Join Makaila Nichols as she shines a new light on your favorite celebrities, influencers, and experts. We invite you to hear the real, unglamorous and challenging struggles that your role models have overcome. Our show serves as a reminder that you are not alone in dealing with a multitude of social issues including bullying, body image, mental health and more. Brought to you by the Blatantly Honest Foundation.
Jillian Curwin on living in a world that was not designed for her
Jillian Curwin is a blogger, advocate for accessible fashion and part of the little person community. Using her blog, Always Looking Up, as her platform, she writes about trying to fit into a world that was not designed for people like her, demonstrating that height is just a number, not a limit.
Sarah Hamel-Smith on body image
Sarah Hamel-Smith aka @thecurvytrini is a New York based TEDx presenter, plus sized model, storyteller and digital influencer represented by TRUE Model Management. She’s also the co-Founder of Plus Amplified, an organization dedicated to educating and empowering those who live in plus-size bodies and serves as a catalyst for cultural and internal shifts towards size equity. After being body shamed for many years she decided to be one of the people who changes the way beauty is defined in society.
Tricia Campbell on body image and Black History Month
Tricia Campbell is a plus-size supermodel and life coach. Today she gets Blatantly Honest about her former struggle with body image and her journey to become a confident queen. Makaila and Tricia also chat about Black History Month and where she gets her entrepreneurial spirit.
Cavanaugh Bell on bullying
Cavanaugh is the Chief Positivity Creator and founder of a non-profit called Cool and Dope. His organization helps combat bullying. At just eight years old, his work has been recognized on a local, state, and national level even President Donald Trump and Vice President Kamala Harris have heard of this impressive young man. His dream is to end bullying by his 18th birthday in 2030.
Will LeGate on tuning out the haters
Will LeGate is a young entrepreneur who taught himself to code when he was just 13 from online Stanford classes and is now the CEO of one of the top cryptocurrency platforms in America. Despite his success, he was bullied in school for coding during recess. Will opens up about his own experiences and more importantly how to tune out the haters.
Lexi Rabe on bullying
Lexi Rabe is an actress who’s appeared in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, as Morgan Stark in Avengers: End Game, and her most recent film Silk Road. Despite her success, Lexi reveals how she has experienced bullying. Now, she hopes to spread kindness wherever she goes and to be a role model for others.
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Great podcast for someone new to podcasts
This podcast is great and you can jump right in wherever you want to! The guest selection is incredible and I find myself listening to more than I thought I would!
Makaila speaks with so many talented individuals, you can always listen to the episode that’s right for you!
Makaila, is absolutely relatable! You can come to her for anything. She’s been through it all and knows what you’re going through. Just give her a listen and you’ll understand!!