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Name: 
Aisha Shaya
Hometown: 
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Occupation: 
Event Producer and Community Coordinator for America’s largest independent design & art show Unique USA.
What are you passionate about? 
Music, family, travel and fashion.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why? 
Right now I would want to go back home to my family. Haven’t seen them in a long time.
What’s your favorite song and why? 
It’s a tough question as I listen to a lot of music and have a lot of favorite songs at the moment. But if I have to choose one it would be “Ribbon in the Sky” by Stevie Wonder because it shows the way I feel about my husband and it was our first dance song (at our wedding).
What’s your dream car? 
Lamborghini Gallardo.
What is a guilty pleasure of yours (food, music, etc.)? 
Music videos and cakes (as in food).
Do you have a celebrity crush?  If so, who? 
My biggest celebrity crush is Rihanna. ☺
Can you cook?  If so, what’s your best dish? 
I can cook, but I don’t do it as often because my husband is waaay better than me. My best dish would be Chicken/Basil/Mushroom Quesadilla with Mango Guacamole.
What’s the best way to approach you? 
Just a plain simple hello and a smile maybe..
What qualities do you feel a man should possess? (give at least 3) 
I think that man should be generous (as in not how much money he can spend but in his gestures and intentions), driven and motivated to achieve his goals and most important quality – sense of humor of course.
In one word, how should a man make a woman feel? 
Happy.
When do you most feel sexy? 
I feel most sexy while I tan (outdoors only though, no tanning salons).
What are the 3 things you couldn’t live without? (excluding family or friends) 
Music, sun and tea with milk.
Describe yourself in 3 words. 
Outgoing, hardworking and responsible.
What’s one thing you have overcome and how did you do it? 
Dealing with a lot of stress and still manage to be a decent human being to everyone around me. I had to work on myself and it wasn’t easy (loss of appetite and sleep and being nervous and anxious all the time). But you learn from your mistakes and find ways to deal with stuff.
What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood? 
My whole being – I look Asian (though I am not), I speak Russian and have a black girls name…Walking contradiction.
Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess? 
That I don’t know how to swim and ride a bicycle.
How do you want to be remembered? 
As a loving wife and a good friend.
To stay connected with Aisha follow her below:
http://instagram.com/aishashaya/
http://pinterest.com/aishashaya/
https://twitter.com/aishashaya
http://stateofunique.com

Name: 

Aisha Shaya

Hometown: 

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Occupation: 

Event Producer and Community Coordinator for America’s largest independent design & art show Unique USA.

What are you passionate about? 

Music, family, travel and fashion.

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why? 

Right now I would want to go back home to my family. Haven’t seen them in a long time.

What’s your favorite song and why? 

It’s a tough question as I listen to a lot of music and have a lot of favorite songs at the moment. But if I have to choose one it would be “Ribbon in the Sky” by Stevie Wonder because it shows the way I feel about my husband and it was our first dance song (at our wedding).

What’s your dream car? 

Lamborghini Gallardo.

What is a guilty pleasure of yours (food, music, etc.)? 

Music videos and cakes (as in food).

Do you have a celebrity crush?  If so, who? 

My biggest celebrity crush is Rihanna. ☺

Can you cook?  If so, what’s your best dish? 

I can cook, but I don’t do it as often because my husband is waaay better than me. My best dish would be Chicken/Basil/Mushroom Quesadilla with Mango Guacamole.

What’s the best way to approach you? 

Just a plain simple hello and a smile maybe..

What qualities do you feel a man should possess? (give at least 3) 

I think that man should be generous (as in not how much money he can spend but in his gestures and intentions), driven and motivated to achieve his goals and most important quality – sense of humor of course.

In one word, how should a man make a woman feel? 

Happy.

When do you most feel sexy? 

I feel most sexy while I tan (outdoors only though, no tanning salons).

What are the 3 things you couldn’t live without? (excluding family or friends) 

Music, sun and tea with milk.

Describe yourself in 3 words. 

Outgoing, hardworking and responsible.

What’s one thing you have overcome and how did you do it? 

Dealing with a lot of stress and still manage to be a decent human being to everyone around me. I had to work on myself and it wasn’t easy (loss of appetite and sleep and being nervous and anxious all the time). But you learn from your mistakes and find ways to deal with stuff.

What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood? 

My whole being – I look Asian (though I am not), I speak Russian and have a black girls name…Walking contradiction.

Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess? 

That I don’t know how to swim and ride a bicycle.

How do you want to be remembered? 

As a loving wife and a good friend.

To stay connected with Aisha follow her below:

http://instagram.com/aishashaya/

http://pinterest.com/aishashaya/

https://twitter.com/aishashaya

http://stateofunique.com

Name: 
Diana Ibanez
Hometown: 
The Valley/Los Angeles
Occupation: 
Executive Assistant at Royalty Review Council 
 Extracurricular: 
 Executive Vice President of the American Marketing Association at Cal State University,  Northridge 
How do you define success? 
I believe success is measured by the positive differences you make, whether it’s in your personal or professional life.  I also believe success is determined by the goals you set out and accomplish.
What are some of your aspirations? (give at least 2) 
1.) To have a career that allows me to help others and make a difference, whether it’s to the environment, community or people in need…I’m working on finding way to use my love for business and fashion to accomplish this aspiration.  2.) To become a home owner.
What do you like to do for fun? 
I’m an outdoors type, so I like to explore.  In my spare time I like finding new places to have a great outdoor workout.  I love that LA has so many great hidden places!
What was the last book you read? 
Finding the time to read for pleasure and not for school is a challenge but the last one I was able to squeeze in over the summer was “Start Something That Matters” by Black Mycoskie.
What’s your favorite movie? 
This is the toughest question!  I’m big on cuddling up in my blanket and watching movies, it’s hard giving only one so I’m going to have to name a few: Casablanca, Space Jam, and The Holiday.
What’s your dream job? 
The answer to this question relates to what I mentioned in my aspirations, but I’ll add that it would also be a job that granted me liberty in my schedule as well…you said dream job right!
What’s your dream car? 
I’m an SUV kind of girl, little cars won’t do it for me…although exceptions could be made for a sports car ☺
What’s the best way to approach you? 
Saying something that would make me smile or laugh and that isn’t cheesy would break the ice but that wouldn’t keep my attention for long.  Sparking an interesting conversation however would get me engaged…no pun intended. 
What attracts you to a man? 
Ambition, intelligence, a good sense of humor, and a good heart.  A man who isn’t afraid to be himself, who isn’t afraid to defend his opinion but who is also open minded, a man who is passionate about his interests or goals and has the confidence, not arrogance or cockiness, to pursue them.  I can keep going but I think that’s a good start.                                                                 
Any deal breakers when it comes to dating? 
Yes, disregard for family.  I’m really family oriented so if you don’t have the same respect and consideration for it we probably won’t mesh well.  Also, being rude to people is a deal breaker.  How a man treats strangers like waiters or even your friends can be indicative of their character. 
How do you feel about PDA? 
Cute but not crude PDA is sweet.  All that other stuff can be left for behind closed doors.  
When do you most feel sexy? 
There’s a few times in the running for when I feel “most” sexy.  It’s strange, but when I’ve done my homework per se and can talk confidently about anything business related or math I actually feel most sexy.  Listening to Robin Thicke or Miguel’s Kaleidoscope Dream album or even after a good sweaty workout is when I also feel most sexy.
 If I had to sum it all up I’d say it’s whenever I feel empowered as a woman. 
What is one thing that you are physically self-conscious about? 
I’d say my nose.  I swear it’s a little rounder some days than others.  But, I’ve learned to accept it as what makes me, well me. 
Describe yourself in 3 words. 
Caring, Ambitious, Resilient. 
What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood? 
I’m an easy going person and I greet and meet everyone with kindness and respect but I think some people unfortunately think it’s an invitation to step all over you.  
What’s one thing you have overcome and how did you do it?
Learning to let go of people you care about and love in life was hard to overcome, and still is of course.  Whether the loss resulted from them passing away or because you learned that it was for the best for you and someone to part ways in love or friendship.  
As cliché as it sounds, all things truly do happen for a reason, it’s just so hard to accept that because sometimes the reason isn’t immediately known to us.  I’ve learned that everyone has something to bring into your life which you ultimately take with you to make you a more amazing person, even if that amazingness is the outcome of a heartache or bad experience. People introduce you to new things or teach you lessons, we just have to make sure we don’t miss the lesson.  The hard part in all this is again, realizing and accepting when it is someone’s time to exit our life if we find they weren’t meant to stay. 
Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess? 
That I’m probably going to be forever sad that J.K Rowling ended the Harry Potter series. 
How do you want to be remembered? 
As someone with a big heart who loved helping others, as someone who adored her family and who despite everything always kept a smile on her face and made the best out of any situation.
To stay connected with Diana follow her below:
http://instagram.com/d_ibanez/
http://www.facebook.com/diana.ibanez.71
https://twitter.com/_D_ibanez

Name: 

Diana Ibanez

Hometown: 

The Valley/Los Angeles

Occupation: 

Executive Assistant at Royalty Review Council 

Extracurricular: 

Executive Vice President of the American Marketing Association at Cal State University, Northridge 

How do you define success? 

