I’ve had a lot of strong female influence throughout my life. The six famous singing Goss Sisters of the Southern United States were my great aunts on my father's side. They were strong, Celtic, talented, virtuous women who might not have had college educations, but they were super intelligent, funny, and incredibly feisty! They taught me to ask questions and not to let anyone push me around! The next to the last Goss Sister (Aunt Grace) died in 2015 - two months before her 107th birthday. Aunt Hazel was the youngest and is still going strong. Each one of them taught me a lot, and I’ll always be thankful for every moment I spent in their wisdom.
My mother’s been a massive influence on me as well. She’s more of a quiet strength who’s watchful more than verbally outspoken. That’s not to say that she couldn’t hold her own in a debate but, she’s more the brilliant strategist who climbed her way up the corporate ladder in the banking industry and became one of the first female Vice Presidents in banking. All while NOT talking trash or listening to gossip about anyone. She taught me the value of women sticking together and helping each other make a positive difference in the corporate world. She taught me to hold my cards close to my chest until I’m sure I have the winning hand; the value of family, and the importance of never doing anything privately that I’ll need to hide publicly.
I was born in a big city, moved to a small town, and ended up at a great college. I first thought about majoring in Nursing, until I fast-figured - I wasn’t cut out for one-on-one patient care. It wasn’t that I couldn’t handle the stress - it was more like I felt incredibly limited. So, I went the opposite way and majored in Radio Television Film (RTF) for about a year. I often wondered why I’d felt the need to waste that tuition money and a year of unusable education. I discovered the reason in 2013 when my son (Andru) came back from law school to inform us his counselor had advised him to go full time into commercial music for the Louisiana Film Industry. Since then, I've known exactly why I majored in RTF, and it's helped significantly in the development of Andru's career. Never think anything you do is in vain; in the end, you’ll discover - there’s a reason for every lesson in life.
During RTF final exams, I woke up one morning and said, “I’ve had it! I want more!” I got dressed and boldly walked into the Dean of the Biological Science Department at the University of Southern Mississippi. I knew I needed to be a scientist - I just didn't know what kind! He and I had a lengthy discussion about what I wanted to accomplish in my life, and I walked out majoring in Molecular Biology. Little did I know, that change in major would lay the foundation for a never-ending quest for truth. A journey that didn’t end when I left college - it only began!
After I had left university, I was employed at Doctor Goldens Clinic before being fortunate enough to land a coveted job at Hattiesburg Clinic. I’ll never forget the Public Relations interview when the Personnel Director said to me: “You were hired before you walked in. I just wanted to meet personally the young lady who was given the best referral this clinic has ever heard. Do you know what Doctor Golden said about you? He said he wish he’d known you were looking for a job; he’s just moved back and reopened his clinic. He told me to tell you that whatever we offer you - he’s prepared to double it. That you were the very best employee, he’s ever had. That’s why we’re starting your salary out at x - please don’t take him up on his offer! We’re excited to have you join our team.” You may think I’m tooting my own horn. I don’t care! Ha! That was over twenty-five years ago, and Hattiesburg Clinic was the last public place I worked before going into private research. So, I’ll gladly boast my work ethic here, because the kind of research I’ve been doing over the last twenty years has been with the fellow scientist who don’t get much public recognition.
We do the kind of unpublicized research that one has to have hush-hush discussions about over a cup of hot tea in a private boardroom. It’s only until recently that a handful of scientist are finally accepting our genetic work regarding blood and DNA. Our research has been a delicate subject since the beginning. We’ve researched in underground laboratories of Harvard, Princeton and many other highly technologically advanced places that will remain forever unnamed. Why? Because the world isn’t quite ready for what all we’ve collectively and independently discovered, but soon it will have to be. The genetic issues we research have already reached pandemic proportions, the proof can no longer be ignored.
