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Showing posts with label Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Life. Show all posts

Friday, March 27, 2015

#FlashBackFriday-But You're Gay

 As I write this post, my mind goes back to a hot August day.  It was the beginning of my Friday before the big campus parties and my homegirl "Cree," and I were eating lunch.
  Cree asked me "Yannick, what type of work did you do back home."
  "I work as a church musician and I used to work at a hardware store," I replied as I munched on my good old cheeseburger.
  I looked up and Cree had this puzzled look on her face. It was like her face had became numb and she replied "But You're Gay."
  I couldn't do anything but laugh.
  It had me thinking to myself "Does my sexuality determine what type of job I should have?"
  Many people often have the stereotype that Gay Men, Transgender people, and gender non conforming people often can only snag call center jobs, office jobs, fast food jobs, and stereotypically Hairdressers or make up artists.  
  This misconception is entirely untrue.  Would you believe it if I told you that I've worked in a warehouse, grouphomes, day camp facilities, and I've even been a stage manager?  These are some of the occupations that I as a genderqueer have held, femininity and all.
  There are many people just like me that have jobs that people do not see them fit for. However, my sexuality does not qualify me, my work ethic and experience does.
  Many people do not see me holding high ranking positions in ministry either because I'm gay.  The last time I checked God looks at my heart not my sexuality.
Good Night

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Happy Birthday To Me: The Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March Approacheth

Well As many of you know this upcoming Sunday, March 15th, will mark a milestone for me. I will be entering into the best year of my twenties...29!!!!
   I am not dreading the tip toe to 30, but I am embracing it.  The last few years of my 20's have seen ups and downs.  One of the major changes was in 2012 when I was diagnosed with HIV. 
 At first, I felt that my life would've been over, but HELL TO THE NO BOBBY!!!!! I've just begun.  For the last 2.5 years have been undetectable and healthy.  It was a struggle to come to grips with my diagnosis, but I'm free and I'm still living. 
   The next highlight would be that I actually found myself to be gender nonconforming (check the pic above).  I realized that I am able to identify with whomever the hell I want to identify with in the gender spectrum.   As I've journeyed in my identity I've also found myself to be involved in the Ballroom scene (remember the 1980/90s Documentary "Paris is Burning).  
  In 2014 I've won two major Balls and have made a standard for the category of Butch Queen Up In Pumps and I'm not ashamed.  I am  happy to say that I'm also in a house and very happy.
   I've even started working on my own music company (  I am also making waves in the Christian church and on youtube by just being myself.  This lean, mean butch queen is a fighting machine and I'm not backing down for anyone!!!!
  I am also working on my own business ventures as we speak.   It may take some time, but I do believe that 2015 is my year and that before this year ends I will no longer require the use of a 9-5.  
Happy Birthday To ME!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Getting Back To Me

  It has been a very long time since I've sat my happy booty down and wrote in this blog.  One reason is that I had been sick with a stomach virus. Then as I recuperated I broke my laptop charger and I just got a new one a couple days ago. Then I had to make a trip to the DMV for an even that later got cancelled due to a snow storm.  
  I can't complain, though. I needed this break. I needed some time away to regroup and to refresh myself.  We have to do that so that we won't lose ourselves in the hustle and bustle of life.  I am also thankful for my current lover. 
  Mr. Lover Boy has encouraged me to just enjoy life and have fun more often without stressing over things that are out of my control.  Look for it. Some exciting and new things are about to happen for this blog.
 love ya,

Monday, February 9, 2015

Life Gets Hectic

  Well I must say life has been hectic here lately. Between running this blog and revamping Yannick's World On Youtube, My life has been very busy. I've been trying my best to keep updating the blog and keep everything flowing smooth within reason. I will soon be back to regularly posting. Love you much,
Yannick T

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Are You Really Satisfied?

  Are you satisfied? It's the second month of 2015 and many of us have declared that we were doing a "New Year and New Me" out fit. We threw the party and we celebrated, but the question comes to mind if we are really satisfied with ourselves.
  Are we happy with where we are? Sometimes we get frustrated with staying in one place for too long. We are often unsatisfied, because we failed to act on specific opportunities that have come our way.
  In order to be satisfied we must go for what we want and desire out of life. We must go for the big dreams and stop fooling around with the cracker jacks of dreams.  In order to be satisfied we must simply live and forget about other people and their opinions.
  Are you really satisfied?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What Do You Want Out of Life?

