Behind the Brilliance: The Modern Missionary

When I think of the word “missionary”, I think of a middle aged person wrapped in white cloth who is peace-loving and happy. I even think of them being a little granola if I’m honest. That’s why this week’s BTB guest is so fascinating. She’s a 20-something black woman who left her fabulous life in […]

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Behind the Brilliance: Pete Chatmon

Pete Chatmon is one of those guys you have a sneaking suspicion you should know, but you aren’t entirely sure why. It might be his cool, confident demeanor (I mean, hello? Look at those frames and that popped collar…) or his amazing versatility or the fact that he’s worked with some of the biggest names […]

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Risk and Regret

I was recently asked an interesting question by an aspiring producer/entrepreneur: “How do you deal with risk? I want to go after my dreams, but it just feels so risky.” My first instinct was to reduce the answer to just do it, but I hate when people give oversimplified answers. Here’s what I said (and […]

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Behind the Brilliance: From 48 Rejections to New York Times Bestseller

New York Times bestselling author Heidi Durrow graced my virtual couch to discuss a mix of things: identity, race relations, her book The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, rejection, the craft of writing, and so much more.   What I enjoyed most about this conversation was Heidi’s transparency. She talked candidly about her journey […]

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