I believe success is measured by the positive differences you make, whether it’s in your personal or professional life.  I also believe success is determined by the goals you set out and accomplish.

What are some of your aspirations? (give at least 2) 

1.) To have a career that allows me to help others and make a difference, whether it’s to the environment, community or people in need…I’m working on finding way to use my love for business and fashion to accomplish this aspiration.  2.) To become a home owner.

What do you like to do for fun? 

I’m an outdoors type, so I like to explore.  In my spare time I like finding new places to have a great outdoor workout.  I love that LA has so many great hidden places!

What was the last book you read? 

Finding the time to read for pleasure and not for school is a challenge but the last one I was able to squeeze in over the summer was “Start Something That Matters” by Black Mycoskie.

What’s your favorite movie? 

This is the toughest question!  I’m big on cuddling up in my blanket and watching movies, it’s hard giving only one so I’m going to have to name a few: Casablanca, Space Jam, and The Holiday.

What’s your dream job? 

The answer to this question relates to what I mentioned in my aspirations, but I’ll add that it would also be a job that granted me liberty in my schedule as well…you said dream job right!

What’s your dream car? 

I’m an SUV kind of girl, little cars won’t do it for me…although exceptions could be made for a sports car ☺

What’s the best way to approach you? 

Saying something that would make me smile or laugh and that isn’t cheesy would break the ice but that wouldn’t keep my attention for long.  Sparking an interesting conversation however would get me engaged…no pun intended. 

What attracts you to a man? 

Ambition, intelligence, a good sense of humor, and a good heart.  A man who isn’t afraid to be himself, who isn’t afraid to defend his opinion but who is also open minded, a man who is passionate about his interests or goals and has the confidence, not arrogance or cockiness, to pursue them.  I can keep going but I think that’s a good start.                                                                 

Any deal breakers when it comes to dating? 

Yes, disregard for family.  I’m really family oriented so if you don’t have the same respect and consideration for it we probably won’t mesh well.  Also, being rude to people is a deal breaker.  How a man treats strangers like waiters or even your friends can be indicative of their character. 

How do you feel about PDA? 

Cute but not crude PDA is sweet.  All that other stuff can be left for behind closed doors.  

When do you most feel sexy? 

There’s a few times in the running for when I feel “most” sexy.  It’s strange, but when I’ve done my homework per se and can talk confidently about anything business related or math I actually feel most sexy.  Listening to Robin Thicke or Miguel’s Kaleidoscope Dream album or even after a good sweaty workout is when I also feel most sexy.

 If I had to sum it all up I’d say it’s whenever I feel empowered as a woman. 

What is one thing that you are physically self-conscious about? 

I’d say my nose.  I swear it’s a little rounder some days than others.  But, I’ve learned to accept it as what makes me, well me. 

Describe yourself in 3 words. 

Caring, Ambitious, Resilient. 

What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood? 

I’m an easy going person and I greet and meet everyone with kindness and respect but I think some people unfortunately think it’s an invitation to step all over you.  

What’s one thing you have overcome and how did you do it?

Learning to let go of people you care about and love in life was hard to overcome, and still is of course.  Whether the loss resulted from them passing away or because you learned that it was for the best for you and someone to part ways in love or friendship.  

As cliché as it sounds, all things truly do happen for a reason, it’s just so hard to accept that because sometimes the reason isn’t immediately known to us.  I’ve learned that everyone has something to bring into your life which you ultimately take with you to make you a more amazing person, even if that amazingness is the outcome of a heartache or bad experience. People introduce you to new things or teach you lessons, we just have to make sure we don’t miss the lesson.  The hard part in all this is again, realizing and accepting when it is someone’s time to exit our life if we find they weren’t meant to stay. 

Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess? 

That I’m probably going to be forever sad that J.K Rowling ended the Harry Potter series. 

How do you want to be remembered? 

As someone with a big heart who loved helping others, as someone who adored her family and who despite everything always kept a smile on her face and made the best out of any situation.

To stay connected with Diana follow her below:

http://instagram.com/d_ibanez/

http://www.facebook.com/diana.ibanez.71

https://twitter.com/_D_ibanez

Name: 
Iman N. Milner
Hometown: 
Detroit, MI
Occupation:
Actress. Writer. Founder of EDGE Magazine. 
What are some of your aspirations? 
My top aspiration is to at all times be inspiring women who look like me and may have had similar experiences through my artistry. Other than that…I want to be creating at my highest level as much as possible for as long as possible.
What inspires you creatively?
Seeing other artists do groundbreaking work. Every time someone does something amazing, I am inspired to match it. Love, whether it’s the lack thereof or the presence of, inspires me.
How do you define success?
Through the people who are touched by what I do. Success is so relative. Would it be nice to make millions? Of course. But I don’t think that’s success necessarily. Anyone can make money but can you change someone? Can you inspire someone to dig deeper and unveil a better part of themselves? Have you persevered? Have you done something to the best of your ability and seen it through to the end? I think those are better measures of success. I’d have to be able to answer those questions positively in order to feel on any level that I have succeeded. 
And when my mother doesn’t have to work anymore. The day I can take care of my mother…I’ll feel accomplished.
What is a guilty pleasure of yours (food, music, etc.)?
YouTube videos! I love to laugh so I can spend countless hours on YouTube watching people be ridiculous, talented, etc…
And chocolate. Bad day? Chocolate. Good day? Chocolate. My birthday, Jesus’ Birthday…? Chocolate.
No matter your mood, what song always makes you happy?
Any Michael Jackson song. And “Back and Forth” by Aaliyah. When that beat drops, I’m rocking.
If you could play out the part of any movie, what scene would it be?
As an actress: I would love to play the scene between Sonny, Michael and Tom Hagen in “Godfather”. I think that scene is written masterfully. As a person- I’m a sucker for a good rom com so the scene between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in the Notebook…when they’re reunited…that would be awesome! Or any scene from Love Jones. Amen.
Do you have a celebrity crush?  If so, who?
Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows my infactuation with Michael Ealy is real. My biggest crush is Nasir Jones though. He’s intelligent and handsome. He loves OUR culture and we share a birthday so I feel like we’d get each other. He’s my prototype. 
What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who are afraid to fail to the point that they can’t succeed. I HATE burps. The word “hater”…I hope it stayed in 2012 with ratchet, Mitt Romney and ombre weaves.
What’s the best way to approach you?
With sincerity. Be upfront about what you want and it could save both of us some valuable time.
In one word, how should a man make a woman feel?
Adored.
What do you like to see guys wearing?
Anything that he feels confident in but a well-tailored suit? Listen…yes!
What keeps you interested/engaged in a man?
Passion, intelligence and honesty. If I can sense the passion behind the actions he takes in his life and he can hold a good, honest conversation…he can have my heart. Also…respect. I have to see that he respects not only the people closest to him but everyone he comes in contact with. I think no one shows that better than our President. He’s always kind and genuine and has a true heart for and understanding of the impact his words/actions have on everyone he meets. I think that’s dope.
What’s your take on the opposite sex being “just” friends?  Is it possible?
As a single woman, I say “yes”. That may change when I’m in a committed relationship or betrothed. I do think that at the beginning of any relationship between a man and a woman (if both parties are indeed interested in the opposite sex) someone will be attracted to someone. It’s in our nature. Later on down the line both parties may agree that they’re better off as friends only after an awkward attempt at something more.
When do you feel most sexy?
When my eyebrows are freshly done, my hair is laid and I’m in my favorite sweats after a long shower. A close second is having a man I’m in love with look me in my eyes and kiss me…that’s amazing.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
As the topic of conversation during long car rides home after seeing a great film or watching an award show or reading an amazing magazine article. I also see myself happy…and with that accomplished feeling I mentioned before. Maybe married. Maybe a mother. But definitely happy, successful and inspirational.
What’s one thing you have overcome and how did you do it?
The death of my father when I was 16 years old was a devastating blow for me. It was unexpected and came right before a very crucial time in my life. I overcame that through prayer and giving everything I had to my goal of becoming a trained actress. It’s something that I still feel deep in my heart but God has been so faithful in restoring my happiness and helping me to cherish the lessons, memories and motivation my father passed down to me. 
Moving and getting adjusted to LA has been a crazy, long road as well but again…focus and faith.
What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood?
My intentions. My heart is always in the right place even when I’m saying something to someone that they may not want to hear. I always have the best interest of those close to me at heart. Also, my strength. Because I have pretty much depended on myself since I was 16, I can often times retreat when I’m going through things and block out the people who are close to me. My strength can sometimes make people feel unnecessary in my life.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Loyal, dynamic, empathetic. 
Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess?
I’m a reserve for the Los Angeles Lakers.
How do you want to be remembered?
As a woman who gave everything she had to everything and everyone she loved. I use the word “inspiration” a lot because I really believe in the power we all have to inspire others through our own lives. I just want people to say that I gave 150% every time I showed up.
To stay connected with Iman follow her below:
http://edgemagazinesite.com
https://twitter.com/EdgeMagazineLLC
http://www.imannmilner.com
http://imantheactress.tumblr.com
https://twitter.com/bestnewactress

Name: 

Iman N. Milner

Hometown: 

Detroit, MI

Occupation:

Actress. Writer. Founder of EDGE Magazine

What are some of your aspirations? 

