The Gothic Heart

Amity Gleason

Hey there! I'm Amity, a former courtroom attorney who never quite fit the mold with my gothic style. But I chose not to hide that part of me. Instead, I embraced it, aiming to inspire others to proudly showcase their unique style, especially during significant moments in life. That's the heart behind 'The Gothic Heart'—our spot to celebrate the unique twists of life and love. Whether you're just starting a relationship or have been in one for years, if you're drawn to the gothic and alternative, you're in the right place. Join me for chats on everything from new love to long-term companionship, including tales from my "Hallowedding," a day so special it's still praised 13 years on. We'll cover being true to yourself, choosing fashion and accessories to fit your style, and facing the world confidently. Whether blending styles with your partner, expressing love in your unique way, or incorporating your style into everyday life, you're not alone. Get cozy, grab your favorite drink, and let’s dive in. Love our talks? Share them and leave a review. Let's affirm together that being ourselves is the best way to live and love. Let’s stay connected! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amityalexandrajewelry Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amityalexandrajewelry TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@amityalexandrajewelry Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/amityalexandrajewelry read less
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Episodes

Ep 10 | Magic and Folklore with Ben Stimpson
5d ago
Ep 10 | Magic and Folklore with Ben Stimpson
Summary: Hey everyone, join me in today's episode of The Gothic Heart as we delve deep into the mystical with Ben Stimpson, a multifaceted author, therapist, and folklorist historian. Ben shares his insights into ancestral veneration, highlighting how understanding and embracing our connections with those who've passed can enrich our lives. We discuss his book, Ancestral Whispers, and explore how different cultures maintain ties with their ancestors, drawing on traditions that see the deceased as still present and active in our lives. Ben brings to light the power of recognizing and integrating these bonds into our daily routines, offering both historical context and practical advice. So grab your coffee, get cozy, and let's uncover the magical connections that bridge us with our past! Episode Highlights: Ancestral Veneration and it’s BenefitsUnderstanding Family Narratives and IdentityBuilding a Relationship with AncestorsIncorporating Ancestral Veneration into Daily LifeThe Dangers of Spiritual BypassExploring the Folklore of Witches and Cunning FolkPersonal Growth Through Ancestral Veneration and Magic If you're loving what you heard, grab a screenshot and spread the word on Instagram! Tag me @amityalexandrajewelry so I can join in the excitement. And hey, if you're really feeling the vibe, drop a review and toss those five stars my way. Your support fuels this passion project, and I'm so grateful for every bit of it! 🌟 _____________________________ MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Ben Stimpson https://www.benstimpson.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/benstimpsonauthor/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BenStimpsonAuthorYouTube https://www.youtube.com/padukawellness  Ancestral Whispers: A Guide to Building Ancestral Veneration Practices https://www.llewellyn.com/product.php?ean=9780738774725Essence Podcast https://www.benstimpson.com/essence-podcast Pixar’s Coco https://www.pixar.com/feature-films/cocoLlewellyn https://www.llewellyn.com/  Photos of the above can be found in the accompanying blog post at https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart/episode10 _____________________________ CONNECT WITH ME! The Gothic Heart Blog | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart  Check out the Amity Alexandra Jewelry Design Website | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/  Schedule a Consult with Me! | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/pages/work-with-amity  _____________________________ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amityalexandrajewelry Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amityalexandrajewelry TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@amityalexandrajewelry  Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/amityalexandrajewelry You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@amityalexandrajewelry
Ep 9 | Visions and Voices with Tanya Brown
Jun 11 2024
Ep 9 | Visions and Voices with Tanya Brown
