So back in the day, I was OBSESSED with Zora. Actually, I didn’t like her in the 90′s as a child. I knew about her, but she was juuuust a little beyond what my little baby head could wrap around then.
I liked the Snice Girls. I wanted to be Baby Snice. Cute and sweet and dressed in pink. But because of my hair, I had to be Scary Snice in my middle school friend group of pale, straight haired little girls that collectively thought that you had to play the person that you resembled the most. My mom is black, so Boom! I had to be the only black girl in the group. I was pissed. She was my least favorite. I hated animal print!
Even though it was embarrassing to still like them past a certain age, and they ended up breaking up after their second album, I still kept their spirit alive with the big platform sneakers that they were known to wear. BUT I wore them “ironically”( Biiiitch I was niceing up my life all damn daaaay!).
Anyway, Zora. Who is Zora? Well you might remember her quirking around in her music videos in the 90′s. She was queen of strange visuals and innovative music…I still worship her to this day. The bantu knots hair culture appropriation thing aside, she was my idol! I wanted to be just like her. But, alas I have no musical talent. So I just used to go on her website on the forums and chat rooms and muck around looking at photos and remixes. Making friends and enemies with fellow Zora heads.
I started talking to more and more people on the official chat room because rumor was that she would actually come into the chat room from time to time. So I poured my free time into being in there! I got to know so many cool people with great music tastes, much better than mine at the time. Most of them were in their 20′s or 30′s so I said I was 20 something too…I mean in those days most kids did that sort of thing, right? And I felt at like, 16 and 17 I was BASICALLY in my 20′s…RIGHT?
It’s here that I met Bret! The coolest guy I’d met up to that point in my life. Hmm, maybe I’ll end this one here and pick up here in the next one.