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Untapped Storytellers Podcast

Untapped Storytellers Podcast

By Untapped Storytellers
We believe in the power of Art and Human resilience.

The Creative Industry is changing rapidly and there are so much to uncover, there are so much gap to fill. Untapped Storytellers Podcast, (previously known as "Love+Live+Life" Podcast), offers space to share ideas, experiences, resources and call to actions within and beyond the creative industry to make a better world for artists, cultural workers and all creative people.

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Creative Economy
Creative Culture
Creative People

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Ep 010 Providing Creative Outlet & Art as a healing tool in School System with Aleta Brown
"Movement is Medicine" - Aleta Brown  In this episode Aleta Brown joined the conversation about “Providing creative outlet & art as a healing tool in school system”. Aleta is a multimedia artist and educator based in NY who uses art as a way to explore her relationship with healing and grief. Let’s get started. Show Notes “Movement is medicine” - processing what was going on in the world during the Pandemic. Healing & Person Centered approach in the School system - Seeing the whole person. Importance providing non-verbal creative outlet and art as healing tools. Guest Bio Aleta Brown is a multimedia artist and educator who uses art as a way to explore her relationship with healing and grief. In the wake of our collective trauma from the COVID-19 pandemic, the state sanctioned destruction of BIPOC’s communities, and the loss of her grandmother from Alzheimer’s Dementia, Aleta investigates these experiences in her art practice. Her work delves into the process of healing as a vital biological and spiritual process––a process necessary for survival. IG @AletaNBrown Thank you for listening to this episode. What inspired you and what did you discover? If you have a suggestion of what people should know about the creative industry or if you’re working on an awesome project, tell us what you're working on. We wanna hear all about it! www.untappedstorytellers.com IG @untapped_storytellers
40:19
June 30, 2022
Ep 009 It's Not About Me, It's About We: Report Bias with Phil Tajitsu Nash
"I’m fighting to have human rights for everyone." - Phil Tajitsu Nash  In this episode, Phil Tajitsu Nash,  Co-President of the Board of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF),  joined the conversation. This episode was made in partnership with the Baruch College 38th Executive MPA Cohort, where candidates built campaigns to change behavior for social good.  Show notes AAPI Bias Incidents & Hate Crimes - Process of Reporting & Impact Breaking down Asian Stereotypes, Model minority myths, Perpetual Foreigners, Conditional Citizenship Building Your Cultural Competence toolkit - Everyday Micro Kindness Resources  #StopAPPIHate https://stopaapihate.org/ AAPI Equity Alliance https://aapiequityalliance.org/ Asian American Legal Defense and Education fund https://www.aaldef.org/ AAPI Data https://aapidata.com/ Yick Wo vs Hopkins Case https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yick_Wo_v._Hopkins Guest Bio  Phil teaches in the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), and serves as Co-President of the Board of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF). He previously served as Founding Executive Director of the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), Curator of the Asian Pacific American Program at the Smithsonian Institution’s 2010 Folklife Festival, and columnist for the N.Y. Nichibei and Asian Week newspapers. Phil has taught law, urban studies, and APA history, art, oral history, and public policy classes at University of Maryland, Yale, NYU, The City College of New York, CUNY, and Georgetown Law. He also is affiliated with the University of Maryland Latin American Studies Center, based on a Study Abroad class he has taught bringing students to an Indigenous community in the Brazilian Amazon, his research on Japanese Brazilians, and his decades of work with Native Americans in North America and Brazil on human rights, culture, and language issues. (Photo Credit @Lia Chang)  Thank you for listening to this episode. What inspired you and what did you discover? If you have a suggestion of what people should know about the creative industry or if you’re working on an awesome project, tell us what you're working on. We wanna hear all about it! www.untappedstorytellers.com IG @untapped_storytellers
45:39
June 22, 2022
