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Owning Your Opportunities I GET TORN BETWEEN MY FAVORITE ISSUES, THE WOMEN’S AND THE MEN’S ISSUE, FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. However, since it is May, I’ll say THIS is

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my favorite, at the moment (smile!). It’s been an interesting season for women—lots going on, namely the #metoo movement. You guys know we like to keep it light around these parts, so I’m not gonna get all preachy on you, but I will say this: We, as women, have a real opportunity to change the course of things. Juliet Hall, my dear friend, has a saying that she’s trademarked: “Own Your Opportunities.” I love this, because we all have opportunities to take that inch we’re given and go a mile.    If something falls in your lap, don’t just leave it there! Get up, take it with you and do something with it! How many times has your destiny stared you in the face, and you said, “No thanks!?” 

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I mean that in a good way.   Life is a journey, and the journey gets better the better you are at taking advantage of things that are placed in front of you—the ones that are designed to help you fulfill your purpose. I will say there’s an art to knowing what’s for you and what isn’t— that’s discernment, and that’s a whole ‘nother letter.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2018

FEATURES 18 Movers + Shakers 6 Ladies that are Doing Big Things in South Fulton

24 Mover + Shaker Kim McNair Inspiring Women in Business and Teen Girls

26 Mover + Shaker Marshawn Evans South Fulton’s Own Former “The Apprentice” Contestant Debuts a New Book

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34 Mover + Shaker Noelle and Her Mom An Art Loving SoFu Family Curates Their Own Style

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Road Trip

24 Giving Back 26 Page Turners 30 City Scene 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


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t h e j e t s e t t e r Katrina Morrison FLIGHT ATTENDANT • About 20 years ago I interviewed with American Airlines to be a flight attendant and was turned down. Now my career is an adventure! It pushes me to live life to the fullest and not take anything for granted. • My husband and I settled down in the South Fulton, Jefferson Park area shortly after we wed in 2004.I have three children, two of which I currently homeschool. • To stay balanced I take yoga at Paper Plane Yoga Studio in College Park.  • Girl Scout leader for 16 11-year-old girls • “Service is the rent we pay for being,”—Marian Wright Edelman

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t h e e n e r g y a d v o c a t e Stephanie Kindregan DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR KINDER MORGAN, INC. • From Watkinsville, Georgia, and then moved to Atlanta to attend Georgia Tech then University of Georgia, MPA. She began working with the Fairburn Expansion Project to deliver additional natural gas into the Metro Atlanta market. • Husband, Steve, and two daughters under 3, Pip and Lark. • Cheers for both the Yellow Jackets and the Bulldogs. • Spinning is her ultimate stress reliever. “If I wasn’t in politics, I would want to be an interior decorator.”   • “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” –Winston Churchill

t h e q u e e n o f a f f o r d a b l e l u x u r y Keisha Johnson LICENSED REALTOR SINCE 2000 • Native Atlantan, resident of South Fulton for 25 years • Graduate of Northside High School, attended West Georgia College • Working on an e-book for new agents entitled, “You Have Your License! Now What?” • Widow and mother of one amazing son!  • “God, who foresaw your tribulation, has armed you to go through it, not without pain, but without stain” -CS Lewis  •"My passion is continuously having a zest for life, no matter what obstacles or trials that may drift my way. My son, my career, and my faith keep me motivated to live that passion 365 days of the year."  CONTINUED >

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MOVERS + SHAKERS

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Nicola Robinson ELDER LAW ATTORNEY • Helps adults or persons with disabilities plan for all aspects of aging, illness, incapacity or death. • Originally from Jamaica, her family moved to this area at 4. Graduate of Frederick Douglass HS, Emory and Penn State Law. • Married to Corey Sr., two children. Active foster parents.  • Usually reading 3 or 4 books at the same time. • “Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters,”—Frederick Douglass

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Fredericka Jones OWNER OPERATOR OF SANDTOWN PUB & WINGS & MORE 2 GO, BOTH ON CAMPBELLTON RD. • Started her career early working for fast food chains in her home state of South Carolina • After moving to Atlanta in 1996 on a prayer, she set her sights on becoming a business owner. When the opportunity  presented itself, she took full advantage of it. In 2014, she opened her first sports bar and the rest is history. 

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• Mother of one daughter Amber Jones, who is also learning the business.

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m i l l e n n i a l Taylor Johnson FULL-TIME GRAD STUDENT • Native of Atlanta, GA; lived in South Fulton for 18 years. Graduate of Westlake HS and Jackson State • Attending Brenau University- MBA Master of Business Administration, Healthcare Management •

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Colonel of US Army & Mercedes Johnson, social worker • Singing (Zion Hill Baptist Church), Service AKA Sorority, Inc. •"While my parents were stationed in Honolulu, Hawai’i, I was given a Hawaiian middle name, Kehaulani, which means the ‘dew of heaven’.” • “The Lord is my light and salvation, whom shall I fear. The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?” -Psalms 27:1

