We had the good fortune of connecting with Rachelle Carrie and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rachelle, the decisions we make often shape our story in profound ways. What was one of the most difficult decisions you’ve had to make?
The most difficult decision that I have had to make has been to turn away from what was expected from me and realize my passion as a true creator. After giving birth to my daughter and my books, I realized something bigger than me. Hence, the intoxicating feeling you get when something is undoubtedly not aligned with your true self. I came to terms with being authentic and validating myself more than others. I looked within and decided to take the plunge.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I believe we all have uniques gifts that set us apart from others. In all honestly, every person has a unique gift or talent. What is important to is sit back & reflect on what that means to you. I was raised with a lot of discipline which turned into self-discipline. So when we all transitioned remotely, this was the best structure for me. I am able to set deadlines, and time-manage my entire day. Have you ever heard of the Promodor technique? The pomodoro technique is a time management method based on 25-minute stretches of focused work broken by 3-to-5 minute breaks and 15-to-30 minute breaks following the completion of four work periods. … Each working interval is called a pomodoro, the Italian word for tomato.

What I’m I most proud of? My ability to put my mind towards something and get it done. The books and Podcast were my goals. It was not easy. I grew grey hairs, and a lot of them. The learning curve was high, and I often became frustrated. What I did learn was step back and take a break. I must always reset. There were countless tutorials, courses, programs, and certificates that I did inorder to become more well versed. The challenges were overcome by many relfective nights. The lessons that I learned seemed endless. I am still learning and going through growing pains. It really never ends. I would like to leave with a great legacy. As I channels cultural change through my voice in the global community. My passions center around collaborating while amplifying impact through sharing, knowledge, resources & creating an inclusive culture for the thriving, diversecommunity at large. Additionally, I utilizes the invaluable voice that women of diverse
backgrounds have to empower themselves and others.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
As my friend is visiting South Florida for the time, there is much to see and do. During her week-long trip, we went horseback riding and visited the Caribbean Museum and the Perez Museum. In my view, some of the best places to eat in South Florida range, according to anyone’s palate. From Brazilian, Caribbean, Asian-fusion, French, and Italian. You can end up in Wynnwood, where it is up and coming, or right in Fort-Lauderdale, where it is much trendier. Some of the places to check out would be the Morikami Museum, The Fairchild Botanical Garden, The Coral Castle, and the Vizcaya Musem!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
As I recognize my success and where I am in my life, I realize many have encouraged and supported me during this journey.

Firstly, my love of books carries me to where I am today. For example, when I first decided to transition, I read the book “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. She confessed she did not know what the future held; however, she knew herself. This was powerful.

Secondly by uniting myself with like-minded black and brown women has helped me become more authentic to my values than I have ever been.

Lastly, which should have been first, I believe that my family held the utmost confidence in me while I did what most would not.

My shoutouts are dedicated to my entire book collection and village!

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPslWWGqtBSnDSdHKJGzzwA

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