I don’t want to be anonymous.

“When I look at you, I don’t see your color,” my supervisor said  to me. “Wait what? That’s not a compliment.” I responded. “Not seeing my color doesn’t disqualify you from being racist… Being able to see my color and not treating me any differently because of it, is what disqualifies you.”

When I started this blog, I wanted to remain anonymous. I’m not even on social media (that’s a different blog) You’ll notice that there is no mention on my blog of my name or even where I’m from. I just wanted to write. I didn’t want people who knew me to ‘gasp’ at my inner thoughts. I also didn’t want to be put into any category… more specifically I didn’t want to become “just another black girl.” But the conversation with my supervisor last week inspired me. I’m learning that loving and accepting someone comes with being completely aware of who they are and choosing them anyway. I’ve robbed you of that by not sharing me with you. So here I am folks…. This is me… Here goes…

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Hi, I’m the Naked Writer but everyone calls me Mac. It’s nice to meet you!

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My First Online Selfie In Years! #TeamOutOfMyComfortZone

My blog manager has given me a few questions to answer in hopes of you getting to know me a little better.

What advice would I give to my younger self about vulnerability?

If I could go back in time, I would have been vulnerable sooner. The quality of my relationships are better with it. Even as I spoke to a recruiter a few days ago, I was vulnerable in sharing my true ambitions (which was NOT staying with a company for 10 years), and I found that he was more excited to help me.

What has inspired this blog? The different topics?

Aside from everyone begging me to start one? lol. I wanted to create a space where I could share ‘real life’ and people would read and learn that they are not alone in the challenging spaces of life. The different topics typically come out of a reoccurring theme in my life, conversations with friends or what’s in my heart to share at the time.

Why do I write?

I write to sort through my thoughts.

How did I begin writing? 
I began writing when I studied abroad in East Africa my senior year of college. It was my way of keeping my friends and family in the loop with my experiences.

What is my earliest memory of writing?

My earliest memory of writing, was in the 6th grade, I was 11years old, and my teacher said to me “You’re a good writer.” I was confused by her compliment and thought she meant, I had good hand writing. She corrected me, but I still didn’t quite understand what being a ‘good writer’ meant.

What is the hardest part of writing?

Being vulnerable.

What are my ambitions for my writing career?

I’d love to do it for a living. I began studying journalism in college, but mom told me it wasn’t a real career because there was no guarantee people would buy my books. Ouch!  Gotta love that woman for desiring the best for her daughter. She hoped I would become a doctor… Science was my least favorite subject. I’ve recently applied to some writing positions in Atlanta and California. Cheers to stepping outside of my comfort zone!

My favorite motivational quote…

He who has been forgiven much, loves much. -Jesus

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Somewhere in Paris! I can travel now that I’m not spending all my money on chicken wings! Check out my “Seventy Dollar Selfie” entry.

My guilty pleasure…

Why should I feel guilty about something I enjoy?… But umm, to answer the question… Going to pick up a box of pepperoni pizza from a local mom and pop shop AFTER I leave the gym on a Friday night…and don’t forget the redbox!

Biggest Pet Peeve … Passive Aggressiveness

Favorite Hobby … Exercising & Reading – – – Sidenote: I’m also a Travel Junkie!

Beach or Mountains… Both

If there are any other questions you’d like for me to answer, feel free to post them in the comment section!

Yours Vulnerably,

The Naked Writer

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PS. Thanks for journey-ing  through life with me! If you know someone who might enjoy this, share my heart with them and remember to subscribe so we can keep in touch (top right corner)! Oh yeah and comment (top left corner)! You’d be surprised how your comments encourage other readers— because other readers, do read the comments!

See you soon😉

17 Comments Add yours

  1. aseekerfinds says:

    Hi Mac!!!! Love that you stepped out.

    And co-sign on “guilty” pleasures. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, so enjoy that pizza! (I’m right there with you…)

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    1. My “Coming Out” Blog…Lol. Merci cherie!

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  2. sunloveraliciareg says:

    Great to meet you! (On here!)… I totally agree with the response to “I don’t see colour” I’ve been told that before too and thought… Hmmm “that’s part of who I am I don’t want you to ignore it, or not see it” xxx Guilty pleasure… NOT GUILTY exactly! 😁👍🏾 xx

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  3. Sun says:

    I love the fact that you are transparent with your thought, life and simply YOU. You will move mountains my dear. Thank you for unraveling your heart through words. You are truly remarkable.

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    1. Aaaaawwww!!! Thank you Sun! That means so much to me!

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  4. 3000 says:

    Beautiful words from a beautiful woman. God bless you!

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  5. Thank you for kicking that silly comfort zone to the curb, Mac!!! 😉 Oober proud of/inspired by…YOU! Keep on keepin’ on!!! It’s a privilege to journey through life with you, lady!!

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    1. Thanks for journeying so closely alongside me hon… You have a special place in my heart. Very special! 🙂

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      1. Girl! It’s been such a pleasure!! You are too sweet! Thanks for inviting me along!!💕

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  6. #2 says:

    Well well well, we can finally put a face to the pseudonym. Thank you for taking us “behind the veil.” As previously stated, you indeed have a way with words and it definitely has a way of drawing us in.

    Thanks for the Q & A. I look forward in learning more about you in future blogs.

    Grace and peace.

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    1. Ha! Behind the veil indeed 🙂

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  7. Melludi says:

    Well, hello gorgeous! Loved the opening sentences. Literally had the same thought this morning: that people who say “I don’t see color” are actually dismissing us…if you don’t see us, you don’t see our plight. On a brighter note, congrats Miss Mac! Very proud of you! Believe everyone that has told you what a great writer you are. I believe God will grant you the desires of your heart and will open the right doors in your writing career! Xoxo

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    1. Thanks Melludi! Looking forward to those new opportunities! Writing Career? Hhmm — sounds so foreign! But I don’t lose anything by believing for it!

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  8. katsiaa says:

    Woot woot!!! I’m so proud of you for taking the big step! you’re a great writer, and I look forward to reading more about your life journey.

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    1. Huge step! You know how I like that Secret Service life… Lol

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