females have told me It is cute but to me being nervous over a few words can be such a drag. Then there’s that part when you don’t know what’sgoing to happen next after you tell this person that you want to get to know them. I mean hey, we have all been rejected once or twice in our lives. Sometimes we can’t have our cake and eat it too. Ain’t that something? But some of us actually get upset when the reaction doesn’t turn out the way we wanted it o. The harsh reality is that not everyone is going to want your time and you have to be understanding of the fact that you are not the only one who has gone through something that has changed your life around. The events that take place in our lives are the things that forces us to grow.
This is where we have to learn to humble ourselves and that’s when we see someone we may find extremely attractive. There will always be a lot of attractive people in the world but just because they look good does not meant they are good. Every good looking person that you see is not an invitation for you to try to get to know them as not only friends but lovers as well. Not everyone needs for you to approach them .The best way to avoid extra drama in your life is by being humble and staying out of the way. You don’t need to speak to everyone. Let them speak to you and get on your level. So to shoot or not shoot your shot? Hey, that’s for you to answer! That’s all folks!
Many of you are probably thinking, “I didn’t even know she was that old!”. I get that a lot and people think I’m 12 but that’s not the case at all lol. So this is my last year of college and things seem to be hitting me hard with all of these assignments. This last semester I have five courses but I’m glad I do because I can get everything done without having to worry about taking a Summer class. God willing I will finish this semester off the right way and make myself and others around me proud. I have to say that four years of college has beeen an experience for me but overall it was fun and eventful. I didn’t always go to the college events or hang out all the time. I do love to talk to people and people know who I am but I was and still am the laid back girl who minds her business.
This last semester is really teaching me about how bad I want my degree and I want it really bad! I’ve been pushing and pushing to get things done. I’ve been doing really well so far and that I am proud of because after Winter Break I slack in the beginning because I have to get adjusted to school again. Even though things have its way of being a hassle, I can admit, it is well worth it. The first year of college, I lost my baby sister to a sickness and from there that was motivation. She was a fighter and didn’t give up. I felt like I couldn’t give up and I didn’t. All I keep saying now is that, “I need to graduate because I am through.” I know my coworkers are sick of me but I really am through y’all. This post was more about reflection because this has been a journey that I won’t forget.
Other than that, I am excited for what’s to come after school because I have so much I want to do as far writing and creating. Now I will have more time to invest into my career more than anything and I can share with the world my talent some more. So I’m going to make this semester as great as I can and do the best I can. With that being said, that’s all folks!
We all can admit that sex is a beautiful form to show or make someone feel how much you care or love them. Sex can be something that can be used to just make you feel good for the moment and sometimes you just need that stress reliever. We all have been there but sex can get in the way of so many things when you let it consume your life and you believe this is the only way to show love. When two people are together, sometimes there can be one individual who is doing more than the other and the person who is doing more can be more caught up in their business than their relationship. Sometimes these people don’t want to get that consumed in their work but other times things just have to get done. Now when the other person has time, they can think more about the relationship especially the intimate part of things.
i can admit, with me being 23 I am more than focused on school and my career. I’m in love with what I do and I don’t want anything or anyone to get in the way of that. I’m also on a spiritual journey with myself and want to have peace in my life as much as possible. Because of these aspects alone, sex to me is no big deal. There are days when I want to and there are other days when I don’t to get intimate. I will admit that if the sex is really good, I’m on the receiving end more than the giving end and that’s where I fall short. Sometimes I don’t want to be that person and I admit it can be strenuous on my relationship but I can only do best to be the best. Let’s think about this though, sex can’t always be that thing that drives your partner to want to do better for themselves when they should already want that. To me if sex is the motivation, what else are you driven by to get things done for you? What you want to do for yourself can’t be done FOR you but BY you. Sex can feel good for the moment but what if you don’t aspire to do what you need to do or want to do?
Sex can become a cloud and you can end up thinking that’s all you need when there’s more than enough motivation in front of you to want to do things for yourself. Everybody should find the motivation from within themselves to want to do better instead of trying to get validation for who they are from who they’re with. So, is sex really everything when you put other things in pespective, at least to me, not so much! That’s all folks!
