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Boss Lady: Ashleè Wilson from Glam Hair Divas and Glam Goood Catering

I met Ashleè many years ago. She’s actually my cousin, lol. I’ve been watching her over the years and she is an inspiration to say the least. She is the epitome of a self-made business woman and entrepreneur, and here’s why.

First things first, tell the readers a little about you.

I’m a Queen in every aspect. I’m a black woman with 2 small, but large, businesses owner and a work in process.

What made you want to go into business for yourself?

I was on a job working, got tired of being treated unfairly, working long tiring hours never any time for myself or family, so I began to think, is this what I want to do for the rest of my life? I immediately started saving money and then I resigned. I enrolled in school and started working my business around my schedule. I promoted and worked very hard at branding myself. I went 7 years and put myself through school and earned 2 degrees in the process.

I know you do hair, cater and studied law. What else do you do?

I would like to get into counseling soon. I am also getting into interior designing (Home decorating), but I pray, love, curse, fuss, live, laugh, meditate, scream, cry, workout, travel and I regroup.

Why so many endeavors at once?

If you look around, we as a society are always revolving to change. I stay busy because it’s very hard to “adapt” in a society that is constantly changing. So I was raised to keep irons in the fire: when one gets hot you can brand, and when that one cools the next is ready, but it’s all a process.

Do you plan to expand any of your businesses? If so, which one and how?

Yes I do, working on that now and it’s such a process. Glam Hair Divas is in the process of  being revamped. It will now be called Glam Hair Premium Extensions. Renaming the company because I am “retiring” from doing hair, but focusing on selling our hair line of bundles, closures, frontals, and our premium high density wigs. 

Where did the names Glam Good Catering and Glam Hair Divas come from?

The names came from my lifestyle. People look at how you appear, admiring the materialism, seeing I’m  always on the go, dressed up, traveling,et. It appears to be a Glamorous lifestyle, not knowing it’s not an easy job but you work hard at doing what you do.  I grew up in a small town that is growing rapidly. I love glitz. What is glitz without Glam? I actually had several other names but Glam stuck, so glam it is. That’s where the names came from.  Lol

What is your ultimate goal as far as being a chef, stylist, and lawyer, or is there just plans for one?

The ultimate goal is to be secure. I’m getting older, business is always business but I am ready to focus on long term goals such as love and a family. But before all that takes place business has to be in order. I know I said in a previous question, I would be retiring from doing hair but I will always be a stylist. I will still be taking appointments when needed but my focus/passion has been planted in Its Glam Goood Catering LLC: owning a family owned and operated business. 

As a little girl, is what you’re doing now what you had dreamed of doing? What were/are some of your other dreams, if any?

Naw. As a kid you we always dreamed of being grown. Not knowing what being grown was all about..lol..you know we couldn’t wait to be grown but it’s days I swear I wish I was still a kid. When I had not a worry or care in the world. Being a spoiled brat and living for free..lol

 As a kid, I think I wanted to be a pretty girl. I wanted to be like the girls on Clueless: Stacey Dash..lol

Do you have any projects coming up?

Yes, I have a vision board mixer coming up Sunday July 29th and a networking Mixer coming up Sunday October 14th.

What is some advice you can give to other women wanting to be a Boss Lady?

Keep God 1st, remain humble, stay focused, be productive, and always be a blessing when you can.

Is there anything else you want to mention?

Yes, please follow us on instagram: itsglamgooodcatering

GlamHairExtenzions 

Where can people find you?

