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Not (Blank) Enough

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Candid conversations between host Grasie Mercedes and her guests exploring how it feels to be not (blank) enough. We dive deep into the lives of our guests and the root of their insecurities and discuss what good (or bad) has come from this view of themselves. Our goal is to provide a space where people can feel less alone.

Candid conversations between host Grasie Mercedes and her guests exploring how it feels to be not (blank) enough. We dive deep into the lives of our guests and the root of their insecurities and discuss what good (or bad) has come from this view of themselves. Our goal is to provide a space where people can feel less alone.

Location:

United States

Description:

Candid conversations between host Grasie Mercedes and her guests exploring how it feels to be not (blank) enough. We dive deep into the lives of our guests and the root of their insecurities and discuss what good (or bad) has come from this view of themselves. Our goal is to provide a space where people can feel less alone.

Language:

English

Contact:

323-952-6055


Episodes

51. Lamar Woods: Not Hard Enough

8/16/2022
Comedy Writing. Battle Rap. Grand Crew. Writer, musician and performer Lamar Woods talks about growing up a Jehovah's Witness, dating, being sensitive in the hip-hop rap scene, and more in this honest conversation with Grasie Mercedes in an episode they titled, Not Hard Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: Prophmatic It's A Party: https://www.itsapartythefilm.com/ THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It really helps the show grow and be discovered. Follow NOT (BLANK) ENOUGH on...

Duration:00:52:56

50. Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins: Not Surrendering Enough

8/9/2022
Creating what you want, understanding energy, turning jealousy into inspiration. Actor, public speaker and podcast host Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins explores imposter syndrome, self-confidence, and being a control freak in this powerful conversation with Grasie Mercedes that they titled Not Surrendering Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: ABFJ Trials To Triumphs podcast THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It really helps the show grow and be discovered. Follow NOT (BLANK)...

Duration:00:54:48

49. Aaron Jennings : Not Secure Enough

8/2/2022
Private schools, public speaking, people-watching. Artist and Creator Aaron Jennings discusses what it was like growing up with actor parents, socioeconomic diversity, being a social chameleon, challenging his craft as an actor, and more in this lively conversation with Grasie Mercedes they titled, Not Secure Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: aarontaylorjennings THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It really helps the show grow and be discovered. Follow NOT (BLANK) ENOUGH on...

Duration:00:55:03

48. Melissa Fumero : Not Funny Enough

7/26/2022
Comedy acting, Latina casting, TV directing. Actor-Director Melissa Fumero shares her feelings about being Latina who is not fluent in Spanish, ballet and body image, colorism in casting, becoming a director, and more in this personal conversation with Grasie Mercedes they titled, Not Funny Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: melissafumero Stolen Hearts (short film with Phil Agusta Jackson) THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It really helps the show grow and be discovered. Follow...

Duration:01:02:13

47. Carl Tart : Not Respected Enough

7/19/2022
L.A. schooling. Improv comedy. Grand Crew. Comedian, actor, writer Carl Tart, talks about moving from rural Mississippi to Los Angeles as a child, navigating gangs, playing sports, how he found his voice as a comedian, and more in this intimate conversation with Grasie Mercedes in an episode they titled, Not Respected Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: Big Carl Tart Gossip Kings Podcast: https://apple.co/3H4xC9Q THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It really helps the show grow and...

Duration:01:00:55

Not Blank Enough Season 3 Trailer

7/13/2022
Nicole Byer, Melissa Fumero, Carl Tart, Aaron Jennings, Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins and Lamar Woods are the guests on this very special season of Not Blank Enough starting July 19, 2022. Grasie explores the universal theme of "not-enough-ness" with each guest through incredible and honest conversations that finish with them working together to name the episode. THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It really helps the show grow and be discovered. Follow NOT (BLANK)...

Duration:00:01:25

46. Not Good / Talented Enough

7/6/2021
Imposter Syndrome. Insecurities. Arrival Fallacy. In this bonus episode, Grasie Mercedes features captivating and candid moments themed around the universal feelings of Not Good Enough or Not Talented Enough. Each clip is pulled from a full conversation from the last two seasons of guests sharing their truth on Not Blank Enough. EPISODES: e010: Not In Control Enough, Jacey Duprie e001: Not Good Enough, Marie Forleo e026: Not Good Enough, Adrianna Guevara Adarme e015: Not Understood...

Duration:00:31:34

45. Not Latinx / American Enough

6/29/2021
Stereotypes. Colorism. Racism. In this special episode, Grasie Mercedes curates a collection of powerful and moving moments of feeling Not Latinx or American Enough. Each clip is pulled from a full conversation over two full seasons of guests sharing their truth on Not Blank Enough. EPISODES: e014: Not Patient Enough, Michael Trevino e035: Not Dominican Enough, Rocio Mendez & Mercedes Ilarraza e008: Not Latinx Enough, Carlos Santos & Raiza Licea e039: Not Late Enough, Julissa...

Duration:00:28:24

44. Not Man / Queer Enough

6/22/2021
Sexuality. Toxic Masculinity. Gender Identity. Grasie Mercedes shares highlights of honest, vulnerable and personal discussions around the experience of feeling Not Man or Queer enough. Each clip is pulled from a full conversation that Grasie had with a guest over the past two seasons of NOT BLANK ENOUGH. EPISODES: e031: Not Man Enough, Lazarus Lynch e012: Not Talented Enough, Oliver Stark e021: Not Conventional Enough, Nicky Endres e002: Not Male Enough, Dave Holmes e007: Not...

