Not Your Average Culture

Not Your Average Culture

By Chardeney Mason
Not Your Average Culture (NYAC) is a podcast geared toward openly discussing topics related to dating, lifestyle, creatives, and entrepreneurship.

The host, Chardeney, interviews guest and discusses how they are taking non-traditional approaches and excelling in their industry while also sharing bits and pieces of her journey towards working on her goal of being a Creative Director.

It's a fun way to highlight authentic stories of how people are breaking cultural norms, and provide resources such as books, programs, or services for those embarking on a similar path.
Episode 9: Liane Membis | How to identify a BAUCE
Liane Membis is the founder and editorial director of BAUCE Magazine. She originally created BAUCE as a platform for driven and ambitious women of color who desire to become high net-worth individuals. Liane Membis is also a full stack web developer and wordsmith that is based in New York City. In this weeks episode I chatted with Liane and discussed how she juggles personal and professional relationships as an entrepreneur. We also touched on what it looks like truly be a boss. Tune in to hear how she uses her lifestyle magazine to help women gain financial freedom. We discuss non-traditional approaches to obtaining an higher education and how she is working to hold women accountable  about reaching their financial goals. Stay Connected with Liane and other groups and organizations discussed in this episode Follow:  @baucemag @millianeire Other organizations mentioned in this episode WEEN General Assembly Newsletters BAUCE Magazine Morning Brew The Skimm NYAC Stay up to date with all things related to Not Your Average Culture (NYAC) A community of creatives, self starters, and dream chasers.   We share authentic stories of those who are living life on their own terms. We believe in building others up by sharing resources, inspiration, and programs to help others along their journey. Join the exclusive list to be one of the first to be notified about the latest podcast, programs or events.
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April 22, 2019
Episode 8: Genevieve Leighton-Armah: Women Support & Self Care
"If you build the table right we can all have a seat at the table." Genevieve Leighton-Armah is the Academy Coordinator at BayCat Academy. BAYCAT ACADEMY is an internationally-acclaimed school that provides free digital media education to underserved youth and young adults in San Francisco. In this weeks episode I chatted with Genevieve and discussed how BAYCAT and other programs provide support to the youth and young adults within the creative community. We also touched on what it means to support your friends, and the importance of implementing self-care. Tune in to hear more about how she hopes to take a non-traditional approach to the criminal justice system by implementing art and diversion programs as a Juvenile Judge.  Also learn how she is personally supporting her innovative friends that created Women Sound Off. Stay Connected with Genevieve and other creatives discussed in this episode Follow:  @gennyqueen @baycat @womensoundoff Other organizations mentioned in this episode Adobe Creative Residency Bayview Hunters Point Youth Radio Starline Social Club Wine & Bow Ties Donda's House More About Genevieve LinkedIn BayCat Moad
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March 25, 2019
Episode 7: Ro$$ Mac | 10,000 Puts & Up Next
In this weeks episode I chatted with Ro$$ Mac who is an Entrepreneur and Entertainer.  We discuss his various business ventures from the infamous Drill parties, Drink Haus Chicago, Up Next App, working on Wall Street to balancing life as an entertainer.  Tune in to learn how he juggles life as an entrepreneur and how he is revolutionizing what it means to be cool.  Ross is being intentional with his music by incorporating terms used on Wall Street with hopes it will inspire the youth to learn more about business and finances. Stay connected with Ro$$ Follow him on IG @imrossmac Turn Up @itsthedrill Grab a bite to eat @drinkhauschi www.drinkhauschi.com Check out his latest project Here is a treat for my listeners! I am big on getting my monies worth, so this year I have partnered with Rebag. Rebag is a place where you can resale your luxury handbags. Use my link  www.rebag.com/sell/ChardeneyMason to refresh or sell your luxury handbags. 
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February 10, 2019
Episode 6: Adanta Ahanonu Making The Career Switch & Year Up
 Adanta Ahanonu is the Site Director for Year Up at Diablo Valley College. Year Up is a national nonprofit that empowers underserved young adults to go from minimum wage to meaningful careers in a single year with the help of a free intensive career readiness and higher education training program. Students spend six-months in a classroom setting learning professional and technical skills, followed by six months in an internship at top companies like Facebook, Airbnb,  Google, and Salesforce.  In this episode Adanta shares her experience of making the career switch from the insurance industry to a woman in tech as a Site Director for Year Up. Tune in to hear how she helping introduce the youth to Silicon Valley. For more information about Year Up visit their website https://www.yearup.org/
