from one of our co-founders @anreka.g .
The left picture was in 2011 during my senior year in college, the very FIRST TIME I ever hosted/MC'd an event. Me? The girl who was PETRIFIED of public speaking. I had a lot to say behind closed doors, but put me in front of a crowd or class and I'd freeze, nothing but a shaky voice and lots of rambling. So you could imagine how loud I laughed when my old RA, who was on the E-board of the African Student Org asked me to host their culture shock talent show. It was a total JOKE! I couldn't even do 5 min class presentations, I was sooo scared. I said what the heck?! I can't host! Why you asking me? She said because "You have the personality and you're funny. You can do it!". With the utmost hesitation I finally said yes, part of me was scared that I'd regret saying no. I was a party girl, so when I drank I was always "invincible" and had no fear, so liquor was gonna be my rescue for this great feat. All I needed was a little buzz to relax on stage, so I got my bottle and started pre-gamming before the show. An hour went by I felt NOTHING. I drank some more, still NOTHING. My nerves wouldn't shake and it was show time. I almost finished the WHOLE BOTTLE in between being on stage and NEVER felt my usual buzz. It ended up being and AMAZING SHOW. At the end I told myself, my nerves must of consumed all the impact of the alcohol. Years later God would reveal, HE blocked the impact of the buzz cuz He wanted me to see that it was HIM that gave me the gift to MC and entertain, NOT ALCOHOL. Seven years later and many events later, God brought me to host my own organization's event this year, Living Single (picture on the right). An organization totally dedicated to His glory. Even when I was trying to run to satan for help, God knew who He called me to be and intervened to bring me to this place today. 🙌