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The Darling Revolution

The Darling Revolution

By Molly
Hosted by Molly Elizabeth, artist, mentor and educator. This is a podcast about creativity, emotional literacy and finding your voice. Reminding you weekly that the most revolutionary thing you could do is come home to yourself.
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Creativity, Tattoos, & Self-Expression with Charity Hamidullah
Today on the podcast, I'm talking with Charity Hamidullah! She is a full-time creative living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. During the day she pours her heart into body adornment for all complexions but once she goes home she is navigating through different forms of creation to express herself, including painting, drawing, illustration and digital art.  We talk about the story behind her getting her start in tattooing at age 16, how Kat Von D. inspired her to follow that dream, and how her creative expression has shifted and expanded through the years. We discussed how creativity is a form of mindfulness and tattoos are a way to find and declare your identity to the world, as well as how she's tapping into her creative voice during this time in history, when we're all forced to slow down as a result of COVID-19.  This conversation is a GOOD one, and I can't wait for you to dig in!  Follow Charity on Instagram @lovelivecake @charitymadeit And check out her website! www.lovelivecake.com To support the ongoing creation of this podcast, and receive all kinds of extras, including bonus episodes, downloads and video content -  Go to http://patreon.com/thedarlingrevolution 
37:34
May 14, 2020
Finding Your People & Building Geeky Community Online with Jordan Ellis
Today on the show, I'm talking with Jordan Ellis! Jordan Ellis is the Hufflepuff behind Jordandené, a geeky lifestyle brand based in Brooklyn, NY. Jordandené is a leader in geek fashion, using hand-lettered designs to celebrate pop culture with clothing you can wear every day. Jordan is also the co-editor of The Sartorial Geek, a quarterly magazine, blog, and podcast promoting nerd culture, girl power, and general good vibes.  We chat about Jordan's journey from running a geek fashion company,  realizing that there was a potential for so much connection through a community, and even creating a magazine about it! We get into the ups and downs of running a company during this time, how the community that Jordan has built has grown into something much more meaningful than she ever thought possible, and of course... lots of geeky goodness. This conversation was such a fun one, and I can't wait for you to hear more! Where you can find Jordan!  www.jordandene.com www.sartorialgeek.com www.jordandene.social @jordandenenyc @sartorialgeek @jordandene.social
43:08
May 7, 2020
Sharing art in the age of COVID-19 - is it appropriate?
Art in the age of COVID-19. What to do about it? Lately I’ve gotten all kinds of questions about whether or not creatives should be sharing or selling their work during this time, and it’s an important topic to discuss. Join me in today’s episode as I talk about the appropriateness of art in a time fo turmoil, how to approach guilt in your art making, what is essential, and what our role is as Artists during this time. I mention Kit Cronk, who is an amazing artist and super nerd friend of mine, who creates bookish/fandom art prints, pins, mugs and more. Find her stuff on Instagram at @kitstercronk and everywhere else at Kit Cronk Studios. Huge shout out to the sponsors of this show, and to all the Patreon backers! Thank you! We couldn’t do this without you.
