In this episode Shana takes to Luka Black, local artist and drag queen. Luka tells Shana about the creation and transition to becoming Kimmy Kartaja. Luka also talks about supporting local artist, the discrimination experienced by women, Blacks or any minority, and gays and how it feels to carry the weight of the discrimination of all 3.
A conversation in finding yourself, living your best life and self expressing
…"For the culture”
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From wanting "a hot fudge sundae that wasn't disappointing, " to vending at one of our pop-up shops and now being in local stores, and on television with her products. Shana sits down with Kelli Arndt the CEO of OH Fuudge.
What started out as a person to know interview became a lesson and chat about the early days of entrepreneurship. Shana sat down with Wendy Horn the founder of Locality.
The two discussed how Locality started, how mindset can get in the way of success, the decision of needing a website or business social media and the value of undergoing business coaching. Wendy shares her story of starting out and how having someone speak into her started her entrepreneurial journey.
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“No, It’s an artist doing a piece of work” Bella Sin tells us how skipping school to go to the library put her on the path to burlesque...
In this Bella from Cleveland Burlesque, helps us understand the art of burlesque, clear up some misconceptions about burlesque and has a scholarship opportunity for those wanting to learn more.
Along the way she drops so many nuggets about loving ourselves, body positivity and the struggles many women of color face trying to access opportunities.
This episode is brought to you by Daybreak Yoga
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Shana talks with new Clevelander, Clem Marshall producer of the Refined Festival and the Ohio Mead Festival. Learn more about the festival and find out what she likes about Cleveland.
Refined takes place Cleveland February 24th at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds (yes it's inside)
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Could you make it in Cleveland without a car? In this episode Shana speaks with long time mass transit user and Karamu actor Devon Settles Jr. What was meant to be a discussion on the ups, downs and pain points of depending on RTA because a conversation became an upbeat and positive look at our transit system, customer service and the RTA drivers and what's good in Cleveland.
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The 1st episode of the new format! Shana talks with Tech Diva Denise Williams about the recent Blockland conference in Cleveland. What does being a blockchain hub mean for Clevelanders, what is blockchain and trying to understand it all. Plus talk about bitcoin. More discussion and Shana's ongoing attempt to understand from the post Cleveland to Blockland on Black Girl in the CLE.
First attempt in learning but definitely not a failure. Shana says thank you to everyone who has listened so far and talks about the change. Same host but now with more to say and some friends and guest to continue the conversation... Change is good
It's been a while but I think there are some things to talk about. Someone once told me that the road to success will leave you in the NFL the No Friends League. Hear my random thoughts on friendship
How do you handle when friendships end? Do you fight for your friendships or release them?