It’s Raining Today….Literally. So…here’s a few of my fav quotes….Enjoy!

“There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.” – Audrey Hepburn

“Don’t threaten me with love, baby. Let’s just go walking in the rain.” – Billie Holiday

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

She’s Talking Now…

I have so many stories, so many questions, so many observations, so may opinions, so many concerns, so much to say….today’s the day. I guess I’ll start with an introduction- my first name is Zainab (pronounced Zay-nab)  my last name is Johnson. I know they don’t match but they were given to me at birth. I’m one of the 13. Yes, I have 12 siblings and if you’ve ever seen my standup you know ‘all from the same mother and father’. I was raised in Harlem, some think it’s it’s own city but it’s just one of many neighborhoods in Manhattan. Anywho, growing up in a city known for being crowded you can imagine the lack of space when living with 14 other people. There were 5 bedrooms- my parents occupied the largest bedroom which up until a few years ago always had a crib in it, 2 boys’ rooms, and 2 girls’ rooms. At one point some of us moved our bunk beds into the hallway or the dining room for privacy…ironically. We laughed, cried, fought, took sides, broke things, read diaries, borrowed clothes, etc. My family is the closest thing to me, I love them regardless in every moment and even in this moment am not surprised that they’re the first thing I choose to mention. They’re my first, my last, my everything so look forward to reading a lot about them, about me, about my life.