Ep 008 Fundraising; Take the Ick out of the Ask with Kel Haney
"Our dreams can change and that’s okay too." - Kel Haney In this episode, Kel Haney joined the conversation. She’s an outbound Fundraising expert who helps take  ick out the ask. She shared powerful and useful fundraising tips and why artists are great fundraisers. Let’s get started. Show Notes & TIPS from Kel  Tip #1 - The value we attach to the number means something different for everyone. Tip #2 - Vulnerability & Empathy & Curiosity make artists a great fundraiser. Find your Superpower. Tip #3 - Give options to people and be clear & specific about what you’re asking for. Guest Bio I'm a NYC & Maine-based fundraising consultant with 15 years of experience in the field, specializing in Outbound Fundraising. I've worked with such companies as Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, Signature Theatre, MCC Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Page 73 Productions, BroadwayUnlocked, and The Little Orchestra Society. I'm also an accomplished theatre director, and my fundraising methodology is based on how I lead a rehearsal room: focusing on what makes each of us unique and engaging. I empower individuals with the knowledge that they already possess the most critical tools needed to be skilled fundraisers (empathy, candor, vulnerability, enthusiasm, and storytelling). Since March 2020, I've consulted with several performing arts organizations that have raised over $1M in individual donations. Over my fundraising career, I've helped arts organizations raise over $10M. Along with my husband, actor Michael Grew, I divide my time between New York City and Chebeague Island, Maine. When I'm not working, I like to be physically active: yoga, bodyweight strength training, and long walks; I also love to cook, listen to podcasts & memoirs/personal development audiobooks, and read hardcopy fiction (Ann Patchett is my all-time fave). During Covid, I miss traveling, entertaining friends, walking through museums, eating out, and attending live performances. Website; www.kelhaney.com IG @KelHaney Thank you for listening to this episode. What inspired you and what did you discover? If you have a suggestion of what people should know about the creative industry or if you’re working on an awesome project, tell us what you're working on. We wanna hear all about it! www.untappedstorytellers.com IG @untapped_storytellers
41:16
June 16, 2022
Ep 007 Understanding the Different Stages of Empowerment with Rajni Vohra
“We, Women should support and uplift each other” . - Rajni Vohra In this episode Rajni Vohra joined the conversation. She’s a social entrepreneur writer and a founder of WahWoman. She shared about her journey with supporting artists and female entrepreneurs globally and the importance of recognizing the different stages of empowerment.  Show Notes Listening to the voice of the community. WahWoman; How the journey began. What to be mindful of when we talk about “empowerment”. The importance of self-retrospection and being open to shift directions. Guest Bio Dr. Rajni Vohra is a Social Entrepreneur, Trainer, Mentor, Writer, and Marketing professional with over 20 years of rich and diverse experience of working in different domains and possesses sound academics including a doctorate degree in advertising language, MBA, a couple of management degrees and has many research papers to her. She is a strong proponent of Gender Equality, Education, Equal Opportunities for all, rights for different- abled people and circular economy.  Dr.Vohra is founder of WahWoman, a global women empowerment platform to amplify voices of women from all over the World. She has also been appointed as Country chair Ecocivilisation (India) by hon'ble Violeta Bulc, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Slovenia and former EU Commissioner for Transport. Website : www.wahwoman.in IG @WahWomanChannel Thank you for listening to this episode. What inspired you and what did you discover? If you have a suggestion of what people should know about the creative industry or if you’re working on an awesome project, tell us what you're working on. We wanna hear all about it! www.untappedstorytellers.com IG @untapped_storytellers
23:32
June 09, 2022
Ep 006 Think out side the box by grounding in your vision with Helene Galek
