#ToBeHonest is a new YouTube talk show series centered around real people, real issues and real conversation.
We’ll be tackling a wide range of topics throughout the course of the show ranging from sex and relationships to politics and social justice movements. Because the show is produced in Mississippi by young, Black Mississippians, we’ll also be sharing our experiences and perspectives about life as we know it.
Meet Marla below.
Relationship status: Single
Education: Bachelors of Science in Biology from Tougaloo College and Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Mississippi College
Occupation: Switchboard Operator
Favorite Movie: 12 Years a Slave
Favorite Music Artist: Beyoncé
What do you think is the biggest mistake men and/or women make in relationships?: Lack of communication – hands down. If something is bothering you, tell me!! That way we can address it and not argue about petty stuff that has nothing to do with the issue.
What do you think are the biggest issues that your generation is facing today? What about the world?: The biggest issues my generation is facing are the fight against inequality and injustice, learning how to love themselves without the approval of social media, and being too influenced by popular opinion. Tension between races, especially in the United States, is a big issue. I believe the tension is caused by reoccurring events of mistreatment, lack of trust and communication, and lack of willingness to understand one another.