MY LIFE IS NO ACCIDENT: TENIKA WATSON'S STORY

MY LIFE IS NO ACCIDENT: TENIKA WATSON'S STORY

* Celebrate #TransJoy, Listen to Tenika's Story of Self-Love, Survival & Recovery! *

Tenika Watson was born Johnny Watson on February 22, 1951. She was made famous as the passenger in the 1982 car accident that left R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass handicapped.

She not only survived the transphobic rumor mill that followed press of the accident but recovered from a lifetime of gender and race-based traumas by accepting help, finding self-love, and sharing her story.

Tenika has previously been featured on Oprah and the BBC/Showtime documentary "Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me." Before Warner Brothers tells Tenika's story in an upcoming biopic on Teddy's life, Tenika wants to tell her FULL story in her own voice!

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Recent Episodes

Prologue: Surrender & Setting The Record Straight

July 26, 2021

In the Prologue, Tenika Watson and her agent, Zina AlDamlouji, discuss the Prolgue of her self-published book, which includes becoming homeless one year after she began her addiction recovery and a healing encounter that hap…

Preface: Who Was Johnny? Who Is Tenika?

July 26, 2021

In the Preface, Tenika's answers the question "Who Was Johnny? Who Is Tenika?" and describes her transition journey from a childhood estranged from her parents to the freedoms and limitations of surviving as a black, trans s…

Introduction

July 25, 2021

In the Introduction, Tenika's agent, Zina AlDamlouji, provides a brief account of Tenika's remarkable story of self-love, survival & recovery and why NOW is the time for Tenika to tell her story in her own words .