March 7, 2021
On International Women’s Day, we wanted to share the story of Pinky Cole, a COOL SOROR of DST! This visionary and founder of the wildly popular, Slutty Vegan and its brand went from a television producer for two popular shows to sharing her passion for delicious vegan food with the masses.
A graduate of Clark Atlanta University, she understands that her mission in life is to not only provide a delectable dining experience for her customers, but she understands the importance of community. Paying the tuition for 30+ Clark Atlanta students to providing life insurance to African American men, Pinky says her work here on this earth has only just begun.
You will see why she continues to win because her mindset has never waivered. As soon as she entered the world, her life had purpose. She so effortlessly confesses, “I was born confident.” It’s simply something she’s always known.
Follow Pinky Cole at @sluttyveganatl and @barvegan.
January 21, 2021
Our host, Rashan Ali is back to chat about her feelings on how the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had her in her feelings.
She also talks about how she never would have thought her life would be where it is right now. This 15 minutes of power will challenge you to be "undeniably good" at everything God has blessed you with!
That is her goal for this new season. Let us all embrace it.
Follow Rashan Ali on IG at @rashanali.
November 19, 2020
The Cool Soror Collective welcomes Aubrey-Simone Williams to the show today. This Cool Soror of SGRho wears many hats. She is the founder of TheACTivists Theatre Company and is also currently serving as a producer on Fox Soul TV.
Aubrey has studied and trained at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London, England, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, as well as Robert Mello Studios and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Her formal education includes a B.I.S. in Theatre Performance, a B.A. in Film, and an M.A. in African American Studies -all from Georgia State University.
In addition to producing theatre and television, Aubrey’s recent projects include directing the touring production, “Black Matter” and partnering with Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company for their “Act Like A Lady” program. She is also a proud member of C4 Atlanta and the Dramatists Guild. Aubrey’s published projects include: Black Matter: The Play, Black Matter: Poems of Perseverance, and “The Last Poets” for the Black Power Encyclopedia – 2019.
What makes her vulnerability so gorgeously beautiful is her ability to open up about her mental health journey. You will learn more about her fight to break generational curses while creating her own path.
You can follow Aubrey on IG at @_masterofthearts or on her website at https://theactivistsperform.com.
November 19, 2020
Author and Corporate Bad A$$, Monica M. Brown, A COOL SOROR of AKA, joins the show today! This new author has created a masterpiece with her new book, "Only One" - How to Be a Bad A$$ in Corporate America. Monica shares with us the step-by-step rules on how to navigate climbing the proverbial 'corporate ladder,' particularly for women of color.
In this episode, Monica goes deeper into the meaning of Black women being labeled as "aggressive" for demanding their worth and pitching brilliant ideas. However, our white male counterparts are labeled "assertive" for doing the exact same. A graduate of South Carolina State University with a BS in Journalism, Monica also shares how her transferable skill set allowed her to make the easy transition into IT.
Be sure to check out Monica's new book and follow her on IG at @msmonicabee to learn more about her journey.
September 11, 2020
Aiyana Glover, a COOL SOROR of DST, joins the show today! She and Rashan Ali met at Essence Wellness House in Atlanta earlier this year and made an instant connection. This ambitious 20-something year old is teaching other young women how to navigate life after college.
She says, "I want people to understand that postgraduate depression is a real thing that we need to address. Every single person who graduates from college has a life-changing transition and no one is telling us how to prepare for that. So I want people to know that my website is here and a resource for anyone who would like some guidance."
You can follow Aiyana at @yanslay on IG.
August 13, 2020
Ericka McKracken, is an author, entrepreneur and Cool Soror of SGRHO!
Ericka’s latest venture is a Black women owned press-on nail line, BOSSY Press-Ons. B.O.S.S.Y. stands for Bringing Our Sisters Support Yearlong.
Ericka partners this business with her best friend, Niesha Baker and together, they have created a press-on nail line that is affordable, fashionable and supports healthy nails. Ericka and Niesha feel that press-ons are a lifestyle and provide how-to videos and Q&A sessions for their customers. You can view their entire line of press-ons at bossypressons.com.
Follow Erickat at @legacyofEricka and @bossypressons.
August 6, 2020
We are excited to have Erin Marie, A Cool Soror of AKA, Founder and CIO of BWF Woman!
Here is what Erin says was a pivotal moment in her life:
One of the pivotal moments in my path as an entrepreneur was deciding to be vulnerable by sharing my story on Instagram via @BWFwoman.
Telling my story required me to come face-to-face with what I considered to be failures. I thought that there might be an opportunity for healing for myself and others through doing this, but I didn’t have any proof.
For me, it was a risk, and now I know it was a risk that was worth taking.
Sharing about what I could’ve done better, where I messed up and what
I’ve learned has grown from simple Instagram posts to a sold-out annual Retreat, a Masterclass that has educated hundreds of women, and a ministry that has guided women on a heart-healing process, from here in the US, all the way to the Philippines.
Follow Erin at @bwfwoman everywhere.
July 3, 2020
We are so happy to have Dorian Ezzard, a Cool Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. join the show today! This amazingly gifted creative is the co-host of The Rooted Life Podcast. She graduated from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts from the Grady College of Journalism & Communications. She is an events professional who specializes in leading event curation, project management, and brand message integration. She joined KIPP DC Public Schools two years ago to support the education sector by managing staff culture and stewardship events and creating brand champions for KIPP DC.
Her passion project includes The Rooted Life, a faith-based platform that includes a podcast, merchandise, and devotionals focused on growing deeper roots in God. Though an Atlanta native, she is currently thriving in the nation’s capital and leaving her mark on Washington, D.C. Follow Dorian and her co-host, Morgan at @rootedlifepodcast on IG
June 11, 2020
In this candid interview, Cecelia Townes delves into the topics of women, sports, inequality and how “she just happened to go to law school.”
This COOL SOROR OF DST is the Founder of @gladiathers and an Employment & Labor Lawyer in Atlanta!
Follow her on IG at @sportyesquire.