Nadia Katherine is a tattoo artist in Dartmouth, and co-owner of her new studio, Mystic Moon Tattoos.

Nadia did her first self-taught tattoos 11 years ago, and gained a formal apprenticeship 3 and a half years ago and has continued to hone her skills since.

When she’s not tattooing she spends much of her time engaged in some of her other passions, yoga and pole fitness.

Nadia’s goal is to keep improving her tattooing ability and she plans to begin a second career in fitness and movement.

Alli Brown is a tattoo artist in Dartmouth, NS. She is the co-owner of her recently established studio, Mystic Moon Tattoos, alongside Nadia Katherine.

Alli has been interested in tattooing since she was very young. She has always been inclined to draw and explore her artistic talent, so tattooing seemed like a natural fit for her. She started her journey as a tattoo artist at Gunners Tattoo Shop in 2017, where she learned everything she knows about tattooing from her mentors, Derek Hill and Nadia K.
On her spare time, Alli loves to be in nature and with animals. She also loves playing video games and is a big fan of anything fantasy or magic-related. She enjoys doing spirit work and offers oracle readings on the side as well.
Alli’s long term goal is to build a van with her partner and travel across the country. She aims to keep building her skills and public reach until she can confidently travel and guest spot at other shops around the world.
Tofunmi Adesanya is a Nigerian born, self-taught and upcoming fashion entrepreneur. She is a lover of culture and aims to preserve the African culture through her pieces.
Her love for fashion was born out of a fascination with her grandmother’s sewing machine when she was younger.
She hopes to go to fashion school to acquire some formal education in fashion design.
In this episode, we talk about her love for fashion, her first runway show and plans for Tofunmi Adesanya, her label.
Check her out @desolaa_a

Andréa Lussing is a Strategic Intervention life coach and Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping) practitioner based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In her coaching practice, she specializes in helping women overcome binge eating and overeating so they can create peace with food and self.

She also holds the larger goal of bringing emotional, physical, and mental peace to people everywhere through the use of EFT.

In her downtime, she enjoys cooking vegan food, spending time with her family, and soaking in the beauty of nature. 

In this episode, we talk about her experience in EFT and her future plans for her practice.

Check her out @andrealussing.coaching

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Originally from Montreal, Alexa moved to Nova Scotia 6 years ago for her BSc in Marine Biology and Environmental Sustainability and Society (ESS) at Dalhousie University and fell in love with the Maritimes ever since.

Continuing her education at Dalhousie, Alexa just completed her Master of Marine Management, where her research focused on managing abandoned, lost, and discarded lobster fishing gear in the Bay of Fundy.

Her research was inspired by her time working on-board haddock trawlers on George’s Bank in the summer of 2017, where she had first learnt about ghost gear from fishermen.

She also runs a nonprofit she founded called Stop Trashing It, which motivates people to change their single-use waste habits.

On her downtime, you are likely to find her outdoors, probably by the coast doing a shoreline cleanup, or scuba diving, which is her lifelong passion.

As a Sustainable Oceans Alliance Youth Leader, Alexa continues to inspire and motivate others to take action in doing better for our ocean.

Check her out @lexgoodman

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Travis Lindsay is the most prolific writer in East Coast Comedy.
His great mix of jokes and storytelling has been captivating audiences since the early age of 16
He made his TV debut this past fall on CBC at the Halifax Comedyfest and in 2019 he releases his debut album titled The Kid is Alright.
I had a wonderful time chatting with Travis and learned so much. I can’t wait to check out his album when it is released.
Check him out @thetravislindsay

Jae Thompson is committed to doing all he can to end the violence in this city of Halifax, especially in Spryfield.

“Just anybody getting shot in front of their family, or shot in front of friends … that’s an awful thing,” he said. “Bullets don’t have no names on it. A stray bullet can hit a child that’s four or five.” That was a quote from Jae after a young man (just 21) Donald Stevenson was shot and killed in front of his family!  

He is using his music to create the change he wants to see and in this episode, we talk about the violence, what he is doing about it, Jae Thompson Music Group, White Boy and his squad More Than Kings.

Listen to his song “Dreams” about violence. I can’t wait to work on the short film “Dreams” with Jae.

Check him out @mtk_kxngjthxmpsxn

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Letitia Fraser is a figurative artist born and raised in Halifax Nova Scotia. Letitia is a proud descendant of North Preston. Coming from a long line of Artists. Her artistic interest was shown early in life. Her interest matured during her high school years driving her desire to continue to NSCAD, where she is a recent graduate.

Her artwork has been featured in exhibits at the Black Cultural Centre of Nova Scotia, the Freedom Festival Art Exhibit coordinated by the African Nova Scotian Music Association; and several exhibits by the Black Artist Network of Nova Scotia (2014-2017). In 2011 she illustrated images for “The Journey Continues; An Atlantic Canada Black experience.” Written by Craig M. Smith.

In 2018 Letitia had the opportunity to have her artwork published alongside other women in Understorey Magazines 12th issue dedicated to African Nova Scotian Women. She was recently given the Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund Scholarship and the 2018 RBC Emerging Artist Award from Nova Scotia Talent Trust.

In February of 2019, Letitia was featured on the cover of The Coast, and interviewed by CBC for her first solo, graduate exhibition Mommay’s Patches, at the Anna Leonowens Gallery.

Check her out @newscotlandblack

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An award-winning publicist, radio host, industry professional, and musician, Trevor Murphy has been a devoted member of the East Coast’s music community for well over a decade.
Champion of the underdog, curator of Atlantic Canadian culture, and general man-about-town, Trevor also owns and operates Acadian Embassy Records – a boutique record that label delves into deeper exploration of the Nova Scotian Acadian identity using music as a platform through which to discuss and promote shifts in the culture, community, and history.

Tara Thorne is a writer, editor, and broadcaster in Halifax.

She appears weekly on CBC Radio in Halifax, Saint John, and Moncton and was on staff at The Coast for 19 years.

She also leads the rock band Dance Movie and does Instagram stories of her cat.

In this episode, we talk about her music, writing and a whole lot more.

Check her out @thorneyhfx

Dr J got involved in imagery and the many facets of its construction from an early age. From the mid-’80s
on photography has been a part of his life in one form or another. From schooling in Photography to
eventually teaching classes in the fundamentals of Darkroom Technology. Dr J has always strived to
understand and show the textures of life around him and the people in it.

Current projects underway are focused on people and the aesthetic form and mood while also tapping
into the darkness that he likes so much. Hoping this will also aid in his growth as an individual and be a
catalyst for those that work with him to tackle their own stories with another layer of understanding.

His work has been published in several imagery-based magazines in the United
States and in Europe as well as local newspaper articles.

More information can be found on my website SuterPhotoworks

Check him out @drjpermanent