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Community Member Spotlights

It’s more important to understand someone than to judge them. We think the first step to understanding someone is asking them the fundamental questions about who they are and how they became the person they are today. Understanding and empathy are essential building blocks for a better, more compassionate world. We’re incredibly fortunate to be able to ask these questions each week through our interview series. Below you’ll find interviews from our community members and content partners – the folks who’ve been heavily involved with us, collaborating with us on content, sponsoring our mission and spreading the word about the work we do.

Nazeera Dawood | CEO & Co Founder

Thank you for this opportunity. I am a former practicing physician and a public health executive. I am passionate about healthy, inclusive and supportive communities. I am the Co Founder and CEO of Vendorship Inc. At Vendorship Inc, we coach companies to successfully bid on government contracts, every time. Read more>>

Natasha Aladin | Entrepreneur & Fashion Enthusiast

Hi, I’m Natasha Aladin, owner of Natasha Couture Fashion, a boutique located in Atlanta, GA. I’ve had an ongoing love affair with fashion for as long as I can remember. Ten years ago, I decided to follow my dreams and open my own boutique. The past ten years have been fun, challenging and extremely rewarding. I absolutely love what I do and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Read more>>

Naye Songz | Music Artist & Business Owner

What’s going on! My name is Naye Songz and I am originally from South Memphis, TN but Atlanta had a hand in raising me. I would like to consider myself a young entertainment mogul in the making. I am a Television/ Film producer, singer-songwriter, and I own a few businesses including a lifestyle apparel brand and a video production company. Read more>>

Donna Cameron | Co-Owner of @Misfits_Radio/TV Station

I am Donna, affectionately known as Miss MixALot…I am a Co-Owner of @Misfits_Radio_and_TV 🗣Where Your Spins Count 🎤 I am CEO of Misfits Media Group, LLC ❤ and I am an Entertainment Personality with @WestsideMisfits Radio Show…all while being a mother to 4 young adults #Raising4KidsWithDonna, holding down a full time job in Property Management, expanding my bartending company, and developing a love for my new venture, Community Hookah, LLC. Read more>>

JA’Lesa (Aiyoki) Oliver | Boutique Owner/Fashion Stylist

Hi, my name is JA’Lesa but I prefer to be called Aiyoki as that is my preferred name. I am a fashion stylist and boutique owner of my clothing boutique She Slay Boutique, I also have another business that is within the Cosmetic/Beauty Industry that is called Aiyoki Cosmetics. I am a full time entrepreneur, mother of 2. Read more>>

Saphir Grici | Founder of Holy Crepe

I am French, was living in Paris when an opportunity to move to Georgia came. I was a financial advisor then (before that, I was a art restorator and an archeologist) and went to the best crepe school in France to learn the authentic art of crepes and bring it to America. Read more>>

A:M Almighty | Recording Artist

My name is A:M Almighty, I am a recording artist from Milwaukee WI residing in Atlanta, GA. I am an artist who has overcome many life struggles, and I share my story via my music in hopes to help others coming up in life so they will have a much smoother path. Read more>>

Martin Roseman | Holistic Health and Wellness

Hello readers! I’m Martin Roseman a holistic practitioner, artist, entrepreneur, and soon-to-be radio host from Atlanta, Ga. Co-Founder of Roseman’s Remedies an eco-friendly one-stop shop for all your wellness remedies. We are more than a business we are a sustainable wellness movement. Choosing to inspire and encourage our community to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle with activism, art, education, and events. You can find me on IG at Flora_papi Read more>>

Jaron Smalls | Singer/Songwriter & Producer

I am Jaron Smalls, independent artist located in Charlotte, NC all the way from Bowie, MD. I have been blessed with the privilege of working within one of my passions for a living. I create music for a living whether it be for my own personal rollouts of singles or projects and also for other artists I produce for, such as Jack Doyo and Mante. Read more>>

Ashley Ford | Entrepreneur & writer

My name is Ashley Ford, I’m a 28 year older Kentucky bred, locked in, connected and fed up and down I75, entrepreneur, writer, and mother of four. I started my road to success after first hitting rock bottom. I was a traveling exotic dancer which is where I built most of my network but in 2015 I got myself in some trouble trying to save a girl who I thought was my friend at the time from an abusive relationship and ended up with a felony charge and signing two years of y life over to the common wealth of Kentucky and honestly they railroaded me but it was something that changed my life for the better. Read more>>

Victoria Kopp | Strategic Interventionist Life Coach

From a young age I knew I wanted to find a way to support people in their unique journey. After suffering with PTSD and anxiety from personal and military related experiences I stumbled upon life coaching for myself. It changed my entire life and I knew that coaching was the avenue I had been looking for my entire life. I created Victory Life Coaching after getting a certification in Strategic Intervention Life Coaching from the Robbins-Madanes school. It’s my passion and heart-work to stand beside others as they find what they want most in life and love. Read more>>

Phil Beach | Music Artist, Writer, & Content Creator

You should definitely know that NEW music is in production and on thee way. It’s the secret that doesn’t have to be a secret and it’s the first secret you should get a reward for sharing instead of consequences because of the vibe and content that’s to come with this new project.  Read more>>

Osazi Al Khaliq | College Admission Coach

My name is Osazi Al Khaliq. I am an undergraduate student at Harvard University and a college admission coach from Atlanta, Georgia. My consulting business, Osazi College Coach, helps students and their families understand the nuances of the college application process, what admissions committees are looking for, and how students can best position themselves to gain admission to their top-choice schools. By providing personalized instruction to fit each of my client’s needs and goals, students of mine are positioned to maximize their acceptances into elite universities. My past clients have gained admission and full rides to Harvard, Yale, Duke, and more. Read more>>

Kimberly D. Worthy | Media Personality & Author

I am Kimberly D. Worthy. Media Personality, Author and Actress. I have appeared on many Reality Television shows including The FOOD Network’s “Worst Cooks In America,” “Worst Bakers In America,” and “Let’s Ask America.” I have also contributed on-air commentary to TMZ LIVE with Harvey Levin as well as having had my own Educational Segments on E.W. Read more>>

Josh Universe | Painter & Graffiti Artist

My name is Josh Universe, I am a painter and graffiti artist. I am originally from Mobile, Al, but now I work mainly work between Atlanta and Miami. Read more>>

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