Designing While Black

fashion, society, style, sustainability February 26, 2020

In this episode I’ll explore how Black women are shaping the sustainable fashion market by chatting with Nicole Zizi owner of NICOLE ZÏZI STUDIO®, a brand, focused on eco-conscious, sustainability, & innovation in high-end streetwear, and accessories. Dedicated to making high quality eco-friendly products that are beautiful, ethically made and sustainable.

Here’s my conversation with Nicole Zizi and how to connect with her:

Play on Apple Podcasts

Play on Spotify Podcasts

Play on Stitcher

Shop NICOLE ZIZI STUDIO

Nicole Zizi Instagram

Born In The GOP

america, news, podcast, politics, society, thinkpiece February 19, 2020

In this episode, I’m discussing GOP policy, student loan debt, and the Constitution with Gregory Cheadle, formerly a Republican, now running as an Independent for Congress in California’s 1st District. Gregory made headlines with the president when he was referred to as his “African American,” at a 2016 rally.

Here’s our conversation:

Listen on Apple Podcasts

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Google Play

Listen on Stitcher

In Our Skin

beauty, health, know, podcast February 12, 2020

In this episode, we’re getting into all things skincare, entrepreneurship, and community-building with Nayamka Roberts-Smith. Known as LA Beautyologist, Nayamka is an esthetician who popularized the 60-second rule, and CEO of The Golden Rx, a virtual skin studio, as well as The Golden RX Skin Studio here in Los Angeles. Nayamka focuses her expertise on the bodies of young women of color, a group unfortunately and often neglected by the wider skincare industry.  

Here’s our conversation, and how to connect with her:

Apple Podcasts

Spotify Podcasts

Google Podcasts

Stitcher

Book LA Beautyologist

Beautyologist Twitter

 

The Art of Activism

activism, podcast, politics, society February 5, 2020

As I mentioned in my first podcast post, I created “Oh, We’re Going There,” to keep you in the know on how Millennials and Gen-Zers are shaping and influenced by society. 

It only felt right to kick OWGTP off with a major change-maker like Bree Newsome. Bree is a Tisch School of Arts-educated artist, and an activist whose climbing gear is displayed in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. from her successful climb to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina’s statehouse.

Here’s my conversation with Bree and how you can connect with her:

Spotify Podcasts

Apple Podcasts

Bree’s Activism

Bree’s Films

Bree’s Twitter

 

Why I Started ‘Oh…We’re Going There’ Podcast

podcast February 3, 2020

When I started blogging in 2014, I had no idea what I was doing…But, little by little I figured out that I wanted to create a space that told stories of all kinds. I came up with visual stories and look books, but for a long time, the know was a bit lost on me…I had to get very vulnerable with myself in order to share my experiences. As I peeled back the layers, the idea of turning my experiences with everything from heartbreak to discrimination into pieces that people on the internet could read slowly became second nature.

Then, I started to view think pieces as an opportunity to educate, or to spotlight other creators and entrepreneurs, and to create conversations. I started to play around with different content mediums–from YouTube and IGTV, to shows on MTV and ABC–all helping me confirm my passion for unpacking complex subjects–like the economy, social justice, legislation, diplomacy–just as much as I am about creating my usual–fashion, travel, art, and entertainment.

In an effort to get people my age talking about those important things, I decided to start a podcast from a lens that seeks to understand how Black and Brown Millennials and Gen-Zers are shaping and influenced by society. Why? We live in a world where those voices simply don’t get enough play. End of story. But whether Black, Brown, White, Purple, or Green, Millennials and Gen-Zers have been through a lot; the oldest Millennials entered the job market during the 2008 Financial crisis, have seen endless wars, ballooning student loan debt, report higher rates of depression and anxiety than previous generations, and have seen horrifying changes in the environment.

But through it all, Millennials and Gen-Z have found ways to be more vocal about things like gun violence, the US prison complex system, and LGBTQ+ issues, amongst many other things. And even though we’re characterized as entitled and lazy, members of our generations have created just about every leading tech company, and innovative service that has impacted the lives of nearly everyone on the planet. 

So, I decided to start “Oh…We’re Going There,” to talk about the gutsy things–real things–not the BS that reality TV is force-feeding us. And yeah, I’ve been there, done that with MTV Ghosted…but my podcast is an unfiltered version of stories that matter from change-makers like Nayamka Roberts-Smith, Bree Newsome Bass, Jaime Harrison, Shannon Watts, Shirley Raines, Saira Rao, and many more. 

So, let’s go there:

Listen on Google Play Music

Spotify Podcasts

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Twitter Updates