August 11, 2019
Mira Mariah is a tattoo artist, illustrator, self-proclaimed internet-girl, and a voice for the disabled community. Famously known as Ariana Grande’s tattoo artist, she currently works at Fleur Noire Tattoo Parlour in Brooklyn.
Listen to us talk about being a single mom, finding moments of affordable luxury, and the Kardashian effect.
Check her out at @girlknewyork and www.girlknewyork.com
~*~ Be sure to follow me at @atlantabean & @ImOverItPodcast ~*~
July 29, 2019
Devon Lee Carlson is the co-founder of those insanely cute phone cases Wildflower Cases, an instagram *STAR*, a model, and according to New York magazine is the #1 shopping influencer, even beating out YouTuber Emma Chamberlain and Rihanna!! She's also one of the HAPPIEST girls I know <3 I've always loved how she's never taking herself too seriously online, and is smiling in 95% of her photos which is SUCH A NICE CHANGE!!!!!! If I had to guess I would say that combo is likely part of the reason people are so drawn to her.
Listen to us talk about the origins of wildflower cases (and how Miley Cyrus was so instrumental!), growing into yourself, and yes, THE BACHELORETTE. Which - since this week is the finale, I thought was appropriate.
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July 21, 2019
Ali Weiss is a native New York actress, host, nonfiction writer, and most importantly the self-proclaimed "Bukowski of wellness". Ali is the host of her own podcast, Health Is Hell, which satirizes the absurdity of America’s KALE-CRAZED culture by presenting candid conversations about taboo and imperfection in place of green juice and gyrotonic exercise. She also has a talk show called "Open Session" on Vice (the most recent episode was about cannabis and sex), and has written pieces for Refinery 29, Playboy, and New York Magazine. I highly suggest finding her on instagram AND checking our her podcast!
Listen to us talk about spiritual awakenings, spending time alone, and self care VS #wellness.
Be sure to follow me @Atlantabean & @ImOverItPodcast <3
July 15, 2019
Maluca is a performing and recording artist, actor, activist, and a self proclaimed full time pain-in-the-ass. She recently started her own urban wellness blog called Namaste Mami which centers around spirituality and self care but is specifically geared towards the Queer and POC communities, something she realized was lacking. She has songs with artists like Robyn (who she just performed at Madison Square Garden with) and Diplo.
Listen to us talk about investing in yourself, fighting perfectionism, and learning how to advocate for others.
Follow Natalie @Maluca & @Namaste_Mami and be sure to look out for her new music coming soon!
Xo @Atlantabean <3
July 8, 2019
Kate Bosworth is an actress, producer, *STYLE ICON*, proud step momma to Jasper, animal lover, and overall QUEEN. She recently executive produced her first film, Nona, a story that sheds light on the Human Trafficking trade, and both she and her husband just opened a nonprofit arts school in Montana. What a lady!
I've known Kate since I was a wee little one. We couldn't quite figure out the timeline but, well, a LONG time! I've always admired Kate and consider her to be one of my biggest girl crushes. Listen to us talk about creativity, rejection, and Blue Crush (duh!) Thank you Kate <3
She's @KateBosworth and I'm @Atlantabean
June 28, 2019
On Season 2 episode 1, I’ve done something completely different. In partnership with & Other Stories I hosted a live panel at their LA Atelier (AKA their showroom)
The panel consisted of three women who use their platforms for good. Erica Chidi Cohen is an author, doula, and CEO of Loom, a space providing sexual education about everything from periods to parenting. Kat Collings, is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear, and Tera Uhlinger is the program director of Sexy Beast L.A., an organization raising funds for Planned Parenthood through creative collaborations and events.
Listen to us talk about everything from social media and how it affects our mental health, menstrual cycles, struggling with “branding”, and the biggest issues we’ve struggled with in getting to where we are today.
Thank you again to & Other Stories for hosting this and giving me the opportunity to try something new.
~*~ @Atlantabean ~*~ @ImOverItPodcast ~*~
February 13, 2019
Bria Vinaite is a ~*~gemini~*~, actress, writer (she's working on her own script!!!!), and all around POSITIVITY SPREADER! You may recognize her from either her instagram handle @ChronicFlowers , or maybe from that really amazing movie called The Florida Project. Both are equally as likely. I first met Bria at a dinner for Tiffany & Co (Shoutout Natalia Sanchez!!) and knew I wanted to be her friend immediately.
Listen to us talk about her experience working with Willem Dafoe, being a "bad kid", the balance between separating the art from the artist (or in some cases not at all), and finding a career later in life.
She's @ChronicFlowers and I'm @Atlantabean
January 21, 2019
Ashleigh Tribble is an intersectional feminist, activist, and cultural commentator. I came accross Ashleigh’s Instagram because she was one of the first girls to post about the revolve fat-phobic drama (do y’all remember that?) I respected the F*CK out of her ability to call shit out and say it how it was...
Most recently she’s been approached by Teen Vogue to do interviews surrounding her most recent “call out” of Savage X Fenty sizing and just last week she posted photos of asshole tinder daters and explanations of why toxic dating culture is so hurtful. There may or may not be a little bit of tea spilled, too.
All I’ll say is... I *GUARANTEE* if you’re female identifying, you’re going to feel EMPOWERED after listening to this episode. Ashleigh literally brought me to tears. I could’ve listened to her speak for another whole hour.
PSA: Men, we don't hate you, we just know you can do better.
She's @AshleighChubbyBunny and I'm @Atlantabean
January 7, 2019
According to the Sex Workers Outreach Program, sex work is any type of labor where the explicit goal is to produce a sexual response in the client. Sex work includes prostitution, but it also includes a bunch of other things such as stripping, webcam work, porn, phone sex, being a sugar baby, etc.
There are many, many, many articles posted online about sex work, but they're typically written by researchers and academics-- AKA not from sex workers themselves.
I recently had a friend of mine share with me that she was a sex worker and that she wanted to start speaking openly about it in hopes of removing stigma and eventually decriminalizing sex work. She chose to stay anonymous because unfortunately sex workers are some of the most stigmatized and marginalized people.
She took the time to sit with me and educate me on so many of the issues sex workers face. I think this is a very important topic that needs to be spoken about more. Due to the recent passing of the SESTA/FOSTA bill, raising awareness about sex work has never been more important.
If you are interested in learning about the realities of consensual (consensual sex work is different than human trafficking, although they are often lumped together) sex work please listen to this podcast. Educate yourself. It's 2019!
Regardless of how you feel about the sex work industry, sex workers, like any other people who work any other job, deserve support and basic protection.The ability to safely work and support themselves financially is a human right.