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SU MMAR Y 04. WIMZ # 1 12. Daniella Genas #5 WIMZ/WSECL vision behind magazine
06. Jaqueline Fleming #2 American film /Tv Star Jaqueline Fleming Q+A Interview on her journey in film industry
Entrepreneur/Consultant speaker providing great services for women in business
14. Plethora #6 New Urban Fashion Brand for urban lifestlye
08. Aruna Bansal#3 16. Emma Pinnock#7 Aruna Bansal tells her journey and why her asian single parent network is so important
Talented writer Emma Pinnock gives her thoughts on BlM and Racism
10. Rania Nahdi #4 18. Krissy British #8 The talented Rania Nadia promoting female empowerment through her expressionist art
Fashionista Ambassador and entrepreneur Krissy British infophograh bio
22 20 Kaylee Golding #9 26. Akelia Browne# 12 Talented Radio host/ Dj Kaylee Golding shares her journey and her achievements
22. Isha Copeland # 10 Isha Copeland tells her story about her rare disease called Achalasia and her recovery
Life and Mindset coach interview on her experiences and gives others advice
28. Yessith Sanchez # 13 Mexican Bi Lingual, Actress Model interview on her journey in the film industry
24. RoseGold # 11 30. Slay Promotions # 14 Fitness instructor Rosegold promoting her Slimthickgym app
Slay promotions explain their service in the entertainment industry
WIMZ MAG A Z INE Director P. SHE Z I Editor D. H IG G INS Graphic designer 3 C . H AMMO ND Graphic designer 4 DAP CI T Y Lead Reseacher5 J. K ING Asst Reseacher6 R . S ALD INI
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" HER E ' S TO STR ONG WOMEN : MAY WE K NOW THEM,MAY YOU BE THEM,MAY WE R AISE THEM " WIMZ #1
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Wimz is the publication arm of Wsecl, which is a social enterprise dedicated to the empowerment and rise for women every where, in business or those needing access to education online through free courses, to up skill and create better opportunitys for them, family or community.
Aruna Bansal, tells us about her journey as a asian single mom and why she felt compelled to create (ASP) Asian Single Parents Network for others that have the same issues in the asain community Aruna has gained lots of media coverage for her good work. Wimz magazine salutes Aruna and her team and network
R ANIA NAHDI #4 The talented Rania Nahdi promoting female empowerment through her media expressionist art. Rania from Tanzania has spent two decades of conveying her emotion ,journey through oppression, self realisation, emancipation and beyond. working hard in the Arusha region
Multi talented American film/tv star Jaqueline Fleming, gives Wimz a insight into her life as a actress from her humble beginnings to her current success and constant ability to keep pushing forward even amongst the current panademic that has hit the world
supporting aspiring artists.
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Entrepreneur consultant speaker Daniella Genas, is multi talented and has won many awards and accolades on her business journey, she supports women in business to reach the maximum and she also has a weekly podcast that celebrates the success storys of women from differant fields of business and backgrounds to encourage others.
Emma Pinnock is a talented writer and blogger and has written many articles on serious issues that face everyone in the community. in this edition she writes about BLM Black Lives Matter and from her point of view how it affects us all No matter what your own individual point of view is we all stand for equality for all and hope one day we can eradicate racism.
PLE T H O R A # 6 A new womens fashion clothing brand that inspires and promotes with positive and motivational slogans on their t-shirts, hoodies and jackets for women. Its important we support the vision and passion of PLETHORA supporting women in business and female entrepreneurs to achieve their goals and have success. Wimz magazine is dedicated to promote and bring awareness to PLETHORA
K R IS SY BR I T ISH #8 Krissy British is a fashionista Entrepreneur that has come from the beautiful island of the Jamaica to the UK, and has maintained to excell her self in business and in fashion, she has had a brief career as a Recording Artist which she let go to focus on business and become a fashion icon and ambassador to brands. We support Krissys drive to be an successful business woman.