Hey there, it's Amity welcoming you back to another episode of The Gothic Heart where we dip our toes into the supernatural for the first time! Today, we chat with the incredible Tanya, a clairvoyant with the unique ability to see beyond the visible. Tanya shares how, growing up, she navigated her psychic experiences and how these shaped her path to understanding and harnessing her abilities. From past life regressions that reveal unexpected histories to the emotional impact of connecting with spiritual energies through objects, Tanya opens up about the transformative power of her psychic insights. Whether you're a believer or a skeptic, this episode is a fascinating glimpse into the world of clairvoyance and the profound connections it can uncover. So grab your favorite cup, get comfy, and join us for a truly enlightening conversation! Episode Highlights: Introduction to Psychic AbilitiesExperiences with ClairvoyanceThe Power of Past Life RegressionPsychic Readings and ConnectionsChallenges and SkepticismEmotional and Psychological ImpactsEthical ConsiderationsFuture and Possibilities If you're loving what you heard, grab a screenshot and spread the word on Instagram! Tag me @amityalexandrajewelry so I can join in the excitement. And hey, if you're really feeling the vibe, drop a review and toss those five stars my way. Your support fuels this passion project, and I'm so grateful for every bit of it! 🌟 _____________________________ MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Tanya Brown  http://laurenstjulian.com/  Becoming a Clairvoyant by Tanya Brown https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-clairvoyant-Tanya-Brown-ebook/dp/B018HL3ETWFacebook https://www.facebook.com/laurensaintjulianInstagram https://www.instagram.com/laurensaintjulian Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@tanyabrownspiritual  Brian L. Weiss, M.D. https://www.brianweiss.com/Amity’s walrus collection   Photos of the above can be found in the accompanying blog post at https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart/episode9 _____________________________ CONNECT WITH ME! The Gothic Heart Blog | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart  Check out the Amity Alexandra Jewelry Design Website | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/  Schedule a Consult with Me! | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/pages/work-with-amity  _____________________________ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amityalexandrajewelry Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amityalexandrajewelry TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@amityalexandrajewelry  Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/amityalexandrajewelry You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@amityalexandrajewelry
Ep 8 | Turning Your Passion Into Your Career with Epic Sages
Jun 4 2024
Ep 8 | Turning Your Passion Into Your Career with Epic Sages
Summary: Hey everyone! On the latest episode of The Gothic Heart, we dive into the fascinating world of turning alternative interests into a career with Rook from Epic Sages. He’s all about bringing the fun and fantasy of tabletop RPGs not just to gamers, but to corporate teams too. Imagine boosting your team's morale through the strategic play of D&D—Rook makes it happen! From personalized game sessions that forge real connections to using RPGs for team building, it’s all about creating memorable experiences. Tune in to hear how Rook’s passion for RPGs is revolutionizing the way we see team interaction and personal expression through gaming. Don’t miss this game-changing episode! Episode Highlights: Turning Passion into CareerBuilding Connections in Corporate SettingsOnline Gameplay and ReachTherapeutic Benefits Finding Bliss and Growth in Your Personal JourneyNavigating the Waves of Change in Your Career VoyageConnecting with Family Through TTRPGsBuilding a Community Creating a Safe and Inclusive Space If you're loving what you heard, grab a screenshot and spread the word on Instagram! Tag me @amityalexandrajewelry so I can join in the excitement. And hey, if you're really feeling the vibe, drop a review and toss those five stars my way. Your support fuels this passion project, and I'm so grateful for every bit of it! 🌟 ____________________________ MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Epic Sages www.epicsages.com  Skull DiceInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Epic_Sages Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EpicSages TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rook_tok  Photos of the above can be found in the accompanying blog post at https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart/episode8 _____________________________ CONNECT WITH ME! The Gothic Heart Blog | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart  Check out the Amity Alexandra Jewelry Design Website | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/ Schedule a Consult with Me! | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/pages/work-with-amity _____________________________ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amityalexandrajewelry Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amityalexandrajewelry TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@amityalexandrajewelry Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/amityalexandrajewelr YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@amityalexandrajewelry
Ep 7 | Crafting Narratives: Memorial Jewelry with Marlin Fine Jewelry
May 28 2024
Ep 7 | Crafting Narratives: Memorial Jewelry with Marlin Fine Jewelry
