Ardre Orie Recognized as A Changemaker by Black Celebrity Giving

March 3, 2017

All, I’ve ever wanted was to make a difference. I can finally say that I am walking in purpose. About 6 years ago, I resolved that purpose must be rooted in service. We must hear the calling to serve others before being able to delight in purpose. That said, I…

You Must Read This Before 2017!

December 30, 2016

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. 2016 has stretched me in ways I never imagined possible. We have seen the remnants of the gentleness of life through tremendous loss and heartbreak and we have seen the joys of smiles from tremendous achievement. Through it all,…

There Are Levels to This: 5 Things You Must Do Before the New Year

December 16, 2016

Growth requires us to find strength in the midst of discomfort knowing that the ultimate prize is to never be the same. And if there is anyone who is waiting for the New Year to do set anything in motion, chile please! I have probably announced and set in motion…

It Was All A Dream: 3 Things You Must Do Now to Make Your Dreams Come True

November 11, 2016

There is a quote floating around that states something to the tune of “There were days I prayed for this”. This rings so true for me today as I travel to Indianapolis, Indiana with the cast of my theatrical production Traces of Her Lipstick. We will be blessed to perform…

Ardre Orie for Rolling Out Magazine

September 28, 2016

Balancing business, babies and being a boss is no easy feat. Some ladies make it easy. The Mrs. CEO Series was written by Koereyelle Dubose to highlight women living their lives and chasing their dreams with love as the pinnacle of their success. Click the photo below to view Ardre…

Woman to Woman

August 26, 2016

Today is National Women’s Equality Day. What a time to be alive as a woman! The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certifiation of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. And with the right to vote, a hidden power was unleashed. From that time,…

Ardre Orie Receives the World Changer Award

August 12, 2016

When I was in 7th grade, I made mostly D’s and F’s on my report card. I am certain that the teachers referred to me as a troubled child. I could be seen on any given day with my feet up on the desk, popping gum and talking back very…

Love, Sex & Other Taboo Words

July 29, 2016

Let’s get right down to it. Society would have us to believe that men are the only species known to man who cheat in relationships. If we fully immersed ourselves into the messages that we received, we would be left to believe that we are damsels in distress. We are…

My Body & My Choice

February 19, 2016

How many times have you felt like you didn’t meet a certain beauty standard? I wanted to share a personal journey with you because I know that someone reading this has gone through their own battle with beauty. In high school, I was rather slim and ate whatever I wanted….

Ardre Orie Announces First All Male Cast

February 1, 2016

Part way through a presentation I was making to a CEO of a mid-sized company, I noticed him look down and away. He stopped asking questions and turned quiet. “I’ve lost him,” I thought and went home feeling dejected that I had bored someone I tried hard to impress. When…