19:39
May 7, 2020
Finding Your Voice Through the Magic of Art
Today on the show, I got to chat with Devon Walz. She is a fine artist, muralist, educator and dreamer based in Southern California.  Her self-study of visual art began while pursing a degree in Philosophy at UC Berkeley, and continued during her travels through 13 countries and long stretches of time spent among California's coasts, mountains and forests. Her early affinity with spirituality and healing is her greatest influence. In her paintings she aims to capture an otherworldly place where energy, emotion and form collide. She loves to transform spaces with colors and shapes, and push boundaries by working with odd materials, in extreme sizes or within unconventional structures. We talked about her creative process, the journey from art as therapy into developing a strong voice and visual vocabulary of her own, and how her creative practice has changed over time. We dig in to her inspirations as an artist, her latest collection, as well as some nitty-gritty practical details about what it means to be a working artist in the world right now.  You can find Devon's work on her website: https://www.devonwalz.com Follow her on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/devonwalzart/ And you can listen to her podcast, Art & Magic, right here: https://www.devonwalz.com/podcast
45:00
April 30, 2020
Getting Through Hard Times with Fandoms and Creativity - Kit Cronk
In this episode, I have the pleasure of chatting with Kit Cronk! She is an artist, letterer of book nerdy goodness, and owner of Kit Cronk Studios - where she designs and sells all the badass nerd girl merchandise that she wants to see in the world. She not only designs her own products, but also works with some incredible book boxes and other businesses to bring more nerdy goodness into the world. You can see all of her mugs, enamel pins and much more right here: https://kitcronk.com/collections ! She is also a regular contributor to the Sartorial Geek Blog, a fan-tastic place to read about all things fashion, geekery and more. Check that out here: http://sartorialgeek.com/ We talked about how current world events (aka COVID-19) has impacted her business and her creative process, and what she has been doing to cope and find hope amidst all the chaos. We chat about all the nerdy fandom goodness that has been giving us relief during this time, as well as how important it is to be gentle with yourself, and the value of a good youth adventure book...among other things.  You can find Kit on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kitstercronk  Enjoy! 
42:24
April 23, 2020
What Self-Parenting Looks Like in the Life of a Creative
In this episode, Molly talks about her relationship with her own body, mind and emotions, and how she thinks about checking in with herself as a form of self-parenting.
16:40
December 4, 2019
Embodiment through Movement: Learning to Listen
In this weeks episode, Molly talks about her experiences in learning how to be more present in her body, movement through ecstatic dance, how to listen to intuition, and what happens when we get quiet.
17:17
November 22, 2019
Living with High Functioning Anxiety
In this episode, Molly talks about what it’s like for her to live with high functioning anxiety (and cocktail of other mental health issues) and how that presents itself in her life as an artist and creator.
18:06
November 15, 2019
Intellectualizing Emotions
In this episode, I talk about what I’ve been learning about myself and embodiment of emotions. I discuss the differences between just intellectualizing emotions and actually being IN them and with them♥️
21:28
November 8, 2019
And we’re back, darlings 🖤
This is the first episode of the podcast with its shiny new name! Welcome to The Darling Revolution - a safe space to share stories, and imagine a better way while finding our creative voices together. Today Molly is talking about the reasons behind the new name change and what’s next for the podcast 🖤💯
15:15
September 23, 2019
I’m on vacation this week, and sharing my thoughts on the importance of rest and play.
Our society gives so much value to content creation and constant productivity. We have a hard time slowing down and taking time to rest and play - nonproductively. Nonproductive rest and play are actually the keys to a solid creative practice and productivity when it comes to it. Talking about these ideas on the show today.
09:11
July 11, 2019
Creating When You Feel Like You Have Nothing Left to Give 💗
I’m back 🥰💗 it’s been several months since I’ve recorded an episode, but I really needed that space and time to give me perspective on why I’m doing all this in the first place. In this mini-sode I’m talking about my thoughts on continuing to find the strength within yourself to make things even when you feel like you have nothing left to give. 💗
11:36
May 31, 2019
A creative pep talk: There is always hope ✨
In this creative pep talk, I addressed a question I got recently about hopelessness in art and life. How do you find hope when you feel stuck? Let’s chat about it ✨ I would love to hear your questions and thoughts on this - shoot me a message on Anchor, on Instagram (http://Instagram.com/thedarlingrage) or send me an email —> darlingrage@gmail.com 🖤 I’d love to hear from you!