Mykia Wilson will be a name that will go down in history. You will hear her name all over the world and it’s amazing because she already has a big fan base! Coming straight out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she is a writer and a poet. She creates work for the culture and we all can’t wait to until her release of her project “Speak Your Truth Young Queen” on February 25th. Mykia Wilson is a young Queen and she is nobody to be played with. She has style and grace that you can’t erase. Honestly? I tip my hat to her because she’s also in school and still creating great work. That alone shows us that she has drive, works hard, an determined. We are more than ready to read up on her new project!
With that being said, I had the pleasure of introducing her to you all through The Look Book before but tonight I have the opportunity to show you our Q&A interview. Check it out below! Enjoy! #PraiseGodandStayHumble
Start of Career
1. When did you start writing?
2. Who or what made you want to write?
3. How did you know this would end being your passion?
4. What your first price? When you look back, can you say your work has grown tremendously?
5. What is it about writing that makes you want to keep doing it?
1. Was poetry something you always wanted to do or did it somehow grow on you?
2. Who would would you say is your favorite Black poet?
3. In what ways do you find inspiration for a poem to touch the hearts of many?
4. Who inspired you to write poetry?
5. What was your first poet like? Would you say that was your stepping stone to keep writing poetry?
“Speak Your Truth Young Queen”
1. What should we expect from your new project?
2. How excited are you be releasing something for young and/older women?
3. When you began this project, would you say that you got the urge to write this because of yourself or because of how you realize how young Black Women are being treated?
4. Do you plan on releasing more projects? If so how many more?
5. What are your plans as far as your witting career after stepping into a new chapter of releasing a huge project? What are your future plans?
Start of Career
1. I started writing when I was 5 years old. When I was a little girl, I would copy words and definitions from the dictionary and even the Thesaurus. I would also write little short stories. I didn’t start writing poetry until I was around 11 years old.
2. Growing up I was always in a shell, and I guess I’m somewhat still in a shell. I had a hard time expressing my feelings and a lot of that had to do with the things I went through while I was a kid. I didn’t have a “voice,” so I ended up finding my voice through writing. It’s a form of expression and therapy for me.
3. There were two things that I was passionate about, Basketball and Writing. Basketball was my first love, but the universe pulled me in another direction, so I guess that was a sign. While I was in high school, I took a Creative Writing course that really allowed me to see how good of a writer I was. I decided to major in Journalism before switching it to Psychology. In high school I became really focused on my poetry and had a binder full of poems which I ended up losing in a flood back in 2016, and that really put me in a dark place. Now I have found my stride and I’m back in action!
4. I wrote my first poem when I was 11 years old and my work has grown a lot! I’m more detailed orientated.
5. I just love it! It’s like painting a picture but using words instead. The paper is my canvas and my pen is the paintbrush. I’m creating a scene that people can visualize and feel. I’m expressing myself without worrying about being right or wrong.
1. I’ve always wanted to do poetry. I think I love it so much because poets do not have to follow rules. There’s something called a Poetic License which give poets the OK to do whatever they want without following the rules of grammar and punctuation. I love the freedom.
2. This is hard! I love Gwendolyn Brooks, Maya Angelou, and Langston Hughes. It’s hard for me to pick just one. But I love all of them, I mean who doesn’t love black poets?
3. Hmm… I honestly just observe what’s going on in the world and if it makes me feel some type of way I would take out my phone or a piece of paper and start writing. Whether it’s Instagram posts, things I witnessed in the hoods I grew up in, events in the black community and my personal life, I basically find inspiration everywhere. In order to inspire people, you must speak on the issues that are affecting them, even if it makes other people angry.
4. I wouldn’t really say that someone inspired me but the events in my life inspired me to write poetry.
5. My first poem was about love and not one of those sappy love poems (I was young at the time and didn’t know about all that). At that time in my life, I was going through a lot and I questioned the meaning of love. I think that poem was my stepping stone because after reading it I was like “yeah this is good!” That was the first time I had written something that genuinely described how I felt.
“Speak Your Truth Young Queen”
1. Y’all should expect an experience that involves honesty and accountability delivered in an unapologetic way. I really did not hold anything back. It’s time that my beautiful people wake up and do better! We have a lot of work to do and I’m here to bring awareness.
2. I’m very excited! I’m hoping this book reach the boys and men as well.
3. I would say both. Most of the poems in my book are directly related to the experiences I had growing up. But for the most part, I really wanted to bring awareness and shed light on the issues within our community that no one really talks about. Some of those issues include, Homophobia, misogyny, the disrespect of black women, violence, sexual assault, mental health, and generational curses. These are issues that are really causing the destruction of our community and I hate that it receives limited coverage. In order to fix a problem, we must bring awareness to it and put it in the spotlight even if it hurts.
