This is often the case with poetry shows, finding a venue that will take a chance on you and trust that you can make things happen with a hard work. I didn't really have a name in the poetry community, but Marvin and Melvin Coleman, the owners of Mocha Browns saw something in me and trusted that I would work hard to make it happen. That was over 2 years ago. That was the push I needed to send me over the edge. They took a chance on me back then. They saw the potential and didn't hesitate to tell me what they saw and what they though I could do. For that alone, I am extremely grateful. They saw me trying to break out of the box that I was stuff in. They basically handed me the hammer for me to break my way out of. Other people have been important factors in the development of me, but as far as hosting and being up front. They were the ones who gave me the means to go this journey.
That was over 2 years ago. Now, we are working together again and putting my show back together and it is better than ever. I'm a better host, poet, show coordinator, and business woman. I understand the game more. They have a better venue and their vision for the place is more clear and concise. We are now close like family and can be open and honest about what we need to do to get things done. I am thankful that things that are meant to be come full circle. Remember that. Things that are supposed to be will be if you leave the door open for them.