Welcome to the Life Things Podcast with your hosts, Keagan Carlin & Thithi Nteta. Join us as we chat to women who are killing it in their industries, making mistakes and sharing their Life Things along the way.
The Importance of your why with Aqeelah Harron Ally aka Fashionbreed
In this episode of The Life Things Podcast Keagan Kingsley Carlin and Thithi Nteta talk to Aqeelah Harron Ally aka Fashionbreed. An OG of the blog and content industry in South Africa, Aqeelah has and continues to contribute so much to the industry, through her blog, YouTube channel and gorgeous Instagram account.
Having recently written an e-book titled BOOKED. BUSY. VERIFIED. E-BOOK which you can buy on www.shopfashionbreed.com, Aqeelah has over a decade of experience as a digital content creator and in her book she shares openly and generously because of her passion for the digital creative space growing. In her own words she says “I want voices to be given to the people, for creatives to be paid, for people to pave their own paths, write their own rules, share their passion and earn a living while doing it. I want to see entrepreneurs succeed.”
Art & cultural entrepreneur Nomaza Nongqunga Coupez of Undiscovered Canvas on finding her purpose
In this episode of The Life Things Podcast Keagan Kingsley Carlin and Thithi Nteta talk to Nomaza Nongqunga Coupez, an art entrepreneur and the founder of Undiscovered Canvas; a platform that promotes African creatives and artists in Europe through events, exhibitions and residency programmes.
Coming from her home in the South of France via this Zoom call interview, Nomaza talks to us about her continuous journey of self discovery, not letting your insecurities get the best of you and her passion for creating a place where African art can have the spotlight.
Keagan Kingsley Carlin, founder of Jimnojean on building a brand , taking risks and backing yourself
In this episode of The Life Things Podcast, Thithi Nteta interviews entrepreneur and founder of the gorgeously curated online store Jimnojean. A self proclaimed feminist, Keagan shares some invaluable advice and insights on not only building a flourishing online business, but a brand that people resonate with. We talk practical advice, but also delve into topics like the power of collaboration, taking risks and backing yourself.
Rabia Ghoor, founder of Swiitch Beauty on stepping into her power as a person
In this episode of the Life Things Podcast, Keagan and Thithi have an inspiring conversation via Zoom with Rabia Ghoor, founder of Swiitch Beauty.
Having started her business at 14 years old, this 20 year old powerhouse is an incredibly self aware leader and entrepreneur who has built a beauty & skincare business that has won over many not only because the products are good and deliver, but because the brand has heart.
Recently, Swiitch Beauty announced that it would be giving R50,000 in the form of a cash grant to a black-owned beauty business and R100,000 in the form of product to up-and-coming black freelance make up artists who are looking to build their kit in solidarity with those standing up and speaking out against racial inequality and human injustice.
Join us as Rabia shares her amazing entrepreneurial journey, personal anecdotes on how she is working on herself and more on why Swiitch is the brand it is today.
Building a business with heart with Hannah Lavery
In this episode of the Life Things Podcast, Thithi has a wonderfully inspiring conversation with Hannah Lavery via Zoom about running her sustainable business founded in 2012. In this conversation, Hannah shares personal anecdotes on how she is keeping sane and focused during lockdown, opens up about some hard decisions and learnings from having to run a business under the lockdown and her passion for building a local industry so that the 20 dedicated highly skilled women she employs have jobs to return to.
Hannah Lavery is a beautiful brand that celebrates clean lines, natural fabrics, genuine leather bags and shoes, and softly tailored pieces and is available online at https://www.hannahlavery.co.za/ as well as The Watershed in Cape Town and Parkhurst in Johannesburg.
Turning passion into profit with Linda Gieskes-Mwamba founder of Suki Suki Naturals
In this episode of the Life Things Podcast, Thithi and Keagan talk to Linda Gieskes-Mwamba about turning passion into profit. An avid lover of beauty and skincare products, Linda is the founder of the popular Suki Suki Naturals product range. From making batches in her kitchen whilst working full time as a lawyer to being stocked in retailers like Woolworths, Wellness Warehouse and Jimnojean, Linda takes us through her journey to entrepreneurship as she talks about the challenge of being more audacious and owning the African narrative through sharing finished goods that take up space in the wellness industry.