We had the good fortune of connecting with Taylor Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Taylor, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
I like to say that I didn’t come up with the idea for my podcast, instead it came to me. I always had the idea of wanting to talk about music for hours and being paid for it, but one summer I was going through a really rough patch in my life, and it just hit me to start recording about how I navigate the emotional journey of the early 20’s. The phrase “be who you needed when you we’re younger” is my mantra and what keeps me going with recording. I love the fact that I’m helping people figure out who they are and the tools they need, because it took a lot of work for me to do it for myself, so if I can help at least one thing I’m on the right path.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I started “What’s the T?” after feeling like I failed. I was feeling as though I was running out of time and that if I didn’t figure something out soon that I would fall behind in life and struggle forever. There are a lot of podcast out in the world, but the thing that sets “What’s the T?” apart is the fact that I take my listeners on every emotional rollercoaster as I go on them myself. I’m authentically myself and I share my own personal experiences to offer perspective to those who are listening. I try not to hold back and give them every single part of my brain and advice that I find valuable in my life.
Doing “What’s the T?” has opened my creativity and ultimately has divinely led me to my other position at B N Tune Studios, as the executive assistant. Or as some people like to call me “the heartbeat” of the company. A title that I wear proudly. B N Tune Studios is a members only production company, where we produce music, videos, photo just to name a few of the things that we offer.
I’m excited to keep doing “What’s the T?” and be an inspiration to those who grew up with me and those I have yet to meet. Listening to my podcast should encourage everyone who listens to dip deep within themselves, so they can start living the life that they truly desire.
The path that I took to get here was not easy at all. I’ve been to two universities, had to failed a hundreds times at multiple things, lose time and money, and sacrifice a whole lot. I spent a lot of time mentally drained and exhausted trying to find a way to find success at some point of time, and what I went through was well worth it. I’m nowhere where I dream to be, but I took a lot of time to myself to figure out a plan that works for 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?
If someone was visiting meet in Atlanta the first two places I would take them would be my favorite food halls, Ponce City Market and The Works. They offer some of the best plant based friendly restaurants. That’s one of my favorite things about Atlanta as well, the wide variety of plant based options that they offer. I haven’t had a bad experience yet when it comes to food or drinks.
I’m a simple girl, so I would take them to walk along the belt line to admire all the street art, budding business, and the scenery that Atlanta offers. Little Five Points is another place I love to go to just walk around and admire what’s around me. Criminal Records and Little Honey Pot are two businesses located in Little Five Points that I’ll definitely take someone to visit.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
All the black women in this world who are unapologetically healing themselves openly and proudly. Any black women that encourages the next black women to chase their dreams.
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