35 Burst results for "Jamila"
"jamila" Discussed on The Thought Card
"Let's see i mean. There didn't seem like an abundance of money and there wasn't but it was helpful because it allowed me to really value the dollar because my mom was a young mom in a single mom and she immigrated here from jamaica. She had me in jamaica. The island not the borough. Nothing wrong with the borough. But i'm just saying and and she had two young age and she came here with absolutely nothing like and luckily we did have family here so she was able to stay with people and work minimum wage jobs. And then send me me with my grandmother. I didn't grow up with like you know having all the things but my mom she she was such a great mom like i can only hope to be half as good as what she was in terms of encouraging the investment like not necessarily the money but like the time in love and encouragement that she gave me. So that'll help me. Honestly even though it wasn't directly always money like helped me bigger out like the all the things intangible things that allow someone to make money into go after things to pursue things like. That's what my mom gave me. Which i think has been the position to be where i am today and earning money like i chose my major based on. I had no clue right. I hate that they make us choose or early. 'cause i'm like i don't know i just wanna make money so i chose bitches business management with a specialization in finance. Well people are in business. Seem like they make money all. Just do that always kinda went after. What's gonna like make money. I had a job since fourteen been working. Ever since. And then i was always a saver that was also a big part of my story because i think as someone who didn't grow up with much saving is like we had to save work with what we had and that's one thing. My grandmother mom taught me was. I don't care if you bring only a dollar home like you're gonna save at least five cents of it and my mom took me to open our first savings account at about six years old and that had a real impact on me and so when i started working at fourteen i was always just conditioned to save might check like wasn't just going out and spending money and that really serve me well when it came to my first internship in earning what i thought was real money like as a college intern through inroads. Because they paid you like well. But i saved most of it and again. It helped me on my journey when i was in entering into the fire bent financial independence. Retire early mental. All that to say I feel like everything that i have done so far even though sometimes it doesn't seem like it's related to money has helped shape. My money story allows me to make money today. You just heard from jamila. Sue frant- jamila. Sue fraud is passionate about helping others. Jump start their journey to financial freedom. She is not only the founder of journey to launch but also hosts of the award winning podcast with over two point six million downloads. She teaches everyday people like teachers..
"jamila" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job
"It is about saving and investing i. Here's another thing that i do i do now. I set my saving and investing goals or things that are important to me. I everything has to fit in. So if i have a goal when i had the goal of buying a condo a happy enough money to close on it i knew i needed x amount of months to have to save to get to the home. I need it. That was going in automatically. First savings account. What was left was what i lived on. And so that's kind of how people look at. Don't spend first and then save what's left. Set your saving and investing targets and then make the rest work so good jamila know one of the things. I saw coming up in the chat points towards questions regarding imposter syndrome. And when you're speaking. What i hear just in my own experience is everything that you're saying. Would you like you slay at this. I'm really just very much starting out to even understand all that my husband is much more of like the millionaire next door type grew up. His dad passed away unexpectedly when he was a kid. And so he they lived in this rent controlled apartment but meanwhile he went to law school and business school without any debt and like because he save save save save like just literally saved at all and never student loans like paid it all like. It's amazing so he's in your camp for me. I have the opposite thing where i focus on like just how much money i can make right and i see just in terms of perspective. I'm like there's customers everywhere. Your buyer is everywhere and to the extent that you can be the vibration of what someone wants to buy into boy. Can you like move mountains overnight. People love being around you. There's a warmth there's a realness and so to the extent that you've been visible people wanna be a part of that world which has done wonders right for your brand and everything else but people will ask well. Who am i to do this. Like i don't have a financial degree from harvard. Business school right. But either you. I might check you. Don't either.
"jamila" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job
"Business insider refinery twenty nine. Cnbc essence magazine cbs. And what i really love about her is that she's not afraid to be herself. She's not pretentious. She's not trying to be an expert. she's all about telling her audience. Just come with me instead of look at me. And she's super transparent about what she's been dealing with all along. She's also gonna share juicy tips with you on how to set yourself up financially. Leave your day job and what numbers you should know as you build your runway so you can take some notes in this episode of you can. This woman is brilliant and i feel so blessed. She's here again without further ado. Please welcome the phenomenal. Jimmy lists front. How are you miss. Sue front nice to see your face. You know jamila. I feel like you're one of those people very rare who has such tremendous determination and humility. You've built something so beautiful and you still have the balance of getting to have a life and family which is also something everyone is able to sort of put in the cauldron when they're stirring up the dream pot so first of all. Why don't you just introduce yourself. That was my introduction view. Why don't you introduce yourself a little bit. And then we're going to break things down and i'll ask you a bunch of questions and we'll just have a great time. Yeah let's do this. So i walk kathy in team. Thank you for inviting me here. In for those wonderful word. Simon jamila sue front of journey to launch. That's my brand my podcasts. During launch podcast. And i'm all about reaching and helping you reach financial freedom and independence. You know. my belief is that we can reach freedom from wherever we are today so regardless of how much debt you have how much you earn all the restrictions you may feel bad is placed on you. There is freedom available to you. There are more options right from where you are and my goal with my platform is to help you figure out your path to that freedom and to help.
"jamila" Discussed on ART GAB
"Why on your websites tell me more. Tell me more does impact your photography or overlap there. It definitely helps my photography. I did a lot of photo manipulation and stuff in my work when i was working either in advertising or doing it for Graphic clients. And so i think that kind of helped me kind of get to the next level with the with my photography lake have benefited from Learning photo editing for those other purposes. So it definitely helps. And like i try to sometimes bring the graphic element in i can't always but It's definitely at least the skills that i have help with stuff and it definitely helps with making props in prep because it's like. Oh i could make a box or it could make a team that needs to have text on it. Because i can set it up yourself. Yeah totally yeah so it sounds like you are good at transforming yourself. It also good at wearing a lot of different hats all right. What does knicks for you. And what are you excited about. So i'm working on a new project that i can do with just myself. That's where i'm at right now. You're available because my other plans are still like on hold because they stole involve other people. Unfortunately that it's actually inspired by allison wonderland a little more heavily so that it's going to be a really fun project. But it's it's kind of using allison wonderland. I imagery to kind of explore adult head a little more And the pitfalls and weirdness of becoming an adult being an adult. So i'm excited to shoot that cool. Where are you going to shoot it in my garage in house. Okay cool ninety a little bit outside. But yeah i'm like i need something that can mostly do inside just in case. Now yeah totally. I guess we have like the biggest wildfire on the country right now. Let's like out that. just keep getting. I'm like i can't assume anything. not right. you can only plan so far ahead. Yeah and you have our work up right now right. Yeah and that's through august. Yes i think. No maybe july thirtieth i think i'll july thirtieth okay. Yes why thirtieth at the cultural center in newburgh cool any other shows on the horizon There were a few there push back. I think there's i think the one. I have the was the portland art museum now with portland museum with the portland. State's art museum that one. I think we've pushed out a year so that is coming up but in a year because it was supposed to be i think last year or the year before last year and then we had to move. Everything has galleries i. We moved it because galleries just weren't open Their galley was an open and then We adjusted to new dates. They had so. I think it's going to be in another year. So i totally get it. I had one show that push back like four times now filed but what. What does that what. I'm going to be called portland state. I don't know but it will probably be some of the stuff. I'm working on right now. Most likely just given the timing of everything so yeah now the things are opening up. What are you excited to get back into. Besides making your work. Oh go see a movie in the theater. It's so basic. But i still haven't been in a movie theater. I yeah i did that the other day for the first time and it was crazy. It was like still spaced out really well but it was really good. Who is The sparks brothers. Oh there banned It was a documentary about them but it was so good..
"jamila" Discussed on ART GAB
"I know who just very willing at were cited to be involved. So yeah totally. That's really cool and those plants that you had. Are they kind of coming back to a you able to press. Yeah i think a minute start approaching some of them again. I know i have to kind of shift my original plans. Because we're still a little delay like one was gonna one of my parents and they're out of the country right now so and going to be out for a while just with everything going on. So there's definitely some adjustments. But i'm kind of looking at like my other plans and seeing what i can do in a more restricted kind of situation. So yeah yeah seems like the pandemics kind of impacted. Everybody everybody in different ways you know. Yeah are you ready for the next question. It's a big one okay. If you could choose any superpower what would it be thought about this on a bit controlling time. Yeah yeah it'd be fun to either time travel gonna to get the perfect location or to just give myself more time because they always need way more time and i could be like oh at sunset i can make. The sunset lasts for five hours so nice But yeah power over. Time would be amazing that would be like the ultimate the ultimate tabby really cool and then like this photo where It looks like the women's floating you could almost like like slow down time. In order to photograph. That would be really cool really cool. That's a good one. 'cause actually time is like the most precious thing you can't really get back so like the idea of controlling. It is kind of like whoa. You could do a lot totally blow in my mind. I'm gonna steal that one. Let's welcome to steal that. Actually do you have hoover. You'd want now. I want that one. It's amazing that's good. She could accomplish on us from what was it. Something about have the of a is it that one you have the confidence of white middle aged man. That is a good one to combine those two. So what superpower. Do you already have. I'd like to say my superpower is shape shifting. I don't know As i definitely will embody in place when the characters myself sometimes it just really can be really handy to just be like okay. I can put on the costumes in the makeup. And i can just be all these characters. So they don't have to worry about people especially now the mic. Yeah might as well right. Just yeah i mean definitely done it before. So i'm just like yep that's kind of like a handy skill i definitely have had an. It's it's been useful especially for photography. Oh yeah and i could see that in your work like some of them. I'm like okay that that's jamila and then other ones i'm like. Oh i don't know the make-up is so yasha so good that transforming and as i admire your work so much because i do hair and idea like fun stuff and so i noticed something your pictures..
"jamila" Discussed on ART GAB
"Vermont in los angeles center for digital art in los angeles jamilla clark welcomed art gab. How are you doing. I'm doing pretty good what you've been to kendra. nothing much. We went to the beach last week. Actually went to the in china forest with you. Yes the last week. That was cool. Have you ever been there. Yeah it's been a while. But yeah i remember it and i love that place. It's pretty awesome is in say you could probably get like get inspiration from characters very fun. Do you want to describe who you are and what you do. So i may fine. Art photographer And i mostly shoot Images that kind of have a story inspiration or inspired by stories like literature in books that i love And i shoot Primarily digitally And i do some post production work some set building Or stuff that's done before it's actually shot I like to kind of create these semi surreal Hyper realist- kind of images that play with fantasy in psychological and Kind of crepe these needs expirations of characters awesome Where where do you think you find the inspiration for a lot of your characters. It's like. I heard folktales. Is it like any like to agreed. Allies there is that kind of where you get your inspiration. It's kind of a little bit of everything like Folktales are huge. Like one of my favorite things as well as mythology in general. I'm a huge movie. Buff I don't read as much as i as i used to. But i read a lot as a kid. So books and stories definitely inspire may work And then cinema does as well especially the look and style of some of it I like to kind of look at that visual environment and kind of apply it to house. Narratives can be told. So it's a little combo volvos. Those things l. Cool that yeah. That reminds me of like I heard once that david lynch went to school for painting and it's totally like make sense. There's a lot of like overlapped with you. Know like just like how you think about narrative and Are there specific movies. You've seen recently that you think might kind of inspire your work I actually which is it's actually funny because if it's a literature movie movie based on a book so i recently watched The the new david copperfield movie which was absolutely stunning And i'm a sucker for things that kind of play with How you visually tell a story but also combining the of someone telling it so. Some might not necessarily unreliable. But how people telling story can kind of add fantastical element to it And one of things. I absolutely loved in that movie. Because it's about this person telling their life story in a movie so it's like multiple storytelling aspects to it. I guess They really take advantage of the fact that it's from an author standpoint so at some point they break the fourth wall at some point. He's in the same space as a young version of him They have really neat ways where they use like image projection in the scene which is like not period appropriate but it works because it's like being story being told in like walls that were solid walls will suddenly become like the side of a tent and then you transition to an outside scene and i absolutely love that kind of thing There's times where it's.
