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I’m Mercedes Diane, an adventurer, entrepreneur, educator, writer, and mother, with an appreciation for life and a passion for change! On the whole, I am a free spirit…..loving life and all the beauty it has to offer. My life is guided by the principles of humanism, the belief in the oneness of humanity, and a mission to make a difference in every positive way that I can.

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Traveling in Egypt and crawling through desert caves in my yellow sundress!


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I can’t be easily put into any box. I’m a rebel who defies convention and breaks all the rules. I’m a tatted up tattoo lover and a major geek who owns a Funko POP collection. I enjoy a good Ted talk as much as I do Comic-Con. I’m a foodie, a makeup junkie, a frugalista, a bibliophile and a filmophile. I’m a crazy cat lady too. Truth is I love all the stuff that makes life rich!


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Thanks to Ron Jones and Star Power Collective for this wonderful opportunity to share my story. 
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On January 16, 2020, I was on the radio with host, Kamaria T. Richmond at TalkShoe, discussing the entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more about my entrepreneurial journey, motivations and lessons learned.
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Ghost Dogs Sundance 2021’s Best Absurdist Short Horror Film

Ghost Dogs is an animated short horror film directed and animated by Joe Cappa and written by J.W HallFord and Joe Cappa with a horrifying original score by Nicholos Poss. It centers around a newly adopted dog, home alone, haunted by the ghost of his family’s past furry pals.  Ghost Dog’s specific animation style and […]

Diane’s Ginger Sweet Potato Pie Recipe – Celebrating National Cook a Sweet Potato Day

Some people might not know but yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing. The word yam in African dialects was either or a few other terms with a few other meanings. Yams are monocots from the Dioscorea family, often referred to as “Oyame or Yam Yam” in several bantu-based languages. But, sweet potatoes […]

Revisiting a Soul Food Classic for National Cook a Sweet Potato Day – Ginger Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Last week my son came home from school and said, “Mom can you make something for me from black people that I can take to my black history month party.” We went back and forth discussing stories about the family reunions I grew up with and what kinds of foods were served. I mentioned sweet […]

My Work From Home Happy Vibes Spotify Playlist

One might think that silence would be the most beneficial for creating a space for your thoughts to flow and genius to spew. However, I find it very hard to focus when it’s too quiet. Turns out that I’m not alone. Pre-COVID co-working spaces like WeWork and coffee shops were the go to spots for […]


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