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EightyTwo NinetySix

Gabrielle Hickmon and Ashley Coleman give two millennial perspectives on growing in life, love, and creativity. Inquiries: eightytwoninetysix@gmail.com

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One Woman Team

In Episode 10, Ashley and Gabrielle talk the ups and downs of being a self-made creative. Are gains just as valid without an investor or co-sign? How does one get their personal project to a place where it's a quality stamp and matters for all who engage it? How do you balance finding the right team with knowing being a one-woman show isn't always sustainable? There might be more questions than answers, but we hope just surfacing them is therapeutic for you too.  Life Hack: Screen Time on your iPhone, sorry Team Android Follow the podcast on social media and join the conversation with #EightyTwoNinetySix 

1hr 12mins

12 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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Trigger Warning, Black Men and Black Women

In Episode 9, Gabrielle and Ashley invite relationship expert and author Kevin Carr to talk about the relationship between Black men and Black women. Is there a rift? If so, how do we go about healing it and understanding each other better?  Life Hack: http://kit.com help people find the tools that you swear by. Remember to rate, like and subscribe. Join the conversation via #EightyTwoNinetySix or by mentioning @eightytwoninetysix on social media. Follow Kevin.  Check out his website.

56mins

5 Mar 2019

Rank #2

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A Little Meta About Marketing, Planning, and Strategy

In this episode, your hosts get a little practical, but mostly meta about marketing, planning, and strategy. Ashley and Gabrielle discuss how they know an idea is worth pursuing, how they get ideas off the ground and executed well, plus their marketing/planning/strategy process. The ladies also share a little bit of what they've learned about marketing/planning/strategy & branding from their many projects over the years.  Life Hack: Citymapper App, so you can navigate wherever you go well.   Music Captions:  “You make me drowsy with delight.” - Lovestained by Hope Tala “Like I won’t give up all I got to see you happy, nigga.” - The Intro by DaBaby Please rate, subscribe and share the podcast! Remember to join the conversation on social media using #eightytwoninetysix and follow @eighty2ninety6 on Twitter + IG! 

1hr 14mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Real Hot Girl Shit!

In Episode 1 of Season 2, Gabrielle and Ashley introduce new segments and talk about what it really means to be a free black girl. Tune in for this discussion and use the hashtag #eightytwoninetysix on social media to join the conversation. 

1hr 8mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Someone Lied About Life

In the conclusion to Season 2, Ashley and Gabrielle discuss the ups and downs of adulting in Episode 6. How they've been working to navigating their careers. How to stay afloat, how to manage outside societal pressures, and defining success for yourself.  Life Hack: Flipd App, limit your app time so you can focus on your work!  Music Captions:  “You should know what i’m bout.” - 50 cent on Can’t Leave Em Alone by Ciara “My new normal is not normal at all” - Little Brother (Big Pooh), Sittin Alone Be sure to join the conversation using the hashtag #eightytwoninetysix and follow @eighty2ninety6

1hr 6mins

17 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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The Business of Being a Black Creative - Part 1

In episode 21, your hosts are joined by Sekou Campbell, an attorney, to talk the business of being a Black creative. This is a nuts and bolts episode and while nothing said should be taken as legal advice, you'll for sure want to take notes.  Life Hack: Notion, an all-in-one CMS/life management system.  Music Captions:  "Be honest, you want this." - Be Honest, Jorja Smith ft. Burna Boy “I know I won’t forget all he’s done, he’s the strength in this race that I run,” - God Is, Kanye West, Jesus is King  “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business man!” - Diamonds from Sierra Leone, Kanye West ft. Jay-Z Remember to rate, subscribe and share the podcast! Join the conversation on social media using #eightytwoninetysix or by mentioning @eighty2ninety6. 

1hr 15mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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In Bloom

In episode 3, Gabrielle and Ashley talk with Taylor, Founder of Well Wildflower (@taylorblosssom @wellwildflower) about the intersection of art and wellness. The ladies discuss authenticity, communication and being well as creatives.  Life Hack: Honey Pot products  Remember to join the conversation and use hashtag #EightyTwoNinetySix on social media! 

56mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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Living a Life of Influence

In this episode, Ashley and Gabrielle define influence for themselves and discuss what living a life of influence might mean or look like.  Life Hack: The Guest app  Remember to use hashtag #EightyTwoNinetySix on social media to join the conversation! 

