Natasha T. Brown is an author, activist and award-winning communicator. Born in Chicago, IL and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland. If you’re a loyal OnStage reader, you will remember Natasha’s “Sophisticated Sunday” column, which published from 2012 to 2014.
Natasha founded Think Brown INK (TBI Branding) in 2009. Through TBI, she has created several community initiatives and worked with clients and partners to share their stories and increase their social impact through the implementation of philanthropic initiatives and media campaigns. Natasha is the creator of the SmileNATIONWIDE #12MonthsOfService Cause Communications community, and a 2015 “40 Under 40” honoree in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Natasha’s newest work, her book “10 Blessings of Betrayal” will be released on Valentine’s Day.
…Now, for the return of “Sophisticated Sunday” with an exclusive peak into the mind of Natasha T. Brown, a thinker, builder, lover and author:
OnStage: Tell us about “10 Blessings of Betrayal”. Why did you write it, and who is the audience it’s intended for?
I’m paying attention to the faces in vases
And in lamp shades and in speaker cages
I’m noticing tiny smiles in the cracked paint
I’m staring and I’m becoming the rhythm of the ceiling fan
I have two avocados and a mango
Some water and cheap wine in my fridge
48 dollars in Chase
I’m poor and I’m smiling anyway
I get lost a lot
Walking out of my house requires a compass
But I’m finding myself in roundabouts and u turns
Life is sweet