The great-great-granddaughter of Madam C. J. Walker, Americas first female self-made millionaire, has a new book .. and lots to say.
B.Seed : Thanks for being on Bright seed blog A’Lelia, journalist, archiver, author, lecturer, and the great-great-granddaughter of Madam C. J. Walker, one of the nation’s first, if not the first, female self-made millionaire. You went to Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. You’re a trustee of the university. Why did you chose Columbia? What other schools, if any, did you consider? Continue reading
Monthly Archives: February 2015
A Phd (economics) from Claremont College and years of style work give Lesley insight to future fashion trends. Read her interview.
B.Seed : Thanks for being on Bright Seed Blog Lesley, journalist, blogger, Merchandiser, professor, writer and curator. You have done a lot to “curate” your net spot called Fashiontribes.com. The site spent at least one period at the top of stitcher.com’s top mover section. As a writer you are featured at fashion.answer.com in what could be termed the “experts section”. Being able to give answers where the business of fashion is concerned, is this the primary goal with your company? with you in general?
Lesley : Thank you so much for featuring me! I do appreciate it!
My primary goal with Fashiontribes has been changing over the past year or so. Last year, 2014, marked the 10th anniversary of my site and gave me pause for thought about the direction, editorially Continue reading →
An adjunct Professor at Southwest College and Woodbury University Mike Sonksen is acclaimed for mentoring young poets and writers.
B.Seed : Thanks for being on bright seed blog Mike (shown here at the Beyond Baroque Awards Dinner), poet, teacher, author, tour guide, KCET columnist. As a journalist you have been featured in New York Times, LA Weekly, OC Weekly and The Los Angeles Times. You are known as Mike The Poet, not a bad name for a poet-I see you as that, but what’s also interesting is how you have positioned yourself. Your education, work and activities are interrelated so that they support/provide each other with opportunites. The columnist can write. The author can teach. As a tour guide you can speak on authors and the best places to hear poetry and so on. When was it in your mind to be a tour guide, in journalism, a poet, and the rest of the things you do?
Mike : The tour guiding happened on accident but ended being quite a blessing over the years. When I first graduated from UCLA in 1997, I wanted to get a job in writing but Continue reading →