My top aspiration is to at all times be inspiring women who look like me and may have had similar experiences through my artistry. Other than that…I want to be creating at my highest level as much as possible for as long as possible.

What inspires you creatively?

Seeing other artists do groundbreaking work. Every time someone does something amazing, I am inspired to match it. Love, whether it’s the lack thereof or the presence of, inspires me.

How do you define success?

Through the people who are touched by what I do. Success is so relative. Would it be nice to make millions? Of course. But I don’t think that’s success necessarily. Anyone can make money but can you change someone? Can you inspire someone to dig deeper and unveil a better part of themselves? Have you persevered? Have you done something to the best of your ability and seen it through to the end? I think those are better measures of success. I’d have to be able to answer those questions positively in order to feel on any level that I have succeeded. 

And when my mother doesn’t have to work anymore. The day I can take care of my mother…I’ll feel accomplished.

What is a guilty pleasure of yours (food, music, etc.)?

YouTube videos! I love to laugh so I can spend countless hours on YouTube watching people be ridiculous, talented, etc…

And chocolate. Bad day? Chocolate. Good day? Chocolate. My birthday, Jesus’ Birthday…? Chocolate.

No matter your mood, what song always makes you happy?

Any Michael Jackson song. And “Back and Forth” by Aaliyah. When that beat drops, I’m rocking.

If you could play out the part of any movie, what scene would it be?

As an actress: I would love to play the scene between Sonny, Michael and Tom Hagen in “Godfather”. I think that scene is written masterfully. As a person- I’m a sucker for a good rom com so the scene between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in the Notebook…when they’re reunited…that would be awesome! Or any scene from Love Jones. Amen.

Do you have a celebrity crush?  If so, who?

Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows my infactuation with Michael Ealy is real. My biggest crush is Nasir Jones though. He’s intelligent and handsome. He loves OUR culture and we share a birthday so I feel like we’d get each other. He’s my prototype. 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

People who are afraid to fail to the point that they can’t succeed. I HATE burps. The word “hater”…I hope it stayed in 2012 with ratchet, Mitt Romney and ombre weaves.

What’s the best way to approach you?

With sincerity. Be upfront about what you want and it could save both of us some valuable time.

In one word, how should a man make a woman feel?

Adored.

What do you like to see guys wearing?

Anything that he feels confident in but a well-tailored suit? Listen…yes!

What keeps you interested/engaged in a man?

Passion, intelligence and honesty. If I can sense the passion behind the actions he takes in his life and he can hold a good, honest conversation…he can have my heart. Also…respect. I have to see that he respects not only the people closest to him but everyone he comes in contact with. I think no one shows that better than our President. He’s always kind and genuine and has a true heart for and understanding of the impact his words/actions have on everyone he meets. I think that’s dope.

What’s your take on the opposite sex being “just” friends?  Is it possible?

As a single woman, I say “yes”. That may change when I’m in a committed relationship or betrothed. I do think that at the beginning of any relationship between a man and a woman (if both parties are indeed interested in the opposite sex) someone will be attracted to someone. It’s in our nature. Later on down the line both parties may agree that they’re better off as friends only after an awkward attempt at something more.

When do you feel most sexy?

When my eyebrows are freshly done, my hair is laid and I’m in my favorite sweats after a long shower. A close second is having a man I’m in love with look me in my eyes and kiss me…that’s amazing.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

As the topic of conversation during long car rides home after seeing a great film or watching an award show or reading an amazing magazine article. I also see myself happy…and with that accomplished feeling I mentioned before. Maybe married. Maybe a mother. But definitely happy, successful and inspirational.

What’s one thing you have overcome and how did you do it?

The death of my father when I was 16 years old was a devastating blow for me. It was unexpected and came right before a very crucial time in my life. I overcame that through prayer and giving everything I had to my goal of becoming a trained actress. It’s something that I still feel deep in my heart but God has been so faithful in restoring my happiness and helping me to cherish the lessons, memories and motivation my father passed down to me. 

Moving and getting adjusted to LA has been a crazy, long road as well but again…focus and faith.

What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood?

My intentions. My heart is always in the right place even when I’m saying something to someone that they may not want to hear. I always have the best interest of those close to me at heart. Also, my strength. Because I have pretty much depended on myself since I was 16, I can often times retreat when I’m going through things and block out the people who are close to me. My strength can sometimes make people feel unnecessary in my life.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Loyal, dynamic, empathetic. 

Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess?

I’m a reserve for the Los Angeles Lakers.

How do you want to be remembered?

As a woman who gave everything she had to everything and everyone she loved. I use the word “inspiration” a lot because I really believe in the power we all have to inspire others through our own lives. I just want people to say that I gave 150% every time I showed up.

To stay connected with Iman follow her below:

http://edgemagazinesite.com

https://twitter.com/EdgeMagazineLLC

http://www.imannmilner.com

http://imantheactress.tumblr.com

https://twitter.com/bestnewactress

Name: 
Jovi
Hometown: 
Southern California
Occupation: 
Writer/Editor/Creator at Suspend Magazine
What are you passionate about? 
The arts, learning, helping people in need, the human mind- what makes people tick…
What inspires you creatively? 
Anything really: a conversation, a particular word, a moment, a song, a dog. I love dogs.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why? 
I haven’t made my way out to Machu Picchu yet, so I’d love to visit at some point. But oddly enough York is on my bucket list because of my weird fascination with medieval things or anything heavy with history… and maybe Harry Potter. But that’s another conversation.
Quote some lyrics from your favorite song and explain what they mean to you. 

“…I can give away everything I possess, but left without love- then I have no happiness. I know I’m imperfect and not without sin, but now that I’m older, all childish things end…”

Thanks to three older sisters who introduced me to the wisdom of Lauryn Hill at a young age, this is one of my favorite songs of hers. Though I’m not religious anymore, faith isn’t something I shy away from. And I mean faith in anything- a higher being, an array of gods, God, yourself, and so on. Anyway, I love the humility in this song, its fearlessness, and its minimalism. 
Who is your favorite musician?  
I was really hoping this question wouldn’t come up. There are so many genres to choose from… I don’t know, I listen to a lot of Motown radio but I can’t pick one artist from one genre. I’m going to have to half-ass this answer.
What do you like to do for fun? 
THIS! Creative projects like this. I love them.
What’s your anti-drug?  
Perspective.
What’s the best way to approach you? 
Just not with a howl and we should be OK.
When dating, how much do looks matter? 
What’s “dating”? No, but really, I don’t think looks matter that much. I think pheromones have a lot to do with who we’re attracted to. Oh, and personality.
How long does it take you to get ready for the day?  And what’s your process?  
Usually about an hour: Shower, moisturize, brows, makeup, make coffee, change the music religiously, meander about aimlessly, then for the last 55 minutes look for an outfit and end up choosing an outfit I probably wore the day before. It’s fine.
What’s one thing that you don’t mind splurging on and why? 
Gloves, leather gloves… I wish I had a valid answer like, “well, you can’t just buy a cheap pair of gloves it’s about quality…” because the truth is- you CAN; they don’t go through that much wear-and-tear since they’re an optional/seasonal accessory over here. And that’s my attempted justification. I’m into them.
Describe yourself in 3 words. 
Truthful, direct, changing.
What’s one thing you have overcome and how did you do it? 
Not taking everything too seriously. There’s some insane transformation that happens while digging yourself out of depression. It can be uplifting if you allow it to be… it’s good to sit with negative feelings, but it’s crucial that we don’t dwell there.
What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood? 
My intentions- they’re always good. I don’t translate very well. 
Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess? 
Probably that my conscience sounds like Morgan Freeman.
How do you want to be remembered? 
As someone who has made an impact on the world.
To stay connected with Jovi follow her below:
http://www.suspendmag.com/
http://articleadjectivenoun.wordpress.com/
https://twitter.com/byjovi_

Name: 

Jovi

Hometown: 

Southern California

Occupation: 

Writer/Editor/Creator at Suspend Magazine

What are you passionate about? 

The arts, learning, helping people in need, the human mind- what makes people tick…

What inspires you creatively? 

Anything really: a conversation, a particular word, a moment, a song, a dog. I love dogs.

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why? 

I haven’t made my way out to Machu Picchu yet, so I’d love to visit at some point. But oddly enough York is on my bucket list because of my weird fascination with medieval things or anything heavy with history… and maybe Harry Potter. But that’s another conversation.

Quote some lyrics from your favorite song and explain what they mean to you. 

“…I can give away everything I possess, but left without love- then I have no happiness. I know I’m imperfect and not without sin, but now that I’m older, all childish things end…”

Thanks to three older sisters who introduced me to the wisdom of Lauryn Hill at a young age, this is one of my favorite songs of hers. Though I’m not religious anymore, faith isn’t something I shy away from. And I mean faith in anything- a higher being, an array of gods, God, yourself, and so on. Anyway, I love the humility in this song, its fearlessness, and its minimalism. 

Who is your favorite musician?  

I was really hoping this question wouldn’t come up. There are so many genres to choose from… I don’t know, I listen to a lot of Motown radio but I can’t pick one artist from one genre. I’m going to have to half-ass this answer.

