Category Archives: TheFunemployed

The Funemployed: Maria Moss

DCF: Who Are You? Maria Moss, Owner & Principal Consultant at Phoenix Leadership Solutions, LLC. Our goal is to work with companies to help support employee development through leadership and employee training sessions. We focus on building the workforce through strengthening … Continue reading

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The Funemployed: Dr. Ashley Elliott

DCF: Who Are You? Dr. Ashley Elliott. I’m the owner of Vivid Innovations Consulting, LLC. I am a mental health clinician, author, and motivational speaker. (DCF: Drop that wisdom on us!) DCF: Why do you love what you do? What … Continue reading

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Today in Black Fashion History: Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (1818-1907)

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born into slavery in 1818 in Virginia. As a talented dressmaker, Keckley gained a powerful network of supporters and was eventually able to buy her freedom from her St. Louis owners for $1200 (more than $30K … Continue reading

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Celebrating Black History through Fashion

Happy Black History Month! *Note from Morgan – Alex is a friend of DCFunemployment who is going to take on us a journey this black history month through fashion!! She will be popping in a few times this month to … Continue reading

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The Funemployed: Jihan Thompson of Swivel Beauty

DCFunemployment: So… Who Are You? Jihan Thompson, co-founder and CEO of Swivel Beauty, a new app that makes it easy for black women to find the right hairstylists for their hair type (natural, relaxed, braids, locs, etc). Prior to starting … Continue reading

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The Funemployed: Leslie Wong and Alexis Jenkins of Burgundy Fox

DCF: So… Who Are You? Leslie Wong and Alexis Jenkins are the co-founders of Burgundy Fox, an e-commerce brand on a mission to empower and celebrate all women. (DCF: Yasss to more of this in 2018!). After experiencing how uncomfortable … Continue reading

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The Funemployed: Cara Peterson

DCF: Who Are You? Cara Peterson, Badass Creative/The Effortless Perfection Myth, I am an artist and aspiring author. My art is mainly linoleum printmaking and collage, and my book is about the gender issues millennial women face while in college.

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The Funemployed: Riley Sheehey

DCF: Who Are You? Riley Sheehey, Make Things Co. (more than likely soon to be Riley Sheehey Illustration) (DCF: Both are great name!) Freelance watercolor artist/illustrator.

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The Funemployed: Michelle Breyer

DCF: Who Are You? Michelle Breyer, co-founder of NaturallyCurly.com. Named one of the 50 Most Influential People in the Multicultural Market by Women’s Wear Daily in 2015, Michelle Breyer is a visionary entrepreneur who, in 1998, took a personal frustration over … Continue reading

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The Funemployed: Rachel Rosenthal

DCF: Who Are You? Rachel Rosenthal, Founder/Owner of Rachel and Company. I’m a Bethesda-native, wife, and mom to identical twin girls. My business – Rachel and Company – is a professional organizing firm in the DC-metro area specializing in home … Continue reading

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