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.
Don’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.
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