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    song creator, inspirational writer/speaker, good food cooker, lipstick wearer… a girl from the projects who decided NOT to settle. I'm a believer- in God, in dreams, in love, and in hustle with heart. find out more about me here.















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    Life After Failure (Feature on



    "If you are ever going to get what you want the most, you are going to have to get passed the hard stuff.

    Plans fail. They just do sometimes.

    And when they do, (even when it’s not your fault) just get up, and try again.

    You only need it to work once."


    - Excerpt from my article featured on 

     The Free Woman is a global community celebrating, inspiring and equipping feminine hearts to lead more purposeful and authentic lives.

    Read the full article at




    Until next time, Love...


    "Pursue something you freaking love!

    And the process that it will take you to get it, will be worth it."



    The Don't Settle Reminder Series

    Her: You should put your words on t-shirts, she said.

    Me: okay...

    Her: Your words are so inspiring. I get really motivated and ready to make things happen, but then I log off and real life happens. You need to create reminders that we can walk away with. 

    Me: okay... 

    And so I did. I created the
    Don't Settle Reminder Series to serve a tangible pep talks for aspiring women (and men.)

    There is no joy in settling.

    You will spend the rest of your life wishing you would have made another choice, wondering what you should have done instead… and longing for what could have been something special, if only you had followed your heart.

    Settling is not an act of nobility. Settling is an act of treason.

    When you settle, you betray your heart. You forfeit your dream life.

    Everyday, you have to make a decision...

    You have to decide to be who God created you to be and nothing less...

    You have to decide to use your talent, skills, and abilities to contribute to your world, instead of sitting on the sidelines, watching others be great.

    You have to decide not to give up- even when it feels like you've given all you can.

    You have to decide that you are worth the effort.

    ...and when making that decision gets hard, you need to reminded that you are capable.

    Each product in the Don't Settle Reminder Series was designed to remind you, and the people who see you wearing your shirt, sipping from your mug, and sporting your snap back not to settle in life, love, or business.

    I'm excited about this collaboration with The Fall Co. They are a lifestyle brand + creative shop for the dreamer & hopeful.

    Wear it. Live it. Share it. 

    Don't Settle.

    You can purchase your reminder in the Nakeia Inspired Shoptoday.

    Go ahead... start shopping!




    Until next time, Love...


    "Pursue something you freaking love!

    And the process that it will take you to get it, will be worth it."


    What I Want For You On My Birthday...


    I celebrate a new year on my birthday. 

    With just as much (if not more) anticipation as seeing the clock strike 12am, on January 1st, I wait for 12am, May 7th to show up every year. 

    My goal for 36 was to connect with people (both in business and personally) who totally get me...

    To be more of myself, in every way, so that the people who needed me and every lesson my life has taught me, could find me. 

    You found me. That’s so special to me.

    I came to the realization that life isn't all about me, years ago. I have new goals for 37, and more wishes that need to come true, but these wishes are for you:

    1. Show yourself some love.  No more negative talk. No more sacrificing your peace for someone else's pleasure. You need love. You need time. You need care. Take care of you.

    2. Be YOU. Like for real. No dumbing down. No more pretending you're not great (we both know you are.) You are who God created you to be and nothing less. Act like it. Give your world the pleasure of knowing you, for real.

    3. Don't Settle. Like ever. Every single thing you want, you should have (all the good stuff anyway.) Your settling does nothing for you and the people who love you. We want to see you win in every area of your life. Go for it. Do more. Live higher. Dream bigger. Don’t you dare settle. 


    What I want for you on my birthday

    is every good thing you’ve always wanted

    for yourself.



    Until next time, Love...


    "Pursue something you freaking love!

    And the process that it will take you to get it, will be worth it."