Pageant Patty

I am embarking on a completely new journey and something that I am definitely not used to.  Of course, growing up in Kentucky, this was a way of life for some, even for someone like my mother - who was gorgeous and the first of her kind.  Never would I have imagined that it would have …

Keeping My Place: Am I the Uncle Tom of New York City?

The United States of America is known throughout the world to be the place of dreams and the land of opportunity.  New York City specifically is thought to fit this mold with the Statue of Liberty greeting visitors and immigrants traveling across the waters to view her glory of all that is possible.  During the …

Comfort Zone

We all go through stages where we question ourselves, our looks and our identities as we mature into adulthood.  We try to find social groups where we're most comfortable, trying to find friends who we can mostly commonly relate.  As a child, our motives are more innocent in nature, only caring about who we'll be …

Humble Beginnings

I have always been interested in the past, learning about history in order to know where to take my future.  However, it seems that during the 25 years of my life, I have always felt a sense of being on the outside or different in some ways that I just did not understand until I …