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. Arlene was raised in the military, and served in the Army National Guard in Washington, DC. She also has management and medical administration experience as well. Arlene found that times of trial offered the best ground for inspiration! She went on to complete her medical certification as a medical administrator and currently serves as a dispatcher for law enforcement. 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 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. She has also written for Urban Image Magazine and looks forward to her first article release with Compulsive Magazine in 2017.
Domestic Violence also is a topic that she takes very seriously. As a domestic violence survivor, she found strength to share her story with others and host her first event titled 50 Shades of Blue…a Celebration of Life! This event showcased speakers, vendors and hosted friends and survivors in the Baltimore area. This event has been revamped and is going into its 3rd year here in Baltimore. Lady Blue also 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.
Lady Blue has contributed to a few books in the past two years: with Author Lucie Hola Owens book Awakening the Empowered Woman Wisdom Within and is currently working on Part II, Women on a Mission with Teresa Hawley Howard and most recently Reflections of a Survivor with Melony Hill. Lady Blue currently has her own personal story that is set for release in the fall of 2017. She continues to write and is currently working on her domestic violence story as well.
I want them to know that I want to inspire others to move toward their purpose and not be afraid to LIVE OUT LOUD!”