57mins

3 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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Rich Places to Create From: Blackness and Our Art

In episode 20, your hosts are joined by Shefon, a Black woman who embodies all the good that art is and can be. Together the ladies talk about how Blackness interacts, intersects, and impacts their art as well as what it even means to be a Black artist or creative anyway.  Life Hack: The Family Dollar App because saving money is always the wave.  Music Captions/Songs:  "I’m just tryna grow, keep an open mind." - To Me by Alina Baraz  “Keeping my composure, that’s my number one rule.” - Velvet by Louis York  “Goodbyes, all that she knows.” - Buying Time Lucky Daye  Regrets by Baby Roses Find Shefon on social media @byshefon or via her website. Remember to rate, subscribe and share the show! Join the conversation on social media using #EightyTwoNinetySix and follow @eighty2ninety6 for updates in between episodes!

1hr 18mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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The Business of Being a Black Creative - Part 2

In Episode 22, Gabrielle and Ashley discuss their personal experiences as black creatives. The dos and don'ts of networking, investing in yourself and your relationships and so much more. They gave you nuts and bolts, now they're giving you the heart of being a black creative.  Life Hack: Re-stringing your hoodie with a straw  https://youtu.be/o-OE3LxVkGk In Our Words:  Fall 2019 Story Contest  Fiction and Non-Fiction https://www.narrativemagazine.com/fall-2019-story-contest Music Captions: “You complete me even though I’m holding my own.” - 6LACK in the I Want You Around Remix  “It’s safe to say that growth is an uncomfortable process. And pain is a necessary investment for progress.” - D Smoke, Last Supper Remember to rate, subscribe and share the podcast! Join the conversation on social media using #eightytwoninetysix or by mentioning @eighty2ninety6. 

1hr 1min

26 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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Starving writer, where?

In Episode 2 of Season 2, Gabrielle and Ashley discuss building a writing career. From how they garner inspiration to dealing with rejection, they explore the long game of writing.  Life Hack: Networking  Music Captions:  Pride means nothing 'til you get respect. - Big K.R.I.T.  Trust when I say I’m never on the shit they assumin’ I’m on - Gold Roses, Rick Ross ft. Drake Join the conversation using hashtag #eightytwoninetysix  Follow us on Twitter and IG. 

59mins

13 Aug 2019

Rank #11

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Been Being Places

In this episode, your hosts talk about travel. How did it get to be a thing the cool kids do? Why is such a premium placed on leaving the USA? What's it look like to come to the travel game late or not at all? These questions and more were discussed.  Life Hack: Been App, Hopper App, Expedia App, and book your Airbnb through Delta to get Skymiles for your stay.  Remember, you can always be corny! 😛Also, remember to join the conversation on social media using #EightyTwoNinetySix or by mentioning @eighty2ninety6. 

1hr 2mins

12 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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All About Ashley

In Episode 12 which concludes Season 1, Ashley takes her turn in the hot seat for the second installment of host interviews. Along with Gabrielle, she invited her husband Dilemma to discuss the publishing process, staying in alignment with purpose, time management, writing and much more.  Join the conversation using the hashtag #EightyTwoNinetySix!  Follow us on Twitter and IG.

1hr 4mins

2 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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All About Gabrielle

In Episode 11, the ladies begin host interviews! Gabrielle was the first in the hot seat. With Ashley and her good friend Katrice  asking the questions, she talked her move to Spain, post-grad friendship breakups, how she handles business while also making space for fun/rest, and her definition of chasing the sun. Gems were shared.  Join the conversation on social media with hashtag #EightyTwoNinetySix.  Follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter. 

59mins

26 Mar 2019

Rank #14

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Black Enough

In Episode 29, Ashley and Gabrielle tackle the black experience. They talk about their own unique experiences growing up in the midwest and the east coast. What is being black enough? What are our shared experiences and what are differences that should be celebrated?  Life Hack: Life Hack: Think Dirty and Healthy Living App In Our Words:  The Philadelphia Negro, W.E.B. DuBois  Go Tell it On The Mountain, James Baldwin  The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander  Black Skin, White Masks, Franz Fanon Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe Sister Citizen by Melissa Harris-Perry  The Combahee River Collective Statement  When the Chickenheads Come Home to Roost by Joan Morgan  Music (captions): “Nefertiti edges kinky” - Beyonce, 7/11   “Show me something natural like afro on Richard Pryor/Show me something natural like ass with some stretch marks.” - Humble, Kendrick Lamar Remember to rate, subscribe and share the podcast! Join the conversation using #eightytwoninetysix or by mentioning @eighty2ninety6 on Instagram or Twitter! 

57mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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Years that Questioned, Years that Answered

In episode 28, Gabrielle and Ashley pick a year and share where they were then, what they were learning, what they were exploring, and what was relevant to them then. The year in question? 2015. Listen in to see what answers it brought and how 5 years later it's impacting 2020.  Life Hack: Bibliophile Reader’s Journal by Jane Mount Music Captions:  Bet you wanna love me down - Goldlink, Crew  I’m only chasing after bags now, I gotta game plan - Drake, Look Alive Remember to rate, subscribe and share the podcast! Join the conversation using #eightytwoninetysix or by mentioning @eighty2ninety6 on Instagram or Twitter! 

55mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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New Decades and New Years Resolutions

In this episode, Ashley and Gabrielle offer up reflections on 2019 and the 2010s. They share a bit about how to protect your spirit during this time of year, what they hope for in the new year/decade, and their words for the coming year.  Life Hack: Alter Planning Co.'s Annual Planner and Build a Life You Love's Money Planner.  Music Captions:  “I want better for you moving forward, what’s better for you than me?” - Jhene Aiko, None of My Concern.  “Ain’t no in-between when it’s valid.” - Andre 3000 in Hello by Erykah Badu  Thank y'all for rocking with us all year! Join the conversation on social media by following @eighty2ninety6 on Instagram and Twitter or by using #eightytwoninetysix. Please continue to rate, share, and subscribe to the podcast! We look forward to bringing bigger and better episodes and offerings in 2020!  

1hr 3mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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Elitism in the Literary Community

In Episode 26, Gabrielle and Ashley discuss the literary community and their experiences finding their place within it. What it takes to break in. Whether literary fiction is more revered than genre fiction and much more!  Life Hack: Grammarly App  Music Captions:  "Let's please make some new memories." Anderson Paak. "They all saints when they speak on someone else's sin, right?" Too Late, Fabolous ft. Jeremih Be sure to rate, like, share and subscribe to the podcast! Join the conversation on social media using #eightytwoninetysix or by mentioning @eighty2ninety6 on Instagram and Twitter! 

1hr 12mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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The Long Game of Relationships

In episode 25, your hosts are joined by rapper Sam of Trio Tings and videographer Symphony Silver, to discuss the long game of relationships. Yes, another relationship episode! Listen in for a conversation on how to best support your creative partner, do's and don'ts of dealing with a creative, and how to stay in it for the long haul.  Life Hack: Major keys for hosting a function at your place Music Captions:  “I love you in a place where there’s no space or time.” - A Song For You by Donny Hathaway “I could hold you for a million years, to make you feel my love.” - Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan “Cross the line, I just might for your love.” - Yo Love by Vince Staples, 6lack, and Mereba from the Queen & Slim soundtrack.  “I wanna pick it up where we left it once” - Crazy Love by Future Animals   “I love you in the first place, girl you a gold medal” - Atlanta by Sam “My shorty got exquisite taste, told her come slide with me to chic-fil-a” - Atlanta by Sam  ”I would die for you” - I Would Die 4 U by Prince  Follow Sam and Symphony on Instagram. Download Sam's album. And of course rate, like, share and subscribe to the podcast! Join the conversation on social media using #eightytwoninetysix or by mentioning @eighty2ninety6 on Instagram and Twitter! 

1hr 4mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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Nostalgia Ultra

In episode 24, your hosts discuss nostalgia and what feels like a prevalence of remakes today.  Life Hack: Resources for finding the right font for your next project: Myfonts.com, dafont.com, Typewolf, and Pinterest. Remember to get the right license!  Music captions: “The kind of girl that you can be down for.” - Brandy, I Wanna Be Down “And if I had to choose, the thought would still be you.” - Donnell Jones, All Her Love Remember to rate, like, share and subscribe to the show! Join the conversation on social media via @eighty2ninety6 and #EightyTwoNinetySix 

57mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #20