My name is Alicia.
I'M CREATING A SPACE FOR WOMEN TO SHARE THEIR LIFE EXPERIENCES.
So, here’s a few things about me…
I luh God. You don’t luh God? What’s wrong wit you?!
(Corny moment. Get comfortable because there’s plenty more where that came from!)
I have a precocious little five year old, Spencer Layne. She is my entire world. My everything. Every. Thing.
Without even realizing it, I went on this crazy journey of trying to figure out who the adult Alicia was. I found healthy ways to deal with my baggage, my issues, all the dark parts of my life that were weighing me down.
I feel like I just became whole last year when I turned 30.
I want every woman to feel unashamed about unloading the ugliness they’re carrying around and, in turn, become empowered to pursue whatever their hearts desire. Whether that’s to be an entrepreneur of some sort, to go back to school or simply live a life that’s happy and peaceful.
The idea behind Joy Personified is to create a sense of community among women that will inspire them to push past any circumstance to make their own healing and becoming the best version of themselves a top priority.
My style of writing and topics won’t be for everyone and I’m cool with that.
Side note, right quick: Although, I write the way I speak, don’t get it twisted. I graduated with a bachelor of arts in print journalism from THE Texas Southern University in 2009. I got this writing thing on lock. I write the way I want to write.
I’m like the perfect mixture of Own’s Super Soul Sunday and the syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club. If Oprah and Charlamagne the God had a baby I’m telling you, that I would be it. I can be quick-witted and sarcastic, but in a good way. I’m honest and the things I say come from a genuine place.
I speak fluent iPhone emoji and work hard every day to leave my petty ways behind. Sometimes, petty wins out, though.
I can be quite shy (socially awkward). But, once I get to know you, it’s a different story. How’s that possible? I don’t know. It just is, okay, lol? I suck at small talk and I absolutely hate to be the center of attention.
I love Beyonce, my natural hair (straight product junkie!), meditation and positive affirmations, books, makeup, wine (especially red), Chuck Taylor’s and anything related to beauty/skincare.
Most importantly, in this space, I love words and everything about women empowerment. Hopefully, what is shared will enhance your life in some way. At the very least, I hope you get a good laugh because I can be corny as hell!
I’m going to enjoy this journey and look forward to connecting with some amazing people along the way. You comin’ or nah?
Love you, mean it.