Questlove had a Wikipedia link to tell his story. I on the other hand am not famous, nor do I wish to be but I do want to tell my story or more importantly my grandmother's.
I was born in 1976 to two unmarried parents. My father at the time of my birth had two children all ready and another child due in March. My mother had no other children.
I was raised by my maternal grandmother until the age of 8 in a small rural town in Louisiana.
I mention my grandmother often because her strong often brutal personality is instilled in me. Her moral compass is my moral compass. (I tried many times to stray away from her strict upbringing but each time has ended in unexpected consequences)
My grandmother was born September 1, 1921 to my great grand parents. She was the youngest of two children. Her nickname to most people in our family was "Little Sister."
Her older brother (by four years) Nathaniel, died at 19 of food poisoning in a rooming house