"jamila" Discussed on Black Girl Nerds
"Is works he sort of charts journey of endurance as well. And i think there's some point where you that feeling of you have got to the breaking point and how will you carry on you know. How can you continue. What can you draw. What strengths more can you draw upon To keep moving forward. And that is life you know. And i think that for me cry in particular The journey of that of that the woman in that solo and and kind of I think kind of like psychological freedom that's attained at the end of that dance Of knowing okay. I am you know. I don't think she escapes her conditions. But i think she arrives in a different place has an understanding of something inside of her. That can never be taken broken. Come you know. that's that's very beautiful right. And whether any Interferes dancers and his. I guess his crew has tightened team here when he started that. Where when you ask them to be on the document where anybody was anybody to relent. Or they like listen because who who he is. I need share this. I want people to know. Because here's and everything yes. Yes yeah i think people. I think that there was understandably a kind of hesitation. you know. i think a wanted to know that they trust me with his story. I mean everybody was interested in having a story told everybody was interested in having like an authentic true story told warts and all in a way but they wanted to know that it was going to be fun done with care. And i think you know they're so you know the institution has survived him and is thriving. And i think bay. There's concerns about you know just doing justice and and doing mystery story right so i had lots of conversations lots of meetings in lots of engagement with people before we eat never sat down to film and i think that's just part of my process in general And i think that was appreciated and and then they knew they could trust me to tell me what they needed to told me speaking. I'll tell you what they need you to tell you. I thought it was cool. You got the sixtieth anniversary. Some of that stuff in there. What was i know that had to be another whole other emotional level to new documentary. Yeah yeah so. I think actually when we approached the company in the beginning to get access to the company we always knew we wanted a contemporary component. Because as i say mr baileys. Biography is not one that you know. The company dies with hammer that his vision was so much more than himself. Always we needed to do justice to that. We wanted to show the company and it just happened. That they had just commissioned rennie harris for the sixtieth anniversary so they said it's so odd that you're it's amazing you're coming to us now. Because we just commissioned his bad dance that you would wanna follow through to the end and we were like. Oh yeah one hundred percent. So and that dance. Lazarus's just extraordinary. I'm pretty confident. They're going to Restage it when they company opens up on stage is This december and they'll take it on tour so highly. highly highly. highly recommend seeing an evening where lazarus is on the on the table. Absolutely do you have. Do you have like a kind of last question here about it. Do you have any like favor. Performance for mr favorite number anything. Because i was just an over here wishing academics and seeing the music. Yeah yeah so i have. I have two and it's funny their solos and they're there are kind of counterparts to each other I love in. Revelations is not something that we featured in the film. But it's i wanna be ready. It's a beautiful so low. And that i love and cry. Cry is really now And it's you know my biases is a black woman. It is the dance for me. That i i just i just love it so much and i'm curious in the kind of take us out to the in here what do you want. What are you hoping that people take away from this. What are you hoping the new generation. If they don't know hopefully they find out they need to know About miss ailey. I just hope that everybody You know grows to understand his journey and his struggles and bay. Welcome as much as i love him. I think there is an extraordinary sacrifice. that are But the generation that came before us had to make. And i always says i really hope that moving forward we can find ways to continue to build express ourselves Hopefully be a little less lonely in the process of doing that And i hope that people start going to dance man. Maybe i came out dance. Hit a be at all class. 'cause it's so inspiring to see how they are so committed to this team that you know it just takes a lot of You know just so much commitment in so much Discipline is so amazing to see them. Go through this one hundred percent so you gotta check it out and wipe theaters twenty third. You'll have thirty of an la theaters and nationally in august. august six. so go check it out Jamila thank you so much for your time. I really appreciate it. Thank you so much the black girl nerds podcast is produced by jamie broad nats. The opening theme song to our show is written and performed by salmon varies instrumentals performed by sama's sky blue and shoves zillah you can find various episodes of the black girl. Nerves podcast items stitcher soundcloud audio boom. Google play music and spotify..
"jamila" Discussed on Black Girl Nerds
"It's possible like i. I could really do it. Occurred washington scandal. Like that was definitely like my joint day. Thinks she doing great angela. Bassett icon regina king. Like like i think the bill list can go on but Yeah well one thing. I always find interesting. I'm always on a lookout when it comes to different shows. And i wanna make sure that they have a black woman preferably more than one that aren't related to each other and preferably if we could get at least one to be like a darker skin tone and just i just like to see that representation because it's ubiquitous. It's everywhere and so now. With outer banks going into the second season we have two black female characters who aren't related. And you know it's like different experiences. Different backgrounds What was it have. You had a chance to work with the actress. And what was the attitude like onset. Oh yeah madison. Oh my. I adore madison. Madison is my love. Nike are so cool and we are so close and she really welcomes me really welcomed me into this and into the family with open arms and really helped me just navigate like this this new space and we definitely have like a sisterhood. In now they call me for anything anything you need. And when i do her she does like show up for me and it's wonderful. It's wonderful to see this representation in tripoli like seed into it's a of representation like you know it's it's gonna be a lot. It's not only me better exactly. There's a whole Beautiful storyline that. That's well. I really loved the story. In the first season about how this gold regionally belong to the slave and he was buying freedom and then eventually got hung for it and so kind has the underlying narrative of like racial dynamics. And so i'm interested to kind of see how that goes into the second season definitely indefinitely. pokes character has a beautiful story. Line see how many say Hits a beautiful regards to like slavery and getting back like the Like the african american experience like he definitely has a wonderful storyline in in regards to that. All right well. I am excited to watch. I am so excited so happy. Do you have anything else that working on in the meantime i do but i can't talk. Oh okay well we out. Please let us know. Because i'll be sure it on up for sure. I was so excited. I was so excited to say well. Thank you so much for taking this today and have they released an actual release date yet. Oh yeah that's beyond eight. We are next friday. Excellent okay. i wasn't sure. I kept looking around and it was like july. Okay yeah it's going to be it'll be of next. It's gonna air before or after the thank you so much. I hope you have a great rest here week and yet look on the show. I'm excited for you. Thank you thank you sir. I want to hear what you think about it. Yes i will definitely say everyone. The the black girl nerds. Podcast will return in just a moment. Respect starring jennifer hudson follows the rise of aretha franklin's career from a child singing. In our fathers church to her international superstardom aretha handpicked jennifer to portray her in this the remarkable story of franklin's journey to find her voice and never lose faith her music shaped a generation topping music charts with anthems still relevant today from thank.
Interview With Carlacia Grant of 'Outer Banks'
"It is so great to meet you. My name is stacey and i write for black girl nerds and i have watched a feel episodes of outer banks and then kind of pulled away for a while and so my nieces and nephews are huge huge fans and so they're always talking about it and so i was like i know a little bit about it so this opportunity came up. I was like okay. Well let's let's see what this is about Especially knowing that season two is going to take place in the bahamas. We found in barbados but nj heated to look like bahamas. Well yeah what can first of all tell us a little bit about you and kind of how you got into acting and then how you stumbled upon this role. I started acting Will i knew. I wanted to actor when i was thirteen. Did a play. And i don't know. I just fell in love with the whole process of this is what i wanna do for the rest of my life. Just you know just kept pursuing it through the years in with getting outer banks I just got. I got edition. And i didn't wash yet like i remember seeing the show that my cuba never got around to watching it. But it said films in barbados. Looks like i'm emily an island girl at heart man. I never been to barbados yet. So i was like. Oh my gosh. I have to get this like i really wanna go to barbados And then i tape the audition. I sent the tape in. I didn't hear anything back. And i just kept seeing like re releasing the role like now to say day. I didn't i didn't even get a callback. Nothing and then like my manager call. And she's like. I'm still looking for that girl like they're still casting that that cleo role in like that show. He talked about the barbados shop. And i was like Shall i love the show like at this point. I already finished it in house Wanna be in the show She was like are listed. Send it again. Let's just on the tape again in literally just sent the exact same tape again Chemistry and russell and history.
"jamila" Discussed on Radio Cherry Bombe
"Sort of a signature jamila dish on all this time of the year. It's a lot of salads and smoothies because it is super hot in atlanta. I've been on the farm all day and come home and i just want cold. Refreshing things. water lasagna's amazing with basil with men's or. I mean just about anything. are you a vegetarian. I am pescatore. I'm pretty much vegetarian. Eighty percent of the time. Yeah two-third cheese in the watermelon salad like any. Yeah or like. If i do basil do shove nice. If i do with men. I'll do fetter the other thing that is really this is peach company in atlanta. And i mean in georgia that comes to market pages are so good so i do a peach. Capri say instead of tom. Yod peaches bazo fresh mozzarella. Oh goodness gracious. It's so so good to for signature. Salad dressing basic. Lemon juice olive oil salt and pepper. Maybe a little bit of a gene mustard like disa- basic vinaigrette. Because you've got such fresh beautiful. Sounds like you don't even need to do that much. Did you don't need to do that now. When when kale comes in really heavy. Everybody's like jamila. I need kale salad. So i make a really kale salad. But it's like this. is the dressing. Brags like woulda minnows garlic. Little bit of honey lemon juice nutritional yeast all my god and then if one ad like go smokey with it. I'll do smoke pepperoni. Or i wanna go a little spicy without do like cumin. I mean do you have it written down. I don't who has recipes written down. It's just like some people. Yeah you you will have to when you have your cookbook. Oh i will i do. Have some things were in them. I do have some but that no just like actually. I made it up on the far. When i was trying to just kind of like have i would just like bring lemon juice olive oil and just like put a bunch of stuff and adora shook it up. Put it on there and it was like ou got something here. That is the nice thing about vinaigrette. Like i don't follow recipes for them. Because it really depends. How many people beating feeding yourself for feeding like five people. Yeah sometimes just a little olive oil uneager poured right over. It can suffice it. That's all ever. I mean you know you don't have to get crazy with it and it's so good but if you have like again you got to have a good base really good ingredients like right now. People going crazy for the regular market because there ruger is so spicy. It's like wow and the rule you get at the store. I mean i just. I don't know what they like what we're gonna kick. It's the same as radishes. Radishes from the farmers market are so spicy and beautiful and the ones at the supermarket. They don't take any. i think maybe either. They're growing him indoors or my regular guests the spices in the summer. And it's like the sun is the most intense right at that time. So i think you know. Maybe something maybe. They're just like pumping bulla water. I don't know i've been on a broadcast daisy our tick talk and turn this year. I think you had that salad. We did a peach. Rubella yup prudhoe leave out the judah salad with a nice shallot vinegrad yom yom so good. I love all things leaks potato. Leek soup. I can eat all the time i everyone so hungry. This conversation making myself hung. 'cause all ahead was a croissant and a coffee more than me. I think i had a sip of green juice. And my green tea. Which is still in my Little container. Here before we get to the speed round do want to ask you about climate change. I mean we can't be talking about farming and not talk about climate change. We had the devastating heat waves on the west coast and just yesterday news about the flooding and urine sad. What are you seeing and atlanta. Yeah i'm so glad you brought that up. I mean since. I've been farming to season. Just not predictable anymore like you cannot predict farmers. We look at like the first frost eight last frost date and they're pretty standard. You know we have. I don't know how many hundreds of years of data that like pretty much says you know atlanta's around certain time that's all over the place so for me like one of the things that happened for me. This year was appointed Cucumbers and.