“My whole life is collaboration”  - Helen Galek In this episode Helene Galek joined the conversation. She’s an actor/casting director/writer/networker. She shared about how she got into the business as an actor and as a casting director, lessons she learned and what she hopes for the future of film/tv and theatre industry. Let’s get started. Show Note Getting familiar with industry knowledge; trends, technology and community. Becoming a casting director - Finding a niche and going outside the box. Working with Maya Angelou & embodying inclusive space. “Stop the shaming of aging”.  - Agism in Film/TV/Theatre Industry Guest Bio Helene has found her bliss in being a multi-hyphenate. Not only an actor, she is a casting director, writer, networker, hostess with the mostest and has a background in teaching and sales. Her love of performing began very early as she tapped her way on the stage of a big auditorium in Albany, NY at the age of 5. That year, Helene took her first trip to NYC and knew she wanted to live there and thus two big dreams were born and fulfilled almost two decades later! Recent projects include filming a new indie episodic, “Peri-Street, some sketch comedy videos for You-tube, casting three musical projects  and writing her first play, which won Honorable Mention in a festival! Helene is also writing her first book and casting an indie episodic to be filmed this spring. Her current dream is to go to Paris, act in a horror film and give big parties again. http://voyagela.com/interview/conversations-with-helene-galek www.helenegalek.com Thank you for listening to this episode. What inspired you and what did you discover? If you have a suggestion of what people should know about the creative industry or if you’re working on an awesome project, tell us what you're working on. We wanna hear all about it! www.untappedstorytellers.com IG @untapped_storytellers
53:12
May 27, 2022
Ep 005 Being a whole self in collaboration with Michelle Feza Kuchuk
"Take a risk. Not letting "Perfect" be the enemy of the Good". - Michelle Feza Kuchuk In this episode, Michelle Feza Kuchuk joined the conversation. She’s a NY based theatre maker, suicidologist, educator, and activist. We talked about ethical theatre making and mental health. I want to give you a disclaimer that this conversation goes into the topic of Suicidology and suicide prevention. Please take care as you needed.  Show Notes Developing a play “The Insabordinates”  - Suicide Prevention + Healing + Mental health Being a multi-hyphenated, multi passionate human & finding focus in each season in life. Ethical and sustainable theatre making. - Narratives, Work Environment, Equitable Pay T3i - Think Tank for Theatrical Innovation   https://www.t3inyc.org/ Full Out Creative https://www.fulloutcreative.com/producing/ Guest Bio Michelle Kuchuk is an NYC-based theatermaker, suicidologist, educator, and activist. As a playwright, Michelle has written plays for a nonprofit bringing theater to disabled individuals, and has had her plays produced in New York City, adapted and produced in podcast format, and published in a literary magazine. Directing and assistant directing credits include Beautiful Thing with Nicu’s Spoon Theater and Sons of the Prophet, by Stephen Karam, with Roundabout Theatre Company.  In the mental health and suicidology space, Michelle’s 15 years of academic, practical, and research experience has centered around promoting lived-experience perspectives and reaching people where they’re at using technology. Michelle has overseen or influenced the training of thousands of crisis counselors in technology-based crisis interventions, has anonymously spoken to thousands of people in crisis, and is published in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior (2020 and 2021). Michelle also provides dramaturgical and literary support for artists who are interested in incorporating mental health or suicidology themes into their work. As an activist, Michelle empowers individuals and communities to incorporate activism and volunteering into their day-to-day lives. It’s not sustainable to expect that activism, volunteering, and community-aid should take up our every moment - yet that’s what many of us believe we have to do to make a difference. Michelle is a dual-citizen of Turkey & the U.S., and lives in south Brooklyn with her cat Franklin and husband Spencer. Website https://www.michellekuchuk.com/  IG @michellefeza Thank you for listening to this episode. What inspired you and what did you discover? If you have a suggestion of what people should know about the creative industry or if you’re working on an awesome project, tell us what you're working on. We wanna hear all about it! www.untappedstorytellers.com IG @untapped_storytellers Let's stay connected
42:52
May 13, 2022
Ep 004 Building a World through Visual Storytelling with Sarah Cogan
