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Lighten Up #24: Laila @FrontRowMama

Today I talk with my friend Laila @FrontRowMama, a single mom, full-time PhD student, and blogger, about pursuing her goals, building relationships and a support network, watching The Bachelor, and the importance of names. Laila and I have been Twitter buddies for awhile, and it was such a treat to get to spend an hour with her. I know you’ll love her as much as I do, so listen in, and lighten up!

Favorite quote from the show:

“Ask for what you need.”

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Follow Laila on Twitter

Laila’s FrontRowMama blog

One of my favorite posts from Laila: I’ll be your black friend. But it’ll cost you.

Laila’s guest post on

Tariq and Questlove reenact The Bachelor

Safe Families


The New Jim Crow

Just Mercy

books by Bell Hooks

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