4. Yes! I plan on releasing at least one more book this year in May and I’m releasing a Children’s book for black kids this upcoming fall or the beginning of 2020.
5. I’m going to keep writing and releasing projects. I’m also starting a mentorship program and a non-profit organization for families in the urban communities. Everything I do is for the people. I’m all about change!
On January 12th, I had the pleasure of being invited to the launch of Taija's PR business, Taij PR. Many people of the city of Philadelphia know her as Taij or Taija but she is more than that. Taija is a young black Queen who works in media and working even harder to make sure your business is where you need it to be. She also works hard in motherhood and as a student as well. As everyone mingled and got to know one another, I got the chance to get an interview in the midst of such a great event. Be sure to check it out and to follow both Tiaja and I on social media via Instagram. @thekenloshow_ and @taija.pr and t.aij.
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We have already watched the first three parts of this saga and I can’t help but think, “Well what else was going on behind these doors that we have yet to find out?”. I can’t say that I’m surprised because I’m already shocked by what was going on after watching the three parts that already aired. People say a lot of it isn’t true while others believe that he did everything to the full out extent. On the other hand there people who blame R. Kelly, blame his upbringing, blame the parents and the people that are a part of his team. I don’t know who to blame because when I look at the situation I don’t blame anyone because we know what happened is wrong. Everything about the situation of R. Kelly tampering with these young girls is wrong, FLAT OUT!
What’s getting me is the fact that this case has beeen picked up after years of allegations and now people want to come forward about what was going on. If the parents didn’t want this to go this far, they should have not went along with what was happening for the sake of money and “stepping in the name of love”. I mean plead don’t ever think that any amount of money can always be good especially when you feel like you have to sacrifice apart of you for temporary money. The money is gone and suddenly the parents need answers and suddenly the people who saw what was going on want to talk about it. These girl should have already been taken out of this “cult” and R. Kelly should have already been arrested for his actions. God rest her soul but let’s start with Aaliyah. We know about their relationship but when that was exposed, nothing happened. Then we heard about the 14 year old girl that was recorded and supposedly getting peed on but again, nothing was done.
The problem is, is that women are not protected enough from men who prey on young women. People hear about one girl and don’t want to act on it. They don’t realize that the moment you don’t do anything or choose not to look deeper into the situation, matters get worst and so does the person. Women and even men who get molested, raped or anything of that nature have to live with that while the person who did this to them gets to walk around as if what they did was okay. There are men and women who use their power over young men and women to control their mind, and once they have the mind, they take it too far. This goes to show that you cannot have everyone around, you need to listen to your kids about what’s going on with them, you need to be mindful of how they act around certain people and don’t send your children with anybody. DO BETTER! That’s all folks!
There are many people, especially African Americans who will say that we need our history to be celebrated more than a month or we need stop celebrating it every year around February because we need a year. Not to mention but a friend of mine got into a debate with someone over social media about this because he felt as though Blacks were being Bamboozled into celebrating for a month when we need to be celebrated more. The thing is, no matter what, the history of African American’s will always be celebrated especially by our kind since we don’t get the recognition that we deserve day in and day out. When people fail to do the research, they would rather act on emotions and not the facts. At least that’s what I got out of the debate.
Just to drop a little knowledge, the picture above these words is the creator behind Black History Month. His name is Carter G. Woodson. Before Black History was celebrated for a month it was only a week and it was the second week of February. The reason it was the second week was because it coincided with the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln (whom emancipated is) and Federick Douglas (anabolitionist). In other words, Douglas was a man who was against Slavery. The reason African Americans should celebrate this month is because we don’t realize that our history did not start with slavery. We were more than that and we still are. Also, people who aren’t taught the history would rather stem away from it rather than learn about it.
I love this month because for one, I love being black, I love my people and we are people who create, love and teach one another. We have something within us that others can’t teach and today, we call it magic. Yes, it’s only a month because we have been taught the history of whites all year round. This month magnifies the culture of Black excellence on a much deeper scale and each day we learn something new about the people we know and others that we have never heard of. There are so many figures in Black History that have made a difference and I’m proud to say I am one of them as well. The more we talk about it, the more that others learn. Don’t shame this month for being short but celebrate it for the history that has been made then and for the history that is still being made. That’s all folks! Enjoy!