What do you like to do for fun? 

THIS! Creative projects like this. I love them.

What’s your anti-drug?  

Perspective.

What’s the best way to approach you? 

Just not with a howl and we should be OK.

When dating, how much do looks matter? 

What’s “dating”? No, but really, I don’t think looks matter that much. I think pheromones have a lot to do with who we’re attracted to. Oh, and personality.

How long does it take you to get ready for the day?  And what’s your process?  

Usually about an hour: Shower, moisturize, brows, makeup, make coffee, change the music religiously, meander about aimlessly, then for the last 55 minutes look for an outfit and end up choosing an outfit I probably wore the day before. It’s fine.

What’s one thing that you don’t mind splurging on and why? 

Gloves, leather gloves… I wish I had a valid answer like, “well, you can’t just buy a cheap pair of gloves it’s about quality…” because the truth is- you CAN; they don’t go through that much wear-and-tear since they’re an optional/seasonal accessory over here. And that’s my attempted justification. I’m into them.

Describe yourself in 3 words. 

Truthful, direct, changing.

What’s one thing you have overcome and how did you do it? 

Not taking everything too seriously. There’s some insane transformation that happens while digging yourself out of depression. It can be uplifting if you allow it to be… it’s good to sit with negative feelings, but it’s crucial that we don’t dwell there.

What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood? 

My intentions- they’re always good. I don’t translate very well. 

Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess? 

Probably that my conscience sounds like Morgan Freeman.

How do you want to be remembered? 

As someone who has made an impact on the world.

To stay connected with Jovi follow her below:

http://www.suspendmag.com/

http://articleadjectivenoun.wordpress.com/

https://twitter.com/byjovi_

Name: 
Amy Pham
Hometown: 
Los Angeles
Occupation: 
DJ, Host, Accountant, Chocoholic
What are you passionate about? 
Pursuing, honing, and working toward a creative career that will also enable me to provide financial stability for my family. And helping others, especially those who don’t have the same privileges most of us take for granted. And fighting the “consumer” mindset! Don’t conform! 
Where do you go for inspiration?
If I’m feeling uninspired, I either go to sleep, read a good book, or I watch live performance clips on Youtube (Bjork is always a good one, Screaming Females, Jackson 5, Soul Train music guests, Rites of Spring, etc.)
No matter your mood, what song always makes you happy? 
I know this might be a stereotypical answer, but it has personal sentiment for me—“Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Or any song off of My Bloody Valentine’s “Loveless” album.
What’s your anti-drug? 
Chocolate and/or desserts.
What do you like to do in your past-time?
Having fun with the people I love.
What’s your most embarrassing moment? 
Slipping and falling on my bum in front of a crowd. Although I should’ve seen it coming… I was in the middle of carrying turntables into a venue while wearing 4 inch platforms.
What’s the best way to approach you? 
Just say hi! And for the no-fail approach, you should also present me with a pack of Milano cookies.
What qualities do you feel a man should possess? (give at least 3) 
HUMOR because life is too short to be taken seriously, generosity because if he isn’t giving then he’s going to be a narcissistic jerk, and intelligence (this one goes unsaid). The rest (which includes all the superficial stuff) doesn’t matter ultimately. Although if he has terrible style and/or personal hygiene, those things can change. A terrible personality does not.
What’s your idea of a perfect date? 
I’m not a picky person, so as long and I’m with my boo then I’m good. Although I’d throw in some star-watching, I’m a sucker for space and the cosmos.
When do you most feel sexy? 
After I finish a tough workout.
How long does it take you to get ready for the day?  And what’s your process? 
It depends on the day… if it’s a meetings-all-day-and-dinner-at-night then I’ll take an hour: 30 min to pick out an outfit that I can wear all day, 30 min to do hair and makeup with lasting power because I probably will only have time for touch-ups. If it’s a running-errands-and-working kind of day, then 15 min.
What’s a strength and weakness of yours?  
Strength: I’m a workaholic/ Weakness: I’m a workaholic
Describe yourself in 3 words. 
Silly, Loving, Perpetual-learner (I know that’s two words but I put in a dash, so that qualifies)
Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess? 
I love dancing, like America’s Best Dance Crew style stuff. I used to be on a competitive hip hop team! I still miss that.
How do you want to be remembered? 
I want to leave this place knowing that I left it in a better state than when I came.
To stay connected with Amy follow her below:
http://www.hmsoundsystem.com
http://youtube.com/theplatform 
http://www.facebook.com/iamamypham
https://twitter.com/nawtphamous
http://web.stagram.com/n/nawtphamous/

Name: 

Amy Pham

Hometown: 

Los Angeles

Occupation: 

DJ, Host, Accountant, Chocoholic

What are you passionate about? 

Pursuing, honing, and working toward a creative career that will also enable me to provide financial stability for my family. And helping others, especially those who don’t have the same privileges most of us take for granted. And fighting the “consumer” mindset! Don’t conform! 

Where do you go for inspiration?

If I’m feeling uninspired, I either go to sleep, read a good book, or I watch live performance clips on Youtube (Bjork is always a good one, Screaming Females, Jackson 5, Soul Train music guests, Rites of Spring, etc.)

No matter your mood, what song always makes you happy? 

I know this might be a stereotypical answer, but it has personal sentiment for me—“Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Or any song off of My Bloody Valentine’s “Loveless” album.

What’s your anti-drug? 

Chocolate and/or desserts.

What do you like to do in your past-time?

Having fun with the people I love.

What’s your most embarrassing moment? 

Slipping and falling on my bum in front of a crowd. Although I should’ve seen it coming… I was in the middle of carrying turntables into a venue while wearing 4 inch platforms.

What’s the best way to approach you? 

Just say hi! And for the no-fail approach, you should also present me with a pack of Milano cookies.

What qualities do you feel a man should possess? (give at least 3) 

HUMOR because life is too short to be taken seriously, generosity because if he isn’t giving then he’s going to be a narcissistic jerk, and intelligence (this one goes unsaid). The rest (which includes all the superficial stuff) doesn’t matter ultimately. Although if he has terrible style and/or personal hygiene, those things can change. A terrible personality does not.

What’s your idea of a perfect date? 

I’m not a picky person, so as long and I’m with my boo then I’m good. Although I’d throw in some star-watching, I’m a sucker for space and the cosmos.

When do you most feel sexy? 

After I finish a tough workout.

How long does it take you to get ready for the day?  And what’s your process? 

It depends on the day… if it’s a meetings-all-day-and-dinner-at-night then I’ll take an hour: 30 min to pick out an outfit that I can wear all day, 30 min to do hair and makeup with lasting power because I probably will only have time for touch-ups. If it’s a running-errands-and-working kind of day, then 15 min.

What’s a strength and weakness of yours?  

Strength: I’m a workaholic/ Weakness: I’m a workaholic

Describe yourself in 3 words. 

Silly, Loving, Perpetual-learner (I know that’s two words but I put in a dash, so that qualifies)

Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess? 

I love dancing, like America’s Best Dance Crew style stuff. I used to be on a competitive hip hop team! I still miss that.

How do you want to be remembered? 

I want to leave this place knowing that I left it in a better state than when I came.

To stay connected with Amy follow her below:

http://www.hmsoundsystem.com

youtube.com/theplatform

http://www.facebook.com/iamamypham

https://twitter.com/nawtphamous

http://web.stagram.com/n/nawtphamous/

Name: 
Antoinette Monique Bell, but you can call me Toni :)
Hometown: 
Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: 
I’m studying at USC for my master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Also i’m a Community Administrative Support Worker at the LAX and an interning therapist at a substance abuse clinic (BAART).
What are some of your aspirations? (Give at least 2) 
-To love what I do preferably in a substance abuse related field or juvenile probation work
-The goal is to touch and change as many lives as I can and to make as many people smile as I can
-To have a cute little family and be content with life when I reach 28 ha.
How do you define success?
Success to me is reaching your maximum potential, and living a life that you are honestly proud of.  It is being able to say that you are truly happy with what you have become and you are finally comfortable and content in your own skin 100%.  It goes beyond how much money you rack in but more that you have found a profession in which you enjoy going to and not be stressed out by the end of the day, that to me is success. 
Quote some lyrics from your favorite song and explain what they mean to you.
Uhhhh that’s a hard one… I have so many favorite songs lol.  “Beautiful” by Mary J Blige (Black Star Remix)

“I dreamt that I could paint you with words


But there were no colors bright enough
Black or white enough
Blue or green enough, it didn’t mean enough
You are the star that touched the earth
Shine bright for all eyes to see
Radiate and touched me
Now I’m shining like you do
It was dim before I knew you
Bright light for weeping eyes to get used to
Trust who, that’s some shit to adjust to


