You’ve Seen Her on CNN, HLN + MSNBC, Get to Know Yodit Tewolde in Her Candid Interview

Criminal defense attorney, Yodit Tewolde, is a powerhouse so it’s no wonder that she is being honored at Black Women in Media Conference being held at the end of March in New York City.

Yodit sat down with Glitter to delve a bit more into what she does, some of her greatest achievements,  her advice for those who want to make a difference politically, and her amazing words of advice to women who want to follow in her footsteps. If you’d like to see Yodit speak in person, you can see her at the BWIM event. Tickets can be purchased here. Read on for everything on Yodit Tewolde.

 

 

GLITTER: Can you tell us a bit about what you do?

YODIT: I’m a criminal defense attorney and legal analyst. I’ve built a practice focused on providing client-centered, aggressive legal representation of individuals facing criminal prosecution. When I’m not in the courtroom, I provide legal analysis and commentary for media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News.

 

GLITTER: What have been some of your greatest achievements?

YODIT: Some people would probably consider awards and recognition as great achievements, and of course I’d agree. However, I’d have to say my greatest achievement is figuring me out. Knowing who I am as helped me navigate my way through life’s challenges with a degree of certainty in the decisions I’ve made and the actions I’ve taken. Nothing feels better than that.

 

GLITTER: Do you think we will ever see Trump impeached? 

YODIT: Nothing would make me happier than to see 45 ousted, but impeaching a president is incredibly hard. It’s a political decision requiring both the House and Senate to be in favor of impeachment. And with a Republican-led Congress who have been nothing short of complicit, it’s damn near impossible.

 

 

GLITTER: What advice do you have to those wanting to make a difference politically? 

YODIT: VOTE.

 

GLITTER: What’s a day like for you from morning to night?

YODIT: I wake up around 6 am. Turn the news on. Eat a bowl of cereal. Get ready for court. Then I’m trying to solve everyone else’s problems until I get home around 8 or 9 pm. Try and release stress with a late night sweat session at the gym. Wash, rinse and repeat.

 

GLITTER: Coffee or Tea?

YODIT: Coffee. Iced.

 

GLITTER: Favorite fashion indulgence?

YODIT: Shoes. Everything else is a bargain hunt. But not shoes.

 

GLITTER: How do you stay healthy with such a high paced career?

YODIT: Running and a probiotic.

 

GLITTER: Glitter has a Celebrity #SelfLoveCampaign, what’s self-love mean to you? 

YODIT: Being proud of who are. All of you.

 

GLITTER: What’s on your playlist right now?

YODIT: H.E.R.

 

GLITTER: Favorite places to travel?

YODIT: New Orleans.

 

GLITTER: What words of advice do you have for women wanting to follow in your footsteps?

YODIT: You can’t embody genius, fearlessness and power without being bold. Choose to be bold in spite of difficulties, obstacles or fears. Choose to be bold when challenging the status quo. Choose to be bold by taking risks and being unafraid to fail because failure is only a delay and not a dead end. Freedom lies in being bold. Find your freedom.