I was gonna write how I wish I could lose my memory so I could experience meeting @jlo again but I know everyone just wants to see Jennifer meeting my mom’s Dominican Farrah Fawcett blowout, so swipe left for their picture or whatever #ItsMyPartyTour
I don’t have anything witty to say. I just feel my good fortune and I feel good about life☀️🥰
The universe really aligned so that I could exist at the same time as @michelleobama 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Oprah, you’re doing amazing sweetie 🤳🏽🤳🏽🤳🏽
I went to my first #AppleEvent yesterday to capture the content the internet didn’t even know it needed until it appeared on their screens!! There’s photo proof of me following OW, Tim Apple, and Steven Spielberg around Apple Park that I’ll send to my grandma so she can print, frame, and place next to her picture of White Jesus. You can view it there. (She lives in Ecuador.)
I want to have the confidence of this lady in the new year. My good sis saw me having a whole photo shoot in my mismatched prints and STILL proceeded to walk by in her Project Runway (Season 1) caftan. 2019 will be all about having unwarranted faith in yourself.
Instagram vs. Reality. Yall, the trainer told us that the cheetah will warn you before attacking. So, I rubbed her head with my delicate, moisturized fingers (as instructed), when out of nowhere homegirl lets out this growl like @Beyoncé in “Don’t Hurt Yourself” telling her husband, “Who👏🏽df👏🏽do👏🏽you👏🏽think👏🏽I 👏🏽am?” NOPE. No cheetah is going to speed up my death certificate—not when I haven’t danced to Bey and the twin’s father at the Global Citizen Festival in South Africa or seen future Oscar winner Bey star in the new Lion King or heard Blue Ivy’s debut rap album. So I jumped quicker than she could say Hakunah motherfucking matata and made it out alive 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Gayle: Michelle, Joseph bought a new suit for you. Me: HEAD TO TOE NEW. Suit, shoes, shirt. Everything is new. Michelle: Then I’ve got to give Joseph a hug! Y’all, she opened her toned, vegetable-filled, regal arms towards me and I ran into them like my name was Joseph Usain Bolt Zambrano. As I connected my pork fried rice-made arms behind her, I thought: Who amongst us will say my eulogy for I am deceased? But then I suddenly felt renewed, re-baptized, and ready to take on the world. Everything I had worked for led me to this incredible moment and the work I will continue doing will lead me to another powerhouse moment where I can instill hope on another lil brown girl or boy—just like Mrs. Obama did with me. Thank you, my forever FLOTUS. Also, swipe left for the subtle pin I wore that made Oprah LOL!
Last night, Gayle was inducted into the Broadcast Hall of Fame for her 40 years of contribution to television. I’ve never experienced someone so dedicated to her craft like GK. She reads every book (even if the author should’ve never gotten a publishing deal about recycling in the first place), listens to every album (and has me translating Andrea Bocelli’s Italian lyrics so she can “sing” it to him), and attends every Broadway showing (even if it’s a 90-minute one man show starring a Caucasian man) to prep for @cbsthismorning or @oprahmagazine—all with three hours of sleep, a smile on her face, and the strength of a thousand suns. And she cares so deeply about your life. You’re married? She knows your wedding song. Have kids? She’ll ask you about all 7 of them. Need advice? She’ll give it to you. And boy do people turn to her for it. Why? Because whenever you need advice, your heart tells you the passionate thing to do, your mind tells you the smart thing to do, but Gayle Lenethia King somehow intertwines both and shows you the right thing to do. Now that sounds like a Hall of Famer to me 🏆🏆🏆
I only smile this hard when I remember my kids will #tbt the hell out of this picture in 3008 (and when we launch a website, pls visit us at OprahMag.com)
After seeing Harry modeling in the October issue of @oprahmagazine, Gigi Hadid announced her retirement.
I updated my LinkedIn today
This is what we call character development and maturity (and a 40% discount at @topman)
I interviewed the funniest person on the planet, sorry I don’t make the rules 🤷🏽♂️ #TiffanyHaddish
Yesterday I spent all day harvesting my energy for my sis #Beyoncé. Then someone did brujeria on me because we were suddenly evacuated from our seats because of alleged “lightning.” But my God is a woman and more powerful and she cleared the Dementors from the sky and #OTRII went on as regularly programmed. So my energy just went off like Fourth of July fireworks. My Queen could feel it so much that we had this moment where she walked by, stared right into my eyes, took a left into my soul, and pitched a mansion there. Those few seconds cured my lower back pain, cleared my skin, and whitened my teeth. I was a victim of Beyoncé’s synchronized passion. God bless.
My vacation as a kid vs. Blue Ivy’s vacation
Summer gayness activated 🌈🌈🌈
Haters: If #Beyoncé jumps off a cliff, would you? Me, an intellectual:
NOTIFYING INTERNATIONAL WATERS THAT #BEYONCE (FEAT. JAY-Z) RELEASED A SURPRISE ALBUM #EVERYTHINGISLOVE
In 10th grade, my English teacher had my class enter a contest this lady on TV was having. All we had to do was write an essay on why Elie Wiesel's book “Night” was relevant at the time. I remember Ms. Conn wheeling in a television set so we could see why we were being assigned extra unnecessary homework. And there she was: an unapologetic woman of color standing firmly in her truth. The lady on TV? Oprah Winfrey. I started watching The Oprah Winfrey Show religiously after and respecting the woman who came into my parent’s living room day after day. Six years and one internship later, I got the job of a lifetime at her magazine—and my life hasn't been the same since. My heart is full every day. My soul has expanded. My world is overflowing with purpose. And it all started in a small classroom in Queens. On Thursday, the @nmaahc opened #WatchingOprah, an exhibit that showcases the impact she’s had on American culture. I had the privilege of not only going to capture it for social and an upcoming story in O, but to also witness the O of O being celebrated while she’s still alive and thriving. I hope she walked out of that exhibit knowing that her words and show weren’t building castles or monuments across America, they were building a highway of happiness that passed through so many of our homes. I might’ve lost the contest but my God I feel like a winner.
“Is Harry working on his brand too?” - Gayle’s response to this picture of my liddle, widdle baby