My Childhood, Pre-Teen Hood, & Teenage Hood
Tanya Thomas's FAMILY LINEAGE From Jamaica (Kingston & Spanish Town)
# KINGSTON # SPANISH TOWN # LOVE YOU LIKE COOK FOOD # RAWCHAA # PEAS AND RICE
# JAMAICAN - AMERICAN # AFRO-CARIBBEAN # MACHETE # MAROONS # JAMAICAN MAROONS
# MAROON ISLAND # REGGAE MUSIC # RASTAFARI # ITAL # BLACK - YELLOW - GREEN # OBEAH
# MARCUS MOSIAH GARVEY # BOB MARLEY FOREVER # REGGAE SUNSPLASH # AIR JAMAICA
Tanya Thomas BORN in Miami, Florida
# DIRTY SOUTH # SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY # SOUTHERN BELLE # MIAMI # GRILLS
# THE SUNSHINE STATE #UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA # SOUTH BEACH # DOWN SOUTH # THE SOUTH
# GAINESVILLE # TALLAHASSEE # DAYTONA 500 NASCAR RACE # NASCAR # ORLANDO
# CARRIBBEAN PEOPLE JUST LOVE MIAMI!
Tanya Thomas RAISED in EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn, New York City, NY
# EAST NEW YORK # BROOKLYN # LINDEN BLVD # NEW LOTS AVENUE # WYONA STREET
# PENNSYLVANIA AVE # CANARSIE # STARRETT CITY # PINK HOUSES # CROWN FRIED CHICKEN
# GEORGE GERSHWIN MIDDLE SCHOOL # FRONTS # DIME PIECES # SOUR POWERS
# BONTON CHIPS # QUARTER WATERS # LITTLE DEBBIES # ENTEMANNS POUND CAKE # CHERRY CLANS
# 3, 4, A, C TRAINS # TIMBALAND BOOTS # BROWNSVILLE # I AM ENOUGH # EDUCATED NEGRO
Intermediate School / Middle School / Junior High School
George Gershwin JHS 246 /166 - East New York, Brooklyn, NY
# East New York # Brooklyn # 3, 4, A, C Trains # Linden Blvd # New Lots # Wyona St. # Pennsylvania Ave
Big Thanks to All My Teachers Who Helped Me to Land Ivy League High School Auditions / Testings!!!!
Big Thanks to My AMAZING Choir & Music Teacher!!!! # I See You in Your Drumming Circle # Utica Ave.
Big Thanks to My WONDERFUL Art Teachers!!!! #Tie Dyes
Washington Irving High School (Union Square / 14th street) - New York, NY
( ) AP Program (4 Years) - Washington Irving High School
( ) SAT Prep (11th & 12th Grade) - Cleary, Gottlieb, Stein, & Hamilton Law Firm, NYC
( ) Mentorship program (4 Years) - Washington Irving High School
(4 Women Mentors: 1 President & CEO of FPG Int'l, 1 Legal Administrator &
2 Lawyers at Cleary, Gottlieb, Stein, & Hamilton Law Firm in Wall Street, NYC)
First Job at 16 years old
Ten Nebula attracted her first job at age 16 working for an activist / Multi-Billionaire, who owned an international stock photography company in New York City. She worked as a part-time filing clerk.
( ) War & Peace Foundation (Union Square/ 14th St.) - New York, NY
Mentors in High School
Ten Nebula had wonderful women mentors all through-out high school. She was a part of an advanced program in high school and had extra-circular activities and classes. Her mentors took her to many beautiful, educational, and cultural spaces (i.e. museums, dance companies, restaurants, etc) throughout high school that affected her life in very impactful ways.
( ) 4 Women Mentors:
- 1 President & CEO of FPG International
- 1 Legal Administrator at Cleary, Gottlieb, Stein, & Hamilton Law Firm in Wall Street, NYC
- 2 Lawyers at Cleary, Gottlieb, Stein, & Hamilton Law Firm in Wall Street, NYC
High School Auditions, Testing, & Interviews
Brooklyn Technical High School (aka Brooklyn Tech) - Brooklyn, NY
LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and Performing Arts - New York, NY
(2) Visual Arts
Dance Theatre of Harlem - New York, NY
Big Thanks to My High School Dance Teacher for Coordinating that Audition!!!!!!
Big Shout-out to Baruch College!!!!!
