If Mexican cornbread was a spirit animal.
Let me start of by saying that this is definitely not your mothers or grandmother’s cornbread! When I was first introduced to this cornbread I was only five years old. Now if I’m being honest, I wasn’t quite fond of the cornbread back then, and I believe because my father made it. Also, I had only had ever had it that one time, before I decided to recreate myself. You’re probably wondering, well If you weren’t fond of the recipe back then, how could you possibly have a taste for it? I’m just as perplexed as you are, however it was something about cornbread and chili beans that I was craving. I thought long and hard and for some reason that memory of that recipe came to mind.
Is it on?
BABY, when I tell you T.S Madison is the truth, and will continue to be the truth for all generations to come. Whether she’s rocking 22-inches, or rocking her crown on the “Queens Supreme Court” T.S is authentic to herself, and unapologetic about it. When I first was introduced to T.S Madison (on YouTube), it truly was a “need a snickers moment”, moment. There is a “Je ne sais quoi” factor about her. I say that with the upmost regard, because you truly don’t know what she’s going to do next. She is constantly reinventing herself, whether it’s being on her own channel, making guest appearances with Rupaul, or advocating for trans rights. Her delivery is SAVAGE! Brutal at times, but honest. She is passionate about her community, and it shows.
I know at times it gets hard girl
But fight for what’s right, you know girl
Just know that we got your back girl.
Never alone in this world, you know girl.
At times you may feel that you have the power to choose your tattoo; and the for the most part you are correct, however in my case 3 out 4 of my tattoos chose me. Yes, you read that correctly, my tattoos chose me. The 3 tattoos I am referring, to are a tribal peacocks feather, a tribal black widow, and a wolf in a dreamcatcher. It’s always that adrenaline rush when you’re about to get new ink. It’s EXHILIRATING! Let me take it back to when I got my peacocks feather. It was something about feathers that was trending at the time, and of course I felt the need to follow suit, but I felt the need to be original. Feathers can be very dainty and elegant, which is fine, but I wanted something a little more edgy. I figured hey let’s get something tribal, very minimal not to flashy. Saw the perfect image on google and knew right away that was it. Now where I got my tattoo, was the inside of someone’s garage. Now before you judge, it was quite sanitary okay! He used fresh needles and I felt confident that he knew what he was doing. Now it had been about 3-4 years since I had a tattoo, and this would be considered my 2nd tattoo so I was nervous. Needless to say, my tattoo turned out great.
So my initial reaction to hearing that Vocal had a contest geared towards writing, I thought let me see what’s up. Sure enough, I submitted an entry prematurely not reading all the details in its entirety. Naturally it was rejected, and naturally I was frustrated. Then I thought, well maybe I need to dig a little bit deeper and really get an understanding of the contest rules. To my surprise it involved Tik-Tok! First thing that came to mind was, oh great I can’t escape social media if I wanted to. Reading a bit further the contest was about “For you” and highlighting someone who was not popular or viral. Immediately I was sold. Now was the tricky part, who to highlight? After browsing my “For you” section tirelessly (all of 30 seconds) I realized that the person I should highlight is myself. For me.
Here’s the perception no indiscretion
Pardon my manners for this new oppression
Stigma in numbers form new aggression
Answers from riddles, form new impressions