MProper Mimi

MProper Mimi

Empowering Women at Home, Work and Play. This podcast focuses on the stories of success and challenges for women of color. Host, Mimi Jacks is a Passionate about helping women share their stories and encouraging others to live their best lives! We chat about empowering women, entrepreneurship & all things Diversity and Inclusion. I've got questions! Sometimes improper. Let's Talk!


October 3, 2022 39 min

MProper Mimi has been MIA but don't you worry! Mimi Jacks has been eating very well. Tune in and catch up with your host of the MProper Mimi show, Mimi Jacks as she chops it up with the multi-talented culinary experts and chefs that make up SPAD Catering. Shyam, Ashley, Stewart and Tionna. It was so much fun to chat with the crew about how they each started their journey and love of cooking, the ins and outs of leadership and f...

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MProper Mimi host Mimi Jacks is joined by Courtney Williams, founder of The Brown Bike Girl as they talk about the importance of cycling safety and biking advocacy consulting. Whether you cycle or not, we provide a fun glimpse into the concerns of bike safety in the city, how to influence change and train up others as well as the intersectionality of cycling and health and government in our communities.

You can find Courtney everyw...

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"Hey Sis, Are You Ok?" might be a phase you have heard before or even used amongst your friends and family. During this episode of MProper Mimi, our host Mimi Jacks is chopping it up with Kim Moore of Black Woman Be Whole about a new mental health workbook "Hey Sis, Are You Okay?" designed to help prioritize your menatl health. We are out here talking about ways that we want to help women heal and be whole and of co...

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Usually on MProper Mimi when we talk about knowing your triggers it has to do with dealing with trauma. Not this time! For this episode “knowing your triggers” we are referring to those things that make our allergies and/or asthma flare up. I was able to speak with an allergy specialist, Dr. Lakiea Wright to have an important conversation about her journey to becoming a specialist in the field of allergies. Other topics also includ...

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April 4, 2022 35 min

Have you ever experienced a setback or learned a valuable lesson through trial and error that you wished you could share with others so that they would never have to go through what you have been through? Or sometimes the stories we decide to share with those around us are to connect with them through similar adversities. Our guest this week on MProper Mimi is Stephanie Smith and she and Mimi Jacks talk alot about why we share our ...

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Have you ever thought about how the software programs or apps we use everyday to make our lives easier take into account diversity and inclusion in who they are made for or even the designers behind the scenes making them for us? Well this has been an MProper thought our host Mimi Jacks thinks about a lot when considering how to increase the number of women of color in Technology on all levels and interactions. Our special guest Sh...

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March 12, 2022 55 min

Welcome to the first MProper Mimi episode of Season Three!! What better way to kick it off than to talk to two podcast mavens about using their platform to empower women. Listen as MProper Mimi host Mimi Jacks and Unique, the host of Becoming Unique interview each other to share with you how they came to a point in their lives of being true to themselves. Join us as we talk about self limiting beliefs and how acknowledging that we ...

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November 9, 2021 55 min

S2 Ep 14: MProper Musings - Catching up with Cyren Young

Shout out to MProper Mimi co-producer Cyren Young for joining MProper Musings where we talk about about the thoughts we've had for the previous week. This week you get a little behind the scenes peek at just a few of the items we talk about and opinions we share before during and after working on new MProper Mimi episodes. 

I really want to encourage YOU the listeners to ...

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S2 Ep 13: MProper Musings - Ctaching up with Mimi Jacks.

A special thank you to all the listners for checking in on MProper Mimi. I figured I would give you a little update and info on the carrying ons of what our host Mimi Jacks has been up to. From dancing on the edge of circles to jumping on a plane to go to Portugal.

0:00 Welcome

0:30 An Extremely busy Mimi

2:04 My 2nd Job For the culture - Black is Tech

5:20: Clip from Overcom...

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S2 Ep12 Part 2: Watch her Win, New York - Entrepreneurship Pros, Cons and Everything in Between (Part 2). MProper Mimi partnered with Watch Her Win New York President and Founder Obioma Richardson to do a live podcast recording in Chicago, IL. This event was a wonderful hybrid blend of six (6) powerful panelist speakers each sharing their own stories, tips and tricks to being successful entrepreneurs. The virtual portion of the web...

