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Khiry White Dreamwarriors Interview

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Hey everyone, you guys are now tuning in to the weekly DreamWarriors blog exclusively at Stereotypeco.com’s website. Today’s forecast is cold as hell ! Nonetheless still gotta get things done and announce our weekly featured Dreamwarrior. This man today is a young father, works hard, supports others and is working on some great big things. His thoughts and opinions are highly respected. Everyone please help me welcome Khiry White, who is a local Staten Islander.

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Jess:Thanks for joining us.. How are you?

Khiry: Thank you Jess for having me, a true honor.

Jess: Any dreams you’d would like to share?

Khiry: I would like to get to a level where I can become an employer and assist people with accomplishing their dreams.

Jess: What is a DreamWarrior?

Khiry: A DreamWarrior is someone with unbreakable persistence and contagious vision with the know how to execute.

Jess: Wow...that’s probably the best answer I’ve heard yet, very precise. Sometimes our executions may not be the most cleanest or in other words may not go as planned. But...speaking of that

When was there a time that things didn’t go as planned or some speed bump popped up in your life?

Khiry: Fatherhood. It’s a huge experience and game changer. I learn about myself and what I’m willing and able to do to improve myself as a father.

Jess: Any advice for the guys out there?

Khiry: You have to listen ALOT.. There’s a lot of pressure and learning but listening is important and especially learning who to listen to.

Jess: You ain’t lying ha.. remembering when my daughter was younger, not knowing so you value people that in your mind is seen as “experienced”. They help and can maybe assist in giving you an idea of how things will be or “should” be; you’ll learn from your own experiences to formulate your decisions.

Any lessons learned?

Khiry: The lesson to me, is try to remain balanced, not too rigid with things. Flexibility and openness to try new things are important.

Jess: yea a whole bunch of new things will come your way becoming a parent.. on a different note

What is something you’d like to enjoy yourself or become a part of?

Khiry: I’d like to learn about business developing, application development but to do that I need to work on my self confidence and put myself out there more.   

Jess: a bit networking and making connections ? 

Khiry: yes that’s a part of it...but more in consistency. In order to progress steadily, your consistency has to be steady as well.

Jess: What makes you to continue to go after your dreams?

Khiry: I’m pushed by fear currently, unfortunately. I want to evolve past that but right now I just have standards for myself.

Well folks there you have it, interview with Mr. Khiry White. Thanks again for you having to take the time out of your schedule. Good luck with everything, guys the link will be in my bio under #DREAMWARRIORS blog. You can always get updates on the website Stereotypeco.com, their Instagram stereotypeco and as well as mine jessie5_world. Peace and love guys.

Khiry: thanks for having me

Jahtiek Long Dream Warriors Interview

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Written by Jessie C

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Wassuppp guys, welcome on this chilly day. I know it’s harder to get up out of bed, it’s all comfortable and warm. We all have lots to do and achieve, if you don’t; change that ASAP ! I’m here each and every Wednesday, last week was Halloween. I know everyone is still eating left over candy , ha but let’s get down to business. This week is featuring a Dream Warrior for sure, busy busy man. One of Staten Islands native and involved in bettering the community. Puts himself out there to help others in having an outlet for their chance to express themselves. Artistic in more than one way, let’s welcome none other than Mr. Jahtiek Long. 

Hello sir, thank you for your time 

Thanks Jess for having me

Interesting how we Jah and I met.

Oh boy, nah dope vibes...dope vibes.

So I met Jah while I was waitressing at this bar/restaurant down in Stapleton and Jah was walking by and he stop in and in his hands there were cd cases, designed with beautiful art, one project he was working on, and Jah was selling his poetry for like $1. My bosses were a**holes and told me to tell this person (Jah) to leave, I decided to buy a poem with my tips.

After that our lives seemed to pass each other, either events that we were both at or things we were participating in.


Yeah Jess you are super dope


Thank you, and we are both fiery Aries’, we are a grand ole time.

Any dreams you have already accomplished and any currently you are going after?

One of my dreams was to show my art work in Snug harbor and I got to not only do that but put on a entire show featuring 26 other people ! Currently I'm working on traveling more, just got back from Arizona.


How was it? 


It was life changing and so much fun too.


Any dreams you’d would like to share?

I have a lot of dreams so the list could go on forever honestly, but I'd say my top 3 are to:

•Make a stable living off of my passions

•Support in creating more public art on Staten Island

•One day getting a Staten Island ferry named after me.


Wow those dreams are pretty amazing , the Staten Island ferry I can definitely picture your name on it. Super dope.


Do you feel you are considered a strong individual?

I feel that I am a very strong person, I've been through a lot of uphill battles. I’ve always made sure I come out on top and when it seems like times are dark I look for the strength within. I know that if its an obstacle for now it can only make me stronger when I conquer it!

