The Creative Millennial Podcast
007: Dr. Amber Thornton| Black Psychologist
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Today’s guest is Dr Amber Thornton a black licenced clinical psychologist who currently resides in Tennessee. After I found Dr. Amber through Twitter and started listening to her podcast a Different Perspective it didn’t take long for me to be hooked. I’m an advocate for therapy and even more so for black therapists so I knew I wanted to get Dr. Amber on the show.
We talk about a lot of things from why she decided to be a psychologist to how we can encourage more black youth to go to become therapists. It was a great conversation that I hope you enjoy as much as I did. Let me know what you think on twitter. I’m @CandiceVanWye
006: Lindsey Day| Co-Founder of CRWN Mag
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Today’s guest is Lindsey Day, one of the founders of Crwn Magazine, a magazine for natural hair. We had a great conversation on a ton of topics from interracial relationships, to working with a co-founder, and how Lindsey’s career in the music industry set her up for success as an entrepreneur. We also touch on money, Crwn Magazine’s marketing strategy, and so much more. I enjoyed talking with Lindsey so much and I hope you enjoy our conversation. Let me know what you think on twitter. I’m @CandiceVanWye.
005: Tasha James | Blogger & Entrepreneur
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Today’s guest is Tasha James the blogger behind The Glossier. If that name sounds familiar it’s because a company was recently founded using that name, years after Tasha started her blog.
We talk about what that’s been like as well as things like being a blogger with a smaller audience and what it’s like for Tasha as an entrepreneur who is in business with her boyfriend. We also talk about small business helping small business and so much more.
I had a great time getting to know Tasha during this conversation. Let me know what you think on twitter. I’m @CandiceVanWye and it will always be in the show notes if you can’t spell it.
004: Lesyle Penelope | Fantasy Author
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Today’s guest is Leslye Penelope, an award winning best selling author. I invited her on the podcast because, first, she’s a great writer but she’s also a black woman writing fantasy and paranormal books. It’s very rare to see a black woman in that genre so I wanted to get her perspective and advice on navigating that world. She started off as a self published author (and she still is) but recently inked a deal with St Martin’s Press which is obviously a really big deal. We talk about a lot of things including what it feels like to launch something on your own, fear of failure and fear of success, self doubt, navigating race in all white spaces, and why you sometimes have to go after your dreams alone but why getting help isn’t a bad thing.
003: Essence Hayes | Coloring Pins
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*We had a few technical difficulties during this interview 🙁
Today’s guest is Essence Hayes, the owner and designer of Coloring Pins. If you haven’t heard of coloring pins where have you been girl? It’s pins for brown people. I was so excited to talk with her because she’s so private.
We talked about a ton of things in this interview from her entrepreneurial beginnings to believing in yourself despite naysayers and why we don’t like being domestic.
Talking with her was like talking with one of my besties so y’all are gonna hear me get a little animated. Let me know what you think on twitter.
002: Georgia Grace | Salsa Studio Owner
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Today’s guest is Georgia Grace, the owner of Holy City Salsa in Charleston, SC and one of the first friends I made in college. In this interview we talk about so many things from our crazy college experiences to relationships failing in public to not feeling good enough to how self conscious getting help on the road to success can make you feel. Georgia is seriously one of the smartest women I know and very ambitious so I was excited to talk to her about being a creative millennial and a businesswoman.
Just a few notes. I was very sick while recording this podcast but I powered through so you have to excuse the sound of my voice. Georgia’s dog also somehow got into the room while she was recording so you might hear his tags jingling in the background. Sorry about that.
001: Malene Barnett | Textile Designer
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Today’s guest is Malene Barnett, an award-winning designer with a collection of carpets, fine art wall coverings, and artisan tiles. Her design studio is called Malene B. and after talking with her I realize why she’s named her business after herself. Her designs are as bright and vibrant as her personality. Throughout the conversation we talk about many things from her childhood, why she had to tell white professors in college to let her design what she wants to design, and why travel feeds the soul. She also drops so many gems about believing in yourself and your artistic vision and being a business owner as a creative.