"jamila" Discussed on Brown Ambition
"We've all been waiting for. It is the all important brown boost brown break at the end of the show. What are you going to boost or break today. I'm going to break the expectation that we as women or leaders in our family who are on in this role. Have to do everything. I think our lives just waking up by yourself even if you don't have kids okay it's life is hard. Okay so i think this pressure on us to be perfect moms and to be fit and to know to send all the thank you notes and just all these things i think. We need to really rebel against and know that you're doing okay. The best you can and so. It's really important to prioritize yourself and be selfish. And i know that sounds crazy but for some people not anymore. You sound crazy to me. But i know that if i am happier than everyone else in my family is happier because i can give more as i want to break the expectation that we have to be everybody to everyone else and we need to be what we need for ourselves. I i love that. And i feel like that. Is that message and that thought processes so evident on your social media. I really love following you. Because i feel like it's so positive so if you guys don't follow jamila yet go to follow her twice. I follow her at her personal handled. Jamila who front and second go. Follow her at journey to launch on all social media platforms. It just feels like yeah. It's a breath of fresh air and thank you for that positive out. Thank you well let me. And the show with a quick boost myself. We just celebrated the first official juneteenth holiday on the federal calendar. It happened so quick. And i know that there was. I don't know how you feel. We don't have time to get into it but there are some feelings about juneteenth enough not enough but you know what i decided. Of course there is still so much work to be done. This is not. you can't just give us a holiday and then call quits but for one thing. We got something in the summer. Y'all like it's not the dead of winter that's nice to have a chance to celebrate To blackface and so what. I decided to do this weekend. Was the weather was going to be okay. So through a last-minute barbecue for my neighbors and just in in my neighborhood is like i said we have a lot of diversity. Mostly it's largely black neighborhood here in in In my county outside of new york. And i just invited neighbors over. I got a big ass cake. That said juneteenth freedom day on it. We made burgers and hotdogs and it was just a. I don't know it was just an opportunity to come together as a community and to to heal a little bit from the trauma the trauma of a lifetime. But especially this past year so i just wanted to say unapologetically. Celebrate these small pockets of positive time that we've been given an if juneteenth is an opportunity to do that. I would say do it without apology. it was. It was really beautiful and the work continues. You know we still got to fight for voting rights and police Police law enforcement reform and all of the things. But you know it was. It was a nice opportunity to sit back and just celebrate ourselves. And if i can add something there i'm with you mandy on that. We need to lean into joy and choose joy especially for those of us watching us and so for me. My celebrating birthdays offer the last six weeks. Since they're all kind of lumped together as we went and we had fun we went to coney island. And i'm just like we deserve joy we deserve and deserve to know we. We can also earn money and be with money and have the freedom we want with and without money i know money's the baseline i know that but you know there's so much other untapped. I'm currency in our relationships and enjoy. So let's lean into that. I love that jameela journey to launch. Thank you so much for joining me in the co host chair. I hope it was fun. This is so amazing exciting. I can't believe i'm like oh. Tiffany like i got a chance to step in for because you know i love her and you so this was awesome. Thank you so much all right well. Best of luck with the as a journey continues and thank you so much for joining us..
"jamila" Discussed on Brown Ambition
"How much money can we have. So i literally when. I came home and told them in the first time he looked at me. Like what are you talking about. And then over time what i did was. I didn't push him to. This is really important because you come up with a realization or have an epiphany doesn't mean like your partner will they have they have. They're on a whole another timeline. So i respected that but also started to show him the numbers like i created this spreadsheet and it showed like if we do this like first of all step back from the spreadsheet. What does a life like now that we enjoy. And what does the life look like now in like twenty years right when the kids this age and like they're at the house and we can travel. And how can we balance that now. So we started with the dream of our lives what they are now what we want them to be and we did numbers around it and i showed them well if we do this. Make these changes in our finances. Save it invest this much over time we can. Have you know over a million dollars in in twenty years and we can do all these things and that started to get him excited because instead of me just saying it and talking he saw the numbers and then the other thing. I really was important to say was. Yeah i wanna do this. I quit my job. But also i'm the mom on. I'm the one giving birth and having three kids crazy commute. See my husband his job as maybe like ten minutes away from our house so he also knew the pressure of just like my life and he wanted me to be happy and i made sure that like not only like we were going to pursue what i wanted like in terms of career or quitting my job. But what is it that you want. So i definitely we made sure to include his watson hopes like into what we were doing. You know. I don't really care about having a nice car we used to have nice cars quote unquote back in the day before kids and getting a little bit more optimized our finances but i say look if i can. I want to buy you a car. You know things like that. That got him excited. So that way we were was my way into baby i said. Save for a tesla. Let's once for toes Yeah let's start messing for a tesla it's important because he is a little bit more like fancier i was saying me right like i'm kinda just like minimum but sometimes fancy. He's i if. I could do a fancy all the time i would so talking about it in that term really helped to let him know that this is a team is not just about what jamila wants and also like if i'm miserable 'cause i'm working and driving all the time like the whole family is not going to be happy so let's work to a place that we can get to. And so he. He eventually got on board with that but he's very easy going and laid back. Thank god for that in terms of he pretty much trust me we have the open conversations about it and even when it came to quitting my job because that was huge like my income was more than half of the families combined income and so if it would almost be better if i was a teacher and then he has his career because then like you know he can kind of stay on his trajectory but for me to walk away was like a big step because what does that look like as a family. We have three kids. We have a mortgage like so we literally had to save up enough money to cover our expenses wild journey to launch like started to become more stable and that was scary. But we did it together we had the conversations and it. It's it's working out so far. So that's no that's wonderful. I also have always been at. It's so funny. How the. I'm you know in no shape to your husband. I always talk to my husband. I'm like dude you work for the government and you have the boozers taste of like. Where do you come off with this. Like what like i must. He has like this very specific. T shirt brand. He gets custom shirts. I'm like i'm the one shopping in the clearance rack at h. But they miss you. I i we i was. I was earning probably like two three x what he's was earning at the at my peak. Earning career in corporate america so to speak. But that's so that's so funny and it's also you know shouts out to show thoughts a partners genders on it but partners who are willing to. Maybe maybe they have their doubts but they just have those shower alone they They support and they. You know have faith in their partners to to really bet on themselves to take their career to a different place. That's really wonderful. That been supportive to you. And i appreciate you talking about the whole the the values you know and how you as a partner. I've struggled with this too. I probably a little bit more than it. Sounds like you did. But i was like. It was very hard for me to start to share in the values based investing like so for example. You know. I had no problem spending money on values or experiences that i particularly wanted to have but when it came to a you know if it was a car or you know a concert or something you know enrica really wanted it was it was like Not really worth it. And i had to had to learn to share in that i was that was probably my one of the more difficult challenges for me financially in like mentally as a spouse was bringing them in and being open to you know they're what they value would not not discounting and making that a part of the overall plan. Yeah you know just like for me. I think as growing up without really. I didn't have a father in my life. Had father figures. I didn't really have a close relationship with them. And so i like for me. The value based things like the simple even though i say he's fancy like the other things that he's about which is family and he's very grounded and supportive like it's like one of the first signs. I saw him like when we first started dating years ago. That i said like out of all the things i want someone would be the opposite of what i knew my dad to be and so i think whatever that is i know some people like that and they don't they don't turn out to be this way eventually but he that's what he is who he is and so even as an entrepreneur and now like i know like having three kids like he's a equal partner in the house and in parenting. I still feel like. I do a little bit more. But i feel like he is as much equal as outside of my controlling so he can be in terms how i like things done and it's been when people say. How do you do this like. How did you manage all that stuff when you were working and commuting and the kids and how do you even do it now as a business owner with the kids. It's like what. Because i li he's an equal partner in this and that has a lot to do with. I think how it allows me to make money and be happy and our house lives and how we choose to spend money. So i'm proud of the fact that i chose. I chose him as my husband. What's his name would he would it. Oh what a door really adorable. So let's talk about them. Babies as carey says we'll talk about the kids. So what are their ages have to ask..
"jamila" Discussed on Brown Ambition
"Onto our show. Habe fam- i can't believe we've already passed the halfway mark to june. How have i survived this long. Without my girl. Tiffany i'll tell you. What these gusts. Co-hosts have been phenomenal. Everyone has been so gracious so game to chat with me and open up about their financial journeys. Today's kojo's i have to say is no different. Jamila superman's is the founder of journey to launch. Which if you have not subscribed. Stop this podcast. Okay fine you can probably multitask go to or spotify. Wherever you get your podcast and go find her podcast and subscribe and follow. Jameel founded journey to launch in two thousand sixteen after she decided during her three hour commute. Yes from brooklyn to new jersey to her corporate six figure job that she was done capital d. done. She eventually quit her corporate job after having her third beautiful child and went on her to retire early. It was along the way that jamila realized you know retiring early to didn't have to be something that was put on the backburner for ten twenty even thirty years. She decided to build the lifestyle today. That would not only help her. Get to a place financial independence but actually help her find a career in professional platform. That would fulfill her in ways that her nine to five job just never could. I hope you guys enjoy my conversation with jamila and getting to know her a little bit better. I honestly think between the stories about her husband and my husband and her journey to motherhood and the fact that she left corporate america. I just felt like jimmy lanai. We're talking to each other at the exact right time that i needed it. Please enjoy my conversation with jamila and if you haven't yet go check her out on all social media. She's at journey to launch. And while you're at it a little tiny additional requests for you guys whether you've been brennan ambition for the entire six years. We have been on the air if you just her podcasts. Six days ago we would really appreciate if you want to apple podcasts. And left us a five star review right now brennan. Ambition honestly is not sitting where it deserves to be sitting on. I'm just gonna go ahead and say it on the podcast rankings not by virtue of downloads. We get amazing download from our loyal listeners. Honestly what's hurting us right now with the lack of fresh review so.
"jamila" Discussed on Natch Beaut
"I don't know don't know. I don't know that freedom they're talking about well. I'm happy i could start like i totally believe your cable. Starting okay well. Thank you for your input. I definitely needed somebody to ramey in. Thank you for being here jamila. Can you please answer my first question. I ask every guest which is what type of skin do you have. I believe have combination skin. Yes that's what i believe. But now that i've gotten a little older. I think it's oily than anything. You know what. I'm going to go back to combination you dry but when i do put on like the proper stuff can get a little oily. Someone say combination. Well it looks lovely. Thank you but manning question because you are the queen of hair. What type of hair do you have. I have what i said. I have a high textured hair so tight for here so it's got a lot of. It's more than a loose curl for sure. It's definitely tighter and tighter curl. I love it and you are a red head right now. Which is exciting. Which is my favorite color. I used to think. I was meant to be a blonde. So i was like a blonde for a long time. And then my style's died me read. I'm not going back. Like red is my signature color. Now i like a copper red. No i did read about two weeks ago because they didn't have my color. But when i went back to copper copper kills the game. I'll tell you something. Somebody said to me one time. And then i believe it to be true and is it misogynist. Yes but this is for fun. It was something along. The lines of a man will drive by brunette. Stop for a blonde and reverse for our red hath right there were say we have fun. We have i when i walk in. Because i'm trying to grow my hair really bay. 'cause i just wanted to see how long i cannot cut it and when i walk in the room now with my hair be in this red lie like all eyes are on this. Yeah i love it. I do too. I love that color. My next question for you. Jamila is like to kind of go nostalgic on attribute at the top. Do you recall the first beauty product that you ever bought or used and yes hair products do count. I honestly the first thing. I remember using perfume that count. Of course it remember saving my money. I don't even remember the name of the store with age. But it's probably no longer in business and i remember saving up my money and and buying a bottle of perfume at the mall that my first nails fourteen. Ooh yeah that i do. You have nails right. Now i love. Oh you know what. I'm going to do that. Color next and tropical pallet. Yes i'm bringing. Tangerine i love do orange. Everyone's this for people who can't see mine. I have an hombre right now. I actually didn't ask for this and it was a whole weird situation. We had so many layers of masks and shields that she didn't really understand and that's okay. I let her do her thing. That honestly i love that and that's normally what i wear. I call it a modern take on a frenchman. Like i'm all about. Because like i like longevity and wing your nails at the bottom are new. It grows up so nice a natural. So i do usually i keep the majority of my meal new. This is just like today. I want this time. I want to try something different. But i'm all about the modern french. Manny when i was looking your instagram yesterday. And you posted a photo of a modern takeover french that i screen grabbed and i said i'm getting this next time. I believe it was a teal sort of swoop just said this woman is a taste maker so i wasn't even going to mention that but that nails were point and i was like i'm going to get i'm going to get that anyway. Jamila nails all day. My last question for you is what is the most beautiful thing about yourself. I think you mean physical or just in general it's you can interpret it however you like okay so i would say physical my smile. That my buddy and my smile record and back cover. That's right can't trust the big smile. that's it. i got that covered. Okay and then. I say my personality my personality you say that. Can you say you're you're right. I must as a terriers in believe where the best i ever in our personality is like why i was in love with a sagittarius hit bloomer..
