21 episodes

The She Dreams In Color interview series features women discussing their Obstacles & Occupations being mindful of the value of representation in careers, the healing one can experience through stories, and the mission to break barriers for all women. A production of Sunshine Media Network, we want you to find a woman to look up to.
The She Dreams In Color Foundation provides mental health therapy services to marginalized women and works to destigmatize mental health needs.

She Dreams In Color Produced by Sunshine Media Network

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The She Dreams In Color interview series features women discussing their Obstacles & Occupations being mindful of the value of representation in careers, the healing one can experience through stories, and the mission to break barriers for all women. A production of Sunshine Media Network, we want you to find a woman to look up to.
The She Dreams In Color Foundation provides mental health therapy services to marginalized women and works to destigmatize mental health needs.

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Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    Occupation: Holistic Esthetician Obstacle: Minimizing with Elizabeth Ruiz Lasswell

    Occupation: Holistic Esthetician Obstacle: Minimizing with Elizabeth Ruiz Lasswell

    In this episode of She Dreams In Color guest Elizabeth Lasswell discusses how her parents immigrating to the US contributed to her own minimizing her life challenges and struggles. When parents risk their lives to create a better life for you, it can be difficult putting your journey in context. Elizabeth is someone who pivoted her entire career in 2020 from the tourism industry after waking up one morning with a vision of her calling and purpose.

    She pursued a pathway as a holistic esthetician and has since built her business in Charlotte, NC to be one of love, compassion, healing, skin care, and a safe space for those who have been denied care in other businesses.

    An ally for human rights in Cuba and abroad, Elizabeth stands up for what she believes and she welcomes people into her life with open and accepting arms.

    • 30 min
    Occupation: Resilience Expert Obstacle: Stutter with guest Vanessa Mathews of Asfalis Advisors

    Occupation: Resilience Expert Obstacle: Stutter with guest Vanessa Mathews of Asfalis Advisors

    Vanessa Mathews was only 21-years-old when she became the first woman in the State of Georgia with a degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. In this episode of the She Dreams In Color interview series and podcast, she discusses her Occupation as a Resilience Expert with host Jennifer Moxley. Vanessa talks about how being the youngest, usually the only woman, and many times the only African-American in the room has taught her to trust her own voice as she lead global leaders to assess their risk and implement resiliency solutions.

    Surviving being in a 135 mph tornado inside her car as her car was lifted off the ground, totaled and dropped down in Atlanta gives Vanessa a perspective of crisis unique to many in her field. While Vanessa is a global voice in crisis management and resiliency planning, she talks about her Obstacle of living with a stutter and how she didn't seek support for it until she moved to Charlotte, NC eight years ago and felt as if her success was connected to her verbal messaging.

    Vanessa is a dynamic, joyful guest who shares the six core values that are nonnegotiable for her business Asfalis Advisors. She's a leader who is vulnerable, admits when she doesn't have an answer and values the support network she's built around her.

    As a resiliency expert, Asfalis Advisors works with businesses in critical infrastructure on a national perspective such as financial services, the energy sector, airports and organizations with complex supply chains.

    While Vanessa admits her age, gender, and race can work for her, she says it can also work against her. She has adapted by building community no matter where she is, a lesson she learned from her parents.


    Asfalis Advisors, Vanessa Mathews
    https://www.asfalisadvisors.com

    She Dreams In Color Foundation Merchandise Store
    https://www.sunshinemedianetwork.com/she-dreams-in-color-store/

    All proceeds are a tax deduction and help provide therapy to marginalized women in our community.

    She Dreams In Color Video Production:
    Sunshine Media Network
    https://www.sunshinemedianetwork.com

    Host & Editor: Jennifer Moxley
    https://www.instagram.com/jennifer_moxley

    Videographer: Alexys Carrasquillo
    https://www.instagram.com/familiacreativemedia/

    Makeup & Hair Artist: Elizabeth Tolley
    https://elizabethtolleybeauty.format.com

    Jennifer Moxley's Manicure: La Pure Organic Nail Boutique, Quan Truong
    https://lapurenailboutique.com

    Jennifer Moxley's Hair colorist: Bohemian Stylehouse, Candace Stamper
    http://www.bohemianstylehouse.com