Social media:

Facebook: Its Glam Goood Catering LLC

IG: ITS GLAM GOOOD CATERING

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Boss Lady: Debra Johnson

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I met Debra through Instagram about a year or so ago, and we finally met in person this year at the 2018 Houston Vegfest. Let’s get into this interview.
First, tell me a little bit about you and what it is you do.
Hello, My name is Debra and I’m a licensed attorney and a freelance writer and blogger. 
What inspired you to want to get into law?
I was initially inspired to go into the legal field because I wanted to understand how the law worked. I would watch political shows and I was active in my community, and I wanted to understand things better for myself. I didn’t know exactly what area I wanted to practice, but I knew that I wanted to make a difference in education, since I was a teacher before law school. 
What kind of attorney are you? Why did you choose that?
I’m an Assistant General Counsel, which means that I advise companies on internal issues. My focus is employment law. For the first 7 years of my legal career, I actually worked for a public school district, primarily working on Human Resources issues and policies. I enjoyed it because I wanted to make a difference in education. Over time, I developed an interest in working specifically on employment and HR issues instead of School Law, so I transitioned into my current position. 
Do you plan to open your own firm?
I did own my own firm for a while, and I did not enjoy it. I ran my firm while working my full time job, but I had a physical location and everything. There is a lot of liability and overhead with running a firm, and I didn’t feel fulfilled from that work. I find my freelance writing business to be much more satisfying, and it’s also more profitable with less liability. 
As a fellow blogger, tell me a little about what you blog about and why.
I currently blog about ways that people can overcome adversity and achieve their goals. I consider my blog to be a personal blog because I share a lot of my own story. I recently revamped it, and I plan to share a lot of what I’ve learned and how I’ve achieved my goals over the years. 
You’re a single mother like myself. What is it that you want to teach your son with all that you’re doing?
I want to teach my son to be a good person, to help others, and that he can do anything that he puts his mind to. He is a very creative and artistic person, and I encourage him to pursue his passion for the arts. 
Has it ever been or does it ever get tough being a single mom?
Yes, being a parent is tough. Being a single parent is tough mainly because of the stigma that society places on single mothers. But, it’s also tough because the financial, physical, and emotional obligations of parenting are primarily on me. I am blessed to have support from my family, but ultimately the parenting responsibility falls on me. 
 
In the last year or so, I sought out a parent support group and that has helped both me and my son a lot. We also go to family counseling now. I would tell single mothers to find a support group, and to seek family and individual counseling even before you think that you need it. 
What is your ultimate goal whether it be with your career or your blog, or both?
My ultimate goal is to write and blog full-time. I want to be financially free and have the luxury of location independence, so that I can travel the world once my son is older. 
What inspired you to become a writer and do you plan to ever write a book or solely keep your writing for your blog and legal work?
I always wanted to be a writer from the time that I was a young girl. I was an avid book reader, and I wrote a lot; I also majored in English in college. Before law school, I was an English teacher also. I do plan to write several self-help and motivational books in the near future. It was hard for me to write about my story for a long time, but going to counseling has helped me learn how to open up more. 
Where can people find you?


My blog is debrajohnson.com, and I’m active on Instagram @bydebrajohnson. I would love to start making videos on YouTube again. If your audience has any ideas for videos, send them my way! My YouTube channel is youtube.com/debrajohnson

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Boss Lady: Amber Richbook from For the Love of Millennials Podcast and A. Richbook Coaching

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I met Amber through Instagram and I’m not sure who followed who first, but she’s such an inspiration. She’s dedicated to her girls and also empowering millennials. She has just this vibrant spirit about her that’s hard to come by. If you need inspiration, she’s the one to follow.

Let’s start by you telling me a little about yourself. Where you’re from, what you do, just whatever you want to share?

I am a single mother of three currently residing in Durham, NC.  I have a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and one in management.  Fun Fact: I am a licensed cosmetologist in three states.  I host the podcast For The Love of Millennials, a podcast created to empower and uplift the melanin millennial. 

I learned that no matter what job position I am in, I find myself making connections to the people that I meet and learning about them in the unconscious effort to inspire and empower them to be the best of themselves.  

My favorite past times include writing poetry and searching for amazing vacation spots.

Now I know you have a podcast, For the Love of Millennials. Tell me a little about how you started with that. (Came up with the name, what made you decide to do a podcast as opposed to YouTube, what it’s about and what do you want people to get from it.)

