Downtown Lesli Brown: Do You Know What It Means To Be From New Orleans
Power 102.9FM Radio Personality Exclusive Interview with Data News Weekly
Edwin Buggage | 5/10/2017, 9:59 p.m.
The Story Behind the Glory and Dedicated to Giving Back
She has not only conquered the world of radio; she is also doing commercials, hosting red carpet events, doing motivational speaking and many other things extending her brand. In her life where she has undoubtedly overcome obstacles to become successful, but today many only see the glory but there is a story of the grind that’s behind the shine. Never forgetting her journey Lesli is dedicated to giving back with the iChoose Project. This project is a campaign developed by Brown to empower people from different walks of life to inspire them to reach higher. This is something that is aligned with her meaning and purpose in life. “I wake up and my life’s meaning and purpose changes from day to day and I feel it should evolve as you face new situations and challenges in life. Also, when it comes to my life and how I live it I’ve always tried to be real. And I would also like to say to people in life you can only get out of it what you put into it. So, to be a success you must have a vision, goals and a plan to get to your destination.”
Making things better in the 5-0-4 Ever
While she is a diehard 5-0-4, she says that people must expand their horizons and not be afraid to grow. When speaking of what she would say to inspire people to greatness she says, “First thing that comes to my mind if you want to grow is don’t be afraid to leave this City. This City has a way of trapping some into many of the negative aspects of it.” Conversely, she says, “You can flourish here, but you have to stop trying to impress the streets and do what’s right for you.”
She says speaking of Hurricane Katrina, its aftermath and its effects on the people of New Orleans many who have never traveled far outside the City. “I find that after Katrina some people had a chance to start anew and be their true genuine self. For me I couldn’t wait to come back, I am here and my twang is what makes me who I am, I became successful because I had to stop being scared and not bound and gagged by being in New Orleans and things begin happening for me making me my best self and I try to share that with my audience so they can be the best person for themselves wherever they are and we as people from New Orleans can all benefit from that.”