"jamila" Discussed on Natch Beaut
"You'd favorite over thirty influence or cookie. Southern aunt welcome an answer. And now i know my guess is thinking. I don't see any fringe on you. What are you talking about yes. My banks have grown out. And i am in a weird place. I don't know if i should cut that out of my intro or not. Maybe she can help me with that. My guest today is yet another inspiring hard working woman. Slaying the game. What game you might ask that. Hair games sweetie. The natural healthy hair game is a mother. She is an attorney. She is an entrepreneur. She had a passion to make people see how lovely and gorgeous and powerful their natural hair is and she said i turn this business so she opened. Maggie rose salon which is named her daughter and it is based in miami and it is one of the top textures lawns in the country. But that wasn't enough for her. She said you know what. I've learned everything there is. I've learned about hair. I'm an expert in this field. I now know that. I can bottle this up and help people all over. The world embraced their hair and feel empowered every day and she started naturally drenched. Which is the best name ever for a product line of vegan. Hair care brand catered toward all curl friends. Yes honey seeking natural healthy ecoconscious hair. Please welcome guest and just get excited already for my guest. Please welcome jamila. Powell welcomed a niche butte date. You sell my style is probably the best inch i've ever heard in my whole entire life. Do you know what. I would be honoured. If i could come to miami. And i'll sing going to miami but i'll know the words for that and i will do the whole intro for you every time you enter your salon lag that would be life. Yes honestly well. It's going to happen. Because i've never been to miami that i know isn't that just disgusting. I wanna wear a thong on beach in like roller blade. I need that in my life. You need it. You need to do it. There might be might be really pale. Shave my legs in a while. But that's what miami's all about freedom baby right..
The Tulsa Race Massacre: Where Are the Reparations?
"Week was one hundred years right. Since the tulsa race massacre occurred this is when a mob of white people with support from local politicians and the police killed an estimated. Three hundred black americans burned down over one thousand two and fifty homes destroyed businesses. And all of this in the greenwood district of tulsa oklahoma. Which by the way was known as black wall street because it was so thriving so dynamic so filled with life and economic potential. Well okay no surprise. None of the white attackers were ever convicted for this crime which happened after a false report of a black teenager attacking a white girl. The girl later dropped the charges but white local media ran a racist article with an inflammatory headline which essentially incited the mob attack. So okay the role of media and journalism historically in this country. Let's take a look at that. Also white media. There helped cover up what happened in this. Like incredible part of the united states in the greenwood district barely any mentioned in the newspapers in textbooks government officials locals so finally one hundred years later. There is a reckoning happening in mainstream establishments. I have a question whether or not if george floyd had not been murdered. You know how extensive with these commemorations be but president biden visited tulsa this week. It's the first time a. Us president has done so to acknowledge what happened in greenwood. He did meet with survivors. I posted this jamila from nicole. Hannah jones who by the way shoutout were watching out for you and unc is are on that what nicole hannah jones said was the only thing i'm interested in right. Now is the reparations
"jamila" Discussed on Infinite Rewind
"Put on like this was made for me even got the part traps to look good like it just felt good from the beginning like play while i'm cooking while i'm walking play. I'm taking a shower while i'm driving like any. There wasn't a mood all week where. I didn't find a song on this album that that fit it. And yeah i got that foundation of army man like maxwell alicia keys like boy cement like that's at my foundations or something like this. It's very pretty on it. So i i loved loved this album. If it wasn't for boogie and octavia. I would give it a nine Because of those songs. I'm gonna take two points but this is a this is a strong strong eight for me. Yeah jamila woods reminds me of Like dope relationships that have made with women normal last like five years in it really comes to doubt comes down to acceptance yo because men and women are so different you know and women think totally different than men women and much more emotional Versus men being kind of squares at our logical. Abc not ad. Yup g so yes. She reminds me of like relationships that i've mended with women. Which if some guys don't realize this yet. That's fucking cheat code bro. He goes some really dope. Women friends. they'll help you propel. But yeah i hear and see that and feel that jamila woods a lot like i mentioned earlier yet going into thinking neil soul. I was kind of felt bamboozled but after a couple of listens i definitely found much deeper appreciation for this and how the entire album it fuses. A bunch of different genres like you know. That's essentially the essence many ways of hip hop. You know this is. This is such a baby of hip hop rb in neil soul. You know it's fucking a threesome between them. That's jamila woods. hit us out. There are not many things. I didn't like about this album. The tucson's disliked the most were octavia and baldwin. Grew on me but i didn't love love baldwin. The ending grow ending. No no this notion at the end of it in after a few listens i found a deeper appreciation for it but initially added trap. You know i. I don't necessarily love love trap music. How many things disliked. Many many things that i love about this album i love. I think i mentioned this yet but the basis that are throughout the album or fucking phenomenal. Y- lots of things. That i love the bob this i i'm with you. I'm going to have to say. I also feel like this is an eight. We'll see him.
"jamila" Discussed on Infinite Rewind
"Started it on even thinking on sooner. But i think i approached different angle but eventually i started the real altitudes. It's it's everywhere in this album it. She's polling on she's black inspiration black heroes black culture icons you know and it's it's a way that's propelling her forward in her message and just being like so confident in herself titled and it's like i said earlier. I think we landed on impressionable. I i was left feeling like oh shit. This is a. I felt like there's imprint. On good felt different. I felt woke in a way. And i love that feeling. Because you know you're just learning about my that's awesome good. This is great but that all aside for some parts of music shit. While i can totally i soaked up law wife see influence a lot of fill out of i love music that i wanted instill into our music Certain parts of it. I was like oh shit. Could've done without that or too much. I digress. i'm sorry yeah. Yeah in terms of concept albums. I think y'all basically nailed my feelings on it. I feel like the the narrative of the human being that she's describing passing through all of these phases I just love to watch that human being talk and move because there's so much fight in everything is she saying but there's this self awareness that's mixed in each pulling something from each character that i think just empowers her to move on. You look at each song. There's a theme of empowerment love and optimism. Forward at to me. That's the concept she's playing with and thinking of the idea of legacy. It's pretty easy to let one person down but to let a legacy down. I feel so much heavier. And i think a good job of like carrying that and showing it to be a ladder versus like a crumbling. Wait so of concepts men. She nailed it absolutely. So let's let's get into final word. Yeah i'll start off I think jamila woods has a great example of her artistry in her tiny dusk. I would have recommend y'all actually check. Check out her her tiny desk because one thing one emotion that we have in a sincerely touched on as we've been talking about the album is like her being kind and sweet when you watch her perform you can tell that that is very present in her like her character is very warm and charming. So it's interesting that she was able to like almost channel that into the pain the history the oppression of not only black people with black women and be able to do it with what i would consider to be finessed like there was a swagger of bounce to her being woke which like i said earlier. Those are two. Those are two words that can be difficult to combine But to me this album just fits like snug..
Navigating Life After Pregnancy Loss
"The silence around losing a baby that my mom mentioned at the top of this episode is not only common for some cultures in household pregnancy. Loss can also be a taboo subject. So i very first takeaway and that goes for. Everybody is to acknowledge. The loss acknowledged that a family is hurting to help. Start our conversation. We wanted to speak with dr jamila parrot. A board certified gyn in washington dc. Where she's also the president and ceo of an organization called physicians for reproductive health. Now i have a little bit. Is my voice coming through okay. 'cause my video has been mike delayed intermittently during the day. You look fine so far. Good big part of the silence around pregnancy loss. The failure to acknowledge that loss is that we don't always have a shared understanding of what it is or how it shows up. There are lots of ways that people described pregnancy loss. We're using that phrase here but some people describe it as a miscarriage for an example in the medical field. We describe it as a spontaneous abortion. All of those mean the same thing that pregnancy stopped growing Typically in the first trimester but not always. Dr parents says that most of the time it's unclear why pregnancy loss happens. That's why we call it. Spontaneous typically in the way. That i talk about it with people that i care for. It's nature's way of ending a pregnancy. That wasn't going to be able to continue on. Its own my mom well. She's all too familiar with dr perez describing alone said her loan me. Why aren't two years after having me. My mom suffered a miscarriage. She and my dad tried again and in january nineteen ninety-three gave birth to my twin sister brittany brianna but brianna. Well she was born sleeping.
