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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

Season One Highlights - Not Blank Enough

1/5/2021
Jonathan Van Ness, Jacey Duprie, Matt Law, Marie Forleo, Dave Holmes, Gabi Gregg, Oliver Stark - A collection of just some of the inspiring and thought provoking ideas explored with our 25 wonderful guests during season one of Not Blank Enough. 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 NotBlankEnough@gmail.com © 2021 Gumption Pictures

Duration:00:03:43

25. Jonathan Van Ness : Not Calm Enough

12/1/2020
Landing Queer Eye, rehab, recovery, and rural upbringing as the Emmy-nominated TV personality, NYT best-selling author and hairstylist to the stars, Jonathan Van Ness, chats with Grasie Mercedes in the Season One finale episode they titled, Not Calm Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: @jvn Twitter: @jvn Facebook: @jonathan.vanness Jonathan Van Ness Getting Curious pod THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It really helps the show grow and be discovered: Follow NOT (BLANK) ENOUGH...

Duration:00:42:36

24. Damien Fahey : Not Confident Enough

11/24/2020
MTV VJing, from Twitter to writing Family Guy, Radio hosting and more, as writer, host and husband, Damien Fahey, joins Grasie in a discussion they titled, Not Confident Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: @damienfahey A random fun video of Grasie and Damien: https://youtu.be/P3bity_xXao 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 NotBlankEnough@gmail.com © 2020 Gumption...

Duration:00:48:25

23. Laura Bell Bundy : Not Famous Enough

11/17/2020
Being a child actor, model and pageant girl, a mother in Hollywood, and a person who strives for play in this conversation between the dynamic Tony-nominated actress and singer, Laura Bell Bundy, and Grasie Mercedes in an episode they titled, Not Famous Enough. OUR GUEST: Laura Bell Bundy 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 NotBlankEnough@gmail.com © 2020...

Duration:00:52:57

22. Danielle Perez : Not Disabled Enough

11/10/2020
Living with a disability, being Dominican in LA, and stand up comedy, are only part of the conversation between the Afro-Latina, comedian, actor and writer, Danielle Perez, and Grasie Mercedes in an episode they titled, Not Disabled Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: @divadelux @wowrudepod Website 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 NotBlankEnough@gmail.com © 2020...

Duration:00:36:10

21. Nicky Endres : Not Conventional Enough

11/3/2020
An adopted Asian child in a Midwestern, white family and combating her anxiety and depression are just some of the topics the non-binary transfeminine genderqueer actor and comic, Nicky Endres, discusses with Grasie Mercedes in an episode they titled, Not Conventional Enough. OUR GUEST: IG: @mxnickye One Day at a Time Election Links Polling Place Locator Voter ID Requirements State by State Contact Information THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It really helps the...

Duration:01:07:22

20. Gabi Gregg : Not Thin Enough

10/27/2020
Plus-sized fashion, ADHD, being an influencer and what's next; biracial influencer, entrepreneur and fashion designer Gabi Gregg (aka Gabi Fresh) and Grasie Mercedes talk about it all in an episode that they titled, Not Thin Enough. OUR GUEST: Gabi Gregg (Gabi Fresh) IG: @gabifresh Natural Hair Video Lizzo Vogue article Ashley Graham Ted Talk 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:00:46:31

19. Mandana Dayani : Not Doing Enough

10/20/2020
Immigrating from a dictatorship, transitioning from lawyer to working in fashion, and how her love for America fuels her activism; Iranian-American entrepreneur and activist Mandana Dayani and Grasie Mercedes discuss it all in an episode that they titled, Not Doing Enough. OUR GUEST: Mandana Dayani IG: @mandanadayani I Am A Voter website The Dissenters podcast THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It really helps the show grow and be discovered: Follow NOT (BLANK)...

Duration:00:31:20

18. Sazan Hendrix : Not Perfect Enough

10/13/2020
Growing up Middle Eastern in suburban Texas, finding her calling, her relationship with God and how motherhood has changed her as Kurdish-American global influencer Sazan Hendrix and Grasie Mercedes chat in an episode that they titled, Not Perfect Enough. OUR GUEST: Sazan Hendrix IG: @sazan Website The Good Life with Stevie and Sazan podcast ----- 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:00:50:27

17. Maame-Yaa Aforo : Not Culturally Black Enough

10/6/2020
HBCU's, making it in Hollywood, growing up in a predominantly white space in Minnesota and more in this honest conversation between actress and filmmaker Maame-Yaa Aforo and Grasie Mercedes that they titled, Not Culturally Black Enough. OUR GUEST: Maame-Yaa Aforo @yaamaams Brown Paper Pageant short film Obamas Other Daughters: @obamasotherdaughters You Down? podcast ----- THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It really helps the show grow and be...

