The Inimitable Phylis Hyman! Such a beautiful spirit – a realist who was so attuned to her own truth. She was so beautiful, wasn’t she? Beauty radiated up from her soul. She was the epitome of inside and outside beauty. She was a woman’s woman – so articulate in expressing our true heart. She sang about our desires to simply be loved and respected. She spoke out our desires – to have and hold onto good love. She told us stories about having love and not recognizing it, and falling for and experiencing the heartbreak of untrue love.
As I listened to Phyllis speak in these clips, I was struck by the depth of her wisdom. This wonderful realness was what I know her fans loved about her. Her vulnerability connected us to her. In listening to her speak now, her truthfulness draws me.
During Phyllis Hyman’s heyday, I didn’t relate to her music, because it was so real, too real for the little girl that I was. I wasn’t yet able (or willing) to delve that deep into my feminine soul. I was merely a girl-child, skipping stones on the surface of my soul! But as I listen now I can relate to this beautiful black woman who lived life on her terms, with love, honesty and integrity. We all should aspire to be our real selves like Phyllis Hyman did. Listen as she talks about life.
Emotional Highs and Lows
A Love Interest
Living On the Road
Supporting Black Owned Business
- Black Male and Female Relational Fragmentation – Dr. Na’im Akbar (nachalooman.wordpress.com)
- The Black Miracle – Dr. Na’im Akbar (nachalooman.wordpress.com)