She sat on a press and tile floor, Indian style, with the soles of her bare feet dusty from the filth of the floor. She used her old metro card to pick the scabs of the wounds left by those who abandoned her and slashed her self esteem with selfishness. Suicidal thoughts swarmed her mind and hovered over her daily like vultures waiting for it’s next meal to draw it’s last breath. She avoided mirrors, unable to hide from their brutal honesty. To call her pathetic would have been a compliment too great for her to accept and believe. Misery encapsulated her existence but only here on this press and tile floor.
If you’re always almost there
If you fight yourself not to care
If your bark is worse than your bite.
If your heart is under construction indefinitely
If your patience is deliberately tested
If your dues have been paid and you should be vested
If your aggy beyond all aggifyable agginess
If your dreams are too long for the time they are allotted
If you have felt defeated and plotted against
If you have been alone even with company
If your thoughts are sometimes remarkably too heavy and it causes you to hang your head
If you have ever felt like someone is placing boulders on your chest one by one and you are struggling to breathe
If you have ever cried because nothing is wrong and everything isn’t right
If you have ever tried to support a brother and purchased a demo cd that you ain’t like
If you’ve ever lost sleep
If you’ve ever found it difficult to eat
If you’ve ever trusted
If you’ve ever been disgusted
If you’ve ever given the benefit of the doubt
If you’ve ever taken a step back to control what comes out of your mouth
If you’ve ever felt like you could swim the Nile
If you’ve ever wanted to drown yourself in it
If you’ve ever loved
This one is for you…
When you come into When We Were Queens you will most likely be greeted with a huge smile and a warm embrace and a kiss on both cheeks! Most people don’t even get that kind of treatment from their own family members! In the store is drapery and colorful displays for the customers. There will more than likely be a video playing from The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in the background. There are books available for purchase, both urban fiction and self-help/instructional. There are display cases with foundations, bronzers, eyeshadows, lipcolors, cleansers (for men and women), toners, moisturizers, and a whole heap of other products to enhance the aesthetic beauty you have. The friendships, love, and community atmosphere in When We Were Queens will nourish the innate inner beauty you have! Listen to this short interview with skin care specialist and award-winning makeup artist, Cinderella
Listen to the story about how tragedy can sometimes motivate one for change…
You want flawless and radiant skin? Its easier than you think!
“Without God and you, we truly cannot survive”
Dressed in my classic “get up and go” outfit, I interviewed Cinderella in black spandex tights, a t-shirt, my hair in a big poof and I was adorned in my favorite silver earrings that are almost the size of my head! Boyyyyyyyyyy did Cindy have words for me :-o! Stressing inner beauty as well as outer, Cinderella has challenged us as young women to “cover up that beautiful body” and leave some things to the imagination!
She has advice for running a successful business, finding a decent man, self-respect, and of course skin care!
Some services include:
Designer Eyebrows 15
Bridal Consultation 45
Stop in for any product and/or service and mention : ShutYaMouthAndCallMeUgly.com or Diamond in the Rough and get a % off of your purchase!!!!!!!!!!!
By: Shaun Melissa Nickens