Hey everyone! I’ve been on a very brief hiatus over the summer so work on a very important passion project of mine that has been in the works for the past 5 months or so: my new podcast, Meraki Mentors. As some of you may know, I applied for the Spotify SoundUp Bootcamp competition earlier this year and my hunger to make this podcast a real success grew more than I could ever imagine. I joined the Facebook group, WOC Podcasters and I have learned more about audio production and marketing than probably any class I had in undergrad (no shade to Carolina or education).
Much of the summer has been filled with conducting interviews and staying up late to make graphics and think about what I wanted this show to be. It’s really an extension of many of the creative and inspiring topics I talk about on this blog, except now we’ll be talking to other women who have accomplished some amazing things in their field and have agreed to share their stories with us.
The last time that I talked about the podcast here I was in the middle of my Kickstarter campaign, hoping to purchase equipment that would allow me to make a credible show. I didn’t even have cover art yet! Now I have ALL THE THINGS. lol Well, I have most of the things that I need.
The podcast is currently available on 9 different platforms: all the ones you see here plus Player FM. If you are reading this and haven’t had a chance to listen yet, just click over to your favorite podcast platform and SUBSCRIBE to listen.
We have 3 wonderful episodes for you to enjoy and we’ll be back every Tuesday morning with a new episode for the next 9 weeks. Each season has 12 episodes with some brilliant women that I know you’ll fall in love with if you’re not familiar with them already.
I’m really excited to bring you all on this next creative endeavor with me. And I’m happy that this huge mountain of launching is behind me so I can focus on growing this community and getting back to YOU over here on Scribing Fingers. I have a ton of things on my heart to write about and many notes and half-essays strewn across my room that I will share in the coming weeks and months. But right now, it just feels good to say that I’m back and ready to share this labor of love with you.
Follow us on social media! We are @merakimentorspodcast on Facebook & IG and @merakimentors on Twitter. There’s always something fun to do there. You can also listen to full episodes on YouTube. We have full transcripts of each interview live on the site too.
We’re your new favorite podcast, the leading podcast for women in the arts, and just another community here to make a difference.
If you’re interested in being on the show, helping out, or contributing to the blog send me a message!