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Meraki Mentors

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An Arts, Culture and Personal Journals podcast featuring Candace Howze
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Join writer and multimedia artist Candace Howze for weekly interviews with professional and freelance artists of all disciplines. Have you ever wondered how artists pay the bills, learn their craft or find opportunity? Learn all of this and more each episode. We invite women who share raw details about their creative pursuits and guide you to connect with soul, creativity, and love (meraki).

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S2E10: Spark Peace feat. Kimberly Sumpter
In today's episode with sit down with Kimberly Sumpter, the NJ-based candlemaker behind Wax Kandy, a business that creates hand-poured scented premium candles.Kimberly fell in love with candle-making and now sells custom scents and leads workshops for novice and emerging candle-makers. Her path wasn't always this easy, as she faced personal obstacles in her work that sparked a chance in her business.Discover why Kimberly believes the candle is such an important symbol of life, how to know it's time to move on from something, and some tips for lighting your next candle.To learn more about Kim, visit her site.As always, this episode features the following music: Aspire by Scott Holmes, and Purple Light by Blue Dot Sessions. Listen to Episode 22 and read the full time-stamped transcript below or tune in on the following podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Play, Google Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Podbean, PlayerFM and Blubrry.Enjoy the episode and remember to Create & Connect! Kimberly Sumpter Spark PeaceCandlemaker Kimberly Sumpter joins the podcast to discuss the art of candlemaking, her studio community, her favorite scents and why it’s so important to make a shift when your work begins to deplete you. Full TranscriptComing soon…
S2E9: Need to Learn feat. Tezarah Wilkins
In the latest episode of Meraki Mentors, we talk to Tezarah Wilkins, podcaster, photographer, filmmaker and all-around multimedia artist about her career.Tezarah is a member of the first cohort of Google + PRX’s Podcast Creator Program, and her new show Who Taught You How to Drive? is a unique and hilarious look into human behavior, and true standout.We discuss arts advocacy, what it means to be creative in more than one field and how to expand opportunity by letting people know what you do. It’s an episode for everyone.To learn more about Tezarah, visit her site and podcast.As always, this episode features the following music: Aspire by Scott Holmes, and Purple Light by Blue Dot Sessions. Listen to Episode 21 and read the full time-stamped transcript below or tune in on the following podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Play, Google Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Podbean, PlayerFM and Blubrry.Enjoy the episode and remember to Create & Connect! Tezarah Wilkins Need to LearnFor multimedia artist Tezarah Wilkins, creativity flows naturally, but her passion and commitment to learning has been key to securing some pretty amazing opportunities. Join us as we discover the power of your voice. Full TranscriptComing soon…
S2E8: New Sights feat. Chrisnatha Derosier
Our 20th episode is straight fire!! We speak with author and life coach Chrisnatha Derosier, who is an empowering woman with a message of hope and resilience for any creative who’s been stuck in a rut. Chrisnatha talks about her journey to becoming an author and the trick she used to ensure that she completed her first book. In addition to owning her story she shares how she learned to be transparent with her audience and her loved ones.If you are needing a push, looking for advice in your memoir journey or don’t know what to do with your life coach (for real!) Chrisnatha is here with all the answers!To learn more about Chrisnatha, visit her site.As always, this episode features the following music: Aspire by Scott Holmes, and Purple Light by Blue Dot Sessions. Listen to Episode 20 and read the full time-stamped transcript below or tune in on the following podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Play, Google Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Podbean, PlayerFM and Blubrry.Enjoy the episode and remember to Create & Connect! Chrisnatha Derosier New SightsSometimes it’s all too easy to feel stuck in a rut or incapable of finishing the goal you’ve set out to accomplish. Author and life coach Chrisnatha Derosier has been there, and she’s got an uplifting word for how every creative can overcome feelings of inadequacy and fulfill their purpose. Full TranscriptComing soon…

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Started
Sep 8th, 2018
Latest Episode
Oct 2nd, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
23
Avg. Episode Length
43 minutes
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