Raise Up Extraordinary Women: Jaydi Samuels Kuba

Jaydi Samuels Kuba

This daily #OneGoodThing was dedicated to celebrating extraordinary women I know last December. Many of the 31 bold, beautiful, brave women featured shared stories of perseverance after abuse, addiction, miscarriages, illness, and loss. They represent various fields and backgrounds, and I admire each for their passion and strength. The series was so deeply inspiring that I felt it needed to live on as a weekly feature in 2020. Each Monday, I’ll introduce you to another incredible superhero—including artists, businesswomen, union organizers, nurses, writers, teachers, movie makers, designers, reporters, and all-around badasses. It’s about finding the extraordinary in each of us!

Jaydi Samuels Kuba is a TV writer, best known for her credits on FAMILY GUY, THE JELLIES, and SALEM. She is also a professional matchmaker and co-owner of LJMatchmaking, which recently launched a virtual component in quarantine. A nationally-rated table tennis player, she enjoys hustling people at parties in her six-inch heels. Her greatest loves are her husband Dave and dog Rambo, with whom she resides in Sherman Oaks, CA.

1. What did you want to be “when you grew up?” An attorney.

2. What makes you the most proud of yourself?  Raising $66k last year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

3. What darkness have you overcome? How did you find strength?  A family member of mine was imprisoned a few years ago for a white-collar crime. We found strength by remaining connected, and our family is closer now than ever.

4. Where will we find you on a Saturday morning at 10 a.m.?  Doing a Plyojam exercise class at Moore Dancing with instructor Jason Layden.

5. What makes you smile the most?  Watching my matchmaking clients form meaningful relationships.

Bonus: What advice would you give your younger self?  It all works out in the end.

Today’s #OneGoodThing is sharing this extraordinary woman and my friend from university, Jaydi Samuels Kuba, with all of you! We are stronger together, so let’s shine a light on our extraordinary sisters! If you’d like to participate or nominate a woman to participate, please send me a note or leave a comment! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything.

Day 104 of 366. And Day 1,565 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of 365 good things, & the 4th year of good things)!

On this day…

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