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We Are Made Podcast

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Curated by We Are Made Studios and hosted by Founder and CEO Imani Evora, "We Are Made Podcast" is a black creative series sharing the story and insight of creatives and curators of color. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a gathering space where creatives of color can be seen and meaningful connections can be made. Serving as a creative community and media company that curates gatherings and resources needed to uplift the voice and work of creatives of color. Find us here: Website: https://wearemadestudios.com

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Trinity Simone - Black Vibe Tribe
5d ago
Trinity Simone - Black Vibe Tribe
Trinity Simone on never putting limitations on yourself. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a gathering space where creatives of color can be seen and meaningful connections can be made. Serving as a creative community and media company that curates gatherings and resources needed to uplift the voice and work of creatives of color. Find us here: Website: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
28. Trinity Simone on never putting limitations on yourself
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28. Trinity Simone on never putting limitations on yourself
Today on the We Are Made Podcast, Imani is joined by Black Vibe Tribe Founder & CEO Trinity Simone. Raised on the values of family, culture and community, this 19-year-old mogul created a brand that stood for a cause that helped amplify the voice of black people. She has used her platform to give back to those around her by creating space for others to see themselves in, a space that offers them room to tell their story and see their power. As she continues to expand her brand, she places emphasis on the importance of enforcing change in efforts to move our people forward. Introducing this week's origin story, Trinity Simone. Find Trinity Simone and her work by clicking here. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a gathering space where creatives of color can be seen and meaningful connections can be made. Serving as a creative community and media company that curates gatherings and resources needed to uplift the voice and work of creatives of color. Find us here: Website: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
Trinity Simone - Black Vibe Tribe
5d ago
Trinity Simone - Black Vibe Tribe
Trinity Simone on never putting limitations on yourself. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a gathering space where creatives of color can be seen and meaningful connections can be made. Serving as a creative community and media company that curates gatherings and resources needed to uplift the voice and work of creatives of color. Find us here: Website: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
27. Muenfua Lewis on revisioning a new future for ourselves
Jun 17 2022
27. Muenfua Lewis on revisioning a new future for ourselves
Today on the We Are Made Podcast, Imani is joined by Liberian photographer and BYDESIGN co-founder, Muenfua Lewis. Originally born in Kansas City, he didn’t discover his passion for photography until his later years in college. Due to the lack of reflections in his immediate environment, it wasn’t until after joining the corporate world that he realized a creative outlet is essential. A personal project turned idea would soon allow him the space to build the community he longed for and tell the stories he wanted to hear. Introducing this week's origin story, Muenfua Lewis. Find Muenfua Lewis and his work by clicking here.  About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a gathering space where creatives of color can be seen and meaningful connections can be made. Serving as a creative community and media company that curates gatherings and resources needed to uplift the voice and work of creatives of color. Find us here: Website: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
Muenfua Lewis - BYDESIGN Co-founder
Jun 13 2022
Muenfua Lewis - BYDESIGN Co-founder
Muenfua Lewis on revisioning a new future for ourselves. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a gathering space where creatives of color can be seen and meaningful connections can be made. Serving as a creative community and media company that curates gatherings and resources needed to uplift the voice and work of creatives of color. Find us here: Website: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
26. Shefon Taylor on staying curious throughout your practice
Jun 10 2022
26. Shefon Taylor on staying curious throughout your practice
Today on the We Are Made Podcast, Imani is joined by visual artist, Shefon Taylor. Raised in Delaware by her grandparents, she spent a lot of time with herself and older black women. Led by imagination and curiosity, she slowly found forms of her identity shaped in the archives of her family photos, she compared the times and her ability to use art as a means to expression. As a result, she slowly began to come into herself, the stepping stone to coming home. Introducing this week's origin story, Shefon Taylor. Find Shefon Taylon and her work by clicking here.  About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a gathering space where creatives of color can be seen and meaningful connections can be made. Serving as a creative community and media company that curates gatherings and resources needed to uplift the voice and work of creatives of color.  Find us here: Website: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
Shefon Taylor - Visual Artist
Jun 6 2022
Shefon Taylor - Visual Artist
