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It’s more important to understand someone than to judge them. We think the first step to understanding someone is asking them the fundamental questions about who they are and how they became the person they are today. Understanding and empathy are essential building blocks for a better, more compassionate world. We’re incredibly fortunate to be able to ask these questions each week through our interview series. Below you’ll find interviews from our community members and content partners – the folks who’ve been heavily involved with us, collaborating with us on content, sponsoring our mission and spreading the word about the work we do.

Jolanda “Jaewrites” Bostick | Author & Motivator

Hello readers, My name is Jolanda “Jaewrites” Bostick. I was born in New London, Connecticut but raised in Miami, Florida. I am an author/motivator. I have been a self-published author for about three years now. In these last few years, I have published three books and one journal selling over 2,000 copies. I have two merch shirts available, both for men and women. I also launched my very own writing mentoring services to help the inspire individuals who have the passion to write. Read more>>

Sara Hawthorne | Vedic Astrologer, Consultant, and Educator

I’m a Systems’ Approach Vedic Astrologer, consultant, and educator. I specialize in helping people with career, relationship, and health advice using the stars as our guiding light. Read more>>

Devin Burke | Sleep Coach, TEDx Speaker, Bestselling Author

Great to be joining you again. In a nutshell, I help people sleep so they can wake up to living their best life. Like most people who sleep well, I didn’t think too much about sleep until I realize it’s the foundation of health. I believed that sleep wasn’t that important and that it certainly wasn’t a key to accessing deeper levels of awareness, creativity, intelligence, energy, or mental performance. Sleep was just something I did every night. It wasn’t until a friend reached out and asked me if I had ever helped anyone overcome insomnia that my eyes were finally opened to the power and importance of sleep. I discover that when I was sound asleep my body was actually wide awake. Read more>>

Mykola Khodorovsky | Acrylic and Epoxy Painter

My name is Mykola Khodorovsky. I don’t like to tell about myself but let me try. I was born in Ukraine in 1969. I never planned to become an Artist but throughout my life I have had two hobbies – Photography and Diving. I used to make thousand of underwater pictures traveling all over the world and even issued a book about diving in Egypt. I managed the big wholesale company in Ukraine and in 2011 I took vacation and spent a winter in Miami. I liked it so much so I decided to move here. I could not stop taking pictures of beautiful nature surrounding me. In 2014 I met my future Wife – Mila. She insisted on taking Professional School of Photography which I graduated in 2015. Then she proposed to print my pictures on large canvases – they looked awesome. Later we tried aluminum prints and it was even better. Mila said – why won’t we sell it? And we started to participate in the weekend Art Shows. I was very surprised when we sold our first piece. I was so happy and proud. Read more>>

Shiketa Days | CEO

Hi, my name is Shiketa D Days. Born and raised in Miami, Florida. I am one of the CEO’s of Derrick Danzel Days II Corporation. We help individuals license and structure their businesses online. We also provide a media platform at our (Boss Up Visual Podcast) platform. We started our podcast to help small business owners have access to a media platform, to help expose their product and/or services for affordable rates without restrictions and certain qualifications. I am the Author of the “21 Days of Inspection Series” book and Author of several other books located at Amazon. We just wrapped up 8 episodes of the “21 Days of Inspection Series” Segment! I dedicate my spare time to help other businesses and non-profits with management, licensing, record keeping & event planning, as well as my own. I am an Urban CEO Executive Ambassador of Urban CEO Network. Full-time Police Dispatcher II of Miami Springs Police Department. Read more>>

Young Mufaza | Artist

Known from his track “Morena” Mufaza is an uprising Brazilian underground artist, songwriter from South Florida. With the ability to deliver in three languages. A versatile artist with no genre who displays a combination of word-play and unexpected metaphors as he describes self-awareness and past experience. Check out our conversation with Young Mufaza below. Read more>>

Jamir Miller | Women’s Clothing Boutique Owner

My name is Jamir Miller, and I am the owner and founder of Righteously Unique Boutique, LLC. Righteously Unique Boutique is an online clothing store dedicated to providing “unique fashions for unique women.” Since launching my store back in August of 2019, I’ve definitely been enjoying and loving my life as an entrepreneur. When I’m not managing my store, I enjoy working as a full-time elementary teacher. Read more>>

Brandee Betancourt | Event Planner & Stylist

I am Brandee, founder of Eventful Skies & Design. Being a mother to 3 children and deriving from a creative background, I decided to launch an outlet that eventually became a small business. We are an event styling and décor group, specializing in balloon art and floral design. We accommodate all budget ranges and execute all event types within South Florida. Read more>>

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