Exclusive Interviews

Self-Love & Rebuilding Confidence: Monica Luisi

Everybody gets stuck somewhere along the way, but when you can free yourself to be your true self, you’ll have a beacon that leads you where you need to go. By letting go of the judgement, you embrace positivity and let go of the past. It is a sense of loving yourself, a desire for new experiences and a driving ambition that leads you to make the most of every opportunity that life has to offer. Monica Luisi’s story will inspire you to have self-confidence and faith in yourself despite what others might say.

Herstory: Denise White on tackling the game of life

Denise White has learned how to jump over the hurdles life has put in her path. She has broken through the glass ceiling in an undeniably male-dominated profession, determined to continue to stand up for equality, diversity and inclusion. Even Hollywood has been inspired by this legendary sports crisis strategist and founder of EAG Sports Management. Her incredible life and career will be chronicled in an upcoming television series due for production in 2022 for Netflix, with the series showcasing the adversity Denise faced due to gender discrimination and learning how to conquer obstacles in your way.

EDM artist Michael Schmidt on overcoming opioid addiction & helping others as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Michael Schmidt is a US Army Veteran currently studying to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Battling opioid addiction, music became his lifeline. When his relationship with EDM (Electronic Dance Music) grew from admiration to creation, his own music was born. He dove headfirst into his passion crafting a dynamic mix of beats that is sure to make waves in the dance music scene. As a new father with a bright future ahead of him, he is an example of the importance of finding yourself in recovery.

Deborah Ray-Sims creates films centered on the African diaspora

Deborah is an award winning independent writer, director and producer. She serves on the screening committee for Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes Film Festival showcase, and as a Submission Ambassador. What sets Deborah apart from other filmmakers is her determination and passion to write stories with intercultural themes from the African point of view. She tells stories that not only entertain, but educate.

Deborah grew up in the post-civil rights era, during a time of racial tension, conflict and strife. It was a welcomed relief to see programs that explored resolutions to these issues. As

The rebellious spirit of Wild Sons, a Parisian rock jewelry brand by two brothers

Wild Sons is a designer jewelry brand that was born from the minds of two brothers, Ezra and Emmeth Cohen. Suspended between two worlds, these two Franco-American brothers share their vision of life through each of their unique creations. The brothers began their style revolution in 2012, inspired by the quirky style of the seventies with its rock and biker culture. Wild Sons offers unisex quality pieces handcrafted and designed in France for those who want to emphasize their strength, independence and personality. The collections combine modernity and timelessness, while still encompassing the French touch.

Rock star of the hair world Larisa Love believes you should do what you love

How much do you love what you do? When you think of your career do you get excited? When you are at work are you happy? Do you love the people you are working with? Do you wake up everyday ready to learn and improve your skillsets? Most importantly, do you love your life?

All too often, we find ourselves looking for meaning in what we do. For Larisa Love, that is no longer the case. After a period of time spent finding herself like so many of us do, she is now who she wants to be —and even as she changes, her belief in herself will never change. Her life has been one crazy roller-coaster ride full of ups and downs, twists and turns. Throughout her journey, Love is what has carried Larisa into her career as world-renown hair artist, educator, mentor, Joico Brand Ambassador, designer and owner of one of LA’s premier boutique salons; Larisa Love Salon. Larisa strives to be the best artist she can be by continuing to push the boundaries of her creativity to another level while also encouraging her fellow hair artists to do the same. Larisa has gained even more insight into the true beauty “behind the chair” and wants to inspire everyone who has a secret dream that they are holding onto. Larisa’s message of tenacity, doing what you love, and the importance of living by your own rules will help you embrace your originality so you can find your inner rock star.

The power of comedy: Mark Ricci

In order to be a great comedian skills such as timing, delivery and body language take years of dedication to perfect. These are skills that Mark Ricci was able to master when he was only a teenager as he made comedy history to become the youngest actor/comedian to star in a full standup comedy special on Amazon Prime Video.

A Private View: Prince through the lens of his personal photographer Afshin Shahidi

Iranian born photographer and filmmaker Afshin Shahidi first met Prince in 1993. After working as his cinematographer on numerous video projects he was invited to document his 2002 One Night Alone Tour, and would become Prince’s personal photographer for a decade. This unexpected journey led to a close friendship, sleepless nights, frantic last-minute flights, and the distinction of being the only photographer granted access to Prince’s private 3121 parties.

Prince: A Private View takes you behind the lens on an intimate trip through the extraordinary life of the legendary musician through never-before-seen photos and personal recollections.

Founder of the Hope, Life & Dreams Centers: Dr. Roya Hassad is transforming lives

Dr. Roya J. Hassad is an award-winning physician, educator, philanthropist and speaker helping people unlock their true potential. She is the Medical Director of Advanced Medical Health Services and Founder of the Hope, Life and Dream Centers. With over twenty years of experience within the health and wellness industry, she has extensive experience in family medicine, regenerative medicine, dermatology, women’s health and anti-aging. She is affiliated with some of New York's most prestigious medical institutes, such as Mount Sinai Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Hassad has devoted her life to establishing herself as a highly experienced and trusted professional who transforms the lives of others for the better. Dr. Roya is passionate about helping people to look and feel their best. She goes beyond beauty; beyond the surface and beyond the skin to get to what is really going to change a person’s life.