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The Soul House, Bringing the Locals of Baltimore and DC Together Through the SOUL

Updated: Aug 25, 2021



Moriah Coleman, the creator and founder of The Soul House, allowed us to speak with her on her new journey. She is helping the community find creative healing and self-discovery through education and multiple avenues of expression. She has collaborated with individuals from all walks of life to help educate and promote self-growth and emotional expression.


Moriah, also known as Mo was born in Baltimore, MD, and raised in Severn, MD. She went to Towson University, obtaining a B.S. in Sociology, and then the University of Southern California, where she graduated with her Masters in Social Work in 2018.


2020, such an abrupt and crazy year, led Moriah to a realization that “2020 Made The Vision Clear." This slogan led her to take the leap of faith to create The Soul House and officially introduce it to the community. Let’s hop into the interview with the creator herself.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

What is The Soul House’s purpose for the community?


MORIAH:

The Soul House aims to bring those in the DC and Baltimore area to a space of creative healing, self-discovery, authentic expression and community synergy. Bringing people together on a soul level, supporting each other's growth, gifts and highest potential.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

How did the idea for The Soul House come about?


MORIAH:

Working in the mental health field, I wanted to use my skills in a more creative way for the community. As an introvert, I have connected with myself a lot, what people may call "soul searching". I genuinely believe connecting with your soul is critical in maintaining balance in life and The Soul House aims to create that experience for the community. I personally crave deeper connections and more fulfilling experiences and hope to create that energy for the community.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

What service does The Soul House provide and do you have a partner or do you do it all alone?


MORIAH:

Currently I am working alone and slowly building the community through word of mouth and social media connecting. My main aim is to begin solidifying a group of dedicated members to continue growing the collective.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

How do you build a successful following?


MORIAH:

I'm honestly building organically by sharing my vision with friends, networking through social media and attending community events.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

How do you market The Soul House and which tactics have been most successful?


MORIAH:

I intuitively create content during my free time. I do not have any specific strategies or experience in marketing. I have been considering seeking brand building support from those who expertise in this skill.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

What culture do you cater to if anyone, and how did you establish it, or are you for the general population?


MORIAH:

The Soul House caters to the BIPOC, Black, Indigenous & People of Color community. This is my target audience because my vision/passion is to uplift the communities that are systematically oppressed against, reminding them of their unique power and encouraging their excellence.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

How many hours a day do you work on The Soul House?


MORIAH:

I work in my career during the week, so I dedicate as much down time as I can to creatively curating and creating social media content. Depending on what is planned, I can dedicate anywhere from 4-10 hours a week. With time, I hope to have more established community involvement to hold weekly bi weekly activities.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

Where do you see The Soul House in 5-10 yrs?


MORIAH:

I hope to see The Soul House have an established presence in the DC/Baltimore area known for bringing people in the community together through soul enriching connections.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

2020 has shown us that there is never a right time, the right time is now. If you want to take a leap a faith and bet on yourself, there’s no hesitation needed. In doing so we have seen a great growth in people transitioning towards the entrepreneurial lifestyle. Creating their own lives by doing what they love to do. Although it’s a dream a lot of us have, it’s not always so easy to do. This is no difference for the founder of The Soul House.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

What was your driving force to become an Entrepreneur?


MORIAH:

I'm very interested in creating a life around my passions and entrepreneurship is the best route when looking to design a unique life for yourself.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

What motivates you?


MORIAH:

My main motivation is wanting to create a better way of life for myself and others. Knowing that I do not have to settle for the status quo motivates me to see outside the box.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

How do you generate new ideas?


MORIAH:

Most of my ideas are birthed out of my own life experiences and things I have learned and seen in life.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

What has been the most difficult part in this process of growing this platform?


MORIAH:

It has been most difficult with gathering engagement through social media.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?


MORIAH:

Organization, being resourceful and persistence.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

What business-related person/book/idea has inspired you the most?


MORIAH:

IG: @motherofmany_ her story has really shown me the power of believing in yourself at your lowest to make something out of nothing.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

Understanding her own life experiences, as well as many others, Moriah has chosen a path of helping her community by living a truly authentic life for herself. Bob Marley and Tupac being visionaries that motivate her in her journey in nurturing The Soul house. She thrives to live a life that makes her happy and fulfilled. Realizing that knowing yourself and doing what’s true to you can also bring forth growth and opportunities to others.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

How do you define success?


MORIAH:

I define success by level of happiness and peace you can achieve in life.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?


MORIAH:

My greatest fear is living a life that I do not enjoy and I manage that by constantly doing things in my life that I enjoy.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

What are the three things you would change in the world, if you had the opportunity?


MORIAH:

Everyone would have an even playing ground to grow from (less suffering, equal distribution of resources), people would have more freedom to create a stable life they truly desire, and people would value the simple things in life more.

WE SEE YOU SHINING:

Wow. I don’t believe I have ever heard anyone choose those options before. Typically it’s peace, money, or just happiness for all. Your answers are precise and realistic. Obtainable if we truly wanted to obtain it.


Changing directions for the last two questions. What is the part of your life experience would you alter if you had the chance to?


MORIAH:

I've grown to accept all my life experiences as destiny. Altering one experience can change my entire life outcome. I like to discover how all my life experiences end up coming full circle.


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

Such an interesting view. To see the full development of our life choices. For it to all makes sense.


For the final question with us here today Moriah. If you were to write a book about yourself, how would you name it, and why?


MORIAH:

"What's the Cheat Code?"

I would name my book this because in life I'm just exploring and making sense of life as I go, seeking the truth of it all. I often joke by saying "I'm just trying to figure out the cheat code to life"


WE SEE YOU SHINING:

I love it! We are truly all here just trying to figure it out. It has been such a pleasure to speak with Moriah about her life journey and The Soul House. She is bringing so much understanding, support, and appreciation to the community and I can’t wait to see what else is in store. Who knows maybe she will be able to write that cheat code to life for us. Please go follow her on IG @theesoulhouse where you can catch motivational posts, lessons, blogs, podcasts, and Live IG interviews. Let’s help support and love our community!




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