Q2. Mieshia: Were you named after anyone? Did you have any nicknames as a child?
Me: If I was, I don’t know. My mother preferred to call me “Mark” (my middle name). As a child, I was called Mark as if it were my first name. Today, only longtime friends call me that. As far as nicknames are concerned, I was called “Lil Man” and “Frock Tail.” (Frock is a British word for a dress.) Keep in mind. . . I was born in British Guiana, which is now called Guyana. And allegedly, I was always “chasing skirts.”