As a young woman I had visions of so many things that I wanted to accomplish in my life. Like so many people I was confronted with challenges beyond my control. I was facing an uphill battle. I could not walk away from my special needs sister to pursue my dreams.
I was offered the opportunity to go to Paris to be a singer, but my father said no. I was devastated. In retrospect I was very ignorant to what was going on in the world. All I wanted to do was be a singer or an artist. I loved to write lyrics, but I loved creating with my hands more. Cooking became my way of dealing with stress. Writing was my way of getting my feeling out in an artistic way. I loved telling beautiful stories based on a song I’d written. To my family I seemed odd, but to my friends who loved the arts, I fit right in.
I loved listening to music, but I loved watching musicians perform the most. I loved looking at art, but I loved watching the artist create their masterpieces. I loved watching a stage play or a movie, but I loved the process of development the most. Yes, I got to live in the mist of my dreams. I walked a fine line between my responsibility for my children and my special needs sister and doing what it took to live the dreams in my heart.
As a creative being, in reality I lived the vision every day.
For many years I was walking in ‘The Shadows of My Dreams’. Tragedies came into my life and I had no focus. I was always involved in helping others live their dreams. It was a real reality check to face the fact that I was not going to get any recognition for my hard labor. I got cast aside, so I had to move on and find my own lane.
I respect and admire the talented people that are supporting me on my journey today.
It takes talented people who see your vision that makes it a reality. The difficult part was finding the talent that sees the possibility of accomplishing the dream. Thanks to my production team Bruce Nix, Warren Callaway and Alexandra Ward. Of course my husband Victor Brown is my greatest supporter of all.
I stepped out of the shadows of my dreams and faced the light of the possibilities of success.
Now I’m moving forward and I am enjoying the ride.
Tahiera Monique Brown