Hello!! My name is Serena. I am a conscious, Meherrin Indian and Bohemian single mother based in Anne Arundel County Maryland. I’d write in Baltimore, but then you’d overshadow this heartfelt introduction with images of the Wire and the (un)impressive murder rate. Omar isn’t coming, but Mova Blippie is…
Deep south raised parents (Caribbean mother and Native American war veteran father), so I’m a conservative liberal…I think that makes me moderate with a lot of free spirit. What I mean is I have plenty of time for child molesters (priests included) and people that commit egregious crimes against humanity to have several seats in an electric chair. Other than that, I err on the barefoot side of center.
I have natural/naptural 666C hair (you see what I did there). I literally think about shaving my head every time I look in the mirror and my wash and go morphs me into Questlove. I usually settle for a weave that I keep in way too long, but literally tell myself it’s for my own protection. I love India Arie, Jill Scott, Lauren Hill, and Erykah Badu is my spirit animal. I eat a lot of vegetables…like a lot because I consider myself a closet vegeta-something. Seafood is my primary source of “meat”, but I will still without guilt tear up a Sam’s Club rotisserie chicken. That burnt wing on the bottom is my guilty pleasure. I also enjoy a porterhouse steak with a loaded baked potato and broccoli once a month (hey PETA). I blame it on a persistent iron deficiency.
I fantasize I’m shopping at Whole Foods during what seems like never-ending trips to Wegman’s. I am “allergic” to perfume, but Jovan Musk is the milkshake that brings all the boys to the yard. Cancer is my sign, and all those memes circulating Instagram are scarily correct. Overall, I’m nurturing, loving, fiercely protective, and wild in a good way by nature. Use every positive synonym for wild in this scenario.
I believe in God whole-heartedly. Love is my religion. Spiritual is a lifestyle. I pray to God, I speak to the angels, and I beg the universe not to let Mercury retrograde for too long. #MOOD is Freddie from a Different World with the brains of Kimberly Reese. On paper I’m a mad scientist (BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry) with an MBA. Coppin State University undergrad by way of Howard University. Decided I’m never going back when I finished graduate school at University of Maryland. If I’m ever President, I’m running on the platform of free higher education, student loan debt forgiveness, universal healthcare, and improving social services.
Did I mention I have two kids? My reasons for the seasons. My fellow members of the #talltribe (5’10 mother, 4’9 daughter, 99.7th percentile son). Vanesa is my stunning Libra 9-year-old daughter. Sebastian is my gorgeous rambunctious 22 month old son. Why didn’t someone warn me about having a Sagittarius boy lol? I wasn’t ready for this level of . . . I don’t even know what to call it. But, I haven’t slept in 22 months if that means something. I’m committed to raising elite individuals and building beautiful souls. Our core values are scholarship, sportsmanship, leadership, and citizenship. It is important for me to raise culturally aware children as well. Access is the biggest hurdle for minority children to overcome, and we are breaking down those barriers.
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