LISTEN UP! The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show: Episode 13 with Marquita Smith


We’re rolling out a new episode of The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show! Each week, our podcast--hosted by PGS founder Aeshia DeVore Branch--highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles to reach their goals.

Marquita Smith, author of the book P.S. Pray the Same for Me, blogger, and creator of How I Grew Today, is chatting it up with PGS founder Aeshia DeVore Branch in the latest edition of our podcast. Smith spent the early part of her career working in the entertainment industry, for influential Brands and Artists, such as Reebok, S. Carter Enterprises (Jay-Z) and Roc Nation. In 2011, she stepped away to do some soul searching and to answer her true calling of being a writer.

During this personal conversation amongst friends, Marquita shares the hacks that help her manage her life as a mom and entrepreneur, the daily routines that keep her physically and mentally strong, and how she overcame her battle with bulimia. Take a listen below!




On what PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT means to her:

"Pretty girls take care of themselves physically and emotionally. We sweat and put in the work."  

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SWEATLEBRITY REPORTER | Olivia Hancock is is currently a junior at Georgia State University. The 19-year-old has loved writing ever since she can remember and her passion for it has allowed her to hold the title of PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Teen Reporter for five consecutive terms. In addition, Olivia has had the opportunity to work with Her Campus, Aeropostale and Nordstrom as an ambassador. Her writing has been published on xoNecole, 21 Ninety, Her Campus, One MusicFest, and The Life Currency. In the future, Olivia plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and pursue a professional career as a writer at a lifestyle publication.