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As Wanda Sykes once joked, “…being an African-American celebrity who’s out, it was like they started treating me like a unicorn. Queen Latifah is one of the most successful and well-recognized black women in America, coming off of her own talk show, producing films with her aforementioned production company, starring in major films, releasing albums and lending her face to brands like Cover Girl. Although Bessie Smith was out to her close friends and family, her sexuality was likely not discussed or acknowledged as bisexual by audiences.The kind of influence she could wield if she did come out would be massive. In her heyday (the 1920s and ’30s), homosexuality might have been accepted in bohemian circuits, but not necessarily a topic of polite conversation, at least not in any kind of public forum.“Once you hire Denzel you can’t put him with anything other than great actors, it’s just not going to be good for anybody on a lot of levels.” And Ejogo who plays young activist attorney Maya, echoed those sentiments.“He demanded everything in me to bring everything out of himself.Queen Latifah is an award-winning actress (currently appearing in the movie Miracles From Heaven), rapper, singer, songwriter and television producer — as well as a family caregiver.I met with her recently to talk about caregiving and her work with the American Heart Association's new Red Steps Challenge to "rise above" heart failure, which afflicts some 6 million Americans.It didn't feel like a typical celebrity interview because we discussed something important we have in common: We are both caregiving daughters.
Now her mom is feeling better and has moved back to her home in New Jersey.She now manages the condition with medication and a defibrillator implanted in her chest, while maintaining a healthy, veggie-heavy diet.(Owens also battles scleroderma, an autoimmune disease that affects her breathing.) Like many caregivers, Latifah is a busy working woman who travels a lot.She may have said it to me, but it's her message to all of us — her fellow caregivers. Amy Goyer is AARP's family, caregiving and multigenerational issues expert; she spends most of her time in Phoenix, where she is caring for her 92-year-old dad, Robert, who lives with her and has Alzheimer's disease.
She is the author of AARP's Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving.She says it has made her much more conscientious about her own health.