Why I Started A Podcast

When you have a voice, a story, and a bigger purpose to fulfill in life, you start to think: what next?

This has been something I’ve been asking myself for the past year.

“What’s next for me?”

“What is my bigger role and purpose in life?”

“How am I going to help others?”

For the past few months, I would write these questions down on a piece of paper and hope and pray I got signs from my God and the universe that answered these questions. Little by little, those signs showed up.

I strongly believe in divine intervention and signs from above. These came to me by meeting and listening to others who started to plant in me a dream to use my voice to inspire others.

My personal story is one of  near death, survival, depression, abuse, and much more. I ‘ve been through a lot and my journey has provided me with much needed life lessons on all manner of subjects.

Most importantly, I heave learned how to persevere despite my health and emotional set backs. I have learned how to lift my spirit so to success. Now, I want to help others do the same.


The Bijou Show

What is the Bijou Show?

The Bijou Show is a talk show concept brought to life into the podcast space. I interview experts at what they know best so that YOU can empower yourself and elevate your life to be happier, live longer, and be well.

Every week there are interviews with people in the style, beauty, wellness, career, and business niches. I talk to some pretty amazing people who are internationally acknowledged for their success and inspiration. These interviews gives you access to a wealth of knowledge and value to empower you with each episode.


Why this podcast matters in the greater scheme of things

My blog The Petite Bijou provides a lot of information on living an elegant life. But you haven’t gotten to know the real me at all. Words on a computer screen do little to showcase someone’s personality. I feel like I hide behind this screen.

A piece of advice I received lately was: stopping hiding and start flowering like the woman you are meant to come.

I want to share, inspire, and teach others that life is meant to be cherished, inspired, and cultivated to what you want it to be. You can change your life if you listen to the right words.

And the right words inspire. They empower. They encourage.

Too many people are riding this wave of distraction and socials. They focus on the negative, the chatter, whose doing what in Hollywood, and what problems can we yell about online today?

This world is shifted to a selfish one.

So if I can do anything to help, I want to help by spreading the message that you don’t have to be like everyone else. You can be happy, healthy, and fulfilled.

That is the WHY of the Bijou Show.


How you can support me

If this sounds like a podcast you’d like to support, please subscribe below to my podcast mailing list. I’ll be emailing you weekly about updates, new episodes, giveaways, and so much more!

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Your support means a great deal to me. And it helps others too. By following along, listening, and subscribing to my podcast wherever you listen, you are helping spread the message of positivity and change.

Together, we can encourage others.

Together, we can bring a new sense of purpose to podcasts.


I hope you join me. Please subscribe to the Bijou Show wherever you listen to podcasts and leave a review if you enjoy what I’m creating. Sorry to get all preachy just there…but I really believe in what I’m doing and I hope you can see that.

I refused to let what happened to me during my lifetime define my future. Thank you for being a part of this journey.

The Bijou Show launches August 6th 2019

Behind The Blog

The Petite Bijou is an online destination featuring wholesome yet sophisticated living and styling tips for women. The site is run by survivor, lifestyle influencer, and writer Mariam, who also runs The Bijou Show, a self help podcast.

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  1. Dennis Weldy wrote:

    Just heard you on the Ken Coleman show. That professor who told you a bunch of negativity that you really don’t need in your life displayed a stunning lack of imagination.

    Thank your stars you’re not that way
    Turn your back and walk away
    Don’t even pause and ask them why
    Turn around and say goodbye
    All that you can do is wish them well

    Posted 8.27.19 Reply
  2. Brian Nolan Jr wrote:

    Heard you on Ken Coleman show. Awesome and inspiring. Gives me fire to move on myself. God Bless! Thanks.

    Posted 8.20.19 Reply