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It’s more important to understand someone than to judge them. We think the first step to understanding someone is asking them the fundamental questions about who they are and how they became the person they are today. Understanding and empathy are essential building blocks for a better, more compassionate world. We’re incredibly fortunate to be able to ask these questions each week through our interview series. Below you’ll find interviews from our community members and content partners – the folks who’ve been heavily involved with us, collaborating with us on content, sponsoring our mission and spreading the word about the work we do.

Jose Lawrence | Photographer, Creative, and Business Owner

Hello, my name is Jose Lawrence. I am a local creative photographer and small business owner in South Florida. I have been shooting now for about six years and am extremely passionate about my craft. I constantly strive to improve my skills as well as capture the stories of any individual I capture in front of my lens. The name of my business is JLaw Inspired Images and the primary focus is artistic and portrait photography. I seek to always create a fun, safe, and relaxed atmosphere for my clients and subjects. I also provide education to them in terms of modeling poses, understanding the complexities of photography and lighting. It is my hope that through my work I can inspire others as well as provide a way for people to be able to freely express themselves without the worry of judgement and social labeling. Read more>>

Daviah Jennings | Nail artist

My name is Daviah and I’m a 26 years-old Miami native with 10+ years experience as a nail technician. I’m located in Davie, Fl and my specialty is nail art. I make and sell hand-painted press on nails and it is my new passion! Read more>>

Adrienne Horn | Executive Editor

Adrienne Horn, a native resident of Miami, Florida, is a young, energetic community leader whose primary focus is perfecting literary projects that will positively impact the lives of those who have an enthusiasm for reading. Read more>>

David Rodriguez | Director/Editor/Creative Direction

My name is David and I direct videos for artists and businesses while using my editing talents in mixed medium compositions to creatively tell my clients story. I started off making unique home videos of my daughter incorporating SFX I was practicing and learning, which lead me to the name “Dad Filmed It”. I am currently directing Music Videos for tons of artists and actively working with local businesses like Tacos & Tattoos & Kendall Supply to help elevate marketing, content creation, and art in general in our community of Kendall. I am proud to be and represent for Miami in the way this platform has allowed me. Read more>>

Jamie Rodriguez | Jrodconcerts Media | Music Podcast & Media Network

In a nutshell, I’m an American music Journalist, podcaster, and former Miami radio personality based in Nashville who is the founder and CEO of Jrodconcerts Media. Our main show ‘Jrodconcerts: The Podcast’ has grown substantially to over 50,000 unique listeners in 50 states and 13 countries with the mission of sharing the inside stories and lessons of artists the world should know. Read more>>

Jachill Puesan | Esthetician

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Jachill Puesan, I’m the face behind @chillandbakedspa. I’ve been an esthetician for over 9 years and counting! I just recently opened up my business about to have a ONE YEAR and it has been the BEST thing ever. Being my own boss, definitely not easy but so worth it . I always told myself before my 30th bday I wanted to work for myself and I did it while being 29 👏🏽. I’ve worked and freelanced for many companies just to name a few from Ulta, Benefit cosmetics, Too Faced etc. Before micro blading existed I was doing eyebrows extensions and came out in the TV show Despierta America, explaining the process etc. But…… Read more>>

Janelle Harris | Contributor for digital publications, Publicist, Media, Marketer, Consulting Event Organizer and Producer

Janelle founded She Exist to empower, ignite, celebrate, and inspire women from all nationalities, ethnicities, religions, and races to live not solely in matters and efforts of their own but for the general welfare of women worldwide. This mission is embodied in Janelle’s broad scope of work as a savvy businesswoman, entrepreneur, marketing professional, PR, and Producer. Her broad scope of work includes clients such as Kimberly Brown, Founder of Daughters of Legends, Debie Wells, founder of Nelaj Sky. Linda Walker, the founder of Faithworks Empowerment and Co-Manager of a record label, 24 Fly Entertainment. Read more>>

Tamara Benavente | Photographer

My name is Tamara Benavente and I’m a photographer based in Miami. Read more>>

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