Also...no biggie but Ava Duvernay liked the photo that @alisonlocations shared of my @issarae “we got y’all” figure! @ava is pretty much my personal hero. This is amazing! Thank you Lord! And if you’re not already, go follow my custom page: @customs_by_tai
So, this happened and pretty much made my year! Y’all, I adore and admire this woman so much and for her to recognize my creativity is huge! Blessings on blessings on blessings! Thank you again @issarae !
So very proud of how these turned out. One of my favorite shows is HBO’s Insecure, starring and created by Issa Rae. My best friend made the suggestion that I make these as I have gotten good at customizing these pop figures. I made some of the main characters including Issa, her bestie Molly, her long time boyfriend (now ex) Lawrence, and her old flame Daniel. I may have the chance to gift the actor who plays Daniel with his figure while he’s here shooting a movie in Buffalo. I love this creativity God has gifted me with. @insecurehbo @issarae @yvonneorji @jayrellis #issarae#yvonneorji#insecurehbo#ylannoel#jayellis#customsbytai @custom_figures_by_tai
Was inspired by the bestie (Kristen) to make Insecure figures. Got Issa complete with her "niggas" sweatshirt and Molly's look is inspired by her Kiss and Grind outfit, with a cell phone in her hand as Dro is calling. Currently working on Lawrence and Daniel. @issarae @yvonneorji @insecurehbo #insecurehbo#insecure#issarae#teamissa
"I feel like a child so young and new in '92, I listened to what my father said: keep all your dreams, keep standing tall. If you are strong you cannot fall. There is a voice inside us all. So smile when you can...when you can."
RIP to dear Nelsan Ellis who wonderfully played Lafayette on True Blood. He also played MLK jr in The Butler. Great talent! It was a pleasure to attend the True Blood panel in 2010 and see him and his cast mates.
Dressed my children today with clothing that had significant messages on them as I explained briefly to them and at their age levels about our history. I told the what happened to our ancestors and about the significance of Juneteenth. I spoke to them about the meaning of the colors on my son's shirt and about the words on all of our shirts. I told them to be proud of who they are and where they come from. I told them to love their brown skin and kinky hair. It is something I will continue to teach them as they continue to grow, learn, love and live. Happy Juneteenth!