Saya Hillman is the head cheese behind Mac & Cheese Productions℠ , a company she founded by making lists. Through motivational resources, events and content, Saya aims to connect people and help them live more productive and fulfilling lives. Her two favorite Black creators are interior designer Carmeon Hamilton and side-hustle mentor Jessica L. Williams.
I came for her bold, non-cookie cutter interior design and her representation of color (decor and skin) in a field devoid of it, I stayed due to her glimpses into her life and lifestyle aesthetic. [On her website, you’ll find] home improvement inspiration but also how vulnerability and transparency exhibit strength and elevate others, how to create and communicate boundaries, how to celebrate success and self, and how to be a friend, parent and spouse. I knew she was a keeper when she mentioned that she too cooks with time-saving frozen veggies — there ain't no shame in that.
Jessica helps people who like working 9 to 5, but who also crave a side hustle. She provides resources, insight and encouragement that lets people know it's ok to entrepreneur part-time, and that work-life balance is attainable. Her newsletter is one of the few I allow and enjoy seeing in my inbox; it's the perfect blend of musing and links. I appreciate Jess' humanness as she lets us know she's still trying to figure life out along with the rest of us, and she's hands-down the best cheerleader you could have.