Volume 2 is fresh from the Mixed Talk Media oven! This year was a year of firsts. We are honored to feature 13 amazing entrepreneurs, 12 are our 2021 Catalyst 4 Change Award recipients, our growth this year, and a message for the soul.
[ 8 ] Feature Story | MUA Sabrena Cross
CFC Leadership Awards [ 16 ] LaVonia Tryon [ 18 ] Sonjia Pelton-Sam [ 19 ] Tamie Ross [ 20 ] Great Douglas [ 21 ] Tiara Matthews [ 32 ] Feature Story | Alexis Harrold
CFC Radio Awards [ 22 ] Czarina Lynell [ 23 ] Arthur Milton-Porter III [ 24 ] Therese W Gamble [ 25 ] Faye Carter [ 26 ] Teia Acker-Moore [ 28 ] Feature Story | Andrena Phillip
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We are accepting entrepreneurs for our 2022 WEC $5,000 Pitch IT! Grant. -All entrants will be automictically entered into the MTM Cover Contest complete with a photoshoot (Houston, Texas location). -All entrants will receive a 2022 Catalyst 4 Change Award -All Entrants will be able to Pitch their brand for the opportunity to walk away with a $5,000 Grant.
It’s been a year! What a year it has been. Have you ever had a feeling there was more to the story, the dream, the person? More you could do. That was me. 2020 brought many changes, some good and some least desirable.
However, one thing it gifted me was time to think on pause. Time to receive instructions for my next step. Time to reflect on the transitions my businesses have undergone.
All Twisted by Design, where I sold my handmade jewelry. Total Beauty Ladies Events, where I began to produce monthly events in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Then BBU! Magazine (Beautifully Being U!) was launched as I began to meet so many inspiring community members and leaders. I wanted to spotlight entrepreneurs, causes, and events in Houston.
Ahhh, Women Empowering Change INC burst forth. WEC is now a nonprofit organization purposed to support entrepreneurs, the community, and its leaders.
After a trip down memory lane, I came to one pressing call; teach the world. HOW!?! I called my mom for support. She encouraged me to dig deeper. Shout out to my mom! I love you. I wrestled with the voice I heard so clearly until the how was clear. Start a radio station!
I was finally getting somewhere. Now I wondered, “How do I do that, what website would it go on, what about BBU! Magazine, and WEC”?
I digress here for a sec. If frustration or a million questions are hitting you, take joy in this stage our your process. If you lean into what is frustrating you or the questions you cannot seem to answer, you will eventually arrive at your solutions. Many times our first response is to flee whatever troubles. Sometimes we can be hard on ourselves for not having the clarity we desire. When we pause, listen, reflect, seek support if needed, and lean in, we find the answers that have been waiting there all along. Keep going. You got this!
I did what I just shared. I paused, listened, reflected, sought support, and leaned in. Sure enough, there were all the answers I needed for that stage in my process.
I took the first step; NAME. I wrote out names that were impressed upon me and then called my dad for help. Without missing a beat, he said, “Mixed TALK Radio.” Shout out to my Dad. I love you!
BOOM! DONE! Now, where does Mixed Talk Media go? LOL!
WEC housed BBU! Magazine at the time, but I knew that was not the place. I also knew that BBU! Magazine needed a makeover.
Mixed Talk Media emerged as the new home for Mixed Talk Magazine, Mixed Talk Radio, and our media content.
A year later, I am writing on our new digital media site to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY MTM!
With time has come growth! Look how we have grown.
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We took a trip back in time for Volume 1. Through all the twists and turns of COVID, we were able to make this cover shoot and magazine happen.
Mixed Talk Magazine, formerly known as BBU! Magazine, was founded by Shunte Gamble in 2013. MTM is purposed is spotlight talented entrepreneurs and community leaders with a heart for service along with big and small businesses.