Picture It: Brooklyn, New York. 1986. Unity Catholic School. The stage? My 1st grade class.
This was the year I “met” Whitney and she changed my life. At the end of every school day, my teacher Mrs. Eversley would ask if there was anyone who wanted to perform in front of the class. Perhaps there were others who did but at this point I don’t remember; what I do know is that almost every day, without fail, I sang “The Greatest Love of All.” Though I don’t remember their names or faces now, I even had two back-up singers. The entire point is that Whitney Houston and her voice practically changed my life. Whitney made me feel like I could sing (my teacher never stopping me from my almost daily performance didn’t hurt either).