am confident that my writing will be a catalyst to help
souls who are in negative downward spirals. I thank God
every day for my parents and Grandmother’s encouragement,
without it I would not be alive. I think that writing is
the way for me to use my life experiences to help others
know that they can get out of gangs, do some positive things
that can make just as much money legally as selling drugs,
themselves or others out.
me it took a relationship with God to show me that there
is a reason for my existence, a positive beautiful purpose.
At this point in my life the only cuts I have to worry about
are paper, and the only shots are my beautiful children’s
sewing. My father was a tailor and watching him inspired
me. I remember, the first thing I ever made, a halter top,
the kind with the choker ring around the neck. I attached
some yellow yarn as hair, buttons for eyes, and for lips,
a red licorice. Well, I can tell you that the California
sun had that licorice melting all over the place, but every
little girl in the neighborhood was exchanging their toys
for one. I sewed through high school and was in the modeling
club, where I and my friends showcased my designs. Remember,
this was the late 70’s and Superfly and Cleopatra
Jones was ‘The Thang.’ I started making long
coats and lace up pants out of recycled Levi’s. I
made pretty good money and have been sewing every since.
There is nothing I love more than completing a project or
an outfit, especially the mommy and me clothes for my kids.
I am writing a story entitled “Street life to Housewife,”
the title speaks for itself. I have four other books near
completion. One is best described as ‘Murder she wrote
for the hood.’ G-mama is a sixty eight year old, ex
gang banger/ex hustler, who sits in her rocking chair solving
crimes that cross her porch. She believes that the penitentiary
‘ain’t nothing but college for criminals’
and there is a way to do penance for your crimes that will
make things right in God’s eyes. My goal is an eight
am close to completion on ‘God ain’t spelled
Government.’ Alumni of Dominguez High School, Class
of 77’ has leaked a government conspiracy at her twenty
year class reunion. The Government does not know who she
leaked to, so they set out to kill everyone who attended
love food. Anyone walking behind me can attest to that.
I think that the best and most wonderful gift you can give
a person is a good meal. In my grandmother’s café,
I watched her drag people off the streets and feed them.
People swore her food had healing for the soul in it. She
said “ain’t nothing that ails a person a good
plate of food can’t cure,” and the proof was
in the pudding. People take all kinds of medicines that
have so many side effects that they end up sicker then when
they started out. Herbs, fruits and vegetables have different
healing powers. In this cook book I try to show how onions,
garlic, ginger etc. can help you live a longer healthier
are three books I have come to rely upon. One is the ‘Green
Pharmacy’ the other is ‘Live right for your
type.’ It shows you how to eat for your blood type
to enhance your body.
last and most important is the Bible, though I don’t
claim to understand all of it, I find a lot of answers in
have a wonderful blessed life.