Dear Taraji P. Henson,
We cordially invite you to have a seat at the table with The Dinner Table Documentary.
My Black is Beautiful, Your Black is Beautiful, and together Our Black is Beautiful. You are a phenomenal woman who has impacted many lives and your story should continue to be heard. Upon moving to California, you only had $700 and your son who was a toddler. You were only 26 years old. There were plenty of naysayers that were telling you that "You were too old to be going to California" or that "it was too late for you to accomplish your dreams". There are many African American women with stories that are similar to yours, but the difference between their stories and yours is that you continued to follow your dreams even when people told you that you would not be able to become the woman that you are today.
Written by: Nakiyah McCafferty
My name is Nakiyah McCafferty and I am from Birmingham, Alabama. I am currently a Sophomore at Alabama State University. I am majoring in Social Work where I aspire to become a Medical Social Worker.