Hi Everyone. I know I have been off the grid for a while, but I will be back to posting regularly soon. In the meantime, a wonderful blogger has agreed to post for me today. She also happens to be my cousin. We come from the same small town and spent a lot of time together in our younger years. She has grown into a fantastic woman and I am proud to call her my friend.
Hi TwentyFiveSeasons readers! I am Shameka, but I’m known to the social media world as BKsFinest1920. Let me start by explaining my handle. I was born and raised in a rural town in Florida. I lived there for 32 years before obtaining a position in New York City, where I then relocated to Brooklyn, hence BKs Finest. I am also a member of the greatest sorority on the planet, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Zeta was founded in 1920, hence BKsFinest1920.
Who am I? Someone once told me, “We are the sum of our experiences.” Truer words have never been spoken. I am the culmination of a girl who grew up in the projects in a family of five raised by a single mother because my father dealt with his drug addiction during my early years. I still managed to do well in school, graduating in the top tier of my class and eventually obtaining my Master’s degree. I began teaching middle school right out of college (one of the best experiences of my life). I did it for seven years before moving to New York and working in higher education. I miss the classroom only because I miss working with children and adolescents. I am now mentoring a young girl through Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and hope to actually do more by mentoring more young ladies through some other method. I believe that it why I was put here on this planet. My experiences have led me here.
My blog is titled “Cute, Curvy, and Uncensored”. www.cutecurvyanduncensored.blogspot.com. It’s me (cute and curvy) sharing my thoughts, which are not always in line with popular opinion (uncensored). Although it’s very new, I talk about current issues in the world, pop culture, and things that inspire me, such as fashion. I’ve also shared my thoughts on a whole host of other topics including my former pregnant student, my thoughts on race relations, inspiration I’ve gained from the show “Project Runway”, and I’m now participating in the 30-day Single Woman Blog Challenge. The posts from the challenge are interesting, to say the least, and personal. It’s definitely a stretch to bare my innermost thoughts. It just goes to show that you can find a variety of topics on my blog.
What’s to come on the blog? I want to continue to share my thoughts, as random as they may be, and use the blog as a platform to bring awareness to the issues of those without a voice, i.e. children (especially girls) and minorities. In order for these groups to prosper and defy the stereotypes and statistics that are associated with them, people must become aware.
I just want to leave my mark in this world helping others, and my blog is one channel to do so. I welcome you to visit cutecurvyanduncensored.com and please feel free to comment. I love to chat with my readers!
Well, there you have it. It’s she awesome? Please visit her blog as often as you can. By that, I mean subscribe to her feed and read and comment on every post. No pressure.