On Friday, February 24th Creative Producer, Speaker and Writer Michaela Angela Davis was the featured spokesperson for one of Texas Southern Universities T.I.G.E.R. Project events. The T.I.G.E.R. project is a mentoring program geared towards helping students make the transition to college and take full advantage of college life.
While at the event I had the pleasure of sitting down with Michaela for a brief, yet insightful Q&A- but oh how the D7 failed us. Or perhaps we failed ourselves. Whatever the case, the footage was lost and I spent about 3 days sulking and trying to recollect some of the wisdom imparted on me and the other young adults who attended the event.
Not one to give up easily, I started digging and was able to locate a few shots of Michaela and I during our chat. I also was able to locate some of the quoted tweets I shared during the event.
Michaela was refreshing, inspiring and her words were beyond necessary. As I write this post, I'm recovering from a foolish incident where a "voice" in our community had nothing but ill, damaging words to share with our youth.
As I'm writing this I keep reminding myself that women like Michaela do exist. Women who see our generation as (in her words), "beautiful, genius...the Obama generation." I also had to remind the "voice" of exactly who he was dealing with. I'm pretty sure he wasn't aware of my rockstar-ness until I gave it to to him straight. It felt good to brag a bit.
I look forward to gaining the type of wisdom and commitment to the "revolution of love" that Michaela seems to own. I can only hope to not only look as fabulous as her, but also to BE as fabulous as her. Her energy, awareness and intellect are just too fabulous. These are the type of moments that re-energize me and assure me that life is full of perfectly timed rewards. I'm grateful, and honored and humbled. See below for the Twitter snippets of Michaela's keynote address.
And of course this last tweet brightened my day...humbling experience, indeed...
Stay positive love bugs;)!