I was immediately overwhelmed by all of Rachel’s accomplishments when I began writing her introduction. Not since my mother have I met a woman with hands in so many jars. A serial entrepreneur, pending novelist, loving nanny, seeker of knowledge, Anthropology studier, Social Justice activist, master of intention and lovely human being – Rachel defies the laws of time (I’m pretty sure her days run 4 hours longer than the rest of the population). I’ve known this adorable gem since our days attending YEPAW, a performing arts camp based in Akron, OH.
Though we weren’t close until her trip to New York last year (where she utilized her powers of intention to secure a home in the Big Apple), I couldn’t imagine my life without her constant positivity and humanness. Soaked in emotion and intelligence, Rachel is a strong Black woman that puts positive energy into a world that’s seriously lacking. I’m pretty sure we’ll be seeing Ms. Cargle rockin’ a lady pantsuit on national television within the next year.
Who are you really? Like, the inside gooey you?
Im a lover. Of the world, of the people in it, of the things the universe is created of, of the goodness that shows up every day, of possibility, of chance, of life. Im a lover.
What do you?
I'm an entrepreneurial activist.
What do you really do? Like, what are you passionate about?
I create. That's what I really do. I create businesses that are meaningful for both the employees and the clientele. I have also taken claim to the parts of me that create art, create works of writing, create positive spaces for women and that create good vibes in the life Im choosing to live.
I think my spirit animals are bird. Their colors, their freedom, their travel, their cultivation. I connect with all that.
In 10 years, where will we find you?
In ten years you'll find me living more deeply, more freely. I hope to be teaching to those who connect with my message and building upon the businesses that Im developing. Im betting on a cozy book filled apartment in Harlem, a puppy named Basil and a beautiful luggage set that gets used often.
How did you meet Lee Michael?
I met Lee back in my hometown of Ohio. I remember us having a special connection back then when we would run into each other over the summers at an arts camp but it was when she welcomed me warmly and loved me hard during my move to NYC that we got closer.
What pours out of Lee is authenticity and strength. You can't help but see that aura when you see her.
The one thing you absolutely cannot live without?
Connection. Im learning how deeply important that aspect of life is to me. To friends, to lovers, to earth, to family, to myself. Its a groundedness that I need these days.
One thing you want to leave behind in the world?
I just hope that my love grows here on earth. I hope to leave behind a garden of goodness that others can pick from as needed. I also want it to act as a place for others to plant thier seeds of goodness. Something that will flourish over and over into eternity.