THE IN HIS SKIN PROJECT SERIES & SCOTTIE WAVES.
01. WHAT IS YOUR NAME & WHERE DO YOU CURRENTLY RESIDE?
S - I'm Scottie Waves, and I live in Mobile, Alabama.
02. WHO INFLUENCES YOUR LIFE THE MOST?
S - Who influences my life the most? . . Well, the living. Everything that is alive influences my life whether that be a dog, plant, animal, people. What influences my life the most is the journey of life itself whether that be a poor man, whore, or kids.
03. WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE?
S - I don't think my purpose will be found until' last breath. If I did, it is to make others feel better.
04. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PLACE THAT BLACK MEN HOLD IN SOCIETY?
S - We need more honest men. There aren't enough honest black men anymore. What I mean is that we more black men to be an honest father, worker, scientist, etc. Black men that aren't afraid to go against societal standards. Those who aren't afraid of going against the grain. Honest and exact black men.
05. WHAT DO YOU HOPE FOR PEOPLE TO GATHER FROM YOUR WORK?
S - I hope they gather truth, lessons, wisdom, and creativity.
06. HOW HAS LOVE HELPED YOU BECOME A STRONGER MAN?
S - When I got my heart broken which was literally in the middle of an ocean in a boat. I cried and wrote my first book. That was the day I knew that I was a stronger man. Within two days the book was finished.
07. WHEN DID YOU REALIZE THAT YOU WERE COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN?
s - The day a woman turned me down I was a senior in high school. It was a crazy experience but I wasn't upset. I felt okay with it. I was already heartbroken so the result just ended up being a situation that I was able to deal with.
08. WHAT DO YOU LOVE THE MOST ABOUT BEING A MAN OF COLOR?
S - I have been blessed with the pleasure of having a huge tower. My hair can grow insanely and still look amazing. I have rhythm a feel that is synonymous to Jazz symphonies. I have the ability to move smoothly which can make any woman think that I am dancing with Cinderella. I also have the gift of moving swiftly which makes everyone think that I am dancing with someone even when I am not.
09. NAME SOME LESSONS THAT A WOMAN HAS TAUGHT YOU . .
S - Never fry bacon with your shirt off. That's how love is. Never go into something you aren't ready for. I was young and didn't know what the true definition of love was. Flirting is cheating. They think it is not an act of cheating but it is. I wish I wouldn't have jumped into it. I wanted a good time but the woman I was with did not. She wanted someone who could be her backbone. A man needs a woman to be his true authentic self . I'd rather hurt myself than someone else.