 What do you want out of life? What do you desire for yourself? In this new year of 2015, It is time for us to examine the things that we really want out of life.  You must make that decision.
  Is it happiness, success, love, and peace?  If so take the necessary steps to uproot and over throw everything and everybody that is preventing you from getting to happy. It is mandatory. It isn't a choice.
  If you want sadness, pain, tragedy, then keep doors open to people that don't want you to succeed, drain you, and kill your dreams.
  The choice is yours. What do you want out of life?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Getting Back to Me 2015

  Hey Family,
I pray that you are all enjoying 2015 so far.  I know many of you have been wondering, Where I've been hiding?  Well, There's something that we all deal with called life.  
 Somethings that happened in 2014 threw me of course, however I am determined to get back on course. For starters I am looking for a better job and trying to make sure that my finances are where they need to be for this move to DC.  I've been working on this move for almost 3 years and it seems that I keep having set back after set back, However 2015 I am definitely moving with or without the support of some people.  I feel as if I'm behind, but no use in looking in the past.
  It is time to move forward. I do believe that within the next few months things with the move will work out.  I have also been suffering from burn out and trying to deal with family issues. If it isn't one thing it's another, however I am finding myself back to me and back to my peace. 
  I refuse not to be at peace.  I do believe that things will be well. 
  Well I'm off to complete my dreams and goals.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Celebrate You

Celebrate you.
Forget What People Want You To Be.
Celebrate Your Being.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Crying Isn't A Sign of Weakness


 I have many pet peeves. One of my biggest pet peeves is when you're giving someone information and they ask you a question that you just answered.  THAT IS FREAKING ANNOYING!!!!! I work in customer service and it irks me when you are giving an explanation and you have to repeat yourself several times.
  It makes me wonder i "Why am I wasting my time when you aren't listening."  It's enough that unfortunately when it comes down to my sexuality and gender identity as a transfeminine/transgender person that people hear only hear what they want. 
  When will people shut the hell up and listen?! Did you know that listening is fundamental?  When you don't listen you make yourself look like a donkey's ass.  Take the time out to listen. It will enrich your life.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I'm BACK!!!!

     Hey Family, 
  I'm back!!!! I've had a busy weekend and I needed some time away. I did win my category for BQ Up in Pumps!!!! I'm very excited.  Despite many things that have happened over the weekend and some arguments that ensued, however things are going better than expected.  
  I'm refreshed, happy, however I did end up leaving the Ballroom scene over the weekend.  I proved my point that I am a winner not only for Grand Prizes but for of the year in some areas.  I've had a good run for the year lol. 
  Now my focuses are on building my brand as Yannick Taylor, Yannick's Youtube, This Blog, and Ministry.  I'm also working moving to the DMV. Things are slowly but surely coming together.  Just keep me in prayer.  More exciting posts are coming soon,

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Yes I'm a Homosexual

  It's Sunday and Time to relax and rest. However, I have something to get off my chest.  Yes, I am a homosexual. I am Gay, Black and Proud. My sexual identity is just a part of who I am.  It doesn't dictate my talent, worth, or where my soul will lie after I die.
  I have a strong, solid relationship with God and I know that I will NOT be going to hell for me walking in my truth.
There I've said it. I am homosexual.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Don't Count My Pockets!!!!

  One thing that I hate for people do think, is that they are entitled to the money that I make. Especially Family. That is a very, very large pet peeve with me. When someone counts your pockets,
 that means that they look at your wardrobe, your car that you drive, and what you do during the weekend and the weekend and attempt to determine how much money you make and possess.
  This has proven true with one of my relatives...the Dear Uncle.
  Recently, I received my portion of a settlement and I made the stupid mistake of saying something to Dear Uncle about the settlement.  This man had the audacity to ask me for 99 percent of the settlement...I looked at him like he had lost his everlasting life. If looks could kill, trust he'd been dead, brought back to life, and killed again.
  It's annoying whenever pay day arrives or I have to pay bills or I go shopping, that Dear Uncle always asks for money or always makes requests for what I've worked hard for.  Since, I am currently living with him, I do help out with groceries and help out with the bills of the utilities that I use. I do my best by him and I do as much as I can without breaking myself.
  Over the weekend, my baby love gave me a pair of shoes and Dear Uncle asks "I see that you got a new pair of shoes, but you claim you are limited on money." When Dear Uncle cracked them old, crusty lips of his that need a woman or man or which ever he prefers, I said to myself "Bitch, Please Stop Counting My Pockets."
  I quickly quipped back, "these were a gift." I automatically tuned him out. During this 7 Days of Refreshing and Me time, I've really been holding my tongue and ignoring a lot of peoples antics. Why? I don't have time for childish, attention seeking, adults who don't know how to stay the hell out of their feelings.
  It's a New Day and a New Yannick (Musique).  I guess It's time to piss some people of. However,
whatever you do, please don't count my pockets. My money is not your money. You did not work eight plus hours to get that check, nor did you go through hell to rehearse with people who are difficult, and nor did you have the idea to write anything in any of my blog posts or vlogs.
DON'T $&%*^(% Count My Pockets!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

