My name is Calvin Fields and I live “Everyday A Warrior” since I was 5 years old. I grew up in a very small town in Virginia. My hometown is Emporia and it is on Interstate 95, one hour south of Richmond, VA and 10 miles from the North Carolina state line. I was the oldest of three and we lived in the country. There were not many children around and the houses were spread out far and few between.
In school I was a very small child. I mean I was picked on early for being so small and it continued on thru high school years. I had to be strong and face my demons everyday if I wanted to survive and get out alive. I lived for the summers because we would go north to my grandparents in New Jersey. Lots of children and I just fit in with them. No teasing or bullying happened for the summer months and I felt free. After high school, I went to Pennsylvania for College and that is where I came into my own. I found my person, the wild child I had been looking for in my youth. I learned to be me and be happy with who I was. It was hard but I had SUPPORT from some AMAZING FRIENDS.
I moved to Santa Fe, NM in 1997 and my “Everyday Warrior” really took flight. I said to myself, “You have started a new chapter and you need to be all you can be.” I embraced my inner femininity and “Brandi” became a force to reckon with. All the people who had issues with me in the past all of a sudden took notice of me and what I was doing because I was making a difference and I was being TRUE to myself. I like to believe that I have been a guiding light for others who have or are struggling with living their TRUTH. You have to EMPOWER yourself and BELIEVE that you are the WORTHY of the LOVE people give you.
I am in a great space and thank God everyday for allowing me to LIVE my life freely. EMBRACE your “Everyday A Warrior” and trust me you will be Thankful.