I was 9 years old when CrazySexyCool hit stores in 1995. For a little girl with aspirations of being a singer, TLC had a major influence on me. I’d watch MTV while singing their songs at the top of my lungs. One day during a sleepover with my closest friends, we dressed in baggy jeans and mid-drift revealing tops and sang and danced to “Creep.” I can’t believe that was almost 20 years ago.
CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story not only made me a bit nostalgic for the 90’s, when fashion was colorful; Left Eye were condoms on her eye; and wearing baggy jeans were sexy. But the movie also inspired me. The movie portrayed a story of how three young ladies blossomed into beautiful and strong women, who overcame numerous struggles. From Chilli’s relationship struggles, to Left Eye coping with her father’s death, to T-Boz’s determination to win her battle with Sickle Cell Anemia, I found something tender about each of the members that I could identify with.
The movie also reminded me the importance of positive thinking and speaking. I loved each time the girls would recite “MTB. It’s Meant To Be!” or when T-Boz would say, “I am going to beat this thing. I’m not giving up.” She did not let doctors tell her not to have her baby when she became pregnant. Due to her faith and unwavering strength, this woman has beat the odds. She is 43 years and has a child, two things that doctors said would never happen.
The Story reminds me that with a little faith and hard-work, ANYTHING is possible. Sky is the limit.