Shefon Taylor on staying curious throughout your practice. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a gathering space where creatives of color can be seen and meaningful connections can be made. Serving as a creative community and media company that curates gatherings and resources needed to uplift the voice and work of creatives of color. Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
25. Jarrett Maloy on doing something you're passionate about
Jun 3 2022
25. Jarrett Maloy on doing something you're passionate about
Today on the We Are Made Podcast, Imani is joined by JMO’s SneauxBall founder, Jarrette Maloy. After growing up in a family of elected officials and playing baseball for majority of his upbringing, he placed importance on maintaining a relationship with the community. When his dream of making it in the major leagues took a turn, he redirected his focus to starting a youth development program. Only issue was, he needed money. To help raise funds he started with a small snow cone station at a local apartment complex, as the business began to expand he soon went on to purchase a trailer, then shortly after he opened his very own first brick and border. The once goal of creating impact has turned into a greater business that serves the people he had always wished to touch. Introducing this week's origin story, Jarrette Maloy Find Jarrette Maloy and his work by clicking here. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a gathering space where creatives of color can be seen and meaningful connections can be made. Serving as a creative community and media company that curates gatherings and resources needed to uplift the voice and work of creatives of color. Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
Jarrett Maloy - JMO's SneauxBall
May 30 2022
Jarrett Maloy - JMO's SneauxBall
Jarrett Maloy on doing something you're passionate about. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a black media company that centers the diverse stories and experiences of people of color. This podcast was produced by We Are Made Studios and distributed by our podcast network We Are Made Radio. Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
24. Dana Blair on giving yourself options
May 27 2022
24. Dana Blair on giving yourself options
Today on the We Are Made Podcast, Imani is joined by storyteller Dana Blair. From the age of 3 this Louisiana native took an interest in classical dance, after years of development she made her way to New York on a dance scholarship and continued through college. After suffering an unexpected injury that redirected her plans of a life long career in dance, she leaned into her next set of skills, her education. After returning to college to attend graduate school what happened following a resume post would become the defining factor of the next chapter of her life. Introducing this week's origin story, Dana Blair. Find Dana Blair and her work by clicking here. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a media company that centers the diverse stories and experiences of people of color, creators of We Are Made Radio.  Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
Dana Blair - Storyteller
May 23 2022
Dana Blair - Storyteller
Dana Blair on giving yourself options. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a media company that serves as a gathering place for black voices, stories and their work. Created for people of color to be seen. We offer a variety of supportive tools, gatherings, & series that cater to all aspects of black life. Produced by We Are Made Radio. Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
23. Nu Goteh on creating something that goes deep
May 20 2022
23. Nu Goteh on creating something that goes deep
Today on the We Are Made Podcast, Imani is joined by DEEM journal co-founder, Nu Goteh. Originally born in Liberia, West Africa, from as early as he could remember, creativity was an interest. In 2008 after graduating from UMass Lowell with a B.B.A in marketing, he made his way to PUMA as an intern and soon found himself in a cycling world of selling. When he noticed his lack of fulfillment and intention within his professional career he began to seek a more nuanced way of using design to infuse social responsibility into his work. After gathering with a group of friends around the same interest of reshaping what the future of the design world looked like and who could be a part of it. DEEM journal was born. Find Nu Goteh and his work by clicking here. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a media company that serves as a gathering place for black voices, stories and their work. Created for people of color to be seen. We offer a variety of supportive tools, gatherings, & series that cater to all aspects of black life. Produced by We Are Made Radio. Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
Nuh Goteh - DEEM co-founder
May 16 2022
Nuh Goteh - DEEM co-founder
Nu Goteh on creating something that goes deep. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a media company that serves as a gathering place for black voices, stories and their work. Created for people of color to be seen. We offer a variety of supportive tools, gatherings, & series that cater to all aspects of black life. Produced by We Are Made Radio. Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
22. Noemie Tshinanga on what’s necessary to continue growing
May 13 2022
22. Noemie Tshinanga on what’s necessary to continue growing