7 Days of Solitude: A Fresh Journey

  As I write this blog to you, I've found myself horribly distracted here lately.  The distractions include life, family, work, and my own crazy mind.  With so much going on sometimes it is hard to focus and it is hard to get peace of mind.
  Here lately I have been struggling with topics to write in this blog. I've struggled for new things to talk about on youtube.  Is it possible that there is too much going on around me? I've gotten to the place to where I've declined invites to go out to write music and I've began ignoring phone calls to focus on me.
   I think it is time again for me to steal away and refresh myself for a while.  Every now and then we need a refreshing in life. I am a firm believer in taking some time away.
  For the next 7 days, I will be taking some time for me, however, you all will be taking that journey with me. I will still be blogging and posting.  WARNING: This may also invoke a change of routine for me and you as well.
Live, Love, and Be Free,

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Maybe I'm Crazy

Maybe I'm Crazy.  I'm not sure what you would call it. For the last 24 hours my mind has been all over the place and I've literally wanted to fall off the face of the Earth and just not be bothered.
  I'm severely irritated with somethings at work and my head is just swimming with ideas and dreams that I want now. 
   I'm trying not to blow a gasket, while certain family members are ripping my nerves apart with their stupidity, but God knows all I can do is pray and seek refuge in Him.  I haven't been feeling like myself here lately for some reason.  It feels like I'm just here taking up space.  
  I'm feeling unfulfilled. Maybe I'm crazy or maybe I'm just bored with certain aspects in life.  I really need a change before I go snap, crackle, pop!!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I Stopped

I stopped worrying about other people.
I stopped living my life to please their opinions.
I stopped limiting myself.
I stopped dying and started living.
I stopped dreaming and started being.
I stopped the norm,
and became the abnormal.
I stopped being their puppet,
and I started
being me.
I stopped the bondage,
and I've found my Freedom.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday Thoughts: Life, Love, and Music (Check Out the Videos)

  Music is my life, my passion, and my love.  I've been singing since I was a child.  I started taking piano lessons at the age of 5 and even majored in music and obtained a Bachelor's degree in music in 2009. 
  Many people ask me why I chose music. Well, Music is a universal language that reaches everyone.  It touches the very soul. It brings people together. I'm like Patti Labelle, Music Is My Way of Life.  Music is the way I am.
  That's why I'm so adamant about furthering my music career and furthering my passion. I have great plans for myself. I would like to do workshops as well as act as well.  Hell, I want to finally live my dream.  If I don't do it, who else will.   Below are some samples of some covers that I've done. Let me know what you think.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Strength in Saying "No"

  Recently I had a situation in which someone called me "weak" just for saying no to a proposition that could land me in a lot of trouble spiritually and could really mess up my life. That often happens in life whenever someone offers us a deal that sounds too good to be true or when we are in relationship and someone wants to sample our tasteful nectar saying no will make them mad and cause us to seem like a punk, wuss, or weak. However,  I've often found that saying "no" is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of us being stronger than what we thought.
  Saying "no," will also allow you to see who your real friends are.  Whenever a person asks you for a favor and you really can't help them and you say "no," their reaction and actions will say a lot.  If they say "I understand man. You're always there for me," they are very understanding. If afterwards they still hang around you and end up giving back to you for what you've done for them, then they are for real. However, If they say "Why can't you help me? You're full of it," then it's time for you to run away from them and leave them be.  By you saying "no,"  you have just eliminated your parasites.
  Again saying "no" means that you are stronger than what you appear to be.  Even when it comes to people attempting to tempt you to do dangerous stuff "no" expresses your integrity.  Remember your "no" shows strength.

Monday, September 1, 2014

My Labor Day Weekend

   Hey Family. I pray that all is well with you all. Things are well. My labor day weekend was great. I spent it with family and the Bae. We went to Atlanta for some festivities and came back to sleep all day and eat up all we could at Grandma Musique's house.
  I pray that your weekend was safe. I will be back to regular blogging tomorrow. Love ya,