We had the good fortune of connecting with Tallie Coleman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tallie, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I’m just a kid from Chicago with dreams I want to make come true! My grandmother, my mother and all of her sisters has passed away, gifting me the inheritance of the matriarch torch to prepare for my younger generations after me. These 5 women were incredibly wise, beautiful, loving and resilient, They were victorious in overcoming life’s obstacles and they did it with integrity and poise. They taught us how to give back and the art of extending the grace to others that we would want extended to us. My lineage is of enterprising women, my grandmother’s entrepreneurship, ambition, and free thinking taught us as a family that impossible was not part of our vocabulary and anything that we wanted out of life we would have to have faith and an industrious mentality. I must continue to build our legacy, with my ancestor’s blessings. I will not fail or give up. I am committed. Chicago has given me the gift of culture, observation and some of the best food in the world! I don’t wait for anyone to come and ‘rescue me’ I create alternatives and become who I am destined to be . I’ve lived and grown in Chicago, it’s shaped me into who I am, a Boss, a leader, a pioneer. I am committed to becoming the change in my community so that I can inspire others to do the same
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I created these products to first help myself and my family at home. After seeing expeditious and significant results, I decided to share these products with my friends and local community. They too saw results that made them continue to support my movement. Punkinseedz products are uniquely made with less than 6 all natural ingredients, proving that simple really does heal.
I’ve learned that there is a world inside of me waiting to happen. I have always had a niche for healing things and people, so when that spark was lit, I was determined to see my destiny through. I want to forever learn and discovery the secrets from our ancestors and modern day experts in the field of natural healing.
Punkinseedz will be a success because my heart, intentions and formulas will always remain pure. Now that I am a matriarch, I am committed to building an empire for my son and entire family to be able to work for themselves and maintain generational wealth.
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?
Even though I am not from Georgia and have only been here a couple years, I can defiantly show someone a good time. I would take my friend first to visit the Historical martin Luther King jr site and tour after picking them up. We would then indulge in Good Fellas on Spring street. (even though its gone, it was my favorite pizza). A cigar bar like 3 dollar cafe would end our session for today.
Rise and shine, time for the amazing Georgia aquarium, food at Ponce city Market, walk and talk and end with drinks at the Rooftop!
The next couple days we will eat soul food from The Beautiful, Big daddy’s Cafe and That is that. Go see a Drive inn movie at Starlight. Shop at Lexxox of course and eat at the famous Escobar.
I would take them to Cascade because I love to skate and everyone wants to go there at least once in their visit to Atlanta. Eat at a restaurant in Atlantic Station.
The last couple days are reserved for nature. Hiking at Sweetwater Park or Stone Mountain, riding around showing all the famous sites. Maybe go to the Zoo. Dinner at a patio restaurant in Midtown and ride the Ferris wheel.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My entire family deserves a ton of credit for being my support system and consistent customers. When family believes in you it adds to your confidence, motivation and determination