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How to crush crippling self pity and doubt….

Categories: Blog, Media, Radio Life | Posted by: TastyKeish

The title of this post sounds super dramatic right?

I knowwwwwwwwwww, but that’s how I’ve been feeling since stepping fully into the audio world with my very unconventional resumé and not getting any results from the conventional arenas I sought validation from. Rejection is a helluva drug. Wages not commensurate with your experience is a buzzzzzzzkill.

But mostly, I was seeking VALIDATION. And when you seek validation, you relinquish your power and peace of mind.

I was angry, I was worried, I was stressed out. I wondered my place in the scheme of things and wondered who I was.

I spent so much time doing that, I lost sight of what I had accomplished in my most productive year YET.

So I took inventory:

  1. Cast, produced, sound designed, directed my first audio drama in less than 30 days.
  2. Took said audio drama on tour through the midwest, USA to Hear Now Audio Fiction Festival, Allied Media Conference, and more.
  3. Retired from my 1st career as a healthcare professional.
  4. Facilitated 4 of my podcast intensives, The Podcasters Retreat (6 hours each, 2-5 ppl per session) and provided follow up guidance. Received rave reviews from participants.
  5. Was invited to Giant Steps conference for creative entrepreneurs in Minneapolis, MN. Gave an awesome podcasting workshop and spoke on a panel about authenticity. Received rave reviews from participants.
  6. Facilitated a packed workshop at BRIC Arts Media about podcasting during their 2017 Media Maker Weekend. Received rave reviews from participants.
  7. Produce really awesome episodes of hyper local news podcast, Third Rail by award winning citizen journalist organization, Brooklyn Deep.
  8. Produce podcasts for private clients.
  9. Produce a pilot for a recognized network.
  10. Take ProTools classes. Cause you can’t learn enough.
  11. Wake up EVERY Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to do your own live morning online radio show at 10am EST, TK in The AM. Book amazing guests, have insightful interviews, be interactive, inspiring, and consistent.
  12. Produce TWO 12hour marathon live audio marathon events and a film night centered around POC film, providing a platform for a multitude of often unrecognized media makers.
  13. Help out at Third Coast 2017 in Chicago by live tweeting many of the panels and 2 of the keynotes, increasing the value of said twitter account during the event.
  14. Hosted several events and panels and venues in NYC.
  15. Work through BRIC to mentor non- profits for Domestic Workers and lawyers with clients dealing with domestic violence and immigration issues, how to create their first podcast.
  16. Contributed to The Stoop Podcast as a producer/engineer.
  17. Was a talking head on BET for mother’s day. (fun!)
  18. Was named one of’s rising Black public media talents.
  19. Do a webinar for the Association of Independents in Radio about taking career risks.
  20. Teach a podcast webinar to members of Echoing Ida, a platform dedicated to Black women in journalism.
  21. Was in a book (Testimonies from The Table) filled with Black women inspired by Solange’s “A Seat at the Table” and presented to her at the Guggenheim Museum.
  22. Ask tons of questions, met tons of people, asked more questions.

It wasn’t until I shared photos from my year on instagram  that I realized I was beating myself up over small potatoes. I was worried about metrics that are important to conventional society.



and just when you think you’ve given up- remember who you are and what you’ve done, cause you’re doing great. Make a list, write that shit down, and never forget it. talk to friends, let them help you, let them teach you, let them root for you. 

Happy New Year.



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My life in the sunshine…

Categories: Blog, panels, Radio Life | Posted by: TastyKeish

Summer’s over, but I feel like I’m still coming into bloom.

The year started off rocky all the way through the Spring season with moving and then through the Summer dealing with feelings from all the places that feelings come from.

Then things started to happen. Things I said I wanted in life, I started to get:

  • After an internet thief absconded with my domain name two years ago, I watched it and had it on back order waiting in the shadows for the wicked soul to slip up and release unto the world the domain name that should rightly be mine. ::ends dramatic scene:: Soon, you’ll be able to get here via tastykeish dot com as well as dot net!

The Bondfire Radio Audio Festival!! We did it. We went bigger and better and more amazing than the first time around. We had community sponsors, vendors, live musical acts, and every single show on the roster broadcast from the beautiful rooftop of our building location in Brooklyn. For the recap visit: Another Bondfire Radio Audio Festival in the Books

  • For awhile now I’ve been talking about wanting to be on panels, host events again,  and enjoy more professional conferences…  We’ll i’ll be that! ::cues the Redman:: This Saturday I’m on double duty, moderating the “Dating as a Nomad” panel at the #NDMN travel conference at 11am and later that evening hosting a great concert at the Success Garden in East New York for FTF Presents, a non profit based on growing the community thru the arts.

Another thing I’ve been letting the world know i’m available for is freelance work in my field of audio. And the universe provides! I’m open as a consultant for people that need help starting their podcasts and radio programs. Soon they’ll be a button in the side bar for you to make an appointment with me. We can kick it thru Skype and have a great chat about what you would like to accomplish with your programs. Also, I am the producer of The Arielle Loren Show, a new podcast focused on the nitty gritty journey through creative entrepreneurship. I really love all the guests that we’ve had so far and Arielle is a top notch marketing expert, business owner, and Harvard Business grad!

That’s not it by any means. It’s just the beginning of the rest of my life.

Are you in bloom?




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