Today on the We Are Made Podcast, Imani is joined by photographer Noemie Tshinanga. From an early age, she had an interest in film. As the youngest of 3, she often watched them with her siblings. But it wasn’t until she received her first camera at 14 when her world began to open. Her entire life was leading her to a new beginning. But as she was met with bigger questions like, who am I and what am I here to do? She went on a quest to find the answers for herself using photography as her guide. Find Noemie Tshinanga and her work by clicking here. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a media company that serves as a gathering place for black voices, stories and their work. Created for people of color to be seen. We offer a variety of supportive tools, gatherings, & series that cater to all aspects of black life. Produced by We Are Made Radio. Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
Noémie Tshinanga - Photographer
May 9 2022
Noémie Tshinanga - Photographer
Noémie Tshinanga on what’s necessary to continue growing. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a media company that serves as a gathering place for black voices, stories and their work. Created for people of color to be seen. We offer a variety of supportive tools, gatherings, & series that cater to all aspects of black life. Produced by We Are Made Radio. Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
21. Kenny Gilbert on instilling discipline and work ethic
May 6 2022
21. Kenny Gilbert on instilling discipline and work ethic
Today on the We Are Made Podcast, Imani is joined by celebrity chef, Kenny Gilbert. Born in Cleveland, Ohio. He grew up with a divided interest in both sports and cooking, so he spent most of his time doing both. While he was a naturally driven athlete, his love for cooking always shined through, following high school he decided to pursue a culinary career by attending The Pennsylvania Culinary Institute. Later landing him a position as an apprentice at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Who knew that one day his passion for cooking would lead him to being on Top Chef and cooking for Oprah Winfrey. Introducing this weeks origin story, Kenny Gilbert Find Kenny Gilbert and his work by clicking here. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a media company that serves as a gathering place for black voices, stories and their work. Created for people of color to be seen. We offer a variety of supportive tools, gatherings, & series that cater to all aspects of black life. Produced by We Are Made Radio. Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
Kenny Gilbert - Chef
May 2 2022
Kenny Gilbert - Chef
Kenny Gilbert on instilling discipline and work ethic. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a media company that serves as a gathering place for black voices, stories and their work. Created for people of color to be seen. We offer a variety of supportive tools, gatherings, & series that cater to all aspects of black life. Produced by We Are Made Radio. Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
20. Uncle Bree Williams on relaying stories through art
Apr 29 2022
20. Uncle Bree Williams on relaying stories through art
Today on the We Are Made Podcast Imani is joined by Atlanta based tattoo artist, Uncle Bree Williams. Originally born in Oklahoma, Bree had a love for creative work from as early as she could remember. The first time she entered a tattoo shop at the young age of 15, her ideas about how artistry is expressed expanded. Not only was she a visual artist, she now wanted to be a tattoo artist. But how does one create a career around art in an environment that doesn’t support their craft? They do as Bree did, they move to a new one. Introducing this week's origin story, Uncle Bree Williams. Find Uncle Bree and her work by clicking here.  About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a media company that serves as a gathering place for black voices, stories and their work. Created for people of color to be seen. We offer a variety of supportive tools, gatherings, & series that cater to all aspects of black life. Produced by We Are Made Radio. Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
Uncle Bree Williams - Tattoo Artist
Apr 25 2022
Uncle Bree Williams - Tattoo Artist
Uncle Bree on relaying stories through art. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a media company that serves as a gathering place for black voices, stories and their work. Created for people of color to be seen. We offer a variety of supportive tools, gatherings, & series that cater to all aspects of black life. Produced by We Are Made Radio. Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
19. Jomo Tariku on the effects of not being recognized
Apr 22 2022
19. Jomo Tariku on the effects of not being recognized
Today on the We Are Made podcast, Imani is joined by Jomo Furniture founder, Jomo Tariku. Born in Nairobi, Kenya while raised in Ethiopia, Jomo’s beginnings shaped his idea of culture from a very early age. He held a love for sketching and had an interest for making. This inspiration came from the immense African collections of his fathers travels , allowing him to transform his imagination and witness what more was possible and more he did. Introducing this week's origin story, Jomo Tariku. Find Jomo and his work by clicking here. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a media company that serves as a gathering place for black voices, stories and their work. Created for people of color to be seen. We offer a variety of supportive tools, gatherings, & series that cater to all aspects of black life. Produced by We Are Made Radio. Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
Jomo Tariku - Jomo Furniture
Apr 18 2022
Jomo Tariku - Jomo Furniture
Jomo Tariku on the effects of not being recognized. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a media company that serves as a gathering place for black voices, stories and their work. Created for people of color to be seen. We offer a variety of supportive tools, gatherings, & series that cater to all aspects of black life. Produced by We Are Made Radio. Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio