Quote by T'Keyah Crystal Keymah
I don't remember ever deciding to become a performer. I just always was. I began performing by mimicking the performers on the new television that first took the attention away from me as the baby of the household. I continued performing to put a smile on my grandmother's face and always considered her when accepting or declining roles.
In this quote, the speaker reflects on their innate inclination towards performing. They express that they never consciously made a decision to become a performer but rather were naturally drawn to it. They initially started imitating performers on television, whose presence took attention away from them as the youngest member of the family. As time passed, they realized that performing brought joy to their grandmother's face and came to consider her feelings when choosing which roles to take on. The quote highlights the speaker's deep-rooted passion for performing and the emotional connection they have with their grandmother, who serves as a source of inspiration and motivation.
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