It’s been a long summer! For the very first episode of season three of Dating in NYC, I spoke to Leeza Joneé and Niara Sterling about the forthcoming “cuffing season,” healthy ego, and the importance of being intentional.

Get to know the guests below:

Meet Leeza Joneé, a poet, writer, artist, and curator of the Breathing Space. The New York native is a child of Sonia Sanchez with her latest words published in the “Black Beauty” issue of The Press Mag. The Breathing Space will be making it’s return on September 26th at Brooklyn’s very own Ode to Babel. Follow Leeza and her journey with her words and safe spaces here.

From the DMV to Brooklyn, Niara Sterling is a force behind the decks no matter where she is. The sultry spinner is the mastermind behind Vol. 3 of In the Mix, music curator for Aaptiv, and much more. You catch her spinning at Bed Vyne Brew, Everyday PPL, and all down the east coast. Stay up on your new favorite DJ’s moves here.

One of those "I like MF DOOM" type girls trying to figure out life in her 20's.