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.