For this podcast I decided to talk to the love of my life. That's right, Mr. Thomas ladies and gents! The intro of "Love on Purpose" starts with an important quote from this guy. He was the first person to really introduce me to the concept that love is a choice. After 5 years and change of dating and 4 months (we both had it wrong in the podcast) of marriage, I thought he may have some wisdom to share with you guys!
Reyel was referred to me by a member of my mastermind group and I am so grateful for the connection. I love that Reyel has turned her own experience into the power to help others. Through her Twitter account, she talks all about self-care as it pertains to love, highlighting that when we do not take care of ourselves, we are no good to others. I so enjoyed our candid conversation communication and killing self-pride. Reyel dropped numerous gems along the way so be sure to take some notes!
I love the website Mater Mea which talks all about the intersection of career and motherhood. I first stumbled upon it after seeing an interview with writer and maker, Alex Elle. I was amazed by beautiful images that showcased women of color in this sensitive way that you just don’t see too often. So I reached out to Anthonia Akitunde, the founder, initially thinking she was a mother herself! HA! To talk all about familial love ... Though she is not yet a mom, she is engaged and about to embark on the beautiful journey of marriage with her fiance and we got the opportunity to talk all about her pending nuptials and her experience in getting to a healthier definition of love in her own life.
First and foremost, I feel it’s important to note here that I have known Amanda since 5th grade and it’s amazing to see someone grow from that space. Okay cool so …. Amanda has an amazing story. Over two years ago she packed up her family of 5 and decided to move to LA to take the chase of her dreams to the next level. After making amazing moves and landing a position on the hot show Love and Hip Hop Hollywood doing makeup, she realized just how unfulfilled she was. In pursuit of a new relationship with God, she decided to move back to her hometown to pursue a brand new perspective on beauty, God, and self-care.