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Where are you now? is a podcast for and about Gen Z. The young people of this generation have SO much to say but not many people are really listening.

We hope to create an empowering, unfiltered open space to communicate ideas and to connect - and to inspire. This is an opportunity to share your truth about you; how you’re influencing the world around you. The successes, the failures - things you’ve learned and the things you WANT to discover - in an open space that listens and doesn’t judge.

It’s about authenticity. Opening up a dialogue about YOU and your world.
So ..... where are you now?

Where Are You Now‪?‬ Renee Bowen

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Where are you now? is a podcast for and about Gen Z. The young people of this generation have SO much to say but not many people are really listening.

We hope to create an empowering, unfiltered open space to communicate ideas and to connect - and to inspire. This is an opportunity to share your truth about you; how you’re influencing the world around you. The successes, the failures - things you’ve learned and the things you WANT to discover - in an open space that listens and doesn’t judge.

It’s about authenticity. Opening up a dialogue about YOU and your world.
So ..... where are you now?

    Where Are You Now?

    Where Are You Now?

    Crystal Salinas is only 17 years old, but you would NEVER know that if you spent five minutes with her.  She is incredibly driven - more so than pretty much anyone I’ve ever spoken with. Not only is she an activist on many levels and for many causes, she is also deeply involved in her community and in school.  We touch on all the things that she is passionate about and what led her to become the activist and leader that she is.
    The 2016 election is really what prompted her to take action - not just in her own community (my own community of Santa Clarita) - but all over the world.  Last November, she applied to be a Women’s March Youth Empowerment Cohort and was one of the fourteen chosen - out of hundreds. She was flown to NYC to meet the others who were chosen and to collaborate with each other, not only on the cause that brought them together but also on other ways they could make a difference.   That training enabled her to come up with her own mentorship program Girls Reflect, which is a nonprofit she runs here in Santa Clarita at MacGrath Elementary School for the fifth and sixth graders.
    Growing up in a low-income community herself, this school and the teachers there made a huge impact on her and she very much wanted to do something to give back.  Girls Reflect is a mentorship program that provides support for young girls of color BY older girls and women of color. High Schoolers mentor the younger girls and support them, while guest speakers are brought in to show the girls who they can be and the steps they need to take to do that. By bringing in women of color as guest speakers, the kids can see themselves in those leaders, which is something lacking in that community.  Crystal has a go fund me that YOU can donate to as well to make sure this project gets all the funding it needs.
    Because she is the daughter of an immigrant, she is extremely passionate about the immigration movement and being an advocate for her community. She understands at a deep level the sacrifices her mother makes on a daily basis as a factory worker and doesn’t take anything for granted.  This is a big part of why she is so driven.
    People are naturally drawn to her - she is truly a natural leader; I can see her becoming President easily !  I’d vote for her! I have spoken to many MANY young people over the years, but this girl blew me away! You are going to love her!
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    • 54 min
    Where Are You Now?

    Where Are You Now?

    On today’s podcast, I’ve got one of my favorites … Alannah Paren.  This girl is a powerhouse - just SO incredibly full of life and passion.  We shot her senior portraits a few years ago - and now she is a senior at UC Berkeley!   We had a great conversation about college, traveling abroad, growing up in a multi-religion/multi-ethnic household and her amazing blog - Grateful Soul - that she started after a car accident and a pretty bad bout of depression.  On it, she shares her perspectives on life and she’s actually an incredible writer; but it’s her message that is so beautiful.  To hear her describe it, she “wants to start an empathy revolution” and I couldn’t agree with her more! She’s always been so mature for her age and connected in a way most young people just aren’t, but wow, has she grown into a gorgeous, soulful young woman!  Listen in - I know you’ll love her as much as I do!
     
    CONNECT:
    Alannah Paren on Instagram
    Grateful Soul Blog
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    • 43 min
    Caitlin Carmichael's Semi-Charmed Kinda Life

    Caitlin Carmichael's Semi-Charmed Kinda Life

    Have you ever heard those stories of people "getting discovered" on the streets of Los Angeles?  Like out of the blue?  Yeah, that happened to Caitlin as a baby.  Legit happened!  Her story is SO unique but who she is today is the result of a lot of hard work, determination, exceptional skill and an amazing family.
    Not only is she an accomplished actor (she's only 15!) and is absolutely STUNNING - she's also the youngest female to be admitted to UCLA ... yes, she's already graduated high school and was admitted to college at 14!  What?!
    You can watch her on Dwight in Shining Armor on BYU TV - her current project, but she's also super busy working with philanthropies and is currently the West Coast Teen Ambassador for the American Cancer Society in the initiative called ResearcHERS.  She talks with us quite a bit about this and I just love her perspective on the importance of getting involved with charities and organizations that are giving back and making a change in the world. 
    I was able to chat with Caitlin in her LA home before running around Hollywood and The Museum of Selfies (so fun) to take some rad photos ... she is just a tad photogenic!  Seriously, how gorgeous is she?!
    I know you'll find our chat incredibly insightful - and make sure you follow Caitlin so you can know when her new TV show launches (it's a little secret at the moment but OMG it's going to be amazing!)
    CONNECT:
    Caitlin Carmichael on Instagram
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    • 36 min
    Maren Ross on Studying, Working & Adventuring Abroad