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January 20, 2019
Episode 5: Top 5 Timeless Books for Motivation in 2019
Happy New Year! Here are 5 books I read that has helped me remain positive and motivated on my journey as a creative.  The Secret The Gifts of Imperfection The Alchemist Essentialism You Are A Badass Here is a treat for my listeners! I am big on getting my monies worth, so this year I have partnered with Rebag. Rebag is a place where you can resale your luxury handbags. Use my link  www.rebag.com/sell/ChardeneyMason to refresh or sell your luxury handbags. 
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January 7, 2019
Episode 4: Kyla Langdon | Creating Her Own Lane
In this episode Kyla shares multiple experiences about how she has managed to create her own success.  Kyla shares how she is able to pursue both of her passions of becoming a Pediatric Neuroscientist while also pursuing  her goal of being a professional dancer.  It is common that while in medical school people advocate that you focus solely on one thing while Kyla breaks that cultural norm by equally dedicating her time to study and dance. In this interview Kyla says "Tell me I can't" snaps in a circle and she will strive to prove you wrong.  Connect with Kyla & visit her online here https://www.kylajlangdon.com/
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January 2, 2019
Episode 3: Entrepreneurship With Justin Camper: Starting A Business While Studying To Be A Lawyer
This weeks topic is Entrepreneurship. While most people start a business while pursuing a business degree after receiving a MBA Justin camper decided to do it while pursuing his passion to become a lawyer. Tune in to hear his journey as an entrepreneur while studying for the Bar exam. To get in touch with Justin follow him Facebook & IG: @jceeproductions Twitter: @jcp_events
48:00
October 22, 2018
Episode 2: Relationships with Cierra Thurman: Traits to look for when determining if your date is relationship material
Asking yourself is he the one? Don’t know if your in a toxic relationship or trying to escape one. Author and transformational speaker Cierra Thurman shares her experience with a national televised breakup on the Steve Harvey Show, and traits to look for to determine if you are dating someone who is long term relationship material. Steve Harvey Show Links: Cierra Speaker Demo https://youtu.be/OFZXzd4t0Zw Episode 1 recap https://youtu.be/y8M6_KW-1MQ Episode 2 Video no longer available Episode 3 recap https://youtu.be/S2_4_bpSNs4 Episode 4 recap https://youtu.be/aXXyR8nOyWE (This video only plays on the computer/laptop... doesn't work on cell phone) Episode 4 deleted scene love and bball https://youtu.be/nXAaTBBNsRI Keep in touch with Cierra :-) . Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cierra.thurman/ Snapchat: cierra.thurman Email: cierra.thurman@ymail.com . Shop: https://shop.totallifechanges.com/cierrathurman/products www.cierrathurman.com
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October 1, 2018
Episode 1: Making The Most Out of Your Waiting Period| Mental Health & Therapy with Shantia Morgan
Not Your Average Culture Lifestyle Topic: Making TheMost Out of Your Waiting Period Hi everyone! This week I decided to cover a topic called the waiting period. The waiting period is the time in between now and the next chapter of your life. It's the little bit of time that feels like forever from transitioning from high school to college, college to career, or maybe even from being in a relationship to being single. I got a chance to sit down with Shantia Morgan, also one of my best friends and discuss how she is making the most out of waiting period and her journey to be a guidance counselor. While pursuing her Master's she experienced some dramatic situations such as losing loved ones and an unexpected lay off. In this episode she shares how she overcame those challenges while still remaining focused on her goal and has created a flexible schedule to help fit her lifestyle.
49:03
September 24, 2018
Now Introducing: Not Your Average Culture (NYAC) Podcast
The very first episode of Not Your Average Culture! The aim is to break down things we have normalized in the world and reintroduce the various cultures avenues that are accessible to us all. Especially in today’s society where everyone is becoming more consumed with what others are doing online opposed to taking progressive action towards their personal growth and development. I realize this podcast will serve as my testimony as well as encourage others to follow their dreams. Here are some specific examples of each topic I will cover.  Dating: When it comes to dating it’s always assumed that the guy should ask the woman out.  I want to explore the idea of other ways people can approach dating and expectations from relationships. Creative: There are some people who believe they have to be born with a special talent such as singing or being athletic in order to have a creative outlet. I want to share with people new events, ideas, and other interesting things that are occurring
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September 7, 2018
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