Today is November 20, 2011 exactly one year ago “Wide Open” debuted at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in downtown Hartford. I have split feelings about it though. I am happy because that was one the best nights and experiences of my life to date and in a short amount of time we were able to accomplish so much but on the flip side of it I am perplexed because the tour had to be delayed. I thought that by now we would have done at least 20 shows but we haven’t. There is so much work that goes into putting together a tour and the fact that I was basically doing all the work myself didn’t help. One thing I will say is that I have learned a lot about people and politics through this whole experience.
There are some people that I must give a special shout out to…John, Tracy, Maurice, and Tarishi, when this tour gets picked up know that you will be the first people that I call. You all have continued to encourage, support and push me to keep “Wide Open” going. We have been through this together from day one and I appreciate you so very much for that. Let’s take it to the top. I want to thank all the people who came out to see the shows. You have made this a life changing experience. I only pray that you were touched the way you touched all of us. I want to thank all of our sponsors and the venues who believed in us and supported us the show’s would not have went up without you. Most of all I want to thank God for this visions and giving me the strength to get it off the ground.
A year later I find myself more focused then I’ve ever been. Smarter, wiser, cautious and in-tune with what is what. I have been preparing for something monumental. What is about to happen is going to change my life forever. The world will soon know my name. This fire that is burning inside me is in an uproar and about to become a California wild fire. I have proven to myself that I am an actress, writer, publisher, C.E.O., producer, director, mentor, poet, host. But now it is time to prove it to the world and what I have been working on is going to blast off. Hold on to your hats it’s about to get REAL!