“Hey Man, Don’t you quit.” My boy Cali T said that to me yesterday, as we were meeting to go read to the kids for Cat In the Hat Day at 42nd St. School. Cali has been a major inspiration for me, both on and off the motorcycle set. He’s an amazing father to his son, and a man who puts family and community first. We’ve developed a bond over the years, that starts with a love of our hometown Inglewood, CA. We were discussing my magazine, Black Girls Ride. “Why do you say that?”, I asked. He said, “I can see the devil at work in your life lately… You’ve had a lot of stuff happen.” I nodded in agreement.
Cali doesn’t know it, but God used him as an angel to give me a message and his blessing. Sometimes, when you’re in the midst of a battle, you can’t measure your wins and losses. The end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 have brought some of the toughest losses I’ve ever had to face. But, through it all, my faith remains as strong as ever. I firmly believe, if God gives you the vision, he will give you the provisions to carry it out. As an entrepreneur, my faith is tested daily. From homelessness to health crisis, death and financial instability, I’m a living testament and God has never let me down.
So, as I go through my struggles, I acknowledge that he sent an angel to deliver me a message. And, it’s a blessing I humbly receive.