We had the good fortune of connecting with Nosh.is and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nosh.is, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I look at risk taking as stepping out on faith and walking right into the unknown. While this unknown may be scary it is better than being stuck in the norm and that itself is boring as hell. For someone who doesn’t see themselves as fearless, it humbles me to say that my entire life and career up until this point was built on taking risk. It’s hard not question ones decision in or after the risk was taken, but when you don’t take risk you hold yourself back from something that could be an incredible success or a valuable lesson. Taking risk has helped me live more authentically and it has given me courage to face anything that comes my way good or bad. It’s shaped me into the woman I am today.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Welp, buckle up buttercup it’s about to get interesting. My name is Natasha a.k.a Nosh.is and I’m a 30 year old bi-sexual woman from Philly (The most right lol I know thats me) . I’ve been in Atlanta now for almost 9 years and I’d like to consider myself a mistress of none. I say mistress of none because for one “I’m a ladyyyyy” lol and two I wear many hats. I’m a small business owner, a model, a self taught Chef, a humanitarian, and a creative. Right now, the biggest project I’ve been working is myself, Nosh.is. I found that trying to build something on a broken foundation will only cause continued failures without many successes. So, I decided to briefly take off my many hats and to see what it would feel like to let my hair down and through this I found me. Nosh.is what separates me from others, the name is a reminder that Nosh (me duh lol) is going to be whoever people deem her as and it’s honestly up to me to believe the s**t. Nosh.is my brand it’s me the model, the chef, the creative, and etc. Under that umbrella is Dora’s Daughters (Closet Organizing Business), PBNJustice (Non-Profit), and that doesn’t even touch the surface for whats to come. You certainly will be met with challenges and even some coming to Jesus moments but it’s about how you prevail. The most important thing I learned going through my own challenges was how to believe in myself. I had no idea what this lack of confidence was costing me and it wasn’t just money. Don’t ever count yourself out like I did and truly go with your gut. Once you have that self confidence it will lead you to success. Faith and determination is all you need. Oh and lean on the big guy too.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My ideal date?? Oh I thought you would never ask lol. Seriously though my favorite thing to do is eat so this going to be a food tour as well. Flying Biscuit is amazing, so that’s for breakfast followed by a picnic at Piedmont Park or a bike ride on the Belt Line. I love everything East Atlanta, the food, the vibes, and the art culture is what makes it so dope. Vortex, Little 5 Pizza, and Savage are always clutch restaurants. If you drink make sure you order a ATLien or a Scooby Snack from the bar at Vortex too. Edgewood Ave has a beautiful mural of George Floyd and right by it is a community fridge ran by Free 99 Fridge. Above all, anything that keeps you out of traffic in Atlanta is great. So get up early and take that climb up Stone Mountain Park or just ask me on a date so I can tell you the rest lol.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate my shout out to Ron “Poppy” Miller my grandfather the business man and the creative. I use to think it was impossible to be a creative and business savvy at the same time, but having known my Poppy’s legacy I now know it’s achievable. One thing about him, he was going to have multiple streams of income and it is my hope that one day I will be just as successful as he was in life. Even though he isn’t physically with us, his love still walks this earth and I’m representation of such. I owe him my life, for he gave me a chance to truly live. I would also like to dedicate this to my Dad, the craftsman and chef. As much as I use to hate doing handy work with you on hot summer days lol, I’m so appreciative of those moments. Later in life I realized these experiences changed the way I looked at gender roles and how I viewed men in relationships. You better know the difference between a Flat Head and Phillips screw driver or you’re probably not dating me. Oh and he better know how to cook a meal because it’s not man in the family that doesn’t. My ride alongs with you on Saturdays while you did side jobs in your no rap zone car helped me fall in love with the 70’s and everything Earth,Wind, and Fire. You are truly a solider who has defeated many battles and it doesn’t stop here. Love you Old Man.
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