Creating Unfair helped me find my voice. Three years ago I had never even done a podcast, but took a chance with The Glossy Beauty Podcast because I wanted to learn and thought it would be fun. Doing that show is the favorite part of my job, but Unfair was a total leap. It was a narrative, five-part series -- doing something episodic is completely different from talk radio. And it was deeply personal, investigative, and terrifying. But the reaction from listeners was like nothing I had experienced. Getting that Apple-recommended stamp of approval didn’t hurt either.
I recently wrote the Priyanka Chopra Jonas cover story for Marie Claire and loved how intimate it turned out. Celebrity profiles are hard, but the end result felt new about one of the most famous women in the world.
Most Fascinating Aspect Of Talking To Beauty Founders:
It really is amazing watching how much drive and talent these people have. Being a founder or CEO can be very lonely, but these people have a passion to be doing what they’re doing. They have a vision and they stick to it.
Best Piece Of Career Advice:
Own your moment. A couple of years ago, I was a featured speaker at SXSW for two events. The afternoon I flew into Austin (I went to college there), I lost my wallet, couldn’t get my event badge, couldn’t get an Uber -- it was hectic and I woke up the next morning sure I was going to bomb. But when I got on that stage, I lived and breathed that moment. Even though I felt unprepared and I probably blacked out when I was speaking, I had an inner trust in myself and my skills. I knew what I was doing.