The Seraphiend Podcast is inspired by duality and intersectionality. It bears the question of how can one person maintain their authenticity while being pulled in a hundred different directions? Do our decisions to "play on more than one side" upend out authenticity? Following the tragic death of George Floyd and against the backdrop of a country in the middle of a global health pandemic, host Seraphine Arrocha was inspired to hold candid and often difficult conversations with people who are learning to navigate the new normal as they continue to attempt to carry on with their everyday lives.
The name of the podcast, Seraphiend, is a wordplay on the host's name and nickname (Phine). Seraphine often refers to a burning fire, while "phiend" (fiend) refers to an evil spirit and is used to reference someone with a pernicious habit. This duality of a burning fire, a passion and the struggle, usually those devils and angels that perch on our shoulders, pulling us in different directions, is precisely what the Seraphiend Podcast is all about!
Each episode of the podcast will explore this concept through in-depth interviews with unique and diverse guests who frequently find themselves dedicating their lives to more than passion; more than one calling. You will hear from guests whose career and callings intersect to make the world a better place for all: activism, social justice, equal rights, environmentalism, animal activism, government and health care.
51: There's No Right or Wrong Way to Be Transgender with Landon Patterson
Landon Patterson joins Seraphine on the podcast today for a special announcement!
Landon is celebrating officially changing her gender on her driver's license and other official paperwork!
Hear Landon's journey to accepting herself and also how she views living as an out and proud transgender woman. Landon realizes that there is no rulebook and she's in uncharted territory, so she's all about giving people the freedom to live however they feel most comfortable, without passing judgment on anyone!
🔗 Landon's GoFundMe campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/f/cwjgzy-landon-pattersons-facial-feminization-surgery?qid=3988de17bab303dbe983c73bae48399b
🔗 Instagram - https://instagram.com/landonpatterson
50: Finding Purpose as a Dancer and Cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs with Dominic Franco
In this episode, Dominic Franco, a Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader and Dancer, talks to Seraphine about how he found his way to dancing in Kansas City. After spending time teaching dance in LA, through Covid, he found his way back to Kansas City and feels like he is exactly where he is supposed to be, doing exactly what he loves to do. There is little in life that compares to touching lives through your passion and Dominic gets that feeling each time he teaches a dance class. He's actually thankful that Covid presented him with the opportunity to do his work. Join Seraphine and Dominic for this heartfelt conversation! 🔗https://seraphiend.com
49: Bringing Elite Performance & Recovery Technology to Kansas City with Jennifer McAtee
One thing everyone can universally agree upon is how 2020 has been a challenging year in so many different ways. But for Jennifer McAtee, 2020 has been a mixed bag. She’s gone through a divorce and dared to open a business! You heard that right - she opened her business in November 2020.
Jennifer’s business is a brick and mortar recovery and wellness studio called ReCharge. A history of disease and premature death in Jennifer’s family has paved the way for her interest in health and wellness. This led to a very natural fit for her new business, ReCharge.
In opening ReCharge, Jennifer has peeled back the curtain of wellness and recovery technologies previously only available to elite athletes and made them available to everyone.
Opening a business any time is challenging, but opening new type of business during a global pandemic add a whole new layer of difficulty to the mix.
Listen in as Jennifer explains the health benefits of infrared saunas, NuCalm relaxation therapy and some of the other technologies you can indulge in at her studio.
Connect with Jennifer:
Rechargekc on instagram
Recharge-kc on Facebook
48: The Business of Philanthropy with RC Hahn
Regan “RC” Hahn has had her share of trauma in her life, but she’s not one to let that get her down. She looks at trauma and difficult circumstances as an opportunity to build resilience and become unbreakable.
Lately, RC has been pursuing non-profit philanthropy through her foundation, Adjusting Fate Foundation. She helps bring health and fitness resources to women struggling with sexual and domestic abuse.
RC’s personal story is that health and fitness and her time in the gym saved her life. The gym became her safe place and because of it, her life took a different trajectory.
Since at least 18 years old, RC has had a vision for starting this foundation. She spent some of her career working for other nonprofits and in corporate America all the while with a passion for her own non-profit taking the back burner.
Eventually, she walked away from it all to pursue her own non-profit.
Trauma and brokenness are opportunities to be better once you heal and then you become unbreakable.
Your mind controls your muscles, so in RC’s viewpoint, you can do anything
RC has 2 rules for her classes:
Have fun because exercise is a celebration. Don’t quit. Give 100% all the time, even if your 100% looks different than someone else’s 100%.
There is no doubt that 2020 has not been easy, but we have so much that we are still in control of. RC uses her circle of friends to support her through tough times and difficult circumstances.
47: Phiending for More: Celebrity Dishing About Demi Moore
In this Phiending for More episode, Seraphine has Chelsey back on the show to talk about stripping, Striptease and Demi Moore's podcast, Dirty Diana.
After being invited to revisit a past employment meeting from a job in which Seraphine taught dancing in a stripper pole sort of way, she was reminded of Demi Moore's impact on her view of stripping.
What ensues is a conversation that weaves through Demi Moore's history of doing women's empowerment films and how she has carried that theme all the way through her recent work on her podcast, Dirty Diana.
46: Big City Refinement Explodes In Kansas City with Noelle Manica
Creating a unique experience around a routine part of everyone’s life isn’t a challenge that most people are keen to tackle. Noelle Manica isn’t most people and she proves that over and over again.
Noelle has been a professional model for almost 20 years, taking modeling assignments in Paris, LA and other fashion forward parts of the world. During the past 3 years, Noelle has entered the restaurant and bar industry and really made her mark on Kansas City.
Noelle and her husband, David have created an award winning cocktail experience by opening The Monarch Bar in Kansas City almost 3 years ago. Since seeing success at The Monarch, they have also opened the Mercury Room and Verdigris Lounge and they continue to set the bar incredibly high for a curated dining and cocktail experience.
Listen to the entire episode to learn more about Noelle Manica.
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