"the BLACK FATHERHOOD PROJECT launched my photography career."
The year was 2018 (because I like to be dramatic and kick things off like an opening scene of a movie)… I was working for a non-profit organization as a social media manager and photographer. Unfortunately the day came were my position was eliminated. Gone! Finito! Poof! And just like that, I had to figure out a new path.
I knew I didn't want to ever feel that gut punch again. The feeling that at a moment's notice, my employer could change my position and force me into doing work that no longer brought me satisfaction in my everyday life. I KNEW I had more to contribute to the world. Not sitting behind a desk, pushing paperwork, and making unbearable phone calls to people who had no interest in working with us. I called my husband in a state of panic and told him, "I can't do this any more. Today is my last day." He was quiet for about 15 seconds (which never happens) and he simply said okay. That night I thought well... let me start a new journey of my own.
Two years later, I decided that I wanted to make a change in the world by highlighting black men and their fatherhood experiences. I wanted to show case men that I found to be highly involved in the lives of the children. The Black Fatherhood Project launched my career.
Singing your socks off!
Being a great listener and helping people problem solve. If you ask me, I probably have an answer.
The Black Fatherhood Project. It was an opportunity for me to highlight black fathers and dis-spell myths that they are absent.
Telling people to "Go Anyway." Even if you are scared, just do it.
What I'm known for:
Entertaining my family and friends at my home.
— harvey mackay
"If you are persistent you will get it, if you are consistent you will keep it"
My favorite reality tv star is NeNe Leakes. "I am veeeery rich."