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Mission Magazine Editor in Chief Karina Givargisoff and Texas singer songwriter Sharleen Spiteri speak to different icons about what their personal mission is that drives them. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mission-magazine/support

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Mission Magazine Editor in Chief Karina Givargisoff and Texas singer songwriter Sharleen Spiteri speak to different icons about what their personal mission is that drives them. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mission-magazine/support

    My Mission Is...Nick Bennett on What Goes Into “Mental Fitness”

    My Mission Is...Nick Bennett on What Goes Into “Mental Fitness”

    This week’s My Mission is… podcast guest is Nick Bennett, the founder of a mental health fitness program Fika. Bennett’s goal is to mainstream the concept of ‘mental fitness’ by helping people develop essential life skills that prevent mental health decline.

    In this week’s episode, Benett talks with Mission founder and editor-in-chief Karina Givargisoff about the story behind Fika and the importance of mental fitness. He also opens up about the 5 minutes Fika card—a communication technique invented by Bennett whereby one person is given the floor to talk for 5 minutes while the other person listens and can then ask questions (the partners then exchange roles.)


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    • 57 min
    My Mission Is...Imarn Ayton on Founding the Black Reformist Movement

    My Mission Is...Imarn Ayton on Founding the Black Reformist Movement

    This week's My Mission is… podcast guest is Imarn Ayton, an activist, actor, writer, and motivational speaker. She is the founder of the Black Reformist Movement, a non-profit organization focused on black empowerment and eradicating institutionalized racism. Imarn rose to prominence during the 2020 wave of the Black Lives Matter movement, following the murder of George Floyd. Before that, Ayton graduated from The Brit School of Performing Arts and later became an actor and part-time teacher. She seeks to build awareness about how racism manifests within the UK, especially the education system.

    In this week's episode, Ayton talks with Mission's founder and editor-in-chief Karina Givargisoff about how events in America shaped her identity, how she approaches activism, how she found her purpose.


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    • 53 min
    John Demsey on Building Tom Ford’s Beauty Enterprise

    John Demsey on Building Tom Ford’s Beauty Enterprise

    This week’s My Mission Is...podcast guest is John Demsey, executive group president of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Often referred to as “the creative of the suits and the suit of the creatives,” he straddles the line between business and creativity. His skills have brought growth and success to brands like MAC, Tom Ford, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Le Labo, Glamglow, Smashbox, and many more. All while raising over $500 million as chairman of the MAC VIVA GLAM Fund, which provides financial support for people living with HIV and AIDS.

    In this week’s episode, Demsey talks with Mission founder and editor-in-chief Karina Givargisoff about his professional journey, how he keeps his finger on the pulse of pop culture, and the importance of honesty, appreciation, and support in the workplace.


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    • 40 min
    Sophia Wang on the fashion industry's mushroom leather boom

    Sophia Wang on the fashion industry's mushroom leather boom

    This week's My Mission Is… podcast guest is Sophia Wang, co-founder of the California-based startup MycoWorks, which can be partially credited with orchestrating the fashion industry's mycelium (the root structure of the fungi) boom. Alongside her work making the fashion industry a more sustainable (and better) place through partnerships with the likes of Hermès, Wang is a seasoned academic (she has a Ph.D. in experimental American poetry) and heads up Brontez Purnell Dance Company.

    In this week's episode, Sophia talks with Mission founder and editor-in-chief Karina Givargisoff about her path to founding a biotech, how the fashion industry can transform itself, and the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


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    • 42 min
    Annabelle Delir on How Holistic Living Helped Her Navigate Grief

    Annabelle Delir on How Holistic Living Helped Her Navigate Grief

    This week’s My Mission Is… podcast guest is Annabelle Delir. Following the passing of her brother, Annabelle turned to health and holistic living. With a degree in psychology along with certifications in fitness, Annabelle has found success in practices that integrate modern scientific findings with traditional wisdom. After studying naturopathy, Annabelle created Umoya Botanics, a cruelty-free skincare line that employs the healing properties of plants. She utilizes her social media channels as platforms for publishing healthy recipes and workout tips to teach others the simplicity of a healthy lifestyle, and the long lasting impacts for both the body and mind. She is continuously exploring creative approaches to healthy living, and expanding what it means to live holistically

    This week, Annabelle talks with Mission founder and editor-in-chief Karina Givargisoff about Annabelle’s path towards holistic living, her brand Umoya Botanics and Umoya Wellness, and the benefits of herbal medicine.

    FIND ANNABELLE

    Instagram: @umoyawellness

    FIND MISSION HOSTS

    Karina: @missionmagazine

    Website: missionmag.org 


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    • 39 min
    Norma Kamali on gender-fluid fashion

    Norma Kamali on gender-fluid fashion

    This week’s My Mission Is… podcast guest is Norma Kamali. As a powerhouse designer and healthy lifestyle advocate, Norma has channeled innovation into every look throughout her more than 50 years in the fashion industry. In 1970, she debuted her key invention of the Sleeping Bag Coat as part of her Parachute Collection, which has since resided in notable museums like New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Norma has also helped to usher athleisure into fashion's vocabulary, and was the first designer to have a store on eBay. As Norma continues to expand on her eponymous line, she has recently launched gender-fluid apparel. In 2016 Norma received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the CFDA, the Women's Entrepreneurship Day Pioneer Award at the United Nations, and an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, Fashion Institute of Technology.

    This week, Norma talks with Mission founder and editor-in-chief Karina Givargisoff athleisure and how COVID has impacted fashion, healthy lifestyle tips, as well as her brand’s transition to gender-fluidity.

    FIND NORMA

    Instagram: @normakamali

    FIND MISSION HOSTS

    Karina: @missionmagazine

    Sharleen: @sharleenspiteri

    Website: missionmag.org 


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    • 42 min

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