Please introduce yourself. What do you do? Why? What do you want people to know about you?
I am a radio host and media personality for the talk show Let Me Tell Ya With Lady T on Power 98.5 Satellite Radio where I talk about health and wealth. I’m also a recently graduated Holistic Nutritionist that loves to educate the masses about health and nutrition.
I also cook and eat plant-based/vegan and recently started a traveling vegan series where I go to different cities and explore their vegan scene (Los Angeles was the first city). I also grow fruits, veggies, and herbs which is where I got The Farming Nutritionist from.
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
This is going to sound strange but I’m more of the natural route. And what I mean by that is… most, if not all, (black) women in the media industry tend to put on make up, wigs, etc. I don’t. I’m all natural. Yes, I’ll put on make up for a photo shoot or something. But many do not come as their natural selves. And I’m a person that eats vegan, but I don’t consider myself a vegan. So I don’t judge others that don’t eat the lifestyle.
I’m highly passionate about what I do in all aspects. Educating people about health and nutrition is my calling due to a medical issue I had in the past that the doctors didn’t help me with. So I was forced to go the holistic route. The Traveling Vegan is a fun part of being the Holistic Nutritionist.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you’re doing what you were born to do.
I went through my medical issue(s) for a reason. It caused me to have to research everything I could to figure out my condition and how to treat it. There is no blueprint for what I went through and how to naturally heal it. Doing so led me to going to school to become a Holistic Nutritionist so that I learn how to properly educate the masses.
What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve had to go through and how did you grow through it?
The biggest challenge so far has been the frustration of seeing loved ones suffer through various medical situations and feeling powerless to help them because they refuse to listen. However, over time I realized that the best way to help people around me is by moving to the beat of my own drum. Eventually, people will dance with me. I have found way more success being the example instead of just telling people.
Many have expressed to me how they low-key watch my progress or see what I’m doing (on social media) and become inspired to where they started to watch what they eat or start following advice. So as a result, I started posting more videos and more material on my social media pages and website(s) so that people can living a healthier lifestyle can be done.
Who are the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could elevate your career or business?
Mya (the singer), Gabrielle Reyes (onegreatvegan), and Tia Mowry (the actress).
Mya and Gabrielle because they’re vegans and I love their (social media) personalities. Tia Mowry is just because I’ve been a fan of hers growing up and I love her.
Drop your social media links.
Personal IG: https://www.instagram.com/lady_terrelyah/
Nutritionist IG: https://www.instagram.com/thefarmingnutritionist/