As Jessie Woo said, “Imagine if our ancestors were as fickle as we are.” She was right and I have to agree because everybody talked about this Super Bowl between the Rams and the Patriots and talked about it all weekend. I could have sworn we don’t really get into the NFL because we all know what they stand for. There are many Black men who play football and they have an income because of it but are also getting the white man money as well. Let’s be real about what sports does to our black men. This is not what what they do for them because the moment that Kaepernick decided that he would change his life around to focus more on the Black community, the NFL went into and uproar. Why stand for flag when there isn’t “Justice for all”?
Kaepernick decided to leave the job that made him
weakth to help but the city of Atlanta decides to shut down over an organization that bashed Kaepernick for what he stood for and they think he owes them something because of the money he gained from the NFL! Honestly, as much as people talked about this Super Bowl I would have thought it would have gained more viewers. Not to mention how many Blacks supposedly stood behind Kaepernick yet probably put their money down on this game. Sources say the game had the lowest score and viewers in the history of the NFL Super Bowl. Hmm. I wonder why that is? Let’s not forget that Brady is a Trump supporter and he wears the MAGA hat proudly. Everyone has the right to their opinion but you have two football players who are both aware of what’s going on and they both have different views which are clear. This not about helping you, it’s about helping them and as long as you do what the white man says, he will control you in ways you can only imagine.
There was too much talk in the Black Community about this game and I thought about this often even before this game. Many of these people who said they stood behind Kaepernick still took the time out to watch the game and be proud of it as if it’s something to celebrate. You might as well say this was the election all over again. “Trump ran the ball” as I said via Instagram. People can have their view points but are you for the culture or not? That’s all folks!
21 Savage is locked down at the moment because he’s in trouble about being in the states ilegally. Sources say that he has been in the states illegally for years and needs to get deported back to Britain. For me this is not about the facts on him getting deported but the fact they had to get another Black man on the scene for something he probably couldn’t control. Also, people are bashing him about it and these are the same people who know his music and listen to it. For example, we have the infamous Tomi Lahren who makes a statement quoting one of his raps and saying he needs to be deported. She tried to be funny but it didn’t work out in her favor. Cardi B and Nicki Minaj both had to say something about what she said because as the kids say, “it’s a bad jawn.” I wasn’t surprised because there are people like Tomi Lahren who likes to get a kick out of things that don’t require a laugh.
When we first heard about 21 Savage we all can agree on the fact that the things that he talked about in his songs were things he didn’t lie about. We don’t know his life story fully but we know about some of the things he has been in through his life. Some people have to see things from another perspective to change their life for the better and I think him being in the game and seeing some things, he wanted to change some of his ways. He supported his ex girlfriend Amber Rose during her Slut Walk, we see that he takes great care of his son and not to mention he also wanted to teach young children about financial literacy. Why bash a man who wants to change his life and be an example for the youth and the Black youth at that?
There are people out here who don’t like to see Black men or women succeed and it’s been an epidemic for a while now. As soon as we want to change the views of how we are viewed, there are those who don’t think it can’t happen and want to keep us stuck in the stereotypical ways. The same thing was done to Chris Brown. When we found about his daughter we all saw the change in him and the news couldn’t stop talking about the negative in him. Recently he got accused of raping someone but it wasn’t true. Again, people will try to do anything to talk or think less of Black people. Now, WE have to save our people! That’s all folks!
We all meet a lot of legends in our life but there is no one like the legend herself Kris Legend. She is the Jane of All Trades when it comes to art and makes sure she always has a spot for women to be their true selves. Through her art and designs she has her way of making you feel extraordinary. Her work is amazing and please believe that she is always creating to give us that art and original art that we love. The amazing artist has done a lot in her career and becoming such a success day by day. I could give you a list but that’s just giving up all the juicy details that you want to know.
I recently had the pleasure of getting a chance to get to know who Kris Legend is and the inspiration behind her art and designs. Here we are tonight with another exclusive Q&A and this something you don’t want to miss this!
Start of Your Career
1. When did you realize art and design were for you?
A. I’ve always been an artist, but senior year of high school is when I knew that it was my true passion and my way out. I designed and styled a few of my classmates prom dresses, picked out their jewelry and shoes all the way down to their nail color!
