Rank #1: Makeup
If someone had told Estée that she would build a career on beauty products, she would never have believed them. But 8 years and 461 videos later, here Estée is, delving into one of her favourite subjects, Makeup. But this multi-billion dollar industry isn’t just a modern practice, it has been influencing us for m-i-l-l-e-n-n-i-a. When you peel back the layers and peer into the history, makeup goes way beyond beautification. From status to suffrage, witchcraft to war effort, makeup is about much more than just a pretty face.
In this episode of The Heart of It, Estée meets Madeleine Marsh, a social historian with a particular interest in makeup, and explores her own views on the subject.
Rank #2: Travel
Business or pleasure, frequent or first timer, travel can be transformative. Stepping out of your comfort zone has the power to expand horizons and broaden minds. And sometimes it’s the time away from home that helps you to discover what home truly is.
In this final episode of the series, Estée journeys into the world of travel with the help of yoga teacher and nomad, Chelsey Korus.
Rank #3: Identity
What goes into making you you? From the genetic blueprint mapped out at birth, to the environment you grew up in, there are many things that contribute to your identity.
In this episode Estée seeks to understand one of our biggest questions - Who am I? - with the help of artist and musician Kayla Briët.
Rank #4: Mom
Mom’s the word in this episode as Estée gets up close and personal with the most important person in her life, her mom Kelly.
Together they delve deep into the realities of motherhood; maternal instinct, mental health, and maintaining a bond - no matter the distance.
Rank #5: Strength
What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘strength’? Muscles and brawn maybe. But strength comes in all shapes and sizes; from brute force to mental resolve, and at times finding this strength can take an Amazonian effort.
In this episode of The Heart of It, Estée meets Emily Read, founder of Pro-wrestling Eve, a feminist-punk-rock wrestling promotion, and talks about her own experiences of having her strength tested.