My Story About Surviving Sexual Assault – Mark Samala

The man who sexually assaulted & raped me in January 2017 was a paparazzi at one time... ...who lost his driver’s license chasing after Britney Spears when speeding in his car. (which was exactly why for most of our friendship -- I drove him around.) His name was Mark Samala. He went to California State … Continue reading My Story About Surviving Sexual Assault – Mark Samala

Stepping Outta Line as a Thug Ass Bruja Goddess Advocating for Social Change

Don't be afraid to step outta line as a thug ass bruja goddess advocating for social change. They said I wouldn’t be able to graduate unless I took a required class ONLY offered during the day. It happened to be the class you HAD to take to write for the school paper. I pointed out … Continue reading Stepping Outta Line as a Thug Ass Bruja Goddess Advocating for Social Change

Fried Chicken & Champagne

This Mother’s Day I spent all day cleaning out my mom’s apartment to help her move into Assisted Living. …NOT something I thought I would be doing that day. When I was packing her stuff, I found a photo of her I hadn’t seen before. This is her, sometime in the late 1970’s / early … Continue reading Fried Chicken & Champagne

Is self-sabotage standing between you and enjoying success?

How does self-sabotage stand between us and enjoying success? 🤔 Self-sabotage is any action that gets in the way of what your intended goal is. It can come in the form of procrastination, numbing, avoidance and minimizing our capabilities. The truth is we all engage in self sabotage at different points of in our lives … Continue reading Is self-sabotage standing between you and enjoying success?

The first entrepreneur I ever knew: My mom

My mom, Pat Stephens, was the first entrepreneur I ever knew. In 1978, before the computers were even a thing, she started her own at-home data entry computer business. When she met my father in 1985, she tells me one of the things he admired most about her was that she was independent and earned … Continue reading The first entrepreneur I ever knew: My mom