First Year Project Presents: Grow Where You’re Planted - the WOC panel conversation & community-building experience on starting where you are, using what you have, and growing your ideas. Open to all. Created for women of color.
In My Backyard is a limited interview series sharing the stories behind some of my favorite makers and creatives killing it in my own backyard. The series highlights the power in starting where you are and collaborating with others in your network.
In this edition of In My Backyard, Mal shares the story behind how he started shooting events, his approach to collaboration and developing his style, and what he’s still continuing to learn throughout his journey.
In My Backyard, a limited series highlighting the stories behind some of my favorite makers and creatives killing it in my own backyard…
J Prince Interview
This season began with a move back home to Boston and ended with the first live show!
In this week’s #FIRSTFAVS, check out the Season 2 Recap, listening back to snippets of interviews from the most recent season on beginnings, life transitions and learned lessons...
Too often do we go to these parties and not really know much about the DJs. So I interviewed 5 DJs at mfaNOW Overnight all-night party in Boston —DJ Native Sun, DJ zephyr ann, DJ YVNG PAVL, DJ Big Bear and BrekOne. Here are snippets of their stories about transitioning into DJing, the hardest part of their journey and what keeps them going. Listen here.
Meet Darian—journalist, podcaster and currently Editor at Buzzfeed. We met for this interview almost a year ago, in a nearby coffee shop in Harlem. While sipping water infused with cucumbers, we talked about everything from her start in journalism and vulnerability to working on HRDCVR with Danyel Smith & Elliott Wilson and interviewing Cardi B. Listen here.
On today's episode I talk with Melissa Obleada from the culture team at Hubspot about aspects of her journey with cancer, how she got her start at Hubspot and the value in being patient with yourself. At the end of the episode I also share some of your stories, thoughts and concerns about health care. Listen here.
While hip hop and other music blogs covering a gamut of artists frequent the internet now, that wasn't always the case. Motivated by a friendly dare, Michell Clark and his team have steadily developed the Artistic Manifesto brand organically, with well written pieces and some of the dopest music selections shared on the internet since 2009. On Twitter alone, the brand has over 36 thousand followers, and is steadily growing.
Listen to my conversation with Michell as we talk about music, getting kicked out of school and the importance of pushing forward even when you don't know exactly what the next step will be.
Listen to this episode as we talk about "faithing" your fears, knowing when it's time to hustle, Beyonce and run clubs.
Before Ava Duvernay, I'm pretty sure that I couldn't name any other women of color filmmakers off of the top of my head. While the percentage of women of color filmmakers in Hollywood is definitely comparatively dismal, many amazing Black women filmmakers have and still exist—and their work is dope...Click here for S2 E5.
Not hip to Stay Silent PVD? It's time for you to catch up! Since 2012, the Providence based event, marketing and creative projects agency has grown with signature live events such as their festival series Day Trill, #AuxSocial, Bounce House, Eggs Over, HOMEGROWN and, one of my personal favorites, the all r&b party Luv U Better...Listen here.
Everything for a reason, right? Listen to S2 E1 here with comedian and writer Langston Kerman as we discuss navigating through our own tough transitions, the power behind everyday habits and why the small moments may matter the most in the long run. Oh and you also may remember Langston as one of the light skin dudes on this amazing show on HBO called Insecure.