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GIVING BACK

MOVER + SHAKER KIM MCNAIR: THE PHILANTHROPIST GIVING BACK TO WOMEN IN BUSINESS AND INSPIRING TEENS

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"P.A.C.E. YOURSELF BECAUSE POSITIVE ATTITUDES CHANGE THINGS!” MOVER AND SHAKER PHILANTHROPIST KIM MCNAIR, CEO OF KMP/KIM MCNAIR PRODUCTIONS-SPECIAL EVENT PLANNING AND MARKETING FIRM AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/HOST OF “WOMEN ON THE MOVE LIVE!” Morning Show, sits down with SFL to discuss her new venture working with teen girls. BACKGROUND: I’m originally from Newark, New Jersey, by way of Orlando, Florida. I moved south of Atlanta in 2007.  EDUCATION & TRAINING: Clayton State University, Certificate

Ladies, It’s Not In Your Head!

in Event and Meeting planning; Georgia Center for Nonprofit Certification in Nonprofit Organizational  Management; Basic/ Business Operation Course Training in Tampa OCCUPATION: Entrepreneur/Small Business Owner FAMILY: Single mother of four adult children PASSION: Passion is giving exposure to untapped talent: women in business, entrepreneurs and teenage girls. “I have always had that passion to empower them and give them a platform where people can see their skill set, talents and abilities.”   “My motivation is to see the end results. When a business woman emails me or calls me to say ‘Thank you,’ for the connection, or a teenage girl says, ‘Ms. Kim, I did it!’ that adds fuel to my soul and I know I'm in the will of God and I'm truly focused on the mission, not the position.” HOBBIES/INTERESTING FACTS:  Watching or going to the movies. I was a runway model in NYC/NJ and began modeling at age 14 and had a modeling and image studio in Orlando, where I modeled for Disney commercials, MTV Music Awards, etc. FAVORITE QUOTE: "P.A.C.E. Yourself because Positive Attitudes Change Things!”  MORE:  “Women on the MOVE Live!” is in its fourth season, despite the naysayers  and doubters that  said a show focused  on WOMEN would not work. AARP of Georgia has come on board as a major corporate partner this year.   COMMUNITY WORK:  This year, Kim McNair Productions and BWEP-Business Women Empowerment Project-nonprofit organization has been committed to empowering women to be on the move throughout the State of Georgia. They started in Macon with the Second Annual Women's Empowerment Brunch. Metro Atlanta’s next event will be held September 20, and the Fifth Annual Women on the MOVE Summit is scheduled for October 20. "Rockin Women in Rockdale County" with EmpowerHER Brunch and Augusta events are in the planning stages.   In 2018, McNair launched "Teen Girls Rock!" for girls ages 12-17 with the mission of helping them realize their full potential as they become

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By Pickens A. Patterson III, MD

often hear from new patients referred to me for chronic pain that they have been told by other doctors that they “shouldn’t be hurting that bad” and it “must all be in their head.” This seems to occur more frequently in female patients. Some tudies have even shown that there is a bias against women when it comes to treating painful conditions. No one knows for certain why this may be the case, however gender bias in general and societal norms and expectations almost certainly play a role. That being said, there are many painful conditions that affect women exclusively, or more frequently than men, so it is important that you have a doctor who is willing to listen carefully to your symptoms and provide you with an effective treatment plan. Some of the conditions that affect women more frequently than men include fibromyalgia, a painful muscle condition, pelvic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain and back pain associated with pregnancy. While the cause of the frequency of some of these conditions in women exceeding the frequency of these conditions in men are obvious, the reason for others is not. Body shape, genetics, and the stress and weight gain associated with pregnancy are all thought to play a role. While stress can certainly exacerbate these painful conditions, stress alone is rarely the cause. Fortunately, there are many treatment options for the treatment of painful conditions that commonly affect women. At Alliance Spine and Pain our physicians uses the latest techniques and medications to treat and diagnose the cause of your chronic pain. There are injections such as sympathetic nerve blocks and peripheral nerve blocks to treat pelvic pain and celiac plexus blocks for abdominal pain to name a few. Additionally, physical therapy and techniques such as biofeedback and guided imagery are very important for managing chronic painful conditions and are frequently incorporated by our physicians. If you are a woman suffering from chronic pain, do not accept being told that your pain is all in your head and you will just have to live with it. Make an appointment to be evaluated by a board certified pain management physician such as me, Pickens A. Patterson, III, M.D. or Zwade Marshall, M.D., MBA at our Camp Creek or Douglasville locations.

successful women. They have completed STEM sessions with Microsoft on Coding, 3-D painting and Power Point, and skin care/self-care sessions with Clinique hosted by Belk, with more to come this summer.  “No matter your profession, you choose be influential and have integrity. Exposing young ladies to skill sets to develop their self-esteem and encourage a positive outlook on their lives can make a huge difference; so can knowing they can do anything they put their minds to.”

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PAGE TURNERS

Marshawn Evans Daniels is a reinvention strategist and life coach mentoring women around the world to live bolder in life and business. As a serial entrepreneur, TV personality, creator of the Godfidence® movement and founder of SHE Profits®, she helps women turn ideas into income and inspiration into action.