11:15
February 6, 2019
Season three! RadAF Women: From engineering to illustration with Christy Roushey 🌿✍️
Hello Darlings! Welcome back to season three of the podcast! I’m your host, Molly and today I am interviewing Christy Roushey (@the.house.of.roushey on Instagram)!! She is an engineer turned artist who works mainly in lettering and botanical illustrations. She’s self taught, a mom, and a spouse - so basically an amazing human being. We talk about her transition from engineering into art and working from home, how that journey has changed and affected her in becoming more and more of who she is. We also discuss race, privilege, and her own experiences as a woman of color in a world of bias and unhealthy expectations. You can find Christy and her work on Instagram at http://Instagram.com/the.house.of.roushey and on her website at http://thehouseofroushey.com This conversation is the perfect way to kickoff the new season of the podcast as we focus on creativity, finding your voice, and raising up all the voices that haven’t always been able to be present in the conversation. I’m so glad you’re here. 💕
39:02
January 20, 2019
Surviving Trauma and Finding the Beauty with Kira Rudjen
Today’s RadAF Women chat is with the incredible Kira Rudjen - Healing Artist and founder of Kira’s Tiny Studio (http://Instagram.com/kirastinystudio ) and A Happy Little Someplace (Facebook Group). She has a powerful story to share, and we really get into the nitty gritty of what healing means - particularly how creativity and the arts play a huge role in that. This episode is like a warm blanket - I cant wait for you to listen!
44:13
July 20, 2018
All the Art Biz Secrets with Lauren Jane
In this episode of the RadAF Women Series, I chat with Lauren Jane, an artist and art biz mentor - founder of the Art Biz Secrets community on Facebook! She is a fantastic artist, and we had a long chat all about what it means to be an artist, and run a successful art business online. If you’re an artist, or want to be - this episode is a must-listen! So many good nuggets of wisdom.
49:38
July 13, 2018
Minisode: Q/A - My biggest struggle as an artist
Answering a listener question from Instagram - what has been your biggest struggle as an artist? 🤔 Lemme tell you...
06:33
July 11, 2018
Just Start Right Where You Are with Abigail McLagan
In this episode of the RadAF Women Series, I chat with Abigail McLagan. She is the owner of brick and mortar shop, The Make and Take, where she sells all kinds of local makes as well as teaching creative workshops to adults in various art forms. She is an artist and writer in her own right, and has honed her ability to”just start” even when it looks messy. I can’t wait for you to listen!
33:09
June 25, 2018
Finding Alignment in Business and Life with Steph Lagana
In this episode of the RadAF Women Series, I chat with Steph Lagana of Mythical HQ and Your Sacred Craft (one of my most favorite Facebook groups to be a part of). She is an incredible writer, woo-woo business builder, and soul encourager. I loved having the opportunity to learn more about her background (she’s a total badass btw) and all the things that led her to the business and beautiful life she’s leading today. I can’t wait for you guys to listen in!
46:23
June 21, 2018
Embracing Imperfection with Ashley Beaudin of Imperfect Bosses 💓
In this episode, I chat with the incredible Ashley Beaudin, founder of Imperfect Bosses and The Imperfect Boss Camp. Ashley is one of the sweetest humans I’ve ever met, and our conversation is profound. I can’t wait for you to hear it!
48:31
June 12, 2018
Leaning in to Discomfort with Lauren Frontiera 💓
In this episode, I chat with the incredible and sweet Lauren Frontiera. She is the founder of The Real Female Entrepreneur, a community, platform and podcast where real women come together to support each other in real business and real life. Our conversation was sooo good and I cannot wait for you to hear it!
46:12
June 6, 2018
Minisode: Creating Through Pain - The Story of my Year
In this episode, I get really vulnerable with you guys. I’m sharing the story behind my latest collection of paintings, and of the last year of my life. Almost everything has changed, and as I’ve leaned into the pain and discomfort, I’ve been surprised at what I’ve found ❤️
22:36
June 2, 2018
RadAF Women: Finding your Inner Badass and Beautiful with Heather Born Elkins
In this episode of the #radafwomen series, I got the incredible opportunity to chat with Heather Born Elkins. She is a creator, amazing writer, founder of Candy Ass as well as an all around brilliant badass babe. Our conversation really digs into her story, as well as so many things that connect us as women and I cannot wait for you to hear it!
1:04:25
May 28, 2018
Minisode: Authentic Connection and What It Requires of YOU ❤️
In today’s minisode, I talk about our desire for authentic connection - especially online. Is connection about the other person, or does it actually start with us? How can we become more comfortable with ourselves in order to connect on a deeper level with others?