As I said earlier, I’ve been fortunate to have a lot of strong female influence throughout my life. Little did I know that I would personally have a hand in providing me (and the world) with the most priceless brilliant woman, and best friend I could ever have. Twenty-five years ago, I had the privilege of giving birth to my first child - Brae “Brae” Greenwood. She has been such a positive influence in my life. My son Andru is incredible and has equally left an exceptional impact on my existence, but I’ll tell you about him in a moment. Right now, I’m talking research and Brae has been working right beside me for many years. She’s argued with me when she thought I was wrong, made me go back and look at my research from another perspective, forced me to keep an open scientific mind when it was easier to conform to cognitive dissonance - she’s helped keep me sane when insanity seemed the safest alternative. What can I say? It isn't easy to mentally deal when discovering that everything you’ve been taught since birth is a strategic lie. It’s been quite painful at times. We've had to deal with some really heavy research where one has to remain mentally tough and objectively balanced. Brae is smarter than I’ll ever be, stronger, gracefully outspoken, and extremely beautiful inside and out. She’s walked the halls of education with me, looked up from a microscope across the table and uttered exclamations of disbelief, healed herself when no other doctor could and all the while - managed to grow into a remarkable role model that all women should admire.
As you’ve guessed - I’m all about women, but that’s not to say that men aren’t as equally important to me. The men that surround me are truly Super Men! The two most important men in my life are Andru, and my husband (Rich). They're both brilliant visionaries who love life, respect women, are ingeniously multi-talented and have evolved into powerful gods among mere men. Yes, I’m sure there are other men like them, but they’re few and far between. And, I don’t know the actual integrity of those men because I don’t see them behind closed doors - when no one else is looking! My guys don’t give a damn about fitting into the mold of how a corporate male is supposed to look and act. They both have long hair, are all about the environment, have high IQ's, can do anything, and have mastered their testosterone and emotions.
That may not sound like a lot to the unaware, but if you’ve seen what I saw under a microscope - you’d know how important their above character is. To all the ones who haven’t seen the stark realization of what's going on around us (in comparison to the limited reality that’s been cast before our eyes since birth) - all I can advise is, forget everything you’ve been taught. It’s all been an illusion and a good many enlightened ones - are finally waking up! Prepare yourself for a roller coaster because the field of genetics is fast becoming the most important key to our future.
As we continue to zoom along in this 21st century, it may help you to understand the changes that are inevitably coming into our world by remembering my following words. Many humans are a powerhouse of enormous cellular energy and unlimited possibilities; capable of marvelous achievements and it's time we collectively realize our full potential, learn what all we're capable of and synchronize OUR collective. Keep in mind - I said the word MANY humans, not ALL.
“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena; it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” - Nikola Tesla
Brae is a Sociocultural Anthropologist, classical guitarist, violinist, actor and singer/songwriter. She specializes in individual child development, botanical research, and ancient genetics.
“I’ll never forget my first day of kindergarten.” She smiled. “To make a long story short, let’s just say my first teacher was very brash and emotionally cold. I know coming right out of the gate in a bio with such strong views concerning individualized child development may seem shocking to some. However, it's an important passion of mine; it defines who I am. I have a habit of getting right to the point. At five years of age, I was thrown from a warm, expansive and encouraging home environment - into a chaotic classroom with a rigid and formal teacher. It was a shock to my young brain. Too much overstimulation - too soon! I quickly learned that I was expected to start thinking like everyone else; conform."
"I understand that teachers are given a core curriculum and that there're so many individual personalities in the classroom, but children have important individual needs that aren't being addressed or understood by our society. The majority of these children aren’t pre-programmed robots. I can’t blame most teachers because they have to follow the system; there’s a breakdown from the top to the bottom. I think that the most destructive thing about school for me was being told not to think for myself. Just comply with this rigid system that teaches you to be a follower and not an independent problem solver.
