Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wrestling, Rock & Roll, POWER tools AND a Story of Survival

Goldy Knows a Story of Survival

Web series offers a DIY segment in new episode highlighting domestic abuse
Nashville, TN --- With a first episode that few more than one million views, multi-faceted entertainer and entrepreneur Goldy Locks hit the scene with Goldy Knows, a raucous web series ( and featuring the singer, songwriter, photographer and former pro wrestling star 
with many of her celebrity guests and real life friends. 

The second episode is now available and it takes a poignant turn. What starts out as a tutorial on DIY decorating with Goldy and pal Jasmine … that’s right, two hot chicks with power tools … is soon revealed to be something much more valuable. Goldy renovates a bedroom for Mary, a domestic abuse survivor who shares her harrowing story in an interview with Goldy after the reveal of her tranquil new room. 


Despite her often outrageous antics, Goldy has proven time and again that her heart is always with her fans and she has a soft spot for those in need. The artist and entrepreneur funds the web series herself, with the occasional assistance of local vendors and sponsors who yield to her passionate plea. Goldy admits, however, that her local Lowes and Southeastern Salvage stores willingly stepped up to help with the bedroom renovation featured in Episode 2 of Goldy Knows.

“My goal is of course to entertain, but I am also always thinking of giving back in some way,” Goldy says. “Every time I’ve been lonely or hurt or felt left out, I’ve also been aware that someone, somewhere is traveling an even tougher road. This web series allows me to make that road a little easier for a few people, and hopefully to inspire others to pay it forward for someone in their own lives.”

As a professional photographer, Goldy met and photographed survivors of domestic abuse for a YWCA project a few years ago. A book was published featuring the powerful stories of survival by several women, who also received a confidence-boosting makeover and photo session. The experience was the spark that prompted Goldy to produce this special episode of her show.

“I met some amazing women through that book project and I wanted to take the healing a step further,” Goldy says. “When I found out that one of the single mothers was struggling in a one bedroom apartment, I wanted to do something more for her, but also as an educational tool for viewers.”

In the decorating-on-a-dime segment, Mary’s room is redecorated while viewers learn great basics of creative, affordable design. With equal parts carpentry and humor, Goldy offers a DIY tutorial on making an upholstered headboard, how to hang items with a French Cleat and creating custom art. After the heartwarming reveal, a grateful Mary speaks with Goldy about her personal experience and the startling statistics of domestic abuse. Mary shares serious information and valuable for women about recognizing the signs in an abusive situation, and how to escape the cycle. The touching episode has garnered more than 225,000 views to date for this second installment of the Goldy Knows series, and hundreds of women … and men … have emailed, posted and commented on the segment.

“I’ve received so many messages from people, thanking me for the information in this episode, and for allowing Mary to tell her story,” Goldy says. “It was a very rewarding experience.”

Goldy is a woman who wears a whole lotta hats … and she dons them all in the wild online ride that is this new series. Goldy is a pro wrestling personality, a motivational speaker, rock singer/songwriter, photographer, fitness buff and entrepreneur with a line of accessories that’s nearly as hot as the creator of the line. She is at once abrasive and funny, warm and sincere, startling and gifted. Goldy Knows is a must-see. It’s Rachael Ray meets Jackass with popular guest stars and touching segments.

Goldy Knows … It’s what might result in the carnival mirror kitchen of a leather-clad Rachael Ray when elements of The Man Show, Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Martha Stewart, Tom Green and Jackass are emulsified in a rock-n-roll blender and poured into your TV monitor. 

Celebrity interviews, stupid tricks, current affairs and informative segments … all in Goldys’ inimitable style.

A reality/talk Show like no other, Goldy Knows features Goldy, her co-stars, and a wild assortment of her crazy wrestling, rock and entertainment friends.  The show is woven into interactive social media platforms, giving fans the opportunity to have an ongoing dialogue with the show.

It’s funny, fierce and edgy, but also educational. It’s Goldy Knows and it’s inside your computer right now just waiting to startle and inspire.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do? A Tribute

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do? 
Ask yourself. How did you get through it?

Well the toughest thing I needed to do so far in my life, happened a year ago today. Ironically ONE kind word, posted on the following link reminded me what today was.

I had promised a year in advance. Not knowing what it would in tale or how difficult it would be. I did ok on the actual “day” the deed went down, until so many people would come up to me crying. It through me off. I know I came across as a cold heartless bitch. And I didn’t care. I had a job to do.

The “help” I was supposed to get that day didn’t come. The person bagged out and once again, “flying solo” was I. I went to the back of the venue, took off my damn shoes and listened to a note I had sung into the voice recorder on my phone earlier that morning. I shook. Even with my shoes off. I was drenched and scared.

I stood in a corner nursing my little note. I was trying to remember what key to sing this damn song in. Someone came up behind me and put their hand on my back. I flipped out. I know I motioned them to just back the hell away. Couldn’t they see I was “busy” for the love of God? I still to this day don’t know who it was, but I’m not sorry. I was more focused than I had ever been.

I shook, I trembled as I walked down what seemed a never-ending isle. I know all eyes were on me, but mine were focused on what lay ahead of me.

Remember when you make a promise, keep it. DO your best to keep your word. Sometimes circumstances change or people do, but always try. And if things get too hard to bear, just do what I do. Some of you see me do it every week. Just take your shoes off. Kick up your heels and do the best job you can.

I love you still mom. More than ever. What an example of an exquisite human being you made. Happy Death Day. The Anniversary of when you were made whole again, reunited with your family and friends, all the angels in Heaven and God The Almighty Father.

Me & mom! 

Me & My mom... some 30 years later. :-) Same Place.
She died the following week. 
You never know when it will be the last one!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Things Suck In My Life

"Things Suck In My Life"   "It's not getting better" 
"I'll never recover from this..."

Have you ever found yourself saying something like that? I have. 
It's a lonely and terrifying place.

This is a short, simple and sweet blog for you. I don't care what your opinion on the link I'm showing is or what you think of her. Just shut your trap and "hear" my message. 

BELIEVE things can change for the better and they will. From No Way, To How? Trust me, they can.
I've been there and I've seen things change.

This clip gave me chills and reminded me to tell you...
Believe you CAN.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

What I learned from "The Hood" • U.B.U.

I got a little down the other day for a split second. It’s funny how someone’s choice of words can bring us back in time to a place where we were laughed at or picked on. In my case, years after grade & high school, the saga continues… Lol

I grew up in a low-income neighborhood. Ok, let’s just call it what it was, “The Hood.” Now while I wouldn’t trade what I learned growing up there, many of my childhood friends were of other back grounds and cultures, and I was exposed to so much. I would pick up the “good” I saw and choose to “pass” on the negative lifestyle I saw so many living.

There was a lot of goodness. The little girls would corn roll my hair each Sunday after church and on any given night under the street lamps the kids would be playing Double Dutch. I learned Indian prayers and chants, how to cook Polish dishes, How to Salsa like my Latin friends and up until last week I think I thought I was African American. Lol. I didn’t know the difference. Much like Steve Martin in “The Jerk” (yeah, go look that one up…) I just thought I was a part of it all. I didn’t see the dissimilarities, only how I could learn from this bountiful cornucopia of people I was surrounded by. This was my neighborhood and I loved it.

But as I got older I noticed a lot of pain. People would “medicate” and “numb” themselves, and it imprisoned them. It actually kept them “down” and paralyzed them from ever moving ahead. I saw the connection with drugs and alcohol and I guess made a conscious decision not to par take. And let me tell you I am STILL laughed at, scoffed at, teased and pressured. It’s kind of sad and kind of a joke.

"Live and let live" I say. While so many of my friends drink, get drunk, have problems and watch their families fall apart, I am ONLY there to be supportive and offer a kind ear. I try to encourage them to get help and be there to offer healthy alternatives to their time, like exercise. I offer to take them to the gym, or go running with them. I only try and help in a kind way.

Yet again, so many people TO THIS DAY, ridicule me for my choice of not drinking. For the love of God… I rarely even drink caffeine! I drink vegetable smoothies all day, have cut out all the BS foods in my life, I’m in the gym several hours a day and am leaner and stronger than I’ve ever been. I don’t have any physical ailments and lead a pretty damn happy life. So why ya gotta hate on me! Lol. If I were going to have the calories in some of these drinks out there, I’d have a big ole fat brownie with nuts and ice cream! That’s more how I roll. So respect that, and basically leave me the heck alone! J

As I said in the beginning, I got hurt when a friend was drinking and then started to mock me for not. Maybe I should have brought up the fact they’ve gained 20 lbs… but I didn’t… I took the high road and just left, saying nothing unkind.

The point of this blog is this. Stand your ground. Be who you are even if others don’t like it. And ESPECIALLY if you know it’s right for you. Find friends who support the healthy things you do. And if people are pressuring you to do things you don’t want to, GET THE HELL AWAY FROM THEM! I promise you will BE OK! I have a lot of younger readers who will see this. And you’re going to get the same message I give in my school talks. ( You don’t HAVE to do ANYTHING you don’t want to. Stand tall. Do what you know is right. And when you get to be my age, you will be as strong as an ox; mentally, physically and spiritually. I challenge anyone to knock me down. Cause it aint happenin'. I’ve been going against the grain ever since I was 3. My relatives will attest to that. Nothing is changing anytime soon. :-)

If you are one of my older friends out there, and are maybe IN or out of recovery, YOU will get the same preachin' I do when I speak at chemical dependency centers. PEEPS! Surround yourself with POSITIVE, KIND, ENCOURAGING friends. Don’t go back to the people who just wanted you for what you could hook them up with. Fill yourself with good. That’s the only way you will stay on your path. Ask yourself, “does this person like me for me? Do they have my best interest at heart? Would the BE there for me when I needed it? If the answer is not YES, move on. Move on.

The cool thing is this. When I left that situation, where my so-called friend was publically mocking me for not drinking, I came home. I came back to the studio and opened a drawer to have some of my DAMN tea! Lol And much to my surprise, do you know what was in that drawer? Sure it was a crap load of tea, but more importantly, there was LOVE. Love and realization that ALL of the tea in that drawer was given to me by people who LOVE and RESPECT me for being ME. All of it I’ve gotten as gifts in the mail, on my birthday and holidays. EVERY time I get a present from someone there is some tea in the box. Because the REAL friends I have get ME! And I LOVE them for it!

 See the glass half full people. Always. When you are down, feelin discouraged LOOK AROUND! I promise if you change your perspective just a bit, you will find beauty and love. You just have to look for it. If you are hanging out with jack asses that bring you down, guess what? Kick em to the curb and find NEW friends! They are out there and will love you for YOU!!!

Thank you to so many of you who understand I’m different and do my own thing. And thank you for the tea! I love it and think of you ALL with every cup! XXOO

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