I was not a liar-but who believed me? Many didn’t believe me, I didn’t believe me. I questioned why I was born and I attempted to commit suicide many times because the pain was too great inside. At 5 years old I had to do strange things and was molested. I didn’t understand how I could be treated this way. Then at 8 nothing changed just a different human I was sexually abused by a religious family member. This experience made me question whether God truly loved me and if so how could he allow me to be abused? At 10, the pain still didn’t end, I was raped by a family friend; when would this betrayal of trust end. “I was a liar”, he said. I learned to be silent because although I could speak- I had no voice. That same day I was seen by a physician who used ultra-violet light to shed light on my story. The light revealed the semen & other body fluids was still left on me. It was on that day I was given my voice.
For the love of RNB – I would run home after school just to watch 106 & Park on BET to see who would make the countdown and time and time again I would see Keyshia Cole either performing or dropping a new video. On Mother’s Day 2019 I got a front row seat to see her do it LIVE!
Mother’s from everywhere lined The Fillmore Miami Beach, FL excited to be apart of the very first Mother’s Day Extravaganza. The show began with the anointed voices of The Florida Fellowship Super Choir who reminded us all that God is to be praised and honored first. When we give God the first he will bless the rest and that’s indeed what he did.
Shirley Murdock took the stage and sang our all-time favorite ‘As We Lay’ and many others. Now I have seen many performances and I must say that she still gat it! Keyshia Cole blessed us with her voice and with her newly found love. The beautiful expectant mother graced the stage in a graphic tulle dress, hair laid and makeup beat to the gods. She delivered! Keyshia Cole sang all of our favorite songs, she danced, she shared her heart (how much she loves her man) and the crowd chanted for more.
South Florida was busy this Mother’s Day Weekend with Rolling Loud, a three-day hip-hop festival, The Millennium Tour among other events but the Mothers Day Extravaganza held its own and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next year.
The show was hosted by Duchess 305 and Big Lips (HOT 105). Go to @iamqueenmagazine IGTV for highlights.
The Vowels will help the children learn to recognize and remember the vowels as a group of letters, as distinguished from the consonants. The child will become familiar with capital letters and lowercase letterforms of vowels.
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Pain Killer Cam Art, as the artist is known as, dreams come true when media moguls Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King got their hands on his creations. We spoke with the artist briefly and here’s his response:
There is no doubt that he is talented but what’s more remarkable is his humility and recognition of God our father. It is God who gives us the strength and abilities, that produces joy and wealth. A true leader understands that he is great only because of who is carrying him. We salute Pain Killer Cam Art!
Dreams do come true…
I created this look simply by expressing my love for Instagram with makeup. Creating these looks was so much fun because I got the chance to be creative with the things I love.
- Foundation: Makeup Forever
- Concealer: L.A Girl Cosmetics
- Contour kit: Beauty Benefits Hollywood
- Brows: Anastasia dip brow pomade
- Eyeshadow: James x Morphe palette
- Lips: MAC Cosmetics
- Highlighter: Milani Cosmetics
- Eyeliner: Jordan’s Cosmetics
- Pencil: NYX Cosmetics
- Setting Powder: Black Radiance Cosmetics
- Mascara: MAC Cosmetics
- Eyelashes: Dodo Lashes
When using highlighter I spray a light mist on my brush before dipping into the pigment.
When applying dark shadows I use two brushes one to pack on the shade and another one to blend it out.
Instead of letting my setting powder sit on my face straight through, I set twice. First to set my concealer in place and second to cut my contour