125 episodes

The podcast that takes you from where you are to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. Every week Imrie is joined by a groundbreaking guest to discover the tools and techniques that have set them up for success in their personal or professional lives.
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Wanna Be Content is Queen

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    • 4.4 • 189 Ratings

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The podcast that takes you from where you are to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. Every week Imrie is joined by a groundbreaking guest to discover the tools and techniques that have set them up for success in their personal or professional lives.
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    #129 Zeba Blay on Carefree Black Girls

    #129 Zeba Blay on Carefree Black Girls

    Welcome to Wanna Be- the podcast takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. Happy Black History Month!
     
    I’m Imriel Morgan, Founder of Content is Queen a podcast community that specialises in empowering and amplifying underrepresented voices, specifically women, people of colour, and LGBTQIA+ people. 
     
    Thank you so much for taking the time to be here! Wanna Be’s focus is to help you take consistent action to build a successful life and career in the creative and entertainment industry. 
     
    Today’s guest is Zeba Blay is a film and culture critic whose writing has been featured in The New York Times, Essence, Film Quarterly and The Village Voice to name a few. Zeba has spent her nearly decade-long career writing about pop culture at the intersection of race, gender, and identity; being one of the first people to coin the term #CarefreeBlackGirls on Twitter in 2013 to create a space to celebrate black womanhood online.
     
    In today’s interview Zeba and I talk about the challenges of finding your voice as a writer and we explore what it might mean if you don’t find your voice. We talk about working through your fears and getting comfortable and uncomfortable with therapy. We also talk about what it means to be a Carefree Black Girl
     
    I don’t know if you noticed but i was 100% having a moment because Zeba’s podcast was literally one of the first 5 podcasts i ever listened to and made me feel like I could take up space in the world. I highly recommend you get her book Carefree Black Girls which is a celebration of black womanhood in all its forms. Also if you like Zeba’s vibe, follow her on Twitter @zblay.
     
    As usual I hope this half an hour has made you think, reflect and contemplate what your next step should be. If you enjoyed this episode please do share it with your friends or on social media.
     
    If you’re a podcaster or thinking you want to join a community that takes you and your podcast to the next level. Go ahead and visit contentisqueen.org where you can access free resources, talks and news as well as joining our community. That’s contentisqueen.org
     
    That’s a wrap, thank you so much for listening.
     
    Until next time…. Byeeee
     
    Credits
    This is a Content is Queen Production
    Hosted by me Imriel Morgan
    Edited by Joseph Perry
    Sound Design by Amber Miller
    Music and sound FX’s are from Epidemic Sound

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    • 23 min
    #128 Aja Barber on Changing The Future of Fashion

    #128 Aja Barber on Changing The Future of Fashion

    Welcome the Wanna Be- the podcast takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. Happy Black History Month!
     
    I’m Imriel Morgan, Founder of Content is Queen a podcast community that specialises in empowering and amplifying underrepresented voices, specifically women, people of colour, and LGBTQIA+ people. 
     
    Thank you so much for taking the time to be here! Wanna Be’s focus is to help you take consistent action to build a successful life and career in the creative and entertainment industry. But this month we’re going to spend some time looking back as well as forward.
     
    Today’s guest is writer, stylist and consultant Aja Barber whose work deals with the intersections of sustainability and the fashion landscape.  Aja has amassed a platform of over 200k Instagram followers who look to her for insights, education and knowledge on what’s happening in the world of sustainable fashion and consumerism. Aja’s work builds heavily on ideas behind privilege, wealth inequality, racism, feminism, colonialism and how to fix the fashion industry with all these things in mind.  
     
    In today’s interview Aja shares what it’s really like to grow your platform and the pitfalls that come with sudden growth. Aja reveals what it takes to take down fast fashion and what you need to do to be on the right side of history. We also get into the intersections of fast fashion, from colonialism, climate change and Consumerism.
    Wheeew we got deep and this was not an easy edit let me tell you so Let’s get into it!
     
    I think I’m going to have to put out the extended cut of this interview because this snippet isn’t giving everything it’s supposed to gave! I mean we got so deep and I can only hope that it’s got you thinking. If this is the first time you’re coming across Aja Barber and her work I highly recommend following her over on Instagram @AjaBarber and buying her book ‘Consumed” to really understand the situation we’re presently in!
     
    I hope this half an hour has made you think, reflect and contemplate what your next step should be. If you enjoyed this episode please do share it with your friends or on social media.
     
    If you’re a podcaster or thinking you can do what I do please do check out contentisqueen.org where you can access free resources, talks and news as well as joining our community. That’s contentisqueen.org
     
    That’s a wrap, thank you so much for listening.
     
    Until next time…. Byeeee
     
    Credits
    This is a Content is Queen Production
    Hosted by me Imriel Morgan
    Edited by Joseph Perry
    Sound Design by Amber Miller
    Music and sound FX’s are from Epidemic Sound

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    • 29 min
    #127 Alayo Akinkugbe on Artistic History

    #127 Alayo Akinkugbe on Artistic History

    Welcome to Wanna Be- the podcast takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. Happy Black History Month!
     