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S2 Ep12 Part 1: Watch her Win, New York - Entrepreneurship Pros, Cons and Everything in Between (Part 1). I just have to say wow! Mproper Mimi partnered with Watch Her Win New York President and Founder Obioma Richardson to do a live podcast recording in Chicago, IL. This event was a wonderful hybrid blend of six (6) powerful panelist speakers each sharing their own stories, tips and tricks to being successful entrepreneurs. The vi...
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July 5, 2021 30 min

S2 Ep11: It's officially Summer! Queue the beach, bikes and brunches...but wait what if you are not ready to jump back into the social scene just yet? Perhaps you have a lil anxiety about re-entering the world from your safe pandemic bubble. Whether it's home, work or play - join Mimi Jacks and Esther Boykin, LMFT of Group Therapy Associates, LLC as they chat about how to overcome some of that post pandemic anxiety! Be sure...

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S2 Ep10: MProper Mimi is joined by the dynamic duo Caz and Fab Fox from the Caz and Fab show! Be sure to subscribe and like them their Caz and Fab channel for more fun conversations.   We had us a good ole time talking about how we feel about re-entering the world now that things are starting to open up again. From dating to Broadway to women leaving the workforce, Mimi Caz and Fab had a blast cutting up. We invite you to join the ...

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June 7, 2021 45 min

MProper Mimi and Melanie chat together about the good ole days of biking together in Boston. Tune in as these ladies have stories for days on how to stay safe finding people to ride with, building endurance and eating during rides!  

Be sure to follow Melanie on Twitter @melaniemorristv  

Listen to MProper Mimi wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts like Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Castbox, Breaker, iHea...

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May 24, 2021 55 min

S2 Ep8: We know a lot goes down in the salon when the ladies are getting their hair done. Join MProper Mimi and stylist Alysha with our sister Obioma as we chat about life, entrepreneurship, parenthood and the new Universal Hip Hop museum. We go from cutting up about hot girl vs. warm girl summer to serious convo about entrepreneurship and education. It's always a therapeutic good time in the salon. Be sure to listen like and s...

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S2Ep7: Sometimes I amazed at how without even trying the topics that we discuss on MProper Mimi in one way or another often seem to intersect. This reminds me of a quote by Audre Lorde - "There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives." Looking at the issues we have talked about with our Mproper Mimi guests as Black and Latinx women and people we can see how one issue overlaps wi...

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S2Ep6: We are celebrating 420 today especially as New York State just recently legalized recreational marijuana!. What better way to celebrate and relax with all of your closest podcast friends than to hold a yoga and smoke session together! So tune in as Mproper Mimi is joined by Azi the Artist, Cyren Young and friends for a 2nd year of 420 shenanigans. Azi is a singer, songwriter, yogi, dancer and woman extraordinaire! Be sure to...

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April 5, 2021 39 min

S2Ep5: What do you know about Sex Work? Do you know what BDSM is? How about the differences between Kink and Fetish? Well join MProper Mimi today as she chats with Kristina aka The Bruja Pussy about the fun of BDSM, some of the inequalities in Sex Work representation and the compassion and empathy Kristina brings to the art. She is not only a fetish model and performer but we are going to throw speaker and teacher up on the list of...

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March 22, 2021 36 min

S2Ep4: Do you ever get a twinge of doubt that you are not capable of doing your job? That you don't deserve to be in that relationship? That no one else doing this looks like you and maybe you shouldn't be doing it either? That my friends if what some people call imposter syndrome. It may come and go or it may stick around for a while and have you in a funk. Well, in today's episode, MProper Mimi sits down with her frie...

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March 8, 2021 32 min

S2Ep3: If you are like most people you have at some point during your life experienced some form of trauma. In this episode of MProper Mimi we are not just talking about trauma but also how to move through it. Our guest Kristie Tobias, author of Fearlessly Made You, helps us to understand what PTSD is and what are some underlying causes. Mimi Jacks and Kristie chat about not letting fear define you as well as some key points from K...

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