Artist Health

Inspiration: STAND in Your Truth


Hey AML people! I hope your week was great. I am wrapping our time here this week by discussing the importance of standing in your truth.

By standing in your truth, I mean know who you are, really. Have a deep intimate authentic love relationship with self and do NOT let anyone take that away from you. Do not give others permission to make you embarrassed or ashamed for/or of your journey and where you have been; whether they be family, husband, wife, inlaws, extended relatives, boyfriend, girlfriend, friends or what have you. You have done your time, earned the scars and you should walk tall, hold your head high and just be. Own your rightful place in the world. Make no apologies for your evolution, and your journey and just stand. Stand in your truth.

When you fail to stand in your truth, you disempower yourself, you also send a message to those who you have always encouraged to stand in their truths that it is no longer okay to do so. Unconditional love for self is the most powerful gift you can give yourself, and ultimately your family and the world.

I hope this simple note inspires you, if you are at a crossroad in your life, or you stare at yourself in the mirror and no longer even know who you are. Break the pattern, YES YOU CAN. Pick yourself up, and stand in your truth!

On a lighter note, when music lovers and creators get into a room to hang out, it is all sorts of fireworks! I am loving the video below of the Rapzilla 2013 Beat competition. Deliciousness to the Nth level. Check on it!!!

Wishing you all an amazing rocking weekend! Happy Friday.

My warmest of regards.

Photocredit: Anonymous Art of Revolution

Tyshane v. The Bridge Rapzilla Beat Battle

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at

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