    I’m Imriel Morgan, Founder of Content is Queen a podcast community that specialises in empowering and amplifying underrepresented voices, specifically women, people of colour, and LGBTQIA+ people. 
     
    Thank you so much for taking the time to be here! Wanna Be’s focus is to help you take consistent action to build a successful life and career in the creative and entertainment industry. But this month we’re going to spend some time looking back as well as forward.
     
     
    [STING]
    Today’s guest is Alayo Akinkugbe who is the Founder and Mastermind of @ABlackHistoryOfArt on Instagram which she founded in February 2020. Alayo is an Art History graduate from Cambrisge University and is studying her MA in Curating at Courtald. Through @ABlackHistoryOfArt Alayo highlights overlooked black artists, sitters, curators and thinkers from art history and the present day. As of recording the platform has over 50,000 Followers.
     
    In today’s interview Alayo shares what she loves about Art History and how she was able to carve out a lane in space that traditionally excludes Black art and history. We explore what success looks like in Art history and how that’s reflected in her career. We also dive deeper into some of the barriers to entry in Art and Art history and how you can overcome them.
     
    Alayo is levels! I loved this conversation it was refreshing to hear her passion and joy about the lane she occupies in Art history right now! It’s inspiring to see too! I highly recommend you follow @ABlackHistoryOfArt on Instagram if you’re in the mood to be moved and uplifted.  Ok so this one is defo going to be extended for a bonus because we went to levels I couldn’t fully deliver in just 30 minutes! 
     
    As usual I hope this half an hour has made you think, reflect and contemplate what your next step should be. If you enjoyed this episode please do share it with your friends or on social media.
     
    If you’re a podcaster or thinking you want to join a community that takes you and your podcast to the next level. Go ahead and visit contentisqueen.org where you can access free resources, talks and news as well as joining our community. That’s contentisqueen.org
     
    That’s a wrap, thank you so much for listening.
     
    Until next time…. Byeeee
     
    Credits
    This is a Content is Queen Production
    Hosted by me Imriel Morgan
    Edited by Joseph Perry
    Sound Design by Amber Miller
    Music and sound FX’s are from Epidemic Sound

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    • 30 min
    #126 Fiona Compton on Leaving Your Mark

    #126 Fiona Compton on Leaving Your Mark

    Welcome the Wanna Be- the podcast takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. Happy Black History Month!
     
    I’m Imriel Morgan, Founder of Content is Queen a podcast community that specialises in empowering and amplifying underrepresented voices, specifically women, people of colour, and LGBTQIA+ people. 
     
    Thank you so much for taking the time to be here! Wanna Be’s focus is to help you take consistent action to build a successful life and career in the creative and entertainment industry. But this month we’re going to spend some time looking back as well as forward.
     
     Today’s guest is Fiona Compton a Historian, Filmmaker and visual Artists. Fiona is also the Founder of the incredibly popular Instagram Page, Know Your Caribbean a platform dedicated to the enrichment of the history and culture of the Caribbean. Fiona is also a podcast host and you can hear her on the Relateable podcast a safe space for Black People and she recently launched the Know Your Caribbean podcast for people that wanted to dive deeper into some of the stories and histories she shares on Instagram
     
    In today’s interview Fiona and I talk about the desire to leave your mark in the creative industries, we talk about owning the title of Historian and reframing history without the white gaze. We also talk about some of financial and emotional barriers and obstacles to that come with sharing Black and Caribbean history. 
     
    Let’s get into it!
     
    Something that really sat with me after this interview was the importance of finding and confidently owning your voice. I really loved what Fiona had to say about reframing the sources and looking at what was being described and reimagining that without a white or Christian lens. Powerful stuff. I highly recommend you check out @KnowYourCaribbean on Instagram. It is a wealth of knowledge but also joy, colour and light. ANd do check out the podcast which has the most beautiful production behind it.
     
    I hope this half an hour has made you think, reflect and contemplate what your next step should be. If you enjoyed this episode please do share it with your friends or on social media.
     
    If you’re a podcaster or thinking you can do what I do please do check out contentisqueen.org where you can access free resources, talks and news as well as joining our community. That’s contentisqueen.org
     
    That’s a wrap, thank you so much for listening.
     
    Until next time…. Byeeee

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    • 27 min
    #125 Kahlil Greene on Sharing a Historical Word

    #125 Kahlil Greene on Sharing a Historical Word

    Welcome to Wanna Be- the podcast takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. Happy Black History Month!
     
    I’m Imriel Morgan, Founder of Content is Queen a podcast community that specializes in empowering and amplifying underrepresented voices, specifically women, people of colour, and LGBTQIA+ people. 
     
