CYOP #142: Lessons Learned Through Collaboration with Alejandra Magana of Echeri Ceramics and Meagan Lewis of Brown Pigeon and The Spottery

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CYOP #142: Lessons Learned Through Collaboration with Alejandra Magana of Echeri Ceramics and Meagan Lewis of Brown Pigeon and The Spottery

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On today’s show, I sit down with Meagan Lewis of Brown Pigeon and Alejandra Magana of Echeri Ceramics to talk about their respective businesses and a joint venture — the Spottery — they submitted to the Calling All Dreamers contest. In the short time between our conversation being recorded and this interview going live, they made some major decisions about their business. Listen in to hear all of the lessons they’ve learned since initially jumping into the contest.

Happy listening!



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SHOW NOTES:

Vote for The Spottery in the Calling All Dreamers Contest!
The Spottery on Instagram
Brown Pigeon on Instagram
Shop Echeri Ceramics
Echeri Ceramics on Instargam

Art by Malia Tong
Technical production by Ray Ortega
Me on Instagram
The official CYOP Instagram account
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CYOP #141: Dealing with Traumatic Life Events While Managing Your Career

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CYOP #141: Dealing with Traumatic Life Events While Managing Your Career

Photo by:  Jonathan Herre

Photo by: Jonathan Herre

Several months ago, I was lucky enough to be on my friend Non’s podcast called “You, Me, Empathy,” which is a show about mental health and wellness. He kindly shared the audio and today’s show is his interview with me as a guest. In the episode, I chat about my recent experiences with loss, both through death and divorce. We also discuss the importance of sitting with the uncertainty that is the grieving process and allowing ourselves to slowly make our way through it.

Happy listening, friends.





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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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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
Get the Creative Digest



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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
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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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