Summary: Hey there! I’m so excited about today’s episode because I had a fantastic chat with Hannah from Marlin Fine Jewelry. Hannah's journey is super inspiring, from her artistic roots on Martha's Vineyard to creating beautiful, meaningful memorial jewelry. We talk about how she crafts these special pieces that honor loved ones and how she manages to stay true to her unique style. It’s all about finding joy in your work and connecting with others on a deep, personal level. We dive deep into the art of memorial jewelry and why it’s so important. Hannah shares her creative process and how she thoughtfully incorporates ashes and mementos into each piece, making them subtle yet deeply personal. She also talks about the emotional aspects of her work and the balance between her passion and self-care. This episode is a beautiful reminder of how we can honor our loved ones through creativity and stay true to ourselves in the process. Join us for an inspiring chat about the power of memorial jewelry, authenticity, and honoring memories. I can’t wait to share! Episode Highlights: Hannah's Journey into Jewelry MakingThe Process of Collaborating on Custom JewelryEmphasizing Emotional Sensitivity in the ProcessBuilding a Supportive Community Around Your BrandIntroduction: Creating Personalized Memorial JewelryThe Story Behind a Special Piece: Design Choices and MeaningMaking Mistakes and Learning from ThemBelieving in Yourself and the Drive to SucceedExpanding the Brand: Customizable Pieces and a Full Collection   If you're loving what you heard, grab a screenshot and spread the word on Instagram! Tag me @amityalexandrajewelry so I can join in the excitement. And hey, if you're really feeling the vibe, drop a review and toss those five stars my way. Your support fuels this passion project, and I'm so grateful for every bit of it! 🌟 _____________________________ MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Marlin Fine Jewelry www.itsmarlin.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/marlinfinejewelry/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@marlinfinejewelry Wampum feather jewelry carved by Hannah Heather’s memorial ring for Carter Amity Alexandra Jewelry colorless mother’s ring   Photos and links of the above can be found in the accompanying blog post at https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart/episode7 _____________________________ CONNECT WITH ME! The Gothic Heart Blog | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart Check out the Amity Alexandra Jewelry Design Website | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/ Schedule a Consult with Me! | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/pages/work-with-amity _____________________________ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amityalexandrajewelry Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amityalexandrajewelry TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@amityalexandrajewelry  Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/amityalexandrajewelry You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@amityalexandrajewelry
Ep 6 | Standing Alone: Finding Peace in Being Polarizing
May 21 2024
Ep 6 | Standing Alone: Finding Peace in Being Polarizing
Summary: Hey there, welcome back to the Gothic Heart! In this episode, "Standing Alone: Finding Peace in Being Polarizing," I delve into the universal desire for acceptance and the uncomfortable truth that not everyone will appreciate us for who we are. Drawing from personal experiences in management roles, I discuss the importance of prioritizing respect over being liked, especially in alternative communities where acceptance may be harder to come by. From dealing with trolls to navigating relationships with family and friends, I share strategies for maintaining self-esteem and surrounding ourselves with supportive individuals who celebrate our authenticity. Join me as I explore the journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and finding our tribe in a world where being true to ourselves is the ultimate liberation. Don't forget to hit subscribe and share this episode with anyone who could use a dose of encouragement and empowerment! Episode Highlights: Finding Peace in Being PolarizingAccepting That Not Everyone Will Like YouCutting Out Toxic ConnectionsFinding Supportive and Accepting PeopleThe Power of Authenticity If you're loving what you heard, grab a screenshot and spread the word on Instagram! Tag me @amityalexandrajewelry so I can join in the excitement. And hey, if you're really feeling the vibe, drop a review and toss those five stars my way. Your support fuels this passion project, and I'm so grateful for every bit of it! 🌟 _____________________________ MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Previous Episode: Do You Like Who You Are? https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart/episode4 _____________________________ CONNECT WITH ME! The Gothic Heart Blog | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart Check out the Amity Alexandra Jewelry Design Website | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/ Schedule a Consult with Me! | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/pages/work-with-amity _____________________________ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amityalexandrajewelry Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amityalexandrajewelry TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@amityalexandrajewelry Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/amityalexandrajewelry You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@amityalexandrajewelry
