I have never been ashamed of where I come from.
I am Nakeia from the projects. I'm okay with that. But, I never knew that the story behind it all would be a thing. But it is... It has become the thing that has opened doors for me.
Anyway, I was asked to share my story, my experience as a creative entrepreneur, and my work as a writer and mentor in an interview with Lauren Frontiera of the Grit and Glitter Podcast. It was an interview that felt more like a conversation. Lauren is an amazing interviewer. We talked about what life was like during the first 17 years of my life, the decision I made (at just 10 years old) that changed everything, ending my career as a social worker to become a songwriter, and the work I do, now, with aspiring women.
I even opened up about being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.
At the end of our conversation, Lauren asked me to share one piece of advice with the many aspiring women that tune in to her podcasts on iTunes.
I said this:
Remember the last time you thought it was too hard and too difficult?
You may have thought you just couldn't do it... but then you did?
Do that again.
Check out our conversation about the power of choice here.