Naomi – Hope And Esperanza

What is your biggest accomplishment?

My biggest accomplishment has been healing from a bad childhood and becoming a healthy mother for my children, who deserve my best. I’ve suffered and broken generational curses so that they wouldn’t have to.

What has been your biggest challenge?

My biggest challenge is being as loyal and dedicated to my own dreams as I am to the dreams and goals of my family.

Who do you admire?

I admire survivors. I admire humble, peaceful, spirit-centered people who have wisdom to share.

What is your fave way to spend the weekend?

My favorite way to spend the weekend is out with the family. I love taking my children to places I’ve never gone to as a child and seeing the expressions on their faces.

What is the first thing you notice about other people?

The first thing I notice about other people is their vibe. If they are peaceful or dramatic. I also notice smells. lol.

What is your fave smell?

My favorite smell is burnt leaves lol. After that, any soothing scents like lavender or apples and cinnamon.

What is your fave sound?

My favorite sound is silence. I’ve only recently begun to find peace in silence.

What is one thing you’re very good at?

I am very good at encouraging people, and being their cheerleader.

What is one thing you miss about being a kid?

I miss having the imagination I had as a kid.

What is your fave TV show of all time?

So many shows. I’d say Tyler Perry movies and anything Oprah’s touched.

What is your biggest regret?

My biggest regret was not graduating High School and going on to college immediately after.

What are your pet peeves?

My pet peeves are arrogant close-minded people, bullies and liars.

Who is your fave superhero?

My superhero was my grandmother, Esperanza, who passed away a few years ago. She came to the states in the 50s, from Puerto Rico, knew no English, was a member of L.A.D.O. (Latin American Defense Oraganization) as a civil rights supporter in Chicago and raised 9 children with my grandfather.

When did you last cry?

Today lol. Watching the “Imagine Me” video by Kirk Franklin reminded me of how far I have come. Also the day before watching the video for Mary J Blige’s song “Living Proof.”

Who is your fave celebrity?

I have so many. Mary J Blige, Oprah, Tyra, Maria “Mariposa” Fernandez, Rosie Perez……

If your life were a book, what would the title be?

If my life were a book the title would be “There Is Hope.”