Wild ones, today's guest is a fierce one. I met Shaa at a conference last year and was immediately drawn to her spunky badassness which you will feel almost immediately once you press play on this chat. We talk about friendships and more importantly sisterhood, how your support network is your MOST IMPORTANT network, being an alpha woman in life, business and relationships, and we get super real about racial and gender systems and privilege. This woman is straight to the point, no fluff, no woo. Enjoy the energy!
About Shaa Wasmund:
Shaa Wasmund MBE is one of Britain's most highly regarded female entrepreneurs and was named in early 2016 by The Sunday Times as one of the Top 20 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in the UK. She is an international best selling author and award winning businesswoman, who the Institute of Directors voted one of the most connected women in Britain. Her first book, Stop Talking, Start Doing was the #1 Best Selling Business Book in the UK for 14 months in a row, breaking all records. Shaa’s experience is incredibly diverse. Whilst still at University, she became the world’s only licensed female boxing promoter, working alongside Don King to put on 22 World Title fights. Shaa then started working with Sir James Dyson from around his kitchen table and helped build Dyson into one of the most recognised brand names in the world. In 2015 she received an MBE (Member of The British Empire) Award from the Queen for her “services to business and entrepreneurship”. Today, in addition to running her own successful online educational businesses (shaa.com), she is also an acclaimed international speaker, having spoken alongside the likes of Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferris. And in 2016, The Guardian newspaper named Shaa’s events as one of the Top 10 Events to attend as a small business owner.
In this episode, Shaa shares:
1. Gender roles and equality in society today
2. Alpha women as an intimidation to men
3. The massive importance of having a support network
Today's episode is a fun and rich conversation with a like mind-body-souled woman doing her untamed thing in her very unique and powerful way. What I admire about Rashida so much is her resilience. As a black woman, a full-figured woman, and a lesbian, she has faced all kinds of shaming and discrimination in her life. We explore how she not only got through it, but flourishes anyway. Two big aspects of that being creative expression and her relationship to God. We went all in on the God conversation and I'm hoping for those who don't prefer to use the term "God" you can hang in there anyway and get the nuggets that apply to any belief system. Plus lots more. Enjoy!
About Rashida KhanBey:
Rashida KhanBey (Rashi) is an Actor, Filmmaker, Sacred Dance & Movement Instructor born and raised in Chicago,IL. Rashida is on a mission to help women come back to life from the numbness caused by unresolved past pain and trauma that has kept women living lives that are less than the vibrant and joyful experience that is our birthright. With over 20 years of professional training and performance experience in various styles of dance from Pan-African Diasporic Movement to Classical Ballet, Theatre performance and production Rashi illuminates the healing power behind activating the dance + storytelling as vehicles for change in our daily lives. Rashi believes that it is through visceral movement & telling our stories without shame that help us step back into the most untamed version of ourselves. And that untamed essence being the very thing that reconnects to a personal and real relationship with God.
In this episode, Rashida shares:
1. Moments of initiation
2. Prayer as a form of surrender
3. Permission, sensuality, and developing a personal relationship with God
I thought about titling this episode "How To Be A Total F*cking QUEEN" because that is what Jadah Sellner is. This conversation was an all time favorite, I even rearranged the podcast schedule to bump it up because I didn't want you to have to wait to hear it. We ran the gamut from how to have conversations with your kids about very real, important things around sex, body parts, safety, and creativity to navigating the transitional "not yet" space in between moves and moments, and not putting a timeline on your dreams. Jadah shared how she and her family make "intentional trade-offs" and dropped wisdom bombs full of grace and so much care on all the topics we covered. I cannot wait to hear what you get out of this one - SO.DAMN.GOOD. xo
About Jadah Sellner:
Jadah Sellner is an author, international keynote speaker, poet, and the co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies –– the #1 green smoothie online resource. She and her friend, Jen Hansard, host the wildly popular (and free) 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge at simplegreensmoothies.com. Their “healthy obsession” with green smoothies has become a global movement where over one million people have embraced this simple and healthy habit.
In 2009, Jadah became an entrepreneur and now helps creatives, bloggers, and small business owners build communities with love, impact, and world-changing ideas at jadahsellner.com.
When Jadah’s not blending spinach, you can catch her reading Shel Silverstein poems at the dinner table, having epic dance parties, and helping dreamers change the world. Jadah lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband, George, daughter Zoe, and their little “chiweenie” dog, Clementine.
In this episode, Jadah shares:
1. Making "intentional trade-offs" on your way to having it all
2. How to navigate transitions and the "not yet" space when you know what you want but aren't quite there yet
3. Tough but important conversations to have with kids