Celebrating Letting Go while Holding On

Celebrating Letting Go while Holding On

Reading Time: < 1 minuteBy Shannon Hooten, Strategic Director This month, I celebrate three whole years at MORTAR! I still feel absolutely blessed to have found this place. I have been challenged in more ways than I can count but in ways that have allowed me to...
the WOMEN of MORTAR – Kiaya Carter

the WOMEN of MORTAR – Kiaya Carter

Reading Time: 3 minutes Meet Kiaya Carter. Kiaya is the creative powerhouse and Chief Operator of I Am Kiaya, under her tutelage, lives a conceptual documentary-style photography company, Black woman-centered birth doula services, and a consulting business that...
the WOMEN of MORTAR – Katie Lindsay

the WOMEN of MORTAR – Katie Lindsay

Reading Time: < 1 minute   What was your experience like going through the MORTAR program? KL: Going through the MORTAR class was enlightening. Like the lightbulb went off. I had been catering but didn’t know what direction or what resources to use or how to...
the WOMEN of MORTAR – Erikka Gray

the WOMEN of MORTAR – Erikka Gray

Reading Time: 2 minutes Creativity is the center of Erikka Gray’s mission in creating District 78, a luxury scented candle and lifestyle brand based in Cincinnati, that also sells plants and other types of decor. When thinking of the motivation behind creating her...
Community

Community

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Allen Woods, MORTAR Executive DirectorIn recent years, I’ve grown to become more & more fond of jotting down my thoughts, goals, ideas, business concepts – everything. Some call it writing the vision to make it plain, others say...