Rogue #11: Leslie Mosier, Momager to Doug the Pug
Rogue #11: Leslie Mosier
Doug the pug’s mom and manager
Chances are high you’ve heard of little dog named Doug. And he’s a Pug. He’s Doug the Pug. And he has 3.7 million followers on Instagram. Ten years ago, before Doug the Pug was born, I sat in a music business class next to a girl who shared a first name with me. Her name is Leslie Mosier, and within a few years she would get the dog of her dreams and be catapulted into a career of epic proportions as a quote, “momager” to Mr. Doug himself.
In addition to her work changing the world through the reach of her little dog, Leslie Mosier recently became an advocate for Endometriosis awareness. After enduring years of pain, she has started to dig deeply into this issue as it strikes a raw and real connection with her fans that are struggling with the same diagnosis. March is known as Endometriosis awareness month, and to add her voice to the cause, Leslie dropped her first musical single in years with a video showing her at some of her most vulnerable, painful moments. The video is raw, real, and powerful. All proceeds from this single will go to The Endometriosis Foundation of America & The Endometriosis Coalition. WATCH THE VIDEO and DOWNLOAD THE SONG.
Leslie invited me to her home in Nashville (and Doug actually greeted me at the door), and we talked about her journey. From happenstance to insecurities, and from unforeseen opportunities to hard work, we touched on it all. I learned a lot from Leslie Mosier, and you will too.
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