Life Hasn't Followed My Game Plan, Part 1

This article first appeared in the June 1995 issue of Community Pride magazine, a local magazine in Charlotte, N.C. It was my very first, first-person column on turning the BIG 3-0! I remember writing it like it was yesterday. Today, with my 49th birthday looming on April 23, 2014, I can honestly say I still have no regrets in freeing myself from the traditional do's and don'ts of womanhood. It's allowed me to live a full, productive and happy life, unapologetically. For more about me, visit


Wyllisa Bennett