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Black Women On Billboards

As soon as I hopped off the plane in New York in 2011, immediately, folks were asking me where I was from. Of course, I said LA and I received responses like, "Nooo, you can't be from the states," "You look like you got something else going on in you." They kept complimenting my complexion and wanted to see what my natural hair looked like just to guess where my black roots were from. It was a slight culture shock coming here because there are so many different black people that come from different cultural backgrounds, countries, and islands. In LA you're either Black, White, Mexican, Asian, or Persian. Black people are all in one category, there is no real separation based on the culture.

Claiming My Spot!

As some of you know September 30th marks the anniversary date of my move to New York from LA. I have made it to my 6th year, living in New York! I have gone back and forth so many times in my mind, should I leave or should I stay? And guess what my peoples, I'm still here. My overall goal is to be bicoastal between New York and LA and I'm working on that now. Since moving to New York, I learned that it doesn't matter what kind of resume you had before coming here, NY wants to know what have you done HERE! I have six years of proof in the form of great things that I've accomplished and experienced here, and I'm ready to step my game up. I'm starting to come out of my shell more and just be wh

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