Meet Our Featured OWNers
First, I am a single mother to a wonderful 19-year-old daughter. I am also a corporate recruiter of more than 15 years and, now, a newly self-published author. I'm fun-loving, kind-hearted and I love to be around positive mindsets. I volunteer for several organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity and Dress for Success in Dallas, Texas. I am also a member of the Potters House with Bishop T.D. Jakes. I'm a foodie who's always up for trying new foods. I am also a recovering perfume-and-shoe-aholic, meaning I am trying to buy less (and am doing well). Also, I'm always up for mind medicine, meaning thought-provoking conversations.
What is your favorite OWN show?
I love the OWN network and watch so many shows—but Raising Whitley, Iyanla: Fix My Life, Sweetie Pies and Super Soul Sunday are my favorites.
What are your three favorite things?
(1) My 19-year-old-daughter—she keeps me laughing. (2) My mother's journal—she passed away in 2004. (3) The praying-hands angel statue I got from my mom.
What would your superpower be?
I would be the superwoman who could save everybody from their issues.
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
The first thing I do is pray!
What is the last thing you do before you go to bed?
The last things I do before I go to bed are make my next-day to-do list, clean up and brush my teeth.
What is the one item you can't live without, and why?
My cell phone, because I can keep up with social media, receive my calls, look up information and plan/schedule business meetings.
What do you like that most people dislike?
I like my quiet time. A lot of people can't be alone. To me, this is my time to sit still. It allows me time to make sure I'm centered, staying balanced and keeping my peace and sanity.
What are you proudest of?
I am proudest of being told by my friends and family that I was the best daughter I could be while my mother was alive. To be able to have given back to her for being the best mother, and having put her life on hold for her children, while having to deal with the pain of lupus for most of her life. She never complained, and that's how I try to be.
Who is your hero?
Strong black women with wisdom and peace are my heroes, like my mom, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama and any black female that has had an opportunity to empower my mind and leave an imprint with their life endeavors on others like me!
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Liars. People who can't keep their word or just lie about nothing.
What would you like to learn to do?
I would love to learn to speak Spanish fluently. I know some and can understand certain words, but I would love to understand and speak it fluently.
What are you particularly bad at that your friends tease you about?
Being on time. They laugh at me now because I do everything in my power to be on time, and when I am, I make a point to say, "See, I'm on time, now."