No justice in sight as Jamal Khashoggi's murder trial resumes
"In turkey today the trial is resuming of twenty. Six people accused of involvement in the murder of jamalco shoji in london. One of mr khashoggi's friends. He's been in touch with his fiance. Says they're trying to stay positive in spite of the grim. It's more than two years. Since the veteran saudi journalist was suffocated in his country's consulate in istanbul his body sawn into pieces by a squad of assassins flown in on private jets after four nine denials. Saudi arabia has admitted that the missing journalists jamila shoji died during his visits to the country's constitution is the trial will be of little consequence. None of the suspects is in turkish custody and it poses little threat to mohammed bin salman saudi arabia's crown prince and facto ruler who many believe to be ultimately responsible. America's reaction to the grisly murder is a window into how the country thinks about dealing with its historical and the power dynamics in a region riven by religious divides and proxy wars. The trump administration held back a report on metric a shoji's murder a report that the biden administration published last week concluding the crown prince approved the operation despite imposing sanctions on some saudis. Mr biden didn't impose any on prince mohammed. America's president now out how to navigate the country's relationship with saudi arabia and with the region as a whole
A Face-Punching Legal Battle
"The ufc has an overwhelmingly dominant position as the biggest promotional organization that runs fights in mixed martial arts. It likely made close to a billion dollars in revenues last year. And that's estimated to be as much as ninety percent of all the revenues in mixed martial arts and it achieved that dominant position both by successfully managing and promoting the sport but also by buying out all of its biggest rivals in getting all of those top fighters from its rivals to fight for it. So you have. These numbers are not public but these estimates come from nash analyzes the business and finances of mixed martial arts for the website. The bloody elbow. He's our guide to this world and is the lawsuit filed by the former fighters against the ufc has unveiled all these documents. That show what the fighters get paid. We had an inkling. We had an idea but now we have like concrete numbers. Okay so here. Are some of the points made by the fighters and here are some of the. Us's agreements i the fighters argue that they simply get paid a much smaller share of the ufc's revenues than athletes and other major sports leagues. And this is true. Those new documents from the court hearing revealed that fighters get paid roughly twenty percent or less of ufc revenues in a given year for the major basketball baseball hockey and football leagues athletes. Get paid close to half of what they're leaks make and in boxing the other major combat sport. It's even higher close to sixty percent of boxing. Revenues goes to boxers. And one of the reasons john says is it. There are several major. Boxing promoters trying to sign fighters it's just a more competitive market so for the fcc. The fighter has to pitch to the of c. To hire him to give them a fight because he needs to be in the afc to make money were in. Boxing promoter has to find a fighter and convince him to let him promote them. Because he's the person drawing the money in response to the fighters. Ufc's arguing that even though it's fighters getting smaller share of its revenues. Those fighters are still getting paid more money over time because the ufc is making more in revenues over time so the overall level of the fighters pay is still going up and john says if the us seaward some other kind of company that response might be enough to win the case if the fighters are just like other workers and their pays going up. Why would it matter. If the fighters are getting a smaller share of the sports revenues than the athletes in other sports. What makes this case different honest with the plaintiffs argue is that the fighters aren't workers like a typical worker on a factory line. The fighters are the product and as the product. That's being sold. They deserve a share of the sales. Dmc has also argued that nick martial arts is still a young and growing sport should not be compared against established. Sports leagues plus. Dear makes the case that a big reason it makes so much. Money is not because of how great it's fighters are because of how good the you have c. is at putting on big lucrative fight nights that effectively. Ufc has a special ingredient that it adds to its fight cards john. Nash is a little skeptical of this one. But what is the special sauce is a little confusing. When of would claim it's their production. It's the way they things but then can you be more specific because you know. Boxing does the same thing they they promote fighters they put on events they they make packages that you know all that stuff that seems to be part of the special sauce is done by other other promotions plus john says if the ufc does have a special sauce and the specific fighters don't matter too much. Then why did the ufc go to such lengths to buy out its rivals and get their fighters and why does the ufc put restrictions in the fighters contracts that prevent them from fighting for other promotional companies. Look there's lots of other complexities in this lawsuit. For example the ufc also makes its fighters except the sponsorship deal with reebok and keeps a lot of the money from that deal the fighters say they could get their own sponsors which they used to be able to they would get paid more but really we're just scratching the surface here on this lawsuit and it probably has a long way to go anyways. But what is clear is that the lawsuit is a fight. About worker power the former fighters say they lost power to negotiate their pay because a ufc made the market for their talent less competitive the ufc disagrees and has argued that it should not be punished for being a successful company by the way we emailed a spokesperson for the ufc about the lawsuit. They have not yet responded. What's also clear right now. Is that the financial life of a lot of you. Have fighters is really hard fighters who are not highly ranked will sometimes get as little as ten thousand dollars for a fight and finders will have at most a few fights a year and they pay a big share of their earnings to their fight camps. The places that run their training and provide coaching things like that and so these former fighters are basically suing the ufc for what they believe they are owed what they argue they would have made if the ufc had allowed a competitive market for their services. Nate quarry one of these x. fighters says they're also hoping that the ufc has to change. Its approach to paying fighters going forward. We deserve our seat at the table. Whether it's talking about sponsorships whether it's negotiating our purses whether it's being able to fight for someone else free agency that's what we truly need in the sport where the fighters will have the ability to really test out the free market and see what our values this episode of the indicator was produced by jamila huxtable. In fact check by sean sal donya indicators paddy hirsch and is a production of npr.
LIVE From Home: Here We Go!
"Ought. To think this is a podcast about politics race and culture from a POC. Perspective I may know Hosa and I'm who you're a low and welcome to in the thick live from home I mean I had to commute from one bedroom to another to get here but I'm here on time. I'm here on time and I'm all present for you. Actually. We're so happy that you're joining us. So thrilled we actually thought we had this big plan for twenty twenty like all you. We were GONNA take the show on the row. We were going to be meeting you in person hugging dance. We're going to dance onstage maybe drink a beer or two afterward. But you know the pandemic happened, a lot of sadness happened a lot of rage happened, and so we're going to be virtual. We're talking about the twenty twenty election along with the letter other things including the POC vote. And you know it's really super important. So just because we're not out there in person doesn't mean we don't have to have these conversations and you know gymnasts we got to all stars tonight to all-stars please give workers. Welcome to Jamila King She's a reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast she's joining us from her family's In Oakland California joke. Greeting. From apocalypse I doing house the dog. Oh man out there. It's rough. I'm looking outside of my window right now and the sky is. Orange you know. It's kind of tricky but I think it's real. Yeah. It's it's really are out here I you guys. All right. Let's give a poop roof to. Elite. Contributing opinion writer with the times and he's He's not live from the suburbs from Alexandria where we crazy. Live from home life from home or my kids are in the room and I'm praying to God they don't come in and start yelling. We crazy and Drinking Chai in. Coffee hoping that Jamila is. Safe. My home state burning I'm trying to come back to you guys new. York. One piece. Hey. Guess Co host to of in the thick, not only all stars but they've they've guest cohost. So awesome that you guys just say I was thinking about this this podcast years ago and we called so much of what's happening in America right nine we actually have the records to prove it just like the audio records of trump. We have the records to prove that we called a lot of this four years ago two, thousand, sixteen I feel like it's five because I've aged horrible fifty. In our minds in two thousand fifteen but it came to fruition in two, thousand, sixteen but. But. Yeah we did we and one of the things that we talked about which we all have talked about is the role of the media and how you guys are getting it wrong in. So many ways we talk about that but let's start off with our first topic so. It was twenty twenty. I think. You know every single one of us is battling some level of low grade or high-grade. Depression? You know he's just kind seeping in for me. The end of the summer is really hard moving into yet another season and still being in lockdown You know also just the weight of these decades, centuries of racism and injustice in this country. and that is kind of the backdrop for our twenty twenty-nine election update. We are now less than sixty days away from the November election I know, right so both the trump and binding campaigns are really upping their games. We think, right. We'd Hoke we know the Republicans are the Democrats. This election season but hey, the pandering has started as well. I don't know if guys have seen this actually was one of the first people notified about this campaign video by by Joe Biden people that are associated with the Joe. Biden campaign it's a campaign salsa song called. Biden. Muscles. Things. Just just. Coming off. Applaud keeps going. By. By then? Okay. Okay. Okay. So Oh God that's going to be playing all over Kissimmee Florida. I'm telling you they're going all in I know the people that created it. Very committed they just basically put Biden on the hook for that stuff right there. Yeah ecological in. Los Angeles. Off The detention facility. So his own campaign song is saying he's about to do that. Yeah. So and then the other thing I just wanted to add. Yaas who Maria interviewed. And frontline, we talk about this I think all the time you know the Obama deportation policy she was named to the transition team of Biden's campaign and all the immigrants, rights, activists, immigrant lawyers that I know I know you guys have been following. This are just there's a story in the hill people need to read it. They are up in arms about destroy. So there's a lot of questions about the Democrats right. Right it's it's yours to lose and I have nothing personally against Cecilia when yours But I did interview her and it was a moment that was very challenging Was You know? Talk me down 'cause right now I'm feeling like the. Vote. We are combined this immense electorate and it's like. Are you kidding me twenty twenty? I've been talking about this since the first time I covered politics in what in the early nineteen nineties. POC voters taken for granted.
You mustn't lower yourself for men around you. You must show him what a strong woman looks like
"Jamile is not afraid to call out body, shaming and diet culture. When she's not filming. The actor and activists can be found sparking lively online debates about toxic beauty standards. The social media account of her I wake campaign has more than nine hundred forty eight thousand followers. In this episode, Dare I say. Jamila spoke to Harper's Bazaar's political editor. Jennifer Ashley Right on top of curated Harper's bazaar's Politics Coverage Jennifer has written history books about fearless woman in history, deadly clothing items and bad historical breakups, Jennifer and Jamila want free social, an mainstream media, toxic masculinity and body and image shaming. They are women who dare. Jamila I'm so excited to be talking to you. Probably know. I, feel like it's important to make it clear that toxic masculinity is not all masculine behavior. Example that I think is somewhat helpful is that it's like saying I don't like burnt toast. That doesn't mean I dislike all toast that means I don't like toast when it's burnt and displace ripple to most people. And I know that means that we have to define what toxic masculinity is and social series have some very different definitions. Since the term was first coined I think in the nineteen eighties by a man who wanted men to get back in touch with their more masculine side by by doing drum circles. It's evolved a bit since then, but in my mind, it's probably fair to say that it is a vision of masculinity that. Dominance over everyone else whether it's women or gender, non conforming people or men who might appear weaker in some way, and that's a vision of masculinity that allows for violence for sexual harassment for tremendous cruelty in all manner of forms think. Stairs women. And I. I think that that feels. Makes People want to suppress them and empower them for what they recognize empowered, because a lot of men are very afraid of our politics. If you think about how extrordinary we always and I think sometimes then become faith that they are. Redundant beyond feed and that we need them, and they recognize that that is. within relationships so within our lives, and so therefore they are afraid of and try to. Pressure or undermine or balloon us into submission? And that feels like something that we're experiencing a tremendous amount of right now. I feel like I've been surprised in kind of terrified by the men who are very young who love people like Donald Trump who, to is kind of the living embodiment of toxic masculinity, just someone who views every human interaction as a battle for dominance, things of people, only in terms of winners and losers, views, women mostly as physical objects to be owned and one and not someone who he's. You know human interaction as a given. Take you know away that both people can benefit so I'm I'm wondering why right now we seem to be living in a moment where been seem to love the idea of toxic masculinity and not men, who I necessarily think would reap the benefits of toxic masculinity. It's insecurity that makes you feel the need to hugely press your masculinity of other people what you deemed to be Masculinity I. think that you maybe happened out of your, and then whatever masculinity is to use and definitely you feel the need to exaggerate it to other people and. And Demand you know I think they're trying to prove something. The mine does protest too much. And I think again stems from CEO and I think about fair. That's the basic now because the Internet has given a connection. Women because they're able to tell stories, and we are able to help one another story. The whereabouts allowed to see what's going on across the world and I think we divided and conquered anymore. We have this communication line that brings us all together as one and I think that if you look at the fact that there are more women who CEO's, we have female world for the first time women and fighting back, women are becoming meeting voices publishing the predominantly female industry now, and this is where we are receiving books from, and we haven't done. Many female journalists, and there are high pay highly paid actresses women on the full list and female billionaires. It is a time where it feels like the whatever they have to hold that they had the weld. Fine picking between nothing, and so that is making them I believe double down now more than ever, because I can't remember if he said it that someone said that to the privileged equality feels like oppression.
