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Episode 13: Lil’gourmets Makes Veggies Delicious

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When lil’gourmets founder, Shibani Baluja struggled to get pregnant, she became cognizant of the food she was putting in her body. She reevaluated her diet, cut out all processed foods, and turned to healthy options in hopes of getting pregnant. Her journey to get pregnant turned out to be a success, and she later had […]

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Episode 12: Bringing Healthy African Foods to America

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When Toyin Kolawole started Iya Foods, she had a vision of providing nourishing, African foods that use ingredients sourced from Nigeria and the US. Her passion for healthy eating connects to her Nigerian roots. Having grown up in Nigeria, Toyin immediately noticed the difference between African foods and American foods that contain preservatives and artificial […]

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Episode 11: Building a Community with Quality Coffee

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“Have you ever gone on Craigslist looking for an espresso machine and ended up buying a coffee shop?” That’s what Melissa Villanueva, owner of Brewpoint Coffee, joked about when asked to explain how she opened her first coffee shop. In episode 11 of Zora Talks, Melissa recounted the story of her journey to starting a […]

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Episode 10: Promoting Diversity in Yoga

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In episode ten of Zora Talks, we interviewed Carla Christine, founder of Yoga Green Book. This online space promotes wellness through yoga and meditation by offering classes, challenges, and connecting members to instructors of color all over the country. Carla’s journey began when she was diagnosed with anxiety. A friend was concerned for her and […]

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Episode 9: Shall We Wine? – Our Talk with Regine Rousseau

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For episode nine, we interviewed Regine Rousseau, founder of Shall We Wine. Regine’s mission is to connect consumers to wines they’ll love by helping them identify which brands and ingredients they like best. Regine discovered her love of wine during a semester abroad in Paris, France and in the years since, she has introduced customers […]

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Episode 8: Nzuri Body Gives Luxury Skincare

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In episode eight, we talked to Adrienne Hughes-Jackson and Brittany Hughes, founders of Nzuri Body Essentials. What started with a body cream (that has now become their popular Body Souffle) has turned into a luxury brand of organic, handmade skincare products. Adrienne left a 30-year career in intellectual property to pursue something that fulfilled her. […]

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Episode 7: Environmentally-Conscious Cleaning with Meliora

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Cleaning Your Home Doesn’t Have to Include Harsh Chemicals “We’re a triple bottom line company, so not only do we think about profit, but we think about people and planet in all the decisions that we make,” says Kate Jakubas of Meliora Cleaning. In this episode we spoke with Kate Jakubas, founder of Meliora Cleaning […]

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Episode 6: Health Conscious Cookies Never Tasted so Good

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In this episode, Jimmy Prude, founder of Jimmy’s Vegan, shows us that being vegan can be pretty cool. We discuss what it means to be vegan and inclusivity in the way we consume foods.

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Episode 5: Are you ready for the CBD Revolution?

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In this episode, Alexis Rosenbaum, founder of Rosebud CBD gets candid about cannabis. We discuss the normalization of cannabis products and the importance of having conversations about its use.

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Episode 4: Plants over Everything – Our Chat with Kimberly Dillon

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In this episode, we dive head first into the power of the cannabis plant. Kimberly Dillon shares her on perspective on this booming industry.

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