What a whirlwind 2019 has been! So many beautiful things transpired for me personally and for that, I’m so very grateful. My babies are healthy and happy, business is booming, my friendships are solid and I’m all good. What more could a woman ask for?
Of course, a highlight of this year was the debut of my new podcast, Speakeasy with Denene. Each episode features a password into the culture and we dissect all the many ways that word intersects with different facets of the African American experience. Featured passwords included Love, Beauty, Fly, Black and Flower.
To celebrate the success of the show and the end of the year—wait, decade!—I’ve made a list of my favorite things that relate to the passwords of past episodes, as well as the password for an episode that debuts at the top of the year: Freedom.