Humans of Detroit


March 2, 2015

“When I was five years old I had watched my older brother do a dance at school. When the curtains opened and those kids came out on stage wearing these African costumes and paint on their faces, and after I saw my big brother dance, I immediately knew that’s what I wanted to do with my life. From that day on I bugged my drama teacher to let me participate, because I wasn’t allowed to until the third grade. So once I hit the third grade I joined every program I could. It got to the point where my mom told me I couldn’t join anymore clubs, because she had five kids and couldn’t keep buying me costumes. My story has never stopped, I’ve never stopped doing shows. The Arts are my life. I sing and dance, but I also do photography and costume design. Detroit is my home. I lived and studied fashion in New York and modeled. Then I came back home to Detroit for a year and worked at The Hotel Pontchartrain. I was able to save up enough money to make my way to Paris. I was in Paris for about a year and a half, then I came back to Detroit because I found out I was going to be having a daughter, so I came back here to be with my daughter. But, now that she’s grown, this is the second half of my book.”