Push Forward (with Latham Thomas) – Episode 26 of Rants & Randomness

My people! Welcome to this episode of Rants & Randomness! I’m Luvvie, your side-eye sorceress, and I’m so glad you’re here for this conversation.

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On this episode, I’m feeling good about a student who turned me into his Black History Month project, ranting about how cleanliness is next to godliness and some people are not being so godly, and spotlighting the Queen Bey book that I contributed to. My interview is with the brilliant wellness maven, Latham Thomas.

Feel Good

I’m feeling good about a student who turned me into his Black History Month project. An elementary school class did a Black History Month project where they made a poster of different figures who they admired and one of those figures was me. They used red construction paper to create a blazer for me, some black jeans, some matching shoes and I am holding a copy of my book. It is so cool because I remember when there wasn’t a version of me to look to so I essentially had to become the example that I needed to see, so knowing that there are kids who see me and know that there is so much that is possible for them made me really emotional.

My Rant

In this week’s rant, I have to talk about people’s hygiene, or lack thereof.  I realize that not everybody washes their hands all the time, which we all know because we’ve all seen people who walked out of the bathroom after they flush the toilet without actually washing their hands. I’m going to have to institute a dap only policy for people when I see them in public. It doesn’t mean I don’t love you, it doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate you, but for my own health, I need to just start dapping folks up.

My Randomness

My spotlight for this episode is a dope book called Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyonce Knowles Carter.  This book is a project by Veronica Chambers who is a four-time New York Times best selling author. She decided to drop this anthology that’s essentially giving all the props to Beyonce because she deserves all the props and she tapped on me to contribute an essay in this book. My essay is the second in the book, right after Veronica’s. My essay’s called, Beychella is Proof that Beyonce is the Greatest Performer Alive. I’m Not Arguing. And this book also includes essays by folks like Lena Waithe, Kid Fury, Brittney Cooper, Melissa Harris-Perry. I’m in amazing company.

My Guest: Latham Thomas

This week, my guest is Latham Thomas. Latham Thomas is a celebrity wellness and lifestyle maven and birth doula, transforming not only how women give birth to their babies but how they give rise to the best version of themselves.

Named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, an enlightened group of leaders elevating humanity with their work, Latham is helping women embrace optimal wellness and spiritual glow. She is the founder of Mama Glow, a lifestyle brand and highly regarded website and women’s center in Brooklyn, New York, offering inspiration, education and holistic services for expectant new mothers.

In this episode, we are talking about taking hold of your passion and following your dreams, as well as building your own version of success.

You can follow Latham on Instagram at @glowmaven. As always, much love to the Chicago Recording Company, where I record each episode!

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