Be inspired after listening to stories of those who have beaten the odds in their lives.
Felicia Brookins Author of "Sister Nadeen's Ways"02/04/2018 Duration: 55min
Felicia Brookins is the author of the award winning Christian Fiction novel, Sister Nadeen's Ways. Sister Nadeen Simmons is the head usher at Greater Trials MB Church and the pastor's right hand. She portrays herself as someone who is holier than thou and has a better relationship with God than anyone else. But at home, she's an evil force to be reckoned with. In this episode you will learn: What inspired Felicia to write this novel Where did the storyline come from? A brief summary about the main characters Will there be a part 2? Sister Nadeen's Ways was nominated for the Urban Book of the Year Award. You can purchase the book at www.amazon.com
Maya Avery - From Social Worker to Momager & TV Producer25/03/2018 Duration: 55min
Be on the look out for Maya Avery and her children Alana Jenkins and Landon Jenkins, because they are making some serious moves. Maya is a momager, image consultant, public speaker and a TV producer. She has successfully molded her son and daughter into a creative space where they created a clothing line, Weirdo Goddess, which is also a charitable organization that fights against bullying. Maya shares a very touching story about how her son Landon was bullied which yielded Weirdo Goddess. Maya's children are amazing! In this episode you will hear about: Landon's experience with bullying Alana's opportunity in New York Fashion Week What led Maya from being a Social Worker to an image consultant and TV producer The evolution of The LuckiLove Experience The evolution of Weirdo Goddess Maya is naturally funny and beautiful inside and out. Be sure to follow her on Facebook at Maya Avery, on Instagram @motivatingforce Enjoy!
Big Mama is on the way baby! - Shafeqah Lodree19/02/2018 Duration: 01h02min
Shafeqah Lodree is the owner and CEO of Big Mama's Bail Bonding. She started a side hustle and turned it into a full time business in a short period of time. In this episode, you will learn: Why Shafeqah started a bail bonding business How does bail bonding work What it's like to be a bounty hunter also How she successfully captured a bounty while at the hair salon How experiencing being homeless fed her drive to become a successful entrepreneur In this episode you will also hear why a 16 year old student at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL is my woman crush this week.
Serving the LGBTQ Community with Evonne Kaho06/02/2018 Duration: 34min
Evonne Kaho is a trans woman who started a non profit business, Love Without Limits. Being in the state of Mississippi, the heart of the bible belt, Evonne shares her experiences of being discriminated against simply because she is a trans woman. She saw a dire need within the LGBTQ community and decided to take matters in her own hands. As a result, Love Without Limits was formed. In this episode, you will learn: When Evonne, born male, realized she identified as a female. How her family embraced the change. How her life experiences differ while living in Mississippi versus other states. How she was treated by the police after surgery after a domestic violence experience of getting shot in the foot. What services her company Love Without Limits provide to the LGBTQ community.
Fighting To Live with Rosie Butler01/01/2018 Duration: 01h02min
Imagine doctors telling you that you have 1 year to live. Imagine hearing you only have a few days to live. Imagine being diagnosed with sarcoidosis, lung disease, Hepatitis C and Cancer. Imagine passing a disease along to your child. Former Ebony Fashion Fair Model Rosie Butler has experienced it all yet she continues to fight to live. In this episode you will hear: How Rosie first got started with Ebony Fashion Fair. How she thrived after being diagnosed with several life threatening diseases. How she responds to doctors telling her she only has days to live. What keeps her going in spite of her illnesses. And why is actress, singer and activist Jennifer Lewis my Woman Crush This Week.
Surviving Breast Cancer with Vickie Bradley11/12/2017 Duration: 48min
In Episode 3, you will hear the story of 2 time breast cancer survivor Vickie Bradley. Vickie shares quite a few nuggets during our Colorful Conversation: How her faith helped her endure this journey Why it is so important to do self breast exams even when you're getting mammograms regularly Why she wouldn't recommend breast reconstruction surgery You will also learn why I chose to attend the Grand Opening of the 2 museums in Mississippi: The Museum of MS History and the MS Civil Rights Museum even though President Trump attended. And why did I chose Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams in my Woman Crush This Week #WCTW.
Part 2 Surviving Breast Cancer with Nina Leggett Austin04/12/2017 Duration: 43min
Nina Leggett Austin shares her story of surviving breast cancer for the second time. In Episode 2, two time breast cancer survivor Nina Leggett Austin shares the second part of her journey when she was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. Some nuggets she shared were: Understand your options related to having reconstructive surgery How she dealt with body image issues How her health stands today after extensive surgeries and treatments Also, who is my woman crush this week and why? #WCTW Be sure to like Colorful Conversations of Inspiration on Facebook to join the convo!
Surviving Breast Cancer with Nina Leggett Austin21/11/2017 Duration: 43min
In Episode 1, two time breast cancer survivor Nina Leggett Austin shares her journey when she was diagnosed the first time at a young age. Some nuggets she shared were: Why it is important to get a 2nd opinion Why you should have a patient advocate Why you should NOT search the internet once you're diagnosed Be sure to like Colorful Conversations of Inspiration on Facebook to join the convo!
Colorful Conversations of Inspiration Intro21/11/2017 Duration: 01min
Episode 0 is an introduction to the Colorful Conversations of Inspiration Podcast.