Last night I sat with friends and family (pets included) and watched my debut on TV One’s Verses and Flow. When I filmed for HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, in 2002 I did not know what to expect. I did not grasp the concept that I was going to viewed in potentially millions of homes nationwide. I did not know such a thing as YOUTUBE would memorialize the performance for years to come. I have learned so many valuable lessons since then. Then, I thought my gift was just a hobby. Now I know it is my calling. Then I was afraid to showcase my physical beauty, now I love to show off the legs Monica Parker gave me. Then, I struggled to embrace the love and support of fans I only knew by email. Now, I thank them profusely for their loving reminder that I am doing God’s work.
In 2002, there was a gap between Thea Griffith and Thea Monyee. I am pleased to announce that last night that gap officially closed. We are now one in the same. Reconciled unto our-self. And there is no end to the joy and promise in sight.
From the bottom of my heart I thank you. Whether you are a close friend or an admirer who is too shy to write, your energy replenishes my own, and our collective light shined through last night.