Success made me self-sufficient, but it also took away my anonymity. I'm just this quiet nobody, and all of a sudden people are nervous around me. That was kind of weird.
That industry expects you to prove yourself over and over again. Do I stay doing this, or do I raise my daughter and live surrounded by people who love me? Wasn't even really a choice.
We use a Native American tradition of the talking stick. You sit and pass it around and whoever has the stick has to talk. Some people just hold it. Others really share.
Having Zoe saved my life. It was my wake-up call. There were so many things I didn't want to pass on to her.
My life is art. Its how I express God.
The Cosby years were a major part of my life, but it is the past; I don't really concentrate on it.
When I was 16 I was fortunate enough to get Cosby and move to New York and shift my whole life. that had been my dream all along, and it came true.
What saddens me is the corruption of youth and beauty, and the loss of soul, which is only replaced by money.
I have a desire to create more film, more beauty, more art, more love, but I don't feel desperate. It's not about creating or building a career.
My desire to participate in the business is not to make more crap.
I spent a lot of time feeling alienated and rejected.
Prisons are like the concentration camps of our time. So many go in and never come out, and primarily they're black and Latino.
I was literally the black sheep of the family, and there were definitely moments of discomfort while my grandmother was working through her racism.
My mother, brave woman, lost her whole family when she decided to marry a black man in the '60s. When the marriage fell apart, she had to come back to her family.
Both of my parents would say they were atheists, so where I inherited my connection to God I don't know. But it's natural. No Bible, no Torah, just the love religion.