Mya Malek is a professional female wrestler that came into the local wrestling scene as the underdog. Even though she’s smaller than her opponents, her resilience and passion give her a fighting chance in the ring.
With only a few matches under her belt, she still managed to win the UCW Atlantic Canadian champion title with her luchador style wrestling.
She is far from her hometown of Beirut Lebanon, but her career is only just beginning in the Maritimes.
Growing up Sarah went through an emo phase, but never actually grew out of it. Wanting to bring the nostalgic feel to everyone else who enjoys this niche genre of music she decided to start what is now called “East Coast Emo Night”.
Happening in bars around the east coast like Halifax, Saint John, and PEI, she has everyone dancing to bands such as My Chemical Romance, Blink-182, and Panic! At The Disco.

When she’s not working on her playlist or busy at her day job as a dental hygienist, you can also find her working for The East, a magazine geared toward promoting and reviewing the East Coast music scene.

Trying to bring inclusivity and fun into the maritime music scene is her goal.

Check her out @shellingwolf

Andrew started off my hospitality journey growing up in my grandparents’ butcher shop, cutting off pig ears at the age of 8. From there he became a line cook and went to culinary school. shortly after graduating,

Andrew went to New York to cook with the best.

With 6 years of cooking under his belt, he decided to switch to bartending. With the knowledge that some of the best bartenders lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he moved to Halifax 3 years ago.

He is now the Maritimes Brand Ambassador of Agua Santa Mezcal.

Check him out @nuggetkeyes

Kiki Saint is born and raised in Haiti. At a very young age, he loved everything art. Books such as TinTin and Asterix were his childhood favorites. However, his culture wouldn’t allow it, his parents; nay, his whole bloodline has never supported him in his artistic endeavors.

Nevertheless, he is a tenacious one and for the past 27 years, he has been nothing but an artist. The artworks showcased in this here podcast however were about the five-year bit in his life where he couldn’t draw at all. He was in Montreal, stuck and depressed… they are a remnant of that era.

Check him out @kiki.mufassa.mononoke

Serena Haines is a Halifax based Somatic Sex Educator and Pleasure and Intimacy Coach. She has been helping with people with Sex and Intimacy Coaching through BodyWork, personal coaching sessions, workshops and educational events, and private events for over 3 years.

With a background in Psychology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Serena has also trained through the Institute for Somatic Sex Education in BC, Canada as well as in Sexology through SexologyU in the United States. She is currently enrolled in yet another Sex Coaching Certification and a relational certificate through Uof T.

Serena’s mission is to bring awareness to the importance of sexual health as much as we have awareness around mental and physical health. “Our sex energy is our life energy and is meant to be expressed and cultivated without shame, taboo, or stigma…and a lot of fun!”

Serena combines a sense of fun and relaxation to sensuality and sex helping you find your peak potential for pleasure both in and out of the bedroom, solo or partnered.

Check her out @sdh_rewildling

Bone Cage is Taylor Olson‘s feature film directorial debut based on the Governor-General award-winning play by Catherine Banks. An actor/ writer/ filmmaker based in K’Jipuktuk/ Halifax, he is a four-time ACTRA Maritimes nominee, four-time Screen NS nominee, a TNS Robert Merritt nominee, and winner of the David Renton Award for acting at FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival in 2018.

He has directed/ and or written short films such as Hustle & HeartCutMascThe DateGrace, and Inceldom or, why are the angry men angry, and won prizes at a number of film festivals as well as CBC’s Short Film Face Off. On stage, Taylor has worked with theatres across the province, including Neptune Theatre in Controlled Damage by Andrea Scott (2020). Taylor looks forward to sharing Bone Cage and its important and timely environmental topics with you.

Check him out @olsontaylorbuddy

@bonecagefilm

Nick Iwaskow is a designer based out of eastern Canada, specializing in video, stage, interactive media and motion graphics design. He has worked internationally for the past 7 years delivering bespoke visual experiences to a range of clientele – from world tours, international festivals and nightclubs to installations for theatre, weddings, corporate functions and more.

Check him out at www.waskoav.com

Musemo Handahu is a multi-faceted creative based in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada and the cool-girl behind Lion Hunter, a lifestyle blog. Luckily, no lions were harmed in the making of this blog. Musemo’s last name means lion hunter which sets the tone for her life – constantly hunting for the majestic in herself and the world around her.

With an eye for the cool and buzz-worthy style, Musemo creates lifestyle content for the millennial woman who loves to travel, takes risks with her style, always willing to try something new and seeks out goodness, above all else!

On top of curating Lion Hunter, Musemo is part of the Creator Network for CBC, producing content for web and television. She is an on-call Style Expert for CTV and Global TV for seasonal and award season style segments. To contribute to her community and share her experience, Musemo speaks on business panels and schools. In April 2019 she added TEDx Speaker to her list of achievements.

Check her out @misslionhunter

Meghan is a Makeup Artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is mostly focused on Bridal and Beauty makeup.

Makeup Artistry has been her passion for many years and she is happy to help so many wonderful women look and feel great.

She specializes in weddings, prom, and beauty makeup as well as teaching how to enhance your natural beauty.

Check her out @meghanlawlormakeup

Never in her wildest dreams did Katherine believe she would be capturing the love between two people as part of her everyday life.

Katherine is your typical office obsessed, Friends binging, Netflix lover, with a passion for photography. What started as a way for her to capture photos of family and friends, quickly turned into what it is today. Katherine has spent countless hours learning, practising, educating, and investing in both her self and my business.

Having a Commerce Degree, she felt as though this was the ideal opportunity to put forward both her business education and her creative passion. Katherine always wanted a career where she felt like she was helping someone and photography brings that feeling.

​During the day Katherine works as a Residential Real Estate Appraiser and in the evenings, she spends her time editing photos, working on her business, cuddling her fur babies, pretending to get in shape at the gym, working on personal development, and capturing the memories of beautiful couples and families.

Katherine’s life is busy and hectic and she loves every moment of it! ​

Check her out @katherinegillisphotography