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7 Q+As: Tyra Browning

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Last year you may have noticed Tyra Browning in the finale with the choir last year. Well, she also joined us on our She Said Soul Journey and will be sharing her experience with all of us at the show this year!



1. What are you grateful for today?
I am grateful for my husband and five kids. They keep me moving… Literally.My kids remind me of who I am, and sometimes who I used to be. But, my husband tells me what God has created me to be and who I am becoming.

2. Tell us about one of your friends and what you love about her.
Irene Aninye has been my BFF for 6 years. In 2013 she graduated from the UI with her PhD in molecular and integrated physiology. (Yes, she loves me even though sometimes I don’t understand what she is talking about.) She now works at John Hopkins hospital.  She’s  always available… Even when she’s busy. I can trust her with my husband, my kids, my secrets and my heart.

3. We’re all unique. What is your special gift?
I would have to say my special gift is silence, it defeats some and encourages others. It’s a powerful weapon, if used in the right timing and space. (1 thess 4:11 study to be quiet)

4. What’s the best lesson you learned from your mother/grandmother?
My grandmother use to always say “keep on a livin’.” In other words, if you haven’t experienced certain trials, pains, or disappointments don’t  be surprised when you do. So, don’t say what you won’t do.

5. Describe one of the best days of your life.
My husband had a surprise party for me. My friend took me to the spa and kept me busy for the afternoon. Then later that day he took me out, just to bring me home. When he took the blindfold off all my friends and family were standing around me. He had rose petals leading up the stairs. I felt so loved.

6. What could women be doing to make their community a better place?
Tell their story and how they overcame. Younger women need to know there is hope even after wrong decisions. And mentor those who may need support and encouragement, young or old.

7. What would you do if you were not afraid?
I would do a lot of things, but if I had to choose it would be to become a motivational speaker. This has always been a dream of mine, even as a child. I was always called shy, but deep inside I wasn’t. I was always told, “kids are to be seen and not heard”.

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