EP 5 | Horror Inspired Wearable Art with One Twisted Vixen
May 14 2024
EP 5 | Horror Inspired Wearable Art with One Twisted Vixen
Summary:  Hey everyone! Welcome back to "The Gothic Heart." Today, I'm super excited to chat with Cassandra from One Twisted Vixen. She's an incredible artist who sculpts some of the coolest, spookiest jewelry you've ever seen. By day, she's styling hair, and by night, she's creating these amazing pieces that any horror or gothic fan would love. Cassandra jumped into this about a year ago, and it’s seriously cool to see her embrace her passion without letting perfectionism slow her down. This episode isn’t just about checking out her awesome designs; it’s about the courage to chase what makes us happy, shedding those fears, and seeing the amazing stuff that happens when we do what we love. So, plug in and get ready to be inspired by Cassandra’s journey to follow her own creative path, making one-of-a-kind pieces that truly stand out. You’re gonna love this!   Episode Highlights: The Importance of Niching Down and Building a CommunityCreating with Passion and AuthenticityEmbracing Uniqueness and Overcoming Negative JudgmentSharing Experiences and Tips for Small Business Artists If you're loving what you heard, grab a screenshot and spread the word on Instagram! Tag me @amityalexandrajewelry so I can join in the excitement. And hey, if you're really feeling the vibe, drop a review and toss those five stars my way. Your support fuels this passion project, and I'm so grateful for every bit of it! 🌟 _____________________________ MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:  Twisted Vixen Shop | https://www.etsy.com/shop/shoptwistedvixen/Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/onetwistedvixen/TikTok | https://www.tiktok.com/@onetwistedvixen My own custom Twisted Vixen earrings Photos of the above can be found in the accompanying blog post at https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart/episode5 _____________________________ IMPORTANT UPDATES: The Gothic Heart Blog | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart Check out the Amity Alexandra Jewelry Design Website | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/ Schedule a Consult with Amity | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/pages/work-with-amity   _____________________________ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amityalexandrajewelry Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amityalexandrajewelry TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@amityalexandrajewelry  Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/amityalexandrajewelry You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@amityalexandrajewelry
Ep 4 | Do You Like Who You Are?  Navigating Self Love and External Opinions
May 7 2024
Ep 4 | Do You Like Who You Are? Navigating Self Love and External Opinions
In this episode of The Gothic Heart, I'm asking a big question that cuts to the core: Do you like who you are? This idea has been swirling in my mind a lot lately, especially since I've been noticing how my nine-year-old daughter is dealing with some of the same pressures and self-doubt I once faced. It made me think about my own journey of self-acceptance, which really started to solidify when I was 28. I share my story of a turning point in my life, where I realized that despite what other people thought or advised, I loved who I was and wasn't willing to change. We dive into how people, even those who care about us, can project their opinions and expectations onto our lives. But the key is deciding what feels true to you and sticking with it. I talk about the times I second-guessed myself, how some people around me made me question my choices, and what it took to say, "You know what? I like me, and that's all that matters." I hope this episode inspires you to embrace your unique self and live authentically, regardless of the judgments or stereotypes you might face. It's not always easy, but it's so worth it. Tune in to hear more about my journey, and let's explore what it means to like who you are. I'd love to hear your stories, too. So, do you like who you are? Let's talk about it. See you in the episode!   Episode Highlights: Realizing Self-AcceptanceThe Impact of External VoicesFinding Non-Negotiables and Setting BoundariesSelf-Reflection and Personal Growth If you're loving what you heard, grab a screenshot and spread the word on Instagram! Tag me @amityalexandrajewelry so I can join in the excitement. And hey, if you're really feeling the vibe, drop a review and toss those five stars my way. Your support fuels this passion project, and I'm so grateful for every bit of it! 🌟 _____________________________ CONNECT WITH ME!   The Gothic Heart Blog | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart  Check out the Amity Alexandra Jewelry Design Website | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/ Schedule a Consult with Me! | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/pages/work-with-amity _____________________________ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amityalexandrajewelry Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amityalexandrajewelry TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@amityalexandrajewelry Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/amityalexandrajewelry You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@amityalexandrajewelry
