Hosted by Leslie Swenson and Carley Scott Fields, two artists that have found a deep appreciation for their home in Omaha, NE. They enjoy highlighting the many opportunities the Midwest has to offer.
Each episode gives listeners the opportunity to become familiar with the public/private personas of a local member of their community.
Bringing intentional conversation, humor and honesty to the table, the goal of Whatsherface is to make age gaps in friendship and professional workspaces a thing of the past, and create more accessibility when it comes to building community.
Our Friend Abigail Ervin
We've made it to episode five of Whatsherface and this time we're joined by Lincoln, Nebraska illustrator Abigail Ervin.
Abi made illustrating her full-time job in February of 2019, forming Abigail E.P. Featuring depictions of monsters, self portraits and the desire to illuminate beauty in darkness she has since built a client base for her sustainable online store.
Outside of her curated shop has worked on many projects, most notably creating work for the Exactly Right Podcast Network's This Podcast Will Kill You, See Jurassic Right and having her art included in the My Favorite Murder novel 'Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered'.
Together we discuss striking a balance between small business ownership and mental health, her Catholic faith and her upbringing in small town Nebraska.
For more information or to follow / support Abigail's work you can find her at:
@abigailervin on Instagram — abigailervin.com and her Patreon https://www.patreon.com/abigailep
Our Friend Mo Horner
On this episode of Whatsherface we are joined by our healer, confidant and friend, Mo Horner.
Trained by the East West School of Planetary Herbology and a professional member of the American Herbalist Guide since 2008, Mo has spent more than 1,000 hours annually listening to, and addressing, the health concerns of her clients. Her comprehensive approach results in personalized health plans that can be implemented right away to help clients evolve from bad habits, create healthy rhythms, and restore balance.
Together we discuss how she found herself on the path to making a career of herbalism after a major health event changed her world view, dating after divorce, and what it takes to build a new community-based clinic.
You can find more information about Mo Horner at naturalhealingomaha.com or her Instagram @natural_healing_omaha
Our Friend Kate Brewer
On the third episode of Whatsherface we brought in our dear friend Kate Brewer— a vibrant award-winning filmmaker, TedxTalk presenter and author. Born in Seattle and raised in Southeast Asia, Kate now resides in Council Bluffs, Iowa with her husband and sweet pup Shiloh.
Together we discuss her process with script writing, the creation of her documentary feature 'Knots: A Forced Marriage Story' (winning Best Documentary Feature at the 2019 Manchester Film Festival) her fascination with the horror genre and the places she's lived around the world.
You can find Kate and her work with Knots at knotsthefilm.com or @petits_corbeaux and @knotsthefilm
Our Friend Maria Corpuz
On the second episode of Whatsherface we brought Maria Corpuz to the studio. A force to be reckoned with, Corpuz is an Asian American woman from Omaha, Nebraska with a passion for creating community by combining her love of art and social justice through her project Nite Caps.
Together we explore her journey with mental health and therapy, how she keeps her finger on the pulse of social causes in Omaha, and her deep love for Fiona Apple's latest release 'Fetch the Bolt Cutters'. While often unafraid of expressing her thoughts on social media, this episode offers the opportunity to see the more vulnerable side of a community leader during a time when social gatherings are no longer an option.
You can find Maria on Instagram @mezgalria and Nite Caps @nitecaps
Our Friend Uroosa Jawed
The first episode of Whatsherface is here and ready for you to get to know Uroosa Jawed, the director of development at KANEKO — a public nonprofit based in Omaha, Nebraska.
Together we get the chance to explore her multifaceted life through conversation dealing with the struggles that come with being a first born child in an immigrant family in the Midwest, her relationship with poetry, and her work in the Omaha nonprofit scene.
You can find Uroosa on Instagram @uroosa or on her website uroosajawed.com