38 episodes

Join the Queen Pen (Winsday Wine Down), Her The MVPen (Truth Hurts), Jazzy Kash (Heart of A Hustler) and Talia Elise (Pressure Makes Diamonds) of The Diamond Writers every week for dope dialogue, and thought provoking conversation.

Hustle & Shine Diamond Writers

    • Society & Culture

Join the Queen Pen (Winsday Wine Down), Her The MVPen (Truth Hurts), Jazzy Kash (Heart of A Hustler) and Talia Elise (Pressure Makes Diamonds) of The Diamond Writers every week for dope dialogue, and thought provoking conversation.

    The Things We Don't Talk About: Black Men Have Trauma Too

    The Things We Don't Talk About: Black Men Have Trauma Too

    So often we ask men “what’s wrong with you? but fail to ask “what happened to you?”  On this episode of the Hustle & Shine podcast host Mel V is joined by special guest Darius V Daughtry as they unpack some of the trauma Men, especially Black Men go through and how we as women and women of color can do better at understanding and uplifting.  

    It’s time to talk about the things we run from addressing and heal our community.   

    Let’s get into it!  

    #truthhurts #hustleandshine #podcast #vulnerability #honestconversations #real #truth #blackmen #trauma

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Are You Ready?...Be Careful What You Ask For!

    Are You Ready?...Be Careful What You Ask For!

    Relationships, Careers, New Business ventures… people often want to attain certain things but fail to make sure that they themselves are ready for what they seek.   

    On this episode of Truth Hurts, host Mel V, MVPen dives into this topic.  And remember on Truth Hurts, always bring your Band-Aids!!!



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    • 55 min
    Making Life Work: Resetting After Job Loss

    Making Life Work: Resetting After Job Loss

    Twitter, Meta, Salesforce, and Amazon among other Fortune 50 companies' recent reduction in force and mass layoffs bring the total number of displaced U.S. tech employees to over 73,000.   

    I have worked in tech, as an HR practitioner for just under 20 years and know all too well how devastating this can be.   

    Tonight, I'm switching hats from the #QueenPen to the #CareerMatchmaker and sharing tips that I believe can help you to manage the stress and anxiety of unemployment, offer ways to mentally bounce back and regain your self-esteem to reset your career.

    • 58 min
    I'm Sexy Too: What's The Real Definition?

    I'm Sexy Too: What's The Real Definition?

    Truth Hurts is back on the Hustle & Shine podcast. 

    Tune in as host Mel V, MVPen and guest singer extraordinaire La'Vie as they sit down for an in-depth discussion on what defines Sexy. Is it the clothing? The Complexion? The Confidence? 

    Let's get into it!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    She Is!

    She Is!

    We live in a social media and faux image driven society where most women lead with their bodies and many men with their pockets because neither are acquainted with their worth or know what they offer or bring to the table beyond the physical, materialistic and superficial.  

     This conversation is for the ladies and my desire to help them uncover just what lies beneath that sexy silhouette and beat face. I want to talk about intrinsic values, inner beauty and innate worth.  

    Join Natima Sheree for an intimate yet transparent conversation about the beauty of a woman and exactly WHO SHE IS!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Shine A Light

    Shine A Light

    A round table panel discuss on trending topics including Bonus/Step Parenthood, Single Parent Vs Single Woman/Man and The "A" Word.

    • 1 hr

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