11:07
May 24, 2018
RadAF Women: Getting Geeky with Jordan of Jordandene ✌️🤓🦄
In this episode of the #RadAFWomen series, I chatted with Jordan, creator of the successful geeky lifestyle brand, Jordandene! She is also co-creator of The Sartorial Geek - a geeky lifestyle magazine and podcast highlighting nerdy fashion, pop culture, and really cool people 😎 Jordan has a fantastic story to share, and I loved getting to know her better. I’m sure you will too! #geekygirls
34:12
May 21, 2018
Minisode: #FakeLoveFriday and following your curiosity
Today on the podcast I’m talking about #FakeLoveFriday, following your curiosity, and how Twitter trending topics can lead to some very interesting inspirations.
07:47
May 18, 2018
Minisode: Cultivating Wonder ✨
In this minisode, I’m talking about the practice of cultivating wonder in our lives, and how it can be like rocket fuel for our creativity.
09:20
May 17, 2018
RadAF Women: Being a Badass Babe with Nikki Pebbles 🔥💋
In this episode, I got the opportunity to chat with the incredible Nikkie Pebbles!! We talked about learning to lean into your badass self as a woman, finding your voice, kicking fear to the curb and so much more. Ya ready??? Can’t wait for you to hear this one!
55:14
May 14, 2018
Minisode: Leaning into the messy process of creativity ✌️
In this minisode, I share insights on the process of art making and creativity. We talk about having seasons of failure and feeling lost, and why those seasons are SO integral in the process of creativity and life ❤️
15:00
May 11, 2018
Minisode: Just start - Doing the damn thing ❤️🚀
In today’s minisode, I talk about how we all have a tendency to make excuses when it comes to starting something new. When do you know you’re “ready” to start that thing you want to do? Let’s get into it!
07:12
May 9, 2018
RadAF Women: Emylee Williams 🔥💰
From the episode: "At some point you just get to a place where you realize you don't need to be anyone else but yourself" - Emylee Williams In this episode of the #RadAFWomen series, I’m chatting with Emylee Williams of Think Creative Collective! Emylee and her biz partner Abagail (hear her interview in episode 214) have created an amazing online space for female entrepreneurs to connect, learn and grow profitable businesses. Emylee is passionate about helping women reach their badass potential, both in life and in business, and we talk about this as well as many other topics throughout the course of this interview. I can’t freakin wait for you to hear it!
51:33
May 7, 2018
Minisode: What do we do now? Finding your voice again ❤️
Hey! It’s Molly, and I’m back with a brand new solo episode about finding your voice after shit hits the fan. I’m retracing my steps, discussing where he podcast started, where we’re at now, and what’s been happening along the way.
16:15
May 4, 2018
RadAF Women: Taylor Lee 👩‍🎨🎨
In this episode, I chat with the lovely Taylor Lee (Tay!!) who is a fellow abstract artist who shares about mental illness and the human experience through her work. We had a fantastic conversation about her story, her struggles with mental illness and how she channels that into art, the current abstract movement and so much more. I cannot wait for you to listen!!
51:27
April 30, 2018
RadAF Women: Saras Feijo 🌈💃
In this episode, I chat with the incredibly talented Saras Feijo. Saras is a contemporary clown, an artist, a performer, and a creativity coach. She has an amazing life story, and we had so much fun talking about all the cool things she’s been up to, including planning a large solo exhibition and upcoming festival. I can’t wait for you to hear this conversation!
35:07
April 30, 2018
RadAF Women: Rachel Gilmore 🙏❤️
In this episode I chat with Rachel Gilmore, an amazing coach and speaker who has come through SO MUCH in her life. She’s used her transformative journey to help others find their way. She’s pure magic, and I’m so excited to share this conversation with you!
37:11
April 30, 2018
RadAF Women: Abagail Pumphrey 💖🙌
In this episode I chat with Abagail Pumphrey (@abagailsays on Instagram) of Think Creative Collective! Abby and her biz partner Emylee lead an amazing movement of female entrepreneurs who are changing the world. She is an incredible human being, I loved talking with her and I cannot wait for you to join in!!
