Инстаграм @erisbaker Eris Baker
I’m only 14 with a lot to learn. But this was a hard lesson. Our family dynamics look a lot like theirs. 4 girls, 1 awesome and strong mommy, and 1 incredibly legendary father. May God rest the 9 souls in this tragedy. May we learn that life is a gift from God- precious and not promised. May we choose love over hate. And may we approach every challenge, obstacle, opportunity, and goal with Mamba Mentality. Thank you Kobe & Gigi 🕊
Still gathering myself after last nights epic episode!! Talk to me!! What was your favorite moment?
The pace of progress around mental health has not been quick enough. I hope last nights episode has helped to come against stigmas against people who already carry such heavy burdens. Let me know your thoughts on last nights episode ☺️
Cutting- edge episode last night, right?? All pun intended 🤷🏽♀️ Did you know I cut my hair in real life?? Yep! I did. And it was by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. It was days before my 14th birthday and a couple weeks before I walked into my first day of high school. I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t HARD. but here are a few things that I learned: * 1. I’m stronger than I think. I faced my biggest challenge as a storyteller. I faced it head on. And what I thought was a mountain was just an ant hill. * 2. This was not about me (Eris). I did some digging and learned that my worries were all about me. “What would people think about ME” ... and the challenge was never about me. It was about Tess and the millions of people Tess represents. Those millions of people who may look or feel different...those who are learning and growing and understanding who they are everyday ... those afraid of what others may think of them ....it wasnt about me * 3. It’s just hair. It grows. And guess what....I’m loving this cut!! Thanks to my @nbcthisisus family for trusting me with this important role. And thanks @livjazzashley for my cut!!! * PS. If I represented you in any capacity....I love you, God loves you. You were created on purpose and for a purpose. Seek God and he will direct your path 🙏🏾💗