We had the good fortune of connecting with Neena Speer and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Neena, looking back, what do you think was the most difficult decision you’ve had to make?
There is going to be a day in your life where you sit down and ask yourself is it worth it? Do you chase your dreams or do you chase a position? However, my question is, is there a happy medium between the two? In college, I stepped down from running for a position that I have dreamed of having for years. It was not an easy decision, and the word “quit” is not in my vocabulary.
What should our readers know about your business?
I have always valued being open and candid about my life journey in law so much so I created an intimate guide and journal specially curated for the minority women aspiring to be a lawyer. Now when it became an #AmazonBestSeller last month, I finally began seeing new plans and opportunities to speak. However, before that, I was JUST LIKE YOU: not believing in myself. I had 2 chapters of #DearFutureLawyer and still wanted to give up. However, I had mentors that refused to let me give up on me.
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?
In Birmingham, AL
Purple Onion is great for a quick bite in Homewood, AL
Magic City Grill for great buffet style Southern cooking
Yo Momma’s for a Southern cooking experience and black family owned business like no other
Slutty Vegan in Birmingham, AL now too for the experience
Visit the Civil Rights Institute for the history.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Donnie Ray Speer (my late father) for all the dedication and discipline you inspired in me.
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