    Jennifer Moxley's necklace
    https://prettyperfectstyle.com

    • 54 min
    Occupation: Diversity Photographer Obstacle: Living Straight with guest Sophie Kietzmann

    Occupation: Diversity Photographer Obstacle: Living Straight with guest Sophie Kietzmann

    Sophie Kietzmann shares their Occupation as a Diversity Photographer and their work truly captures the range of people often underrepresented in digital media. Sophie was born in Berlin and raised in Brussels. They moved to the New York City when they were 22-years-old and and that's when they started to find the community they didn't know they needed. Sophie identifies as a gender fluid queer photographer and they discussed their Obstacle of Living Straight with host Jennifer Moxley. Sophie says they didn't realize their identity was so tied to conservative beliefs modeled to them growing up until they moved to America.

    Sophie's path in photography has taken them through play, trauma, uprooting, coming out, identification and spirituality and has taught them precious lessons about topics like visual representation of social minorities, gender expression and the fragility of social constructs. They strive for alignment of their head, eye and heart through the tool of their craft. Sophie is also a model and first began practicing photography when they were 7-years-old following in the footsteps of their father and grandfather.

    Sophie's interview dives into the questions around identity and the journey of discovering our true identity despite a lifetime of being told what to be.

    Sophie Kietzmann
    https://www.instagram.com/sophiekietzmann/

    She Dreams In Color Foundation Merchandise Store
    https://www.sunshinemedianetwork.com/she-dreams-in-color-store/
    All proceeds are a tax deduction and help provide therapy to marginalized women in our community.

    She Dreams In Color Video Production:
    Sunshine Media Network
    https://www.sunshinemedianetwork.com

    Host & Editor: Jennifer Moxley
    https://www.instagram.com/jennifer_moxley/

    Videographer: Alexys Carrasquillo
    https://www.instagram.com/familiacreativemedia/

    Makeup & Hair Artist: Elizabeth Tolley
    https://www.instagram.com/elizabeth_tolley_beauty/

    Jennifer Moxley's Manicure: La Pure Organic Nail Boutique, Quan Truong
    https://www.instagram.com/lapureorganicnailboutique/

    Jennifer Moxley's Hair colorist: Bohemian Stylehouse, Candace Stamper
    https://www.instagram.com/bohemianstylehouse/


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    • 55 min
    Occupation: Children's Book Author Obstacle: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis with guest Michelle Murchison

    Occupation: Children's Book Author Obstacle: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis with guest Michelle Murchison

    Michelle Murchison stayed in Corporate America for the insurance benefits. Diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at 18-months old, she knew she couldn't take a day off between jobs and worked for the insurance coverage more than anything.
    But when she lost her job in the pandemic, she took the opportunity to seize her dream Occupation, Children's Book Author.
    Michelle's first book "Stars on My Knees" is kind of autobiographical and is illustrated in the reflection of her relative who is Brazilian American. Michelle tells her own story as a little girl who underwent many surgeries and medical procedures due to her early diagnosis with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JIA). Her Obstacle became her inspiration and she hopes her books shows other children their scars are also part of life and normal in the journey of being human.
    Michelle discusses the mental impacts chronic illness and ongoing medical procedures can have on a person and how therapy has helped her face the impact head on.
    She calls her self Robo Girl and explains why she decided to lean into her health story and share it with others.

    Michelle Murchison
    https://www.instagram.com/iamrobogirl/

    She Dreams In Color Foundation Merchandise Store
    https://www.sunshinemedianetwork.com/she-dreams-in-color-store/
    All proceeds are a tax deduction and help provide therapy to marginalized women in our community.

    She Dreams In Color Video Production:
    Sunshine Media Network
    https://www.sunshinemedianetwork.com

    Host & Editor: Jennifer Moxley
    https://www.instagram.com/jennifer_moxley/

    Videographer: Alexys Carrasquillo @‌lxy.crsql
    https://www.instagram.com/familiacreativemedia/

    Makeup & Hair Artist: Elizabeth Tolley
    https://www.instagram.com/elizabeth_tolley_beauty/

    Jennifer Moxley's Manicure: La Pure Organic Nail Boutique, Quan Truong
    https://www.instagram.com/lapureorganicnailboutique/

    Jennifer Moxley's Hair colorist: Bohemian Stylehouse, Candace Stamper
    https://www.instagram.com/bohemianstylehouse/

    • 50 min
    Occupation: Choreographer Obstacle: Being Othered with guest James Alsop

    Occupation: Choreographer Obstacle: Being Othered with guest James Alsop

    Celebrity Choreographer James Alsop sits down with host Jennifer Moxley to discuss her life-long love of dancing and how it led her to the sets of Beyonce music videos, Broadway, and feature films.

