In Shemeka’s shoes: The Shelter WithIN the Storm

Name : Shemeka Denise Hometown: Dirty South by way of Harlem Current Residence: Brooklyn What does it mean to have a voice? Being unafraid to audaciously speak, live, and act on your convictions How did you find your voice? Two words: Trial and Tribulation. What event or series of events led to you finding your Read more about In Shemeka’s shoes: The Shelter WithIN the Storm[…]

In Cindy’s shoes: Designer, Dreamer, and Finally entrepreneur

Since I was a little girl I always loved to draw. At first, my mother and my uncles thought I would be a fashion designer when I grew up because I was always drawing very detailed outfits. My mother was a seamstress and her brothers were pattern drafters for the fashion industry, so it made sense Read more about In Cindy’s shoes: Designer, Dreamer, and Finally entrepreneur[…]

In KK’s shoes: Push Through

Have you ever woken up and wondered, “What am I doing with my life?” Do you think, “My life isn’t bad, but I feel like something is missing?” And yet, despite the momentary glimpse of clarity, you proceed with your day as you normally would until you find yourself back in bed, asking yourself the Read more about In KK’s shoes: Push Through[…]

In Mel’s shoes: One Dish At A Time

I used to be a bit of an overachiever. I planned, scheduled and arranged my life according to lists, then beat myself up when deadlines were not met, promises were broken, or piecrusts did not turn out exactly the way I wanted. I often obsessed over what I could have done differently and rarely gave myself Read more about In Mel’s shoes: One Dish At A Time[…]

In Gabi’s shoes: Beginning Again at the End. 

We all make lists. To do lists. To buy lists. Pro and con lists. Many of us spend our lives making and rewriting lists– planning, plotting to make life that much easier and less uncertain.  I guess my story starts with a list- What to do after college.  The possibilities were somewhat limited with a degree in Latin American Read more about In Gabi’s shoes: Beginning Again at the End. […]

In Kristin’s shoes: Mindfulness After Loss

I’ve spent most of my life afraid and anxious- frustrated that few understood what I lost. When I was just two weeks turning shy of celebrating my fifth birthday, my father died from cancer. The entire trajectory of my life changed. I’ve spent countless hours studying human behavior and grief. I even obtained my Master’s Read more about In Kristin’s shoes: Mindfulness After Loss[…]

In Ellie’s shoes: Hosting Lessons from Power Brunch Sundays

As long as I could remember I loved event planning. At the end of 2015, I decided to host a monthly Sunday brunch with new and old female friends in 2016. I was inspired by a potluck lunch I hosted earlier that year – a diverse group of friends from ages, occupation, cultures and life Read more about In Ellie’s shoes: Hosting Lessons from Power Brunch Sundays[…]

In Sarah Jane’s shoes: Keeping Up The Chatter

The notion of “power brunch Sunday” creates an image of early rising millennials making their way to a post workout networking breakfast already loaded on caffeine and prepared to fill up on nutritious super foods before selling their work and abilities to other breakfast goers. On Sunday November 20th, Ellie hosted an alternative “power brunch” Read more about In Sarah Jane’s shoes: Keeping Up The Chatter[…]

In Anna’s shoes: I decided not to stay where I was.

Natalie, or Narae as I’ve always known her, was the one to reach out and invite me to the “Power Brunch.” I accepted on a whim, thinking it’d be a nice change of pace from the male-dominated networking events I was familiar with. That was all I really thought of the event until the day Read more about In Anna’s shoes: I decided not to stay where I was.[…]