Soon as you relax, they ease back and cold bust you” -Mos Def

First of all the vibe of this song is so amazing.  I had to quote most of all of his verse because the lyrics are beautiful.  I love the songs vulnerability.  To me it just expresses the undesirable feeling of finding love in someone, like real and true love, it reminds me of my relationship currently <3…Ahhhh I love it..Its a must hear!
What’s your most embarrassing moment?
It was while I was in undergrad at CSUN, I was dating this guy at the time and I was taking a shower (this is not going to get explicit lol) and he sneaked in the bathroom to give me a kiss and I slipped and fell out the shower onto him, trying to be cute as usual… FAIL…I’m too much of a goober for that slick stuff. 
Do you use profanity?  If so, what word do you use most?
Yes unfortunately, blame my father…shit shit shit lol
What is your biggest pet peeve?
When people ignore my text.  Lol hate it hate it hate it.  Especially if I feel it’s urgent..Don’t do that…thanks.
What’s the best way to approach you?
You have to say something really profound to get my attention and make me laugh; otherwise I’m not paying attention.  Not saying I’m not paying attention because I’m cocky or arrogant, I’m just probably literally not paying attention, I stay in my own world, you have to actually bump into me or something for me to realize you were talking to me.
What’s the first thing you notice on a man? (appearance wise)
My friends would say I would say his bone structure in his face…I love that…but I would say his bone structure and his haircut…then his smile…which would lead to his teeth, teeth would then determine the success of his breath..that is all lol 
What keeps you interested/engaged in a man?
Goals, you don’t have to be super settled when I meet you, but I need you to have a plan so I can be confident in our future.  Keep the jokes coming; I must laugh when I’m with you.  A confident man is such a necessity; it affects the way they talk to you, the way they act towards you, that’s just so important.  A man who can talk about a variety of different subjects and hold their own in a conversation…love that.
When do you most feel sexy?
When Jay (boyfriend) compliments me when I’m not dressed up, when I’m not trying to be sexy and I’m told that I’m sexy is when I feel most sexy lol.  Also when someone compliments me about a certain characteristic I have without even knowing me fully, I feel sexy then too, because it just makes me feel like my personality shines without me saying much…I like that.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Uhhhh i’ll be 28 or so…I should have somewhat of a stable career like a career not just a job that I go to- I should have my therapist license.  By 28 I should be upgrading from a one bedroom to a two lol.  I should be engaged and thinking about a baby- I don’t wanna be a old mama but I don’t want to be an unstable one either.  Ummm, I want to be content in five years, but not so much thinking, “this is it” for me but what else do I need to do to get to the next level mindset. 
What’s one thing you have overcome and how did you do it?
Low self esteem- I think what I did to overcome that was kept succeeding academically and realizing somebody is going to be lucky to have me.  I graduated from college and I’m going to have masters at 24, that’s some good shit lol.  Realizing that I’m strong and have overcome so much, and I’m cute too.  I think it also took my family and friends to build me up as well.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
-Motivated
-Silly
-Caring 
What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood?
My intentions sometimes get misunderstood, sometimes I don’t know how to fully communicate what I’m trying to do or trying to say and it gets twisted and interpreted in the wrong way…hate that.
Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess?
That I’m in love with Frank Sinatra, and old classic movies. 
How do you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as someone who actually cared, a goofball, someone who enjoyed making people laugh even for one minute, a mother and a wife. 

Name: 

Antoinette Monique Bell, but you can call me Toni :)

Hometown: 

Los Angeles, CA

Occupation: 

I’m studying at USC for my master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Also i’m a Community Administrative Support Worker at the LAX and an interning therapist at a substance abuse clinic (BAART).

What are some of your aspirations? (Give at least 2) 

-To love what I do preferably in a substance abuse related field or juvenile probation work

-The goal is to touch and change as many lives as I can and to make as many people smile as I can

-To have a cute little family and be content with life when I reach 28 ha.

How do you define success?

Success to me is reaching your maximum potential, and living a life that you are honestly proud of.  It is being able to say that you are truly happy with what you have become and you are finally comfortable and content in your own skin 100%.  It goes beyond how much money you rack in but more that you have found a profession in which you enjoy going to and not be stressed out by the end of the day, that to me is success. 

Quote some lyrics from your favorite song and explain what they mean to you.

Uhhhh that’s a hard one… I have so many favorite songs lol.  “Beautiful” by Mary J Blige (Black Star Remix)

“I dreamt that I could paint you with words

But there were no colors bright enough

Black or white enough

Blue or green enough, it didn’t mean enough

You are the star that touched the earth

Shine bright for all eyes to see

Radiate and touched me

Now I’m shining like you do

It was dim before I knew you

Bright light for weeping eyes to get used to

Trust who, that’s some shit to adjust to

Soon as you relax, they ease back and cold bust you” -Mos Def

First of all the vibe of this song is so amazing.  I had to quote most of all of his verse because the lyrics are beautiful.  I love the songs vulnerability.  To me it just expresses the undesirable feeling of finding love in someone, like real and true love, it reminds me of my relationship currently <3…Ahhhh I love it..Its a must hear!

What’s your most embarrassing moment?

It was while I was in undergrad at CSUN, I was dating this guy at the time and I was taking a shower (this is not going to get explicit lol) and he sneaked in the bathroom to give me a kiss and I slipped and fell out the shower onto him, trying to be cute as usual… FAIL…I’m too much of a goober for that slick stuff. 

Do you use profanity?  If so, what word do you use most?

Yes unfortunately, blame my father…shit shit shit lol

What is your biggest pet peeve?

When people ignore my text.  Lol hate it hate it hate it.  Especially if I feel it’s urgent..Don’t do that…thanks.

What’s the best way to approach you?

You have to say something really profound to get my attention and make me laugh; otherwise I’m not paying attention.  Not saying I’m not paying attention because I’m cocky or arrogant, I’m just probably literally not paying attention, I stay in my own world, you have to actually bump into me or something for me to realize you were talking to me.

What’s the first thing you notice on a man? (appearance wise)

My friends would say I would say his bone structure in his face…I love that…but I would say his bone structure and his haircut…then his smile…which would lead to his teeth, teeth would then determine the success of his breath..that is all lol 

What keeps you interested/engaged in a man?

Goals, you don’t have to be super settled when I meet you, but I need you to have a plan so I can be confident in our future.  Keep the jokes coming; I must laugh when I’m with you.  A confident man is such a necessity; it affects the way they talk to you, the way they act towards you, that’s just so important.  A man who can talk about a variety of different subjects and hold their own in a conversation…love that.

When do you most feel sexy?

When Jay (boyfriend) compliments me when I’m not dressed up, when I’m not trying to be sexy and I’m told that I’m sexy is when I feel most sexy lol.  Also when someone compliments me about a certain characteristic I have without even knowing me fully, I feel sexy then too, because it just makes me feel like my personality shines without me saying much…I like that.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Uhhhh i’ll be 28 or so…I should have somewhat of a stable career like a career not just a job that I go to- I should have my therapist license.  By 28 I should be upgrading from a one bedroom to a two lol.  I should be engaged and thinking about a baby- I don’t wanna be a old mama but I don’t want to be an unstable one either.  Ummm, I want to be content in five years, but not so much thinking, “this is it” for me but what else do I need to do to get to the next level mindset. 

What’s one thing you have overcome and how did you do it?

Low self esteem- I think what I did to overcome that was kept succeeding academically and realizing somebody is going to be lucky to have me.  I graduated from college and I’m going to have masters at 24, that’s some good shit lol.  Realizing that I’m strong and have overcome so much, and I’m cute too.  I think it also took my family and friends to build me up as well.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

-Motivated

-Silly

-Caring 

What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood?

My intentions sometimes get misunderstood, sometimes I don’t know how to fully communicate what I’m trying to do or trying to say and it gets twisted and interpreted in the wrong way…hate that.

Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess?

That I’m in love with Frank Sinatra, and old classic movies. 

How do you want to be remembered?

I want to be remembered as someone who actually cared, a goofball, someone who enjoyed making people laugh even for one minute, a mother and a wife. 

