“If you stand for nothing, you fall for everything”

We asked the community to tell us about the values and principles that guide their lives and businesses.

Mary Jane & Kiki | Hosts of Poppin’ Culture Podcast

Trust and honesty is extremely important to us, as well as to our brand. As business partners, it is necessary to trust each other implicitly. There are so many daily decisions that must be made and it is not always possible for both of us to weigh in on every decision. We trust that we both believe in our business and will make the best decisions possible. It is this bond that shines through during each of our episodes. Read more>>

Leslie King | Photographer & Artist

The principal of staying true to yourself matters the most to me. Always operating from there I learn to listen to my gut, stick to what speaks to me, and trust my eye/vision. Essentially, developing a strong sense of self. And to me that’s what gives me the confidence to be vulnerable enough to share from the soul. Where all art should come from. Keeping your work authentically yours Read more>>

Samaria Divine | Podcast Host & PhD Student

Consistency is by far the value that matters most to me. I’ve learned that in order to become great at whatever I do, I must be willing to consistently work at it. It is not enough to put in effort for a few days, weeks, or months. If I want to see true progress, I must consistently work toward that progress. Even with the best ideas or the most talent, you can still fail if you don’t move toward your goals with consistency. Read more>>