“The workers here are getting less than half a dollar a day.” – from the documentary film, Black Gold As the story of Starbucks manager Holly Hylton racial discrimination against two black men went viral this week, outrage followed and Starbucks announced it would close for a day of implicit bias training, which sounds like … More Starbucks & Social Justice
The New Moon on February 15, 2018 at 4:05 pm EST marks the official Chinese Lunar New Year and the beginning of the year of the Earth Dog. In this wisdom tradition, a Dog year is a time of fairness, equality and justice while the element of Earth lends needed stability. A welcome shift away … More Black Panther, the Big Bad Wolf and Black Lives Matter
I wrote this essay in the days following the Pulse Tragedy, which struck the heart of my community a year ago. I was unable to post it until a year had passed, on the heels of the attack in London. It was just too soon. Bloody Sunday. Shout the headlines. Blood Donors. Snake around the … More A Pulse Epilogue
I wish I had access to an interview like this when I became a mom, six years into being an entrepreneur. While there are lots of good gems in here for everyone, our entrepreneurial mama’s in particular deserve a listen! Tune in to the whole episode right here for insights into disrupting power (because that’s … More This “Mompreneur” is featured on “Dear Rockstar”
I’ve declared 2017 the Year of Beautiful Resistance. Here are some of my personal favorite tools and techniques to inform, inspire and act – with a emphasis on what business owners or those in leadership can do. What Works? Building the New Paradigm Subscribe to my two favorite publications, Conscious Company & Yes! Magazine. When that dark pall fell across the … More 2017 is the Year of “Beautiful Resistance”
Now is the time to take a STRONG STAND ON THE SIDE OF LOVE and I am incredibly PROUD that the majority of our local & independent business community are already on it. Here are three ways you can stand in SOLIDARITY with our LGBTQ community: Restaurant Owners: Let’s start a LOVE salad culinary trend in Orlando (and … More Love Served Here: A Call to Orlando Business Owners
Dear Community, It is with a light and liberated heart that I share the news that I am no longer an owner of Dandelion Communitea Cafe, having recently signed a settlement. The settlement stopped the lawsuit to dissolve the business. The incredible place I infused with so much of my heart, soul and essence will continue on to feed … More Fare-thee-well, Dandelion! This lil seed flies free, where she lands….
This past weekend, the Orlando community came out for Solillaquists…in the short car ride over we started swapping tales of Dantes and Kit Kat from back in the day. My co-creator in community, Emily Rankin, and I both had the same “meeting Nevaeh” story and it was a beautiful moment coming into a room full … More Solilla Inspires Authentic Community