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Detroit girls do it better. Join host Evann Webb every week as she talks to women from the city that are killing it in their industries.

Damsels in Detroit Evann Webb

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Detroit girls do it better. Join host Evann Webb every week as she talks to women from the city that are killing it in their industries.

    You Need to Relax (feat. Paige Currier)

    You Need to Relax (feat. Paige Currier)

    Back hurting? What about your neck? Oh, your hips feel tight, too? Sounds like you could use a massage. Evann sits down with Paige Currier, a licensed massage therapist serving the Metro Detroit area. Paige focused on chronic pain, mobility and the restorative power of healthy touch. Through her practices, Paige works with her clients to attain a more relaxed and centered self. In 2020, Paige made the switch from practicing massage therapy in a spa, to offering at-home services. She believes that receiving a massage in the comfort of your own home reduces stress levels both before and after your service, so that you can benefit most deeply from the state of relaxation that massage therapy promotes. In this episode, Evann and Paige talk about the benefits of massage therapy, relaxation vs. restoration, cupping, and why it’s important to not be glued to your desk chair all day long. Be sure to follow Paige on social at @paigecurrierlmt, and check out her website, www.paigecurrierlmt.com!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Truth About Your WAP (feat. Vanessa McKenzie)

    The Truth About Your WAP (feat. Vanessa McKenzie)

    Grab a bucket and a mop, because Vanessa is about to tell you all about the health of your WAP! Evann sits down with Vanessa McKenzie, registered nurse and curator of Your Lady Biz, to talk about women’s sexual and reproductive health.

    In 2014, Vanessa got her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University, and shortly after, she became a registered nurse in Detroit Receiving Hospital’s emergency room. While there, Vanessa encountered many women who lacked basic knowledge about their bodies, which then opened her eyes to her true passion: educating women about their bodies and helping to ensure that expectant mothers and their babies remain healthy during pregnancy and thereafter.

    Vanessa is currently studying to get her Masters in Nursing with a Nurse-Midwife Specialty, which will allow her to administer services such as gynecological diagnoses & treatment, prenatal care, and childbirth.

    In this episode, Evann and Vanessa talk about their foundations when it came to learning about their bodies, healthy menstrual cycles, contraceptives, how to maintain good sexual health and so much more.

    Be sure to follow Vanessa on social at @yourladybiz, and check out her website at www.yourladybiz.com!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Consciously Beautiful (feat. Tianna James)

    Consciously Beautiful (feat. Tianna James)

    Evann sits down with beauty entrepreneur Tianna James, to talk all about her business, Bamboo Beauty. Bamboo Beauty is Detroit’s first conscious beauty and wellness shoppe, and it retails a carefully selected collection of all women-founded, clean beauty brands. Tianna is a gentle activist for conscious consumption, whole body wellness and natural beauty. Tianna earned her cosmetology license in 2006, and has served hundreds of women and worked with dozens of beauty brands throughout her entire career. She launched BambooBeauty.shop in 2018 after completing TechTown’s retail bootcamp with a goal of opening a physical location of the shop in the very near future. Tianna’s personal mission is to educate women on healthy hair & skin habits and how to abstain from synthetic and toxic chemicals that are commonly present in many of the personal care and beauty products that are on shelves today. In this episode, Evann and Tianna dive in about what the definition of “clean” beauty is, why Tianna decided to source products from brands as opposed to making her own, her must-have beauty products, and so much more. Be sure to follow Bamboo Beauty on social at @greenlikebamboo, and visit the company’s website at www.bamboobeauty.shop!

    • 47 min
    Doing the Write Thing (feat. Lyndsay Green)

    Doing the Write Thing (feat. Lyndsay Green)

    Evann sits down with Lyndsay Green, dining editor for Hour Detroit Magazine, and founder & editor of Beauty Atlas, an award-winning digital magazine that explores beauty through a global lens. The New York native and self-proclaimed “magazine aficionado” spent several years as a beauty editor at national publications including Ebony, Glamour Magazine’s Glam Belleza Latina, People StyleWatch, and Teen Vogue. And as a freelance writer, she would go on to contribute to Allure, InStyle, Marie Claire, Elle and more. After relocating to Detroit in 2017, Lyndsay served as the managing editor for Hour Detroit, and today, she gets to indulge in all of the delicious food and drink that the city has to offer as the publication’s dining editor. In this episode, Evann and Lyndsay talk about how their love affairs for magazines began, what gave Lyndsay the idea to start her own digital publication, some tips that freelance writers should always keep in mind, and how Detroit has embraced the former New Yorker since she’s been here. Be sure to follow Lyndsay on social at @ladyluff, and check out some previous issues of Beauty Atlas at www.beautyatlasmag.com.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Statement Pieces (feat. Sarah Abend)

    Statement Pieces (feat. Sarah Abend)

    Evann sits down with Sarah Abend, the owner and maker of GRAMMAR, a studio-based, art & architecture inspired, ceramic jewelry line. After studying sculpture, metalsmithing and fashion design at Wayne State University and art education at the College for Creative Studies, Sarah wanted to come up with a way to combine her skills and interests in a medium that could be easily shared. Each piece that Sarah creates is individually handcrafted with a focus on form & color, craftsmanship, process and small batch production. In this episode, Evann and Sarah chat about what drove her to become an entrepreneur, how she came up with the name GRAMMAR, her creative process and more. Be sure to follow Sarah on social at @____grammar____ and check out her website at www.grammardesigns.com.

    • 36 min
    The "B" is for "Boss" (feat. Bria Brown)

    The "B" is for "Boss" (feat. Bria Brown)

    Evann sits down with Bria Brown, the brains behind and face of Bria Brown Enterprises, to talk about her work as a digital media professional. Bria is a CBS 62/CW50 digital producer helping to shape the stories of Detroit. Her passion for authentic storytelling led her to found Bria Brown Enterprises, which is a portfolio of businesses including lifestyle brand and TV show Bria Brown Live™, EPKxBBE, which is an electronic press kit service, BBEGivesBack Foundation and Bria Brown Merch. During this episode, Bria and Evann talk about how important storytelling is, how Bria is juggling her enterprises and full-time job, their post-undergraduate struggles and so much more. Be sure to follow Bria on social at @briabrownlive and check out her website at www.briabrownenterprises.com!

    • 53 min

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