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When TLC was between albums, I had no way to release my creativity. One night, feeling put-out by my boyfriend and wondering about how much women had to go through to make a relationship work, I sat down and started writing poems. "Unpretty" was the first. Up until then, I hadn't realized how badly I needed to release what I was feeling inside. They were my thoughts from the heart, and my art.
The poems cover a whole range of topics: Love, relationships, heartbreak, body image, family, society, abortion, and many other things. They each mean alot to me, and I hope they inspire you, give you a different perspective on what's going on around you, or just help you relax. You'll find a little bit of me in these words, and maybe you'll find a little bit of yourself or someone you know.
I reached out to my friends, including my fans, while I was putting Thoughts. together and they realty inspired me and helped me figure out which stories to tell. Stories about the important people in my life, like my mom who's always been there for me, my family, my TLC partners Lisa and Rozonda, and those who have all helped me along the way. I've had to deal with some tough stuff, like my relationship with my dad, who left when I was three, my never-ending battle with sickle cell, the bad high school years, my self-image problems, and my fight to survive in this crazy music business.
Sharing these stories and poems has helped me face big issues in my life. Maybe they'll help you, too. Or maybe they'll give you a better understanding of who I am as a person. I can only express myself so much through my songs. On my own, though, I can let you into my heart and mind.
Thank you for allowing me to share my Thoughts with you.Love, Tionne
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Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins is the Lead singer of the best-selling female group of all time, TLC. With more than 20 million albums sold worldwide, TLC has won numerous awards, including two Grammys, two American Music Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, three MTV Music Video Awards, and the Lady of Soul Entertainer of the Year Award.
In addition to her talents as a singer and choreographer, Tionne is a song-writer, producer, and actress, having appeared in Bell and House Party3. As CEO of her own entertainment compa-nies, SHEE Entertainment and Grung Girl Music, Tionne is developing a children's cartoon, "It's a Fly World," with the Jim Henson Company, and a feature film, Jellybeans, with partner Dallas Austin as a producer, writer, and creator. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Tionne now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.Review:
"I am so excited Tionne has taken the time to touch her fans and the youth in this way. It is an incredible opportunity to feel the wealth of her God-given talent. May she continue to blossom as an artist, a writer, and a human being." -- Bill Bellamy, Actor and Comedian
"Like Zora Neale Hurston in the Harlem Renaissance, Tionne is brilliant, beautiful, and ahead of her time. When you read Tionne's book, you feel her strong female presence immediately. The greatest thing about this book is that it is empowering to girls--each piece is a call to get up, stand up, and speak your mind. Tionne's writing will be just another part of her legacy as one of the coolest women of her time. And just like her music, Tionne's writing rocks." -- Tracey Trench, Producer
"Poetry is still one of the purest and most intimate forms of creative expression. It is like a window to the soul. With poems like 'Unpretty,' Tionne has in fact opened the window to her soul for all the world to see." -- Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Artist, Songwriter, Producer
"T-Boz is a truly gifted artist who has inspired millions of people all over the world. She is a star that shines as brightly as a beautiful summer day, and she is also a friend who brings warmth to the harsh winters of life. Tionne has the wisdom of an elderly scholar and a heart as pure as a newborn child. Thoughts gives one a special bird's-eye view into the mind, heart, and soul of an extraordinary person." -- Antonio Reid, CEO, LaFace Records
"Tionne Watkins is a visionary. Over the years I have watched her become one of the most popular icons in music history. In working with her in film and video, I feel she is one of the best performers I've ever seen. Her written work is inspiring, and should be read by all those looking for the positive in life." -- Harold "Hype" Williams, Director
"Tionne has been truly blessed. Her unique talent and her ability to succeed and to overcome both personal and professional adversity are unparalleled. God truly blessed her . . . and left that face as evidence of his kiss." -- Eddie Murphy, Actor, Comedian, Producer
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