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I Launched A Show!!

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Hey ya'll!! Checking back in again. 😁 I really can NOT believe there is only 2 weeks left in September, which means this year will be over in about 3 months. Crazy!!!! Time flies they say.

Well just an update about my media company and new blog The Double Scoop. Me and my sister took it to another level and launched a web show at the end of July. We had been talking about creating our own show for a while. After we got our feet wet hosting a music podcast in Atlanta for about a year, we knew eventually we would go in this direction. The show in Atlanta was actually created by one of our friends and when I saw he needed new hosts I hit him up to see if we could step in.

It was cool! We got a lot of experience being in front of the camera and we got a chance to  meet some dope artists and other people! Stepping stones..  😊

Our new show is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. We feature film makers, music artists, entrepreneurs and other creatives making moves and grinding for what…

I Really Wanted To Love The Tupac Movie......

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Ya'll I really wanted to love All Eyez On Me.  I wanted all of the years we waited for the movie to be made to be worth it, but I was so disappointed with the outcome. When I saw the low ratings and negative reviews I got a little worried but still decided to see the movie on opening day because I wanted to give the film a chance. About 30 minutes in I felt like I was watching a Lifetime movie! I told myself with the movie being over 2 hours there was still a possibility it could get better and it did slightly..... but that was mainly because of the concert scenes and music.

I honestly thought the movie was wack, rushed (storytelling aspect), corny, and not well written. No disrespect to the production team, writers, and cast but that's just my opinion. It annoys me when some people say you're hating or you are not old enough and that's why you can't appreciate the movie. That's not the case. True enough when Tupac died I was still a kid but as I got older I was…

I'm Tired of Posting Hashtags

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Ya'll I'm really tired and drained of posting hashtags every time another person dies from police brutality. When my sister told me the officer that killed Philando Castile was acquitted, I was a little shocked but sadly not surprised. I was shocked because even with the videos that were released  showing excessive use of a weapon..... there was still no conviction. I was shocked that even though this man complied with the officer........ he was still killed. When I watched the dash cam footage of the day Philando was killed my eyes teared up, and I thought about his daughter and girlfriend who were in the car watching him being shot to death. They will probably be traumatized for the rest of their lives.

I understand I'm not an officer so I have no idea what it is like to wear a badge and put my life in harm's way, but how many times are officers going to continue to get away with murder because they said they felt "threatened" or feared for their lives? Wher…

Just Checking In.....

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Ya'll it has been soooooo long since I've written anything on this site! I don't know who out there follows my personal blog but I just wanted to check in and say hello and update ya'll on what has been going on in my crazy world. 

I've been channeling all my creativity and writing into my new blog that I created two years ago with my twin sis called The Double Scoop. Check it out here! Both of us have been blogging individually since about 2012 but we decided to put our twin brains together and create something much bigger than just a blog. We are trying to build an empire and leave a legacy....ya dig? Both of us are lovers of music and film so our new blog focuses on that as well as lifestyle/personal topics like I write on this blog. We cover events and spotlight people making moves as entrepreneurs and just creatives in general putting in work for their passions and hustles. 

Our blog/media company is really growing and I'm proud of the progress. I'm not …

The Coldest Winter Ever: My Battle With Depression

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Winter was always one of my favorite seasons until last year.  Last winter things had gotten so bad for me that I found myself sitting in front of a therapist hoping she could help me put my life back together. I had been dealing with depression on and off for the past 2 years but it was starting to take a heavy toll on me and prayers and pep talks with friends weren’t helping me cope anymore.
 In those two years I experienced a failed relationship, the news of an unexpected health problem, losing my job, and moving to a new unfamiliar state.  A few months into my move I found myself broke, behind on bills and on the verge of having my car repossessed. I just couldn’t figure out how I lost so much control over my life in such a short period of time. If you could rewind my life back three years prior things seemed to be going pretty good for me. I had a second degree under my belt and I was working a job in my field making decent money and just living a normal life for the most part. Th…

Walking Towards My Destiny

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Winter 2014
I absolutely looooved this mural when I saw it so I had to take a quick pic because I’m a sucker for dope and creative art. The mural is called Tunnel-vision and it was painted by an artist named Blue Sky in the 1970s. You can find the artwork on the wall of the Federal Land Bank Building in Columbia, SC. A guy snapped this picture of me at the end of last year and I didn’t realize how symbolic it was until after he took the shot and I looked at it on my phone. I was planning on taking the picture facing the front but he took the pic while I was running towards the mural which turned out to be a great shot. I posted the picture on my Instagram and I captioned it “Walking towards my destiny.”  The picture perfectly captured the stage of my life that I’m in. At the end of last year I made the decision to step outside of my comfort zone so I moved to a new unfamiliar state without a plan or clear direction for the next step in my life. For the most part I’ve played it safe w…

Dear Life........

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In a few hours 2014 will be in the rear-view and a new year will begin. I’m actually anticipating the arrival of 2015 because honestly this past year has been pretty difficult for me. Life is a combination of highs and lows but I was experiencing a lot more lows than highs despite the picture that my social media pages painted. We like to advertise to the world our joys but we silently hide our pain. I guess you can call it growing pains because as you get older it’s inevitable not to get hit by one of life’s curve-balls. The feeling of being carefree is one of the things I miss the most about childhood because you really don’t have to deal with the problems that come along with life, and it’s not that problems aren't there but as a child you get a period of immunity from them.

One problem that I have struggled with is letting go of past hurts. 
It’s crazy how you can create your own unhappiness and depression by holding on to things that are no longer a part of your life. I’m an ov…