A podcast born out of an all too familiar frustration; navigating life as an aspiring creative entrepreneur. How do you pay the bills? How do you grow? How did you maneuver through your city? Listen as Duane Jones, Terrence Taylor and Lauren Sears give you an uncensored look at their journey. Changing the Narrative shines a light on life as a creative and provides an open forum for conversation about various topics through their eyes.
Hacking the System
Today, host Terrence Taylor is joined by Andy Tran, Shwetha Sivakumar and Spandhana Gade, founders and team members of TO-Hacks, an organization who uses innovation competitions to connect youth entrepreneurs, leaders and innovators with the top industry professionals in rising fields of new technologies. On this episode, we find out what a hack-a-thon is, how to properly serve your target audience and the benefits creating products to solve problems we face in our personal life experiences.
How To Care for Others
Today, host Terrence Taylor is joined by Rising Youth Alumni Kate MacDonald, who worked with community youth to feed people on the street, Jade Paris, who organized a wellness networking event for women students and single mothers and Kieran Calder, who used the success of his girlfriend's program the year before, to take Christmas care packages to the next level! They discuss the ways personal experiences can impact your career path, finding the right "fit" as you build your team and more!
Accessibility & Mental Health Supports
Today, host Terrence Taylor is joined by Rising Youth Alumni Joseph Spencer, who helped build accessible picnic tables in Halifax, Hannah Jackson, author of Pics 2 Passion, a book written to support people suffering from mental health issues, and Sohaib Malik, who developed a safe space to support Muslim youth and their mental health issues. They discuss the benefits of working directly with community, how to access additional funding and how confidence and validation are a major key to youth success.
Creating Economic Opportunities & Bringing Awareness to Community Issues
Today, host Terrence Taylor is joined by Rising Youth Alumni Jared Demsey, who created an artist showcase, Aseel Mohammed, author of We Are All One, a book written to celebrate the diverse cultures in Halifax, and Josh Creighton, who painted a street mural to celebrate his community. They discuss the challenges of being white working with black creatives, the red tape of government and why representation matters!
To Be Continued... | 072
Welcome back after TWO weeks away to share with you some BIG news! This week we talk about what happened the last couple weeks and answered the question, "What is the a future of the CTN Podcast?". We also talk about the North Preston documentary, When They See Us, the StartUp YHZ Podcast Panel, #KeepinItReal conference, the North End Startup & Training (NEST) program, trips to the UK and we share with you an almost 9 month long secret...
Changing It Up | 071
This week Terrence and Jess catch you up on all things CTN, Halifax and life. We recap this weekends REMIX Project, Terrence's Nipsey Hussle tattoo, Kawai Leonard, trips to London and how to guide your team when you're out of town. We also preview new developments from CTN, studio space, format changing, guests vs. hosts and more.
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The real deal
These guys are real, in the truest sense, and challenge me and make me think with every episode. They leave me inspired and proud to be a creative in the same community.
Thanks for speaking for the real world of Halifax.
Thanks for being a bunch of weirdos
I’ve listened to most of your podcasts and I just figured out how to review, my bad.
We wanted to reach out and you listened and we so appreciate giving us a voice when everyone was tired of listening to us. We are grateful for the kindness and your generous time. I listen to two podcasts, changing the narrative and the other is meditation techniques and mindfulness. I look forward to your growth and getting the community heard in business, art and things that matter. Namaste