Duration:00:55:54

16. Bobak Ferdowsi : Not Smart Enough

9/28/2020
Imposter syndrome, Obama mohawk fame and growing up Iranian American in Japan in this insightful conversation between systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Bobak Ferdowsi and Grasie Mercedes that they titled, Not Smart Enough. OUR GUEST: Bobak Ferdowsi Instagram: @tweetsoutloud NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory The Atlantic article about President Obama and "Mohawk Guy" ----- THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It really helps the show grow and be...

Duration:00:54:28

15. Tawny Newsome : Not Understood Enough

9/22/2020
Being a Black woman in comedy, POCs and camping, and growing up rural in this delightful conversation between biracial actress Tawny Newsome and Grasie Mercedes that they titled, Not Understood Enough. OUR GUEST: Tawny Newsome Instagram: @trondynewman FROM THE CONVERSATION Star Trek Lower Decks Space Force ----- 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:00:50:11

14. Michael Trevino : Not Patient Enough

9/15/2020
White passing, growing up in East LA, and trouble relaxing in this insightful conversation between Mexican-American actor Michael Trevino and Grasie Mercedes that they titled, Not Patient Enough. OUR GUEST: MICHAEL TREVINO INSTAGRAM: @michaeltrevino FROM THE CONVERSATION Cane Vampire Diaries Roswell, New Mexico ----- 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:00:46:40

13. Liz Hernandez : Not Connected Enough

9/8/2020
Single in the time of COVID, being a tomboy and passion projects in this intimate conversation between Mexican-American, Emmy-nominated host and journalist Liz Hernandez and Grasie Mercedes that they titled, Not Connected Enough. OUR GUEST: LIZ HERNANDEZ INSTAGRAM: @lizhernandez Wordaful: https://wordaful.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:00:42:14

12. Oliver Stark : Not Talented Enough

9/1/2020
Imposter syndrome, white privilege, and body image are just a few things Oliver Stark discusses with Grasie Mercedes in an intimate conversation that they titled, Not Talented Enough. OUR GUEST: OLIVER STARK INSTAGRAM: @oliverstarkk ----- FROM THE CONVERSATION: 911 on Fox If you need professional help and support regarding Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression and Mental Health please talk to your doctor or contact a professional health resource. There are some links...

Duration:00:47:59

11. Christiana Hooks : Not White Enough

8/25/2020
Being Black in white spaces, blogging culture (and more!) are the focus of this conversation between Christiana Hooks and Grasie that they entitled, Not White Enough. OUR GUEST: CHRISTIANA HOOKS INSTAGRAM: @christianahooks ----- FROM THE CONVERSATION: Trouble Man Trailer The White Shadow A new documentary about Black television being produced right now. Voting resource: https://www.vote.org/ ----- THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It really helps...

Duration:00:37:47

10. Jacey Duprie : Not In Control Enough

8/18/2020
Motherhood, alcoholism, and type-A behavior are all things Jacey Duprie discusses with Grasie in a conversation they entitled, Not In Control Enough. OUR GUEST: JACEY DUPRIE INSTAGRAM: @jaceyduprie 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 NotBlankEnough@gmail.com A transcript of this episode is available here. © 2020 Gumption Pictures

Duration:00:44:32

9. Zuri Adele : Not Queer Enough

8/11/2020
Bisexuality, having a Bi-costal upbringing, and how Zuri Adele almost gave up on acting before her big break on Good Trouble are all unpacked in her conversation with Grasie they titled, Not Queer Enough. OUR GUEST: ZURI ADELE INSTAGRAM: @zuriadele 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 NotBlankEnough@gmail.com A transcript of this episode is available here. ©...

Duration:00:36:36

8. Carlos Santos and Raiza Licea : Not Latinx Enough

8/4/2020
Latinx comedy, culture and language are unpacked in a discussion between Carlos Santos, Raiza Licea's and host Grasie Mercedes. And, in the Afterthought, Grasie dives deeper into the relationship between her Dominican identity and her Spanish language skills. OUR GUEST: CARLOS SANTOS & RAIZA LICEA CARLOS IG: @ofcourseitscarlos RAIZA IG: @raizalicea ----- SPANISH AQUI PRESENTS INSTAGRAM: @spanishaquipresents PODCAST: https://www.earwolf.com/show/spanish-aqui-presents/ EASTER EGG: A...

Duration:00:40:58

7. Kenton Chen : Not Safe Enough

7/28/2020
Having grown up queer, Asian, and son of a pastor, Kenton Chen talks with Grasie in this intimate conversation they titled, Not Safe Enough. Kenton is a talented singer, actor, and songwriter based in Los Angeles. In the new segment Afterthought, Grasie considers how religion has played a role in her life. OUR GUEST: KENTON CHEN INSTAGRAM: @itskenton Website: http://kentonchen.com/ THE SHOW: Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It really helps the show grow and be...

Duration:00:53:27