Morgen Whiteman | Making The True Crime Genre More Equitable
The State of Fem Art
by Timea Faulkner
3d ago
Morgen Whiteman is a film and television director with a background as a filmmaker-in-residence in Ghana, and a 2022 Stowe Story Labs finalist for the SAGIndie’s Top Emerging Filmmaker of Color Fellowship. Morgen is a graduate of the AFI Conservatory’s Directing MFA Program, and her films have been featured as official selections at numerous film festivals. She has directed talent with credits on All American, Wonder Woman, and We Own This City. Morgen has a passion for the thriller and science fiction genres, especially speculative fiction. Her work can be best described as “allegories set in ..read more
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Laura Simpson | Thriving As A Touring Artist in A Post-Pandemic Gig Economy
The State of Fem Art
by Timea Faulkner
1M ago
Laura Simpson, is the CEO and co-founder of Side Door. Side Door is an online platform created to connect musicians to the host of their next gig. The platform gives agency back to artists by turning any space into a music venue, negating the hassle and massive costs of traditional renting venues. She shares her journey navigating the tech industry, how she turned her backyard into a mini music festival for indie artists, and why she's passionate about creating spaces for performing artists to share their art. If you're currently an artist performing at Folk Alliance International (FAI) in Kan ..read more
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Adrianne Ramsey | Being an Art Curator & How to Get Paid as An Artist
The State of Fem Art
by Timea Faulkner
1M ago
You don't have to be a starving artists! I chat with Adrianne Ramsey about what it's like being an art curator and how artists can get their work into art shows, but more importantly, start getting PAID for their work. Adrianne Ramsey is an independent curator, writer, and arts editor. She has organized exhibitions for Root Division, Berkeley Art Center, and USC Roski Galleries, and is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of GIRLS Magazine, an online publication that interviews femme-identifying contemporary artists, art professionals, curators, and writers about art, politics, and their individual ..read more
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Brittany Pierone | Proof of Concept, Nike, & New Dreams
The State of Fem Art
by Timea Faulkner
2M ago
We chat with designer and founder of Proof of Concept™️, Brittany Pierone on her journey in the industry. She shares why she left Nike to go to Africa, what it's like working with Jerry Lorenzo, and how she's been able to keep her footing in an industry where women are often overlooked and under-celebrated. Now, as a design director for James Perse, Pierone continues to leave her mark in design by remaining intentional and only doing the things that stir her soul ..read more
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Yasmin Williams on The Reality of Streaming Royalties + Creating Safe Spaces For Artists
The State of Fem Art
by Timea Faulkner
2M ago
Musician and composer Yasmin Williams shares the truth about artist compensation, being a Black women artists in folk music, and things she's learned from her success in the music industry. You can learn more about Yasmin and purchase tickets to her upcoming shows at yasminwilliamsmusic.com ..read more
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Jiya Simon | Life at Paramount, Red Carpet Etiquette, and Wellbeing While You Work
The State of Fem Art
by Timea Faulkner
2M ago
Jiya Simon shares what life is like in publicity & awards at Paramount, provides tips for navigating the hectic red carpet, and shares the importance of navigating the balance of work, wellbeing, and creativity ..read more
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Jalyn Nelson | From Radio Row to The Recording Academy
The State of Fem Art
by Timea Faulkner
2M ago
Recording Academy Genre Manager Jalyn Nelson talks about her journey from radio to where she is now. She shares the importance of moving authentically in an often glamourized, relationship-oriented industry. We also chat about what she does as a genre manager, how to improve your networking skills, and giving yourself the grace to move through life as it happens ..read more
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Janishia Jones | The Business of Music + Advocating for Yourself
The State of Fem Art
by Timea Faulkner
2M ago
Janishia Jones is a senior music business executive, an entrepreneur, and singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA. Upon graduating with an Associate in Recording Arts, Bachelor in Music Business, and Master in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University, Janishia has led a decade long career working for some of the most revered music companies in the world including SRC / Loud & Motown Records, eOne LP, and Kobalt Music Publishing. Currently, in her role as a Director of Strategic Integrations & Operations at EMPIRE, a leading worldwide independent label, distribution, and publ ..read more
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Katrina Lee | "It Took Me Four Years to Land a Job at The Recording Academy"
The State of Fem Art
by Timea Faulkner
2M ago
Jammcard Operations Manager Katrina Lee talks about the resilience it took to break into the music industry, how her previous role at the recording academy changed her life, and what she does to stay on top of her game ..read more
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Ariel Adkins | The Fusion of Art, Culture, and Social Media
The State of Fem Art
by Timea Faulkner
2M ago
In this episode, I talk with Ariel Adkins, the Curator of Art, Culture, & Community at Twitter. Not only is she the ultimate art lover, but she aims to live her life as a living work of art each day. Through her movement Artfully Awear, she produces clothing that recreates artwork in wearable form. Adkins also champions artists by creating curatorial opportunities for the work of underserved artists to be seen, appreciated, and amplified. Connect w/ Ariel on Social Media @artfullyawear Follow @sofemart and share your thoughts on the episode using #sofemartpodcast #thestateoffemart ..read more
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