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pauleanna reid 1One of the things I’m most passionate about is seeing young, driven black women who are determined to succeed; particularly those with Caribbean roots, like the young lady featured in this post. When I read Pauleanna Reid’s bio and found out she has never consumed alcohol and only sleeps 4-5 hours a night, I knew instantly that this young lady doesn’t play; she is serious about her grind.

Reid, whose first name means “excessively optimistic,” has certainly lived up to her name, since she managed to see a silver lining even in the darkest moments of her life. At just 27 years young, she possesses a resume that trumps that of some media professionals twice her age; at 19, she co-founded the company “La’Brown Styles” with business partner and friend Bianca Brown. At age 26, she published her first fictional novel “Everything I Couldn’t Tell My Mother,” which quickly became an Amazon best seller.