Welcome to a brand new episode of A Higher Desk, a podcast on the Sprudge Media Community the place host Umeko Motoyoshi talks to friends and discusses social, financial, and environmental sustainability. “Sustainability means a whole lot of various things, however listed below are my guiding questions, the questions I need to discover,” explains Motoyoshi. “What sustains communities? What sustains relationships? What sustains your coronary heart?”
On this episode, Motoyoshi interviews Suni Reid, founding father of Auntie’s Espresso in West Hollywood, California. Suni Reid is a Glitter Cat Brewer of 2023—learn their profile right here. Reid is the founding father of Auntie’s LA, a Black and queer owned espresso and life-style model in Los Angeles, California. Suni is an actor, a musician, a mannequin, and an activist.
Within the interview, Suni Reid talks about their journey to Auntie’s Espresso, “It appears like a end result of a bunch of various worlds. I grew up with a espresso store—in my neighborhood, and I used to do open mic nights there, as a teen. I used to learn my poems there. My aunt… My aunt is a poet, as nicely. And so, she used to take me to those open mic nights after I went down to go to her in D.C., and that’s, sort of, the place the title Auntie’s got here from.
“My imaginative and prescient for Auntie’s is to create an old style espresso store that has open mic nights, a bit stage within the nook that doesn’t actually appear to be a stage throughout the day, however, at night time, you flip a change and the lights come on, there’s a highlight and individuals are snapping to poetry. That’s what I see Auntie’s being. An area of my very own to curate artwork and occasions for group, for myself.”
Hear under for the entire interview with Umeko Motoyoshi.
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