Ep 3 | My Hallowedding: A Night to Remember
Apr 29 2024
Ep 3 | My Hallowedding: A Night to Remember
Summary: In this episode of "The Gothic Heart," I'm joined by Dana DeMarco, the brilliant planner behind my unforgettable Halloween-themed wedding, aka my "Hallowedding." We reminisce about the entire journey, from my wedding dress debacle to the intricate details of our coffin shaped invitations. Dana shares how her team at Party and Be Married pulled off every element of my wedding, including the coffin-shaped invitations, the vampire-themed decor, and even recreating a book from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We also dive into the logistics of planning a unique wedding on an old haunted ship and discuss the importance of creativity, flexibility, and adapting to unexpected challenges. If you've ever wondered how to bring your unique vision to life for a big event, this episode is for you. Join me as we explore what it takes to plan a Halloween wedding and why having the right planner can be a game-changer. You'll hear about some of the crazy requests I had and how Dana's team managed to turn them into reality. Trust me, you won't want to miss it. Tune in for a fun, engaging conversation that might inspire your own wedding plans or just make you love Halloween even more! 🎃   Episode Highlights: Introduction and Background of Party and Be Married Creative and Unique Requests for a Halloween-Themed Wedding Handling Unexpected Situations During the Wedding Unique Challenges in Wedding Venues The Importance of Personalized Touches in Wedding Planning Flexibility and Creativity in Wedding Planning The Benefits of Hiring a Wedding Planner Building Strong Client Relationships in Wedding Planning If you're loving what you heard, grab a screenshot and spread the word on Instagram! Tag me @amityalexandrajewelry so I can join in the excitement. And hey, if you're really feeling the vibe, drop a review and toss those five stars my way. Your support fuels this passion project, and I'm so grateful for every bit of it! 🌟 _____________________________ MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Party and Be Married  Website: https://www.partyandbemarried.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/partyandbemarried/  Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/partyandbemarried/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/partyandbemarried  The Queen Mary https://queenmary.com/  Wedding Invitation Buffy VAMPYR book Necronomicon Ghost picture by Karen Leah Photography https://www.instagram.com/karenleahphoto/  Green screen photos in coffins and chopping off heads Wedding Cake Spooky Poems Skull Earrings Joann gave me Marilyn Manson “Sweet Dreams” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUvVdTlA23w   Photos of the above can be found in the accompanying blog post at https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart/episode3 _____________________________ CONNECT WITH ME!   The Gothic Heart Blog | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart  Check out the Amity Alexandra Jewelry Design Website | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/  Schedule a Consult with Me! | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/pages/work-with-amity  _____________________________ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amityalexandrajewelry Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amityalexandrajewelry TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@amityalexandrajewelry  Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/amityalexandrajewelry You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@amityalexandrajewelry
Ep 2 | Unapologetically You: Navigating Self-Expression and Societal Norms
Apr 22 2024
Ep 2 | Unapologetically You: Navigating Self-Expression and Societal Norms