For the LOVE of Millennials Podcast.  is a platform created to inspire, empower, and uplift  melanin-enriched millennials to be the best of themselves. There are many podcasts that are published and have audiences that are targeted to the melanin enriched millennial.  Many discuss what’s popular today.  What sets this podcast aside from other millennial podcasts? While the podcast may discuss topics and events that are current, we aim to provide  information that has a long term benefit.  So if a listener tunes in months from the episode, they can still find value in the episode. 

For the LOVE of Millennials Podcast will not have a limited scope as to music/politics/fashion-beauty/or simply gender related topics, each topic, carefully chosen to provide value to listeners, will thrive with the intention to fulfill the podcast’s purpose to empower melanin-enriched millennials to live their best lives. For specific episodes that will feature a guest, it is important to me to have melanin-enriched millennial expert(s) as a guest(s).

For the LOVE of Millennials Podcast. supports and encourages the well-rounded development of melanin-enriched millennials in addition to inspiring and empowering US to live our best lives, whether as professionals (intrapreneurs) or entrepreneurs.  Who are millennials? There isn’t a clear timeline for the rise and end of millennial era, however most sources identify millennials as persons born in the early 1980s to the mid 1990s [approx ages 23 to 36].

I decided to do a podcast because I wanted the audience to be able to tune in whenever and whereever and not be so much distracted by the visuals.  However, at some point the podcast will introduce video. 

The name? For the Love of Millennials was a name I had for over a year. I wanted to have a YouTube with interviews to focus on regular degular successful millennials of color because there was starting to be a gap of  ‘successful”—I use quotations because success is different for everyone—people of color, from age groups to even careers/professions.  You can be successful as a technician just like you can be successful in music, or you can be successful in the arts just like someone can be successful in a professional sport.  I just wanted to reach the US that needed to hear some empathetic empowering conversation.  

You are now a single mom of three beautiful girls. How are you managing single motherhood on top of everything else you’re doing?

LOADED QUESTION. Lol. First and foremost as a solo parent you realize and understand that the well-being, welfare and security of your children rests in your lap.  SUCH a HUGE responsibility.  I remind myself daily that they chose me to be their mother, hence I say, “I get to” instead of “I have to.”  Being a mother is a choice in all actuality.  I get to be their mother doesn’t mean I don’t make mistakes, but what it does mean is I am owning every aspect of parenting.  

I keep a schedule in addition to keeping myself and my children in a routine.  It provides the structure and balance that we all need.  It’s not rigid as it provides flexibility for us to do other things.  One thing that’s certain is their 8:00PM bedtime.  No matter what by 8:00 they are ready for bed. And then they wake up between 6:30AM and 8:30AM it all depends.  

I make sure to schedule my life via my calendar on my phone and using the reminders.  I’m working on implementing a consistent self care routine because I do realize that’s so important.  BUT I PLAN PLAN PLAN. If my plan gets thrown off I go with it and PLAN again. 

What do you want to teach your girls or what do you want them to learn from what you’re doing?

I want my girls to understand endurance through adversity is necessary for the journey.  To understand that failure is needed to appreciate success.  To see the I’m Possible when the world says “impossible”.  To know the sun is shining, on a cloudy day and even while the night falls.  I want my daughters to learn through my actions that they are enough, whole, balanced and filled with everything they need to accomplish their wildest dreams.  I allow them to explore their creativity, their ideas and encourage the imagination.  I teach them to understand culture and diversity and to love themselves as they are magical.  All in all, I teach them that they are valuable and loved.  As a person of value people have the responsibility to treat us well just as we have the responsibility to treat others well.  

What projects, if any, are you working on now? (If you want to disclose any)

As of right now I am working on curating  spaces for healing and growth conversation.  Something like a group coaching experience.  In addition to sharing my story with others via speaking, For the Love of Millennials Podcast and my A.RichBook/aRichLife Coaching is my primary focus.    

What else do you do aside from the podcast and being a mom?

Aside from the podcast and being a mom,  I provide one-to-one and group empowerment coaching.  I find that I attract the fulfillment of my purpose on a daily basis.  

