A DAY IN THE LIFE
“Living Naturally You”
Real People Real Answers
My name is LB Lacey.
How old are you?
I'm 40+ years of age. (Anything more is on a “need to know” basis. LOL)
Where are you from?
I'm originally from good ol Motown, but spent most of my adult life as a single parent in New England.
What is your occupation?
My MA is in Holistic Counseling. I am a consultant and a writer. I am currently working on a project with a natural hair care artist in Detroit named Allen Biggers. The project is called Hairitage.
I am also a poet and spoken word artist.
How would you describe yourself?
I would describe myself as a Black Queen Loving, Laughing & Living Authentically, Unapologetically and Intentionally as the Being that God, the Creator of ALL sent me here to Be.
When did you first decide to become natural?
I first decided to become natural after a bad encounter with a man who was my supervisor whilst working as Academic Advisor to the Freshman Class of a private university in New England. The situation was stifling and soul crushing calling something deep within to be FREE. My hair broke the barriers to freedom for me. I followed and have never looked back.
If there was one word to describe your style what would it be?
Who are some people that inspire you the most?
Christ, Sojourner Truth, Maya Angelou, Ken Wilber, Madam CJ Walker, Oprah, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela,Michael Jackson, Marianne Williamson, Iyanla, Mother Teresa, Krishnamurti, etc.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
eLLe Beah, Master Teacher, Healer & Servant
SEE: Powerful Regardless:
What advice would you give to others who wanted to go natural or live a more natural based lifestyle?
Do it. Turn a deaf ear to the programmed masses who will always try to mock you and tell you that you are out of step, wrong and even insane for not copying the mold manufactured for them to graze upon. Most people or “sheople” as I call them, truly have been hypnotized and are fully engaged by the lie that how WE are authentically is inferior, unattractive or unacceptable. Pay them no mind for they have no ‘change’. Go within for that is where the True You resides... That is where you shall hear the Voice of your Creator. Seek no validation from this benighted world. Embrace who YOU are.
SEE: Lisa’s Dreadful Story published in Chicken Soup for the African American Woman’s Soul: http://books.google.com/books?id=8hp5_KeGLY8C&pg=PA140&lpg=PA140&dq=Lisa+bartley-Lacey+in+Chicken+Soup+for+the+African+American+Woman%27s+Soul&source=bl&ots=7XBeLgFzl0&sig=pjKGrZqkBYezJuNphqm0eRLo1vc&hl=en&ei=vrAMTqTfE9OGsgKNzqnwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&sqi=2&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false
What’s your favorite quote?
"Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny" --Mahatma Gandhi