Episode 001: Be Your Own Niche {an origin story}

In this very first episode of Badass Creatives, host Mallory Whitfield takes it back to the beginning of her own creative journey, sharing the lessons she learned from her experiences and why it’s so important to “Be your own niche.”

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In this very first episode of the Badass Creatives podcast, I take it back to the beginning of my own creative journey, sharing the lessons I learned from my experiences and why it’s so important to “Be your own niche.”

I share how I got started selling my own handmade work at craft shows and art markets around New Orleans, and how I made a name for myself nationally by winning third place in Etsy’s Upcycling Contest in 2007. I talk about my experiences launching my popular blog MissMalaprop.com, organizing events with the New Orleans Craft Mafia, and transitioning to a day job in digital marketing once I realized that my old dream of owning a retail store was no longer the right fit. 

Learn how my experience of returning to the performing arts via the New Orleans Drag Workshop coincided with the sudden loss of a close friend and why that inspired me to “Make art, every damn day.” 

 

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Special thanks to:

Eric Laws + Morella & The Wheels Of If for composing the show's theme music

 

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