Taraji P. Henson “Around the Way Girl”
Taraji P. Henson, “Around the Way Girl” autobiography and my takeaways post 1 of 2
The Taraji P. Henson audio book of “Around the Way Girl” is awesome. Recently, I started reading several books for women and young girls because every other month or so, I get a speaking engagement to speak to a group of teen ladies mostly but sometimes college students. What I appreciate about this audio book is the fact Taraji narrated her own story and the realness of who she is and her upbringing comes out. I am a fan of actual books and audio books. This is by far one of my favorite audio books and it’s not so much that the book is perfect; it is one of the few books that I have ever listened to where the author is trained well in her craft as an actress and the author tells her own life story with raw emotions.
(Let’s start off by highlighting takeaways from her father) There are 3 more moments I am going to share about Taraji’s father that makes me look up to him in a special way and I have no connection with him other than this book.
Moment #1: Taraji called her dad to tell him that she was pregnant while still in college and she was terrified of his upcoming response, but his response was noteworthy: “What’s up, Dad. I’m pregnant,” I said, quiet and slow. “What?” he asked. “I’m pregnant,” I said again, this time more clearly. Dad was silent (But only for a Continue reading