Courtney M. McSwain, Writer

Building an Empire to Make an Impact: DeShuna Spencer Talks Pushing Through Fear of Failure

Photo: Courtesy of DeShuna Spencer As a creative entrepreneur, there are days when I ask myself, “Why did I do this again?” In moments of doubt, it’s important to have people to whom you can look for inspiration, and DeShuna Spencer is definitely one of those people. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing DeShuna for… [Continue Reading]

Erica “Rivaflowz” Buddington on…Celebrating Failure

Photo Courtesy of Erica “Rivaflowz” Buddington Following online breadcrumbs often has its rewards, which was certainly true when I came across the work of Erica “Rivaflowz” Buddington during a spell of Twitter wandering. At age 26, Erica is already forging a writing identity to be reckoned with. She is a former HBO Def Poet, Brave… [Continue Reading]