    Thank you so much for taking the time to be here! Wanna Be’s focus is to help you take consistent action to build a successful life and career in the creative and entertainment industry. But this month we’re going to spend some time looking back as well as forward.
    Today’s guest is the self-proclaimed Gen-Z historian Kahlil Greene. Kahlil Greene is an online educator with ~500,000 followers across TikTok, Instagram, and LinkedIn platforms! He was recently profiled in The New York Times for his digital education work.
    In addition to being a viral historical communicator, Kahlil is currently studying the History of Social Change at Yale University. Where he was elected the first Black student body president in Yale's 318-year history at just 19 years old.
     
    In today’s interview, Kahlil and I talk openly about the importance of sharing Black History across different cultures and geographies. Kahlil reveals how his experience in education has enabled him to develop his unique teaching style. And he shares how he’s able to look past the traumas and keep spreading the word about our history.
     
    Let’s get into it!
     
    I’m so in awe of this young man! He’s really just come up and taken all this attention in his stride. Please do check out Kahlil’s work over on Instagram @kahlil.greene honestly you’ll learn so much! I still do!
     
    I hope this half an hour has made you think, reflect and contemplate what your next step should be. If you enjoyed this episode please do share it with your friends or on social media.
     
    If you’re a podcaster or thinking you can do what I do please do check out contentisqueen.org where you can access free resources, talks and news as well as joining our community. That’s contentisqueen.org.
     
    That’s a wrap, thank you so much for listening.
     
    Credits
    This is a Content is Queen Production
    Hosted by me Imriel Morgan
    Edited by Joseph Perry
    Sound Design by Amber Miller
    Music and sound FX’s are from Epidemic Sound

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    • 27 min
    #124 Naomi Shimada, Brian Hollingsworth and Natalie Lue on Focusing on You

    #124 Naomi Shimada, Brian Hollingsworth and Natalie Lue on Focusing on You

    Welcome back to Wanna Be- the podcast takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less.
    I’m Imriel Morgan, Founder of Content is Queen a podcast agency and club for ambitious podcasters with phenomenal taste, high expectations and a desire to sound as good as I do now. You can now become a member and get unlimited access to both of our podcast studios for just £199 a month. Head on over to Contentisqueen.org to learn more.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to be here! Wanna Be’s focus is to help you take consistent action to build a successful life and career in the creative and entertainment industry.
    Today I’m back with three uplifting guests who are going to help you:
    Think about your video presenceTo not chase the things everyone else is doingAnd check in with your bodyLet’s get into it
    Today’s guest is model, author and student Naomi Shimada. Naomi is the host of Beauty Fix on BBC Sounds and the co-author of Mixed Feelings. She has starred in campaigns for Nike, H&M and Gap and her writing has been featured in Vogue, Elle and The Observer.
    In this episode, Naomi and I talk about the effects of overwhelm and taking a step back from the online and digital world. We explore how our lifestyles can contribute to our health and why we should be listening to our bodies, and intution when it comes to our work.
    Let’s go...
    Right, I want you to get to know Brian Hollingsworth who is a social media expert. Here he is with a quick message for you. 
    You can always rely on Brian to keep things straight with you, I’m not sure video is the next frontier but I do know I now have to add practicings my video presence to my ever-growing to-do list. You should 100% be following Brian on Instagram @theBKH if you aren’t already. He’s forever dropping gems on how to be a better content creator on social. Now back to our incredible guest Naomi Shimada.
    Ok, let me tell you, Naomi and I were VIBING in this episode. I can only hope that all the goodness transferred over to you too. To find out about Naomi’s work you can find her on Instagram on @NaomiShimada
    Before we wrap up, Here’s author, writer and podcaster Natalie Lue with some must-hear advice about carving your own path.
    That’s a wrap, thank you so much for listening. I hope this half an hour has made you think, reflect and contemplate what your next step should be.
    I’d like to encourage you to think about one person who would benefit from the messages shared today and I’d love for you to share this episode with them, right now! If you’d like to hear the extended interview with Naomi, all you have to do is screenshot and share this episode to your Instagram stories and tag @contentisqueenhq.
    Remember you can now become a member and get unlimited access to both of our podcast studios for just £199 a month. Head on over to Contentisqueen.org to learn more.

    Until next time…. Byeeee
    Credits
    This is a Content is Queen Production
    Hosted by me Imriel Morgan
    Edited by Joseph Perry
    Sound Design by Amber Miller
    Music and sound FX’s are from Epidemic Sound

    We’ll come back to Naomi in a few minutes. 

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
189 Ratings

189 Ratings

Pompey84 ,

Energising

The new season is great. Each guests shared so much. I love it!

vicade2019 ,

Excellent podcast with actual practical and actionable advice

Such an excellent podcast, providing listeners with small nuggets of valuable information that can help you navigate your way to success.

My only critic would be on the adverts, as most times does not seem well timed and often interrupts guest speakers mid-flow, which unfortunately comes across as slightly more amateur. I also think having adverts right at the beginning can throw first time listeners off.

Nevertheless, please keep it up. It is definitely needed particularly within minority communities.

didilockso ,

Great speaker

I love this girl so much. she always asks the question i want to ask

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