Read. National Library Week. Jody Watley Salutes Libraries And Their Role In Communities.

National Library Week is April 3-9! I encourage everyone to connect with your local library. Check out a book or take a library virtual class and more – Spread the word!

Do you remember getting your first library card? I’m currently re-reading “The Alchemist” and highly recommend it.

Jody Watley Classic Images Of The Day. Harper’s Bazaar 1989

JODY WATLEY. Photography Matthew Rolston

Jody Watley, Harper’s Bazaar 10 Most Beautiful Issue (Women from 21 to 48 Talk About Their Looks and Lives), September 1989

I was in great company as the ‘The Top 10’ list also featured Academy Award winning actress Jodie Foster on the cover, other inclusions were Faye Dunaway, Whitney Houston, Susan Sarandon, Kelly LeBrock, Julia Roberts, Melanie Griffith, and Anjelica Houston.

Clothing – Rifat Ozbek

Photography Matthew Rolston

For me – though having a strong visual presentation and identity as an artist is important – your looks never define who you are as a person nor have anything to do with substance, character, talent, tenacity and perseverance. One must have something going on beyond what’s on the outside. Over the decades I’ve found in some ways with women physical appearance when others consider you ‘beautiful’ can work against you too, you almost have to work double to be taken seriously not to mention those that may resent what they see and some to their own personal biases, misperceptions and so on – it’s a double edged sword. That said, looking back it’s special to have broken through some of the barriers that often exist for black women and artists in the lexicon of beauty and fashion opening the door a bit wider for others that have followed. This was my second of 3 features in Harper’s Bazaar.

No matter what – don’t forget to be awesome not matter what you look like!

Wattage!

Jody Watley Appreciation Day Is Coming On Social Media

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Social media is celebrating iconic singer Jody Watley with #JodyWatleyAppreciation Day on February 28, 2022!

For fans in the States and across the globe, Watley set the standard as a trendsetting pioneer in music, video, fashion, and style. She is one of the architects of 21st-century pop, and one of music’s most versatile song stylists.

Telling her story in her own words whether, in interviews, social media, or her sold-out concerts, the iconic singer always remains true to herself. The appreciation day offers an opportunity for fans to share their favorite Jody Watley songs and videos from her incredible body of work like I’m Looking for a New Love, Still A Thrill, Don’t You Want Me, Some Kind of Lover, Real Love, and more!

As a solo artist, the ageless pop and R&B singer has 6 Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten Singles, 13 Number 1 Dance Singles, 2 R&B Number 1’s, 15 Top 40 Singles, Gold and platinum albums, 2007 Billboard Dance Lifetime Achievement, 2017 recipient of the Black Music Honors Crossover Music Icon Award and nominations from the American Music Awards, MTV Awards, NAACP Awards, and Soul Train Awards.

The cultural music iconic singer in Pop/Soul/R&B continues to amass chart-toppers!

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Courageous Woman Magazine – BAAE Awards | In Honor Of Black History Month. Jody Watley to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Very honored to be chosen to be recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award from Courageous Woman Magazine from their BAAE Awards (Black Authors, Artists, Entrepreneurs) this evening.

You can watch the virtual event 5 PM PST by registering at their website. https://courageouswomanmag.com/awards https://courageouswomanmag.com/awards

I was their cover girl in 2021.

Jody Watley – Cover Girl. Courageous Woman 2021.

Jody Watley Stands Tall -Black History Month At National Museum Of African American Music In Nashville

Named the first Membership Ambassador for 2021, Jody Watley digital billboard still stands tall at The National Museum Of African American Music In Nashville. If you’re in the city check out the museum, lots of history spanning hundreds of years in a variety of genres something for each generation of music lovers.

Fan Photo 2.7.22 – Jody Watley Digital Billboard. The National Museum Of African American Music.
Jody Watley. ody Watley Digital Billboard. The National Museum Of African American Music 2021 Ambassador

Jody Watley Classic Image Of The Day. Echoes Magazine UK Cover Story – Young At Heart 1992.

Jody Watley

Promoting ‘Affairs Of The Heart’ album.

Echoes Magazine, 1992

Photography Jonny Rozsa

Makeup: Paul Starr

Jody Watley. Larger Than Life at The National Museum of African American Music.

I got to see the massive Jody Watley digital billboards at both entrances at The National Museum of African American Music this weekend! Such an honor to be their first Ambassador. The museum is spectacular and an experience that will take numerous visits to take it all in.

Jody Watley in music city in front of National Museum of African American Music. 5th and Broadway.
Second entrance! Wattage!
Inside the museum – Ambassador Jody Watley.

For more info information visit: https://nmaam.org

Jody Watley Set The Trend For Modern Day Black Women Artists To Not Be Boxed In. The Tamron Hall Show Interview.

Discover Why Music Icon Jody Watley Feels Reading Becoming Michelle Obama Can Help Us Heal During Stressful COVID-19 and BLM Times

Jody Watley Book Pick Becoming Michelle Obama 2020

This is my book pick of the month “Becoming : Michelle Obama.” It’s very relatable to though never being a First Lady. The journey of life from childhood and family, overcoming obstacles, doubts, changing course and our continued evolution along the way resonates very much.

I’m nearly done and will be giving other picks on the heels of July’s pick “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz which I’ve read previously and always a good one to revisit.

 

 

Read the full feature on Black News Scoop: Here

Book of The Month. The Four Agreements.

I have the full edition and pocket sized of “The Four Agreements.”
In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. – A New York Times bestseller for over a decade.

I’m going to recommend a few books over the coming months to add to your reading list. Starting it off is “The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s a life changing book on perspective. Initially given to me as a gift, after reading it and being so enlightened and inspired – I’ve given it as a gift many times and always recommend it.

Mental Wellness Wattage!