We had the good fortune of connecting with Sade Stunstle and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sade, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I believe it’s important to take risks in life because wonderful things happen by chance. I’ve always taken certain risks, at least when it comes to leaving jobs that weren’t fulfilling. I’ve always known that I was created for a higher purpose and that doesn’t include being an employee for too long. I took a risk when I moved to Memphis, TN in 2005, right before Katrina. Moved back to Dallas 3 years later. I moved to Houston in 2011. Moved back to DFW in 2015. Right after that, I went through a tumultuous 3 years…life was extremely hard. Taking risks isn’t always pretty, but being that it didn’t break me, I don’t regret any of it. It made me so strong. I’m happily married now to my best friend who’s also my business partner and together, we own CMSMG. And we’re just getting started. We will make dreams come true.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
So, I’m unique in that I’m an artist with a CEO mindset. I’ve always wanted to be “The Female Jay-Z.” We can dive into that at a later time. My business is Creative Minds Society Music Group, LLC. It was founded 04/07/2014 in Houston, TX by myself and two friends. When I moved back to Dallas in 2015, it was just me. After coming out of my depression, I got back to work. We released new music beginning last October with the single PDA & Q.O.T.D. in February by the duo Melodyc. Spoiler. Melodyc consists of myself and my husband TStunt. We’re currently working on our first EP, Virquarius.
As far as where we are today, we’ve got a long way to go. It definitely hasn’t been easy. Being a Black woman, I get that a lot of people won’t tell you to your face how they don’t want to work with you. And it’s hard to not wonder if that’s why. Is it because I’m Black? Is it because I’m a woman? Okay, I’m both. I’m that and then some, though. A force and truthfully, a lot of people don’t like that. They feel less than by comparison..but it’s nothing you’ve done. Just the light God put in you. Because I understand this, I’m here for the underdogs. Just like me. There are many talented creatives who need our help, so we’re excited to announce our new venture, Creative Juice. Alcoholic Beverages. Although we haven’t officially launched, we’ve sold out of our first 3 batches freaky fast! S/o Jimmy Johns. We’ve been told they’re delicious and strong! So we’re expecting a lot of great changes in store. We just launched our website, so please visit DrinkCreativeJuice.com for updates!!!
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?
We’ve recently moved to Fort Worth from Deep Ellum, so all of my spots will be in the Dallas area. I loved walking in Deep Ellum, so that would definitely be on the itinerary. The Free Man is always a vibe with Live music and Cajun cuisine. Insomnia Cookies are a MUST. We discovered a cool little Speakeasy down there inside Cross Faded Barbershop. Hinodeya Ramen over on Lower Greenville is delicious, so they’re on the list. The Star in Frisco is a vibe, especially for Cowboys Fans. So much to do!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’ve got to give a MAJOR Shoutout to my HUSBAND, My Best Friend, My Always & Forever, My Rider, & My Partner in EVERYTHING, Terrance “TStunt” Stunstle! After my 3 year depression that I NEVER told anyone about, you came along after so much soul searching. So much Spiritual work and prayer. You make this thing called life worth living and this thing called my purpose worth fighting for. Thank you. I love you to LIFE for LIFE.
To my son, TJ. Thank you so much for inspiring me every chance you get. You remind me how awesomely gifted I am, even when it seems the world would much rather that I’d forget. Thank you, baby. You are a STAR.
To My Bonus Mom, Laura & my grandma Rosie. After mom died, you both stepped in and did your very best to raise us. I thank you both for being great examples of what a strong Black woman looks like.
To my Heavenly Angel, My mom Angela: Thanks for naming me Sade. I feel like you knew something no one else knew. I always want to make you proud. Until we meet again, I love you. And I won’t ever give up again.
Other: www.DrinkCreativeJuice.com is coming soon!
The photos include myself, Sade “eDas The Soul Star” Stunstle & my husband Terrance “TStunt” Stunstle. I’ve also included a photo of our home Photography/podcasting studio.