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DREAM JOB Interview | Siobhan Sudberry of BeFree Project

I’m really excited about today’s DREAM JOB feature with Siobhan Sudberry of BeFree Project. Siobhan is an amazing coach who empowers women to find their passions, set meaningful goals and live more fulfilled lives. But even more than that, Siobhan is an incredibly humble,…

April 15, 2015

DREAM JOB Interview | Portia Moore of STEM Preschool

This week’s DREAM JOB Interview is with Portia Moore, and she owns two businesses: her most recent venture, STEM Preschool, and her five-year-old babysitting service, P&E Babysitting. That’s right…she’s done this twice! I know Portia from my time living in D.C., and I always…

April 8, 2015


I’ve missed you all. It’s been over a week since I posted, and I’m trying to make sure that doesn’t happen again! Can we just pause to talk about my life for the past two weeks? Hectic. I’ve taken on some additional projects at…

March 23, 2015

DREAM JOB Interview | Camille Simmons of Planning Pretty

If you like pretty things (and we all do, I’m pretty sure) then you’re going to love hearing from Camille Simmons of Planning Pretty, the lady behind this week’s DREAM JOB Interview. She’s a self-proclaimed “one-woman show” who does everything from event styling and…

March 11, 2015

DREAM JOB Interview | Akosua Afriyie-Kumi of AAKS

I discovered this week’s DREAM JOB feature on Instagram. Andrea Pippins (who is one of my favorite creative ladies and designers) mentioned the launch of a new handbag line on her feed one day, and I immediately started following this new designer.  I’ve been…

February 25, 2015

DREAM JOB Interview | Ashley Blaine Featherson

Saw the film Dear White People? Ever heard of GLEE? Then you’re probably already familiar with the creative entrepreneur featured in our second DREAM JOB Interview of 2015. Ashley Blaine Featherson is a young and already accomplished actress from Washington, D.C., a product of…

February 19, 2015

STYLE | Five-to-Niners NYFW Brunch

I hope that most of you were able to relax and recharge over the long weekend. I wanted to get more done, but it felt so good to do absolutely nothing for a change! I did get out of the house long enough to…

February 17, 2015

DREAM JOB Interview | Nancy Twine of Briogeo

For our first DREAM JOB Interview of 2015, I’m so excited to have spoken with Nancy Twine, brand founder and CEO of Briogeo Hair Care, a new eco-chic product line for curly hair. To say that Nancy has been in demand these days is…

February 4, 2015

DREAM JOB Interview | Angel Yarde of Sevenality

Angelica “Angel” Yarde is a graphic designer, branding genius, and community advocate at Sevenality, the creative strategy and branding firm she started with her husband. And we’re so lucky to have her on The Feisty House as part of the “Dream Job” career feature…

March 12, 2014


On President’s Day, Quentin and I went down to Chelsea Market to visit with Nathan, one of my former coworkers and the current manager of Lucy’s Whey. I remember being so shocked when Nathan told me he’d be leaving our health policy nonprofit to…

February 19, 2014
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DREAM JOB Interview | Kitiya King of Mischo Beauty

It’s our first “Dream Job” career feature of 2014! I’m excited to be featuring Kitiya King of Mischo Beauty today. I had heard of her blog back when I lived in Washington, D.C., and I finally had the opportunity to meet Kitiya last Fall…

January 6, 2014
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DREAM JOB Interview | Tinsel & Twine

I received so much amazing feedback from you all about the Dream Job career feature series and the interview with Kera Thompson of Interwoven. I’m so pleased to introduce our second career feature in the Dream Job series and another amazing black female entrepreneur: Erica…

November 21, 2013

ENTREPRENEURSHIP | I Love these Kickstarter Campaigns!

I am officially addicted to browsing Kickstarter. People have some really great ideas. These are some of my favorite Kickstarter campaigns that are going on right now, including a really special one launched by Quentin’s brother (as in, my soon-to-be brother-in-law…as in, I’m going…

October 11, 2013