What brings you to London?
I came here initially so I could explore, I’ve always been kind of scared of going overseas, so new year new you, you need to overcome your fear, I’m gong to go to London. I have no real itinerary or plans, I just decided to reach out to some bloggers and some brands and see where it goes from there. Just suck in the culture and the fashion. Everyone’s been pretty nice, hospitable, fashionable. It’s actually exceeded my expectations.
And what is this a break from for you? What does your day to day life look like back in Detroit?
Well, it’s kind of a break from the whole divorce situation. When that happened I got knocked back a bit, I had a lot of insecurities. I’m a body positive activist, I was always saying that I love myself and I wouldn’t change myself but then the divorce happened and all these insecurities started to creep up. I was knocked out of the game for like three months, I just wasn’t inspired and I felt really ugly. That was what I wanted to get a break from. I decided if I got any extra money I would go travelling, and that I would go by myself, so I could meet people and have experiences alone. my everyday life involves writing a lot: blog posts, body positive stuff, lifestyle, but I’m also working on a memoir because people are always asking about my life, which was very tumultuous, especially growing up. I’m a black muslim woman and the stories that I’m going to tell are not ‘Muslim-like’, in that it’s not what you would expect a Muslim woman to say or go through. There would be stuff in there that I haven’t even told my family.