I was one of many whom were super excited to hear that all of the seasons of the popular 90’s sitcom, Living Single, was coming to Hulu. I had watched several episodes as a child and loved it, but as a adolescent I couldn’t appreciate the show as much as I can at this age. Now I’ve only made it halfway through season two and I’ve already learned so many things about the characters and the show as a whole. Every character is completely different and while watching I could find a piece of myself in each woman. Here’s what I’ve learned from Living Single.
Follow your dreams
Never let anyone steer you away from dreams. Like Kadijah, I would rather put all of my energy into something I’m passionate about. Kadijah shows you that entrepreneurship isn’t easy and it takes a lot of hard work and dedication but it’s worth it. Live happily, doing something that makes you happy.
Friendships are important
Throughout the show, all of their friendships have been tested and each time it just proves that friendships are often taken for granted. Cherish genuine relationships, because true friends are there for you when you need them the most.
I think Sinclair represents freedom to be yourself. Sinclair’s quirky sense of humor and kind heart is heartwarming, yet hilarious. Her obsession for trolls, sunflowers, and awkward situations are weird to some, but completely her. People love Sinclair because she is unique and caring. It pays to be yourself.
Women are pimps too. . .
(cues Jay-Z) Regine is the woman much like myself, that doesn’t waste time pumping oxygen into dead situations. When she feels like its not for her, she moves on to the next. Regine knows that she will one day find her match, and until then she’s having a great time dating men of all calibers.
It’s ok to be a strong-willed, independent, and successful woman.
Maxine has no problem letting you know that she is a successful lawyer and is ok with being just that. Unlike her friends, she isn’t out searching for love and companionship. Instead she is driven and cleaning out her friends’ refrigerator as often as she can. She isn’t basing her life and success story off of being some rich man’s wife, because she is successful. Her stumbling across love with Kyle was just an added bonus. Collect them coins girl! Love will come.
It’s ok to be black and proud!
Kyle kept his dreads because of his heritage. There was a point in the show where Kyle was told in order to make partner, he needed to clean up his image by getting rid of his locks. He refused because the dreads were not only apart of him but they were apart of his heritage. Same goes for Maxine, she made partner with her dreads and never let anyone take that away from her. They both worked hard and never let the corporate world comprise their true self. Be true to yourself and remain authentic. It will always work out for you in end.
Although, this show is a couple decades old, the lessons are still very relevant to today. What were some of your favorite parts of Living Single?
As always, stay royal Queens & Kings!
– Queen Jas