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The Ferguson Brand

Now, this is my favorite part: sharing the early stages of my proud and growing journey as an Actor. Hopefully the words below do just that. Enjoy!

My journey began in January 2013, moments after my Grandfather asked me if I was interested in being part of an Easter production at our church. With fear pulsing throughout my introverted body, I agreed to do it and then spent the entire night questioning myself as to why I said yes. I’ve never showcased myself in front of a crowd like this before, and I didn’t want to start now (a.k.a. that moment in time). I remember going to my first rehearsal with him (scared out of my mind of course), but truth be told, it wasn't as horrifying as I thought it would be. Having such a supportive group of people around me probably eased the nerves a bit. A few rehearsals in, I started to realize how fun the process really was, and I came to the realization that I'd actually been enjoying it very much. I enjoyed presenting the story with the assured belief that as long as someone embraces its message, then it's a success. We all did our job. I mean, isn't that what performing is all about?


Fast forward all the way to May 2019 (because I can only fit so much on one page), I’m sitting in my dorm room at Hofstra University. I was a music major at the time, despite making the initial choice to leave my home in Prince George's County, MD to pursue acting. I was sitting and thinking about what it is that I actually want to do with my life, and what I’m most passionate about. I spent my first year of college shying away from acting because of everyone else’s successes. I felt as though I couldn’t fit in with my peers simply because of my lack of experience. So, I was sitting in my room and in that moment, a thought really hit me…why worry about what they did or will do…since my life is about what I’m going to do? It's about the successes I will have. Less than a minute later (I kid you not), I reached over to my desk and filled out a change of study form, declaring myself an Actor again.


Now fast forward (last time, I promise) to the present day, and that decision I made in 2019 is still the greatest decision I've ever made. I stand here today as confident as ever, as passionate as ever, and definitely as ready as ever to go out into the world and show everyone what The Ferguson Brand is all about. And to remind myself what my true purpose is: to inform and to inspire. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did writing it.

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