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By: Myrtha Jasmin

Princeton, NJ, USA

DearSis, is an invitation for conversation.


  • At Home with Your Valuable Home

    Winding down Male month, MJ sits with the male duo from Your Valuable Home podcast hosts Kevin Kennedy and Ron Melk. The ... More guys try and help MJ navigate the sea of questions, choices, and potential challenges of shopping for a new home and becoming a, gulp, first-time homeowner. Less

  • In a heartbeat with KDD

    Celebrating the Month of Male (It's raining Men), this week MJ sits with KDD to discuss life, love, and the pursuit of h ... Moreappiness, know what I mean? Less

  • An Interview with Kathy Iandoli

    This week, MJ sits with legendary author Kathy Iandoli. Kathy is an American author and journalist. Her books consist of ... More:
    Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook (with Albert "Prodigy" Johnson)
    God Save the Queens: The Essential History of Women in Hip-Hop
    Baby Girl: Better Known as Aaliyah
    The Queen Bee (with Lil' Kim)
    She has written for Vibe, The Source, XXL, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pitchfork, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, The Guardian, Vice, and many other publications. She has held editorial positions at top Hip Hop/urban entertainment websites which include, and Kathy is an alumna-in-residence of Music Business at New York University and has appeared across the media, on radio and in television and panels discussing Hip Hop and gender. Less

  • True Crime with Award-Winning, Investigative Journalist Robert Riggs

    This week, MJ chats with Peabody Award-winning investigative reporter, Robert Riggs! Robert is also the co-host and crea ... Moretor of the True Crime Reporter™ Podcast, and the SWAT Brothers Podcast.

    He has received three coveted Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Journalism Awards for Investigative Reporting. The Peabody and duPont are respectively considered the broadcast TV equivalent of the Oscar and the Pulitzer.

    Texas A&M University named Robert an Outstanding Alumnus from the College of Architecture in recognition of his journalistic accomplishments. It is a distinction received by fewer than 1% of the College’s graduates. Less

  • Stop Procrastinating and Meet Kelly Unleashed!

    MJ unpacks the topic of procrastination. It's the action of unnecessarily and voluntarily delaying or postponing somethi ... Moreng despite knowing that there will be negative consequences for doing so. She also interviews Kelly from the Kelly Unleashed podcast. Kelly is a single mother who has survived the unimaginable. Listen in! Less

  • The Lawnmower Man

    Ok, so MJ had an experience last week and shares it on the air with Frank, her producer. We want you to leave a message/ ... Morereview on or on the DearSis Apple Podcast listing with your POV. Listen to the episode in full and then reach out to us with your feelings on what YOU would have done in MJ's position. We look forward to reading your answers on the air! Less

  • Back to School

    MJ is overjoyed that the kids are going back to school but not that excited about a recent altercation with a cup of tea ... More. Less

  • An Interview with Neema Ali

    MJ sits with Neema Ali herself this week! Neema Ali is a Washington, DC native. However, she grew up in the North Caroli ... Morena triad area where she got her start as a hair stylist in high school. She embraced a passion for makeup artistry when she began doing makeup for friends, family, and co-workers as a hobby. Fast forward, and Neema has been working as a professional makeup artist for over sixteen years and a hair stylist for over twenty-four.

    Notably her professional makeup career grew while working as a freelancer for Mac Cosmetics, Smashbox, and Nars and ended with a thriving permanent position as Operations Manager for Mac Cosmetics where she led a $3 million dollar store to consecutive double-digit sales growth.

    From there, she became a sought-after makeup artist, not only in her hometown Washington, DC, but also in Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles. Along the way, she was represented by elite agencies Hollywood Faces and Make Up Drama (Los Angeles) and New York’s boutique Teknique Agency.

    Neema’s early passion has made her a force in the industry in print, on the runway, on television, and in films. However, her greatest joy is in sharing the knowledge that she has acquired in nearly three decades of building her brand. From all of it, she has coined the phrase, “Grow Through It”, encapsulating the importance of every step in the creative journey. This is the spirit of the Creative Artists Unite Network (CAUN), of which she is the founder.

    As Neema is setting her sights on the accomplishment of even bigger goals for herself, she is also bringing other artists together in the Creative Artists Unite Network. Sharing her expertise and opportunities is nothing new. CAUN is an extension of who she is. Creative Artists Unite Network (CAUN) exists to cultivate and share profitable relationships with training, collaboration, and opportunities among non-union professionals. Less

  • Screaming for Ice Cream

    This week, MJ screams for Ice Cream, well least the rising cost of it. Chicken wings also get unpacked.

  • An Interview with Myong-Hye Wilson

    MJ was in Martha's Vineyard recently and caught up with business owner Myong-Hye Wilson to talk about growing up as a Bl ... Moreasian women. Afro-Asians, African Asians or simply Black Asians, often referred to as Blasians, are persons of mixed Asian and African ancestry. Historically, Afro-Asian populations have been marginalized as a result of human migration and social conflict. Less