I was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 27, 1994. My parents took me back to a little brick house on 7 mile, but the minute I could walk that entire mile became my home. I cried when I packed up my used Ford Escape (that I definitely shouldn't have financed) twenty years later because those payments were absurd… and because I’d miss Detroit summers more than any California day.
I drove 2,500 miles to Los Angeles with simple dreams: going to community college and dating somebody's dusty ass son.
I didn't do a lot of dating in college because I had a girlfriend and we were engaged. We met at 15 and my life was forever changed. When we broke up nobody could convince me it was over, but it was, and escaping that pain led me to California.
In LA, I dated someone who caused me a lot of heartache. My first real boyfriend. He taught me a lot of important things. In meeting this man, I realized my own potential, because he was so unabashedly certain of his. Two kids from Detroit, convinced they could write for television. I was always insecure. He wasn’t. I needed that kind of energy around me, even though it had the potential to explode- and did. We wrote together, read books together, and despite the toxic shit, it created a place in me that knew writing was possible.
A few years later, he was gone, and I was writing for influencers & youtubers like clockwork. It took a while before I realized they were taking credit for the lines that I wrote. I watched people get staffed in writer's rooms or put on shows off of scripts that they didn't even pay me to write for them. This story is a very personal one and I’ve never told it, but today is that day for me. I realized then that I could either take my phone out & make something shake like they were doing or never make my dream of writing professionally a reality.
So at 24, I put my phone on the dash of that financed used Ford Escape, and made something shake!!! It's a long game I'm playing, but I do believe that one day as long as I keep learning, growing, and experiencing things funny enough to write a script about- that I will be in a writers room one day. Let’s go 27. @isaiahsvisionphotography 🤍