How Quitting Alcohol Saved His Life and Disrupted an Industry

How Quitting Alcohol Saved His Life and Disrupted an Industry Since we first introduced you to Sipple and its co-founder, Danny Frounfelkner, the Houston-based company has hit next level status. At least from my humble perspective as a customer. Like many of you, I am participating in Dry January, which necessitated a recent shopping trip…

Why They Call Her the Candle Queen

Why They Call Her the Candle Queen I love candles. Especially during the Christmas holidays, which makes this the perfect time to revisit my conversation with The Candle Queen. Ianthe Mauro is fluent in the language of candles. Whatever the shape or scent, candles are a perfect metaphor for what Ianthe is all about — bringing…

How to Break Barriers and Soar: My Family’s Story of an Engineering Pioneer

How to Break Barriers and Soar:My Family’s Story of an Engineering Pioneer Growing up, she was simply my second cousin, Yvonne. Someone I looked forward to seeing on my summer visits to Nashville, Tennessee, my mother’s hometown. Little did I know she was also a pioneer — a badass Black woman who refused to let…

What it Means to be Transgender in Today’s World

What it Means to be Transgender in Today’s World As I count my blessings this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the opportunity to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community that is deeply hurting. The recent Q Club killings in Colorado Springs are the latest example of the searing hate and violence gripping our nation….

WHY THIS PODCAST & WHY NOW?

Because it’s time for us all to stop, take a breath and listen. I am a journalist who relishes giving voice to people’s stories.  I am a business owner, founder of an education non-profit, keynote speaker, wife, mother, daughter, dancer, sister and lover of life — and my country.  And like so many of you, it…

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Knowledge is passed on from one generation to the next primarily through words, both written and spoken. While campfire stories and the folklore they gave birth to seemed  near extinction, modern technology has revived this intimate and personal form of sharing knowledge. Knowledge is power.  This podcast is about empowering all of us to better…

OVERCOMING THE “OTHER”

At some point in our lives, we all know what it feels like to be on the outside looking in.  To be shunned.  To be the outcast.  To be the “other”.  Business leaders, students, parents, political leaders, educators, doctors, professional athletes, social activists, entrepreneurs, entertainers…everyone you can think of.  What are their stories?  What “other”…

How a Soul Food Scholar Uses Food and Faith to Help Bridge Our Divides

How a Soul Food Scholar Uses Food and Faith to Help Bridge Our Divides He calls himself a recovering lawyer and politico turned culinary historian, food writer and professional speaker. Sprinkle in a healthy dose of faith and social justice activism and voilà — a Soul Food Scholar “dropping knowledge like hot biscuits!” Somehow, Adrian…