ABOUT US. Wimz is the publication arm of Wsecl, which is a social enterprise dedicated to the empowerment and rise for women every where, in business or those needing access to education online through free courses, to up skill and create better opportunitys for them, family or community. Wsecl speciliases in digital content cms websites content branding promotional videos for business solutions. We understand that setting up a new business, is not a easy thing to do. We have dedicated our business to support female entrepreneurs and women in business to have access to cutting edge designs for less through our business module. WSECL treats your business like its our very own. What is important to YOU, is important to WSECL. Delivery on time to meet your marketing and promotional needs. and its with this mindset of your needs that the Idea for WIMZ magazine was concieved. To create a free digital publication allowing followers to promote showcase their brand, products services and tell their story for free no cost to promote or to purchase, WIMZ is unique to how magazines are normally published duetoo the content is submitted by the followers of our Wimmio social network brand and is on first come first basis , we appreaciate all submissions and rollover any late entrys to the next monthly edition. WSECL is commited to build a network of women from around the world working together building together and educating each other . You the reader are the most important piece not only to us but to every digital company delivering any app or social medium platform. be inspired and join us on building each other .
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JAQU E L I N E F L E M I NG 1)For those few folks that don't know you, where you from and what's your background? I am originally from Copenhagen,Denmark Grew up between New York, St,Louis and Chicago. Later in life i relocated to New Orleans and Los Angeles where i am now Bi -costal. I am an actress, private acting coach for a select few Film and television kids, film producer, content creator and director. 2) How did you get into Acting? I auditioned for a play when i was 7 years old and got the part of Dorothy in the wizard of oz and i never looked back. 3)Did you have any family or friends influence? No. I had the support and encouragement of some family members but no one really understood the arts and entertainment world. I just remender everyone stressing that i get an education/ degree. 4) What was your first role? My first professional role was a small speaking part in a movie called Losing Isaiah starring Halle Berry. 5)With all your success over the years what would you say has been your biggest hurdle? My biggest hurdle has been focus and the ability to sit still and be alone and work on my goals. That takes so much discipline and i couldnt do that until i got much older . Another hurdle was balance until i got much older. i have a lot going on and balance, focus and discipline is my foundation. I can sit by myself on a Friday night all alone when the world is out socialising and work on my goals. 6) Do you feel that there are now more diverse roles for women and more diverse roles for an African American actress? Not really, I mean what do you mean by diverse? Are we being considered for great roles regardless of our ethincity or are we being consireded for all kinds of roles in spite of our ethnicity. I dont see the diversity. I see the type cast andthe same people playing the roles that could go to an African American actress. I mean I know their trying but Hollywood has to try a lot harder. 7) What would be your dream role and who would you liketo co-star or be directed by,
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My dream role is a series regular television role and this character is so layered. she is strong yet vulnerable. I am really open to all kinds of professions. I just want incredible writing and story lines. I love action soif i had a series like SWAT,BLUE BLOODS, WALKING DEAD,CHICAGO PD i would faint.. but i am open.. so many juicy roles to play on TV. For film same thing.. great writing, great story. I can do all genres in film. I am open, I love movies. Every friday night i was at the movie theatre. I love movies and
love all genres. 8) Its been a challenging time for the film industry over the past year or so with th "ME TOO' expose, how have you found attitudes within the film industry? I personally never experienced any disrespect or harrasment and my heartgoes out to all that have. 9) Do you still have acting school and what inspired you to set that up? I closed my acting studio in 2016 and relocated to Los Angeles. It was based in Louisiana. What inspired me to open it was the lack of resources for actors post Katrina in Louisiana. I was doing some volunteer work in New Orleans in a hospital childrens hospital, and a nurse asked me was i an actree and i was like yes why? and he said can you teach my daughter acting. He said we've seen you on some tv shows.. I had no idea the staff would catch me periodically on tv in the hospital rooms. So i coached the nurses daughter and helped her get a really big audition and she booked the role and they did an article on her in the newspaper and the next thing i know everyone was trying to get me to help their kids who wanted act so i ended up opening a acting studio and it was an incredible 8 years mentoring and coaching actors in Louisiana . alot of success stories. 10) What advice would you give to anyone who wants to get into acting? Save up a bunch of money. Its an expensive art form , be in an area where you get actor training and acting opportunities , be passionate about it, understand the business side to it, create your opportunities and have a lot of faith and patience... 11) What are you now working on, promoting or is to be released? I was recurring on a tv series "SISTAS" on BET this past year, having a starring role in a tv pilot called " BY DESIGN" on the UKW channel on Roku, directing my first film "Deadfall" and having a supporting lead role in the movie " Dont Look Back" out 2020 fall also a starring role in the short film "TMI" to be also released soon, am also a producer credit on a big budget film (press release forth coming) i can't mention name of project and i am pitching content from my production company and private coaching Kids actors who are established in the entertainment industry. Start filming a lead role on a movie called the "Vagabonds" on a few weeks and "Hell on the border" the lions gate movie just landed on cable. I guess that's everything i dont know i amworking around the clock. 12) If you could find one good thing to say about the 2020 so far what would it be? Covid made me a beast.
