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A melanated self development and empowerment platform that encourages our listeners to look at life through a different lens (other perspectives).

A melanated self development and empowerment platform that encourages our listeners to look at life through a different lens (other perspectives).


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A melanated self development and empowerment platform that encourages our listeners to look at life through a different lens (other perspectives).






Are You Having Carnival Tabanca? Understanding Caribbean Carnival

In this episode Sha from TingzNice stopped by to chat about her carnival experience and expertise. TingzNice is a platform made to highlight the Caribbean diaspora she is your carnival mentor! Ever since COVID-19 we haven't had a carnival since and in this episode Sha and I get to relive some of our carnival memories while sharing tips and tricks that you'll need once we're back on the road! Be sure to check out TingzNice on social media! Instagram/Twitter:...


What Does Being A Black Dad Mean To You? Ft.Melanin Dads Podcast

A father is someone who's the male biological parent of the child. A dad a male parental figure that is present and in a child's life. This is a conversation about the guys, for the guys, by the guys. Julian from Melanin Dads Podcast stopped by Colored Lens to have a conversation of what being a black dad/father means to him. How do we break generational curses? We unpack many common stereotypes about black fathers and where it was rooted from. A conversation for anyone to check out!


Three Key Ingredients You Didn't Even Realize You Needed ft. Aria Collins

Aria stops by to talk about the three key things she's learned while striving towards her personal and professional goals. She also gives a personal life update on how she landed a promotion at NBCUniversal and pivoted her career path into marketing and business. This episode also includes a PRODUCT GIVEAWAY! Edge Naturale teamed up with Colored Lens to give you a FREE JAR! Edge Naturale is a follicle enhancer made to restore thinning or damaged edges. If you would like a chance to win all...


How Do You Start Your Career in Freelancing? Black Artist Shares Her Story

Lauren better known as Lo Harris is a black artist, illustrator, and animator based in Brooklyn, NY. Lo Harris stopped by Colored Lens to share how she established a freelance career in art. She has always treated her art as a hobby until one day she rediscovered her passion and transformed her career (Lo Harris previously worked at NBC). She shares many amazing tips and advice for early creatives who are looking to establish themselves. You can connect or look at Lo Harris Art at...


How Do You Transform Your Passion Into A Career? Makeup Career In The Entertainment Industry

Patricia Ambroise from New York stopped by to talk about her experience as a key makeup and grooming artist in the media and entertainment industry. She's been in the industry for over 10 years and have worked on feature films, television, music videos, commercials, and print. We talked about the challenges and rewards working in the industry while looking at how social media has changed the game and opened new doors. If you're considering a career in beauty, cosmetics, and/or freelancing...


What Does Success Look Like In The Caribbean? Millennials In Grenada

Our Guest Crystal Nedd (@neddyandfriends_gd) stops by to have a conversation on some 'struggles' millennials face in Grenada when looking to improve themselves. What does success look like for you? How can you succeed in this thing called adulting? This episode is Sponsored by Face of Grenada. If you're interested in entering our raffle for a free resume and cover letter follow these steps below! 1.Take a screenshot of you listening to this episode 2. Share on your social media be sure...


How Do You Define Success? Black Millennials In Corporate Media

Onika Richards (who works in Digital Media) stopped by to chat with Aria about life after graduation. We both share our experience working in the media and entertainment industry while having the follow up conversation about defining success. Onika Richards spends her 9-5 working in Digital Media and her 6-11 is spent as a Publicist. She also has a YouTube channel "Onika Richards" which focuses on Career Advice and her career journey.



The unfortunate recent events remind us that for many years our black community has faced years of racism, oppression, and injustice. It never went away, we just got more cameras to capture these stories. We stand against racism and violence. Enough is enough. #podcastersforjustice { Here's my take as an Afro Caribbean immigrant living in the U.S.}


How Do You Define Success? Part 1

Many of us have been taught to look at success based on our career path or material wealth such as cars, home, and money. In this episode, Aria shares her insights on this outlook of life. How do you define success? Does an education determine success? If so do you need a degree for creative roles in the entertainment industry? She drops the gems on how you can achieve success in your own life.


Thank You For Listening - Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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What's It Like....Being Goal Oriented in The Midst of a Pandemic (Announcement)

In general, we all got a list of things that we want to get done whether we're the type to write them down or keep it all in our heads - we all got things to do. In this episode, Aria talks about the pros, the cons, and her experience of being goal oriented (type A personality) in the midst of COVID-19. How can we try to stay focus when we're worried about the future? How do you manage it all? She also has an announcement.


How To Achieve The Right Body? With Online Coach Get Fit With Massi

Massiel Encarnación, known as Massi, stopped by Colored Lens Podcast to discuss the affects online media has on our body image and insecurities. As an online coach that focuses primarily on women of color, Massi shares the most important steps you need to take when trying to achieve the "perfect" body. Aria and Massi also has a great conversation on the pros and cons of social media when it comes to health, fitness, and the conversation around our bodies.


How Is The Coronavirus Outbreak Affecting the Media/Entertainment Industry?

Aria discusses how the media industry is being affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and how some are taking an unfortunate advantage of the outbreak. Let's talk about different aspects of the industry that you didn't realize would be affected. Do you believe streaming services will take "advantage" of those who are quarantined at home or will that be crossing an ethical limit? Also, for those of you who we're in the middle of the job searching process how do you go about finding your dream...


What's It Like? How Does Being an Introvert or Extrovert Affect Your Performance at Work

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Do you think it affects how you are on the job? Guess what it does! In this episode Aria discusses how you can use your personality type to conquer the workplace. Here's a hint: Small Talk is Key!


What Makes A Relationship Actually Work? Understanding Black Love

In this episode, Aria discusses what loves look like in the black community and how social media has played a toxic role in relationships especially in the millennial community and how you can make your current or future relationship work out. She also invites her partner, Shakeem to share his insights on how men can make their relationship work. Aria & Shakeem Q&A session begins at 25:00.


What's It Like...Dating At An All White College?

We're back to chat about what's it like having a relationship and dating in college when you're in a school that's mainly white and only 10% (or less) black. In this episode, Aria talks about her dating expectations vs. reality, dating outside your race, the random hookup culture, and advise for those who's in the dating scene right now!


What's It Like...Having A Caribbean Accent in Media?

Our hosts chat's about what's it like working in corporate media with a caribbean accent.


What's The Difference Between A Celebrity and an Influencer? Keys to Influencer Marketing

In today's age, is there a difference between a celebrity and an influencer. Do you feel like influencers needs to have a certain look, following or personality? Let's chat about it. If you're considering becoming an influencer, content creator, or own a brand this episode shares the influencer marketing secrets!


NEW SERIES ALERT "What's It Like?"

Within 15 minutes or less you'll hear about Aria's experience as a Black-Caribbean Immigrant in the media industry. What's It Like, is Colored Lens mini series uploaded bi weekly on Thursdays.


What's It Like? - What's My New Year's Resolution

What should you expect from Colored Lens this year? I want you to know so you can hold me accountable for it. Speak it into existence sis!