Female Comedians Unite
"Hollywood's top comedy. Actresses are uniting in saying they are sick of being put in a box. Tiffany Haddish told the Hollywood reporter that she had to turn down multiple projects as a block comedic actress. She says she gets roles that are overtly sexual or roles that had her play a mom whose child gets hurt in some way. Way And she's fighting for justice. She mentioned this during a virtual actress roundtable. That also included Jamila Djamil Jamila said she's always given scripts to play a character who has too much sex. Robin said the writing is often so bad for comedy actresses. She's resorted to writing her own. Do you think that men and comedic roles feel the same way, or is this? Just a one sided argument. No I think you've you asked Matthew mcconaughey Hey why his career went away did it's because those were kind of the only roles that men had to get as well men who were players, men who still had roommates in their forties men? who were Douche bags? That never got out of Frat life. I think that's comedy is all about is lagging at at those things in life, but I think men do get them as well. Okay, I I was conflicted about this I I'm not a comedic actress and I actually thought the opposite I thought that women who were put in comedic roles were usually sort of the best friend role or the woman. That's like maybe made to look as unattractive. Unattractive as possible to be as funny as possible, so I didn't realize that women who were being put in comedic roles. We're supposed to be overtly sexy or things of that nature so to hear this actually quite surprised by it because I just didn't view it that way. Yeah, I think there's typecasting when it comes to a lot of actors whether it's you were maybe a nerdy role in one movie. Then a lot of people see you as oh. That's going to be the quintessential nerd. If we look at Michael Sarah or Christmas, plus like they are also typecast in their own way, so yeah, I feel like it falls on both sides, but do we feel like right Impro-? No I wouldn't ask for it to improve what I would do. is either a write my own scripts and come up and find content that is right for me as an actor or an actress or I would just pass those things up because what happens is if you pass it up. Another actress gets the job, so let's not have those roles diminish. Let's see those roles go away. Just pass them to another actress. Who's just starting her career? Everyone's not in the position, obviously to pass roles and I think you do have to maybe do roles in the beginning of your career, like for example, even just with my own career right I started on a reality show. That wasn't my end goal but I did that to get to where I was now. There was obviously no guarantee in that out, but luckily it has women who wannabe actresses, whether it's serious actresses or comedic actress, or both start their career out and have different intentions are willing to do different things than maybe they get. Get a little bit more famous, or they get a little bit more successful, but I think what you said. Aaron was very valid and I don't know if it's a comedic actress. Issue I think shirt. People just get typecast in general I think the bigger conversation I feel like when you're casting one role, you do it sell well. People tend to want you for different kinds of roles that are similar to that. Yes, yeah, exactly and like what you were saying just in like you know if you don't want those roles, let's not eliminate them. On them, and these women who are part of this roundtable seem like they're fortunate enough to be able to pass on those roles that they don't WanNa, take on I will play the funny gay friend. Anytime Billy. Porter is not
Tiffany Haddish opens up about passing up on certain roles during her career
"Hollywood's top comedy. Actresses are uniting in saying they are sick of being put in a box. Tiffany Haddish told the Hollywood reporter that she had to turn down multiple projects as a block comedic actress. She says she gets roles that are overtly sexual or roles that had her play a mom whose child gets hurt in some way. Way And she's fighting for justice. She mentioned this during a virtual actress roundtable. That also included Jamila Djamil Jamila said she's always given scripts to play a character who has too much sex. Robin said the writing is often so bad for comedy actresses. She's resorted to writing her own.
Jameela Jamil Has an Ambitious Goal: To Feel Things
"It's the hilarious world of depression. I'm John Mel on this episode person who has become famous in America rather quickly as a Sitcom star and an outspoken activist. The Sitcom has ended but the activism. Who It's just getting started. Hello my name is Jamila Djamil and I am at the Hilarious Weld Off. Depression and And what do you do for a living? I'm an actor and activist at a pain in the US. Three job titles multifaceted. Jamila Djamil was a TV and radio host or presenter in England for several years. Welcome to fish. Wrap up with me. I am here to deliver onto you all of the latest chart news and gossip in less time than it takes to make a couple of so last Sunday Cigna American audiences. I got to know her playing honey. Djamil the name-dropping high-society Londoner on the NBC. Moral Philosophy Sitcom the good place. But we've been through a lot swell you. I haven't been this upsets. My good friend Taylor was rude. Yep Stage in Konya was defending my best friend. Say Jamila grew up in London. Her parents emigrated from Pakistan and India says. Her family had a lot of mental health problems. Schizophrenia OCD bipolar depression suicidal. Ibm for Jamila. There was anxiety. There was depression and coming to grips with a lot of trauma. I wouldn't say who within my entire giant family unit because South Asian families huge. But there was an abusive background. Came From and A lot of bullying at home and at school That happened to us. Because we were Pakistani and My Dad is I think. Technically Indian We were South Asians living in a very racist time in Britain such as very tense existence to grow up in where people constantly hounding you with racial slurs calling you a monkey and not wanting to sit next to you at school and just a general night Great doesn't doesn't so no it was really bad. I'm amazed I made it out of my. I've made it our of my twenties even but I've had like a full nervous breakdown gone completely just totally lost it looking back on it now. It was pretty bleak. She had big time mental health issues but she says South Asian immigrant. Culture didn't talk about that kind of thing and neither did British culture. What was being talked about? Was the necessity for girls to be ridiculously skinny. And Jamila Developed Anorexia so I think is a combination the fact that I was growing up in the nineties and so- Heroin Chic could time the adults using non ironically. Where you to? In order to be beautiful you had to emulate the look of someone who does not eat and only Consumes heroin is also look a famine? That people were trying to achieve which is fucking insane considering that famine was and is still occurring in this world and millions and millions of people are suffering and dying from it and how much those people would love to be able to eat something Having their own physiques considered chic in this Bizarre and shallow industry. I was seeing people in my own country. Flights Pakistan and see 'em like skill lethal people on the side of the street begging for food. And then I would come here and see people starving themselves deliberately to emulate that look in order to fit into runway closed just so tiny so the look was just everywhere you were supposed to have jutting out hipbones and believe me. It was a badge of owner. It wasn't something that you hid. There was a long queue outside the girls along line outside the girl's bathroom. Everyone throwing up at lunch one. After the other. The other there was a girl. Easter bring her weighing scales in school and e on them. I remember without giving an interview saying she eats nude in order to stop us from overindulging. In Your Kate Moss talking about nothing tastes as good as thin. Feels well tacos. Pizza cake was their decision that you remember making A. I need to start eating way less. I need to start. Was that a conscious thing or do they just emerge suddenly it was a very very conscious scarring moment of my maths teacher wanting to teach us about graphs and pie charts and she weighed all of us to collect all of our weights as data to show a chart. The dumbest thing you've ever heard how I was. Eleven I was one of the tools guarding was the second oldest girl in the year and I was choppy. Because you gotta get like why toget- toll and also I was just. That was just my build at the time I was loving the curry and I had no self conscious about my body whatsoever. I loved having a tummy. I didn't know about thighs very innocent child. I wasn't remotely interested in the way that I look and That moment changed everything because I was the happiest girl in the class. I was ridiculed by the entire year I came home. My family founded shocking upsetting. I was the happiest girl year and I was immediately encouraged to diet and so I started my first I about eleven and it was. I was dieting. The way an eleven year old were diet which is with no understanding of any nutrition. I was living on somewhere between like two hundred three hundred calories. A day sometimes lasts which is insane because I was very tall and even by the time I hit five ten in my early teens. I was still consuming sometimes. Want two hundred calories a day a belly move passing out all the time didn't did stop menstruating and thought that I was winning. It never struck you as something wrong with us. No everyone was doing it. Everyone was doing everyone who's taking laxatives. Everyone's drinking teas that. I now rally against so hard There was slimfast cans all over our school. I want you know fell over. One on the steps steps passed out a tiny like fake chocolate bars instead of meals. It was just people were afraid of carbs and Pasta and everyone was on the Atkins Diet. So everyone's smell like metal and also it was just disgusting. It's terrible time and we were all on it so it didn't even feel like something. You really hit ego also at the time because of Hollywood there was this fucking Brag that I think kind of still exists of women pretending they eat so much just unnaturally thin. What a dumb witted Brag finding other mental illness conditions emerging with the eating disorder or. Were you just two out of even notice a depression or an anxiety? I wasn't even out of it. I was high on it like I was just sort of I was I was such a devoted anorexic and I was so it's so time consuming beyond our exit. The amount of time you spend learning new tricks trying new tricks hiding your food all of the all of the things that you have to do with so consuming. The I didn't even know that I had any kind of mental illness. I didn't think I had anorexia. I didn't think there was no. I didn't think there was anything wrong with me. The only thing I thought was wrong with me that I wasn't enough I was never thin enough. Do you understand what Anorexia was and just think it was something other people had. Yeah I used to be jealous. I thought Anorexia could only come in the form of of someone who weighs like three or four stone forty two to fifty six pounds and I would be envious if those people for being able to achieve that. I really didn't get it. But that's the problem is if you give this misinformation children. We don't have the whole picture. We do we also have this like youthful arrogance to us where we think our health will last forever. Our lives will go on forever will never be Will never face the side effects in. No one knows about osteoporosis. Kidney damage or liver damage all the IBS. All the different things that happened to people who mess around with their health my thyroid. My drains. Everything is exhausted. I mean I even now sorry twenty years after I started sobbing myself. That's what I was gonna ask because so often people think of it as. Oh anorexia is when you're not eating enough but it is a mental thing that even if you people can have anorexia yeah and and even if you find better eating habits later on the reasoning the processing of the idea of food is still always there. So many of told our weaponized food in our minds. So we're taught that like food. Is You know if you have a parent who beats you and then feel bad about it and then gives you a meal afterwards. You start to associate that meal with love or if your parents are. You're not supposed to eat then. Food becomes rebellion and food. Become self harm so we can. We can give food all these kind of different personalities and I think a lot of people lot more people realized then they realize even during the the guilt associated food and the coding and the words that we use around food of clean eating dirty foods. This is just this shame Sort of slipped in an envelope within all of these ways of discussing this thing that we need to give our body nutrition so it can function food fuel and I didn't know that until I hit thirty
Why do Muslim women wear burkas?
"It is of course generally the case that women were is discussed an judged in a way that what men were is not that discussion and judgment is exponentially more intense. Certainly in the Western world where what? Muslim women were is concerned. To the extent that roughly nine hundred million women of wildly various nationalities cultures beliefs backgrounds at cetera often reduced to one garment. Which almost none of them. Actually wear a corrective now exists in the form of. It's not about the Burka. An Anthology of essays by Muslim women writers activists poets and more including two monocle twenty four contributors some Danny and Yasmin Abdelmajid. It's not about the Burka subtitled Muslim women. On faith feminism sexuality and race is edited by Mariam Con. I spoke to marry him at Midori. House earlier before we get into the contents of it's not about the Burka of let's start with the title of it because intern. Certainly if the way that the you know I don't need to tell you this but in terms of the way that the media discusses Muslim women in particular it has become about the Burka. Why do you think that is why the fascination with this one garment not really worn by that many Muslim women? I think it's many things I if I'm honest. But it's also so so many things being it's easy to use of lead or perpetuate or portray a group of people. If you say everyone is like this one thing everyone does one thing whereas one thing so it's that also we live in a patriarchal society so it's very much this obsession with women or women just in general and their bodies and having power over them and what they can win what they can't wear so very much From all sides within the Muslim community outside of it though I would argue that the Birkat narrative has been built on the outside of within the western sphere And so yeah that's where it comes from and to the reason that is not about the backer is it's not about the back is because back when me and my publisher looked into. It is the most politicized Tom. Or what around Masuma if you type in Muslim women burqas most likely unless it's changed in the last year year and a half and I very much doubt that with our current prime minister continuing tests? Fallas stereotypes I would. It's dillistone such Tom. Even though I can't I can't remember the stops for the UK Whitley but for France which banned the buck When they were in that legislation there was only about two thousand women wearing the buck in the whole sixty million population of the country. So I find that. Really curious that people feel the need to Control and portray missing minute specific way and it's just easier to control a bunch of people if you say everyone's this one traditionally submissive type of way so the idea is presumably then that it's not about. The Burke is a corrective to that. You get several female. Muslim writers to write about being female Muslims. If you want a show and say yes if you want the longer answer we live in a society that is capitalist on. You need to sell a market audience. Something they can recognize on the you know the Shannon's and the the you know Giles's and the Tom's need-we to recognize a narrative that has been built around Muslim women and it's not about the backyard the buck is what they recognize about. Masud women think. Oh this is great. It's going to be exactly what I know completely does the opposite so that very much. I didn't go into it. Thinking this book was not called. It's not about the bucket from inception. actually hated figuring out a title. It was the worst part of the entire process. I can guarantee you that And it was kind of a very bitter bitter part for me because I came to this realization that regardless of whether I wanted to or not I would have to undo a narrative that I played no part in creating So I did it by literally giving them the title and thought well the books not going to give you anything about. Boko the job. How did you go about assembling your roster of contributors very much so Research and People often think it was me and a bunch of Friends. Very much was not This is me literally so really trying to reach out to as many of women as I could from different spaces and spheres age-groups coaches religious practice within the Muslim community And saying Hey. I'm doing this thing. Would you like to be a part of and there wasn't any special person? It was literally just research googling and speaking different seen who they were influenced by as well and so so people like Yasmin Abdelmajid. Everything that happened with her in Australia was a huge thing and I had been following that and I really love the way that she carried herself but she was honest integrity. And then Salma Donnie. And Her TEDTALK mcquay regular voices. On nautical twenty four hours and. They are very powerful with that. Voice is an apologetic. And I knew I wanted that. But then I also didn't want this book to be a collection of known voices or without form. So then you know respectfully not to say the EPA didn't have platforms or even an audience but they weren't as well known Osama and Yasmin. Russell people like Jamila Heckman. Who writes about a struggle with mental health and You know the part that I wish you talked about was how she believed.
