Trials To Triumphs

Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins

Netflix star, producer, content creator and a proud Howard University graduate, Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins is stepping out with her brand-new podcast Trials to Triumphs. The interview-style show debuted on the Oprah Winfrey Network, which includes the popular Oprah’s Super Soul podcast. As one of the lead actresses in both the movie and series Dear White People, Ashley is deeply connected to many of the premiere innovators and performers in the entertainment industry. Her personal and professional struggles, along with her gift for relating and connecting to people from all walks of life, will allow Ashley and her notable guests to open up about the trials that led to their many triumphs. In these intimate and revealing conversations, Ashley and her guests will unpack moments that remained hidden from the public as guests worked to become who they are today. After each episode, listeners will feel inspired and empowered to keep going, no matter where they are in life. Some of Ashley's guests include Kelly Rowland, Robin Thede, Michelle Williams, Amber Riley, Danielle Brooks, Estelle and many more of today’s cultural trailblazers. Each week, Trials to Triumphs will deliver hope, inspiration and plenty of laughs… just what the world needs right now. read less

Our Editor's Take

Trials To Triumphs is a podcast about how people came to be who they are today. The host is Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins, who also goes by ABFJ. She is a budding Hollywood personality. She is best known for her role as Joelle Brooks in both the Dear White People movie and the Netflix television series.

On Trials To Triumphs, ABFJ talks to celebrities about their past challenges. Behind each successful person is a story of overcoming obstacles. By telling these stories, she hopes to inspire each listener to become their authentic self.

ABFJ's tone is warm, inviting, and non-judgmental. So it's easy for her guests to be open about their past challenges and the mistakes they made. Marque Richardson reveals experiencing homelessness before getting a part in Dear White People. Dr. Joy DeGruy explains how she moved from resilience to joy and encourages listeners to join her. Yvette Nicole Brown is best known for her roles in Community and The Mayor. She made honesty her superpower by maintaining her real age in gerontophobic Hollywood.

Superstar Michelle Williams tells how used intuition and intentionality to overcome depression. Amber P. Riley talks about missing out on American Idol before landing the part of Mercedes in Glee.Danielle Brooks, DeWanda Wise, and Kelly Rowland also share their stories.

Every few episodes are "Trials To Triumphs Specials." ABFJ takes time to reflect on everything that she's learned from her guests' travails. She collates the information in search of larger life lessons. In other specials, she reads her mail and answers questions from listeners about her own life.

Listeners seeking a positive and uplifting podcast will appreciate ABFJ's sunny demeanor. Those who love to hear their idols' origin stories will get a lot from Trials To Triumphs.

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