This week Ashley speaks with the inventor of The Spyder360, Johnathan Smith. What is the Spyder360 exactly? You’ll have to listen. Find out how Johnathan crafted this unique gadget and its function. Johnathan shares the many challenges he continues to face and what keeps him pushing onward. We learn about his wife and her role in bringing this invention into the world. This episode is filled with expertise, energy and Johnathan’s suggestions on spicing up one’s life. Without a doubt you will be charged!
This week Ashley speaks with transformational coach, feminist, activist and all around change maker, Dana Balicki. After Dana paints the picture of her childhood Ashley and Dana get into bigger inquiry; what does it mean to be an activist in 2018? why should white women talk less and listen more? can anyone receive the title of Life Coach? Dana talks about what lead her to become a coach and just who needs coaching. Plenty of food for thought in this episode. As always, may this episode leave you charged!
This week Ashley speaks with emerging choreographer, currently dancing with Ballet Hispanico, Omar Roman de Jesus. During this conversation Omar not only shares his process as a choreographer but also shares when he first discovered for himself that he was gay and what this meant for a young boy growing up in Puerto Rico. He talks on how he made it through this tremulous time in his life and how it has shaped his current relationship with his father. Omar tells us what kept him going just as he was thinking about giving up dancing and how finding joy in all situations is most important to him. Omar is a charming soul contributing many beautiful gifts to the dance world. This is an endearing episode sure to leave you charged.
This week Ashley speaks with dancer and choreographer Telmo Moreira. Angola born, but raised in Portugal, Telmo tells the story of how his start as an African dancer lead him to his ballet training at the Vaganova Ballet Acedemy in Russia. He shares his bumpy journey as a ballet dancer, how he almost quit dancing altogether, and what ultimately kept him dancing. He talks on the importance of becoming a teacher, and how through teaching he has become a better dancer. Telmo is a force who knows his own power. He's most ambitious and you can hear it in his voice throughout this episode. May his ambition fuel your own ambitions and may it leave you charged!!!
This week Ashley speaks with chef and social justice worker, Ora Wise. In this conversation Ora shares her recent travels to Puerto Rico, the effects Hurricane Maria has had on local farmers there and what she is doing to help. Ora keeps honest about her struggles of taking care of herself while at the same time continuing to do the important work she is doing. We get to hear what inspired Ora to get her start as a chef and what lead her down this unique path combining food and social justice. May this episode leave you charged!!!