High School Internship
1- year dance program at STEPS Broadway - Soho, NYC
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Are You There God? Its Me, Margaret By Judy Blume - judyblume.com/
Favorite Book Series
The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin - kids.scholastic.com/kid/books/baby-sitters-club/
Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal
Edgar Allan Poe
Seventeen Magazine (1944) - www.seventeen.com/
Scholastic Magazine - scholasticnews.scholastic.com/
MAD Magazine (1952) - www.madmagazine.com/
Favorite Sneakers and/or Shoes
L.A. Gear - lagear.com/
Doing Black Hair (Braids, Cornbraids, Perms, Dyes, Beads)
Parks ( Prospect Park, Central park)
Six Flags Great Adventure
New Lots Library, Brooklyn, New York City, NY - www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/new-lots
Brooklyn Public Library (Near Prospect Park), Brooklyn, NY - www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/central
South Street Seaport, New York City, NY
West 4th, New York City, NY
Brooklyn Heights Promenade, New York City, NY
Jamaican Foods, Dishes, & Snacks - gracefoods.com/
Pies (Key Lime Pie)
Nissin Cup a Noodle Soups - nissinfoods.com/products/cup-noodles
Cakes (Entemann's Pound cake) - www.entenmanns.com/
Ice Cream (French Vanilla)
Shake N' Bake
Sunmaid's Raisin Bread - www.sunmaid.com/
Ethnic Foods (Indian, Chinese, Thai, etc)
# FOOD PORN
Blimpie's Sandwiches - www.blimpie.com/
Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs - nathansfamous.com/
Golden Crust Jamaican Restaurants - www.goldenkrust.com/menu/
White Castles Hamburgers
David's Sunflower Seeds
Now & Later - www.nowandlater.com/
Walt Disney World - disneyworld.disney.go.com/
Tide Laundry Detergent
Favorite Movies & Films
Sixteen Candles (1984)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Jungle Fever (1991)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
The Golden Child (1986)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
The Secret Garden (1993)
Favorite Television Series
Favorite New York / Brooklyn Slang
Buggin' Dimepiece a Gil Fresh
Gas Face Chillin' Hype Def
Fly Jap Dime ColdFresh
Dope a Mush Half Steppin' Busted
The Cosby Show - www.imdb.com/title/tt0086687/
A Different World
Tales From the Darkside
Mister Rogers Neighborhood (1968)
ABC After-School Specials
Degrassi High (1989) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiuXBoYaZx8
# BIG SHOUT OUT TO DRAKE AUBREY...WHO STARRED IN "DEGRASSI: TNG" (2001)
# DRAKE AUBREY (RAPPER) ALSO COMPLETED HIGH SCHOOL AND HAS A B.A.
# CONGRATULATIONS, DRAKE!
The Twilight Zone (1959)
The Outer Limits (1963)
Video Music Box
Special Television Shows from My Childhood
Good Times (1974)
Leave It to Beaver (1957)
Howdy Doody (1947)
The Andy Griffith Show (1960)
Kung Fu (on Sundays)
The Brady Bunch (1969)
The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972)
I Love Lucy (1951)
Mister Ed (1961)
Happy Days (1974)
The Munsters (1964)
The Jeffersons (1975)
# BIG SHOUT OUT TO HOLLYWOOD FOR THE CLASSICS!
# I RESPECT THE EARLIER VERSIONS OF HOLLYWOOD (70's, 60's) & OLD HOLLYWOOD!
# THE 80'S ALWAYS SHOWED LOVE!
# WHEN YOU PUT OUT RESPECT, YOU GET RESPECT!
Winnie the Pooh
My Little Pony
The Care Bears
Favorite Radio Station
Hot 97 - www.hot97.com/
Favorite Hollywood Artists
Spike Lee - www.instagram.com/officialspikelee/
Snoopy Snow Cone Maker
Cabbage Patch Kid Dolls
Strawberry Short Cake
Easy Bake Oven
Favorite Board Games & Card Games
Monopoly - monopoly.hasbro.com/en-us
Favorite Wrestlers - World Wrestling Federation (WWF)
"HackSaw" Jim Duggan
"Macho Man" Randy Savage
Jake "The Snake" Roberts
Favorite Video Games & Game Systems
Ms. Pac Man
Super Mario Brothers
Tomb Raider / Lara Croft
Atari - www.atari.com/
# LOVE YOU FOREVER....THE 80'S!
# TANYA THOMAS LOVES YOU!
# YOU WERE SO GOOD TO ME.... AS A CHILD!
Thank You Goddess for my Childhood!
Thank You Goddess for my Pre-teen Hood!
Thank You Goddess for my Teenage Hood!
Thank You Goddess for my Family!
Thank You Goddess for my Elementary school!
Thank You Goddess for George Gershwin Middle School!
Thank You Goddess for Washington Irving High School!!
Thank You Goddess for my AP Program!
Thank You Goddess for ALL my Childhood Friends!
Thank You Goddess for ALL my School Teachers!
Thank You Goddess for ALL my Favorite Teachers!
Thank You Goddess for my Safety!
Thank You Goddess for my Genius!
Thank You Goddess for & to Jamaica!
Thank You Goddess for & to East New York Brooklyn!
Thank You Goddess for my Clean Upbringing!
Thank You Goddess for my Old Money / Society Tastes!
Thank You Goddess for ALL my Ivy League Invitations!
Thank You Goddess for & to Puerto Rico!
Thank You Goddess for discovering that I was a PRIDE child in high school!
Thank You Goddess for my Parents, Mom & Dad!
Thank You Goddess for my Grandparents!
Thank You Goddess for my High School Mentors!
Thank You Goddess for being Raised Like I was Wealthy Suburbia!
Thank You Goddess for 14th Street / Union Square!
Thank You Goddess for my First Job!
Thank You Goddess for Graduating High School!
Thank You Goddess for being a CLEAN child!
Thank You Goddess for being a SAINT!
# GOD IS GOOD!