“I see myself as a connector- connecting friends and supporters to a range of important causes to me and letting people know why it’s vital to consider supporting them.”
ADI ARGELAZI: THE ISRAELI ROCKSTAR MAKING HER WAY THROUGH HOLLYWOOD
“I’m a musician trying to make my life interesting.”
LAINIE JONES: Turning her diagnosis into her purpose
Layla sat down with Lainie Jones to discuss how she has turned her journey with cancer into something positive.
MAYA MILTON: CREATE, INSPIRE, & EMPOWER
“I am a professional artist and a small business owner. All my life I have had this love for art and all things creative…Overall, I think it paved the way for me to become the person that I am now. To this day I am still so dedicated to the craft and learning new techniques. I know I was destined to be an artist…to create, inspire, and empower.”
HALEY SCHWAGER: STANFORD’S RISING STAR IN HEALTH CARE
“I spoke with Stanford student Haley Schwager to learn more about how she plans to change the medical world.”
SYDNEY LIEBES: TRAINER FOR THE MIND, BODY & POSITIVE SOUL
My name is Sydney. I live in West Hollywood, California and I’ve been personal training here for about 9 years. I started when I was in college because I wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon. I spoke to my orthopedic surgeon and he said that when you’re 18, you’re allowed to get certified to become a trainer and you can start working with patients in a clinical setting. That clinical setting can be the gym, eventually you can get a job at a physical therapy clinic and you’ll have something to talk about in your college interviews or your med school interviews. I thought it was a great idea, so as soon as I turned 18, for my birthday my mom got me the certification course. My mom bought me my first business cards when I was 12 years old. She’s always been advocating and she’s a huge feminist like, “Work first, education second,” and I obviously wanted both.
MARISSA HERSH: MILLENNIAL PHILANTHROPIST
“My day job is as a community manager for an organization called One for Democracy, which is a pledge that asks people to give one percent of their assets to democracy work. My night job is also in the philanthropy world – I work on personal and family philanthropy, and I volunteer with an organization called Resource Generation, which is a membership community of people 18-35 years old with wealth or class privilege committed to the equitable distribution of wealth, land and power.”
KRISTIN SIMMONS: VISUAL ARTIST
“My name is Kristin Simmons. I’m a practicing visual artist, specializing in painting, printmaking, and mixed media. And my work surrounds itself with this question of appetites and this pleasure/pain paradox that we live in, in this modern society of ‘when is enough ever enough’ and learning what it means to exist as a millennial female consumer in this day and age.
SIMONE BILES & NAOMI OSAKA
Although Minority Mental Health Month has come to a close, it is important to continue to acknowledge the importance of this topic in our society and pop culture. Recently, gymnast Simone Biles made a statement expressing that she would be stepping back from the Olympics in order to prioritize her mental health. As Biles is…
MAUD ARNOLD: ON MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH
This week, as Minority Mental Health Month Awareness comes to a close, we featured Maud Arnold who shares with us how she seeks and prioritizes joy year round. Read or listen along below!