Until she reached the age of 30, Jewels always felt something was a little off with her life. Finally, one of her close friends said to her, "You know, you're gay!"
She asked her mom to watch her three daughters so she could travel from Georgia to Portland to figure out her life and sexuality. Her mom suggested she wait until her youngest child turned 18 (she was 3 at the time).
Jewels said, “No. I have waited roughly 30-some-odd years. That’s not happening...I said, if I don’t do this, find out who I am, and take this leap, I will not be an effective parent for my children. I will not be an effective woman in the world. I will not live to my full potential...so I have to do this.”
You won't want to miss this episode! Next week's Badass Black Woman is my friend and podcast mentor, Level Up Your Life's Jackie Capers-Brown!