We asked experts from a broad range of industries to open up to us about things they know about their industry but that we probably don’t and we’ve shared some of those responses below.

Shelby Elsbree & Jessica Cohen | Co-Founders of Artists Becoming | The Wellness Workshop For Performing Artists

The performing arts industry presents outwardly as a shining, shimmering & shimmering display of polished talent. What is less obvious is how few resources actually exist in supporting the human beings under the spotlights. Performing artists work tirelessly to refine their craft, often at the cost of intensely physical, emotional, and mental expenditure. What is not often provided for them is accessible, intentional practices and communities for their emotional wellbeing and mental health, something that artists are craving now more than ever. Cue Artists Becoming: the wellness workshop for performing artists. A program uniquely designed for artists, by artists that is tailor-made with performing artists specific career paths in mind. We’ve created a monthly program that combines on-demand visual meditation, thematic yoga practices, integrative work & guest artist mentorship all inside of a private community for their becoming. Read more>>

Maria Tilton | President, Women Who Whiskey San Diego

I think a lot of outsiders are probably unaware of how diverse the flavors in various whiskies can be. Much like wine or beer, whiskey can vary greatly depending on many factors such as ingredients used, technique implemented, fermentation and aging conditions, and country of origin, just to name a few. All of these factors can cause great variation in the flavor and mouthfeel of whiskey. All too often I hear people say that they do not like whiskey because they are not a fan of “smoky” whiskey. But in reality, only a very small percentage of whiskey has a flavor that can be described as smoky! Part of our mission in Women Who Whiskey is to help educate people and encourage them to be adventurous and try new flavors, but in a fun and supportive way!. Read more>>

Aniya Henry | Wardrobe Stylist & Sustainable Designer

In this industry, it may seem that it’s over saturated or that everyone is this and that. You can only go as far as your hustle and talent takes you. Everyone can be who they want-yes. However, people want to work with those who execute a different vision. As a wardrobe stylist, I like any other person have to create my own niche and my own aesthetic that is appealing to a broad audience and not geared to just one. In this industry of Fashion, the one thing that will set you apart is your creative process. Read more>>

Maya Aoki Tuttle | Voice Actor

When many people think of voiceover, they think of the big, booming radio or movie trailer voice that reverberates “In a world…”. But, actually, that type of voice is not very popular in the voiceover world now. These days, “real voices” are a huge trend. People with regular voices that are able to read a script and sound like they’re just talking to a friend over coffee. Of course, there are lots of opportunities for those big, boomy voiced people, too. But the characteristics of your vocal tone aren’t what’ll make or break your voiceover career; it’s how you deliver those lines. It’s the acting. I had a teacher tell me “it’s not voice acting; it’s acting.” And it’s so true. It’s so distracting when there’s a bad actor in a movie, and it’s dually awful when you can hear that a voice actor is reading a script. But when someone is so good that you forget they’re performing and you’re fully engrossed in their words — that is magic! I’m still working on that part of the craft every day. Read more>>