Black Businesses Matter

“Most of all people are afraid of themselves ” Says Empress

October 10, 2022 Larvetta Loftin Season 3 Episode 32
Black Businesses Matter
“Most of all people are afraid of themselves ” Says Empress
Show Notes

Episode # 32

Guest Name: Empress

Guest Business: Third Eye Soul Kitchen

Summary Style


In this episode of Black Businesses Matter, I talk with Empress Xia Nei, the Executive Chef, and owner of Third Eye Soul Kitchen. She is also the creator of Oakland Fungi. Empress tells the story of how Third Eye Soul Kitchen was conceived through this need to strengthen her relationship with the earth through food. She speaks to the importance of speaking life into everything you consume so that life is poured back into you. 

Empress emphasizes the importance of fungi and how utilizing this plant aids her in cleansing herself and re-adjusting her thought process while she is on this journey of self-discovery. 

If you are interested in learning more about your relationship with the earth and the things you consume, this is the episode for you. 


  1. How was her relationship with her family?
  2. How to strengthen your connection with the earth.
  3. How can the food you eat impact your relationships?
  4. How to build your relationship with the soil.
  5. Why do black businesses matter? 
  6. What brings Empress joy? 

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