Sunday, March 13, 2011
My Journey to a Meeting with a World Changer
It is a Friday evening, I am with my friends “Choulec” and Che who are teasing me on my blog, and I promise them that I won’t talk about it (and here I am, breaking my promise lol). We are all heading to an event of which I am part. The event is about Black romance in the 21st century and I am one of the four speakers on the panel.
The event is a great success and people love it. I would like to think that I in some way helped with this success. I go home satisfied with my part in the event.
Two days pass and I receive a friend request on Facebook from a lady named Christina. I gladly respond to the request (I usually do. Now that you know, you can send me yours too).
After accepting her friend request Christina sends me an e-mail telling me that she was at the event I was part of and that she would be glad to have me at her book launch in Buffalo next month. I say yes and we agree to speak on the phone.
After a few attempts back and forth, we finally speak on Monday. WOW!!!!
The conversation lasted for half an hour, and all I was thinking of during this time was:
“We are in the sixties. A lady takes the bus as usual, but this time she decides to sit in the front seat knowing that she is not “allowed” to because of the colour of her skin. She is asked to move and she says NO. The rest is history”
That is the story of Rosa Parks. It takes someone with faith, conviction and determination to change the course of history. Christina is of that caliber. She is a world changer. Her stand for her community and her desire to make this world a better place to live, her story of surviving hardship with an unwavering faith and a strong desire to succeed is the basis of her upcoming book “Restoration: In the Words of a True Lyricist”. Her author's name is Chris C. Black.
Do you know what is the cool part? She is only 23 years old (just 2 years younger than I. lol).
And do you know what is the other cool part? I am the guest speaker at her event. According to her, I won’t be the only celebrity there. I was thinking: “Am I finally going to meet Denzel Washington?”
Watch out world; Chris is coming.
Moral of the story?
Do you want to write a really cool book? Just send me your friend request on Facebook and you will meet celebrities.
Always a pleasure