We had the good fortune of connecting with Queen Cole and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Queen, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
Industry outsiders are probably unaware of the amount of rejection you receive as a podcaster. When I first started I was not aware that so many people would say, “No” to being on my podcast or not respond to my request for an interview. I use to be confused asking myself, “Who doesn’t want to share their story?” Quickly, I realized that everyone isn’t ready to share their story.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Weekly Light The Path podcast will encourage you that it is not only possible to endure and survive this marvelous roller coaster ride we call life, but to grow stronger and thrive as a result of all of our experiences. Sharing our experiences with each other is not only empowering, but it can also help Light The Path. I am proud that Light The Path podcast is informative and entertaining, all while encouraging, inspiring, and motivating people. I love that I can Partner with local and small business owners and offer an affordable way to advertise their business via the podcast.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would invite the Queens from the groups, We Run This, Strong Is The New Beautiful, and The Black Girls of Texas and tell them let’s go on an adventure!

Morning coffee would be at Black Coffee Fort Worth.

We would stop by Bpolished Beauty supply in Arlington to make sure we had all our hair care and beauty needs.

Breakfast at Lo – Lo’s Chicken & Waffles.

For fun we would head to Ft. Worth to the stockyards.

Grab food from the food truck Winginittexas.

Order an outfit from Sistars closet co and have them delivered to For The Culture Studio.

We would link up with Queen B line dance fitness for line dance fun.

Sunday we would have brunch at Ten 01 Uptown.

My best friend likes to laugh so we would contact Rashawn Jones,
Founder and Executive Producer of Crackin Jokes Catchin Chuckles to find out where his next comedy show is so we can attend.

I would get us matching shirts made from Kinglish apparel.

We would attend church at Covenant Colleyville.

There’s always time to volunteer so we would find out if Kristen Geez had any opportunities for us to serve, Advising Generation Z.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Of course, God! Having a relationship with God has been instrumental to my success. He gives me the strength and courage to navigate effectively through life. Also, My Family and Friends they are My Tribe! You know the people who hear you even when you are silent. They help me get through the tough days and make sure I laugh on this roller coaster ride of life. It’s all Teamwork. It’s the super glue to success for me! “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” The podcast community! The Pod Squad and The Black Podcast Club. They provide collaboration and support. There’s so much power in collaboration. I think it’s wonderful when you can partner with others to champion each other’s success and help each other bring ideas into the world. Finally, my mindset. The path to success is steep, grueling, and arduous. It is inordinately lengthy. It forces you to stumble and fall. I expect failure and embrace it. I keep an open mind to try new things and a new way of thinking about success. “The problem human beings face is not that we aim too high and fail, but we aim too low and succeed”

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@Malvin9k @kinglishfilms

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