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Blatantly Honest with Makaila Nichols
26 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Brooklyn Quintana on change
Brooklyn Quintana is the author of the book, “Fynneas Fog: Nine of Swords.” Her journey to becoming an author was not always so simple, Brooklyn pivoted many times in her life and ultimately has found her calling through writing and inspiring others. She is the founder of a publishing group called Morpheus Media, LLC an alternative to the traditional publishing houses.
24 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Mark Hulsewé on bullying
Mark Hulsewé is an actor, activist and former victim of bullying. His motivation for joining the entertainment industry is simple - to make a positive impact and using his influence to inspire the youth to pursue their dreams. He sits on the board for AMRAK, a charity focusing on preventing bullying. Mark hopes to continue to bring light to the world and raise the global consciousness of humanity.
27 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Laura Sharpe on finding her purpose after tragedy
Laura Sharpe turned a tragic event into a life-affirming mission. After a tragic helicopter crash in 2008 which left her with significant, life altering injuries, Laura discovered the power of art in healing. It was through her lengthy rehabilitation process from her near-fatal wounds, Laura found her mission in life. She is the founder and CEO of the non-profit Artists for Trauma (AFT) aims to expedite recovery through artistic expression and human connection by pairing civilian and military trauma survivors with established artists.
22 minutes | May 24, 2021
Taylor McVeigh on body image
Taylor McVeigh is a 14-year-old model, actress and social media influencer on a mission. She wants to promote kindness, positive body image and encourage people to take a stance against bullying. Today she opens up about what it means to be a “influencer” and more importantly how to be your own role model.
30 minutes | May 17, 2021
Dai Time on entrepreneurship
Dai Time is a social media influencer, founder of Dai Time Magazine and a young entrepreneur. She has been inspiring youth and adults alike since she was only 15 years old. Today, we discuss what it means to be a female entrepreneur and how to lead by example.
41 minutes | May 3, 2021
Lisa Jason on Bullying and Empowerment
Lisa Jason is a singer, songwriter and performer. She wrote an original show called "Bullied to Beautiful" that highlights her own experiences of bullying and how she was able to push through the darkness. Lisa is now a Dance Movement Therapist and holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Dance Movement Therapy. She hopes to change to prevent bullying and encourage others to use their voice.
19 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Oscar Castan on the ups and downs of being a teen
Oscar Castan is a host, actor and influencer best known for his Young Artist Academy nominated role as host of the "Gen Z Buzz." Oscar is a series regular host for the new children's streaming show "Next Gen News." He opens up his experiences with bullying, social media and the pressures young people face.
27 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Lacey Caroline on defying stereotypes
Lacey Caroline is an actress, singer, dancer and host. She’s best known for her role as Mariah in the 2019 Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, A Christmas Love Story. She’s also worked with NASCAR on NBC as a Kid Reporter and the Monster Energy Supercross series. Check out her take on women in sports, growing up quickly and how she plans to make an impact on the entertainment industry.
17 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Gabe Silva on bullying
Gabe Silva is an actor, podcast host and magazine publisher. He has shared the big screen with some of Hollywood’s top a listers and has appeared in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.” He started his own podcast called, "Just Talk with Gabe" that is downloaded in six different countries. "JTWG" was the natural offshoot of his entrepreneurial spirit taking action against the social injustices of bullying.
29 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Patrick Oliver Jones on determination
Patrick Oliver Jones is an actor and singer who has been performing for more than 25 years. He was an original cast member of “First Wives Club” in Chicago as well as performing in two National Tours of “The Adams Family” and “Evita.” Now he hosts his own podcast called “Why I’ll Never Make It,” which explores the reasons why actors and creative professionals don't succeed while delving into what it really means to "make it" in this industry. Today he opens up about his determination to succeed in all he does.
39 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Neil D’Monte on overcoming the peer pressures of Hollywood
Neil D’Monte is a director, producer, storyboard artist and musician. Neil is best known for his work on Jurassic World, Batman Vs. Superman, Palm Springs, Unbreakable boy, Rambo: Last Blood and Midnight Sun. He is also a producer with Robots of Awesome on Sony pictures lot. We discuss what led Neil to Hollywood, his journey of sobriety and how he avoids burnouts.
28 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Connor Dean on bullying
Connor Dean is an actor, writer, athlete, and meme king. Connor has appeared on Fox’s hit drama 9-1-1 and played Butch the Bully in the Cool Cat movies. Despite his role, he knows what it’s like to be the target of bullying. Connor opens up about the ups and downs of growing up in Hollywood, his charitable work and how he conquered bullying.
38 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Jillian Curwin on living in a world that was not designed for her
Jillian Curwin is a blogger, advocate for accessible fashion and part of the little person community. Using her blog, Always Looking Up, as her platform, she writes about trying to fit into a world that was not designed for people like her, demonstrating that height is just a number, not a limit.
32 minutes | Feb 20, 2021
Sarah Hamel-Smith on body image
Sarah Hamel-Smith aka @thecurvytrini is a New York based TEDx presenter, plus sized model, storyteller and digital influencer represented by TRUE Model Management. She’s also the co-Founder of Plus Amplified, an organization dedicated to educating and empowering those who live in plus-size bodies and serves as a catalyst for cultural and internal shifts towards size equity. After being body shamed for many years she decided to be one of the people who changes the way beauty is defined in society.
30 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Tricia Campbell on body image and Black History Month
Tricia Campbell is a plus-size supermodel and life coach. Today she gets Blatantly Honest about her former struggle with body image and her journey to become a confident queen. Makaila and Tricia also chat about Black History Month and where she gets her entrepreneurial spirit.
30 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Cavanaugh Bell on bullying
Cavanaugh is the Chief Positivity Creator and founder of a non-profit called Cool and Dope. His organization helps combat bullying. At just eight years old, his work has been recognized on a local, state, and national level even President Donald Trump and Vice President Kamala Harris have heard of this impressive young man. His dream is to end bullying by his 18th birthday in 2030.
29 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Will LeGate on tuning out the haters
Will LeGate is a young entrepreneur who taught himself to code when he was just 13 from online Stanford classes and is now the CEO of one of the top cryptocurrency platforms in America. Despite his success, he was bullied in school for coding during recess. Will opens up about his own experiences and more importantly how to tune out the haters.
17 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Lexi Rabe on bullying
Lexi Rabe is an actress who’s appeared in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, as Morgan Stark in Avengers: End Game, and her most recent film Silk Road. Despite her success, Lexi reveals how she has experienced bullying. Now, she hopes to spread kindness wherever she goes and to be a role model for others.
33 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Kevin Hines on why he jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge
Kevin Hines is an award-winning global speaker, best-selling author, documentary filmmaker, suicide prevention and mental health advocate who has reached millions with his story. He is the 26th out of 34 people to survive jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Today, Kevin and I discuss the reasons why he jumped including childhood bullying, eating disorders, anxiety, and a struggle with his bi-polar disorder. Not only does Kevin want to prevent suicide by sharing his story but he also wants to help change the stigma associated with men and eating disorders.
28 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Patti Negri on Magic
Patti Negri is Hollywood’s go-to psychic-medium and “Good Witch.” Patti has a recurring role on Ghost Adventures, appeared on other shows including Master Chef, America’s Got Talent and Flipping Out. She’s the best-selling author of “Old World Magick for the Modern World” and now has a weekly podcast called “The Witching Hour.” Patti has graced numerous magazine covers, contributed to over 20 books and conducted seances on radio, film, and TV working with such legends as Emma Stone, Jon Voight, Josh Duhamel, Martin Sheen and Gregory Hines.
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