Duration:00:33:36

43. Not Black / White Enough

6/15/2021
Colorism, Natural Hair, Body Image, White Supremacy. In this special episode, Grasie Mercedes elevates insightful and intimate moments around the feeling of being Not Black or White enough. Each clip is pulled from a full conversation that Grasie has had with her guests over the past two seasons. EPISODES: e031: Not Man Enough, Lazarus Lynch e002: Not Black Enough, Matt Law e029: Not Selfish Enough, Denise Vasi e011: Not White Enough, Christiana Hooks e022: Not Disabled Enough,...

Duration:00:24:03

42. Malcolm-Jamal Warner : Not Satisfied Enough

6/8/2021
Cosby Show. Grammy win. Defining success. Actor, director, poet, and musician, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, chats about childhood acting, navigating network politics, the power of performing poetry, and more in this intimate conversation with Grasie Mercedes in an episode they titled, Not Satisfied Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: malcolmjamalwar TW: @MalcolmJamalWar FB: Malcolm-Jamal Warner Apple Music: Love & Other Social Issues http://www.malcolmjamalwarner.com/ THE SHOW: Please rate and review...

Duration:00:49:31

41. Mindy Cohn : Not Enough Enough

6/1/2021
Teen fame. Insatiable creativity. The Facts of Life. Actor, producer, podcaster Mindy Cohn talks about being discovered at 13 by Norman Lear, managing her long and dynamic career, her lessons learned, what keeps her thriving and more in her intimate conversation with Grasie Mercedes that they titled, Not Enough Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: @mindycohn TW: @mindycohn https://www.mondayswithmindy.com/ THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It really helps the show grow and be...

Duration:00:37:27

40. Riki Lindhome : Not Anything Enough

5/25/2021
Songwriting, Creative process, Breaking into Hollywood. Actor, writer and musician Riki Lindhome tracks her journey from a town of 1,000 to Hollywood including; awkward struggles, creating Garfunkel & Oates and Another Period, and navigating a career that fits all of her interests. All this and more in her candid conversation with Grasie Mercedes that they titled, Not Anything Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: @rikilindhome Garfunkel & Oates THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It...

Duration:00:35:45

39. Julissa Contreras : Not Late Enough

5/18/2021
AfroLatinidad, Storytelling, Being Bronx+. The Dominican American storyteller, Julissa Contreras talks about seeking to elevate voices of the oppressed, her transformative college experience and how growing up in the Bronx informed her understanding of race and identity in an insightful discussion with Grasie Mercedes that they titled, Not Late Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: @jewleesah Twitter: @Jewleesah Ladies Who Bronche Podcast: https://anchor.fm/bronche Twitter: @ladiesbronche THE...

Duration:00:30:40

38. Nico Santos : Not Doing Enough

5/11/2021
Superstore casting, Gay stand-up, Filipino in Oregon. From moving from the Philippines to a small town in Oregon, to paying his dues as a stand-up in San Francisco, to the thing that almost cost him his series regular role on NBC’s Superstore; Filipino actor and comedian, Nico Santos, joins Grasie in an episode they titled, Not Doing Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: @nicosantos Twitter: @nicosantos Facebook: Nico Santos THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It really helps the...

Duration:00:52:53

37. Parvesh Cheena : Not Indian Enough

5/4/2021
Racial-profiling, model minority trope, 9/11 and identity. Indian-American actor, Parvesh Cheena, chats with host Grasie Mercedes on topics ranging from Hollywood to social justice in an episode they titled, Not Indian Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: @parvey Twitter: @Parvesh Website: https://parvesh.com/ THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It really helps the show grow and be discovered. Follow NOT (BLANK) ENOUGH on Instagram You can contact us at...

Duration:00:56:10

36. Chriselle Lim : Not American Enough

4/27/2021
Appearances, American in Korea, YouTube beginnings, and the thoughtful and emotional journey that lead to creating her company bümo are all discussed in Korean-American mom and content creator Chriselle Lim’s conversation with Grasie that they titled, Not American Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: @chrisellelim Twitter: @CHRISELLEtweets Facebook: Chriselle Lim Pinterest: @chrisellelim TikTok: chrisellelim YouTube: Chriselle Lim Website: The Chriselle Factor bümo Website:...

Duration:00:43:07

35. Rocio Mendez & Mercedes Ilarraza : Not Dominican Enough

4/20/2021
Latinx stereotypes, BLM, celebrating being Black and Dominican. Afro-Latina actresses and storytellers, Rocio Mendez & Mercedes Ilarraza, join Grasie Mercedes in a discussion they titled, Not Dominican Enough. OUR GUEST: Rocio IG: @rociomendezactor RocÍo Mendez Website: https://www.rociomendez.com/ Mercedes IG: @mercedesila Mercedes Ilarraza Website: https://www.mercedesila.com/ Rocio and Mercedes Podcast: ...

Duration:00:37:53

34. Jenny Yang : Not Powerful Enough

4/13/2021
Activism, Overachieving, Power Dynamics and Poetry. From first generational guilt and overachieving, to migrating from Taiwan as a 5-year-old, and how her activism led to comedy and poetry! Asian-American writer and comedian, Jenny Yang, and Grasie Mercedes have an intriguing conversation that they titled, Not Powerful Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: @jennyyangtv Twitter: @jennyyangtv Facebook: Jenny Yang YouTube: Jenny Yang Website: http://jennyyang.tv/ Jenny Links:...

Duration:00:35:48

33. Nicolette Mason : Not Fashion Enough

4/6/2021
Persian-American, fashion bias, and a life of joy. Creative consultant, Nicolette Mason, joins Grasie Mercedes in a conversation that spans from LA to NY covering topics including; standards in the fashion industry, trying to fit in, becoming yourself, and choosing joy in your life. Grasie and Nicolette titled the episode: Not Fashion Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: @nicolettemason Twitter: @nicolettemason Facebook: Nicolette Mason Pinterest: Nicolette Mason tumblr: nicolettemason Website:...

Duration:00:32:40