[EXCLUSIVE] Audrey Griffin on Living your Best life & Bringing a Refreshing Family Dynamic to Reality TV
Another Pro-WAG who is def on her Grind is Audrey Griffin, wife of Former NBA Player and Coach Adrian Griffin. From being a published Author to gracing the cover of Make It Better Magazine, Audrey has her hands in everything! Turn it up as Audrey tells me about all of her Grinds and how she’s now ready to toss Reality TV in the mix!
kß: Audrey, as if being the mother of four, wife and former VP for National Basketball Wives Association wasn’t enough, you’ve added author, singer, blogger and model to you resume. What has this journey been like for you?
Audrey: Whoosa, (takes deep breath) yes it is a lot when you list it like that but being an author and blogger is really something that comes natural for me. I have been writing for as long as I can remember. I am one of those people who have journals since they could write. Actually my first book was my journal at the time edited for readers. So it is either things I have been through personally or things people I know have been through. Singing I do because I enjoy writing poetry and to me songs are poetry to melodies. One of my husbands favorite past times is to create beats, so naturally after hearing them for so long I started making hooks to those beats then I would finish writing the song. One of our songs I loved and decided to release it! Why not I thought? It was called “Superstar Swag” Did it go platinum? No. But I truly enjoyed the process and getting in the studio to be creative like that. As far as modeling, as of lately I had been contacted to do photo spreads for some local magazines here in Chicago and I had not modeled since I was a kid! I was with the Marge McDermott Agency when I was about 12 or 13 but when I went away to boarding school at 14, that kind of shortened my career, but I love taking pictures and I am always up for a shoot! What girl doesn’t like to play dress-up! I know I do. (smile)
Audrey: Being grounded in God and knowing He is my source, my provider, my strength, basically my everything! (smiles) I know firsthand that if it were not for Him I wouldn’t be where I am today and He has proven Himself real like no other.
Audrey: The Remove Your Cape Foundation will be providing scholarships for women who have started families yet were not able to begin or finish their education due to the lack of financial resources. If you have read my book, “The Day I Took Off My Cape” you know my story. My husband and I didn’t have two nickels to rub together when we got married and started a family. Although he had graduated he was not drafted, he played in the minor leagues for three years and our salary wasn’t even a $1000 a month. We knew education was important and we knew if this basketball thing didn’t work out I needed a college degree as well in order for us to provide a decent lifestyle for our family. In order for that to have happened I needed a scholarship to finish school. If it weren’t for me receiving my scholarship there is no way I could have returned to school and accomplish what I have. In knowing this I wanted to provide other women the opportunity that they otherwise may not have and in turn their children benefit from a more educated and stable lifestyle. RYC will also provide workshops so that they are not just receiving monies to return to school, but the skills to balance all of these responsibilities. We will be launching in 2012!
kß: What other projects are you working on right now…
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