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What do you do and why do you do it?
I am an actress, producer, and writer; I'm an artist and a dreamer. I answer every call that excites my spirit because Rumi told me to.
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
Best bet would be to type Mariah Carey's My All into Youtube and let autoplay do it's thing.
What are the best TV shows of all time?
The Cosby Show, That's So Raven, This Is Us, Stranger Things, Insecure, Girlfriends, THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR, I Love Lucy, Grey's Anatomy/Scandal in the early days, Atlanta, and I KNOW I'm missing some.
Who’s your hero and where in New York would you take them out for a serious hang?
OOOH I love this. My hero in this present moment is Jenifer Lewis. She is so fabulous and I love her presence. I'd probably have her lead the way, but if I had to pick I'd take her to an escape the room thing because I feel like she would be so fun.
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
I enjoy thrifting and vintage shopping when I have the time. There are good shops all over so if I see one sometimes I'll just pop in. You never know what you'll find and I get really excited by the stories that could be behind the clothes I find. I love L-Train Vintage, Buffalo Exchange, Crossroads, and Goodwill. I also really love Everlane and ASOS and enjoy Zara and H&M every once in a while.
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
I love to hang out in parks or by the water. If I can get both in one shot then I am really winning.
Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in New York that you particularly like?
67 Orange in Harlem! Super lowkey and cozy with a great atmosphere.
What restaurant in New York looks crap, but the food’s amazing?
I wouldn't saw this place looks crap, but it's definitely lowkey. El Aguila in East Harlem has some of the best mexican food NYC has to offer. Their tacos are so simple and so delicious. Tastes like home!
What are the New York spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Shake Shack! It's too easy to get to miss. And Grand Central. As a matter of fact, do both in one trip ;) I also say you get the true essence of NYC off the regular path. If you're going to be in the city walk down a street that isn't SUPER commercial. That's how you feel the pulse.
Tomorrow’s your last day in New York. How do you spend it?
Ever!? Like I can never come back?! That sounds awful... I would wake up early and walk from the Financial District all the way home to Harlem stopping wherever I felt the need to. But knowing me if it was really my last day I'd probably be packing. Im a major procrastinator and save everything until the last minute.