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In the midst of finding herself, White also sought to restore the relationship with her young son, which suffered in the shadow of her entertainment career. “I had to get to know my child - I didn’t even really know him that well. We were just roommates. I was still taking care of him, [but] I was operating on autopilot like many parents do. I didn’t really know him because I spent so much time focusing on being a star.” Of all her endeavors, she confirms that she now wears the badge of mother the most proudly. In the aforementioned video, a segment is dedicated to them spending time together and her Twitter account proudly displays photos of them roasting marshmallows, on their way to birthday parties, and after karate practice with actor Lamman Rucker. MORE ASHES FROM WHICH TO RISE In looking back at the elements leading to her reincarnation of sorts, she penned a book titled Redefining Strong. “It’s more so a journey about healing. I feel a lot of people are broken and they don’t know how to start to heal. I think people have an illusion of what healing is supposed to be, like ‘pray about it and just keep going’. And that didn’t work for me. There was a process to purge and to find myself and to get to know me—what my purpose was for the journey. It details all the stuff I went through. As well as giving people an outline to heal. There’s quotes in there and exercises, so it’s more of a workbook in addition to a story of my life.” According to the myth, after resurrection, the new phoenix is destined to live as long as it’s old self. For Phoenix White, you get the feeling that with a renewed sense of purpose and clarity, the new Phoenix White is destined to shine brighter than previous incarnations.

‘My life has turned into a bigger picture’

“My life has turned into a bigger picture, so much bigger than singing or acting,” she says. “You can still find me doing those things, but doing them now with purpose. Everything has to have purpose.” - Lamar Dixon

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