Jakia Cheatham - Myles is a Scoliosis Advocate, 4x Author, speaker, and purpose pusher for women in business. Jakia uses her calling to encourage and uplift women while teaching the art of collaboration among women entrepreneurs. Jakia founded Pretty Women Hustle Network with 600 female entrepreneurs online which grew rapidly and branched off into the Pretty Women Hustle platform which includes a magazine, online blog, podcast, and directory for women in business. Jakia is grateful for the opportunity to highlight and promote women doing extraordinary things in business and in faith through Pretty Women Hustle. Learn. more about this awesome fellow publisher below.
Fancy: Please tell us a little bit about where you are from?
Jakia: I am from Clarksville, TN about 45 Minutes from Nashville (Country Music Capital) . Clarksville is a small city with big-city ambition. Some of the most talented entrepreneurs and creatives come from our city. If you are ever looking for the big city feel with a mix of southern hospitality, Clarksville is the place for you.
Fancy: Pretty Women Hustle started out as Pretty Women Network. What did the network consist of?
Jakia: Pretty Women Hustle Network is a community dedicated to aspiring entrepreneurs and creatives. We are relaunching our directory which will allow our network to serve as a go-to for finding what you need that is owned specifically by women in business.
Fancy: So what was it that inspired you to take the next step and publish a magazine and blog?
Jakia: We needed a space for WOMEN by WOMEN. Our platform is built with our foundation being Pretty Women Hustle online. We feature women from every area of life doing extraordinary things. Pretty Women Hustle Magazine specifically features women in business and upcoming authors.
Fancy: Tell us more about Pretty Women Hustle.
Jakia: Pretty Women Hustle is the platform with EVERY businesswoman in mind.
We are dedicated to promoting and highlighting women doing extraordinary things in business and faith. We aim to serve as your go-to for finding out who is excelling in life and business.
We feature women-owned businesses from all walks of life. We do this by providing a platform that includes an online blog, monthly publication in digital and print, directory for women in business, and a podcast.
Fancy: What type of woman is Pretty Women Hustle for?
Jakia: Pretty Woman Hustle is for the everyday creative going after her dreams. If you are a woman going all-in for your passion and purpose we want to share your story.
Fancy: What do you enjoy most about your work?
Jakia: I enjoy being able to share so many amazing stories. The amount of creativity and passion that women we feature possess is literally incredible. To be able to create a platform that shares these stories with the world is truly a blessing.
Fancy: Why do you find it important to share the stories of women?
Jakia: I believe sharing stories of female creatives is necessary, when society thinks of the word HUSTLE instantly they associate it with men. I want to highlight the women in the world who hustle just as hard as every man in the world. A lot of us are balancing a family, multiple jobs, and ministries while going after our dreams. We are strong and resilient and I want to share that with everyone.
Fancy: I see that you are also a Scoliosis advocate. Do you suffer from Scoliosis? What inspired your advocacy?
Jakia: I was diagnosed with Scoliosis when I was in elementary school, back then it wasn’t as common as it is now and we didn’t know the need to treat the condition. Fast forward to high school my curve progressed to the point where surgery was my only option and in the end, I ended up having to have 4 surgeries total and I still live with several complications to this day.
Scoliosis affects 6-9 million people in the United States and I want to do my part by educating and bringing awareness to this lifelong condition.
Fancy: How would you describe your swagher? What makes Jakia, Jakia?
Jakia: My Swagher is my passion and dedication to my purpose and pushing other women to walk freely in their God-given gifts.
Fancy: What does it mean to you to be a Black woman in business?
Jakia: Being a Black woman in business is an honor. It’s a joy to create a platform that is built by a strong Black woman that was influenced by other strong Black women. Being a Black woman in business is being pretty and Black-owned.
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Francheska “Fancy” Felder is a quiet Southern, media mogul in the making. In 2010, she launched SwagHer Magazine, an empowerment and lifestyle publication for the progressive Black community.
Fancy’s passion for all things creative combined with her love for writing, Black culture, and business guided her to also offer her public relations, creative, and branding services, making the magazine more of a media boutique having its own subscription clients as well as advertisers, hence why the name changed to SwagHer Magazine & Media.
SwagHer Magazine uses positive media and storytelling to create new narratives and mindsets around Black people, their communities, and the businesses and organizations they lead. Fancy executes campaigns for Black women-led businesses, coaches, authors, and girl bosses so that they receive more visibility and establish themselves as an authority.
The Mississippi native is also one half of Theories & Thoughts Podcast, a discussion-driven show that tackles Black issues and taboo subjects with a kitchen table talk feel, which she hosts with Arnya T.M. Davis. The two also co-produce and host Theories & Thoughts Deep Dive, a millennial talk show.
The former teen mom graduated from Southwest Mississippi Community College with her associate’s in marketing management and studied mass communications with a focus in public relations from Southern University A&M College.