We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffany Heard and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tiffany, how do you think about risk?
It is rare that you advance while being comfortable. uncomfortable situations can cause growth. It is important to take risks in your career, entrepreneurial business and personal life. If you don’t take the leap and try something new, you may never know what the outcome will be. Although I listen to people’s advice about certain topics, I believe in creating my own experiences.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My educational background is in Social Work and my ultimate goal is to be an International Social Worker! I want to travel the world while helping under-deserved communities.

I am very passionate about traveling and plan to visit all 7 continents. Many people often ask travel related questions. As a result, I began to create travel content and write on a blog. On the website, I discuss places to go, things to see and new activities to explore.

My family and friends expressed interest in traveling to the Motherland. Before the pandemic, I was able to organize and take a small group trip to Ghana. This trip was special because I had the opportunity to guide other African Americans back “home” to Africa. I plan to do more trips in the future, so be sure to follow me on social media for updates.

I have officially published an adult coloring and activity book called Hues of Africa: Journey Between the Lines. The book explores different countries in Africa through beautiful illustrations and engaging educational activities. I hope that it inspires people to take a trip to the motherland.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When my friends come to visit, our first stop is Hollywood, Ca. We capture Instagram-worthy photos of the Stars on the ground, hike to the famous Hollywood sign and visit attractions such as the Wax Museum, Ripley’s Believe or Not, and Chinese Theatre. Make sure to eat at the Hard Rock Café for lunch and visit Ghirardelli’s chocolate for a scoop of ice cream.

I love to support black owned businesses. In Leimert Park there are many shops and great restaurants in the area. The best day to visit is on Sunday’s as the community comes together for fellowship, drum circles and much more.

In remembrance of Nipsey Hussle, vist The Marathon Clothing Store for a mural photo opportunity.

Don’t forget to eat at popular restaurants such as Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, Dulan’s Soul Food etc.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shoutout to my support system from around the world! If you have ever read a blog post, watched a YouTube video, shared my content, bought a product, joined a trip, listened to Facebook live, wrote a thoughtful comment or encouraged me to keep going, I appreciate you.

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