COACH COCO AKA MACKMAMA
SITS WITH INTELLECTUAL INK TO TALK ABOUT HER INCREDIBLE
JOURNEY FROM INCARCERATION TO INSPIRATION
BY CHARLOTTE YOUNG FOYE
Ink Mag: You are constantly reinventing yourself; from Natoka to Mack Mama, to Coach Coco. Tell us about the early days when Natoka became Mack Mama and when Mack Mama became Coach Coco, the Life Coach who Cares?
Coach: Whew! Ok, that question is a tongue twister lol. I was born Natoka and I don’t like that name, because it represents a wild side of me, that the judicial system has judged for decades. It was what I was known as, in the streets of Brooklyn, in the late ’80s and early ’90s. A hustler, who wasn’t afraid to defend herself from the wolves. A young girl who lost her way and learned to be the leader of the pack. I morphed into Mack Mama when I started rapping. It was a name given to me when I had a short stint as a madam. That is an interesting story, too long for this interview, however, I discuss it at length in my autobiography “Tales of an Original Bad Girl.” I love music and started rapping in 2003. I have written books accompanied by soundtracks under that moniker. My friends call me Mack, my family calls me Coco, and when I began my career as a Life Coach, I decided to use Coach Coco, it has a friendly, kind, ring to it. I branded Coach Coco Cares because that is the energy I want to put out in the universe. I truly am concerned about people, especially the elderly, the addicted, and the sick and suffering.
Ink Mag: How many books do you have to date? And do you have a favorite? If so, which one?
Coach: I have five and one that I have been working on for 9 years, it will finally be delivered by the start of this summer. I have written my autobiography, and a fiction called “Daisy Jones” under Mack Mama and three self-help books under my Coach Coco pseudonym. One of the self-help books is an erotic series of stories, that are designed to help bring the sparks back into your relationship. I am currently finishing up the long-awaited sequel to Daisy Jones called “Mistress.” My favorite book to date is Daisy Jones, it was my first stab at writing fiction, and I knocked it out of the park. That book is my baby!
Read the full article in this month's issue of Intellectual Ink Magazine: May 2022: Young-Foye, Charlotte, Press Simmons, Julia, Grace, Allison: 9798820170089: Amazon.com: Books Follow Coach Coco Cares (@iamcoachcoco) • Instagram photos and videos
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This book helps the reader understand the psyche of the women who walk through the stark, cold hallways of prisons across the country. It not only details the day-to-day operations, but guides anyone caught in that unfortunate situation, on how to navigate and survive.
The Author sent a war-cry to every person, group, organization and movement that have empathy for females who have been vacuumed into the abyss labelled PRISON. Coach Coco did a marvelous job of interviewing the women in real time, who were facing convictions for various charges.
These females are prisoners who have been condemned to psychological defeat which may ultimately lead to their deaths. They are considered pariahs, outcasts, criminals and a scourge upon society. Yet, these same women are mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, and every other aspect that keep the human family glued together.
Most of these women are in prison because of their misinterpretation of the word "LOVE", someone came into their lives and interrupted their growth, which cause there psychological development to be arrested, way before they were placed in handcuffs and behind hard cold bars.
The perspective of the incarcerated woman will determine whether a society is worthy of upholding the title of Humanitarian, because every society value is measured by the progress, or regress, of their most important providers which are their woman.
We cannot act like incarceration from a woman's perspective is insignificant, because woman, by their very nature, possess the ability to explain in the deepest detail, what incarceration does to the spirit and soul of living beings. Allow yourself to engage and become a potential helper to these voices who are reaching out to be heard.
If a woman finds herself involved in the criminal justice system and needs a source of inspiration, this is the book!