Always Be Inspired!!
Arlene R. Major aka Lady Blue was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She completed high school in Seaside, CA before attending Jacksonville State University in Alabama for a short period of time. Raised in the military, she later would join the Army National Guard to help serve her country. She also has management and medical administration experience as well. A divorced mother of four, she found that times of trial offered the best ground for inspiration! She went on to complete her medical certification as a medical administrator and also training to become a 9-1-1 operator. No stranger to the stage, Lady Blue grew up in performing arts and has performed in several musicals around California and has also sang with a local band in California, New Mexico as well as singing in the church choir. Writing has always been a part of her life. English was a favorite subject and her teachers helped her to realize she had a gift. After going through a rough time in her life, Arlene decided to return to writing and let it reach and touch those who needed an uplift in their spirit. She started writing blogs for World Prayr in 2010 shortly after her father passed away and has been going strong ever since.
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) also is a topic that she takes very seriously. As a survivor, she found strength to share her story with others and is the founder and host of 50 Shades of Blue Baltimore, Stories of DV Survival! This event showcases other survivors, local vendors and a host of friends community from Baltimore and surrounding areas. Lady Blue hosts this event annually and has had radio appearances with Must Be the Music, Charm City Direct Radio Show, For The Love of my People, Inspired by Purpose, and Meloni’s Matters. She has been featured in the November 2015 issue of the Belief Magazine and the April 2015 issue of Trendsetter’z Da Online Magazine Business Edition in Atlanta, Pink Pearl Proverbs 31 Woman newsletter and the RepYoGrindBlog emagazine. Besides the website, Lady Blue also has an inspirational page on Facebook appropriately titled Joy Does Come in the Morning.
In 2015, Lady Blue won her first award for Blogger of the Year at the Rep Yo Grind Awards. She was also nominated for Blogger of the Year at the Baltimore Crown Awards and the Titan Arts Awards. This category held some of the who’s who in Baltimore and the DMV. In March of 2016, Lady Blue joined WMSKonlineradio.com and became of the host of the Lady Blue Radio Show that airs every Thursday from 9-11 am bringing you the positive to Spark your day. She also hosts Covenant Connection with her husband Victor Major every Friday from 11am to 1pm on the same station.
In 2016, Lady Blue was nominated for Magazine of the Year for the Rep Yo Grind awards and also has accomplished many book contributions one of them with Author Lucia Hola Owens for a book called Awakening the Empowered Woman Wisdom Within another best selling author Teresa Hawley Howard for Women on a Mission, the anthology compiled by Melony Hill founder of Stronger Than My Struggles called Reflections of a Survivor as well as releasing her own writing titled Vibe in Blue and Lady BluePrint. Lady Blue is currently working on her third and soon to be released workbook for survivors title Outlasted.
“My ultimate goal? Meet Oprah, Ellen, Iyanla or even Steve Harvey and Tyler Perry and have a sit down to discuss my book and my mission. I see my own talk show and my movement going global. I want them to know that I want to inspire others to move toward their purpose and not be afraid to LIVE OUT LOUD!”