VLOG: A Convo on God's Direction w/ Grant Skeldon & Kandis Davis Reese   

There's always what He Said & She Said but what about what #GodSaid? Especially with regard to the Person/Position/Place that we align ourselves with. Watch -or- Listen as Kandis (former producer for Daystar Television Network) & Grant (Founder of the Initiative Network) speaks from their experience about leaving/entering relationships, cities, states, and career positions following God's direction. 

Tweet: When God tells me to do something, I've made it a habit to listen, because I have done the opposite + repercussions r no fun! -@kandiswrites

VLOG: A Convo on Women in Hip Hop w/ Lady Jade & J.Rhodes  

If you know anything about Hip Hop, you know that women have contributed a lot to the genre/culture.  However, in many ways, their presence is still taboo! WHY?  Well, ShySpeaks hosted a convo with Lady Jade (Radio Personality on DFW's leading Hip Hop/R&B Station) and J. Rhodes (Producer for Hip Hop acts, Lecrae, Game, Talib Kweli, Royce Da 5'9, Ab-Soul, to name a few) to answer that question.  The discussion spans from us witnessing an over emphasis on the #SexSymbolRapper to the lack of female affiliates among today's leading male artist.   

Dear #HipHop, there are several women's stories yet to be told in Hip Hop. Let's not accidentally silence the next powerful, inspirational voice before she arises!

Tweet: If you were to name your top 10 #CHH artist, could you find at least 5 females that they rock with, affiliate with, or endorse? - @ShySpeaks


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VLOG: A Convo on Cosigns with J.Bolin & Frank Cage  

When it comes to ART, it seems like every artist needs/wants a cosign in their industry! There's this unspoken rule that when a seemingly large group of people speak well of a creative's work -OR- a person of prominence says a work of art is good, it then becomes viable to the masses. But shouldn't the masses be able to decide for themselves, while taking what other's say as confirmation & not validation? This question called for a conversation, in my opinion. So, I sat down with J. Bolin and Frank Cage, a Celebrity Stylist who represents the Fashion Arts world and a Graphic Artist/Branding Consultant who represents the Digital Arts world, and we had a good Convo about Cosigns. There are tons of gems from every creative in this convo! Watch/Listen Below as J.Bolin, Frank Cage, and I, delve into our personal lives to answer that question & more!  

Creatives! Honestly, it doesn't matter what #TheySaid.  What matter's is that YOU stay the course on the path called your purpose! 

Tweet This: "It’s not good because they said. They said because it was good!" - @ShySpeaks

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Blog: Why I "#WalkedTheStage for my M.B.A 23 Hrs Ago  

Prior to yesterday, I'd already graduated from college...twice!  Once with my Bachelors and the other for a Master's in Supply Chain Management. So when I decided to pursue my MBA (of which I was only a couple semester shy of considering I already had an MA), I didn't think that I would actually participate in the graduation ceremony.  This MBA was a personal endeavor for my development, growth, and future entrepreneurial & strategic leadership goals.  I didn't feel that I needed a public celebration for that.  BUT THEN I REMEMBERED.... 

1. Before I was born, the doctors saw that I would be born with a mental & physical disability due to being carried by a mother who was on drugs.   
NEWSFLASH - This milestone is a miracle.  I was not supposed to be able to learn on this level or probably even walk normally for that matter...let alone across a stage for learning! So yes I took the stroll!   

2. I wanted to afford my husband (of 6 months) the opportunity to see his wife graduate for all of the inspiration that is packed in him hearing, "Shy Amos-Powell" announced for an honorable reason.  Powell is his namesake. My hope is that he hearing it attached to a noble cause produces more faith in him for our journey & legacy.  

DISCLAIMER - I didn’t invite people because I was not intending on walking originally PLUS I was only given a couple of tickets.  It turned out that my husband was my only support system in the audience & that is just perfect in my book! He captured all of the footage below. Enjoy! :-) 

    As of yesterday, 5/12/17, I am officially, considered a Master of Business. I pursued the MBA through the University of Texas at Dallas with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship. If you are reading this now, you know me as a Hip Hop & Spoken Word artist, speaker, and host, so you are probably wondering how I plan to use my degree.  I could list out all the ways, but just know that I have a very strong business acumen & entrepreneurial I'll say...STAY TUNED! :-)