Our September Momma of the month, HOT 107.7 media personality Tasha Simone, is preparing for a new job: momma. Magic City Momma recently spoke with Simone about her journey to motherhood.
Tell me about yourself.
Most people call me Tasha or Tasha Simone, and I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, mostly on the west side. I attended JCCEO in Ensley, Green Acres and W.J Christian (gifted program)… Oh yea…she’s bright (lol). I’m about to become a mommy for the first time. I’m a media personality. I spend most days riding the waves of WUHT, HOT 107.7. I can also be heard on the radio nationally every week.
What are the best and worst things about living in Birmingham?
What I adore about Birmingham is the fact that it is home. It’s not too big or too small and that’s great, yet that’s also sometimes a problem. Every now and then, because I enjoy new experiences, I want to see a professional sporting event without having to travel outside of our city. Birmingham’s limitations keep my yearning to wanderlust awake.
If you could change one thing about Birmingham, what would it be and why?
If…well actually I feel as though I can change the educational system in Birmingham. My masters is in the educational field. I’m also the internship coordinator for Cumulus Media (Birmingham). Change comes one person, one vote, one decision and one mentor at a time. While I may not be able to drop $12 million in the Birmingham City School system’s bank account, I can mentor a child. I can donate school supplies, I can assist a graduate or future graduate of our system. We all have different communal wingspans, which means we can all be agents of positive change…in some capacity.
What is your proudest mom moment?
I’m not sure that I have had that moment just yet. There have been many moments that make me weep with joy. Just feeling our daughter grow inside my womb leaves me in awe. Connecting with her spirit, energy and personality has been one of my greatest pleasures and puzzles.
What is your proudest career moment?
It’s not a singular moment. When people tell me I’ve affected them positively, I feel proud of my contribution to society. Whether that is in the form of a listener saying “thank you for saying that on the air today” or an artist saying “Wow…you’re good. I’ve never been asked that,” I’m left feeling successful.
What advice do you have for women who are afraid to pursue their dreams?
Fear…honey…fear is an acronym. Fear is not even real. F.E.A.R.: FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL! I try to remind myself of that often, especially during my pregnancy.
What’s next for Tasha Simone?
labor, birth, maternity leave and motherhood!
Is there anything you would like to add?
I’m so excited about my new name… “Momma” or maybe she’ll call me “Mommy.” We shall see. *smiling*