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What does excellence look like? Join us as host Kimberly Drew gets to know nine Black visionaries who are defining the future and inspiring the world.

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What does excellence look like? Join us as host Kimberly Drew gets to know nine Black visionaries who are defining the future and inspiring the world.

    Coco and Breezy Design With Purpose

    Coco and Breezy Design With Purpose

    Before Coco and Breezy started designing eyewear, they didn't know much about the industry they were diving into headfirst. But they did have a love for sunglasses and a lifelong ambition to become entrepreneurs. Now, the twins are DJs, producers, and co-founders of a community called The Lorca in addition to being owners of a trailblazing eyewear company. Kimberly, Coco, and Breezy close out the series with a candid conversation on the importance of building community, the power in creating something out of nothing, and where the twins find joy. 

    • 38 Min.
    Tomi Adeyemi Crafts Fantastic Worlds with Words

    Tomi Adeyemi Crafts Fantastic Worlds with Words

    In 2019, Tomi Adeyemi followed up her best-selling debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone, with another installment in the Legacy of Orïsha series, Children of Virtue and Vengeance. Readers have fallen in love with Adeyemi's stories, which are magical and transporting but also so resonant in today's world. In this episode, Kimberly chats with Tomi about believing your dreams are possible, having the right people on your team, and bad spinoffs. And, naturally, Tomi has all the best metaphors for life.

    • 34 Min.
    Hilton Carter Brightens Homes With Plants

    Hilton Carter Brightens Homes With Plants

    Plant stylist and artist Hilton Carter is all about making homes feel cozy and vibrant – including his own home, where he has hundreds of plants. But he also stresses that plants are living things that must be tended to with care, not treated as props. Kimberly – a self-professed “proud plant mom” – talks with Hilton about bonding with plants, stereotypes about plant people, and how plants can teach us to be more nurturing in our relationships.

    • 37 Min.
    Ibtihaj Muhammad Champions Equity and Inclusion

    Ibtihaj Muhammad Champions Equity and Inclusion

    Ibtihaj Muhammad made headlines in 2016 when she became the first woman to represent the U.S. at the Olympics wearing a hijab. Even though she’s no longer a competitive fencer, she’s still collecting wins left and right. She’s an athlete, author, and activist with her own Barbie. And, as Kimberly puts it, Ibtihaj is “an example for so many of us who see an imperfect world and want to do something about it.” The two of them sit down to have a conversation about putting faith before fear, inclusive fashion, and being the leader in your own life.

    • 38 Min.
    Nicole LaPointe Jameson Enlivens the Esports Industry

    Nicole LaPointe Jameson Enlivens the Esports Industry

    When Nicole LaPointe Jameson became the CEO of the esports organization Evil Geniuses in 2019, she took the helm of a brand that had a well-established presence in the gaming world. But it was also floundering. Nicole quickly brought in new talent and made other changes to energize the company at a time when the entire industry was dealing with growing pains. 

    Kimberly and Nicole sit down to talk about the wellness of players, misconceptions around gamers, and whether Nicole makes time for play outside of her profession. By the end of their conversation, Kimberly is (mostly) sold on getting back into gaming.

    • 36 Min.
    Phillip Youmans Is the Future of Film

    Phillip Youmans Is the Future of Film

    Phillip Youmans was thrown into the spotlight when his film “Burning Cane” won big at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and was picked up by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY. Even when he’s not behind the camera or on set, he has a vision that’s so singular and clear that it’s impossible not to be inspired by him. Kimberly sits down with Phillip to talk about the confidence it takes to sell your art, the pain and promise of constructive criticism, and trusting your instinct.

    • 35 Min.

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