Ep9: Kady Kamakate - Being Brown in Film & at Sundance

This week, Amber spoke with Kady Kamakate.  Super unassuming and down to earth, talking to Kady feels chatting with that one easy going girlfriend who is secretly super-woke.  She's making quite the name for herself having produced a series called Lemeirt Park that premiered at the coveted Sundance Festival in the inaugural Indie Short category. Dive into the episode to get the deets on navigating a budding film career and when you can catch Leimert Park on your screen.

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Ep8: Imriel Morgan - Brown Girls Are Resilient

In episode 8, Amber talks to Imriel Morgan, CEO of ShoutOut Network, UK's diverse podcast network about falling into podcasting, the labor intensive love of audio and why it is important for podcasters of color to have a voice. Amber kind of loves British accents, (so American, right?), and Imriel's show and prove attitude makes listening to hers that much sweeter.

This episode is brought to you by Sudio. Get 15% off a pair of Sudio earphones by going to this link https://goo.gl/kWqj54 and using the code BROWNGIRLSDO.

 

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Ep7: Marjuan Canady - Cultivating creative culture & legacy

Episode 7 has Amber and TaKiyah chatting with culture conscious and woke Marjuan Canady; developer of the stage play, "Girls, Girls, Girls" and the creator of "Callaloo" a children's culture literacy and social awareness brand.  The proud DC native, Marjuan tells us how she has leaned into her creativity to develop content that is timely and culturally relevant for a variety of audiences through books, stage and film.  This episode also marks a powerful milestone for Amber (she got inked!) and a new Lemondrop Media podcast launch.  Listen for the deets!

You can see Amber's tattoo here.

This episode is brought to you by Sudio. Get 15% off a pair of Sudio earphones by going to this link https://goo.gl/kWqj54 and using the code BROWNGIRLSDO.

 

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Ep6: Jose Vilson - EDUcating in COLOR

TaKiyah and Amber are back off break and back on with our first male guest, Jose Vilson.  Jose is not only a NYC based Math teacher, he is also the author of This is Not a Test, and the Executive Director for Educolor, (http://www.educolor.org/), a non-profit that seeks to elevate the voices of public school advocates of color on educational equity and justice.  Y'all know we rock with the people who advocate for Brown faces in spaces! Equal parts leader, humorist, activist and lyrical encyclopedia, Jose easily flexes all of those muscles while fighting for fair for Brown kids in the classroom.  Want to know what bravery sounds like? Listen to this episode.

This episode is brought to you by Sudio. Get 15% off a pair of Sudio earphones by going to this link https://goo.gl/kWqj54 and using the code BROWNGIRLSDO.

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Ep5: Chyna Robinson - Real love; in life, on stage and in film

In their last episode before taking a holiday break, Takiyah and Amber are back again with the talented Chyna Robinson, a Writer and Director for stage and film and creator of the well decorated short film, Greenwood (https://greenwoodmovie.com).  We all know that art imitates life, so in this episode, we discuss how stage and film capture reality for Brown people, celebrate Black Love and possibly launch a search to find Amber a husband.

Listen up for a special offer for listeners from our episode 4 guest, Whitney Bracey of Mahogany Blues Dance Apparel (mbdanceapparel.com).

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Ep4: Whitney Bracey - When side Hustles Turn Pro

In Episode 4, TaKiyah and Amber speak with Whitney Bracey, Fashion Designer and Founder of Mahogany Blues Dance Apparel about side hustles, finding the blessing in a layoff, and the power in taking a break to sharpen your skills.  Being the calmest person we know is only the beginning of Whitney's superpowers.  Check out this episode to hear more about when side hustles turn pro.  Find Mahogany Blues Dance Apparel at https://www.mbdanceapparel.com/.

Brought to you by Lemondrop Media https://www.lemondrop.fm/

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Ep3: Nicka Smith - I got bacon in my DNA

Takiyah and Amber chat with Genealogist and Photographer, Nicka Smith about using DNA research to figure out our personal histories.  Takiyah shares how DNA research saved her life and Amber learns that her love of bacon might actually be in her DNA...  Figuratively.  If you have ever wondered about sending off your DNA to a company to learn your genetic history, Nicka helps clarify the process and explains why you should.

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