Ever been curious about why women like me compete in pageants? Here's my take on it.
I initially wrote this letter as a farewell to my students at Hampton University, but as I enter the next (exciting, yet terrifying) chapter of my life, I thought sharing what I wrote with the world might avoid the avalanche of questions that are sure to come my way. So many people have supported me over the years, and I hope you will continue to send good thoughts, prayers, and wishes. I appreciate you all!
This is one of my absolute FAVORITE recipes. It's a little spicy, a little sweet, healthy, and totally filling!
’m a pretty strong-willed and opinionated woman. While all don’t appreciate my blunt demeanor and sometimes abrasive candidness, my personality is not rare. In fact, the honest nature of my personality is quite common—among men. But, as soon as fate replaced one of my X chromosome with a Y and made it gender-appropriate for me to dress myself in skirts and heels, my personality became a lot more difficult to handle.
It’s no secret that I’m no Rachel Ray in the kitchen. Men love to ask, “can you cook?” And my somewhat-offended response is typically, “I can stay alive.” However, Ido have a few dishes that I have become my signature dishes over the years. This recipes ais (generally speaking) easy to make, quick, and healthy.
I DO NOT like to lose. But, we can't win them all, right? From sport competitions, to card games, to business deals, or job interviews, we simply cannot be successful in every endeavor we encounter. While we certainly hope that our lives are filled with more successes than failures, an occasional loss is inevitable. However, how we respond to those losses is most important.