From Streetwear to Self-Care with Leah McSweeney
Leah McSweeney is a streetwear pioneer, entrepreneur, and cultural provocateur known for Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York, her brand Married to the Mob, and her podcast The Leah McSweeney Show. McSweeney is an advocate for female empowerment and breaking the stigma around mental health, and shares her transparent and dynamic perspective in a moderated Q&A format.
Mental Health & Sobriety
In this uplifting and candid conversation, Leah McSweeney shares her insightful perspective on mental health and sobriety, and the challenges and lessons of her journey. As Leah shares in her book Chaos Theory, she battled with addiction from an early age and became sober for many years. After a very public relapse on national television, she worked to become sober again. Throughout it all, Leah has been a beacon of candor and compassion for audiences craving a more authentic conversation about what it means to face challenges, make mistakes, and find support for your mental well-being to live your best life.
Women’s Empowerment: The Courage to Be Your Authentic Self
Cultural provocateur, entrepreneur, and author Leah McSweeney is beloved for her entrepreneurial spirit as well as her authentic approach to empowerment. Leah moves beyond sugar-coated messages of confidence and gets real about her sobriety journey, the mental health challenges facing so many people in recent years, and what it means to go after your dreams while finding the courage to be your authentic self.
In her fearless podcast, cultural provocateur Leah McSweeney get real with authentic conversations on sobriety, mental health, and creativity
For cultural provocateur LEAH MCSWEENEY, nothing is off limits. A streetwear pioneer, entrepreneur, and author, Leah has been having and hosting fearless and authentic conversations on sobriety, mental health, and creativity for years. Known for Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York and her brand Married to the Mob, Leah’s latest podcast – The Leah McSweeney Show – offers her audience an authentic conversation on even the most challenging topics.
A mental health advocate, Leah leans into what it means to be your authentic self, even when you make mistakes. After many years of sobriety, Leah experienced a very public relapse on national television – and began the work of getting sober again. With candor, compassion, and wit, Leah inspires her audiences to open up and find connections that help us overcome our obstacles. As she shared on The Tamron Hall Show, “maybe if I hadn’t experience the chaos, I wouldn’t be where I am today, and I’m really happy and grateful with where I am today.”
Leah McSweeney shares her journey battling addiction and building resilience in her memoir Chaos Theory
Fashion industry pioneer and Real Housewives of New York star LEAH MCSWEENEY breaks through the chaos of battling addiction, igniting the streetwear world, and disrupting reality TV in her new memoir Chaos Theory: Finding Meaning in the Madness, One Bad Decision at a Time. McSweeney shares her unique philosophy of Chaos Theory, and how key moments in our lives can lead us to paths we never imagined. Her road to success as an entrepreneur and media personality has been paved with unexpected chances, soul-crushing challenges, and chaos. By cultivating unparalleled grit, resilience, and a take-no-prisoners attitude, McSweeney shares her secrets to pushing back against societal expectations and personal limitations to build a beautiful life. As in her engaging and candid moderated conversations, she is unapologetically and unrelentingly herself – inspiring us to embrace life’s unexpected turns and find meaning in the chaos.
Leah McSweeney is a streetwear pioneer, female entrepreneur, cultural provocateur, and mother of 13-year-old Kier living in New York City. Leah famously launched Married to the Mob in 2004, one of the first streetwear brands for women, by women. She created her brand as a response to the male-dominated streetwear scene of the time, proving women could be innovators, designers, and consumers in the space. Since launching, she has brokered exclusive partnerships with MCM, Kangol, Barbie, Colette Paris, Reebok, and Nike. Recently, Leah launched a new sustainably sourced premium sleepwear brand called Happy Place featuring a variety of products including robes and throws.
When she is not building her empire, Leah is a contributor to Penthouse Magazine, Hypebae and Mass Appeal. She also brought her strong female voice and viewpoint to her podcast, Improper Etiquette. In 2020, Leah made her debut on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York. Almost immediately a fan favorite, she had one of the strongest inaugural seasons in the history of the franchise and garnered attention from the likes of The Cut, Interview Magazine and Forbes in the process. Most recently Leah authored and released her first book, Chaos Theory, with Harper Collins. Leah continues to advocate for female empowerment, street culture, and creative entrepreneurship, and leans into lifestyle topics like health, fitness, sex positivity and breaking the stigma around mental health.