Empire star Grace Gealey, whom we all know as Anika Calhoun or Boo Boo Kitty with fly short cut that’s reminiscent to the ’90s Halle Berry, has bid farewell to her ESSENCE blog in a positive, eye-opening post. The Caymanian actress reflects on her past that could’ve, but thankfully, didn’t turn fatal and gives us three points that will help us celebrate and love ourselves, as well as others.
Here’s an excerpt:
“With this entry, I wanted to go a little deeper and share something a bit more personal about what ‘goodbye’ has almost meant to me. It’s still quite weird for me to say, but I’ve almost lost my life a number of times. Maybe we all have had a near-death experience… hopefully not, but I certainly have had more than I would have liked to have encountered. Quite possibly while watching Empire you might have noticed, under certain lighting, a very prominent scar through my left eyebrow. That was probably the most recent event, a few years ago, when I was hit dead-on by a Yukon truck (split my forehead to the skull; 15 stitches). My body went into trauma, the bruises were practically black all over my body and the healing process took a few weeks. I couldn’t work, I couldn’t audition; I could barely leave the house. I was living in New York at the time so I didn’t know what to do with myself because I was always on my starving-artist-hustle-grind.”