Author: Tim Fulton

Real Girls F.A.R.T.

After a nervous breakdown and mental health diagnosis, Achea Redd needed help. She found it by finding her voice through writing on her blog, Real Girls F.A.R.T. (Fearless, Authentic, Rescuer, & Trailblazer). On the occasion of her upcoming keynote at the Columbus YWCA’s fundraiser Activists and Agitators, she sat down to talk about her work, the stigma of mental health in African American and spiritual communities, and how to talk to kids about trauma and mental illness. Shownotes Real Girls F.A.R.T. Michael Redd Nationwide Children’s Hospital On Our Sleeves initiative YWCA Columbus Activists and Agitators event Jeni’s Splendid Ice...

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Streetlight Guild & Scott Woods

Who should be taking ownership over the uniqueness that is Columbus culture? Scott Woods has some ideas about that and how we should be defining it. Among his many hats (poet, organizer, journalist, etc), he’s working to curate and develop what Columbus has to offer with his biggest project to date, Streetlight Guild. Shownotes Scott Woods Scott Woods’ Columbus Make Art profile Scott Woods’ Instagram Holler: 31 Days of Columbus Black Art Columbus Metropolitan Library Prince and Little Weird Black Boy Gods: Prince Essays Columbus Alive Streetlight Guild Love Jones Kafe Kerouac Poetry Slam Inc Art of Republic Second...

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The Columbus Festival Scene

Two years ago, when the Independents’ Day Festival wrapped up after 10 years, it left a gap in the Columbus festival scene that’s slowly been filled by other independent event producers. Festival and community organizer Cassie Young sat down this week to talk about her new endeavor, Cloud City 614, filling that gap, and how people can discover what’s going on in Columbus. Shownotes Cloud City 614 Matter News Independents’ Day 400 West Rich Wild Goose Creative Franklinton Board of Trade Mikeys Late Night Slice Cova Coworking What? Music and Arts Festival 2×2 Hip Hop Festival Gnarbeque Breakaway Music...

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The Overcomer Foundation

In Ohio, single parents pay nearly 44% of their income for an infant in a day care center and nearly 80% for two children (Child Care Aware of America, 2018). The Overcomer Foundation is trying to address that financial burden. This week, Sarah Perez, co-founder and president of the newly formed non-profit discusses their mission and the importance of companies in Columbus giving back. Shownotes Overcomer Foundation Sarah Perez Perez & Morris Huntington Big Lots National Church Residences Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Nationwide Center for Healthy Families Columbus State Community College Otterbein University Women’s Fund of Central Ohio Columbus Women’s...

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Charlotte Belland

Honing any craft takes practice. That’s the philosophy of¬†educator, illustrator, and animator Charlotte Belland. In this week’s episode, she discusses her background, her role at the Columbus College of Art & Design, how Columbus gives to its artists, and the importance of forming habits and showing up. Shownotes Charlotte Belland Charlotte Belland on Columbus Makes Art Charlotte Belland on Instagram CCAD CCAD Animation Program Laughing Ogre Columbus School for Girls Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Stephanie Rond S.Dot Gallery Video of Charlotte’s installation in the S.Dot gallery Cat Sheridan GCAC This Confluence Cast episode is sponsored by Art Makes Columbus,...

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