Kristie Williams, Creative + Writer

I pulled this excerpt (edited and all) from Kristie’s podcast interview. We’ve known each other for years, since our days at Temple University. But we weren’t always close. Over the years, I’ve gotten to know Kristie, and really understand her background growing up in Maryland as a bi-racial young woman. I really wanted to share…

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Briana Owens, Creator of Spiked Spin

I had to be honest with Briana, the founder of Spiked Spin, a chic yet intense spinning class with a hip-hop touch. When I saw her post about how she felt like she played with her dreams for a while, and did it out of insecurity, I was like, “okay, I have to interview her.”…

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Ondrea Lee, Social Media Manager, Cocotique

My name is Ondrea Lee and I’m the Social Media Manager at Cocotique. I’m Black. But if you want to go deep, my mother’s side of the family is Cherokee and white and Black, and my dad’s side is Black. I’m not engaged with my  [Cherokee] culture, unfortunately, because most of my family members who…

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