Tracie Egan Morrissey and the Curious Case of Jameela Jamil
"Some updates about the Jamila meal thing. Apparently she's been deming with the writer. Who came up with the Munchhausen's conspiracy theory? Her name is Tracy Eakin Morrissey by the way tracy about it on her instagram stories. Saying quote she was damning me for seven hours last night long. After I stopped responding I never reached out to her. She reached out to me. Who's Zoom in who? She also revealed that she's going to release stimulus dams in a patriotic. Only podcast episode. Today Oh my God. This whole thing is wild why is Jamilla deeming this person why is Jamilla getting involved in this at all like she could have said nothing? And then none of this would have gotten picked up. And we wouldn't even know about it also just a sidebar if you of you also deemed me to tell me that none of Jamila Jim Meals. Good Place. Cast members follow her on twitter or instagram and to make things even juicier her classmate. Darcy Carton does not follow Jamila but does follow tracey. Morrison the founder of this Jamila Djamil conspiracy theory. I mean that that he scalding to be honest with you like my hands are burnt from getting all this tease deliver it all. Oh my God. It's too much it's too much
4 Low-Cost Ways to Gather Customer Feedback
"Customer feedback is so important to gather a lot of we think we could just build an isolation. That's only going to get you. So far. At some point your business going to plateau and you're going to need to know how to move forward how can I improve and of course how can I stopped doing the things that is causing my customers. Leave me or not by for me again. So here are four. Low cost ways together customer feedback. The first one is a pre pre- customer survey now. This is a survey. You're going to send to people that are not your customer yet. They're on your email list. They're shopping around. They still haven't made the commitment commitment to become a customer wise a survey so important. Well you WANNA learn a little bit more about your buyer your customer. What they're looking for so you know how to market to them Minoa to offer so you can close the deal? This will help you improve your product or service your whole experience for your customer now. These are not super super easy to get because they're not happy customers yet so I encourage you to incentivize your potential customers and this could be something as simple as a coupon code or or free shipping or something that they can get in exchange for their time. It could be as simple email saying hey. Can you give us feedback. It'll take five minutes in exchange. Take ten dollars off your next order. Well how do you go. This is pretty simple. All you gotta do is create a Google form Google forms of absolutely free. All you need is a Jamila count and allows you to create all kinds of surveys all kinds of forms. The later review export to a spreadsheet. It's brilliant and you can literally just send an email out from your newsletter asking. Your potential customers have felt the survey learning more about how they shop. What are the important features? We're looking for you can ask them to Peru ties things. Like what their preferences in terms of colors or sizes or features or you know special options Mike Vice though is to keep the survey short ten to twenty questions Max keep them shorter if there are open ended questions because that takes a bit more time time to fill out an eulogise sent out the link to the Google form via your email newsletter nice and easy and absolutely free. The next way to gather author customer feedback that I feel is super important is a cancellation feedback. Some people call a cancellation feedback or exit feedback and this happens during a customer leaving or canceling your subscription or product or something like that or asking for a refund. preferrably you do this before or you process the refund or cancel their account. You want to get some information while you have their attention while fresh in their brain why they canceling learn a little a bit more about. What's the main reason this can be easily done with a woo? Form Wafa forms are absolutely brilliant. There's a free plan and paid plans that let's start fifteen dollars a month and you can embed these forms right on your APP or on your website and it could be just the step before they cancel so I I felt the form. They submit the form they do. You can have them go to that cancellation page where they cancel. This is really important and we believe whether it's the number one thing that helps it's US improve our product. We learned very quickly from our customers. That are leaving us. Why they're leaving us? What's going on what they love with the product that they don't? I love the product and that basically built out our roadmap for years. We know exactly what to build because you know the top reason why people are leaving is because of this reason reason the next reasons this reason and this is what we're going to build in that order this is how we're gonNA prove our product the whole experience all that stuff getting them to provide feedback when they're canceling. Housing is a pivotal time. It's fresh in their mind and they're gonNA give you the feedback because they are incentivized. They want to cancel their count or get a refund. So it's kind of like a little hoop. They have go through to make it happen. It may be a little bit inconvenient for them. But it's worth it for you to get the information that you can improve at the you know a small price to pay for you improve and you can see that in the form. Hey we want to improve the product. We want to learn more about why you're canceling or while you're asking for a refund. Can you please fill this out before we move on with the cancellation illness. Spectrum of inconveniences. It's pretty low. Many companies require you to call in and get permission from a manager and send a you a particular email or fill out a form. It's really hard to kind of cancel for example. Try cancelling your cell phone plan right so a simple survey you know and I would would keep the superstore three or four Questions gather feedback. Next is a survey you can send out to your current customers customers that are not cancelled. Old they're not leaving you. They're buying your products their members or whatever it is and they're paying you money they're happy right content and I encourage you sending a a annual survey to your customers. This is a great snapshot to learn more about what your customers love about your product where you can improve hiking. Prove who've their experience again it's different perspective from a different cohort different group of people. This is a little bit of a longer in-depth survey something like twenty to thirty questions. It's GonNa take them a bit of time. Maybe fifteen to twenty minutes the complete again. I encouraged incentivize them. Say Hey this information super vital for us it helps us grow helps improve the soffer four. You our customers. Give him an Amazon Gift Card. Jim starbucks card whatever but the information is important Oren. You don't have to incentivize them. Many people will guess responses if they have a great culture and their business in there have raving fans are going to get people responding to the survey but if you want massive results you want like the majority of the people to answer the survey incentives work. This is just something that we've tried and really you know the the proof is right there when we incentivize it's exponentially a big response to the survey and make it clear. This is just a gift to you to thank you for taking the time But please answer the survey as honestly as possible to your current custom says a third way to gather feedback. Low cost again. You can use Google form. It's an annual in-depth survey survey to your customers number four one on one calls with your customers. These are priceless. And I covered this in-depth in a previous episode on one hundred on. Hbo Oh and you don't need to do to many. You can do about a dozen every six months as a minimum and this is basically sending out an email to your customers maybe your best best customers or your most active customers. I would say people that frequent your business and say here's my calendar link you can use county. It's a free plan and you can use a cutie schedule and the free trial years. My candle link schedule time on my calendar and get on a call me phone call video call. I like video calls select expressions on their face body language. And it's basically a fifteen minute call to learn more about them as a customer who they are what they do for a living why they chose your product how they use your product. How do you describe your product to other people? What would they do if the product wasn't available anymore? What their interfere features? What is one thing? They wish they had. These calls are great. Because you honest answers you'll learn more by customers. You know who to target customers liked them. You can find out there. You have a real customer Avatar. You're speaking to real people. And it's the best market research you could do understanding your actual avatar understanding actual customer but you also learn about their relationship with your business with your product. What they love about what they wish was better? How the actually describe riber product? You might be surprised how they perceive your product much differently than you. Perceive it as and you've been describing on your sales pitch completely wrong you've got to use the same language anguish as our customers because you're trying to track more like them right people that are happy and are paying you. We'd like to record these calls and we tell you know the the customer on the call. We were recording. Bring it so that we can review it later. We transcribe it. We saved these videos so we know the language that they're using again. We use it in all our sales copier. Emails are website site. A marketing materials are adds. Customer calls are great and again low low cost. It's an email us a counter crap. That's free you can run a free video meeting using Google meat so it's not going to cost anything so simple. It's just the time you need to invest
Is Astrology a Science? An Art? A Form of Therapy? A Scam?