35:23
April 9, 2018
RadAF Women: Amanda Sloan 🍴💖
In this episode of the #RadAFWomen series, I’m chatting with Amanda Sloan. She is one half of Thankful Cow Solutions, a company that helps restaurants out with their branding and social media presence. We talk about her journey and how the pain and failure of closing her first business actually ended up being a launching point for her, and a pivotal part of her story as an entrepreneur. I can’t wait for you to listen!
34:20
April 3, 2018
RadAF Women: Coach Lexi 💪💖
In today’s episode we are talking with Coach Lexi - a women’s health and empowerment coach. She has an incredible story to share. We talk about how growing up as a minority and trying to fit in has impacted her life. She shares her journey through some intense twists and turns including drug use and an abusive relationship - how those experiences has led her to encourage and empower other women. This chat is sooo good - but it does include some strong language and adult themes - so be aware of that if you have kiddos around. Seriously though, this conversation is amazing. We hit on so many struggles that are common to women everywhere - including finding confidence in your body and your voice. I can’t wait for you to hear it!! ❤️ - Molly
45:27
March 23, 2018
RadAF Women: Sillie Mugo 🌈💖
In this episode, I chat with fellow abstract artist Sillie Mugo. We discuss her journey, how to find your confidence as an artist, and much more! You don’t wanna miss this amazing conversation!
36:58
March 19, 2018
RadAF Women: Alex Lawless 🙌💕
In this episode I chat with the lovely Alex - founder and CEO of Lady and Company Creative. Alex is a branding coach who loves to help empower women in their businesses through badass branding. We talk about her journey, how life never turns out the way you plan, and female empowerment in the workplace. This episode is killer and I cannot wait for you to hear it!!
38:50
March 12, 2018
Minisode: Insights in life from all these interviews
In this episode of the podcast, I share some of the life lessons and insights I’ve gained from my journey this year. Interviewing 100 women in the RadAF Women Series has been an incredible experience so far.
13:31
February 28, 2018
RadAF Women: Cara Olsen 💕
In this episode of the #RadAFWomen series, I chatted with Cara Olsen of Rosalie Gwen Paperie. Cara is an incredible human being, a talented watercolor artist & heartfelt writer. We talked about her story, the difficulties she has had to overcome with chronic illness, how having a baby changed her life, and how creating has centered her. This conversation was one of my favorites so far - don’t miss it! You can find Cara and her work on Instagram.com/rosaliegwenpaperie
35:51
February 26, 2018
RadAF Women: Jasmine 🔥
In this episode I chat with Jasmine Cabrera, an amazing personal trainer, Health coach, gut health educator, mama, and incredible human. I can\u2019t wait for you to hear it!! You can find Jasmine on Instagram at @healthbyjasmine \ud83d\udd25\ud83d\udc4c
42:32
February 12, 2018
RadAF Women: Jess ✨🌸
In this episode, I chat with Jess from Bless the Messy. Jess is an artist, hand-letterer, mama, and seriously magic human being. We talked about everything from getting through mental health struggles as a woman and a mama, being true to yourself, and even about women supporting other women. This conversation is SO GOOD you guys. Can\u2019t wait for you all to hear it! You can find Jess on Instagram at @blessthemessy \ud83c\udf38\u2764\ufe0f\u2728
38:23
February 5, 2018
RadAF Women: Kate ❤️
In this episode, I spoke with Kate Tangney - an amazing hand letterer, abstract artist and mama from Boston. She\u2019s the bomb.com and I can\u2019t wait for you to hear this conversation!
30:07
January 29, 2018
RadAF Women: Anna Vos
In today\u2019s episode I chat with Anna Vos, hand lettering extraordinaire, business owner, stay at home mom, and all around amazing human being. Our conversation gets into the realities of being a mama and entrepreneur full time, womanhood, intersectional feminism and so much more. You can find Anna\u2019s beautiful lettering work on her website http://owlpostlettering.com and on Instagram.com/owlpostlettering!
