Starting Your Dreams Later In Life and Embracing the Detour

Jenee Darden speaking at Creative Mornings I know it's been a while since I've posted anything but that's because of my job. I'm working as a reporter covering Oakland and I host an arts segment on the radio where I get to interview amazing artists from around the Bay Area. Plus I'm publicizing my book  and building my speaking career!  You know what's funny? I thought this would all happen by the time I was 27-30.  Nope. That wasn't God's plan for me. I'm finally beginning to do the things I've wanted to do and I'm almost 40 years old. Some people reading this who are 40 will say 40 is still young. But some younger people reading may think 40 is nearly ancient. But I'm writing this post for those who like me, thought their career and personal dreams would come true much early in life. I'm here to tell you not to give up.  You know, death inspires life. A number of my relatives and friends have passed away, ranging in

Handling Her Business: Women Entrepreneurs on Cocoa Fly

by Jenee Darden

Kelechi Anyadiegwu, Lisa Lou Who, Toni Carey

In this social media age, people are starting businesses and making money in unique ways. For this podcast episode of Cocoa Fly, I interview women entrepreneurs who are handling their business.

Zuvaa founder Kelechi Anyadiegwu turned a $500 investment into a $2 million dollar traveling African fashion marketplace.  I met cosplayer Lisa Lou Who at San Francisco Comic Con last year. She's is in the business of bringing our favorite characters to life through costumes. Black Girls Run co-founder Toni Carey talks about how her organization is making a difference. Black Girls Run is partnering with Lexus for the upcoming Lexus LaceUp Running Series in Orange County, California.

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