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SEASON 7 / EPISODE 268

Whitney Bell is an LA based activist, entrepreneur, Teen Vogue writer, and producer of the vulnerability variety show, Stories of Women. We sat down in Las Vegas at the Emerge Music Festival for this live interview. 

Whitney not only make really inspiring and moving work, but also manages to lift up others' while still prioritizing her own self care. She's a successful multi hyphenate who has worked through her childhood trauma and an eating disorder through therapy and medication and channeled her experiences into her artwork. She's known for her hugely popular art installation, "I Didn't Ask For This: A Lifetime of Dick Pics", and has since gone on to launch her own clothing line, Kid Bell, and storytelling platform, Stories of Women.

In this week's episode she talks about her experience of burnout, mistakes in relationships, building a team, and punishing her body. Now she's in a place where she prioritized her mental and physical health, helps other people, and is constantly creating but in a way that's sustainable. We had a cozy conversation that talked about her habits and routines, the best advice from her therapist Jennifer, and what her younger self would have thought of her life now.

Listen to This Week's Episode

-Whitney Bell's website | instagram | twitter

-Stories of Women, Whitney's storytelling platform

-This Woman Turned Her Collection of Unsolicited Dick Pics into an Art Show via Vice

-Spoon Theory

-Kidd Bell, Whitney's clothing line

-Roxane Gay's book Hunger

-Dolly Parton's memoir, Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business

-Anita Hill's memoir, Speaking Truth to Power

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***Follow the charm! When you're overwhelmed and have too much to do, just follow what feels charming to you in the moment.***
 
++ Let's Play podcast episode with me and I also love this episode with Josh Radnor ++
 
~*~Lean into resting and the uncontrollable nature of life is my learn for the week.~*~

\\\///\\\ Previous podcast guest Clara Artschwager and I are hosting an event July 17th from 7-9pm at The Hoxton in Williamsburg. I will be teaching a yoga class and Clara will talk us through her approach to dating and relationships. Tickets are $15 and you can get them here. There's a few spots left! \\\///\\\

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:;:; Read my latest piece for The Fullest "Pivot: Showing Up For Therapy" :;:;

*.*.* if you're in LA my good friend and previous guest Anjie Cho is teaching two very cool classes, Contemplative Flower Arranging and Kado: The Way of Flowers. Go check them out and tell her I sent you. *.*.*

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I first became aware of Tina Essmaker when I discovered her interviews in the magazine she co-founded The Great Disconnect, a digital and print magazine that focuses on the stories behind creatives. 2017 was a pivotal year for Tina who experienced huge change when her marriage with her business partner ended. 

We discuss the lessons in vulnerability this gave her and the opportunity to redefine her career returning to her roots in social work. Give it a listen!
Listen to episode 205 with Tina Essmaker

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