What Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes Taught Me About Finding Your Space
Growing up, the first time I heard the name “Lisa Left-Eye Lopes" was when she stepped onto the top of the pops stage alongside Sporty Spice to perform the single ‘Never Be The Same Again’. I bought Mel C’s album off the back of that and as a literal child found that song dope. I came to know her later as the MC in TLC but never really realised just quite how successful and dominant TLC were as a group in the 90s.
While this episode will centre around Left Eye, I’ll obviously talk about the group’s journey because that was so much a part of her. Fittingly, this episode is going live in a particular season known as GEMINI SEASON and I was thinking when I first started watching Lisa in interviews that something in her reminded me of myself and then saw her be described as a true gemini and thought ahhh that's what it is. We both crazy.
But more than crazy, she was a brilliant brilliant MC. So slick and smooth and despite having her life cut short, aged just 30, she delivered so much in the time that she was around.
So this is a lesson in finding your space, by Lisa Lopes.