I was first introduced to Ariana Proehl while filming at this year’s Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit. I didn’t catch Ariana’s workshop at the Summit, but I was impressed by her professionalism and calm demeanor in front of the camera. (It’s rare for interviewees to finesse unexpected questions on the spot.)

Last week, I came across her website and her weekly online interview series, Know This!, which features inspirational commentary and conversations. Ariana is definitely doing important work, creating her own platform to address some major issues around self-esteem and media representations. She’s a speaker and entrepreneur with a relatable story, and stellar credentials. And how awesome is her motto? Knowledge of Self is Sexy. I can dig it.

Ariana Proehl is a speaker, writer and entrepreneur championing the cause of self-love and proving that Knowledge of Self is Sexy™. She is also the creator, producer and host of the online talk show Know This! featuring interviews, news and pop culture commentary with a smart and socially conscious point of view. With a passion for personal development work, roots in social justice education and her young, fresh appeal, Ariana is a fierce voice of this generation, empowering people to make lasting change in themselves, and in the world.

Watch a preview of the series, and definitely keep Ariana Proehl on your radar.