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I have had 2 arranged marriages and both ended. I could have easily hidden away, but I didn't. I dated a Patel at university but we weren't allowed to get married, so I came back home heartbroken. Shortly thereafter I was introduced to my first husband, but was thrown out after 2 months by the in-laws because the dowry wasn't enough. On honeymoon, my husband said your parents didn't buy a house or a car. I was only 21. It took me 2 years to get my clothing, personal toiletries etc back because they wouldn't return them without going through court. My second marriage ended after 8 years as my ex insisted on still seeing his, and even on honeymoon wanted to wear gifts from her. This photo was taken when I had just split up from my ex when my daughter was 4. I drove to Manchester with her in the back to see friends. I found it liberating as I had never had the courage to drive so far until then. (London being the furthest, as my ex used to drive us everywhere). I'm happy to share my experiences. Let's not shy away from our past as we are stronger as a result of it! The stigma of being a single parent, was for the older generation with the dowry demands. Let's be the change. I hope my story shows that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and no matter how hard things get, it's only temporary. Please never be ashamed of who you are or what you've been through, and don’t ever hesitate to reach out. The network was started on the social networking site meetup in 2011. It was intended to get Asian single parents and their kids out interacting with each other for fun, support and friendship, and to enhance lives in the process. Separated, widowed, divorced, single by choice, living apart can all fit into the category of a single parent family. No matter how you arrived in your current situation, it’s important for families and children to know they are not alone. We have members all over the UK, including London and the South East, such as Kent, Sussex, Surrey, in the Midlands and surrounding areas. For regional areas, we have WhatsApp groups so members get to know each other better.
We are active hosting a mixture of fun activities for both parents and kids and experiences that are priceless. Daytime events for both Parents and their children: These have included activities such as a trip to London Zoo, picnic and play in various parks, bowling, ice skating, trips to the seaside, attending festivals such as the Tall Ships Festival in Greenwich, cultural events such as Holi, Diwali in Trafalgar Square, Vaisaki at Gravesend Gurudwara and Eid related events. These are just some of the many events we have held and are suitable for all ages.Evening events for parents: these are for the
adults only to have a night off! Including things such as a nice meal; drinks or a Bollywood event.Holidays: We have been away on weekend breaks and holidays, and hope to do a lot more of these in the near future especially overseas! The Events: The majority are currently being held virtually at the moment, such as a weekly catchup Thursday evenings for parents, exercise classes, movie nights, quizzes and a variety of other sessions. We’ve also had a number of Q & As with experts who’ve answered our member queries e.g. family lawyer, mortgage strategist etc.We’ve held face-to-face events too since lockdown easing with and without children, for example, meet in the park with kids, hiking on child free weekends for the parents. It’s a very active network and there’s always something being planned! WhatsApp groups by area. Meet other single parents in your area for support, advice and get togethers. We have groups, for example, for NW London, East London, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, the Midlands etc., all over the UK. These are just a few of them.Partner Offers: Our partners have offered our members a number of discounts and offers. Member Privacy: An additional benefit is that member information is not shown on the new platform at all in the way that it is shown on meetup. It is a private space for members to receive suppor.other Benefits:,Meeting like minded adults who are going through the same experiences. It can be invaluable to speak with others who have been where you are and are willing to share their own tips for getting through.Although your best friends may be able to lend a listening ear and sympathise with you, true empathy will come from others who are going through a similar life experience. It is also sometimes difficult to talk to family and friends because of the stigma attached within our culture.Having company when doing activities rather than on your ownFriendship opportunities for children which exist outside of their everyday sphere. This also helps with kids who feel different to their peers who may live in two parent households,There are so many reasons to join, rather than not!!
