What We Do
Leah V. is a plus-size hijabi model, body-positive activist, and freelance writer. While attending her master’s program, she started to blog because she had gone through several eating disorders and was tired of sucking her stomach in while in public. She began being more candid about her struggles as a fat, Black Muslim growing up in Detroit and has been featured in HuffPost, Elle Magazine, and Buzzfeed. Just to name a few.
In light of another crazy week in Trump’s America, and today’s news that Paul Manafort is cooperating with Special Counsel Mueller’s probe, I had to get my buddy Ahmed Baba from Rantt back on the pod to help unpack these developments and put them in context for us.
This week I spoke to Founder and CEO of Sukoon, Arshiya Kherani, about why she decided to create a line of modest activewear, what wearing the hijab means to her as a practicing Muslim, and the breadth of her experiences as a female entrepreneur in New York City.
This week I talked with Christopher Rivas about his obsession with storytelling, our shared distaste for social media in the context of it being more necessary than ever to curate a "personal brand," and why he stayed in Windsor Castle this summer.
This week I spoke to CEO of Entertainment Design Corporation, Alex Calle about how the theme park industry is innovating, how his single mom used community theater in place of finding a babysitter, and the time his company built two dancing cranes.
I spoke to T1 Advertising CEO Tommy Herd about the necessity of failure, the joy that comes from your internal vision for life matching your external manifestations, and how he builds a trajectory architecture for his brand clients.
This week I spoke to Eamon Armstrong about festival culture, our current crisis of masculinity, and went into great detail about his recent 10-day hallucinogenic ritual experience in Gabon. This one is nuts...
This week I spoke to Evora (Sergio) Baden about why we're all just looking for acceptance, how she discovered Evora, and her reasons for leaving San Francisco.
I spoked to Thomas Doochin this week about why giving is so important, where our society is following short, and how our generation might change our collective trajectory.
I had the chance to sit down with one of my favorite people this week, Ryan Jancula. We talked about the economic difficulties our generation is facing, creative ways to become a homeowner, and how he was able to set goals for himself and then execute on his vision.