February 1st, 2021 | Season 5 | 48 mins 58 secs
Growing up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn as an immigrant child in the 80s was no easy feat. For Nicole Smart, she found an unconventional path to find her voice and build a profession and mission to ensure that diverse voices are at the table.
January 18th, 2021 | Season 5 | 43 mins 57 secs
entrepreneur, multicultural, nonprofit
Cristie Norman is a natural born game changer. The former opera singer and body builder found her way into the wine world after taking a job as a server, which ultimately led to an opportunity to work at Wolfgang Puck's flagship restaurant, Spago. Since then, Cristie has set her sights on providing wine education for the everyday consumer.
January 11th, 2021 | Season 5 | 36 mins 17 secs
identity, motherhood, relationships
Breaking barriers while being broken is a testament to A. Decker's determination to unravel from a life that did not align with her destiny. The Canadian resident with British-Jamaican heritage speaks candidly about her desire to break the cycle of struggle.
December 28th, 2020 | Season 4 | 21 mins 21 secs
faith, mental health, wellness
At the beginning of 2020, I started to let go of things that didn't serve me only to have to pile it back on with the killings of unarmed Black people and Covid-19. I sought help, learned to clarify my expectations and allowed 2020 work in my favor.
December 21st, 2020 | Season 4 | 27 mins 35 secs
Aquila is back! In this episode, she shares how she bounced back from her lowest point this year to find success in her business. And for Aquila, success starts with family. The biochemist turned blogger shares a heartfelt moment about visiting her family in the midst of a pandemic.
033: Gisset Renteria: On Being a Working Mamacita, Balancing Therapy with Culture & Spending the Day with Snoop Dogg
December 14th, 2020 | Season 4 | 28 mins 20 secs
family, mamacita, working mom
Gisset has used 2020 as a time to do those things that mattered to her most. She launched her blog, started therapy and is getting better with working through mommy guilt.
December 7th, 2020 | Season 4 | 32 mins 13 secs
mental health, transition, wellness
Asia is a no-nonsense teacher and entrepreneur who had to refund $50k to her clients when Covid hit. How did she recover her peace and her business? Find out in this week's episode.
November 30th, 2020 | Season 4 | 23 mins 19 secs
black woman, entrepreneurship, personal development
Elise is back! Since her guest spot on Season 2 of the podcast, Elise has been blessed beyond measure in her personal growth and business endeavors. Find out how she was able to finally break through to the many possibilities of 2020.
November 23rd, 2020 | Season 3 | 35 mins 14 secs
Shawna Bator has embraced the constant metamorphosis of her life. From growing up in public housing, to fighting for survival while living on the streets, getting pregnant at a young age...to losing her mother to breast cancer and learning of her daughter's autism diagnosis...she has found resolve and is grateful for the hardships. Don't miss this powerful episode.
November 16th, 2020 | Season 3 | 40 mins 52 secs
faith, family, motherhood
Robin Walton has learned to make room for the critical needs in her life - faith and family. Losing both parents and one sibling has taught her so much about faith, legacy and hard work. Even in the midst of a breakdown or emotional moment, Robin's resolve is steady and endearing. Those lessons guide her as a wife, a mother to two sons, and a busy professional who knows that she is enough.
November 9th, 2020 | Season 3 | 35 mins 45 secs
faith, relationships, transition
Danielle Jones is a woman stepping authentically and faithfully on the road less traveled. The former college dropout pushed through health issues, a break up from a 5-year relationship and much more to finally gain her superpowers when she learned to accept and love her authentic self.
027: Samantha Heuwagen: On Overcoming Disability, the Gateway of Writing & Creating Unconventional Paths
November 2nd, 2020 | Season 3 | 41 mins 21 secs
identity, mental health, transitions
Samantha is a Latinx sex therapist who does her life in two different languages. It all began in her home state of Michigan where she grew up with a close-knit family in a multicultural community. But what happens when you decide to shift the narrative, leave your family and create your own path? Samantha charted her own journey that led to a discovery of creativity and healing.
026: Khristi Lauren Adams: On Sacrificing Vulnerability, Brown Girl Stories & Stepping into Her Calling
October 26th, 2020 | Season 3 | 45 mins 6 secs
author, faith, healing
Khristi Adams is a vessel for Black girl stories. The speaker, author, youth advocate and ordained Baptist minister is no stranger to devastating loss. Find out how she dealt with the trauma to find her purpose and write her first book.
October 19th, 2020 | Season 3 | 33 mins 44 secs
identity, transition, wellness
Anna is no stranger to dealing with the challenges of growing up and existing between two cultures - Mexican and suburban American. She shares how she fought through feelings of otherness and challenges with addiction to create a life and career path beyond her imagination.
October 12th, 2020 | Season 3 | 29 mins 31 secs
faith, identity, motherhood, relationships
Caressa Walker is embracing all of her imperfections. The creator of the Imperfect Caressa blog knows that self-love and understanding of self allows her to show up despite the challenges of her parents' 27-year marriage and devastating divorce, which later shaped her expectations on relationships and marriage.
October 5th, 2020 | Season 3 | 47 mins
advocacy, entrepreneur, family
Erika is a business strategist who made bold moves to overcome her challenges and change her destiny. The former military wife and mother of one son shares how an unexpected beginning resulted in her lifting her voice for food justice, testifying before Congress and eventually running for office.