 “People think that compromising is giving up your side of idea or somebody else’s, but I think compromising is actually finding a new ground”. - Sarah Cogan  In this episode, Sarah Cogan joined the conversation. She’s a triple threat film designer, educator and host of podcast “Designing the void” We talked about building the world through visual storytelling and what goes behind the Film/Tv Industry.  Show Notes What is Film Design? -  Visual Storytelling & Worldbuilding - Different processes between Film/TV Design vs Stage Design. Lifestyle challenges as Designers - Time - Wage Gap - Intellectual Property Guest Bio Sarah Cogan is a film designer exposing the mystery behind worldbuilding, visual storytelling and film design, so every filmmaker has the tools to craft immersive worlds that draw audience into their stories regardless of budget.  She has over 15 years of experience, has been nominated for best design in multiple areas, and is currently writing a book on Worldbuilding and Visual Storytelling for Filmmakers.  Sarah is the host of the podcast Designing the Void. Website www.sarahcogan.com    IG: @sarahcogandesigns @designingtheVoid Thank you for listening to this episode. What inspired you and what did you discover? If you have a suggestion of what people should know about the creative industry or if you’re working on an awesome project, tell us what you're working on. We wanna hear all about it! www.untappedstorytellers.com IG @untapped_storytellers Let's stay connected
45:36
May 06, 2022
Ep 003 Redefining Success as an Artist with Corrie Legge
"I hate the word "BALANCE". It's about compatibility & about working together". - Corrie Legge In this episode, Corrie Legge joined the conversation. She is a multi-passionate actor, creative coach, and mom. We talked about how she helps multi-passionate actors and storytellers thrive in their artistic careers without sacrificing the well-rounded life they deserve.  Show Notes Create harmony with your dream job & your dream life; building lifestyle as an Artist Ask “WHY” you want what you want to avoid “busy” work and focus on what matters. Feel successful in the process itself. Don’t see “success” as a tangible endpoint. Guest Bio Corrie Legge is a multi-passionate actor, creative coach, and mom. As an actor and voiceover artist, she has appeared in many independent films, national commercials, animation, video games, audiobooks, and more. She's also a filmmaker with several short films under her belt, and multiple feature scripts in the works!    As a coach, Corrie hosts Your Creative Life, the only creative community that helps multi-passionate actors and storytellers thrive in their artistic careers without sacrificing the well-rounded life they deserve. Website https://corrielegge.com/   IG @creatingwithcorrie Thank you for listening to this episode. What inspired you and what did you discover? If you have a suggestion of what people should know about the creative industry or if you’re working on an awesome project, tell us what you're working on. We wanna hear all about it! www.untappedstorytellers.com IG @untapped_storytellers Let's stay connected!
39:47
April 22, 2022
Ep 002 Celebrating Mixed Asian Creativity with Alex Chester - Founder & Editor in Chief of Mixed Asian Media
“I really think that being mixed is a superpower”. - Alex Chester In this episode, Alex Chester, founder and an editor in chief for mixed Asian media joined the conversation. Mixed Asian Media is a collective created by multiracial, mixed Asian/Pacific Islanders.  We talked about Mixed Asian representation and how she navigates her career as an artist and a founder.  Show Notes Building a creative community, career and life holistically. The shift and growth of Mixed Asian representation in the Film/TV/Theatre “Mixed Asian Media Festival” -  Celebrating the mixed Asian Creativity Mixed Asian Media  -  https://mixedasianmedia.com  IG @mixedasianmedia Mixed Asian Media Fest - https://mixedasianmedia.com/fest  --- DEADLINE is April 22 Keen Company - www.keencompany.org Thank you for listening to this episode. What inspired you and what did you discover? If you have a suggestion of what people should know about the creative industry or if you’re working on an awesome project, tell us what you're working on. We wanna hear all about it! www.untappedstorytellers.com IG @untapped_storytellers Let's stay connected
37:60
April 15, 2022
Ep 001 Keeping the culture and tradition alive in Home Away from Home with Abya Yala Arte Y Cultura
