Exclusive Interviews

Plus Equals by UK designer Jazmin Lee is about diversity and acceptance

Whether it’s expressing our personalities or shaping our confidence, our personal style is the ultimate form of self-expression. However, what if the clothes that speak to you don’t come in your size?

This is a problem that many plus size women face — one that the $2.5 trillion global fashion industry is still learning to solve (or, in some cases, recognize).

Ericka Nicole Malone’s Indie Directors Spotlight celebrated women and diversity in film at Sundance

The Indie Directors Spotlight left its debut footprint in the snow at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Invite-only industry members enjoyed an appreciation brunch and filmmaker panel moderated by Denver Robbins of the Brute Squad Production Company. Panelists included Ericka Nicole Malone, Powerful-U creator/ director James Purpura (Perception: Seeing is not Believing) and Sundance alumni Matty Rich  (Straight Out of Brooklyn / The Inkwell). 

Brian Finney’s detective novel Money Matters explores the dark underside of Los Angeles

Born in London, Brian Finney is English Professor Emeritus at California State University. He is married to fine art photographer J.K. Lavin and lives in Venice, California. He has published eight books including a biography of writer Christopher Isherwood, winner of the prestigious James Tait Black Memorial Book Prize.

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Spiritual and Personal Growth with Alisa Gracheva

Alisa Gracheva has transformed her life into a mission of helping others as a spiritual and life coach. She utilizes her education, experience and skills to support others holistically to achieve their goals in all areas of life including career, health, relationships, personal happiness and overall wellness. She guides people to become the master of their life and destiny.

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Bokyung Byun​ is pushing boundaries as a female guitarist

Bokyung Byun​ (25) is a classical guitarist who enjoys a reputation as one of the most sought-after guitarists of her generation. Born in Seoul, Korea, Bokyung began playing guitar at the age of six. At eleven, she took the stage for her first solo recital, leading to an early start in her teen years performing numerous concert tours around Korea, to enthusiastic response, including millions of views on YouTube.

Fashion model Ria Serebryakova is staying true to herself

Ria Serebryakova began modeling in 2013 in her homeland of Russia and was quickly scouted by a modelling agency at the age of eighteen. A year later she received her big break walking the runway for Italian brand Miu Miu at Paris Fashion Week. In 2014, Ria made the move to New York and has been making waves in the fashion world ever since.

ScrapRight empowers the recycling industry to save the environment

The recycling industry is one of the most innovative industries in the world. Those who want to participate successfully must be able to react flexibly to the industry’s dynamics and constant changes. While they are in an ever changing business, ScrapRight is a software company that is determined not to change what once made companies great, and that is customer relations.

Christine Reidhead is a humanitarian making a difference

Christine Reidhead is an academic, author & humanitarian making a difference in Africa, Mexico & the US. Growing up in the supportive community of Benson, Arizona is where Christine learned the importance of hard work and dedication. As the youngest of five children it has always been her lifelong purpose to help others, especially children.

Debut Novelist Jeremy Bradley-Silverio Donato is charting new territory

I wanted to write about what it’s like to be diagnosed with and live with HIV, but I didn’t want that to be the central theme, but rather one part of the complexity of the characters’ lives.

Jeremy C Bradley-Silverio Donato is a man who exemplifies what it means to reinvent yourself.