    Maren Ross on Studying, Working & Adventuring Abroad

    On today’s podcast I’ve got Maren Ross as my awesome guest and I just LOVE her.  I’ve known Maren for awhile now - she’s a client of a friend of mine, Susan Gietka, and I’ve had the opportunity to shoot with her a few times over the years!   Maren called in from Germany for this episode, where she was living, studying and working for quite a few months.
    She’s a 21-year-old student at Loyola University of Maryland, but was studying abroad for most of this year.  What started as a semester of study turned into seven months when she got the opportunity to intern at the American Consulate in Frankfurt. Maren’s a Global Studies major and German is her second major, so she is perfectly poised to work abroad.  In fact, in doing her internship there, she discovered that working as a Foreign Service Officer was what she wanted to pursue as a career. This means she would be living and working abroad …. for life!  I loved chatting with her about her perspective on this, and she also shares some great info for college students who might be thinking of studying and traveling abroad as well.
    After speaking with her, I found myself wishing I had gone this route! LOL!  Listen in as Maren fills us in on all these details, as well as some insider tips!
    **all images via Susan Grace Photography
    CONNECT:
    Maren Ross on Instagram
    Renee Bowen on Instagram 
    Susan Grace Photography
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    • 44 min
    Dealing with a Father’s Addiction :: Abigail Amick’s Personal Story

    Dealing with a Father’s Addiction :: Abigail Amick’s Personal Story

    Welcome to the podcast Abigail Amick, a high school senior from Sonora, CA.  My conversation with Abigail was so insightful; she speaks to me about what her experience growing up with a father who is an addict was like.  As you can imagine, this was NOT an easy thing but she has come through this a much stronger, very mature young woman. She is passionate about sharing about her life and the things she has endured in hopes that it can not only help someone else going through it, but also open a dialogue about a topic that many people just don’t feel comfortable talking about in general.  
    Abigail’s perspective is very refreshing and I know you will find a LOT of value in this podcast - whether you have a family member or friend with an addiction or if you are dealing with something on your own.  I think the main thing to remember is that you are not alone and to reach out if you are dealing with a parent or family member who has a problem .. Abigail talks about how sharing with close friends has been so helpful to her, as well as her desire to learn even more as she enters college.  She is working so hard to better her own life and I know she is going to accomplish everything she sets her mind to!
    And if you are a high school senior photographer, join the free facebook community so you can nominate amazing clients of your own to be featured on the podcast!  We are now casting for Season Two!
    **all images via Jennifer Rapoza Photography
    CONNECT:
    Abigail Amick on Instagram
    Renee Bowen on Instagram 
    Jennifer Rapoza Photography
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    • 26 min
    For the Love of Animals :: Chloe LaPrairie & Her Passion for Animal Advocacy

    For the Love of Animals :: Chloe LaPrairie & Her Passion for Animal Advocacy

    Chloe LaPrairie is straight-up amazing, y’all.  I meet a LOT of young people in my line of work but I am just so impressed by this young woman’s maturity and drive.  She has basically dedicated her life (from the age of 13) to rescuing animals and even started her own nonprofit while she was still in high school - The Scrappy Paws Foundation where she has already rehabilitated tons of animals and helped them find their forever homes.
    The tenacity and passion she has for animals is what drives her and she is planning to continue that journey as a veterinarian.  Chloe literally will do anything for animals - including rescuing feral kittens and socializing them. Along with the support of her mother, she has been able to accomplish so much at such a young age.  She shares with us what initially drew her to this field and how she was able to get involved so young, as well as what she wants other young people to know about how they can get involved.  
    Make sure you hit the links below to find out more about Chloe’s story, as well as how you can help either find rescue animals or help place them - even just sharing on social media is SO helpful!  Please follow Scrappy Paws and reshare when they’re trying to place animals because that makes a big difference as well. Chloe also recommends following the Kitten Lady on youtube and YARA on Instagram for more info on how you can get involved!  She has so much knowledge to share and I know you will find this podcast incredibly insightful.
    And if you are a high school senior photographer, join the free facebook community so you can nominate amazing clients of your own to be featured on the podcast!  We are now casting for Season Two!

    CONNECT:
    Scrappy Paws on Facebook 
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    Chloe LaPrairie on Instagram 
    Renee Bowen on Instagram 
    Youth Animal Rescue Advocates
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    • 45 min

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dmitz67 ,

Give it a listen - you’ll be glad you did!

Renee has a heart for young people, and is passionate about giving them a voice in a world where they are often overlooked. This podcast gives young people the opportunity to have their voices heard, and others an opportunity to view the world from a different perspective. The work Renee is doing here is important and the stories she is helping to tell matter. Give it a listen – you’ll be glad you did!

Something2Remember ,

Great podcast!!

Renee does a fantastic job speaking with the Gen Z generation! What are unique idea to give a voice to a generation who is on the brink of so much change in the world! She has such a warm, inspiring, engaging way of speaking to them and getting them to open up and have a real true conversation about what they want, their dreams and hopes for the future, and who they feel they are. Love the concept, love the host, love hearing from these fantastic people!

Sabra Murphy ,

Excellent podcast!

Wow. This is an incredibly well done and in depth podcast. Renee's interviews are incredibly engaging and thoughtful and she truly explores what it means to be this age - the excitement and challenges of Gen Z. It's informative and inspiring!