Antoine Allen, better known as rapper and entrepreneur TweezDaSwaggyGod, grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where many people dream of “making it out.” Tweez recounts his humble beginnings in the city and explains with genuine gratitude how his passions — basketball and music — provided him a way out. In fact, the rapper first began his professional career as a collegiate basketball player at the University of Miami. He would go on to play around the world in a professional league, but he will never forget how his freshman year of college kickstarted his music career.
Matthew Wade describes himself as a positive person who likes to inspire people through music. While performing, he goes by the moniker My Silent Bravery. He’s written hundreds of songs, has 8 albums, and over 1,000 gigs. His musical journey began at the age of 18. Even though he was always fascinated by it, he couldn’t devote time to it because he actively played sports. It was only when a high school project came along that he got the chance to learn something he had always wanted.
Natalie Taste is a food and beverage social influencer. She is the founder of “YourInnerFatGirl.” Since the launch of “Yourinnerfatgirl,” she has made a name for herself with over thousands of followers and “Fat Girls.” Due to the success of “Your Inner Fat Girl,” Natalie has been featured on BuzzFeed and co-hosted local radio shows in the city. She has also been featured on many panel discussions regarding entrepreneurship and branding. Things aren’t slowing down for her. She is currently working on a few projects in NOLA and gearing for the creatives of the culture and food of NOLA.
Jeremy Melloul is a passionate individual looking to make a change by helping others become sober and share the journeys of other people, including himself. He is the founder of his own clothing brand MOLT. He is proud to be sober for 14 years.
Jarred Madison Frey is a thirty-two-year-old podcaster diagnosed with bipolar disorder at only eighteen years of age. He started his podcast broadcasting and shedding light on his journey with bipolar disorder, covering all its layers, with the purpose of letting even one person relate, feel seen, and think of themselves as less lonely on their journey with mental illness. Frey did not let bipolar disorder define him nor limit him in life, even with all the disadvantages that have come across him.
The earliest moments of the Hero Round Table began with Matt Langdon teaching character to kids at a YMCA in the early 2000s. Becoming a camp counselor was such an enjoyable experience that it became a routine part of Matt’s life for twelve years. It was an experience that “completely changed my life” according to him.
Foster Care Reform Advocate and Professional Track and Field Athlete Steven Benedict is an Olympic Qualifier and winner of prestigious invitationals nationwide. Steven Benedict’s path to success is all the more remarkable given his early abusive childhood with his biological parents forcing he and his brother to be placed in the Foster Care System. After spending some time in foster care, eventually he and his brother were adopted by wonderful parents, but then precipitously ended when his adopted parents both died prematurely.
Jay Jackson, aka Laganja Estranja, is a passionate individual who is never not busy as a choreographer, music artist, Cannabis advocate, LGBTQ+ icon and an overall queen! As a trans individual, she has truly learned more about herself through expression and her passions. After discovering her true self, she wants to help others by advocating trans rights and the expression of oneself. She was best known on television shows such as RuPaul’s Drag Race on season 6 as well as seasons 15 and 16 of “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Rohini Moradi is the face behind the Magic Inclined community. Her internal, investigative adventure led her to share her inner world with others through the Akashic records. Her purpose is to show how unique and special every individual is and to embrace it fully.