Author Archives: I was MADE for This...Deneen White

A lesson about sharks

There are people in the world who are truly zealous for your success. They will feed into your life in a way that is meaningful, as you do into theirs. Then there are people who act like they want you … Continue reading

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Michael Fomkin Talks Models, Miami and Madrid

Well, I’ve officially been a podcaster for about a month. Last night, I got the chance to interview the co-founder of VIP Ignite, Michael Fomkin. His story is really inspirational. His start in entrepreneurship was owning an Italian restaurant. Now … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis

We all have core values…whether we define them more not. One of my core values is that I will always welcome challenges and change. Recently, I was given an opportunity to host a podcast. About the entertainment industry. Me. Someone … Continue reading

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Time is invaluable

So…today is my Oma’s birthday. I miss her…her voice, her soft skin, her stories… I wish that I would’ve taken the time to appreciate her more…and to *know* her better. She was a beautiful woman. Everyone who was blessed to … Continue reading

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Life is funny. Ok…maybe more like a psychotic roller coaster. One day, years ago, a friend convinced me that I should overcome my fear of roller coasters, and proceeded to convince me to get on Nitro at Six Flags. Y’all…I’m … Continue reading

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Faith and trust

There are seasons in which it’s easy to share, and then there are seasons wherein I go into turtle mode. Today, I know I need to share. As a matter of fact, I know I need to share more. Even … Continue reading

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I can’t run from myself…

There’s nowhere to hide. For years, I was convinced that if I kept it moving, eventually things would be different. Better. As if miraculously, all of the baggage I was carrying around would be lost by the airline, and I’d … Continue reading

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Strength, insecurity, dignity, grace, fear, faith…all the bloody things

There’s something in the air the week. It feels like a week of rapid transformation. Or deterioration. Or both. If I were to lay it all out, you wouldn’t believe the shit I’ve been facing. And it’s only Thursday. In … Continue reading

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Emotions happen, y’all

Over the years, I’ve been taught, encouraged, almost coached to suppress my emotions. Ok, let me be more specific. Happy was good. Anger was understandable. Fear was normal…but we pretended it wasn’t always sitting on our shoulder, holding onto our … Continue reading

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Triggered into the future

Years ago, there was a man with whom I was very much in love. We were best friends. We were basically inseparable. There was one huge, glaring problem between us. My faith. We had hours and hours of discussions, debates, … Continue reading

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