Man…This week marks the last day before starting “Pimp“. Pimp is a film I’ve been working on since I was 18! That’s when I initially auditioned and got the part .. Since then, like with many indie films, we had to fight to find financing. My mother and I stayed with the project the whole way and even though I’m 22 soon to be 23, it was worth the wait! Not just saying that, but honestly I needed time to grow and I think also to see what it takes to really get a movie made. It is such a humbling experience, and I’m excited to start the production and really dig into this character!!!!! My character Wednesday is so different than any other character I’ve played, and it’s also on the heavier side as far as the material and the “world” of the movie. I have been training for the last few months with my trainer Gunnar and I can barely recognize my body hahahaha. If u have peeped my snapchats u know what I mean!! I am so ready for this challenge, I can’t wait to show u all the finishing touches.
As far as my personal life goes, I have been feeling really amazing about what I have learned about myself this last week. I took the time to read my old journal while writing my book. Meditation, prayer, therapy and exercising are all ways to dig out the negative junk in your body that you no longer need. Sometimes that means going through the fire. Right now I am standing in it and I feel stronger than ever. There’s lots I wish to say, but I’ll save it for my book.
ANOTHER great thing that happened this week was when I attended the Lady Like Foundation Luncheon. The luncheon was to honor Kelly Rowland (amongst other women) for their excellence in the community and world! I have always looked up to Kelly because she was one of the few singers I saw growing up who had skin like mine. Beautiful brown skin, that I wasn’t always proud of. To see her shine and be amazing made me feel like I could too!! To have grown up and be able to tell her that as an adult, while also delivering her an award, was a dream. And something I will never forget. I thank Kelly, and all the others that have encouraged me and inspired me throughout my life. Even when they didn’t realize it! Not only that, but I appreciate them also showing what it means to always reach back and give back. THAT is so important for us all, to share the knowledge and opportunities we were given when we have the chance to. The Lady Like Foundation Luncheon was inspirational all together and I honestly would like to go again 🙂
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