CYOP #140: The Art of Showing Up as Yourself with Interior Designer and Content Creator Shavonda Gardner

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CYOP #140: The Art of Showing Up as Yourself with Interior Designer and Content Creator Shavonda Gardner

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Today’s episode is an interview with blogger, interior designer and content creator Shavonda Gardner. In the episode, we chat about how her military background actually helped her as she’s built her business, why she shares so openly about many different topics on social media, and the importance of choosing who and what we surround ourselves with every day.

Happy listening!



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SHOW NOTES:

Shavonda's interior design and lifestyle blog
Shavonda on Instagram
My favorite highlights from Shavonda's Instagram stories:
White Women Do Work
Race Resources
Education System

Art by Malia Tong
Technical production by Ray Ortega
Me on Instagram
The official CYOP Instagram account
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CYOP #139: To All the Jobs We’ve Known Before: A Chat Between Me + Malia Tong

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CYOP #139: To All the Jobs We’ve Known Before: A Chat Between Me + Malia Tong

Photo by:  Jonathan Herre

Photo by: Jonathan Herre

Today’s show is a chat between me and our CYOP Artist Resident Malia Tong. As many of you know, the artist residency includes several co-hosted conversations on topics that are either timely, top of mind or both, and this is one of those chats. On the show, we catch up on what we’re working through in our careers right now, what previous jobs have taught us about life, work and everything in between, and what skills we feel like we’re collecting and perfecting on the job right now.

Happy listening!



SHOW NOTES:

Malia’s initial CYOP interview
Malia on Instagram
Malia on Etsy

Technical production by Ray Ortega
Me on Instagram
The official CYOP Instagram account
Get the Creative Digest



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CYOP #138: Balancing Creative Discipline and a Sense of Adventure with Paper Artist Zahra Ammar

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CYOP #138: Balancing Creative Discipline and a Sense of Adventure with Paper Artist Zahra Ammar

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In this episode, you’ll meet Zahra Ammar, whose work can only be described as mesmerizing. She works primarily with paper and uses styles like quilling and origami to bring stunning imagery to life. Listen in as she talks about the big leaps she’s taken in her life and career, how important it is for her to watch people experience her art and why she believes that both taking breaks for outdoor adventures and sitting down to do the work have helped her succeed.

Happy listening!



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SHOW NOTES:

Zahra's Website
Zahra on Instagram
More about paper quilling

Technical production by Ray Ortega
Me on Instagram
The official CYOP Instagram account
Get the Creative Digest



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CYOP #137: Changing Industries While Blending Your Interests with Fiber Artist Dani Ives

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CYOP #137: Changing Industries While Blending Your Interests with Fiber Artist Dani Ives

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In this episode, you’ll hear from fiber artist Dani Ives who has managed to blend her early career of working at a zoo with her love of creating art out of wool.

Dani not only dives into the changes she and her husband had to make in order for that career transition to work, but she also shares how she’s created multiple income streams for her business and why building community is becoming so important to her.

Happy listening!



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SHOW NOTES:

Dani's Website
Dani on Instagram
Dani's book

Technical production by Ray Ortega
Me on Instagram
The official CYOP Instagram account
Get the Creative Digest



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CYOP #136: Stepping Into Who You Were Meant to Be with Educator and Comedian Amy Estes

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CYOP #136: Stepping Into Who You Were Meant to Be with Educator and Comedian Amy Estes

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In this episode, you’ll meet the incredibly talented and hilarious educator and comedian Amy Estes. Listen in as she talks about how she navigated a devastating experience at a former job, the steps she’s taken to be open and honest about who she is across all parts of life and why she is fiercely committed to prioritizing a creative outlet.

Happy listening!



“There was something in the beginning that made you want to do this.” — Malia Tong, Artist + Maker

SHOW NOTES:

Amy's Website
Amy on Instagram
Amy's newsletter
More about the harassment
Amy endured on the job

More Information:

Technical production by Ray Ortega
Me on Instagram
The official CYOP Instagram account
Get the Creative Digest



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