i was inspired by all of the nominee’s speeches at “harlem fashion show” last night,
but something kyle hagler said really shook me to the core.
it was one of those quotes i couldn’t stop thinking about.
i wanted to share it with the foxhole because it was so powerful.
so at the end of his speech,
“you can be as talented as you are,
but if you don’t have the access,
it will never happen.” – kyle hagler, 2016
it struck a nerve with pose as well.
she asked me what my favorite quote of the night was,
and when i mentioned that,
it was like we did a virtual hi5 in the text.
that quote is so true and so scary at the same time.
it’s one of the reasons i’ve been so depressed lately.
this job has me feeling like i’m in a stagnant rut.
i still come home and work on the foxhole,
but i feel like i’m on a hamster wheel.
it’s no surprise that some who “made it” don’t want to help anyone else.
they forget the struggles they went through once they reach the top.
there is no doubt that i’m talented,
but i have no access.
little blog “ijf” brand is floating in cyber space as a rest stop at the moment.
kyle put into words what i have been feeling.
i would like to meet a mentor.
someone who can guide me towards my destiny.
one who has “access” that isn’t afraid to take a chance on me.
my thing is…
You can tell off the bat who has bad energy
it’s crazy how i see successful folks falling for real life “joanne the scammers”…
…but those who are genuine and work hard are overlooked.
this happen a lot with our people.
we get stuck in that “crab in the barrel” mentality that cripples us.
it’s a shame most have died chasing their dreams on a hamster wheel.
i was just talking to someone at “harlem fashion row” and they said:
“it’s a shame that once you make it,
suddenly everyone wants to give you props and accolades.
they talk about how great you are and all this mess.
when you were struggling tho,
those same folks didn’t give you the time of day.
is it hate?”
well i hope kyle’s quote touched someone’s life out there.
it could be a wake up call like it was for me.
thank you kyle for shaking my world to the core.
i needed it.
lowkey: i want to thank all those who support me daily.
it helps me to continue doing what i do.