I have always been musically driven – I remember coming home from school watching Video Soul and Yo! MTV raps FAITHFULLY! I loved to sing and dance; replicating moves from Janet Jackson and TLC videos and reciting the lyrics of Snoop and Dre. Who knew urban life would have so much influence on a little girl from southwest Virginia? In high school I was always in choir, captain of the cheerleading squad and planned homecoming dances. During my undergraduate years at Virginia Tech I pledged membership to Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority and helped write chapter songs and created strolls. Music is life! But, through all of those periods in my life one thing remained – my constant struggle between weight loss and gain. (more…)

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