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Rania Amer Nahdi is a Mixed media expressionist woman from Tanzania, with two decades of conveying her emotional journey through oppression, self-realisation, emancipation and beyond. She works tirelessy in the Arusha region to support aspiring female artists to break free of cultural, religious and maritial stereotypes to embrace with their talents as away of achieving happiness and self-fulfillment. When i say 'hope' to me it's just a noun, woth it we fly. It is the reason why i named my first art space, because with every creative stroke of expression emotions, we grow our wings. We are often pulled back by the force of silence around us , for me to break free i carefully step in my world of paint and emotions i remind myself that i do not have to be perfect to be amazing. That is were i stand today acknowledge that the wings of hope comes in differant forms and sizes, therefore i try to help other women to understamd thatas well. Achievements • •
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Represented my country in the Zee Art Gallery during the International Women Art Exhibition 2019 Speaker about Changing the Narrative for Women at TedXMajengo 2019 link:https://youtu.be/ rgW3K7xN9EY Kilifair Exhibitions in ARUSHA Skirts Local Women Exhibition Exhibition at the Alliance Francaise
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Daniella Genas is a multi-award winning stratergy and innovative expert. Through her business, Shes The Boss International and her role as Senior Business Advisor with Enterprise Europe Network, Daniella helps SME'S to transform their businesses. she has used her techniques, experiences and training to generate significant results among the companies she has worked with. Key metrics include increased turnover and profits increased staff launch of new products and services and increased brand awareness across several businesses in a diverse range of sectors. Daniella Launched her first succesful business in 2009 and her second business in 2014 she sold both businesses in 2015. In addition to her entrepreneurial endeavors, Daniella lists University Lecturer ,Charity Trustee, radio presenter and Visiting Industrial Fellow as roles in her portfolio career. Daniella's current focus is empowering SME's to build innovative , strategically focused, profitable and sustainable businesses. With an MBA and Masters under her belt, alongside her entrepreneurial experience and formal business training. Daniella has a breadth of Knowledge which has proven invaluable to the clients she works with. Daniella also hosts a weekly podcast series titled " Female Entrepreneur Stories' and interviews women in business, exploring their Journeys and advice for success. Daniella is a confident, experienced and engaging speaker who is able to add value to a variety of different events. Daniella has the ability to engage audiences from a diverse range of backgrounds. She combine anecdotol examples with a professional Knowledge and facts to consistantly deliver educational, informative and entertaining talks on business topics . Daniella core generic topics: Business Growth, Entreneurship, Female Entreneurship which the go into Specific Topics that delve deeper to serve her clients a more deeper concept of business . These are range from: • Innovate for growth: How to generate & commercialise marketable ideas • Think Big, Take Action, Keep Pushing: A3 Step Stratergy for BU business success. • Beyond The Vision Board: Crafting a compelling, motivational vision that works • Inner City Statistic to multi award wining entrepreneur : My entrepreneurial journey • 10 Lessons from 50 Female Entrepreneurs that every woman in business should know. To book Daniella as a speaker email Bookings@shesthebossintl.com Daniella can also deliver workshops on the above topics. 12
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JAS LATTANZ I O 1)Hi Jas, tell us about yourself and your background? I was born in a small town in india. I Came to canada at the age of four and a half. 2) Having always led an active lifestyle what would you say has been its benefits? I have always led a active lifestyle since i was a teenager. I use to ride a bike before afford a car. 3) How have you maintained to balance growing a family and staying in shape? Having children at the age of 35 and 36 with my last one, i managed to exercise while i was on maternity leave. 4)What workouts do you do and do you have any exercise routines? I am blessed my husband was also active in sports and we met at the gym in our early 20's had lots of support from my family and friends . My friends from the gym influenced me to compete it was fun , i was able to meet other women that shared the same views in the fitness journey. 5) Is there anything you take or do religiously each day? I workout at home and the gym religiously 5 day a week. Its like brushing my teeth. It has become a routine and i feel great after i have finished. 6)How do you unwind outside the active lifestyle regime? I live close to the beach, so i am extremely lucky to be able to do the stairs and walk to the beach. 7) Do you have any naughty foods or snack indulgences? My favourite snack indulgence sun chips! I can literally finish the bag. I honestly donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel guilty as I workout and can splurge once in a while 8) You recently entered a competition, what was that like and who influenced you? I am always on the go with two competitive children my daughter is in the western Canada junior Synchrony team 9) How did you cope with no access to the gym during the co-vid lockdown? We enjoy a lot of sports as a family, biking and hiking are some of favourite things so we kept active
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EMMA PINNOCK SHARES HER THOUGHTS AND VIEWS ON T H I S S U M M E R S W O R L D D E B AT E O N B L M A N D R A C I S M , TA K I N G T H E K N E E A N D R I G H T S F O R A L L .
