The We Take Note Podcast is hosted by Ashley Coffey and features insightful conversations with inspiring people. Currently in its second season, the show features creative entrepreneurs like the editor-in-chief of one of the hottest hip-hop sites, Beyoncé’s former guitarist and even a brand strategist who has been featured in Forbes.
During each episode guests discuss their journey to success and what it takes to make it in the hopes of motivating others to do the same. New episodes will be available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher Radio. If you want to catch up on all of the best moments from season one, they can be found here.
During this episode of the podcast Ashley met up with Celina Rodriguez a creative director, make-up artist, and entrepreneur. She’s usually booked and busy working on FM28 so we’re glad we were able to link up with her while she was free. She’s often somewhere between Los Angeles, NYC, and Miami, but work often takes her internationally too. Our UK listeners may have even spotted her in London last year. In addition to traveling, Celina donates her time to worthy causes and has even mentored high school students with podcast guest Jacqulyn Whang. If you’re interested in learning more about Celina, check her out on Instagram @thecelinarodriguez.
On this episode of The We Take Note Podcast Ashley met up with Victoria Cassinova, a talented visual artist. She has collaborated with OBEY founder Shepard Fairey and was recently featured in his Power to the Parks group show at Subliminal Projects. She was also on a panel alongside him for We Rise LA, a 10-day immerse event highlighting mental health awareness. When she creates with brands, like Reform Alliance, created by Jay-Z and Van Jones, she thinks of it as putting on different "hats" and finds a way to bring the client's vision to life by integrating her artistic aeshtetic.
As a visual communicator she talks about the highs and lows of the industry, anxiety, and her creative flow. If you're interested in seeing her work and learning more about her, please visit her website vcassinova.com. Also, if you'd like to try Equilibia's organic CBD products, please use code WETAKENOTE at checkout for a discount on your order.
Out of all the people WTN has featured on the podcast, we've known this guest the longest. We'd be biased if we didn't say that she's one of our favorite people too. Her name is Mariella Angela, and some of you may have seen her work at ComplexCon, on the cover of LA Weekly, or inside your favorite rapper's house. Did we mention she did a sponsored collaboration with the movie, "Creed II" in Atlanta at prolific producer Mike WiLL Made-It's spot?
Clearly, she's a talented oil painter. But what we love most about her is her ability to keep it real. During the podcast we talk about what it takes to really make it as an artist and her our mental health journey. Like, is the "crazy artist" stereotype justified or just another socialized idea we should work to change? You decide after listening to this episode sponsored by Equilibria, a CBD company. If you're even interested in trying their product, get a discount on your order by using code "WETAKENOTE" at checkout.
Thanks to our last podcast guest, Madame Gandhi, we were able to link up with an effervescent pianist / creative named LP Giobbi. We talked about the time she DJ'd Diplo's pool part at Coachella, her dream job working with W Hotels, and the power of manifestation. So listen to this episode, sponsored by organic CBD company Equilibria Women, and get familiar with this multi-instrumentalist before she hits the stage for HARD Summer.
We're back from our hiatus - did you miss us? Well, from here on out we'll be releasing our next round of podcast episodes every Tuesday until the end of the season. This episode features the incomparable Madame Gandhi who was gracious enough to allow us into her artist loft in DTLA to record our latest episode. We talked about her time touring with M.I.A., her activism and her tips for aspiring creatives. This episode is sponsored by Tampon Tribe as well. So if you'd like to flow on your next period, feel free to use code 'WTNBFF' for 50% off your first subscription!
This season of the We Take Note podcast focuses on the theme of hustle vs. flow. Whereas season one was strictly about entrepreneurialism, now, all eyes are on mental health and the importance of finding balance in our lives. So when host Ashley Coffey saw the correlation between what happened to Elijah Al-Amin and Nipsey Hussle, she decided to speak her peace about it before full episodes of the WTN podcast drop July 16.
In this episode of The WTN Podcast our guest Safiya, a talented entrepreneur, yoga teacher, and community builder, chats with our host Ashley Coffey. They met up in Little Tokyo discussed mindfulness, productivity, meditation, and the benefits of living authentically. Safiya now works as part of I Am Well Community. After working in TV for several years and feeling unfulfilled by the hustle she decided to launch I Am Well Community. She realized she wanted to teach others about mindfulness and yoga, not only to make yoga more accessible but to educate the public on ways to incorporate meditation and mindfulness into their busy lives. To learn more about her collective's events, retreats, and workshops, visit them at IAmWellCommunity.com. You can also read more about Safiya's journey on our site.
In this episode of The WTN Podcast our guest Viaa, a talented musician, chats with our host Ashley Coffey. They met up in Little Tokyo at a coworking space called CENTRL. If you want to check it out, it can be booked through an app called Deskpass. The two discussed the music industry, Surviving R.Kelly, the power of being a woman and her forthcoming tour. She’s set to perform in states like Montana, Washington, Oregon and of course California. So follow her on Instagram to stay up to date on her latest tour stops in case you want to stop by and show her some love!
In this episode of The WTN Podcast features Jacqulyn Whang and Casha Doemland. Both are talented writers and advocates who enjoy meditating on their down time. Jacqulyn is also an educator in Compton, CA. Listen to their candid discussion with host Ashley Coffey where they discuss breathing techniques, the power of writing and advocacy work. Click here to read the spoken word pieces Casha & Jacqulyn wrote.