“Our community has needs to tell their stories”  - Patricia Araníbar In this episode, Patricia Araníbar, Rosa Bustamante, Milagros Albrecht from Abya Yala Arte y Cultura joined the conversation. They are     community of artists whose mission is to celebrate the cultural identity of Andean region of Peru. Show Notes Keeping the culture and tradition alive in Home Away from Home. Developing  multidisciplinary performance “Mujeres Valerosas del Perú”( “Women of Courage from Peru”). Celebrating Peruvian women of Past, Present & Future Artists have to remain open to move and adapt. Website www.abyaarts.org IG @abyayala_arteycultura_ny Guests Bio Patricia Araníbar was born in Lima, Perú and migrated to US at a very tender age. She is a founding and active member of AbyaYala Arte y Cultura. Patricia is a trained architect who explores through the use of clay a marriage of form, function and aesthetics. Her art is deeply rooted in the traditional artistic expressions of her native Perú. She has found in pottery the means to express her true identity, one that is split between her love for New York City and her identification with the millenary culture of the Andes. Rosa Bustamante is a Language and Speech Therapist and an actress trained with the Guacamolink performing Arts workshops following the “The Unconscious Conscious Actor” methodology of Peruvian director/playwright Walter Ventosilla.  Presently, she is an active member of the non profit organization AbyaYala Arte y Cultura working and contributing in many of their projects. She has performed as Peruvian indigenous leader Micaela Bastidas in “Mujeres Valerosas’; in the musical dramatization of Cesar Vallejo’s poem “A mi hermano Miguel” ; as the fox in the presentation of an ancient Andean tale “The Fox, the Mole and the Moon”; in the performance of “Mujermente Hablando”, and in the play “Caytana”, a theatrical adaptation of a story by one of Peru’s most beloved writers José María Arguedas, where she was selected the 2019 recipient of the ATI (Independent Theater Artists Awards For Hispanic Actors) as “Best Newcomer Actress of the Year”. Milagros Albrecht graduated as Music and Voice teacher and taught elementary school for 8 years in her native Trujillo, Peru. Winner of several awards, she sang as an invited soloist with the orquesta Sinconcia de Trujillo between 1993-2000. She was a member of the choir of the Instituto Nacional de Cultura from 1987-1997. And the Caro Nacional de Lima in the 1998 Opera season. She also completed a scholarship  at the Univasidad de Chile for Voice and Singing in 1999. Since migrating to the US in 2001, mis Albrecht has been an integral part of the New Jersey peruvian Consulate yearly celebrations, is a soloist in the most holy name Church Choir in Garfield NJ and was part of Julliard Choral School of music in 05-07. She continues to present through her voice and performances her deep love for her ancestral roots and the Andean Culture. Thank you for listening to this episode. What inspired you and what did you discover? If you have a suggestion of what people should know about the creative industry or if you’re working on an awesome project, tell us what you're working on. We wanna hear all about it!  www.untappedstorytellers.com  IG @untapped_storytellers Let's stay connect 
44:35
March 10, 2022
[ Trailer ] Welcome to Untapped Storytellers Podcast
Welcome to Untapped Storytellers Podcast. If you believe in the power of Art, Culture and creativity, this podcast is for you.  We’ll talk about how essential art and culture is, the role creative industry plays in our society and what it’s like to be an artist. The goal is to support artists and build inclusive human centered community and highlighting the people who are doing that work. You will hear from artists and creatives from different mediums and background. They will share Their expertises, experiences and their vision for the future. So that we can learn from each other. You may consider yourself an artist, storyteller, maker, or creative. Even if you don’t resonate with the word “Artist” with capital A, we are all creative in our own unique way. Art is a language that speaks human. right now this world needs healing more than ever and we got some creating to do. So let’s start. Connect with us!  If you discovered something new in this episode, tell us what you discovered and write a review for us so that more people can support artists and creative industry. And if you have an suggestion of what people should know about the creative industry, or if you’re working on an awesome project that working on, we’d love to hear from you. you can visit our website www.untappedstorytellers.com or follow us on IG @untapped_storytellers
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February 21, 2022