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

Hi Tianna, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
Loyalty, is one principle that means do much to me because it encompasses so many different values. It is my number one thing, if you’re loyal, it includes a level of selflessness, trustworthiness , honesty and courage.

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.
My name is Tianna Smith and I am currently a mother of 3, wife, small business owner, brain surgery survivor and candidate for Georgia State Senate District 31. What sets me apart from most is that when opportunity presents itself I take it as a sign from the Most High that I am aligned in my walk and I take the chance to see where the journey will lead me. Risk taking is never an easy road, there were times that I doubted myself, my vision and times that I’ve wanted to give up and stay within my comfort zone. But through the pressure, I am fully aware of the diamond that is being made in the long run. Staying focused On self development, others and on the end goal, was the catalyst that helped me overcome the challenges I faced. I’ve learned that not everyone who started your journey with you will be the one to lead you to the final destination and that is ok. Everyone no matter how big or small their role is, serves a purpose in your walk to success, life and enlightenment. Our brand serves as the bridge between the people and a higher level of consciousness, whether it be in building your business, focusing on a community project or just bringing people together.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I would take my best friend to enjoy some of the best food in town. I’d start with a long time favorite Negril Village in Atlanta where we’d enjoy delicious Jamaican cuisine and drinks at the bar. After doing a little local shopping at Ponce we’d head back to my side of town in Dallas Georgia and have some down time at Lake Acworth. I also love Ethiopian food so a trip to Decatur to visit our friend Gecho’s restaurant Mela would be next on the list. They have great food, drinks and music! Since, this would be my first time introducing my best friend to the work I do in the cannabis space we would have to pay a few of the local businesses a visit. The Georgia Hemp Company, and catching a live Cash color cannabis show would be on the schedule. Some other ideas would be to support as many black owned businesses as possible, The Slutty Vegan, Urban City Market and Busy Bee cafe and catching a local show or music performance downtown:

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Arica Jefferson

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Image Credits
Clarence Gabriel Photography Jennifer Lites Photography