Hi, my name is L’Oreal Thompson Payton, but you can call me LT.

 

Welcome to my Internet home, I'm so glad you're here!

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Think of me as your BFF, biggest cheerleader and personal career coach all rolled into one!

My superpower is storytelling.

Whether it’s through my weekly newsletter or speaking to audiences of 1 to 1,000, I’m passionate about inspiring, educating and empowering women and girls to make their personal and professional dreams a reality.

This blog is my happy place.

It’s also a safe space for me to share my personal stories and the life lessons I’ve learned along the way — stories about quitting my full-time journalism job, overcoming impostor syndrome and trying to be a better person/wife/daughter/sister/friend.

To be clear, I don’t have all the answers, nor do I have it “all together” (Who does, really? Besides Beyoncé).

But what I do have is a desire to bring some joy to your life.

Because as Mama Maya (Angelou) once said, “people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

My hope is that this blog will make you feel less alone and a lot of love … like you can take on the world. Because when women support women, we ALL win!

Started as a reporter now I’m here…

After seven years as a full-time journalist, I said sayonara and pursued a career in nonprofits. Currently, I’m the Director of Communications for OneGoal, a national college access and success organization. To learn more about my career story, click here.

Google me, baby…

Aside from this blog, my writing has also been featured in magazines such as EBONY and Sesi, as well as websites such as Brit + Co, HelloGiggles and Mater Mea. In 2017, I launched a newsletter, LT in the City Weekly. Sign up for your midweek dose of motivation and inspiration here.

Every day, I’m hustlin’…

Like any self-respecting millennial, I have a side-hustle. Feel free to ask me about my freelance writing and editing services. I’m also available for speaking engagements and writing workshops!