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No Excuse Will Do

One More Reason to Chase Your Dream Now This photo depicts a beautiful story that unravels in a ironic way. The young lady whose shoulder I have rested my hand upon is a Chef. Her mother named her Ashalah. Together, they created Kid Chef Dreams, a budding enterprise of kid friendly cooking inspirations that provides services through baking, cooking courses, inspirational media and now books. Ashalah’s mother who recently earned her Ph.D, has fought tooth and nail to give her children the Read more […]

Ardre Orie Recognized as A Changemaker by Black Celebrity Giving

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 spent another 6 years listening to a higher calling regarding how that would look. What would I do in the midst of service? Would I be able to make money to survive and support my family through my service? Would my service make room for Read more […]

True Colors

Confident women, don’t compete. My life has been bursting at the seams with new opportunities, simply due to the abundance of collaboration with other like minded women. I absolutely love women because I feel like there is so much that we endure. I personally understand how much effort goes into pulling yourself together to leave the house, care for families and friends and go out into the world to serve as a bonafide boss. Let’s be clear, being a woman isn’t easy. To our advantage, girl power Read more […]

The World Needed You!

Can you believe that after God created the entire galaxy, filled with the moon and the stars and the sun and after HE sculpted the wondrous world with mountains and valleys and all of the beautiful things that we so often take for granted, He still thought that it needed you? Do you know how special you are? We spend so much time comparing ourselves to others that we don’t stop to simply smell the roses. When was the last time that you stood in the mirror and just admired yourself? You should. Read more […]

5 Reasons to Chase the Fairytale in Love and Business

Chase the fairytale, it does exist.  This year, I’ve either written, edited or published a ton of love stories. It dawned on me just yesterday that many of the concepts that I have shared with you regarding chasing your dreams and business and purposeful living are applicable to love. It’s no secret that my theatrical productions deal with love and tumultuous relationships and I so freely share them because I believe these to be meaningful conversations that we must have with ourselves and Read more […]

That God Kind of Love

I can honestly say that I wasn’t sure that our love would last. All that I knew was that I was willing to give it a shot. And if we were transparent and honest, even we would admit that we never really stood a chance at love. In the first 2 years of our marriage, we experienced 5 out of the 5 indicators that flag a marriage for divorce. And because of the trauma that my childhood revealed, I was in no position to recognize love. Broken or worse is an accurate description of my condition. When Read more […]

Woman to Woman

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, women have progressively moved forward, broken new boundaries (and rules might I add) and continued to demonstrate that there was nothing that we couldn’t do. Today, we stand on the heels of greatness and witness Read more […]

Ardre Orie Receives the World Changer Award

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 disrespectfully towards the staff. I attended a school named Howard Bishop. And at the time, the school’s reputation was on the mend from many unfortunate mishaps due to an increase in gang activity and so called turf wars. One could assume that I was just like Read more […]

Love, Sex & Other Taboo Words

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 well informed when watching the classic storyline that includes the faithful wife who is left to fin for herself after her cheating husband comes home and tells her that he is leaving her for another woman. Cue movies like Derailed, Read more […]

Ardre Orie Named on 30 Most Influential People in Girls Empowerment

I woke up to receive news that I had been included on the list of the 30 Most Influential People in Girl Empowerment. I thought about all of the long, tireless hours that I spent with my mother and a host of amazing ladies building my first business venture The Pink Wish Foundation.  We began this work because we saw a need for girls to realize their full potential and we wanted to provide them with the skills to do so. Our first group of girls were in middle school when they joined us and over Read more […]