So let me catch y’all up on what’s been going on in my life over the past week or so. For starters, I had the pleasure of interviewing my fellow Detroit sis Tomeka Kolleh, who shared her inspiring story of how stepping out on faith in the midst of adversity wound up landing her a job — AND a promotion, hello! — working for Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. The next several days following our interview, I spent the majority of my life transcribing, writing, editing, re-reading, adding and deleting ish — and then repeating that process several hundred times. Then my brain went into WELPITY WELP Mode and shut down completely, which is when I finally decided to stop being an obsessive writer control freak and just publish that mug. The article was so well-received (almost 200 shares on Facebook alone!), that my HU sis Kiah McBride, the managing editor at xoNecole.com (one of my favorite media sites), hit me up that same day asking if they could run my article as a guest feature. UM, YES!
So the next day my article was published on xoNecole.com!!! Y’all already know I was hyped (still am), and of course, Tomeka was ecstatic. But the way everything played out was the epitome of #BlackGirlMagic: three Black women — Tomeka, Kiah and I — coming together and utilizing our platforms to produce something epic. And that’s really what it’s all about, y’all — collaboration and elevation. Which leads me to my next piece of great news! 🙂 [Read more…]