Amen, to that! I feel that’s why there’s a difference between the DreamWarriors and non DreamWarriors. We have to push through all tribulations. Sometimes I just smile and look up when something else pops up in my life as a “speed bump”

Yup, you ain’t lying.

So, do you feel a DreamWarrior is based on fighting for 1 dream or multiple dreams?

For me personally I feel like a Dreamwarrior is based on fighting for multipe dreams not just your own but inspiring others to chase their dreams as well.


Well said.


Can you mention an experience that turned into a major turning point and became an obstacle? Maybe leaving you to make a hard decision?

A major turning point that turned into an obstacle was moving out of my parents house. It definitely wasn't easy and I had to make a choice of whether it was worth it to continue living somewhere were I felt like I wasn't challenging myself.


Comfortableness is a drug I’m telling you. Once you get to that point it’s very difficult to challenge or grow as a person.

What is some advice you would give someone facing that challenge?


I would say keep your head up , stay positive, only stay around people who are inspiring, and keep working hard till you reach your goal.


From that experience was there a lesson learned or some gain of knowledge taken from that?


I definitely learned a lot from that experience my biggest take away, was that you definitely should create stability if possible when making major life changes. Don’t be afraid to take risk for something more aligned to your vision even if it seems scary at first because its different. I also learned that its okay to ask for support and that the real ones that love you will always have your back in some way or form.


Truth spoken for sure.

Finally


What are some things you’d like to partake in?


I’d like to paratake in creating art, music, and being involved in supporting the cultivation of Staten Island creative culture. One of my favorite things to do is to play my ukulele on a nice breezy day by the water during sunset, its very calming and relaxing.


Definitely something I would be down with, I love my trips to the beach or even just at the park. Just appreciating everything and  self talks, we all need some breathers and calm walks.


Well Jah, thank you for you time and all your answers were all truly amazing and genuine. We will be here next week guys, featuring another DreamWarrior and be sure to follow the weeks at Stereotypeco.com.

My name is Jessica and my Instagram is jessie5_world and I definitely have the link in my bio. I just posted today some dope things from Jah’s page, his Instagram is 

@Mikediexverse, thanks Jess for having me.

No problem and we are out!!!!

Peace and Love

Gavin Peguero Dream Warriors Interview

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This is our third week in the month of October. The Dream Warriors I have been interviewing are incorporated by Cancer. This week will feature someone that’s from Staten Island. He’s moved back and forth from states such as Florida, New York and North Carolina at least 2 x each. Been out of the country several times. Some of you guys know him, Gavin Peguero.

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Dream Warriors Interview with Zely Santos

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Zely Santos

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Interview by Jessie C

Hey guys I know this week I haven’t given a sneak peak. I was interested in this person and her journey and had to hear more about it. As you know last week I mentioned special contribution this month of October. It’s breast cancer awareness and the second Wednesday in October we will continue strong. Strong women we need to show support and appreciation. Remember every week you can catch us at the website Stereotypeco.com and also link in my bio under DreamWarriors blog. She hails on the east coast but in the south region, we are talking about the sunshine state of Florida. Zely Santos, 52 years young, thank you for taking your time out today. Let’s start from the very top.


What do you consider a Dreamwarrior?

I feel this is someone that fights and works hard to make their dreams come true. 


Any dreams you’d like to share?

I’m a Beachbody Coach and I dream of having a team of survivors that are thriving living a healthier life.

That sounds amazing and very commendable.

This is what caught my eye about your Instagram page


Can you mention a certain point in your life that became a huge obstacle? 

My divorce of my first marriage was a huge experience in my life and it became an obstacle because I was not moving on.  I was holding on to anger and resentment.  But the day I decided to give it all to God my life changed for the better. 


Breakups are definitely hard and letting go is even harder in my opinion.


Do you consider yourself a strong person?

I feel I am a strong individual.  I have gone thru breast cancer, double mastectomy, chemo, radiation, total hysterectomy.  Was a grueling year of my life but I made it and I feel this experience made me even stronger.

Do you have any advice to offer anyone through out either a divorce or breast cancer?

Trust the lord with all your heart, he will get you through everything.

And, what was it like when you found out ?

It was definitely a roller coaster of emotions. I played my whole life over in my mind til the end and all I thought of was my children. They needed me.

It’s very tough, especially for a mother to make health decisions. Not just about you anymore.

What made your final decision to go through with it?

I didn’t want any reoccurrences

What makes you continue strong current day ?

My experiences, they’ve taught me to live one day at a time, do the things that make you happy and follow your dreams.  I may not make all my dreams come true but I am sure heck going to try.  

Wow such strength, I want to thank you again for your time Zely.

Thank you for having me.

That sums it up guys on this Wednesday October 10, 2018. Thanks for tuning in, be sure to check my link for any updates and same place same time next week.