Episode 1

Published on:

2nd Jan 2022

S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk - Episode 1 "The Mahogany Box"

In this episode of S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk, J Haleem sits down with guest, Gia Neil (Sneed), of The Mahogany Box. During their conversation, Gia speaks about her 30 years of service to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, her entrepreneurial endeavors, and the importance of being a lifelong learner and supporting others. 

Show Notes:

1:18: - J Haleem welcomes Gia to the show

3:40 - Gia shares the beginnings of her creative journey as an artist and her business venture. 

5:20 - J Haleem commends Gia for her 30 years of service to the LA County Sheriff’s Department 

6:08 - Gia speaks about her service as an officer of the law 

10:00 - Gia speaks on “being human,” even though she wears a police uniform. J Haleem acknowledges how important this is, especially as a Black woman. 

15:36 - J Haleem talks about an incident he observed on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. He talks candidly about why it’s important as Black people to speak up, even if it’s crimes committed against ourselves. 

17:07 - Gia salutes J Haleem and gives him his flowers for the creation of the I Won’t Starve brand/movement. 

24:02 - Gia speaks about empowering and helping those who look like her. 

26:02 - Gia gives us a sneak peek into what her life could be as a full-time entrepreneur. 

32:12 - Many people speak against having a full-time job while running your business. J Haleem asks Gia her thoughts on this. 

37:24 - Gia shares her advice on the importance of holding on to your job.

41:38 - J Haleem speaks on why he started his platform. 

49:17 - J Haleem thanks Gia for her service & accepting the invitation for being a guest. 

Social Media Contact: 

Instagram @themahoganybox  

Facebook: The Mahogany Box 

Website: https://shopthemahoganybox.com

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About the Podcast

S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk (Stand Tall And Reclaim Victory Everyday)
This podcast shares tips, thoughts, and ideas on how to build and successful platform by overcoming challenges and going from Surviving to thriving. Featured guests have overcome struggles and built a career or business by Standing Tall A Reclaiming Victory Everyday.

To learn more: visit, www.iwontstarve.com. Follow J Haleem & I Won't Starve on all social media outlets, @iamjhaleem @iwontstarve. Subscribe to the YouTube channel, S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk

About your host

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J Haleem Washington

J Haleem went from working for $8.00 an hour at the Hampton Inn, to earning 6 figures as a Commercial Photographer in just a few years. He was able to accomplish all this while being a convicted felon. While working for $8.00 an hour he developed his mantra #I Won’t Starve which was the catalyst for him to leave his job after only one year. Over his career, he’s been able to work with international brands like Nike, Save The Children Foundation, NFL, Amtrak & The WNBA.

Since then, he has become pardoned, and now is a best-selling author and motivational speaker. J Haleem uses the #I Won’t Starve message to encourage and motivate students, entrepreneurs and career-oriented individuals. His goal is to inspire you to build a platform to ensure that U Won’t Starve.