March 1-29
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21: Rocking Your Crown as You Pursue Multiple Passions with April Preyar

Black hair (whether in kinks, curls, or Afro) is too unique NOT to be loved. And while most women get their hair permed from age 5/6, some continue to relax it for decades for various reasons, ranging from job security to upward economic mobility. A majority of them are unaware that by doing so, they double their risk of developing endometriosis, fibroids, and ovarian cancer. 

In today’s episode, Kathleen is joined by April Preyar, a Criminal Defense Attorney, legal educator, professional speaker, board game designer, and author of six books. She is the creator of JustUs Junkie, and her original board game, Trials & Triumph. April is at the forefront of a Mass Tort Lawsuit that will be the largest of its kind involving Black women victims in U.S. history. 

Tune in as Kathleen and April speak about:

  • How the death of her mom was a springboard to her passion and how she kept her world rotating
  • The inspiration behind her board game 
  • Why coaches’ courses should be an  investment for you
  • How April is pursuing multiple tasks
  • How she got involved with the mass tort lawsuit
  • How to deal with the fear of failures
  • The discrimination against Black women based on their hair
  • The link between hair relaxers and fibroids, endometriosis, and ovarian cancer
  • Golden nuggets to anyone contemplating a big change 

.. .and so much more! 

To connect with April:

LinkedIn: April Preyar


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To Get Your JustUS Junkie Board Game: 

To connect with Kathleen:



FB: drkathleenyoung. coaching

IG: drkathleenyoung. coaching


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