Toxic Free

Toxic Free I follow a social media page where the question was asked, “should you cut toxic parents out of your life?” I left a comment but I wanted to touch on that here to encourage anyone going through this. Now I told you, I’m an open book, very transparent, and I can’t do anything but keep it real. Let me share with you a few of my pages. I’ve dealt with a toxic mother for years, a lot of my family & friends didn’t know what I was going through because I bottled everything up. I’m the oldest child & I took on all the abuse because I’d rather take it on rather than to have my siblings experience what was happening to me. I am my brothers/sister keeper. Now in this instance, it was hard to distance myself and cut my mother off because I needed to protect my siblings, however, I spoke up vocally. As I got older, I learned to use my voice & let her know what she was doing to me was wrong. Regardless if she heard me or not, accepted it or not, I put it out there. At one point I remember telling her that she would need me one day & one day came. My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer & I became one of her caretakers until the day of her passing. She never did apologize, but at that […]

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Cupcakes & Conversations Recap

Cupcakes and Conversations: Delaware by Kiera Sweden On Saturday, July 20th, I had the opportunity to attend Boss Up Magazine’s Social Event – Cupcakes and Conversations! This event took place in Wilmington, Delaware and was nothing short of amazing! This event was hosted by Boss Up Magazine and sponsored by Tanisha Chambers! Tanisha Chambers provides positive representation to young black girls, through the books that she writes. Not only did this event have some great conversations, it also had a pool party attached, which was hosted by Flyy Girl Adventures! Flyy Girl Adventures is all about empowerment, travel, fun, and making sure you’re having nothing short of an amazing flyy experience!! The main topic of this event was learning to befriend the balance of business and pleasure. After a very inspirational conversation, the group shifted over to a Fly Girl meet-up at the pool. During this eye-opening event, I stayed at the edge of my seat through the entire conversation. It was so incredible how every woman present opened up about what their weaknesses were with entrepreneurship, as well as shared their strong suits. These women felt the warm embrace of an entire community, just by being there. Many of these ladies shared incredible resources and gems that they have learned over experiences, an it truly was a glorious sight to see. There are so many takeaways that I’ve put in my bag, after hearing boundless wisdom at the amazing Cupcakes and […]

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Angelita The Coach

Meet @angelitathecoach !! The Business Coach & Strategist, representing Detroit, Michigan! Angelita coaches individuals and groups on how to stare fear in the face & step out of the comfort zone! Her techniques can be used in the aspect of business, as well as one’s personal life. So what made Angelita start her business? Angelita tells us that it was FEAR! For Angelita, fear became her inspiration due to it being something that was holding her back from building her business! “I wanted to be comfortable, but everything you want is outside your comfort zone. To go from fear to faith, you need to become fearless. Once you become fearless you then level up.” Learn more about Angelita and all that she offers by visiting her website: www.coachangelita.com. CEO Quote: “Stay consistent. It may seem like your business is not taking off fast. Whatever you do, do not give up. Every great thing requires time. Just stay consistent and keep the focus on what you want, and watch the manifestation unfold. Trust me!” – Angelita | CEO. Make sure you’re keeping up with Angelita via social media: Facebook: Angelita the Coach Instagram: @angelitathecoach Twitter: Coach_Angelita Current Specials: $25 – 30-minute Strategy Chat. “Are you unsure of the next step to take as it pertains to your business and networking strategies? Let’s chat to discuss ideas, action plans, goals and so much more! Virtual chat, Phone Chat, or In Person Chat.” […]

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Fashion House

Meet Monique Griffin! She is the CEO of @Fashionhouseus, representing Tampa, FL! @Fashionhouseus provides trendy clothing and accessories for women. It is great for any occasion, as well as offers affordable prices and fast delivery! CEO Quote: “Staying focused on what I’m doing has kept me grounded in my business. I don’t try to copy or compete with anyone else!” – Monique Griffin | CEO. Make sure you’re keeping up with @Fashionhouseus on instagram and follow them on Facebook via: Fashion House. @Fashionhouseus has its official launch in July and they will be giving free shipping on all orders, for a limited time only!! FOLLOW @fashionhouseus Join us next Friday for another CEO recognition! Are you ready to become the next CEO Friday Feature? (click here to get started)

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Tyler Holmes

Meet Tyler C. Holmes! The Travel Vlogger representing Chicago, IL! @tylercollins01 is an adventurous go-getter that gives her audience a thorough perspective of traveling to countries, from a black millennial woman’s perspective. Not only that, but she creates travel diaries full of reviews on various restaurants, museums, the Bayram festival, and general vlogging. So what sparked Tyler’s travel interests? Tyler tells us that it was from a childhood experience in high school. In fact, during her junior year of high school, she attended Roger C. Sullivan High School, where she was chosen from her honors program to join the exchange program. She had a German exchange student named Leonie that stayed with her and her family for a few weeks, and vice versa when she went to Hamburg, Germany. Tyler tells us that when she went to Germany, her mind was shocked in a positive way; from experiencing new cultures, languages, to loving new foods, and meeting amazing people that she still call friends after 8 years. CEO Quote: “I love traveling. I made the decision at 16 years old that my 20s are meant for traveling and I am fulfilling my goal.” – Tyler Holmes | The Travel Vlogger. Make sure you keep up with Tyler and her travel diaries via her YouTube Channel: filmsuga92. Join us next Friday for another CEO recognition!  Are you ready to become the next CEO Friday Feature? (click here to get started)

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Debra Taylor

Meet Debra Taylor! She is the CEO of @premiereplannersexperience – representing Queens, NY! The “Premiere Planners Experience” offers event planning, business building, conferences, mentoring program, contract bundles, and more – which is perfect for anyone in the event industry. CEO Quote: “I want to see people in the position to own their own business, and create financial stability for them and their family. I want to see others live life to the fullest with no apologies, and create long lasting success.” – Debra Taylor | CEO. Debra has the following business advice for all emerging entrepreneurs: “Keep God first in all that you do. Trust in the gifts and skills that he placed in you. Never step on others while building to the top, and always remember that there is enough room at the top for us all.” Want to learn more about the “Premiere Planners Experience” ? Visit: www.premiereplannersexperience.com Debra is also an official sponsor of our “Cupcakes and Conversations” Social Tour!! We are so very excited to have her showcase her expertise on our event décor, and proud to announce her as a sponsor! Join us next Friday for another CEO recognition! Are you ready to become the next CEO Friday Feature? (click here to get started)

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