Name: 
Brooke Jean
Hometown: 
Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: 
Poetess
What are you passionate about? 
My passion is opening up the multiple minds and hearts throughout the world by way of poetry. I love people and the various interactions we all encounter drive my inspiration to push forward and inspire them to inspire themselves.
How do you define success?
I whole-heartedly believe success is defined by the souls you touch and the difference you make. The smallest to largest changes within the community and abroad leaves a legacy of inspiration that will continue to pass on beyond my living years. That is the sincerest form of succeeding. 
What do you like to do for fun?
I love the outdoors it gives a sense of clarity and time to myself to settle my thoughts. Whether I am working out or relaxing on the beach. I attend poetry lounges and artist showcases, supporting and embracing other forms of art. 
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
I would travel everywhere in the world actually. I’ve always said when I am able; I want to live in various countries for a year at a time. There is so much culture and experience out in the world for us all to encounter I want to embrace as much of that as I possibly can.
What’s your favorite song and why?
My favorite song is Stevie Wonder – Ribbon in the Sky. Stevie is such an amazing artist and everything he does astonishes me. I cherish this song because it is so passionate about love and this is how I want to love my future husband. I want this record to be my wedding song.
What was the last book you read?
Eric Thomas – The Secrets to Success was the last book, I am currently reading a collection of Maya Angelou poetry, my favorite poet.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
When people stereotype and misjudge others. I’ve been a prime target of misjudging from others all my life based off my skin color and looks.  I feel we are so much more than what others see on the outside and people should dig deeper into the soul of a person.
What&#8217;s the best way to approach you?
Simply approach me, I really love conversing with new people and building lasting bonds whether we speak weekly or every now and then. I believe you can always learn something from another being and they can learn from you. We walk different paths but are feet are the same shoes.
What qualities do you feel a man should possess? (give at least 3)
-Goals followed with ambitious execution. I am a driven individual and always looking to grow and learn more. A man of my liking should be equivalent or even more driven than myself.
-Humor and the ability to be goofy. Life is already such a serious road to drive down and I believe that laughter is mandatory medicine. A man I can enjoy myself with whether we are sitting under the stars or having dinner for two; surpasses any other man in my eyes. 
 -Spiritual faith is necessary because I believe without a belief you’re left with a hole in your soul. Not necessarily a religion but a faith in a higher purpose and faith in us.
Any deal breakers when it comes to dating?
I do not care for a man who is inconsiderate. There will be no connection and a loss of attraction simply off of that one trait. People and time are very valuable and to abuse there worth, shows just how worthy you are. 
In one word, how should a man make a woman feel?
Like a QUEEN
When do you most feel sexy?
When a man compliments me on my mind and takes the time to know what lies under my surface. I appreciate compliments on looks as well, but those that dig deeper shows their true interest in getting to know the woman I am.
What is one thing that you are physically self-conscious about?
My knees are my most self-conscious attribute. As random as that sounds, I am double-jointed and knock-knees so my stance at times irritates me. I’ve learned to cope with this flaw and accept them as simply being me.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself still traveling the world spreading my poetry among the population. Having a foundation firmly set in my self-owned business and the ability to volunteer from home to abroad. 
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Appreciative. Ambitious. Blessed.
What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood?
My personality, as I stated earlier living in a city where many have troubles finding their identity and being themselves I get criticized for my looks before I even open my mouth. Every person that I’ve had the privilege of getting to know that has misjudged me beforehand, always say how I am not the person they thought I would be. I surpass their assumptions and they apologize for even categorizing me in such a way.
Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess?
I love reading and listening to Jazz/Rap music especially but music of all genres in general. People are particularly surprised in my versatility and how I am not a boxed in poet with tunnel vision on only one outlet. I’ve been in various environments exposed to a multitude of cultures. I have a love and appreciation for them all.
How do you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as the poet who flourished in many fields with the common goal of bringing people closer and reviving the values of respect peace and love. To leave a legacy of inspiration that will continue many years past my bloodline and into the hearts of those to come after me. That is my lifetime goal. 
To stay connected with Brooke Jean follow her below:
http://www.BrookeJean.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/BrookeJeanEST89
http://www.facebook.com/BrookeJeanPoet
https://twitter.com/Brooke_jean

Name

Brooke Jean

Hometown

Los Angeles, CA

Occupation

Poetess

What are you passionate about? 

My passion is opening up the multiple minds and hearts throughout the world by way of poetry. I love people and the various interactions we all encounter drive my inspiration to push forward and inspire them to inspire themselves.

How do you define success?

I whole-heartedly believe success is defined by the souls you touch and the difference you make. The smallest to largest changes within the community and abroad leaves a legacy of inspiration that will continue to pass on beyond my living years. That is the sincerest form of succeeding. 

What do you like to do for fun?

I love the outdoors it gives a sense of clarity and time to myself to settle my thoughts. Whether I am working out or relaxing on the beach. I attend poetry lounges and artist showcases, supporting and embracing other forms of art. 

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

I would travel everywhere in the world actually. I’ve always said when I am able; I want to live in various countries for a year at a time. There is so much culture and experience out in the world for us all to encounter I want to embrace as much of that as I possibly can.

What’s your favorite song and why?

My favorite song is Stevie Wonder – Ribbon in the Sky. Stevie is such an amazing artist and everything he does astonishes me. I cherish this song because it is so passionate about love and this is how I want to love my future husband. I want this record to be my wedding song.

What was the last book you read?

Eric Thomas – The Secrets to Success was the last book, I am currently reading a collection of Maya Angelou poetry, my favorite poet.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

When people stereotype and misjudge others. I’ve been a prime target of misjudging from others all my life based off my skin color and looks.  I feel we are so much more than what others see on the outside and people should dig deeper into the soul of a person.

What’s the best way to approach you?

Simply approach me, I really love conversing with new people and building lasting bonds whether we speak weekly or every now and then. I believe you can always learn something from another being and they can learn from you. We walk different paths but are feet are the same shoes.

What qualities do you feel a man should possess? (give at least 3)

-Goals followed with ambitious execution. I am a driven individual and always looking to grow and learn more. A man of my liking should be equivalent or even more driven than myself.

-Humor and the ability to be goofy. Life is already such a serious road to drive down and I believe that laughter is mandatory medicine. A man I can enjoy myself with whether we are sitting under the stars or having dinner for two; surpasses any other man in my eyes. 

 -Spiritual faith is necessary because I believe without a belief you’re left with a hole in your soul. Not necessarily a religion but a faith in a higher purpose and faith in us.

Any deal breakers when it comes to dating?

I do not care for a man who is inconsiderate. There will be no connection and a loss of attraction simply off of that one trait. People and time are very valuable and to abuse there worth, shows just how worthy you are. 

In one word, how should a man make a woman feel?

Like a QUEEN

When do you most feel sexy?

When a man compliments me on my mind and takes the time to know what lies under my surface. I appreciate compliments on looks as well, but those that dig deeper shows their true interest in getting to know the woman I am.

What is one thing that you are physically self-conscious about?

My knees are my most self-conscious attribute. As random as that sounds, I am double-jointed and knock-knees so my stance at times irritates me. I’ve learned to cope with this flaw and accept them as simply being me.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself still traveling the world spreading my poetry among the population. Having a foundation firmly set in my self-owned business and the ability to volunteer from home to abroad. 

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Appreciative. Ambitious. Blessed.

What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood?

My personality, as I stated earlier living in a city where many have troubles finding their identity and being themselves I get criticized for my looks before I even open my mouth. Every person that I’ve had the privilege of getting to know that has misjudged me beforehand, always say how I am not the person they thought I would be. I surpass their assumptions and they apologize for even categorizing me in such a way.

Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess?

I love reading and listening to Jazz/Rap music especially but music of all genres in general. People are particularly surprised in my versatility and how I am not a boxed in poet with tunnel vision on only one outlet. I’ve been in various environments exposed to a multitude of cultures. I have a love and appreciation for them all.

How do you want to be remembered?

I want to be remembered as the poet who flourished in many fields with the common goal of bringing people closer and reviving the values of respect peace and love. To leave a legacy of inspiration that will continue many years past my bloodline and into the hearts of those to come after me. That is my lifetime goal. 

To stay connected with Brooke Jean follow her below:

http://www.BrookeJean.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/BrookeJeanEST89

http://www.facebook.com/BrookeJeanPoet

https://twitter.com/Brooke_jean

Name: 
Jasmin Alexandria
Hometown: 
I was born in Long Beach, CA but raised in Cambridge, MA and moved to Los Angeles when I was 17.  I am unsure of what I&#8217;d consider to be my hometown because my soul just floats from coast to coast.
Occupation: 
Creator and designer for my jewelry and accessory line DezAzure 
What are you passionate about? 
I am passionate about DezAzure because it inspires me everyday to work hard and design stronger.  My brand is created for young women to find what moves and motivates them to go out and live their life by their dreams and not by a man.  I am all about empowering woman! 
How do you define success?
By overcoming adversity, inspiring someone(s) and being acknowledge for my talents, not tragedy.
No matter your mood, what song always makes you happy?
Kings of Leon&#8217;s &#8220;Sex On Fire&#8221;
What’s your favorite cuisine?
I don&#8217;t have a favorite, I love so many different dishes lol
What do you like to do for fun?
I love to create pieces, watch movies, read poetry, travel, go shopping, and spend time with my loved ones.
What is your biggest pet peeve? 
Ungrateful people and witnessing others take advantage of people/things.  Also, pretty girls in awful outfits, It really gets under my skin lol&#8230; 
What&#8217;s the best way to approach you? 
With a smile, an open heart and enough respect for yourself and myself to look me in the eyes while we are speaking, and i don&#8217;t discourage random questions lol, i find them to be fun. 
What attracts you to a man? 
I am very attracted to the man that can capture a room&#8217;s attention without having to utter a word, just his energy alone will have me Interested.  I am physically really drawn to men with beautiful eyes, whether its the shape or color.  I love a tall guy with broad shoulders.  But mentally, a MAN who is positive, intelligent, respectful, artistic, generous and has a strong work ethic.  Someone who isn&#8217;t afraid to work hard to attain the things and lifestyle he desires. 
Any deal breakers when it comes to dating? 
If I catch you in a lie or find out you lied.
In one word, how should a man make a woman feel? 
Excited!
When do you most feel sexy?
I feel sexy often.  But I&#8217;d have to say when people ask me about my nationality. 
What’s the most you’ve ever paid for an item of clothing (or accessory) and what was it?
Umm, I do a lot of shopping but I think it would be my vintage leather Chanel bag.  I can be an impulsive shopper, it&#8217;s a habit I am learning to control.
What’s one thing you have overcome and how did you do it?
I&#8217;ve overcome all the negative words and actions that others have imposed on me.  I did it by loving myself and knowing that no one and nothing being said to and about me can break my spirit.  Having gone through such tragedy as loosing both my parents at age 11, I am blessed to know that everything that I experience now is minor to what I lived and survived through.  I overcame by staying strong.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Exceptional, rare, and creative. 
What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood?
My good friends always say that they thought I was the biggest stuck up bitch and I really don&#8217;t know what about my outward appearance or mannerisms that say &#8220;STUCK UP BITCH!&#8221;  But I am not that at all. 
Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess?
That I have a maternal tendencies with those closest in my circle- always worried about their safety and alcohol consumption. lol I just worry too much. 
How do you want to be remembered?
As the proud daughter to Scott and Desiree Saunders, who through the darkest of days overcame and lived out her dreams through DezAzure. 
To stay connected with Jasmin follow her below:
http://www.jasminalexandria.com/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/dezazurejewelry
http://JasminAlexandria.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/DezAzure

Name: 

Jasmin Alexandria

Hometown: 

I was born in Long Beach, CA but raised in Cambridge, MA and moved to Los Angeles when I was 17.  I am unsure of what I’d consider to be my hometown because my soul just floats from coast to coast.

