Life, Personal Liberation

The New Me (Always Changing Yet Staying The Same…)

I think it’s time to get a little more…”personal.” I know you may be thinking “well, you’ve told us about your sex partners, your bleeding vagina, your innermost spiritual revelations…how much more personal can you get?” Well…it’s time to have a blast from the past. How can you understand where someone is now without having a glimpse into who they used to be?

Read the shirt. Cute, huh?

Read the shirt. Cute, huh?

Actually, what I find to be true is: I was more the person I truly feel I was meant to be at 7 years old than when I was 13. Or 15. Or 27! (And I just turned 28 a few months ago!) I feel that the woman I’ve grown into came from this seed, that 7 year old girl who loved to take pictures, ask questions, and REBEL.

Same smile I had at 7.

Same smile I had at 7.

I feel young again. Because after years of conditioning I have finally begun to come back to who I truly am. I’ve shed the religion. I’ve shed the need to please others. I’ve shed the need to FIT IN! And I’m daring to be different baby…or…simply…just me. It’s a song that just never gets old.

Me and Milton

Me and Milton at a Christmas party

Haha, also affectionately known as “my publisher.” I’ve NEVER done this on my blog…just posted a random photo. But I think it’s important to do new things, in a new year, with a new look to the blog and a new perspective on life. Looking back I think it’s time I did an ode to the man who discovered I had actual journalistic talent. Thank you Milton, it’s been a year since you discovered me and I hope to be working with you for many years to come. See some of my work on his fabulous investigative online news platform (where I cover entertainment, social, and non-profit happenings) by clicking on the photo. Here’s to another year of covering art and other things going on in this devil of a city of ours. I’m committed (touchy word for me) to share of more of those pieces here, on Helese TALKS!

Celebrities, Important People, New York City, Politics/World Issues

Me and Founder of The Black Star News, Milton Allimadi (aka “The Man Who Discovered Me”)