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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.

Sarah Sed | Owner of Houston Axe Throwing

I own Houston Axe Throwing, the first axe throwing facility in Texas, and one of the first in the United States. Houston Axe Throwing opened it’s doors on June 13th, 2017 on International Axe Throwing Day. We provide axe throwing space, lessons, and equipment rental to teambuilders, date nights, birthday parties and more. Recently, we started offering knife throwing as well. Read more>>

Travius Garrett | Fitness Influencer & Forex Trader

I am a fitness enthusiast where I help many others train in the fitness industry and help them level up their physicality and also their mentality as well. I also trade forex as well, this is trading currency and I mean every currency out there on the forex market. This is a great opportunity for many to make money just like the banks make money as well off of the money you have in a savings account. I work out a lot by myself, however, when I do work out with others they always want me to train them again and again because I train every part of your muscle to really get the work in and tell you what is best for your body to consume as well. With my forex trading, I actually trade with Auverio Prime. They helped me automate my income and are teaching me how to trade and this has literally changed my life as well in many aspects. Trading is actually very easy, you just have to be motivated to learn and be patient as well when trading and stay complicated and not get emotional when doing it as well. Read more>>

Tyisha Jenkins | Educator, Author, Speaker, Life Coach

I am a proud mother, educator, author, speaker, life and writing coach, and a small business owner. I am the owner of Ty Jenkins Inspires, LLC where I aim to inspire others through my story of overcoming several different obstacles by deciding to grow through what I have gone through. Read more>>

Jessica Davis | Licensed Massage Therapist & Business Owner

Hello there. I am Jessica, a Licensed Massage Therapist in the Third Ward area. Normally I provide massage & bodywork for people with active lifestyles but in this covid world, I provide massage & bodywork for those that are taking the virus seriously. Many people are trying to stay socially distanced from each other but I get paid to touch people. It has all definitely put a twist and a strain on staying afloat. My number of clients has suffered. My bottom line has suffered but my work and passion for my work has not. I focus on deep tissue fascia work and love working with massage cups and pin & stretch techniques in a very covid cautious treatment space. I have put a lot into focusing on ventilation in my home treatment space and myself & clients mask for the duration of the session. Read more>>

Stacy Thomas | Photographer & Creative Director

I am an entrepreneur whose passion is photography. I love shooting individual and family portraits but my heart lives in the super creative projects. I am a storyteller and any opportunity I get to bring a story to life is a dream come true. Read more>>

Bievienea Harry | Realtor® and Entrepreneur

Bievienea and I am the owner of Bebe & Co. Luxury Group. My team and I delivers memorable real estate experiences to our clients. We specialize in new home sales, luxury condominium and apartment leasing in Houston and the surrounding areas. I am also the owner of Pretty Girl Goals, a lifestyle brand for women. Read more>>

Keisha Bussey | Author, Dance Educator & Owner of Fierce6 Elite Dance & Fitness

My name is Keisha D. Bussey and I am a children’s book author. I am also a dance educator. I share my passion for dance and life on a daily with my students and colleagues. As I dance through my 20 years in education. I’ve always believed we should strive to develop the whole student. I am honored to share the love of dance while implementing dance books in the curriculum and the classrooms. Read more>>

Timmorie Scott | Rap and Hip Hop Artist

My name is T-Real 4 Real, I am a self-proclaimed Houston-based rapper/songwriter. I was raised in the Houston Texas area in a family of music lovers. Dynamic and very relatable lyrics create the backdrop for all of my albums. T-Real 4 Real awakens a very rarely heard side of hip hop that listeners can easily identify with. Blending an artful fusion of hip hop and rap my songs reveal a lyrical sincerity written from real-life experiences. Read more>>

Raguel Gabriel | Singer, Actor, Producer

Raguel Gabriel is a Trinidadian classically trained singer and actor currently living and working in the United States, with his base as New York City. He describes himself more specifically as a ‘singing actor’ with an intense passion for both music and drama. Raguel has carved quite a unique path where he continues to use his talent as performer on the classical music stage, opera, musical theatre, popular music, contemporary and classical acting, on-camera acting and even has experience as a model. He has recently added the title of producer to his resume and plans to continue to fashion a distinct path in the areas of his passion. Read more>>

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