Occupation: 

Creator and designer for my jewelry and accessory line DezAzure 

What are you passionate about? 

I am passionate about DezAzure because it inspires me everyday to work hard and design stronger.  My brand is created for young women to find what moves and motivates them to go out and live their life by their dreams and not by a man.  I am all about empowering woman! 

How do you define success?

By overcoming adversity, inspiring someone(s) and being acknowledge for my talents, not tragedy.

No matter your mood, what song always makes you happy?

Kings of Leon’s “Sex On Fire”

What’s your favorite cuisine?

I don’t have a favorite, I love so many different dishes lol

What do you like to do for fun?

I love to create pieces, watch movies, read poetry, travel, go shopping, and spend time with my loved ones.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

Ungrateful people and witnessing others take advantage of people/things.  Also, pretty girls in awful outfits, It really gets under my skin lol… 

What’s the best way to approach you? 

With a smile, an open heart and enough respect for yourself and myself to look me in the eyes while we are speaking, and i don’t discourage random questions lol, i find them to be fun. 

What attracts you to a man? 

I am very attracted to the man that can capture a room’s attention without having to utter a word, just his energy alone will have me Interested.  I am physically really drawn to men with beautiful eyes, whether its the shape or color.  I love a tall guy with broad shoulders.  But mentally, a MAN who is positive, intelligent, respectful, artistic, generous and has a strong work ethic.  Someone who isn’t afraid to work hard to attain the things and lifestyle he desires. 

Any deal breakers when it comes to dating? 

If I catch you in a lie or find out you lied.

In one word, how should a man make a woman feel? 

Excited!

When do you most feel sexy?

I feel sexy often.  But I’d have to say when people ask me about my nationality. 

What’s the most you’ve ever paid for an item of clothing (or accessory) and what was it?

Umm, I do a lot of shopping but I think it would be my vintage leather Chanel bag.  I can be an impulsive shopper, it’s a habit I am learning to control.

What’s one thing you have overcome and how did you do it?

I’ve overcome all the negative words and actions that others have imposed on me.  I did it by loving myself and knowing that no one and nothing being said to and about me can break my spirit.  Having gone through such tragedy as loosing both my parents at age 11, I am blessed to know that everything that I experience now is minor to what I lived and survived through.  I overcame by staying strong.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Exceptional, rare, and creative. 

What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood?

My good friends always say that they thought I was the biggest stuck up bitch and I really don’t know what about my outward appearance or mannerisms that say “STUCK UP BITCH!”  But I am not that at all. 

Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess?

That I have a maternal tendencies with those closest in my circle- always worried about their safety and alcohol consumption. lol I just worry too much. 

How do you want to be remembered?

As the proud daughter to Scott and Desiree Saunders, who through the darkest of days overcame and lived out her dreams through DezAzure

To stay connected with Jasmin follow her below:

http://www.jasminalexandria.com/

http://www.etsy.com/shop/dezazurejewelry

http://JasminAlexandria.tumblr.com/

https://twitter.com/DezAzure

Name:
Semira Fuller
Hometown: 
Philadelphia, PA home of Tastykakes, Wooda (Water) Ice &amp; Cheesesteaks!!!
Occupation: 
Everything &amp; Nothing at the same damn time, all while deciphering dreams. 
What are you passionate about? 
Family.  They are the pieces that complete me&#8230;.and rebuilding our non-profit organization Peace + Love and growing its roots in LA!  Oh and being a foodie of course, exploring the restaurants and food in LA have been Uh-Mazing, having my own restaurant one day has always been a dream. 
What do you like to do for fun?
Laugh&#8230;it&#8217;s the remedy for so much of my stress.  If it can make me laugh, then I&#8217;m all for it, that usually entails doing “hood rat things with my friends”. 
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why? 
Cinque Terre, Italy&#8230;the streets are lined with houses that are painted in the brightest colors, that overlook cliffs and amazingly blue waters.  How could something like that not make you happy? 
What’s your favorite song and why? 
Right now&#8230;it would have to be &#8220;What You Won&#8217;t Do For Love" by Jessie Ware.  Her voice is just bananas! 
What was the last book you read? 
From cover to cover?  &#8220;The Warmth of Other Suns&#8221; by Isabel Wilkerson&#8230;but we won&#8217;t get into all the ones that I&#8217;ve started and still have to finish&#8230;smh, the pile is mounting. 
What is a guilty pleasure of yours (food, music, ect.)?
Music without a doubt.  I have a soft spot for some Milli Vanilli &amp; Vanilla Ice in my iTunes library, and my 2 Chainz Pandora Station is EVERYTHING. 
If you could play out the part of any movie what scene would it be?
Love and Basketball&#8230;the one-on-one game, at the end of the movie.  I just wanna ask somebody to play them for their heart, and then Maxwell just starts playing out of nowhere, and our body motions start going in slow-mo.  Like can we set that up? 
What&#8217;s the best way to approach you? 
By genuinely being you&#8230;I&#8217;m such the listener, I can tell after talking to you after a few minutes if you&#8217;re running a script. 
What’s the first thing you notice on a man? (appearance wise) 
Pants/Jeans&#8230;I think you can tell a lot about a man by the style and fit of his jeans.  
Any deal breakers when it comes to dating? 
No goals, no aspirations.  We can&#8217;t progress if you&#8217;re comfortable with being stagnant.  We too old for that. 
In one word, how should a man make a woman feel? 
Secure. 
When do you most feel sexy? 
The way to a man&#8217;s heart is through his stomach&#8230;so after he&#8217;s ate something I&#8217;ve made, preferably his favorite meal.  Add in a good movie and a comfy couch and blanket afterwards&#8230;now we&#8217;re talking cloud 9. 
What’s your take on the opposite sex being “just” friends?  Is it possible? 
If sexual attraction is part of the mix then no.  If you&#8217;re genuinely just friends no hidden agendas..then absolutely.  Male friends with no hidden agenda are the best!  They give awesome advice on relationships without the hating! 
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 
Happy &amp; Content.  People exhaust themselves with titles.  Just give me happiness and contentment and i&#8217;m good. 
Describe yourself in 3 words. 
Classy. Ratchet. Awesome. 
What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood? 
First time people meet me they think that I&#8217;m rude.  If I don&#8217;t have anything to say&#8230;then I don&#8217;t aimlessly chit-chat.  I&#8217;m a stickler about people&#8217;s energy..it&#8217;s like a gut feeling. 
Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess? 
That I can cook!  Skinny girls can throw down too&#8230;my grandma don&#8217;t play with her Southern Roots. That was one of the best educations I got, studying her moves in the kitchen. 
How do you want to be remembered? 
As an awesome, genuine, kind spirit.  I&#8217;m honest, all about laughter and good times&#8230;our lives are too short to be so serious all the time.  Don&#8217;t sit around telling sad stories&#8230;take some shots back and have a &#8220;spirit-release party&#8221; to remember me. 
To stay connected with Semira follow her below:
http://weneedpeaceandlove.com/
https://twitter.com/Semira_F
http://thesketchings.tumblr.com/

Name:

Semira Fuller

Hometown: 

Philadelphia, PA home of Tastykakes, Wooda (Water) Ice & Cheesesteaks!!!

Occupation: 

Everything & Nothing at the same damn time, all while deciphering dreams. 

What are you passionate about? 

Family.  They are the pieces that complete me….and rebuilding our non-profit organization Peace + Love and growing its roots in LA!  Oh and being a foodie of course, exploring the restaurants and food in LA have been Uh-Mazing, having my own restaurant one day has always been a dream. 

What do you like to do for fun?

Laugh…it’s the remedy for so much of my stress.  If it can make me laugh, then I’m all for it, that usually entails doing “hood rat things with my friends”. 

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why? 

Cinque Terre, Italy…the streets are lined with houses that are painted in the brightest colors, that overlook cliffs and amazingly blue waters.  How could something like that not make you happy? 

What’s your favorite song and why? 

Right now…it would have to be “What You Won’t Do For Love" by Jessie Ware.  Her voice is just bananas! 