31:30
January 22, 2018
Minisode: It\u2019s a Messy Process
Talking about some of the things I\u2019ve noticed so far as I continue to interview women for the RadAF Women\u2019s Series. Some real life shit \u2764\ufe0f and a reminder that none of us are alone
09:30
January 16, 2018
RadAF Women - Jessica
In this episode of the RadAF Women Series, we chat with Jessica Lomeli, visual artist, former graphic designer and mama. Our conversation touched on all kinds of good stuff - don\u2019t miss it! You can find Jessica on Instagram as @artbyjpl or online at artbyjpl.com \u2764\ufe0f\ud83d\ude0e
29:21
January 15, 2018
RadAF Women: Pammertime
Welcome to season 2 of the Darling Rage Nation podcast! We are diving into a brand new series: RadAF Women. This interview series is focused on the stories and voices of all the amazing women that surround us. Let\u2019s get it going today with Tattoo artist, mama, and badass: Pam Carvalho of White Tiger Tattoo in Rochester NY (@pammertime on Instagram)
37:07
January 8, 2018
Real Generosity
In this episode, we explore generosity as a concept of making space for other human beings and connection
10:57
December 16, 2017
Stress and sleeplessness
Chatting about stress related sleeplessness and insomnia - and all the things that come with it
14:09
November 25, 2017
Reprogramming Your Brain
This episode is all about reprogramming your brain from negative to positive feedback loops / becoming more mindful by asking yourself questions
16:33
November 7, 2017
Thoughts on #MeToo Movement
My thoughts on the movement, speaking up, being allies for each other, and knowing that your experience counts. \u2764\ufe0f
21:48
October 19, 2017
Minisode: Lean into the pain ❤️
Reaction to the Las Vegas shooting, and other hard stuff.
04:55
October 2, 2017
Owning Your Voice ⚡️❤️
Who owns your voice? Are there parts of yourself that you're censoring just to keep the peace? Let's talk about that today \u2764\ufe0f
16:16
September 30, 2017
Legacy ⚡️❤️
What will you leave behind, and what story will they tell about you when you're gone? \u2764\ufe0f
13:49
September 5, 2017
Creating vs Ruminating
Episode all about how we use the same mental energy either to create new things or to ruminate on current circumstances
16:37
September 2, 2017
Finding Your Voice Pt. 4
The next part in our series on finding your creative voice - all about doing the work
20:52
August 31, 2017
Minisode: Embrace Change
Mini episode about life's seasons, and embracing the changes
09:19
August 30, 2017
Finding Your Voice Pt. 3
Part three in our series about finding your creative voice - in which we focus on flipping the script, speaking life through affirmations, and starting to exercise your muscle of creativity.
11:54
August 17, 2017
Thoughts: We can't stay silent
Thoughts about the awful events in Charlottesville VA. Why we cannot remain quiet... our charge to be allies and to lean into the hard conversations
14:01
August 14, 2017
Finding Your Voice Pt. 2
Part two in the ongoing saga to dig into our inner narratives, and start pulling out our creativity and true voice
13:11
August 12, 2017
Finding Your Voice: Pt 1
This is the first part in a new series - finding your voice \u2764\ufe0f how to dig through the noise and uncover your true creative self
13:21
August 11, 2017
Thoughts on just doing the damn thing ❤️
This episode is a compilation of a few different segments - my thoughts on getting over "wish" syndrome, some thoughts from Simon in the U.K., my kids, and Andy Proctor. Enjoy! ❤️
10:51
August 6, 2017
The story behind The Darling Rage
How tragedy can lead to revelation: losing a friend changed everything
08:56
August 4, 2017
Why I don't do "balance"
Answering a listener question about how I "do it all" and why I don't believe in balance. \u2764\ufe0f
05:04
August 3, 2017
A Creativity Pep Talk for You ❤️
Creativity, flow, artmaking, and encouragement. A creativity pep talk for you \ud83d\ude18
01:25
August 2, 2017