ITS TIME TO TALK I’m not sure how I feel about writing this blog and how I genuinely feel about the state of the world we are in. My uncharacteristic silence speaks deeply and also speaks to the hurt I feel and have experienced. The hurt that is now being mirrored across the world.I am often challenging when it comes to speaking about the position of black people in the world. I have had many a debate with friends, family and colleagues sharing my thoughts on the social mobilisation of black people. I am inclined to challenge the internal rhetoric of my people to see us rise and to limit the strength of the historical tether that once held us in bondage physically (I will come back to this In light of recent events) and has succeeded in holding us in psychological bondage for decades.The issue of race is complex, I will not speak for every black person in this blog, but I will speak as one who stands in this diverse group, as one who has a voice that I own and have learnt to appreciate through the journey. i So, what’s the issue? In light of recent events, 2020 has become the year of the uncomfortable, pain filled, secrets buried, resources not shared, family reunion.We have seen the equivalent of two families who have been separated by favouritism, misunderstanding and a lack of real communication, finally come face to face.For generations this family have known and felt things about each other that could not be addressed so were suppressed.Along the way some family members have worked out their stance and have enjoyed each other’s company without restraint or resentment. Others have politely danced around each other and returned to their camps when necessary. While others have held the deeprooted thoughts and feelings of their forefathers, making progress impossible, unequal, frustrating and a matter of life and death for many .
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Meanwhile, the other side of this dysfuctional family has been stripped from their wealth, culture and identity. This side of the family are not allowed to forget the history because they have to continually fight for fair opportunities, for equal unbiased access to services, in some instances the right to life. When this side of the family unites and selfmobilises, it is met with resistance, Oklahoma (1921) and workplace inequality are a few examples. This side of the family also have to battle against the negative gossip and thought processes of some of their relatives. Many have developed thick skin in the face of adversity. Many are internally and externally fighting for their identity. Whilst others are taking the system to task ensuring that their life matters. This side of the family have argued, lost children to inequality and pleaded with the other side of the family to listen and as a result have been labelled the black sheep. 3.Taking the knee The stories of George Floyd, Breyonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Sheku Bayoh (insert multiple names here) all reflect the tensions in the family and how easily the physical tether is reemployed. Some members of one side so desperately and whole heartedly believe what their forefathers believed and created is the right way. They believe it so much that they can not take their knee off the neck of the family member who is saying I can’t breathe under this oppression, I can’t breathe under the inequality, I simply can’t breathe. So what this family member will do is protest, will take the knee in front of the flag, will become antiestablishment, will become angry, will find ways to say to you that they can’t breathe. Hopefully in ways that will not see them taking a last breath. For years that cry of ‘I can’t breathe’ has been ignored resulting in the erosion in the voice of humanity. Erosion in the voice of fairness and has suffocated the hope and resolve of many. The physical knee that was taken in the case of George Floyd was a violent act against progression. It was an act against humanity. It was an act against equality. It was an assault on the psychological wellbeing of the family, the whole family. That’s why all lives have to matter. That’s why conversations now need to be had. This is why both sides of this family have to open ear and heart to hear the pain and uncertainty of the family member who was placed in their position simply because of the colour of their skin.
4.The All lives matter debate This disparity is why the argument that All lives matter is being met with resistance. Saying Black lives matter is not about reducing the privilege of the family, it is about righting the balance for the cast out black sheep. It’s about letting the whole family exhale the air of the past.It’s about saying to you, our fellow human, that until Black lives matter, all lives can never matter, the whole family continues to lose. The fact that the ideologies of both sides have taken humanity to its knees, is proof that all of humanity is suffering under the weight of inequality. It’s time for everyone to stand equally. The fight to defend the All lives matter rhetoric only serves to speak into the invisibility and dehumanisation of black people shared in my previous blog. Yes, there is no dispute from me that every life matters. It’s time to ensure that in reality the black human life matters to 5 Where next? Let’s dismantle the social constructs that have led us here. Let’s really start having the conversations about race, wealth and oppression.I am encouraged by the increased social consciousness that has arisen out of this time. I am also encouraged by the reconciled family members who have all rallied together in protest, love and understanding. This is not simply a movement, it’s a move in. Let’s genuinely and honestly move into each other’s experiences and make room for each other as we do. Let’s genuinely and openly challenge ourselves to make this change a reality. Let’s ensure that all of humanity can breathe and not feel that taking the knee is justified. There is a long road ahead. A long road of healing for both sides. A long road of challenging mindsets and personally held beliefs. A long road to forgiveness and trust. A long road of personal, social and institutional change. This is the responsibility of all involved.Everyone is on a different part of this journey, some are coming to the conversation with resolve, anger and grief while some are coming to the conversation with uncertainty, lack of knowledge and guilt. Let’s meet each other where we are. Let’s make a commitment to change, to open communication and loving challenge. This is the only way we will see a lasting change in the fortunes of all humanity.It’s time to talk about race!