    James' Occupation as a Choreographer wasn't an easy road and she discusses the Obstacle of how she was othered in the dance world and called a specialty act along with trans-identified colleagues in her community. As a transgender Black woman, James says she's always been James and has always gravitated toward emulating the women in her life and women she saw on television.
    Inspired by legends such as Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Debbie Allen and so many more, James followed her love of dance despite all obstacles and barriers. James' unique combination dance style of jazz, ballet and contemporary technique, with accents of hip hop and funk started on Saturday mornings cleaning the house with her family.
    She's an identical twin and talks about how she finally found the language to identify her identity and the support and love of her family that followed.

    James is a creator, a truth teller, and sparkler.

    Today, you can find James' work in:
    Beyonce's Run The World (Girls)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmMU_iwe6U

    Beyonce's Love on Top
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob7vObnFUJc

    I Wanna Dance With Somebody, the Whitney Houston Story
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tfemzaMkoU

    James Alsop https://amphitheater.caa.com/jamesalsophttps://www.youtube.com/@adanzinfool
    https://www.instagram.com/jamesals0p/

    She Dreams In Color Foundation Merchandise Store
    https://www.sunshinemedianetwork.com/she-dreams-in-color-store/
    All proceeds are a tax deduction and help provide therapy to marginalized women in our community.

    She Dreams In Color Video Production:
    Sunshine Media Network
    https://www.sunshinemedianetwork.com

    Host & Editor: Jennifer Moxley
    https://www.instagram.com/jennifer_moxley/

    Videographer: Alexys Carrasquillo @‌lxy.crsql
    https://www.instagram.com/familiacreativemedia/

    Makeup & Hair Artist: Elizabeth Tolley
    https://www.instagram.com/elizabeth_tolley_beauty/

    Jennifer Moxley's Manicure: La Pure Organic Nail Boutique, Quan Truong
    https://www.instagram.com/lapureorganicnailboutique/

    Jennifer Moxley's Hair colorist: Bohemian Stylehouse, Candace Stamper
    https://www.instagram.com/bohemianstylehouse/

    • 41 min
    Occupation: Plain Language Expert Obstacle: Clinical Depression with guest Deborah Bosley Ph.D.

    Occupation: Plain Language Expert Obstacle: Clinical Depression with guest Deborah Bosley Ph.D.

    In the third episode of She Dreams In Color™ we share a conversation with Deborah Bosley Ph.D. the Founder & Principal of The Plain Language Group in Charlotte, NC. Her Occupation as a business owner, Deborah says happened accidentally however, she's built a global reputation as a #PlainLanguageExpert Deborah shares her Obstacle of suffering from clinical depression which changed the course of her life and has led her to be an outspoken advocate for mental wellness and mental health care. 

    Credit Details: 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2CBDnPEVaE

    Produced by- Sunshine Media Network
    https://www.sunshinemedianetwork.com
    Instagram: @SunshineMediaNetwork  



    Host- Jennifer Moxley



    Videographer & Graphic Design- Alexys Carrasquillo  
    Instagram: @lxy.crsql   



    Videographer- Jilandre Harris

    Music-  "Full of Fire" by Ashlee Moseley  
    Instagram: @lillian_leesha



    This week's t-shirt details:       "Check on your strong friend " is created by a Charlotte-based company nonprofit, Eustress, Inc. It was born out of the desire to bring awareness to the importance of acknowledging, improving, and preserving mental health, a topic often marked by stigma and denial, particularly in the Black community. All proceeds from t-shirt sales will go to Eustress Inc's mission to break the stigma surrounding mental illness in the community, particularly those underserved. #LetsTalkAboutIt #EustressInc #WhyEustressin
    https://www.eustressinc.org
    Instagram: @eustressinc

    • 39 min

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