What is your ultimate goal as far as the podcast and your other projects? 

My ultimate goal for the podcast and any project that I associate with is that it empowers and inspires those targeted to receive the project’s message, and brings about change and transformation.  I want to see more people win, grow and blossom.  

Where can people find you?

People can connect with me on instagram @A.RichBook

Or visit my site arichbook.com

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Boss Lady: Chrystallynn Block from AllThingsChrys

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I met Chrys through Jazzie (yes, the one from Jazzzie By Nature). I can’t remember what it was for but I do remember we didn’t hit it off right away. After some time had passed and we kept running into each other, we formed a relationship over writing and our love for books. We are a lot a like, yet different. She is an amazing writer, but let me stop there so we can get into their interview.

Hey Chrys! So first things first, tell the readers a little about yourself.

I am a mother and a writer. I really love to read, exercise and cackle with my friends. lol…I’ve just realized that I am information driven, which for me looks like learning on a continuous basis. I’m that person that knows a little bit about a lot.
How long have you been writing and what made you want to be a writer? 
I’ve wanted to be a writer ever since my 11th grade English teacher Mr. Fisher affirmed my writing ability. He helped me to believe in myself. He said I was one of the two best students in the class. That meant a lot to me. Graduation came the next year so I majored in Mass Communications with the dream of becoming an editor for a major magazine publication like Essence, Ebony or Jones Magazine. I’ve been writing professionally since 2009 and launched my magazine in 2010 called The BAR Mag. So, it’s been 9 years now.
What are some projects that you are currently working on? (If there are any that you want to disclose).
I’m working on my next book. I’m also doing more of my own writing now. I’ve been focused on my clients so much that I haven’t written much for me. So, I’m stepping away from my consultant business and getting my work out there more. I journal and share my entries on social media, and that’s been a beautiful experience. Because of that, a friend of mine reached out to collaborate for a journaling challenge, so we’ll be launching that later this month. My writing is becoming a healing practice. My life is becoming a healing practice. So aside from writing, I’m becoming a Birth worker which I’m really excited about!

What is a birth worker and when did you realize you wanted to do that?

There are different things that fall in line with birth work. I’m in training to become a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula and in addition to that, I offer Placenta Encapsulation. I think there are a lot of women, specifically Black women who are unaware of their options when it comes to childbirth. The c-section rate is at an all-time high and I want to be the wild woman standing in the gap for them. I want to advocate for those who can’t advocate for themselves in one of the most trying times of their lives.

What do you want other women to learn from you and your experiences?

I want for women to know that you can change your life at any moment, that you are the creator of your life. Put your goals in motion even when you don’t see it, do it anyway. The Universe will match your efforts. Go boldly into what fuels you. I hope that women will also learn that they are not what happens to them. They are not what other people say about them. I want women to see me and know that they too can take back their power.

How do you find inspiration for novels and/or ebooks?
I think most writers find inspiration in all things. Sometimes scenarios come up in my head and I just create from there. I use my own life as inspiration too. I could be sitting in a park or beauty salon and inspiration will find me. Even in my sleep, ideas will come to me and I won’t be able to sleep until I write them down. 
How do you balance everything along with being a single mother? Is it hard? Easy?
I don’t. I don’t believe in balance. I fail at something every day. My goal is for it not to be the same thing every day. Yes, it’s hard being a single mother. However, I am learning to look at the challenges in a positive way. Instead of focusing on what’s missing, I emphasize what’s available. I let my child be my guide. I also listen to my own inner guidance. That’s how I know when to do what. I may suck as a mother on Monday, and not meet a deadline for Tuesday, but on Wednesday I’m back rolling. If balance is a real thing, that’s what I think it would look like.
What are you wanting your daughter to learn from you?
I want her to just learn. My parenting style has evolved as I have. I leave room for her to be and do what she wants with guidance. As I introduce her to things, I ask what she feels instead of assuming that I know what’s best for her. She knows what’s best for her when it comes to her desires. My job is to expose her to as much as possible and to live my life in a way that she feels liberated. I tell her the truth about everything. I want her to learn the truth in all things. That’s major for me.
Where can people find you?
I am @AllThingsChrys across all social media platforms and my website is www.AllThingsChrys.com
 