Summary: In this episode of "The Gothic Heart," I share a story from my law school days that reveals the struggle of staying true to your style while dealing with the expectations of society. I remember wearing a bright red pleather dress to our annual Barrister's Ball, thinking it was the perfect way to express my personality. But later, I found out that a professor I hadn’t even met was judging me for it, saying it was inappropriate and that I'd never make it in the legal world with that kind of fashion sense. I was like, are you kidding me? We were at a party, not a courtroom! But here's the thing—I didn't let those judgments change who I was or how I dressed. I kept my edge while still meeting the professional expectations of law school and, later, the courtroom. I designed jewelry that was subtle but had hidden gothic elements, and I got tattoos that could be covered with a suit. It's all about finding ways to be yourself without giving in to societal pressure. In this episode, I talk about the balancing act of expressing your true self while navigating environments that might not be so open to alternative styles. If you've ever felt like you had to tone down your style or hide your interests just to fit in, you'll relate to this. Join me as I share my experiences and give some tips on how to strike that balance. Because at the end of the day, you should never have to apologize for being you. Episode Highlights: Introduction: Navigating Self-Expression within Societal NormsChallenges of Workplace ExpectationsFinding a Balance: Personal Style and Professional RequirementsEmbracing the Evolution of Personal StyleDiscovering Support and Resources for Alternative InterestsThe Journey Ahead If you're loving what you heard, grab a screenshot and spread the word on Instagram! Tag me @amityalexandrajewelry so I can join in the excitement. And hey, if you're really feeling the vibe, drop a review and toss those five stars my way. Your support fuels this passion project, and I'm so grateful for every bit of it! 🌟 _____________________________ MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Red Pleather DressVampire Fang Ring Photos of the above can be found in the accompanying blog post at https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart/episode2  _____________________________ CONNECT WITH ME! The Gothic Heart Blog | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart Check out the Amity Alexandra Jewelry Design Website | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/ Schedule a Consult with Me! | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/pages/work-with-amity _____________________________ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amityalexandrajewelry Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amityalexandrajewelry TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@amityalexandrajewelry Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/amityalexandrajewelry You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@amityalexandrajewelry
Episode 1 | My Story
Apr 15 2024
Episode 1 | My Story
Summary: Hey there, welcome to the very first episode of "The Gothic Heart"! I'm your host, and I'm stoked to kick off this podcast all about gothic and alternative lifestyles. We're diving deep into fashion, decor, and self-expression, exploring everything that's a bit left of center. In this debut episode, I'm giving you the lowdown on what this podcast is all about. Picture this: me, lifelong lover of all things Halloween, rocking out to nu metal while everyone else was on the grunge train. Yep, that's me! I'll spill the beans on how I taught myself to sew and embroider, just so I could deck myself out in the spooky, stylish gear I craved. From planning my own Halloween wedding to juggling the rigors of a courtroom attorney gig, my journey's been one heck of a ride. But it all led me to launch Amity Alexandra Jewelry Design, where I'm on a mission to make custom bling accessible to everyone. So, buckle up, folks! This podcast isn't just about me—it's about you too. I want to empower you to express your true self, chat about all things alternative, and swap DIY tips and tricks. Come join our community and let's share stories of carving our own paths in a world that sometimes feels a bit too vanilla. Can't wait to connect with you all! 🖤   Episode Highlights: Introduction to Gothic and Alternative Styles The Challenge of Finding Personal Style Exploring Jewelry Design The Mission of Amity Alexandra Jewelry Design Transforming Inherited Jewelry Balancing Personal Style and Societal Norms Creating an Alternative Style Community If you're loving what you heard, grab a screenshot and spread the word on Instagram! Tag me @amityalexandrajewelry so I can join in the excitement. And hey, if you're really feeling the vibe, drop a review and toss those five stars my way. Your support fuels this passion project, and I'm so grateful for every bit of it! 🌟 _____________________________ MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: https://www.facebook.com/gravitykillsofficial/  https://dopetheband.com/  https://static-x.org/ _____________________________ CONNECT WITH ME!: The Gothic Heart Blog | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/blogs/the-gothic-heart  Check out the Amity Alexandra Jewelry Design Website | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/  Schedule a Consult with Me! | https://amityalexandrajewelry.com/pages/work-with-amity  _____________________________ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amityalexandrajewelry Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amityalexandrajewelry TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@amityalexandrajewelry  Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/amityalexandrajewelry You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@amityalexandrajewelry