Myeisha Essex is in love with all things pop culture, thanks in large part to her hometown. This Los Angeles native has an encyclopedic knowledge of the entertainment industry and she loves a good trivia game. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies from Bennett College for Women and her master's from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her work can be found in Sister 2 Sister, Harlem World Magazine, Clutch and on Essence.com. When she's not keeping up with the news or learning Beyonce's latest dance moves, she enjoys watching stand-up comedy on YouTube! Follow her on Instagram @more_about_me
Unfortunately the soul star isn’t offering up sex advance this time, but she does give fans a candid look into her life as a mother of three and doula. In her cover story, the 43-year-old badass reveals about how she delivered her own baby because the doctors weren’t ready and didn’t have their gloves on.
“A doula is an empty vessel,” she tells the yoga and health-centered glossy. “Whatever is required of us, we are present—for the mother, for the father, for the family.”
When it comes to happiness and love, she says, “My medicine is being in love you know, I’m in love. And when I’m in love I glow, and my face is happy, and my heart is light and happy. And my children are happy.”
“Women are gods,” she adds. “Please put that in the article.”
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