Thank you for having me be a part of this series! It was awesome. 
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Boss Lady: Kim Williams of Single Black Motherhood

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Welcome Kim and thanks for doing this interview. First , please tell the readers a little bit about you.
I am the mother to a beautiful five-year-old girl named McKinley Grace, currently residing in Houston, Texas. I am a Credentialing Specialist by day and a podcaster/blogger by night. I love reading and traveling and I wish I could do more of both! I started the Single Black Motherhood platform in January (2018) in hopes of connecting single black moms around the world who may have been in similar situations as myself, such as relocating, feeling isolated, and not really having a support system, (just) to name a few.
What inspired you to do a podcast about single black motherhood?
I had been listening to single mom podcasts by Caucasian women. I couldn’t always relate and I felt like they weren’t addressing all issues, so I felt there was a need for single moms of color to have a space in the podcast world. I didn’t know there were already single black moms that were podcasting because they didn’t have “single mom” in the title.
Why a podcast and not a blog or YT channel?
I actually started the podcast and I had a few blog posts up on the site at the same time. I chose not to do a YT channel because I like the idea of me sitting at my computer and not having to put clothes on or edit long videos. It seemed like audio would be better for moms like me who are always busy and on-the-go. They could easily play the podcast and pause it when needed, without having to watch a video.
What’s your ultimate goal with the podcast?
To create a community for single black moms and change the negative image worldwide. If I could become a full-time podcaster, that would be awesome, but that is not a goal of mine at this moment.
I know you work full time. Tell us a little about what you do.
I work in the field of Healthcare Credentialing. At this point in my life, I am not sure that I would want to do Credentialing for the rest of my life. I enjoy what I do but I want to do something that has more of a direct impact on the lives of others. I haven’t figured that out yet, but I would like to speak to single moms around the world in the future.
Why are you such a huge advocate for single black mothers?
I am a huge advocate for single black mothers because I am currently a single black mother and I know how hard the journey has been and can be. I don’t want mothers to feel alone and that they are just another statistic. I believe that it’s also important to let the world know that we are more than government assistance seeking women and we are actually great contributors to society just like anyone else.
What do you want other single moms to takeaway?
I want other single moms to gain a sense of awareness and become educated, empowered, and inspired. This allows them to take the information and tips and implement it into their lives making them better moms, not only for themselves, but also for their children.
Where can people find you?
I can be found on Instagram & Facebook @singleblackmotherhood and my site singleblackmotherhood.com
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Boss Lady: Taylor from Ivory Pearls Co.

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Hey girl hey! Thank you for doing this interview. Let’s start with telling the readers a little about you.

My name is Taylor Flenoy. I am a passionate, vegan, goofy, hard-working, mother, friend, sister, business owner, entrepreneur, and loving soul.

How do you think motherhood has changed you?

Motherhood has changed me a lot actually. I remember saying I would never have kids after I was diagnosed with PCOS. I would say out of anger I had zero patience for children. My son has actually brought me this feeling of peace, my patience is at an all-time high now. Motherhood has also changed my perspective I look at everything from a mother’s point of view. I never really understood things I would hear mothers say in the past until now. 

How do you juggle being a mom and running your own business?

Honestly, I’m still working on that. I’ve learned being a mom that things aren’t ever going to really go as planned. I’m learning that I’m caring for another actual human being with emotions. Moods change with my son every hour so I honestly just have to go with how he’s feeling at this time with him being five months. Even if that means breastfeeding him while typing up a business plan that’s just how it has to be at that moment.

Where did the idea of Ivory Pearls come from?

