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CYOP #123 - The Art of Building a Support System with Writer Keah Brown

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CYOP #123 - The Art of Building a Support System with Writer Keah Brown

Photo via Death to the Stock Photo

Photo via Death to the Stock Photo

Today we’ve got the final episode in my three-part series with writer Keah Brown. If you haven’t listened to the other two episodes — 121 and 122 — please go back and listen to those first. Everything will make a little more sense if you do. 

Today, I’m chatting with Keah about all of the people in our lives who keep us moving forward. We talk about why it’s so important to have a support system, different places to find and build community these days, and why having the right people in your world will make it a little easier to do the things that scare you.

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"Do the things that scare you, because those are the things that often bring the best reward." — Keah Brown, Writer // Art by Melanie Biehle 

"Do the things that scare you, because those are the things that often bring the best reward." — Keah Brown, Writer // Art by Melanie Biehle 



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CYOP #122 - Leaning into Advocacy + Speaking Your Mind with Writer Keah Brown

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CYOP #122 - Leaning into Advocacy + Speaking Your Mind with Writer Keah Brown

Photo by Lelia Milaya via Twenty20

Photo by Lelia Milaya via Twenty20

I’m back today with writer Keah Brown and today we’re talking about something I haven’t spent much time on around here and that’s advocacy and the power of social media.

Earlier this year, Keah started a hashtag on Twitter — #disabledandcute — and it took off just a few days later, creating an entire community around the concept. She shares the story behind it all in the episode and we also get into the power of positivity, how Keah is using her platform to advocate for herself and others, and why representation matters within the disability community and beyond.

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CYOP #121 - Why Mindset Matters + the Importance of Sharing Your Story with Writer Keah Brown

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CYOP #121 - Why Mindset Matters + the Importance of Sharing Your Story with Writer Keah Brown

Today's episode is the first in a three-part series featuring writer Keah Brown. She is a journalist who also writes poetry, fiction pieces, and non-fiction essays. She is also the mastermind behind an incredible movement called #disabledandcute, which something we get into a little more on next week’s show. What you need to know this week is that the hashtag went viral on Twitter back in February and has been gaining momentum ever since.

In the interview, we’re starting at the beginning and learning more about Keah’s career and how she fell in love with the craft of writing. She also shares how she gets into the right frame of mind to write across different genres and outlets and why it’s important for everyone to let their voices be heard.

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"Read widely, read often, and write as much as you can." — Keah Brown, Writer // Art by Melanie Biehle 

"Read widely, read often, and write as much as you can." — Keah Brown, Writer // Art by Melanie Biehle 



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CYOP #95 - Testing Ideas + Setting Realistic Goals with Rosa Ng of Young & Able

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CYOP #95 - Testing Ideas + Setting Realistic Goals with Rosa Ng of Young & Able

CYOP #95 - Rosa Ng of Young & Able // creatingyourownpath.com

CREATING YOUR OWN PATH
EPISODE 95:

Rosa Ng of Young & Able

 

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INTERVIEW:

Jennifer E. Snyder
 

PHOTO:

Courtesy of Rosa Ng
 

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Today’s guest is Rosa Ng of Young & Able. She's the first in a new segment focused on those who create physical retail experiences. Young & Able is both an ecommerce and pop-up retail experience full of carefully curated items.

In the interview, Rosa talks about the many facets of her brand and why she chose to build a platform for the creative community instead of diving into her planned career in fashion design after graduating. She also talks about the importance of testing our ideas, how she manages her pop-up shops—which are really one part event and one part retail shop—and why she believes in setting realistic goals in everything she does.

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SHOW NOTES:


Follow along with Rosa's adventures:

Young & Able
Holiday pop-up location
Young & Able on Instagram, Twitter + Facebook


Other resources mentioned:

Phoenicia Flea
Young & Able classes
Basilica Market
Machine Knitting Class at Parsons
Morgenstern's

You need to have realistic goals and make sure you can reach them. — Rosa Ng, Young & Able // creatingyourownpath.com

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CYOP #91 - Doing One Thing Well + Getting Out of Your Own Way with Tina Essmaker of The Great Discontent

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CYOP #91 - Doing One Thing Well + Getting Out of Your Own Way with Tina Essmaker of The Great Discontent

Tina Essmaker of The Great Discontent // creatingyourownpath.com

CREATING YOUR OWN PATH
EPISODE 91:

Tina Essmaker of
The Great Discontent

 

Listen:

Interview:

Jennifer E. Snyder

 

Photo:

Ryan Essmaker

 

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Today I’m chatting with Tina Essmaker of The Great Discontent. Tina and her husband created the online and print publication because they wanted to talk to others about the highs and lows of creative work.

In the interview, Tina talks about the big changes she had to make in her own life before she could pursue the work that was right for her. She also talks about the importance of getting out of your own way, the realities of using crowdfunding to finance creative work, and why she believes in the power of picking one thing and doing it really well before adding elements to the mix.

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SHOW NOTES:

Follow along with Tina's adventures:

The Great Discontent

TGD podcast

TGD on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter + Pinterest

More about Tina

Tina on Twitter + Instagram

 

Other resources mentioned:

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Kickstarter for The Great Discontent

Condé NastBuzz Feed

Wythe Hotel

Krista Tippet's interview on TGD

Kendrick LamarAnne LamottFrank Ocean

Ron Finley, The Gangsta Gardener

There's no external magic that's going to change your situation." — Tina Essmaker, The Great Discontent 

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