What others have said: is an American actress, singer, dancer. For more than 30 years Nia has graced the screen with her talent and intelligence, her fearlessness and compassion, and her beauty. (Why thank you) Most known for her roles in the hit TV series Fame, Walker Texas Ranger and Pretty Little Liars as well as her jaunt through the music industry with her number 1 record Trouble and the 3 music shows she hosted in that era, Nia is one of the first multi-racial performers to cross all genres and all platforms helping to lay the groundwork for bridging the gap between ethnic performers and leading roles in Hollywood.
Now what I would say is that the only significance in any of it is that the highlights of my career and personal life can most specifically be accredited to a degree of listening to one’s own calling, lining up with that and allowing for it’s natural expansion. This is imperative.
Recently, with my son well on his music path, my daughter heading off to college, and my marriage ending, I knew it was time to revisit that calling. So I stepped off the entertainment “wheel of fortune,” and went on walk about to listen to my heart, for I believe that there and only there can one discover her deepest desires born of love and truth. As St. Germain said,
"Right desire is the deepest form of prayer."
I believe this is so because contained with that right desire is everything needed for its fulfillment.
This profound journey took me from the beaches of Suva to the hills of Bosnia and Israel. It lead me to mystics and scientists, healers and churches. Then returned me right back home where all the answers lie: within. For although our deepest desires are intensely personal, unique unto each individual and incessantly seeking expression, they get buried beneath a barrage of “have to’s,” “shoulds,” and standards set by people, we ourselves, don’t even know or have absolutely no respect for. It was time to wake up.
Now, two years later, I know my deepest desire is simply to flow LOVE in my own unique way, living it out loud and standing in integrity and alignment with it as I empower others to do the same. Sometimes that’s through speaking engagements. Sometimes it’s teaching performing arts master classes. And anywhere in the world. Lucky me!
From this new understanding, a more inspired and truthful life has emerged. I travel the world sharing my passion through speaking engagements or by teaching performing arts master classes. I have written a children’s book called The Little Apple Tree and I’m currently living between Northern and Southern California as I pen my second book and film the role of Susan on the critically acclaimed series, The Fosters. And I spend a lot of time standing arm in arm with other like minded people who are committed to thinking outside the box of fear and separation, to stir up the pot of “business as usual” and start creating from the realm of possibility that springs forth from being rooted in fearless love. Pretty simple.