CLEO SPEAKS highlights holistic lifestyles this Saturday

Aisha 'Pinky' Cole of Slutty Vegan and Gessie Thompson of Hope Beyond Fibroids appear March 14

CLEO TV dives into candid conversations on healthy eating starting with black female founder, Aisha “Pinky” Cole, of the trend-setting restaurant Slutty Vegan, this Saturday, March 14 at 9 A.M. ET/8C followed by Author & Wellness Coach Gessie Thompson of Hope Beyond Fibroids, at 9:15 a.m. ET/8:15c.

The quality food vibes continue on JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ with fast, homemade restaurant alternatives and cocktails shared by R&B Singer Mumu Fresh and Social Activist, David Dennis at 12 p.m. est/ 11c.

Aisha “Pinky” Cole at 9 a.m. ET/8c

Aisha Pinky Cole Slutty VeganAisha “Pinky” Cole is making national headlines and single-handedly changing the way people think about fast-food with her provocative restaurant, Slutty Vegan. Since breaking ground in 2019, Slutty Vegan has attracted vegan and non-vegan fans alike, including former presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker, actors Taraji P. Henson, Will Smith and Tiffany Haddish. In this episode of CLEO SPEAKS, Pinky shares how being raised by a single mother in Baltimore helped ingrain a spirit of entrepreneurship in her at an early age. She also discusses how determination and unparalleled confidence led her back into the restaurant business after losing everything in a devastating fire at her first restaurant.


Gessie Thompson at 9:15 a.m. ET/8:15c

Gussie ThompsonAfter struggling with fibroids for 14 years and infertility for 10 years, Gessie Thompson finally had her miracle baby, Nia. A feature in Essence led to an unexpected connection with women facing a similar motherhood journey. Following a personal transformation Thompson release her best-selling book HOPE BEYOND FIBROIDS: Stories of Miracle Babies & the Journey to Motherhood. Known as Coach Gessie, a Nutrition & Health Coach, she co-founded the Hope Beyond Fibroids Elimination Program and The Detox. From diet to stress management, she teaches the lifestyle changes that can lead to our own miracles in health on the next segment of CLEO SPEAKS.



CLEO SPEAKS is produced by Ruby Red Inc., with Gina Holland and Martine Charles serving as Executive Producers. Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production for TV One; Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting; and Brigitte McCray is Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

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