I was talking to my grandmother one day while coming up with my actual name of my business and she told me to include “Ivory” in the name of my business because of my love for nature and my mother’s love for elephants. We brainstormed for about thirty more minutes and out of nowhere she said, “Pearls!”, which instantly reminded me of my great-grandmother that passed some time ago. She loved jewelry, pearls to be exact. I wanted the name of my business to have meaning, something that my children can carry on forever. The name will always be special because it was influenced by the strong women that raised me. 

When did you know you wanted to go into business for yourself? What was your “aha” moment?

My son inspired me to open my store. My mother had been telling me for years to shed some of my light onto the world. Everything in my store I had been using myself for years. When I look at my son I think “legacy”. Whatever I create now I want him to take on as well as my other children I plan to have in the near future. Every day I’m constantly thinking of ways to build for my children and their future. 

If you weren’t running Ivory Pearls Co., what else would you want to do?

That’s a tricky one to answer. I see myself doing so many things it’s hard to pick. I feel like everyone should create as much as they can. I feel like no one should ever limit themselves to one thing, especially women. To me there is nothing wrong with being a woman of many hats. Women are so powerful. 

Are you working on any projects or other endeavors?

I have a lot of stuff I’m working on with my store. I have a lot more branding ideas I’ve been working on as well as partnerships.

What is your ultimate goal with your business or is their a career that you’re working towards?

Eventually, I would love to have an actual store location for Ivory Pearls Co. I’m currently working on that. I’m just taking it day by day, but that is the goal I’m working towards to promote health and wellness of the mind, body, and soul. My whole purpose of choosing organic and cruelty free products is to show others not only is the stuff we eat important, it’s also about the stuff we choose to put on our bodies. I hope to get that message across as well as building a brand. 

How can people find you?

My instagram is @iknowtaylor, my business instagram is @ivorypearls_co. I would also like to thank you so much for this opportunity. It means the world to me that my fellow sister would even think to include me in this beautiful blog concept. I can’t thank you enough for the ongoing love and support. ❤️

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Boss Lady: Jazzie from Jazzzie By Nature

I met Jazzie through Instagram the summer of 2015. I just so happened to be on a cruise to Mexico and received an IG message demanding I hurry and come back so we can be vegan friends. We’ve been friends ever since. She is now traveling the world with her husband and is a great inspiration to me. She just has this positive light and energy and coming from where she came from, you would never know. I can’t wait for us to hangout again! Let’s find out more about this Boss Lady.
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Hey Jazzie! Thanks for joining this series. Tell the readers a little bit about you.
Hey girl heyyy!  Thanks for having me! I’m Jazzie, holistic health and wellness consultant & Black Digital Nomad. I’m orginally from South Central Los Angeles. Coming from a very unstable childhood I’ve been nomadic my whole life. My mom was on drugs and my father was abusive so I moved around a lot between family members. I left Los Angeles for Houston, TX two days after high school graduation. I then moved back and forth betweeen Philly & Houston until 2013. I left Houston for good in 2016. 
How long have you lived a plant based lifestyle and how did you get started?
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From 2007-2013 I suffered from a huge painful lump in my throat. After cat scans, MRIs & expensive medicines yet no cure, I opted out of invasive surgery and looked into more holistic ways of healing. I was watching an infomercial with David Wolf and he said something that really resonated with me. “We are overfed and under norished.” I ordered a Nutri-Bullet and began making smoothies. I followed the blog 100 Days of Real Food and cut out all processed foods. Within a couple weeks my lump was healed. I continued to educate myself and eventually gave up meat and dairy. I’ve been following a Plant-Based lifestyle ever since.

Why and how did you get into being a health consultant?

After healing myself and seeing so many others suffering I decided to get my certification as a Holistic Health & Wellness Consultant

What’s the purpose of your CKLS cleanse and how can people do it?

The CKLS is a natural cleanse created by Paul Goss. It’s a Colon, Kidney,Liver & Spleen cleanse that rids the body of toxins that keep us sick. If interested it can be purchased on my site
I know you’re now a digital nomad living it up in Bali. What made you and your husband sell everything and take to the world? What was that final straw?

