"It's not about the cards you are dealt- but how you play them." Pierre Evans was counted out at a young age after dropping out of high school and succumbing to the harsh streets of Providence, Rhode Island. In today's episode, Pierre shares his journey from the streets to success, and teaches us how to maximize life's lessons to re-empower ourselves.
Transparency. Femininity. Purpose. Meet Chiquetta President, an amazing young woman all the way from the big city of Cross, South Carolina. From the days of her youth to today, she has been such "light and love". She is a motivational speaker and the author of "Pump Power" and "Sincerely, C.S. Presidential".
"Blessed is she who believes that the Lord will fulfill his promises to her", is what has kept Chicquetta strong even throughout the most tragic time of her life. On January 1, 2011, she lost her only brother in a tragic car accident. Her world was shaken, but she wrote poems to help release her thoughts and deepest feelings. Her brother would inspire her in a dream to publish a book with her collection and "Sincerely, C.S. Presidential" was created and released on her brother's 30th birthday!
She wouldn't stop there! Her desire to empower women globally led her to sit down and capture the success stories of 21 women, which would become "Pump Power" . We are blessed to be able to get the keys that have allowed Chicquetta to be bold, stay in the pursuit of her purpose and how her mother has taught her the balance of womanhood! Tune in and listen as Keke talks to one of her role models and they talk about the wonders of being from Cross, South Carolina.
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Being a mother is not easy task---being a young melanated professional mother is even harder! Balancing your career, academic and social life while raising another human being is one act that deserves a round of applause. As a licensed therapist, Suma Hodge, MS LAC has been able to use her passion for counseling and experiences as a mother to bring The Licensed Mom blog as well as Mommy and Mimosa's Brunch event. She desires to help women transition through motherhood while never losing self identity! Take a listen as we talk about Suma's tough pregnancy, her tenacity to give her daughter her best life, and the influence her own mother has on her life! We even take the time to talk about mental health in the African American community and why we need to stop telling our loved ones to simply "pray about it". Definitely an episode to inspire you even if you are not a mother!!!!
Be sure to subscribe to The Licensed Mom blog at www.thelicensedmom.com. Check out her two featured pieces "Don't Shoot, I'm Grieving" and "Why Suffer in Silence" which were both featured in the Arizona Informant newspaper!
Who says you can't bring technology and hair care together? Meet Candace Mitchell who decided five years ago to leave her corporate job with Coca-Cola and pursue her vision of becoming an entrepreneur! She has the all the juice when it comes to developing innovative ideas and building successful business! Candace's story is one of challenge, triumph and truly a testament that we will never know what we can be if we don't stretch our capacity! She is the CEO and Co-Founder of Techturized, Inc. where the Myavana Hair Care services are changing the game for women all over the world! This journey has awarded Candace with honors such as Forbes 30 Under 30, Sephora Accelerate Program participant, BET's Next in Class STEM award and so much more! Don't believe me? Just take a listen to this dynamic interview, catch these gems and be corrected by the expert on the top 5 things you can do to care for you hair!
Be sure to visit candacevictoria.com to learn more about Candace, purchase her ebook "The Shift" and book her for speaking engagements! To get back to your hair roots, be sure to connect with Myavana at myavana.com, and @myavanahaircare across all social media!