Diamond Dorris and the Power of the Diosa
Diamond Dorris and the Power of the Diosa
Expression is something that many people take for granted. To be able to share your thoughts in ways where you can share your experiences and help others is a gift. In this case, Diamond Dorris is this person. Diamond Dorris is a woman that I have been keeping up with on social media for awhile now. From sharing her words of wisdom with her following to simply spreading messages of stepping into your power and discovering your inner goddess, there is a lot to her that we don’t know. I was able to speak to the author/writer/muse to learn more about her and what LoveTheDiosa really is.
Lexiii: Who is Diamond Dorris and where are you from?
Diamond: I am an author, writer, creative director and muse, songwriter, daughter and oldest child, sister, auntie, cousin, lover, friend, and California native from the eastside of San Jose, CA. Yea, all of that. And more, I’m sure. But ultimately, I’m just another manifestation of love navigating their path and remembering who they always were just like errrbody (everybody) else.
L: How was your childhood like?
D: I came from a two-parent household. My childhood wasn’t perfect but I was pretty blessed. I was always more than taken care of. Me and my sister were always finding some cat or dog to bring home. Animals have always been my thing. That and collecting crystals and rocks. We always had a family pet like cats, dogs, hamsters, etc. I was a super tomboy too. I still am and I have the scars to prove it lol. And I was a huge science nerd. My mom always bought me and my sister completely not kid-friendly science kits so we were always doing some freak experiment we had no business doing.
L: Let’s talk about your writing. When did you start writing?
D: I’ve always been a writer. My mom has essays and books that I wrote saved from as early as 1st grade. I wrote a book on roaches once, not sure why. I also wrote a fiction book around 11 years old based on my vacation in Hawaii except my parents were spies, and there were terrorists and bombs and cocaine in the book too. My teacher was so alarmed and impressed she had a parent/teacher conference to discuss it (laughter). Writing is just in my blood.
L: Have you always wanted to be a writer?
D: Like, did I want to do this as a career? No. Not because I didn’t want to per say, I just didn’t know that was an option for me. My parents are like corporate executive types. I always thought I was going to do the same, even though it wasn’t exactly what I wanted to do.
L: Your brand LoveTheDiosa focuses on many aspects of you, Where did the inspiration come from?
D: I started Love The Diosa after a breakup. I mean, I was tore up yall. Sick! It was another pseudonym at the time, but I used it as a way for me to privately post my sad “Marvin’s Room” poetry without being completely vulnerable. Almost no one had a clue that I was a writer at the time. Eventually I got over him, and it became a journey involving me reconnecting with the divine feminine, loving myself as I am, becoming the best version of myself, and merging with Source. It’s been a terrifying yet completely satisfying ride thus far.
L: What does Diosa mean to you?
D: Diosa was a nickname given to me by a guy I once knew. It means Goddess in Spanish, but he chose that because both that name and my name started with a D. It worked out though, because Love the Diosa became a blog about loving the goddess in me. So you know what, thank you for that!
L: Why was it important for you to start this brand?
D: I can’t answer this question because I didn’t intentionally start this as a brand. I felt moved to anonymously put my work on the internet in case someone felt like me. I felt moved to express. I guess I knew I had something to say. I wanted to remind people that how they feel is valid, they aren’t alone, and this is all a normal process. The brand part came on it’s own.
L: You recently re-released your book “As It Comes”, talk to me a bit about what the book entails.
D: My book is a collection of concepts, feelings, emotions, insights, and lessons from personal experiences in my life. Some people remind themselves with affirmations, or post-its all on the wall, and I wanted to remind myself with a book that I can reference when needed. Like a life manual for myself. It’s just a bunch of things I never want myself to forget.
L: What is the most difficult part about writing to you?
D: The hardest part about writing is understanding that your words are only as good the reader’s comprehension. You kind of have to go into with the understanding that people are going to misunderstand you, or critique you, and you can’t stop to explain or defend yourself. Sometimes you got to keep it pushing.
L: A theme I noticed through following your media, you focus heavily on the importance of loving yourself/practicing self-love. Where do you feel a person has to begin to start loving themselves?
D: It starts with honesty, and honesty starts with time and patience. It takes a lot of honestly to see things we lie to ourselves about. We have to be honest about what we believe and why, or if we even know why. It’s a lifelong assignment. And you have to be okay with being wrong often.
L: How do you currently love yourself?
D: The answer changes moment-to-moment. My self-love routine is contingent upon how I’m feeling. Sometimes it’s straight honesty, sometimes it’s compassion, sometimes it’s a bath and a nap. Today, self-love was writing a letter to the part of my body that I love the least.
L: Why is it so important to process and feel the emotions we deal with instead of bottling them in?
D: It’s important so we can grow as individuals and actualize our potential, which we can’t do carrying past baggage. It’s important because until we do we just keep manifesting situations that bring up the same feeling we avoid. It’s important because if you don’t deal with them, they manifest in our bodies and can cause ailments. It’s important because we can see the bigger picture instead of what we see through buried trauma. Emotions are meant to be expressed and acknowledged, not held captive.
L: What are your greatest accomplishments in life so far?
D: This is a good question because I’m working on not diminishing my accomplishments. Nothing is ever enough for me, so I am learning to be content. But I mean, I wrote a book, and I have two more written books ready to go. That would be my greatest accomplishment because it was my passion. Writing a book is not easy. You put yourself out there.
L: What do you hope to see yourself when it’s all said and done?
D: Loved, supported, social, well-traveled, fulfilled, with cats everywhere, and at peace eating fruit from my garden in the hills.
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