2. What was the first piece you created whether it be art or design, that made you realize this is your talent?
A. My eighth grade graduation when I was awarded THE visual artist of my class. At that point I was like yeah, this is really it; I can’t stop here.
3. When you first incorporated art and design did you find it hard or were you a natural at it?
A. Yes, definitely a natural at it. Some things you can’t be taught, you’re just born with! I tried to run from it but as I say “art is me, I am art, me is art in all forms”.
4. What was your first piece and what kind of reaction did you get?
A. My first Art Fashion piece was my handmade and hand painted “Bitch Ima Legend” corset. It went viral on social media; everyone loved it! Now all the major tv networks are watching me along with a few love & hip hop cast members! God is good.
5. Who or what you would say inspired you to start design and art?
A. Fake friends, failed relationships, disloyal family is what inspired me to really start and push my creativity. I also work hard for my future children and they aren’t even here yet. I am inspired by what I deserve, what I’ll receive and the impact that I have on those around me. I won’t stop helping people feel less broken as I used to be.
Your Creative Pieces
1. How do you find motivation to start and finish a piece?
A. Legends always finish what they’ve started! Living by that keeps me motivated.
2. Do you create better pieces through your art or design?
A. If it requires a creative eye, ear, touch, smell, or taste. I’m mastering it! So I guess I create better pieces through both art and design lol
3. What was the best piece that you have made so far? What other pieces would you say fits one of the greats on your list of creations?
A. My Legend Day Purse is one of my favorites and best sellers! The concept “Legend Day” means the day/time a legend/icon is born. It’s something all people can wear! That’s where I’d hand paint your birthday or any significant date onto ANY item of your choice, preferably a purse for women. Anyone can rep their “Legend Day”. Also, I feel all women would suit my “Bitch Ima Legend” corset! Let’s get Rihanna & Beyoncé in it!
4. Is there a designer or artist that you can see yourself working with? If there is, who and why?
A. Yes one, Singer John Legend. His music has gotten me through all of my hard times! I’d love to dress him in my handmade and painted Legend attire. It is his name so It’s only right lol
5. What message do you try to present through your pieces?
A. Versatility is the key to success. Work hard utilizing all of your God given strengths to create a good life for yourself and don’t “stick to what you know”, always thirst to learn MORE. Lastly, Always give back and Live for something bigger than yourself!
1. We saw that one of your creative pieces made the front page of Full Blossom, and Jhoni Blaze wore it. How did you feel and who else can you see wearing your pieces?
A. Yes I was so excited to see my designs on the cover of a Love & Hip Hop Mag. I was in total shock! I came on the scene to add small accessories and ended up being the official designer and wardrobe stylist for the shoot. It’s so amazing especially because I went out there with no money to eat, only faith and my designs! I’d LOVE to see women of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds wearing it and claiming it!
2. If there is anyone who you like to style, who would it be and why?
A. Tammy Rivera. She’s one of the few people I actually admire in the industry for being real and always displaying love for her family and having my own family is something I pray for and admire!
3. You create a lot of art and designs and with that being said, do you plan on opening your own shop? Why or Why Not?
A. Yes a store front, studio and venue are coming soon ! I want to give my models a home to fulfill any concepts they may have, to sell my items handmade/ hand-painted items, and a space to have my women’s events at!
4. If there is anyone you get inspired from, who would that person be?
A. My mom inspires me. She’s the successful business woman I pray to be one day. God also inspires me because he doesn’t hesitate to remind me of how blessed I am. He gives the toughest battles to his strongest warriors. I’d be a fool if I didn’t fulfill my true potential with the gifts he has given me.
5. What do you have planned as far collard, up coming projects and/or events?
A. I am the CEO of the largest Girls night out/ women’s empowerment event in Philly called “Paint X Curves” . It’s a paint night where women come to hands on body paint live models, eat, drink, vent and have fun with no limits! We do not discriminate with color or size; all are welcomed to model, attend, perform and vend. It’s also therapeutic and it’s for charity! Our next event is coming soon.
Thank you for tuning into another Q&A with another amazing creative. To see more about Kris Legend you can follow her via Instagram @legendaryyart! That’s all folks!
My name is Kennedie. I am a young woman still learning the ways of the world and how to manage. I am currently pursuing a degree in Mass Media. My purpose in creating my blog is to inspire others and to share as well as receive different points of view.