There’s a saying that in life, ‘we should cherish the moments when we get to interact with one another.’ This is very true, and sums up my brief meeting with Mrs. Millye Carter Bloodworth. I was so fortunately to meet Millye at a social fund-raising function in Phoenix, AZ. Within the brief 10 minutes that we talked, I was enchanted, delighted and mostly educated on the stigma and social labeling of the LGBT community during the late 70’s and 80’s. During our conversation Millye pointed out sections of her dynamic book, which sensationally details history and pop culture of our American society. Which as proven by Millye’s life (regardless of its failures) is more resilient and tolerant than many believe.
I was overwhelmed by Millye’s reflections of a LGBT in Phoenix, Arizona during a time when Phoenix and Arizona was going through its own ethnic refinement. Millye pointed out that it isn’t always the system, as the factor. It’s the individual’s ability to educate the system. And education is best done by simply being. Which is what Millye is all about, being true to her spiritual existence. This book is a must read for all of those interested in the LGBT culture of the 70’s and 80’s, fascinated with Motown cultural development, pop culture elegance, and overcoming adversity. Reading this book is like personally talking one on one with a motivating empowering authority of LIFE! Millye’s personable come through every word and paints a vivid picture of what is not impossible, but exceptional indeed!!!”