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Gratitude

Gratitude

December 6, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, I wanted to be sure to  thank everyone who has been supporting the podcast thus far. To also remind you that to continue to walk in the spirit of gratitude as as we set new goals for ourselves. 

Storytelling through Photography ft. Jarrad Henderson

Storytelling through Photography ft. Jarrad Henderson

November 13, 2019

In this months episode, I sat with 2x Emmy Award winning photojournalist and Professor Jarrad Henderson to discuss the art of story telling through photography, the value of mentorship and much more.

For more on Jarrad and his projects visit

http://www.jarradhenderson.com/

Honoring the Past ft. Maceo Paisley

Honoring the Past ft. Maceo Paisley

October 16, 2019

maceo paisley

may-cee-oh n.
multi-disciplinary artist, designer, and cultural producer who explores themes in society and identity through movement, language, and imagery.

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after serving the in the u.s. army and climbing the ladders of corporate America, maceo "paisley" keeling III made his way into the world of arts, entertainment, and entrepreneurship.

for the past decade maceo has danced professionally, performed on national stages as a spoken word and performance artist, as Executive Director of the non-profit platform Citizens of Culture, he uses art to help communities and organizations develop critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and resource inequality.

maceo is a bronze star awardee for his service in Iraq, in 2015 he was a participant of the Millennial Trains Project, and was a NBCUniversal Challenge Grant recipient, in 2016 he was a member of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs exhibition SKiN, opened Nous Tous gallery and retail space in Chinatown, Los Angeles and continues to work as a dancer/choreographer for the likes of indie rock sensation Beirut,  Justin Timberlake, and performance art exhibits with groups like Marciano Art Foundation, and (LAND) Los Angeles Nomadic Division.

In 2018 maceo collaborated with director Leila Jarman, and composer Michael Sempert, to create the short film Dynamite that won the Grand Jury Award as well as the Social Justice Award from the 2019 In/Motion Film Festival. His first book Tao Of Maceo: Identity, Relationships,Work: A Journal On Living, is available from Correspondence Print where books are sold.

Everything’s Fine ft. Elliott Ashby

Everything’s Fine ft. Elliott Ashby

September 27, 2019

I sat down with my good friend Elliott Ashby during my trip to New York to talk about my album Everything's Fine. We talk everything from death and relationships to using our art to create a meaningful impact in this world. 

Elliott is a Conscious Content Creator and host of Eye of Elliott youtube series. 

https://www.youtube.com/user/consciouscontent

instagram: 

https://www.instagram.com/elliott_ashby/

The Art of Business ft. Brooke Jean

The Art of Business ft. Brooke Jean

September 2, 2019

I sat down with Digital Strategist & Spoken Word Artist Brooke Jean to talk about how she built her business and brand. 

Training & Discipline ft. Bryan Williams

Training & Discipline ft. Bryan Williams

June 20, 2019

In this weeks episode I talk about Fitness, training and discipline with Bryan Wesley Williams.

Bryan is a track athlete and personal trainer focused on performance and life-style training. Listen in as we crack jokes and I try to keep myself together following an intense workout. For more on Bryan, check out bryanwesley.com and follow him on instagram s @bryanwesleywilliams

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Love & Relationships ft. Joi K Madison

Love & Relationships ft. Joi K Madison

June 1, 2019

I think weeks episode I sit down with Joi K Maddison. We talk intimate relationships and defining your creative identity. Joi is a clarity coach, speaker, facilitator and founder of Club of Hearts; a heart-centered community committed to inspiring, supporting, teaching and learning from one another.  For more on Joi visit https://linktr.ee/joihearts.

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Be Necessary

Be Necessary

May 30, 2019

This episode is inspired by and dedicated to my brother Justin M. Smith, who passed away. He loved his family and friends and was sure to let us know it. He had an infectious zest for life, was committed to his career as a photographer and giving back to the community that groomed him. He'd always tell us to "Be Necessary" and we will. Your memory and legacy will continue to live on, Always and Forever. 

 

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The Power of Language ft. Joel Leon

The Power of Language ft. Joel Leon

April 29, 2019

In this weeks episode I sit down with father, author, copywriter and artist Joel L. Daniels. We about the inspiration for his book,  ”God Wears Du Rags”, Black Culture, and the art of story telling. To purchase his book check out  https://bunkysbooks.com/search?q=joel+daniels.

For a daily dose of mindful positivity and activation follow him on twitter

https://twitter.com/JoelakaMaG.

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Fight for What you Believe in ft. Danni Washington

Fight for What you Believe in ft. Danni Washington

January 16, 2019

In this weeks episode I sit down with Ocean Advocate, Artist & Explorer, Danni Washington. We discuss environmental responsibility and so much more.

Miami native with Jamaican roots, Danni is deeply passionate about our oceans and science communications. She dreamed of studying the oceans since she was six years old. In 2008, Danni graduated from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science with a B.Sc. in Marine Science/Biology. At age 21, she co-founded along with her mom, Michelle Swaby-Smith the Big Blue & You - A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and educating youth about marine conservation through the arts and media.  "Ocean Conservation through Artistic Inspiration".  She also served for four years as a naturalist at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center where she helped educate thousands of South Florida children about local marine ecosystems. 

For three years, Danni served as an on-camera personality and science filmmaker with Untamed Science which created nearly 200 K-12 Science Educational Videos for Pearson textbooks that are currently in classrooms across the USA), Ocean GEMS (a multimedia series and outreach program connecting teens to marine scientists mentors and role models inspiring them to pursue careers in marine science) and she also co-starred with Jaden Smith in the official educational outreach video for the theatrical film After Earth starring Jaden and his dad, Will Smith.  Most recently, Danni is working as the host of a brand new STEM educational TV Series which features the latest advancements in bio-inspired technology and design called XPLORATION NATURE KNOWS BEST which is syndicated on FOX and available on HULU, Amazon Prime, Roku and Yahoo View. She also co-created and produced a new initiative called Sea Youth Rise Up which is a collaborative effort to elevate the role of youth leadership in ocean conservation policy and advocacy on World Oceans Day.  

Danni has a deep appreciation for the arts and seeks any creative outlet to express herself including dance, film and music. She is an avid scuba diver, passionate curly girl, stand-up paddle boarding enthusiast, MOCHA MERMAID and overall lover of the natural world, she is ALWAYS ready for an ADVENTURE.