Ha! Just look at the state of Amerikka! I was tired of worrying if my black husband was going to end up as a hashtag. We also wanted to be able to do what we love and live comfortably versus working a job we hate just to pay bills. Living abroad made this possible.

What is the greatest thing you learned about being a nomad in Mexico? Bali?
That we posses everything we need within.
Where to next?
We are headed to Malaysia then Thailand.
What’s your ultimate goal with your business?
To become a world renowned speaker, empowering others to kill their inner hater bish and live their best life.
Now the best part, tell me about how you got connected with the Black Digital Nomad? What’s that experience been like? What’s the future look like with that?

I met Melanie in Playa del Carmen, MX. (Thanks for that!) (A little back story, while Jazzie was in Mexico, I saw that Melanie was there also and suggested Jazzie get together with her) After deciding to work non-remotely we worked out a private agreement & here I am.

It’s been a lovely experience and I’m honored to be able to continue the brand and inspire others. I’m working on a few courses to help others take the leap.
When you and your husband do finally settle down, where will it be?
Only time will tell.
What’s the best part about being a minimalist and living the nomadic life in general?

The best part is the freedom! Working everyday on the things I love and not being tied down by stuff.

Where can people find you?
I’m @blackdigitalnomad &
@jazzziebynature on IG
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Boss Lady: Tassie from Tassie Teaches

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I met Tassie through instagram a little before I became pregnant with Malakhai. She had just an amazing spirit and so much knowledge about the female body, pregnancy, and motherhood. She was of great help throughout my pregnancy and I’m glad to have her in my life. So let’s find out more about this Boss Lady!
Hey Tassie! So glad to feature you. First, tell the readers a little about you.
I am a crystal toting, smudge burning, mystical mom of 9 from Mississippi. I am here, in this life, fulfilling my divine purpose and soul mission of  guiding wombmen into motherhood. I prepare wombmen for unassisted childbirths by educating, enriching, and empowering them to embrace the ways of our ancestors and birth how they want!
 
I know you have 9 kids. Did you always want a large family?
I did not always want a large family. My large family came about when I took heed to a more natural approach regarding my health, and said “No!” to hormonal birth control. I became a holistic, unconventional wombman. I am grateful for the ancestors that chose to come through me, in the form of my children.
How are you able to manage your kids and get me-time?
Managing 9 children  is a lot of work. That’s 9 different personalities, and 9 different ages (with the exception of my twins). We try to stay on a routine: doing the same things everyday. My “me” time is almost nonexistent. I’m up early before they wake up: I’m doing my tarot card readings, talking with my spiritual team, and posting on Instagram. Nights are spent reading and preparing for the next day.
Do you homeschool? If so, is it difficult to manage lessons with children of varying ages?
I do homeschool. Homeschooling is definitely a lifestyle. The older ones get started on their lessons while I work with the younger ones.
I see your posts posts all the time, advocating for unassisted childbirths. Tell us about why and how you got into that.
I became an advocate for unassisted childbirths once others started asking me how did I do it and why. Also, the maternal and infant mortality rate of black mamas and black babies is alarming! I believe we can change that by having healthy moms birth their babies at home.
For those readers who don’t know, you run your own business. Tell us a little about what that entails.
Yes! I do run a business: Tassie Teaches,  in which I offer unassisted childbirth consultations. We go over health and nutrition, prenatal care, birth supplies, birth certificate information, and more! It’s kind of like a virtual birthworker (doula). As the saying goes: when the student is ready, the teacher will appear! The professional doula teacher has appeared for this doula student!
With having an online business, have you thought of doing webinars or master classes?
Yes, I do plan to do master classes, and start up my YouTube channel in the near future!
What do you want women to know about unassisted childbirth?
I want wombmen to know that their body is DESIGNED to birth babies, just as it is DESIGNED to make babies!
Where can people find you?
Find me on Instagram at TassieTeaches, and stay tuned for a website!