Juicy braids and glossed lips take me back to the 90s. Back then, I daily recorded Video Soul on BET and deemed “Poison” by BVD my anthem. It was a time when Urban films and music were on the rise. My long summer days were filled with sneaking to watch School Daze and Boyz in the Hood at friends’ houses. I was an impressionable youth, who fully understood the unstated rule when playing “that’s me” with your friends as you watched the VHS movies on the box TV, that you must pick the person who looked most like yourself. Never the lead female star in the movie, my best match was always the cool, good friend, street smart, around the way chick with a little attitude plus the banging body. She might have only been the co-star in the credits, but she was my inspiration. So shout out to Sharane, Shanice, Keisha, and Rachel. You didn’t need a lot of lines to impress me… I loved “our” look.