Discovering who you are is no easy feat. Think of it like you’re Indiana Jones searching for the Holy Grail. Self discovery is literally an epic adventure with lots of supernatural disasters, evil henchmen chasing you, ghosts of your past haunting you, and finally finding your treasure. Thank goodness there are people like my friend Vaughn Dabney who want to guide you along the way.
If you’ve been holding your breath waiting for the next episode of my podcast, you can breathe again. A few months ago I had the honor of hosting the first ever Black Girl Beautiful event in Los Angeles. The event featured pampering, shopping, and a dynamic conversation series with some real influencers in the beauty world including AJ Crimson, Felicia Leatherwood, Robbi Rogers, Lori Taylor Davis, and Autumn Moultrie. They are the black beauty glam squad AKA the debut dream team. Between them, they’ve rocked red carpet and photo shoot looks from Viola Davis to Issa Rae.
A little over a year ago I set out to start a new venture, one that would open eyes, hearts, and be soothing to your ears. That day has finally come with the debut of The Nikia Phoenix Podcast. The vision is to inspire you to do you. I want you to dream big and do even bigger. We often hear people tell us what we can’t do, but I’m hear to tell you YOU CAN.
What is the Nikia Phoenix podcast?
Do you. That’s the simple way to put it. I want you to dream big and do even bigger. So often people tell us what we can’t do instead of encouraging us to try. Imagine if you actually learned from others just like you who have been through the struggle and have come out on top. Imagine hearing inspiring words from other talented people of color and our allies about how they’ve been able to make it. That’s what this show is all about. Each one teach one.
The podcast seeks to shed a light on how to succeed despite the naysayers. This monthly series will spotlight creatives, entrepreneurs, and any movers and shakers who are elevating the culture.
Think of it as unedited, unscripted realness from the mouths of visionaries and luminaries to the ears of those who need that tough love and inspiration. This is so we can all get lifted.
Be on the look out. The knowledge is coming to you soon.