What was the last book you read? 

From cover to cover?  “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson…but we won’t get into all the ones that I’ve started and still have to finish…smh, the pile is mounting. 

What is a guilty pleasure of yours (food, music, ect.)?

Music without a doubt.  I have a soft spot for some Milli Vanilli & Vanilla Ice in my iTunes library, and my 2 Chainz Pandora Station is EVERYTHING. 

If you could play out the part of any movie what scene would it be?

Love and Basketball…the one-on-one game, at the end of the movie.  I just wanna ask somebody to play them for their heart, and then Maxwell just starts playing out of nowhere, and our body motions start going in slow-mo.  Like can we set that up? 

What’s the best way to approach you? 

By genuinely being you…I’m such the listener, I can tell after talking to you after a few minutes if you’re running a script. 

What’s the first thing you notice on a man? (appearance wise) 

Pants/Jeans…I think you can tell a lot about a man by the style and fit of his jeans.  

Any deal breakers when it comes to dating? 

No goals, no aspirations.  We can’t progress if you’re comfortable with being stagnant.  We too old for that. 

In one word, how should a man make a woman feel? 

Secure. 

When do you most feel sexy? 

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach…so after he’s ate something I’ve made, preferably his favorite meal.  Add in a good movie and a comfy couch and blanket afterwards…now we’re talking cloud 9. 

What’s your take on the opposite sex being “just” friends?  Is it possible? 

If sexual attraction is part of the mix then no.  If you’re genuinely just friends no hidden agendas..then absolutely.  Male friends with no hidden agenda are the best!  They give awesome advice on relationships without the hating! 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 

Happy & Content.  People exhaust themselves with titles.  Just give me happiness and contentment and i’m good. 

Describe yourself in 3 words. 

Classy. Ratchet. Awesome. 

What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood? 

First time people meet me they think that I’m rude.  If I don’t have anything to say…then I don’t aimlessly chit-chat.  I’m a stickler about people’s energy..it’s like a gut feeling. 

Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess? 

That I can cook!  Skinny girls can throw down too…my grandma don’t play with her Southern Roots. That was one of the best educations I got, studying her moves in the kitchen. 

How do you want to be remembered? 

As an awesome, genuine, kind spirit.  I’m honest, all about laughter and good times…our lives are too short to be so serious all the time.  Don’t sit around telling sad stories…take some shots back and have a “spirit-release party” to remember me. 

To stay connected with Semira follow her below:

http://weneedpeaceandlove.com/

https://twitter.com/Semira_F

http://thesketchings.tumblr.com/


Name: 
Erika Lane Enggren
Hometown: 
Childhood in Durango, Colorado until age 12, after that Los Angeles, California.
Occupation: 
Film student and casting assistant.  My occupation “when I grow up” is still being discovered.
What inspires you creatively? 
Anything and everything artistic and beautiful.  Photography, art, film, writing, fashion, travel, dance, music, creative people, love.
What are some of your aspirations? 
To live so happy that I am only in the here and now, the present moment at all times. To be in love with my own life, always.
How do you define success? 
Doing something you love, something creative that makes you smile and pushes you to want more.
What’s your dream job? 
I don’t have a specific dream job. I just know that if I am doing something that inspires me everyday, and expressing myself in some way, that is my dream job.
What was the last book you read? 
Full book?  I can’t remember.  But the last thing I read was a short story called “Girl on the plane” by Mary Gaitskill.
Quote some lyrics from your favorite song and explain what they mean to you.
“I listen to the wind to the wind of my soul, where I end up well I think only god really knows, I’ve sat upon the setting sun, and never, never, never, I never wanted water once” –The Wind by Cat Stevens.  
This question was hard for me because I have a lot of different favorite songs.  This one speaks to me because I go through life trying to follow where my heart takes me, where the wind takes me.  I am not religious but spiritual and the word “god” is interchangeable for me.  I am ever changing and growing always and am led down my path by my soul.  Also, being able to figuratively sit under the sun and never ask for water speaks a great deal to me because the greatest way to learn about yourself is to take on the heat of this world and remain strong and resilient.  Observing and enduring the world around me while sitting with my own mind is how I have learned about myself and about everyone and everything around me.
What&#8217;s the best way to approach you? 
Just do it.  I am very approachable, sometimes a little too much so.  I will find myself in a conversation with almost anyone. 
What’s the first thing you notice on a man? 
Eyes, I try to read them. Then lips immediately after.
What’s your idea of a perfect date? 
“Dates” have never really been my thing.  If I like you, I just like being in your presence, regardless of what we do.  Fancy restaurants can work at times although I find it kind of awkward.  I mean, I don’t wanna sit across from you and feel like I’m on an interview, I’d rather be sitting next to you, I love body contact.  A quiet night at home, movies, concerts, up all night partying, road trip, vacations, anything adventurous, those would all be perfect dates in my mind. 
When do you most feel sexy? 
Emotionally, when I am the most confident I feel the sexiest.  Physically, in lacey underwear and bras…and in black or red.
Can you cook?  If so, what dish do you make best? 
Yes.  Didn’t used to cook at all but I’m starting to love it more and more.  Currently my favorite thing to make is chicken tacos, or any type of Mexican food.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 
I see myself happy, doing something that makes me feel good. I find that living day by day with positive thoughts in mind is the best way to build my future, and in 5 years I will tell you where I’ll be in 5 years.
What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood? 
That I hate being misunderstood, but often feel I can never say what I am thinking, or get it out in the right way.
Describe yourself in 3 words. 
I hate this question but I guess if I had to choose I would say: Outgoing, Creative, Insightful.
Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess?  
That I drive a 1977 Cutlass Supreme.
How do you want to be remembered? 
I want people to remember me by my loving nature.  That if they hear my name, they’ll smile. 
To stay connected with Erika follow her below:
http://erikalane.com/
http://twitter.com/ERIKALANE

Name: 

Erika Lane Enggren

Hometown: 

Childhood in Durango, Colorado until age 12, after that Los Angeles, California.

Occupation: 

Film student and casting assistant.  My occupation “when I grow up” is still being discovered.

What inspires you creatively? 

Anything and everything artistic and beautiful.  Photography, art, film, writing, fashion, travel, dance, music, creative people, love.

What are some of your aspirations? 

To live so happy that I am only in the here and now, the present moment at all times. To be in love with my own life, always.

How do you define success? 

Doing something you love, something creative that makes you smile and pushes you to want more.

What’s your dream job? 

I don’t have a specific dream job. I just know that if I am doing something that inspires me everyday, and expressing myself in some way, that is my dream job.

What was the last book you read? 

Full book?  I can’t remember.  But the last thing I read was a short story called “Girl on the plane” by Mary Gaitskill.

Quote some lyrics from your favorite song and explain what they mean to you.

“I listen to the wind to the wind of my soul, where I end up well I think only god really knows, I’ve sat upon the setting sun, and never, never, never, I never wanted water once” –The Wind by Cat Stevens.  

This question was hard for me because I have a lot of different favorite songs.  This one speaks to me because I go through life trying to follow where my heart takes me, where the wind takes me.  I am not religious but spiritual and the word “god” is interchangeable for me.  I am ever changing and growing always and am led down my path by my soul.  Also, being able to figuratively sit under the sun and never ask for water speaks a great deal to me because the greatest way to learn about yourself is to take on the heat of this world and remain strong and resilient.  Observing and enduring the world around me while sitting with my own mind is how I have learned about myself and about everyone and everything around me.

What’s the best way to approach you? 

Just do it.  I am very approachable, sometimes a little too much so.  I will find myself in a conversation with almost anyone. 

What’s the first thing you notice on a man? 

Eyes, I try to read them. Then lips immediately after.

What’s your idea of a perfect date? 

“Dates” have never really been my thing.  If I like you, I just like being in your presence, regardless of what we do.  Fancy restaurants can work at times although I find it kind of awkward.  I mean, I don’t wanna sit across from you and feel like I’m on an interview, I’d rather be sitting next to you, I love body contact.  A quiet night at home, movies, concerts, up all night partying, road trip, vacations, anything adventurous, those would all be perfect dates in my mind. 

When do you most feel sexy? 

Emotionally, when I am the most confident I feel the sexiest.  Physically, in lacey underwear and bras…and in black or red.

Can you cook?  If so, what dish do you make best? 

Yes.  Didn’t used to cook at all but I’m starting to love it more and more.  Currently my favorite thing to make is chicken tacos, or any type of Mexican food.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 

I see myself happy, doing something that makes me feel good. I find that living day by day with positive thoughts in mind is the best way to build my future, and in 5 years I will tell you where I’ll be in 5 years.

What’s one thing about you that is often time misunderstood? 

That I hate being misunderstood, but often feel I can never say what I am thinking, or get it out in the right way.

Describe yourself in 3 words. 

I hate this question but I guess if I had to choose I would say: Outgoing, Creative, Insightful.

Just by looking at you, what’s something we would never guess?  

That I drive a 1977 Cutlass Supreme.

How do you want to be remembered? 

I want people to remember me by my loving nature.  That if they hear my name, they’ll smile. 

To stay connected with Erika follow her below:

http://erikalane.com/

http://twitter.com/ERIKALANE


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