We can mass educate children, but do the masses understand the needs of children? That's the very thing we see when it comes to feeding the masses with GMO products - just because it's food doesn't mean everyone is getting feed. We are not all genetically, physically, mentally, spiritually the same. There's a famous saying from Albert Einstein that I love to quote: “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Brae attended public school up until her enrollment in the fifth grade. "When I was in the third grade, I was in competitive gymnastics, and I had a freak knee injury. Because of my strong muscle tone, I ended up requiring two surgeries and had to stay out of school the majority of the third grade. Even though I was in pain and missed my friends, I began to realize I was learning much more at home with my mother. I also didn't have the high-stress level I felt at school." By fourth grade, Brae encouraged her mother to research homeschooling - which was considered an extremely unpopular thing to do in the 90's.
"I felt certain my mother could homeschool my brother and me; the problem was convincing her, our dad, and my brother Andru of the benefits. Andru was a year younger, and he didn't care about homeschooling. Mom researched everything thoroughly, made sure her schedule could support it and tested the heck out of us to determine our learning skills. When we got the results back on our IQ test, she discovered Andru had a 160 IQ, and I was 162. That was the 'final straw' in deciding to pull us out of public school and privately educate us from home. We went through a great deal of societal opposition for homeschooling." Brae was homeschooled thru Laurel Springs Academy in Ojai, California. She realized how much she blossomed mentally and in confidence under an advanced homeschooling environment.
“I loved being homeschooled. It turned out that public school was harming me more than helping me. Our parents started seeing other advantages to us being homeschooled and a plethora of test were done to confirmed those benefits. As for socialization, we still socialized plenty. What a lot of people don't understand is that young children do not need to be over-socialized; especially if they’re highly empathic. The educational system believes in tossing kids into a classroom of twenty to thirty fellow peers. They aren’t adults; their emotional, social and mental processes are not ready for that kind of stress. As a matter of fact, research is proving again and again that early socialization of young children can make them anti-social later in life."
"It’s about small quality groups instead of quantity. The quality of a child's sociality isn’t about how many children they play with - it’s about their emotional stability, sense of self-worth, and concern for others. I think our standard educational system is turning kids into emotionally unstable, uncaring, selfish droids who have no self-confidence and are searching for forms of escapism from their early teens and beyond. Across the board - we see it in our field experiments. I want to encourage children through books, music, acting, and humor. I just want them to know - I get them! I get the whole concept of being young and transitioning through all those complicated stages from baby to adult. I think that the most important thing in the world is for humanity to connect mindfully with one another... and sincerely care about this beautiful planet - and all it's inhabitants."
When asked how she likes writing with her mother Brae beams. “It’s a fantastic experience! We work well together. Both of our personalities fuse to make a good read where you have no clue what's going to happen next. We don’t even know what’s going to happen half the time! I remember doing genetic research in Maine, and we were also writing Henri RambleOn. One of our most important characters died; mum and I cried like babies writing the death scene. It was such a release of emotions. We fall in love with every one of these characters, and they are such an integral part of our life experiences."
“Another thing that’s amazing to me is that Andru composes music that goes along with our books. When we're off working somewhere - and we're at a standstill - we turn on his music, and inspiration flows to us. It’s an amazing feeling!" Brae laughs warmly. "Working together as a family; individually - yet connected in such a spiritual and physical way - it feels right. I’ve discovered who I am on this adventure of life, and it's a valuable thing to have a sense of belonging. I was asked one time what I wanted to achieve as a woman. I'd like to encourage worldwide self-discovery so that we all realize we have something beneficial to contribute to this planet. We're individually here for a unique purpose!"
"Together we can make this world a more harmonious place. Hand in hand, we can explore the endless possibilities of existence. We've been fighting and conquering each other for far too long; it's time we collectively evolve and embrace the fact that we are on this planet together - for an important mission. If we can boldly recognize our individuality, we'll discover something amazing; listening to each other without preconceived ideas - with an open mind! I believe we will spark the greatest discoveries humankind has ever known.”