MOVER + SHAKER

MARSHAWN EVANS DANIELS AUTHOR, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER AND REINVENTION STRATEGIST FOR WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHY TIFFANY POWELL PHOTOGRAPHY

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BACKGROUND: WHERE ARE YOU FROM? HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN SOUTH FULTON? + I grew up in the North Dallas suburbs and lived in Washington DC for 5 years before I relocated to Atlanta to begin my legal career. I’ve lived in Atlanta for 13 years and in South Fulton for almost 4 years. Atlanta feels like the baby that Dallas and DC would birth so it’s been a perfect fit for me, my entrepreneurial endeavors and also my love for the outdoors! 

OCCUPATION: + I’m a serial entrepreneur!  I run the largest business coaching company for women of faith in the country - SHE Profits. We help women to increase their income and influence while also upgrading their spiritual resilience. In addition to the companies I own, I’m also a professional speaker, a TV personality and author of two book:  Skirts in the Boardroom and Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose.

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FAMILY INFO:

+ I enjoy traveling the globe lives

and with

changing my

hus-

band Jack. We’re both Atlanta immigrants that have decided to make Atlanta home. 

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING: + I studied political science and criminal justice in college at Texas Christian University where I graduated magna cum laude with honors and distinction. I got my law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. I thought I was going to be Attorney General of the United States one day, but I’m so grateful that I’ve been able to allow my law degree to be an incubator for greater possibilities.

PASSION/WH AT MOTIVATES YOU:   + I’m most motivated by possibility and unlocking potential in others.  In my new book, Believe Bigger, I challenge readers to press past personal limits, to elevate thinking and to step out of the comfort zone to enter the glory zone. Seeing others experience more of what they’re hoping for - more love, heath, joy or wealth - is priceless.

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HOBBIES/INTERESTING FACT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU: + I was a competitive baton twirler growing up and competed at international competitions. Training is expensive and it was very rare to see other brown girls in the sport. Also, I’m legally blind in my left eye, so I had to work harder than most. But, I went on to be the featured twirler in college and also won the talent competition where I represented our nation’s capitol as Miss District of Columbia finishing 3rd Runner up at Miss America in 2001. 

A former sports attorney, Miss America finalist, and competitor on The Apprentice, Marshawn left a high-powered law firm and turned her passion for people into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. Appearing regularly on CNN, Fox Business, and ESPN, her clients range from Rolls Royce, HPE, Nike, Home Depot, and Ernst & Young to everyday dreamers seeking to find their voice and maximize their potential. Named Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by the Atlanta Business League, she is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, a Harry S. Truman scholar, and a former US Ambassador to the International Summit of Achievement in Dublin, Ireland. Marshawn is passionate about purpose, futurist thinking, manifestation, entrepreneurship, and traveling the globe with her husband Jack.   Join the movement at Marshawn.com and get the new book at BelieveBigger.com.  

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FAVORITE QUOTE: + It’s an original quote - “A woman’s place is anywhere God sends her.”

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CITY SCENE

GREATER NORTH ATLANTA CHAPTER OF JACK AND JILL

OF AMERICA PRESENTS

POLO AT THE PALISADES BENEFITTING CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA AND THE JACK AND JILL FOUNDATION, INC.

ARTICLE DR. LISA L. SMITH, MBA PHOTOGRAPHY (C) SUSAN ELIZABETH TALBOT

SINCE ITS INCEPTION, THE GREATER

Atlanta Regional Polo Center, 4563 Polo

enrichment programs for future leaders

NORTH ATLANTA CHAPTER (GNAC) OF

Lane, Atlanta, GA 30339. Over 500 members

between the ages of 2-19 through legislative

JACK AND JILL OF AMERICA, INC. has

of the professional community will gather in

advocacy, philanthropic, community-based

shown a commitment to promote leadership

support of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

programming and academic enrichment. In

development and academic achievement

and health disparities that affect the lives of

addition, the Jack and Jill of America

in the lives of children and families in the

children and their families, particularly those

Foundation, Inc., founded in 1968 was also

Atlanta metro area. As a continuation of

of disadvantaged economic status where

established to support causes and initiatives

those efforts, the chapter is excited to host

the financial impact from a health crisis is

that create a strong foundation for children

their upcoming chapter fundraiser, "Polo At

the greatest. Dr. Contessa McCalfe, Rodney

to reach their full potential.

the Palisades: The Atlanta Polo Classic" cur-

Harrison and Etan Thomas are slated to

rently scheduled for May 20, 1 p.m. -5:30

serve as speakers for the event.

p.m. which will include a polo match, VIP

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is a national

reception, live concert, Retail Village and

non-profit organization of mothers who

Tickets can be purchased at

Silent Auction. The event will be held at the

work to develop effective educational and

GNACSigEvents.com and Eventbrite.com.

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See the best roses in 65 categories

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Wolf Creek Amphitheater

at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and

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CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL

We are always accepting submissions

food booths, and craft vendors at

Central Park

for events you'd like to see included

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Atlanta Caribbean Carnival cele-

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May 2018 Issue of South Fulton Lifestyle

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May 2018 Issue of South Fulton Lifestyle