Urbaanite Conversation: Creating Space For Your Vision, Activism + Self-Care

We caught up with Charlane Oliver for a follow up conversation about her work with The Equity Alliance. When we first chatted, Charlane was handling communications for Congressman Jim Cooper and stepping out on her vision in building The Equity Alliance. As she shares in our interview, “I remember having to step away from work to do the Urbaanite shoot (for Nashville’s Not Just Country) and then head right back to work.” Now, Charlane is the Co-Executive Director managing a team of over 18 people focused on positively impacting the Nashville community and lives of African Americans through voter awareness and community impact. Charlane spoke with us about the importance of creating space for your vision, activism, and self-care to flourish in Nashville and how she does it.

3 Things We Learned From Our Conversation w/ Charlane Oliver

  1. It is not enough to simply say what you will do. Actions speak louder than words.
  2. Setting boundaries with others and yourself is an essential component of self-care. The “do not disturb” function on your phone actually works!
  3. Everything that our lives touch is political. We cannot afford to not have a say in the issues that impact us the most.
  4. Do not rely on getting your news from Instagram and The Shade Room. Now that’s a word!

Urbaanite Conversations is a series giving our community a chance to know the faces behind the Urbaanite inspired businesses, staples and places in Nashville.

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