6 episodes

This Is Me is a podcast about people's journeys on what kept them motivated to pursue their dreams and the advice they have to offer for those interested in coming into their industry. Laísa Barros uses this platform to bring more voices and perspectives into the world as she dives into her personal journey to build community through creativity.

Illustration and Logo by @rhussaindesigns

This Is Me Laísa Barros

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This Is Me is a podcast about people's journeys on what kept them motivated to pursue their dreams and the advice they have to offer for those interested in coming into their industry. Laísa Barros uses this platform to bring more voices and perspectives into the world as she dives into her personal journey to build community through creativity.

Illustration and Logo by @rhussaindesigns

    Filmmaker

    Filmmaker

    Theo Hollingsworth is a narrative and documentary film producer based in Oakland, California. He produces films that showcase the varied stories and cultures of Black people and people of color. In this episode, he talks about his journey into becoming a filmmaker as well as the process it took him and his crew to create the series Sirius Lee The Problematic Time Transplant.



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    • 32 min
    New Media Artist & Designer

    New Media Artist & Designer

    Julia Espero (a.k.a. Jules) is a multi-faceted designer who works across print and digital. She has been designing since she was old enough to use the internet. In this interview, she talks about her journey into becoming an artist, self-portraiture and drawing cadavers. Enjoy!



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    Cover Art by @noemi.papers

    • 19 min
    Entrepreneur

    Entrepreneur

    Yan Lawrence is the Founder of The Regime, an online beauty tech platform for automating hair regimen and product selections for natural kinky curly hair. She is also the co-founder of RTC Black Wings, a non-profit for Black college women breaking into the tech industry. In this episode, she talks about her journey in becoming an entrepreneur as a rising senior student at City College.




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    • 22 min
    Artist and Graphic Designer

    Artist and Graphic Designer

    Rabia Hussain (a.k.a. Ruby) is a fun-loving Brooklyn based art-enthusiast with a focus in graphic design. She had her first art exhibit called Intricacies at BMCC in New York city. She tells us about the different dreams she has had throughout her life and how she landed on graphic design. She is the brand designer behind the This Is Me and This Is Laisa projects. She has created all collateral materials, logos and illustrations for This Is Me and the iconic emoji avatars for This Is Laisa. Her enthusiasm, passion and dedication have been extremely valuable in the launching of these projects so listen to her story as she tells us the meaning of our dreams changing over time.

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    Cover Art by @noemi.papers

    • 20 min
    Character Design and Concept Artist

    Character Design and Concept Artist

    Shantelle Smith is a recent graduate from Rochester Institute of Technology. She tells us about her childhood, art inspiration and advice to stay motivated with your unique artwork as she says, "The world is your oyster."

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    Cover Art by @noemi.papers

    • 10 min
    Animation Director

    Animation Director

    Saxton Moore is an Animation Director and Animator. His purpose is to create stories that highlight culture and feature people of color to inspire the next generation of dreamers. In this episode, he tells us about the what, how, why, where and when of his journey and provide some advice for you to get into the animation industry. 



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    Art by @noemi.papers

    • 32 min

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