Mom’s Night Out: When I was Little

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When I was little, I was deftly shy. So shy in fact that it inhibited me from doing more of the things that I enjoyed.

It was a long process and took decades but, eventually I was able to pull myself out of that space.

I can speak in front of large audiences, engage with hosts on tv segments and even host live cooking events without passing out in terror. But to get there, I had acknowledge the little girl and help her get through some stuff. Don’t get me wrong. I still get nervous. I still consider my an introvert. But, I’m a functional introvert.

When you were little, who were you? What were your likes, dislikes, interests? Did something happen when you were little that changed the trajectory of your life? Pondering and asking questions like these have always intrigued me. In fact, I credit much of my professional and personal development to digging deeper and in essence going back to who I was as child and finding that little girl again. The truth is, how are you going to know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been. You have to do the work.

Little movie starring Regina King and Issa Rae

That’s why I can appreciate the movie Little. The comedy opens in theaters on April 12.

However, I got to attend an advanced screening sponsored by Comcast which was so much fun. Although, I can’t relate to the bossy struggles of the main character played by Regina Hall, I can relate to trying to go back to the little girl that was and moving through some things to get to the woman that you want to be.

The movie “Little” is about the character Jordan Sanders who is transported to an uncomfortable moment in childhood where everything changed. Issa Rae is casted as Jordan’s assistant and Marsai Martin as “little” Jordan Sanders.

Now I know that I typically write about family friendly films but, this isn’t one of them. Little is more of a date night movie or a film for a Mom’s Night Out. So unless you’re ready to answer questions about suggestive grown folks business, you should just leave the kids at home.

Oh yeah…the Little movie earned that PG-13 rating fair and square.

As I sat the the screening last night, I also learned that Marsai Martin was the one that came up with the idea for Little, when she was only 10! That makes Marsai the youngest executive producer in history in Hollywood. She’s now 14 years old and this moment will forever be etched in history.

Check your local listings for theaters and times. It’ll have you laughing and thinking about stepping your fashion all at the same time.

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