Going Gray in tinseltown is a celebration of the radical act of aging in the entertainment industry. Hosted by Actress/Writer Mandy May Cheetham and inspired by her decision to stop dying her naturally silver hair, it features a combination of honest stories and heart to heart interviews with women from all areas of entertainment, beauty and fashion. As Mandy documents her bold decision to go gray, she talks with women who’ve done it, who plan to do it, and who intend to dye till they die.
What if I Die and I Have Not Yet Lived? w Brett Paesel, Actor, Author
Mandy May Cheetham talks to Best Selling Author, Actor, Improvisor, Educator, Giver of Life, Goddess with Piercing Eyes, Studio 54 Voyeur, Seller of Pilots, and Teller of Truths Brett Paesel. They discuss her newest novel Everything is Just Fine, and they don't discuss how big of a fangirl Mandy is of Brett's work in Transparent playing Rita.
Do We Need Grey Hair Advocates? w Katie Emery from Katiegoesplatinum.com
Blogger and grey-haired advocate Katie Emery of www.katiegoesplatiunum.com chats with host Mandy May Cheetham about her experiences letting her natural grey grow in, the women who have influenced her transition, and the pros and cons of becoming the town crazy lady. Mandy asks the question - does spending most of our lives dying our hair make us sheeple?
The Subject, The Object and The Artist: Toxic Positivity and Self Sabotage on Instagram.
In this episode, host Mandy May Cheetham reads an essay on her experience as an art installation on Instagram, and how people are responding with toxic positivity to try to stop from experiencing their own negative emotions. Mandy makes the case that there is joy in our pain, and that, but observing her own life in real time she becomes life experiencing itself.
I'm Not Asking You To Stop Dying Your Hair w Karen Rich
Actress Karen Rich and hostess Mandy May Cheetham discuss the gritty details of going gray in a society that is vehemently opposed to aging. They talk itchy scalps, rejection and dirty looks and why it's important for us to keep showing up in our careers and our lives if we're going to change the stigma surrounding this hair color choice.
Silver Sisters: The Club I Didn't Think I Wanted to Join
A precious shiny woman in relation to other precious, shiny women who has been mined from a pit of darkness and called to shine her light upon the world. She has walked through the fire and harnessed the energy of the cosmos as evidenced by her flickering hair. Those who are privileged enough to look upon her with an open heart shall be forever changed, like a unicorn, she may only be seen by those who truly believe.
Wabi-Sabi; Accepting Imperfection and Making Friends with Your Demons w Nancy Nigrosh
Nancy Nigrosh, former head of the Gersh Agency's lit department and agent at Innovative Artists has had an incredible career in Hollywood since the 70s. She discusses working with Martin Scorsese on Mean Streets, re-building after a divorce, and spending her 40th Birthday celebrating the Million dollar sale of a script. She graciously discusses her goal of experiencing aging using the philosophy behind Wabi-Sabi, the Japanese aesthetic centered on transience and imperfection.
Hi Mandy, what an wonderful podcast you’ve created! I love all the amazing women you interview and brilliant essays.
This is not a podcast about what products to use for your gray hair, this is a podcast filled with life experiences from mature, smart, interesting, successful women and about aging in general. Thank you.
Thank you so much for this podcast :) I am 54, and on month four dye free & so glad i found you!
Mandy’s podcast is fantastic and offers a much-needed conversation on the issues related to aging and beauty in our culture.