I Confess: Strangers Are Not So Dangerous In My World

This year has been amazing!!

I started the Confessions brand on January 1, 2018 after waking up to the idea that I no longer wanted to hide my authentic thoughts and feelings. I wanted to express the true side of Lauren….and bam….Confessions Of A Melanated Queen was born!

Since then, I have launched the blog, the book, the podcast, and who knows what else is coming down the pipeline! I am excited and amazed over the progress I have made, and to be frank, I get overwhelmed at times.

This year, I began thinking about some of the “rules” I used to live by. As kids, we are taught the concept of stranger danger. In other words, be mindful of your surroundings, don’t talk to strangers, as they may hurt you.

Stranger dangerDon’t get me wrong, this is still very true…..for a child.

However, as an adult, I am finding that the most support, love, and encouragement I receive, are from complete strangers. Now, I will say that my beautiful Sorors, few mentors, and those who have watched me grow from student to business woman, have been my greatest cheerleaders.


There are those times when I find myself thinking about the amount of time I pour into others and those same folks have not thought twice about doing the same for me. Outside of my family, if I wrote out a list of the people I spend the most time with, invested in, donated to, etc., those are the people who have not purchased my book, listened to my podcast, or even liked or shared a post. Fair weather friend

I would say that it’s sad. Yet, I find peace in it all.

See, what has been so amazing about this journey, is that those strangers….

People who don’t ask me for anything

People who don’t take up my time

People who don’t pull on me for advice

People who don’t know me…….

Are my biggest supporters.

So today, I salute the strangers who are not dangerous, but are empowering!

You are my greatest #confession.


Dr. Lauren Meeks

P.S. Kids, if you are reading this, don’t talk to strangers. Seriously….this post is for adults.


Confessions Of A Melanated Queen

Confessions of A Melanated Queen: Complexities of the Modern Black Woman, is comprised of controversial and thought-provoking commentary related to life, marriage, and family, through the lens of a millennial African American woman



2 thoughts on “I Confess: Strangers Are Not So Dangerous In My World

  1. So true…I learned early on not to expect support from those that you would most expect it, if that makes sense. Also, not to limit myself to the small circle of people that I know, but reach out to the millions that I have not met but would love what I have to offer.


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