Roxanne L. Scott

Audio Producer | Reporter | Traveler


A Storybook Day

You have to spend one day as or with your favorite fictional character. Which one would it be and what would you do?

Once again I'm changing this to a TV character (because you can see how much I read fiction) and I have to chose the bohemian GAWD Freddie Brooks from A Different World.

Sure this hippie was annoying. But I'd love to sit down and soak in her creativity and activism over coffee ... or a smoothie made of locally-grown fruits and honey. Freddie is the one who inspired real-life me to register to vote as soon as I turned 18. I'd ask her what she thought about Obama being president and if she voted for him. She seems more like a Ralph Nader kinda girl. Maybe I'd try to start a book club with her. We can read classics from James Baldwin, bell hooks and Angela Davis. I'd ask her what she thinks of Ta-Nehisi Coates writing the Black Panther comic.  Later, we can get some black soap and incense and candles on 125th Street. Then we can head downtown to the village and go to a consignment shop. Well, she did end up being a lawyer so maybe we'd have to step it up and shop at Anthropologie. I'd also have to find out which natural haircare youtube videos she watches so I can get her curls. She can show me her Instagram feed so I can see which #TeamNatural divas she follows. We can top off the day by having a picnic in Ft. Green Park in Brooklyn. She seems like she'd like to soak up the brownstones in the area. Ah yes, the perfect day for Freddie and me.