Welcome to my podcast, 'As You Are': a space for passionate conversations, delving into what makes people who they are. I wanted to open up a discussion on various topics with individuals that may inspire others. Whether it be growing into adulthood and motherhood, or how much that one Smashing Pumpkins record changed your life, I wanted to explore and discuss all these things that make us who we are.
021: with Lydia Elise Millen | on brand deals, growth on YouTube & overcoming obstacles
Ending season two with the UK blogging queen, Lydia Elise Millen [@lydiaemillen]. Recorded in the comfort of her home, we chat about what she's been up to thus far this year, starting her YouTube platform after years on IG [and successfully killing it within months] working with brands, and her thoughts on dyslexia & her own blogging style...Let's do this.
020: with Samantha Ravndahl | on a love of make up, the joys & tribulations of influencer life & happiness
Sometimes, you have the joy of meeting with someone you totally click with: Sam [@ssssamanthaa] is one of those joyous people for me. We 'met' on IG last summer, I proposed [we'll get into that] & as she was in London for a couple of days this Feb, all dreams came true when she said yes to my podcast invitation.
Sam basically grew into adulthood online - having started her IG & YT age 19. She somewhat knowingly saw the potential of IG, and within a year of dedication to social media, had amassed one million followers. We talk about the ups and downs of the industry, her life and role within it, the importance of knowing what keeps you sane...and a little progress on our upcoming wedding. She's a true gem.
019: with Lucy Mountain | on fitness bs, working with a talent agency & full-time influencer life
Ever bought detox tea or seen it endorsed on Instagram? Lucy [@thefashionfitnessfoodie] is here to help weed out such marketing bs. As a now 'full-time influencer' (or even - 'freelancer') Lucy's content focuses on honesty within the fitness world, and educating her audience on everything that encompasses fitness & food. On this episode, we chat about agency signing and the impact it has had for her (we're both with Sixteenth) the impact of having a following, and, of course, the fitness world.
018: with Rachel Pitman | on cosmetic tattooing, cosmetic surgery & growing into womanhood
We're back for the second half of season two: I am v.stoked to have Rachel Pitman as my first guest. Rachel & I met following a chat I had with Lucie [ep.009] regarding my desire for freckle tattoos. I went to see Rachel, & we ended up having some deep & engrossing chats - so naturally I invited her to join me here. Today, we talk about the process of cosmetic tattooing, there's a deep conversation regarding Rachel's personal experience with cosmetic surgery, and growing into womanhood. Really enjoyed this one - hope you guys do, too.
P.S apologies for the background noise towards the end - some peeps getting v.into their office meetings.
017: with Toby Gawler | on a love of tattoos, becoming a tattoo artist & working in the industry
Finally: a full-on, tattoo chat. Today's ep. is with Toby [@tattoosbytoby] who works at Seven Doors in London...we pretty much just talk tattoos. How he fell in love with them, ended up as a tattoo artist, his experience in the industry & advice for future tattooers. If you're into tattoos, or are curious about them & the industry - hopefully you'll be into it...Let's do this.
016: with Carly Rowena | on pregnancy, motherhood & her journey into fitness
Carly has come up in conversation from a few people I love in this industry [Kyle Galvin, Vic of In The Frow] & it wasn't until she shouted me out on IG that I put 2+2 together as to who Carly is. I've said this kinda thing before, but sometimes I feel you can get a great aura off someone's IG, and Carly totally has that nailed. At 36 weeks pregnant recording this, we naturally talk a bunch about pregnancy, motherhood & parenting, alongside Carly's journey into YouTube, personal training & fitness. I bloody loved recording this - hope you enjoy listening just as much. Get that kettle on.
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Really enjoyed Seasons 1 & 2! I can’t wait for more!!
Finally...a podcast I can really appreciate and enjoy. A chance to listen to like-minded people discussing alternative music, fashion and lifestyles openly!
Every guest is so passionate about what they do and these little insights into their lives is really refreshing.
The laid back approach and conversation style from Sammi during the interviews makes it feel more like you’re sat having a brew or a pint with each guest rather than being 100s of miles away on your phone.
I never listened to podcasts before I found Sammi’s one! I really enjoy listening, even if it’s people I’ve never heard of before, it’s very interesting to find out more about these people. Really calming to listen to as well and opened up the world of podcasts for me :)
love this podcast, easy & interesting listen. good mixture of guests, and sammi comes across as natural and genuine