"Our story today starts with a debate it. You might be familiar with Bill Nye the science guy yet show on TV on in the nineties yet PBS. Yes And this is his new show. Twenty seventeen on net flicks. It's called Bill. nye saves the world. Now Sam you're stronger. That's right so bill nye on on this episode episode single panel and here he speaking with astrologer Samuel Reynolds about the validity of astrology. I don't believe any of it. Yes I do know that and you know why Tommy enlightened me well it just never has anything to do with anything and you're telling me there's only twelve types of people and what about those penalties part of an episode of the show called Malarkey and throughout the episode The thing to know is that bill. nighy framed astrology repeatedly as a pseudoscience. Basically saying it's aw crap none of it's true what matters so. He has Samuel Reynolds. But what's your deal you you you don't believe it either. I use astrology. Yeah I think astrology is like a language when you say for instance a pseudoscience right I would have to. I believe it's a science. I don't believe astrology is a science what is it. It's an interpretive operative art. I think that Bill Nye kind of expected to mic. Drop this moment by being like it's not a science don't claim it's one. You're you're falsely claiming this and Sam Reynolds is just like well. I actually don't don't claim it's a science right so sure. Do you provide for people with your art. I use the cultural imagination that we know as astrology to talk to them about how their idea give themselves based on their chart birth chart syncs up with their life experience basically using biography. As little as you get them to tell you stuff about now the reinforce it with these asteroids things in the background no it's yeah he he's not doing a great job of listening. But can I ask you something. Think we're what's your sign. I'm an Aquarius which I knew at the drop ahead exactly easily. You know that off the top of your head and so do I.. Macabre corn But this is not surprising right like I think at least in our corner of the United States you would be pretty hard pressed to find a person who doesn't know their sign. Yeah I bet you my dad knows was his and does he believe in astrology. No and have you ever engaged in astrology too much beyond reading your horoscope in a magazine. So I'll just note really quick here that We just heard astrology frame. Doesn't art not a science but there are astrologers that the do think of astrology as a science and therefore it could be vulnerable to this criticism. Awesome that it is a pseudoscience but it was going to say I don't care I don't care I am not interested in proving or disproving astrology on on technical grounds if we can put on the science part for a second what else could it be possible to understand to me. The most interesting part of the Bill Nye show is this next exchange when bill nye turns to another person on this panel journalist and professional skeptic Jamila how do you feel about this point of view I I'm I feel touchy feely and Weird and I want it. Replicated in the lab. I can you make a prediction so I can make a prediction but I don't think everything every aspect of knowledge tests be replicable doesn't seen a lab is all knowledge sequestered to science. Oh that's a good question great. I
Afghanistan's version of 'Sesame Street' promotes gender equality with a new muppet
"Sesame Street has aired in most countries in the world over the years and sesame workshop has created thirty international co-productions. Here's the World Sarah Birnbaum with a look at one of them one of the latest places to get sesame street as Afghanistan but Simpson which means sesame garden is not just American sesame street dubbed into local languages. It it has its own. Writers and producers has its own sets and it has its own. muppets like Zari fat lung disease. Math that yes saw tom as a spunky six year old who models female empowerment and it has live action segments featuring local kids. The show gets funding from the State Department and teaches letters numbers but it also advances other international development goals like girls education. Listen think sesame street as a form of soft power plant them this is a live of action segment featuring a Hazara family which is a persecuted ethnic minority in Afghanistan. And it's called first day of school. It starts with the little girl she says. My name is Zainab and I'm six years old then Zayn apps dad packs her schoolbag. He kisses her cheeks showing that the male authority here endorses sending his daughter to school then sign ups. Parents give her blessing showing that Islam also supports the education of women on more mealy heads an an Afghan team that develops content for the show. Our team responsibility was to bring us new version into up gun context. Jimmy has been with the this show since practically the beginning and at first. He says he was really nervous. Because most of his writers and producers didn't come from children's programming a lot of them were we're reporters or documentary. Filmmakers I was voted because and my team have the experience of programs for adults but not for children and virtually be school age so he went to New York to take a class at sesame workshop. Jamila learned how to construct a show and promote what you could call sesame. Street's core values fun optimism tolerance. And then he had to go back home and make that work in a conflict zone on this is the approach they decided to take. Its causative modeling. Do not talk for the negative motherly meaning. No mention of violence no mention of the Taliban no mention of Isis. They focused instead on things like emotional health for example. We we talk about fear. We talk about disappointment anger. How control that empathy? Hope that you don't show lance silence or you don't reference no no we don't show the violence and we would like to go through positive because dot war. This is not unique to the the Afghan Sesame Street in the American episode about September Eleventh. They never talked about terrorism or the Twin Towers. Instead elmo sees the grease fire at Hooper's store he's traumatize to go back in. Are you all right eight. They go
Instagram Takes Action on Dangerous Weight Loss Ads
"This episode of Business Wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney goes. Try It free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit. PBA DOT com slash B W daily in from wondering I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily on this Wednesday September twenty. Fifth instagram is about `bout to look a lot different for people under eighteen. The social media platform says he will no longer allow kids to see social media posts and ads promoting weight loss ause products in plastic surgery. It also take down altogether any ads that promise unrealistic changes like products that promise to make you lose is wait overnight. The platform is asking anyone concerned about misleading posts to report them to the platform for investigation instagram's new policy changes also affect facebook which owns instagram a corporate spokeswoman said they're cracking down on influence peddling diet and detox products out of concern for young people and to reduce the pressure that people can sometimes feel as a result of social media the move comes following campaigns by advocates for the body body positive movement including British actress Jamila Jameel Jimmy o one of the stars of the TV show. The good place has been working with instagram for months. She and others were concerned. That unrealistic airbrushed photos of influencers along with ads for unsafe unregulated products were harming social. Media media users especially teenagers. Jimmy runs an advocacy campaign called. I way which works to persuade people to value themselves for achievements in relationships relationships rather than appearance. Jimmy called out celebrities like the Kardashians advertising unproven weight loss products including teas and appetite suppressant lollipops products promising miracle weight loss or detox often include laxatives which can be dangerous when used incorrectly but but policing social media as everyone knows is hardly foolproof earlier this year instagram promised to remove misleading anti vaccine posts from the platform but two months later the Hashtag vaccines kill still appeared as a top result search on back scenes. CNN reported Pinterest instagram's the biggest rival also blocks weight loss in related ads but it goes further in July as we reported right here pinterest posted numerous evidence based exercises exercises intended to help people with anxiety and depression rowing understanding about the power of social media to influence young people is important so too are the moves moves instagram and Pinterest or making as actress Jamila Djamil told the BBC The new instagram policies a huge win in her fight against the Diet Detox Industry St last week on Highways Instagram page demille posted quoting here greedy influencers who pushed toxic products after find another way to scan the innocent people who follow from one is business wars daily. Hey listen collect this episode share with Prince and detection email a social media post or carrier Pigeon David Brown back. This episode is brought to you by Centro online from Pitney Bowes Shipping Shipping and mailing from your desk has never been simpler than with sen pro online from pitney bowes with WPRO. Online is just click sand and save for as low as is four dollars ninety nine cents. That's right four dollars. Ninety nine cents a month. Send envelopes flats and packages right from your PC and you are back to business in no time. Try It for free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale but only when you visit pb dot com slash B V._W. Daily that's P._B. Dot Com slash B W daily.
Leaving Gaza enclave for surgery still an issue, says UNRWA Director
"Hundreds killed and more than thirty thousand injured so far during the Gaza Israel, border protests than is the great March of return, many Palestinians and are facing future of lifelong disability and able to get the treatment, they need referring to the devastating impacts in human terms, Matthias schmila, director of the UN relief agency for Palestine refugees, or unra has warned in an interview with you a news that local hospitals, do not have the capacity to deal with the most serious health cases with forty percent of requests for permits to leave Gaza for treatment denied by Israel last month during a visit to UN headquarters in New York to highlight the upcoming pledging conference for unwrap on the twenty fifth of June, Mr schmolly spoke to my Yakub of our you a news, Arabic service, well, sadly, the situation has not significantly changed. We continue to have huge expressions of solidarity from Member States, including during my day and a half year in New York, as you might know and. We might come back to this. There is an annual pledging conference phone or at the end of June, and we really will need to see firm, pledges by the end of June because otherwise as the Commissioner general said, it will we will have to look at some serious consequences in terms of our operations. How is this situation on the ground for the people in Gaza in the current context of the Friday's demonstration or what is known the great mar of returns and the violence at the water with the great March of return, which has happened mainly on Fridays, but in recent weeks also on other days in recent months? It started at the end of March last year. So we've seen over a year of this. It's had had a devastating impact in human terms. There are over thirty thousand people injured, with live, seven thousand of which would live ammunition. And many of the people hit with live munition are facing now living with lifelong disabilities. Some are not able to work anymore. So they've lost their income and livelihood as a result, there's also been two hundred people killed in this year. Plus, thirty of whom at least we're all NRA students students in. Our schools, again, the impact is devastating not just in terms of injury and loss of life. But also in psychological terms. I think people have really you can feel it people are struggling with the consequences of, of this, not least, because so far, it has really brought nothing. You know, the, the main result of the great machos over return have been these injuries and killings. But there has been no significant achievement of the original goals, which was, you know, the March is called the great macho return. So it's about Justice for refugees, and ending the blockade and both of them have not been achieved. I want to focus also on the health situation coating Jamie McGoldrick of CIA an his last briefing in Geneva, he mentioned cases of imputation infection bone infection led to more than one twenty invitations. Now, we know on what is providing primary healthcare services, right? I'm assuming you. Don't have the capacity to deal with those cases. What do you do in this case you send them away? Do you transferred them? I mean, I think most people, you know, Gaza is such a small place of two million people. So everyone knows everything, and who does what so people knew that we, we run as own primary healthcare centres. So those who were severely wounded went to hospitals. There were few came to our health centers with gunshot wounds. And I have to say, I've met some of them are nurses, practical, nurses, did he roic work. They are not trained and equipped to remove bullets from people, but they did so and, and they saved lives. But the, the majority of the cases, went to hospitals one rather than throughout twenty two primary healthcare centres, we deal with the after care, so many of the people who go to on spills to get treated initially come to us for after treatment redressing of wounds for physical. Therapy. That's a big issue for the seven thousand people shot with live ammunition, and for psychological support. Now back to the quote of Jamie McCall dre, it's very clear that Gaza's hospitals. Do not have the capacity to deal with all these very serious cases at particular issue also is reconstructive surgery. And it's very clear that if those people need to be properly should be properly supported man, some of them will have to leave Gaza to go to the West Bank, or Jordan, or Turkey. Well, that's a good question. They have to get a permit from the Israeli authorities and sadly, soul are that there has been far from adequate numbers of permits. Granted for these cases. This is happening in the overall context of the Israelis being at times rather difficult in granting permits for medical reasons. So the great March, of course, is the most extreme and most prominent case, but I just. The other day heard of the sister over colleague, thank it was his sister who, who was fifty three years old suffering from cancer, who needs to regularly, go to the West Bank to get cancer treatment. And while she had permits she all of a sudden was denied a permit. So what I'm trying to say is the, the access to the leaving Gaza for medical treatment, is, is an issue. The World Health Organization monitors, this very carefully on, on a monthly basis publishes statistics. I think in the last month some forty percent of the requests for permits where denied which is high now that we spoke about challenges. I know that the unware provide many services for the Palestinian freeze all over in particular, what has been achieved. Thanks to honor was service on the ground. Well, let me answer that question I by pointing to the scale of what we do at least seventy percent of Gaza's two million. Inhabitants. So that means at least one point four million people are Palestine refugees for these for these seventy percent or more of the population. We are the biggest quasi public service provider. We run two hundred seventy four schools and there's two hundred eighty thousand children in those schools right now. Now you ask for achievements. I y we regularly look at the results of our education work. And, you know, this is done, also by external independent parties like the World Bank or the ministry of education when residents regularly outperformed government schools, and even private scores. That's one result, you know that we have generations of educated, Palestine refugee, children with a very solid acknowledged education. Another result, I think is our or another achievement is our primary healthcare work as I mentioned before we have twenty two health centers. And there are amazing. Success stories, too. So let let me tell you in about one particular case, which was a child that came with being suicidal in our and our health, staff is trained notice to address wounds, or, you know, stomach ache or something, they can also detect psychological issues and the staff at this particular health center, where this boy showed up saved his life because they understood his problem was psychological, and they referred him to the right people. I met him a few months ago. He now, paints pictures and has found his Reno his, his joy in life Bank. So then there are many stories also of helping people with noncommunicable diseases lifestyle diseases are health stuff, does a fantastic job there. So the achievement here is keeping the Palestine refugee population healthy. And that's that's a significant achievement. In the circumstances of Gaza, I can recall, also a story that I heard a very recently about Jamila. Futile, poem. That's another. No. I think we often get criticized. Thank you for mentioning that we get criticized that in our schools. We teach hatred and violence, and it the opposite is the truth. You know, we, we really tried to incorporate into our teaching human rights, aspects and peace aspects, you know, and the majority of the children and teachers, I meet are peace loving people who just want a normal dignified
The best new music this week: Jamila Woods
"Legacy. Days. How? Best every home. On them. Service. Hilton. Sick onto. Is. Bye. You everything Joan. So you. Never. Hugh. Sure is a lot of good music in the world. This one comes from Jamila woods her album legacy legacy, and the song is called Zora. She is a singer poet teacher, and activist and this is sort of a concept album for her. Yes. Every track is named after another hero or hero. Win of hers. All major figures in African American cultural history. Nikki Giovanni Sonia. Sanchez those are writers miles Davis Jean Michel Basquiat, the painter and in some ways so early into Jamila woods career is only our second full length album. This is a summation of her her mission, you know, because her work is very concerned with educating as you said with celebrating and steeping her listeners in the sensuality enjoy and power of this culture. You're the circuits really grand mission statement. And really it is a who I am and known largely as a collaborator chancellor apper chance to wrap. She's on macklemore. And Ryan she she has popped up as a featured guest bunch and has had collaborations go back and forth where people have appeared on hers, and it's a great session important moment right now for reclaiming these legacies. And I think her generation is very aware of the importance of that Jamila woods is the singer her new album is legacy legacy. We still have a few more elba's that we wanna play for this week's new
"jamila" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"From. Lost. We are back. Sam cedar on the majority report on the phone. It is a pleasure to welcome to the program system. Professor of government from Cornell University Jamila macadear, she is the author fragmented democracy, Medicaid, federalism, and unequal politics. Jamila? Did I pronounce your last name correctly? It's Michener Michler pretty close. All right. Well, I apologize. Welcome to the to the program. And thank you for joining us for having me. So let's start with for for folks who don't know give us a sense of where Medicaid fits in as a program in the structure of government sponsored health insurance. Sure. So we don't have any sort of universal government sponsored health.