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Strange on Purpose is a show hosted by Izzy Lugo III. He interviews some of the top minds in sneakers, fashion and culture: highlighting their stories, accomplishments, and delivering it to you in an actionable audio experience.

This series is for the humans that don't mind going against the grain in order to achieve their goals. For the people that see the world differently and understand that there are lessons all around us. It's for the misfits, the rebels, the go-getters, and the people that are growing -- on purpose. If that's you, then smash that subscribe button. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strangeonpurpose/support

Strange on Purpose Izzy Lugo

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Strange on Purpose is a show hosted by Izzy Lugo III. He interviews some of the top minds in sneakers, fashion and culture: highlighting their stories, accomplishments, and delivering it to you in an actionable audio experience.

This series is for the humans that don't mind going against the grain in order to achieve their goals. For the people that see the world differently and understand that there are lessons all around us. It's for the misfits, the rebels, the go-getters, and the people that are growing -- on purpose. If that's you, then smash that subscribe button. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strangeonpurpose/support

    Deja Young, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist

    Deja Young, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist

    Deja Young is a 2x Paralympic Gold medalist, World Champion, and current 100m World Record holder. Young was born with a brachial plexus injury that limited mobility in her right shoulder, which affects her ability to sprint. Her years leading into those medals were tumultuous. In 2016, two and a half months before the Paralympics, Young dealt with a suicide attempt. She went on to win two golds in Rio. Then in 2017, she got into a serious car accident while driving to school at Wichita State from her home in Kansas. She went on to win two more golds at worlds.

    "It’s doable. It’s possible. No matter what they think, how low they are. I’ve been in some low points. If I can do it, they can do it."



    Follow Deja's journey here: 

    https://www.instagram.com/_dejyou/


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    • 50 min
    Michael Garrick, Co-founder & CEO at Fitnesse

    Michael Garrick, Co-founder & CEO at Fitnesse

    Michael Garrick is the Co-founder & CEO at Fitnesse, an athletic platform built to help you train like the pros. In this interview, Mike talks about his experience as a Division 1 athlete, his time spent overseas as a semi-pro soccer player and the ups and downs of building a company. 



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    • 48 min
    Jamiersen Green, Sr Manager, Influencer Marketing at Footlocker

    Jamiersen Green, Sr Manager, Influencer Marketing at Footlocker

    Jamiersen Green is a creative visionary and culture enthusiast. Hailing from the Streets of Flint, Michigan he learned the gift of gab, influence, and entrepreneurial skills from his father at a young age. Fresh out of High school he began working within the sneaker industry at the age of 17 at Champs Sports.

    He knew there was more out there to accomplish and build within this industry. Using his entrepreneurial spirit he created a start up brand to pay for classes at the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in Communication. The only way to get connected into the industry was to take a leap of faith. He sold everything he owned to fund the jump New York City, the main hub for creative culture.

    Moving without a solid job lined up, stable living arrangements, or knowing more than one person in the city he walked by faith, slept on couches, lived in daycares, and survived off of dollar pizza, all in hopes of seeing his dreams through.

    He finally gained his first connection into the industry when he cold emailed Jeff Staple of Staple Pigeon, an OG, of sneaker and street culture. Jamiersen’s passion and drive to be great warranted a response from Jeff, and he brought him in for an interview and eventually a marketing position with Staple Pigeon. At Staple he learned the ins and outs, and basics of culture business. Leaving Staple Pigeon he landed a job with cultural marketing giant Game Seven Marketing, with a position ideating, managing and working high energy projects for clients such as Nike, Jordan, StockX, Foot Locker, and more.

    Jamiersen’s faith and energy has brought him a long way to growing within is perspective of the industry and connecting on a daily with influencers of culture, while using his vision to serve brands and create a platform where the sneakers and culture is now a way to educate and inspire a story of life, trials, and perseverance.

    Follow Jamiersen's journey here:

    Instagram - http://instagram.com/jamiersen

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/Jamiersen

    Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamiersen-green-973351a3/


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Elena Velez, Designer & Creative Entrepreneur

    Elena Velez, Designer & Creative Entrepreneur

    Follow Elena's Journey:



    https://www.instagram.com/_elenavelez/


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    • 40 min
    Dion Walcott of Yellowbrick.Co

    Dion Walcott of Yellowbrick.Co

    In this episode, Izzy & Dion chat on the future of the Strange on Purpose Podcast, new changes at Yellowbrick and much more. 



    Find out more about Dion and Yellowbrick here:



    https://instagram.com/dionwalcott

    https://instagram.com/yellowbrick.sneakers


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    • 52 min
    Women in Sneakers Episode 2 - Gabriella Gomez

    Women in Sneakers Episode 2 - Gabriella Gomez

      

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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

jkathomason ,

Real!

Q finds interesting guests that provide great insight. There is a human factor to Q and his guests that make it easy to connect.

M.C1994 ,

Rarity Indeed!

I've come across the show a few months back and glad I did! I was so obsessed with growth and the high of communicating, even collaborating with such influential folk I now call great friends left me wanting more. I've been labeled a ”rarity” my entire life, and the show demonstrated there are others like me doing brilliant things for the world. I've coined this as my ”kaleidoscopic” vision, or merely being strange on purpose. Clyde Edwards of Puma was an inspiring story, and anything with Brittany Krystal Hoffman’s real-talk adds a much-needed layer to being you and killing at it.

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Addicting

I can’t stop listening! It’s so good.

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