“Weeping may endure for a night but JOY comes in the morning!” Psalm 30: 5
Arlene R Major is originally from Albuquerque, NM the Land of Enchantment. She is the oldest of three children; she has one brother and one sister. Arlene’s Dad passed in 2010 and her mother is living somewhere in the United States; they have not been able to speak in over 5 years. She is a happily married mom with four children and soon to be first time Grand momma. Arlene started writing in high school but always kept it to herself because she never really thought anyone would take it seriously. She dabbled in poetry as well as magazine articles. In 2014 after much encouragement from her aunt and her cousin; she started her first blog site called ‘Joy Does Come in the Morning.’ She has been writing ever since. Arlene penned the name ‘Lady Blue’ after her first ‘open mic’ session and a piece she wrote called, ‘Forgiveness.’
Arlene started doing radio in 2015 and she has been with wmskonlineradio.com since 2015. Things seemed to have blossomed since then with events, meeting and speaking with celebrities and artists and mostly inviting the community to see that there is still some good in the world. She also writes for World Prayer, a Christian website and Urban Image. She has penned articles for ‘Compulsive magazine’ and for the upcoming ‘State vs. Us, magazine’ due out in 2018. Writing her personal story has allowed her to not only reflect, but too share what her life was like, in the hopes that it would help someone else.
We are Spotlighting Arlene for her, 50 Shades of Blue which came about
when she turned 50 and was reflecting on her life and how she could give back
at this stage in her life. “Being that I have survived domestic violence, it
only seemed fitting to have an event that would give survivors and victims’
alike a place to gather, share and uplift each other.” Domestic Violence, now
called Intimate Partner Violence or IPV, is a stigma in our society. It is something
that when it happens, the situation is swept under the rug and ignored until
someone dies as a result of the violence. It is not an easy subject to talk
about or to live through or live with. She wanted to use her voice to let
others know that together if we combine our efforts, we can raise enough
awareness that we are not ignored. Arlene spoke with us and said, “Our current
administration wants to treat this violent act as a preexisting condition or
something that we asked for. That is not true and the victim is not the
problem. We need to wipe the societal view that it only happens to women. Men
and children are also affected. It is not just in heterosexual relationships
that it happens. The LGBTQ community deals with high rates of violence and homicide.
Children are affected in many ways as well as social, economic and other areas.
Pets even suffer the consequences of this act. We have too many lazy laws and
too many people that don’t see that all suffer when it comes to this type of violence.”
When speaking on the topic of overcoming, Arlene said; “I have won awards over the past few years for my writing and involvement in the community. I would have to say that my biggest success is when I learned to forgive.” “It takes a lot for someone to understand and to do that without looking back. It was not something that I needed validation for. It was something that I needed for me and for those in my life currently. Learning to accept my part in what happens in my life and to look at the entire picture not only allows me to have a view of the world that is no longer tainted but allows me to look at the entire picture and see a situation for what it actually is and not what I wish it to be.”
You can contact Arlene R. Majors by visiting her website or email; Ladyblue1.com https://50shadesofbluebalt.wixsite.com/50shadesofblue
Arlene’s Lady Blue Book is now available on Amazon.com and you can find Arlene at these Social Media sites.
Instgram: @ladybluu1 (radio and blog) @50shadesofbluebmore (domestic violence advocacy) and @lbfabulous (follow my weightloss journey)
Twitter: @ladybluu1, @Alwayzmotivate and @50shadesofblue3 Tumblr: @ladybluu1
Facebook: Inspirational group: Joy Does Come in the Morning:
LadyBlueTalkRadioGroup: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1345471592136930/? ref=group_header
Lady Blue Radio Show: https://www.facebook.com/Ladybluuone/
50 Shades of Blue Baltimore: https://www.facebook.com/50shadesbmore/