Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! I hope you ended 2011 with a bang and I pray that 2102 will be your season to grow and prosper exceedingly and abundantly! May your cup be filled with God's blessings and overflow!
I know I haven't written in a couple of months but life always has a way of getting in the way of things. We are just 18 days into the New Year and I just want to thank God for His Grace, Mercy and the many Blessings he has bestowed upon me already this year!
On last Thursday Jan 12, 2012 I taped a segment on the Bill Cunningham Show who comes on WPIX Channel 11 at 1pm if you are in the NY/NJ Metro area. I don't have the date for when my show will be aired but I will be sure to let you know when it does! The show is entitled "Look At Me Now!" where I was able to bring somebody from my past on the show who used to tease and taunt me when I was younger, someone I haven't seen since high school to say...."Look at me now, In all my Glory"....lol I had a blast and met a very nice young lady from NJ who was my Green Room Mate who was also full figured, fly and fabulous! Here are some pics from the Green Room:
I have so much more to share with you but I will fill you in tomorrow with more details. Until then.....See ya lata alligata!
CAN'T BELIEVE THE THINGS I AM HEARING....IT REALLY SADDENS ME THAT I
HAVE TO RE-POST THIS AGAIN BUT I WILL POST IT AGAIN AND AGAIN UNTIL IT
ENDS! ******PLUS SIZE PSA: STOP BEING SO MEAN, HATEFUL AND SELFISH! IT'S
NOT ALL ABOUT YOU! IT'S ABOUT A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE FIGHTING FOR
EQUALITY, WANTING TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT WE ARE JUST AS BEAUTIFUL, JUST
AS SMART, JUST AS SEXY, JUST AS TALENTED AND WE NEED TO HELP ONE
ANOTHER, INSTEAD OF BASHING ONE ANOTHER, TALKING BEHIND ONE OR THE
OTHERS BACKS AND BAND TOGETHER AND HELP EACH OTHER OUT! HAVE A BLESSED
My heart is so heavy right now! I was a die hard Heavy D fan back in the days and still a fan of him now as I recall watching him a few weeks ago on the BET Hip Hop Awards and jumping up and down in my house screaming, rapping and dancing. After that I thought "Oh my God, why didn't I think of this before". I immediately searched for him not as heavy D but his real name Dwight Myers and saw we had quite a few common friends. I mean he is from the very town that I live next to......"Money Earning - Mt. Vernon" I thought Heavy D would make a perfect spokesperson for Not Your Average Talents and my goal was to friend him and just ask him personally. He did accept my friendship the next day and I remember being so excited that he did but I wanted him to check me and my company out first before I dove right in so I waited........I guess I will never know now......SMH I remember years ago meeting him in a club and me being the bold gal I was in the early 90s asked him to dance and we did. He was so sweet and as we all know could dance his a$$ off! Great and fond memories of the "overweight lover". May He Rest In Paradise! We all loved him but God loved him best. I know him and T-Roy are making the saints dance up in Heaven! Condolences to the Myers family and May God Hold You and Keep you in this time of sorrow. Celebrate his life and how much he inspired, motivated and loved people and how much people loved him.
OKAY SO NOW TO HIT YOU WITH THE BORING STUFF.....LOL BUT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING TO KNOW ME AND HOW I BECAME WHO I AM TODAY, HERE IS A SHORT SYNOPSIS......TRUST ME THIS IS SHORT I COULD GO ON ABOUT THIS FOR DAYS.....OH WAIT IT'S A BLOG, SO I HAVE PLENTY OF DAYS........ LOL.....MY HERSTORY!!
"Performing is in her blood"! Aminah Cole's father
was a professional saxophonist and jazz band leader and her mother was one of
the first African American Professional Plus Size Models. She started singing
at the age of 2, dancing at the age of 3 and acting in Off-Broadway musicals by
the age of 14. Aminah attended the Talent Unlimited High School for Performing
Arts in New York City starting as a Dance major and Drama as a minor but Acting
soon became her main passion switching to Drama as her Major in her Junior year
and continued to study Theater Arts in College. Aminah has been cast in several
Comedy Stage Plays, Musical Theater and Gospel Plays. She recently was cast in
her first film in the award winning Tony Clomax's 12-Steps to Recovery
Her love for fashion
and being a an advocate for and representative of the Plus Size
Community, along with her 6 foot tall stature, Aminah always wanted to pursue a
career in Plus Modeling. She attended a Runway Bootcamp under the direction of her Plus Model Mentor and Colleague Gwen DeVoe CEO and Founder of the Plus Academy where Aminah continued to study Plus Modeling in New
York.From there she began her Plus
Modeling Career ripping the runway with such groups as Katwalk Katerers and One
Chance Entertainment in the Evolution of Curves Tour 2010 in New York City and
will be modeling with OCE in the Evolution of Curves Tour 2011 in NYC where she is currently an assistant casting director and plus model coach.She
also modeled in the Lane Bryant Girl’s Night Out in February 2011 at their Flagship Store in Downtown Brooklyn's Fulton Mall.
Aminah, also an entrepreneur and believing that she can make
a difference in the way “the entertainment industry” looks at plus size
entertainers and models, started her own company called Not Your Average Talents. NYAT is the Premiere Plus Size Entertainment Company dedicated to giving plus size
actors, singers, dancers, models, comedians, musicians,etc.an avenue to showcase themselves and their talents, find
castings specific to their unique image, in addition serving as a one stop
source for Casting Directors, Filmmakers, Model Scouts, Talent Agencies, Record Producers, Production Houses, and
Production Studios to use our service to easily find the best in talented plus
size entertainers and models.
Average Talents has a mission to break down the barriers of discrimination and mockery in
the Entertainment Industry against Plus Size Entertainers and Plus Models. She
is a firm believer that people should be judged by the size of their talent and
not the size of their body and is determined to change that stigma in
entertainment and fashion. You can learn more about Not Your Average
Talentsand join the Plus Size
Entertainers Movement by viewing their website at www.notyouraveragetalents.com and registering as a member on the Plus Size Talents Forum.
After losing an amazing 100lbs, Aminah feels that there is
nothing she can't accomplish and is well on her way to making herself and Not
Your Average Talents a name in Entertainment and Media!
I decided to start a blog today, something I have tried to do before but never completed. I decided to use this blog as somewhat of a journal for me to write what's on MY mind, how I am feeling at the moment that I decide to write and to share MY LIFE experiences with others. A lot of things I SHARE here some people may feel or may not feel is appropriate but it's as simple as you can read it or you don't have to read it but it's NOT about you. THIS BLOG is all about ME! MY LIFE as a Plus Size Entertainer and Entrepreneur. It's about how I am feeling on whatever particular day it is. It's about MY ups and downs, MY highs and lows. MY GOD that I am slowly learning to get closer to and learning how to submit to HIS will. MY new business, MY sometimes crazy wacky ideas, MY new loves, MY LIFE as a newly single mom due to separation and divorce. I promise you that if you don't know ME, you will want to get to know ME and if you DO know Aminah Saburah Kareem Cole you already LOVE ME! :-) I love to INSPIRE, to MOTIVATE and HELP people in any way I can because that's who I am, so don't ever hesitate to reach out to ME and ask. As you can see by the bold words I just wanted to make sure everyone knows that I created this blog for me but I put it on a public platform for those of you who can relate. Again, you don't have to follow but if you do, I would love your input, suggestions and comments at any time. All I ask, is that you keep it positive as that's what I surround myself with. Here I am world.......THE LIFE OF A PLUS SIZE ENTERTAINER AND ENTREPRENEUR!