Today, Naly Rice performed her original poem, “The Grind,” on the popular podcast, A Moment of Your Time through CurtCo Media to kick-off Women’s History Month 2021. The poem was written by the Entrepreneur, Writer, and Keynote Speaker in 2020 and originally appeared on her official Instagram page’s poetry series.
Listen to Naly Rice’s performance here: https://www.curtco.com/amoyt-246-naly-rice
The poem has been reissued with an image for others to share online below. Naly also provided a conversational statement about the inspiration for writing the piece during the COVID-19 pandemic and her overall mission of inspiring, motivating, and empowering more women and minorities to chase their American Dreams.
The official episode information that appeared on A Moment of Your Time’s podcast is copied below here for your convenience:
About Naly Rice:
Naly Rice is a tech marketing entrepreneur, writer, and keynote speaker based in the DC metro area. Her business keynote speeches to motivate women and minorities have now translated into poetry with her Notes by Naly series on Instagram. Her unique background as a first-generation Hmong American, her rise from tech startup worker to a full-blown B2B technology marketing company founder, and her willingness to open up about the trials and tribulations, are inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs who are living life on their own terms and building businesses through COVID.
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A Statement from Naly:
“When COVID started, I had to change gears as a keynote speaker. Throughout the pandemic, I’ve had a lot of pent up creative energy and it turned into a lot more poetry and writing instead of speaking. I wrote this autobiographical piece from my experience working in technology and being a female founder. Once you get there, you realize that it’s not what you think, and working in marketing/branding jaded me to a certain extent with shopping and attaining items that society may consider “successful.” After all of it, I realized that I was still just chasing my dream, and money, handbags, or jewelry wasn’t enough of a motivation to keep me going on the grind. I had to dig deep and stay true to my morals and integrity through it all but it’s worth it in the end.”Naly Rice, Tech Entrepreneur, Writer, and Keynote Speaker
Created during a time of quarantine in the global Coronavirus pandemic, A Moment Of Your Time’s mission is to provide a space for expression, collaboration, community and solidarity. In this time of isolation, we may have to be apart but let’s create together.
Concept by Jenny Curtis
Theme music by Chris Porter
Edited by Darra Stone
To listen to A Moment Of Your Time, follow this link: https://omny.fm/shows/a-moment-of-your-time/246-the-grind-by-naly-rice