“But feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.”
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
Tiffany Haddish, whose life has been transformed ever since her role in the 2017 movie Girls Trip, is now a beloved face blessing our screens.
I love to see women win, and more so Black women kill it in their respective fields.
Before you go “Ooohing and Awwhing” over the glamourous life of Tiffany and wishing you lived in her skin, I hope you have done your research – well.
Tiffany STRUGGLED. Let that sink in a bit. I watched an interview where Tiffany talked about how she was born by a schizophrenic mother – mental health is real y’all – and an absentee father.
In her biography, The Last Black Unicorn, she talked about highschool struggles, her life living in her car, her chance meeting with Kevin Hart and her first big break.
Whew! This lady did go through a lot, if I must say so myself and which makes me all the more proud of her journey.
Tiffany Haddish on Life Lessons
The best thing about going through your struggle is that it teaches you a lot – that is if you are open and willing to receive because life is a teacher. No matter the situation you are going through. If you would just stop focusing on that challenge and instead try to find out the lesson for that time, and you will be so blessed.
But a lot of us tend to focus so much on the negatives and getting out of the situation as fast as we can that we forget to notice the lessons.
If one thing, it is that your struggle makes you more aware of who you truly are. Tiffany Hadish learnt that and learnt how to live her truth and speak her truth.
Speaking about her recent role in the movie, Like a Boss, Tiffany revealed that the role was supposed to represent a character she wasn’t comfortable playing.
“I was like, ‘I’m not about to be the angry black woman,’ ” she says. “I just walked away.”
Bold move yeah? Tiffany said she braved being fired because she was not ready to do something her heart didn’t support.
And you should do same too, I mean to be absolutely true to yourself. Don’t allow pressure(money, peers, fear) make you do things you absolutely feel you shouldn’t be doing.
“I could’ve been fired that day,” she says. “It very well could’ve been like, ‘Fire Tiffany. We’ll get somebody else.’ That was a chance that I was willing to take. You have to say what you believe. When you have that bad feeling, honor that because that’s the truth. Your emotions are your compass through life.”
Haddish also revealed how life has been for her after fame, and you’d be surprised.
Read the full interview here