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Krissy British keeps her audience on social media entertained by sharing multiple posts on a daily basis. She is the ambassador for 3 companies who is also a part of the social media community. Krissy British Biography Krissy British whose real name is Krystal Autor was born in Portland, Jamaica on August 22 1987. She migrated from Jamaica in 2001 and is now living in London. Krissy British is one of Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top Hair Stylist and a party host who travels overseas for hosting jobs. She also runs an online business where she sells top class waist shapers.
Krissy has dabbled in the music before, but that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work out due to lack of support at the time. Krissy British has also done modelling for a number of companies where she modelled hair, make up and clothing brands.
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WIM Z G E T S T HE D OWN LOW O N F EMALE DJ PR E SEN T ER K AYLEE GOLDIN G . Kaylee Golding is a DJ and award winning radio presenter. She is originally from Birmingham but is now living in West London. Hence why she follows the slogan "Your Favorite Gyal From Brum" Kaylee is gradually building a great reputation in the urban music scene both Birmingham and London. She has a great social media following of over 16k and rising.As a Dj Kaylee Golding is a multi genree DJ and radio presenter. She specialises in all urban flavours including RNB,HipHop,Dancehall ,UK Rap,Afrobeats, Reggae ,Garage and Funky House Kaylee has previously DJ'd at some amazing locations including : The Nightingale Club, The Village Underground, Birmimgham Pride, Nottinghill Carnival and the O2 Institute Birmingham on multiple Occasions. She has done guests mixes on a range of stations including Capitsal Xtra, 1Xtra and Represzents Radio. Her Presenter skills have allso been put to the test as Kaylee is also an award winning radio presenter , she has won " Best specialist" at the student awards 2018 and 2019. As well as winning silver and gold in the Best Interview 2019. Kaylee was also selected to present a show on Radio 1 during to Christmas & New Year programming. She guest presented the Early Breakfast Show,Currently she presents Saturday drivetime on The Beat London 103.6 FM which specialises in celebrating UK home grown music.The show has already featured a great amount of guests including Krept & Konan , Kojo Funds, Afro B, the late Cadet just to name a few!Please feel free to tune in on FM or DAB across London every saturday 4pm -7pm or online www.thebeat1036.comKaylee also interviews a variety of artists on her You Tube channel including Kevin Lyttle,Deno and Rotimi. Feel free to check out her channel. To enquire about bookimg KAYLEE GOLDING email:KAYLEEGOLDING@MSN.COM INSTAGRAM:@KAYLEEGOLDING TWITTER:@KAYLEEGOLDING YOUTUBE@KAYLEEGOLDING
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HER COMPELING STORY OF HER CONTINIOUS B ACHALASIA THAT EFFECTS 1 IN 100,000 PEOPL
At the age of 37 I would have never imagined that my world was about to take an unexpected turn. My grandmother had been ill for several years, so when she passed away peacefully, it was still a devastating shock. Little did I know, my world would become more upsetting. Days after my grandmother died I attended a planned hospital appointment which would investigate ongoing symptoms that I had. I was suffering from swallowing difficulties; being sick in my sleep, choking on food, regurgitating, drowning on fluids and drastic weight loss. I was unable to sleep lying flat, so had to always sleep with four pillows propping me up.
I was happy for this appointment as I would finally be told I officially had hiatal hernia (as my GP told me) and the problem would be resolved and my life could return to normal. I had my hospital appointment days after the passing of my grandmother which consisted of an endoscopy. The procedure was better than I thought it would be. The following morning I received a call from the hospital telling me that I needed to return the following morning for a manometry test. I asked what that consisted of and was very much fearful about the whole procedure. The following morning I attended the appointment with my daughter and the test was my worst nightmare. A tube was passed through my right nostril, down my throat, through my oesophagus and into my stomach. I had to have sips of water and swallow bits of bread. It was awful; I can honestly say it was the worst thing that I’ve experienced in my life so far! Anyway, after the test the consultant then nodded his head and diagnosed me. He told me that I had a rare disease which affects 1 in 100,000 people called Achalasia. When he explained it to me my heart sank and I wanted to cry.
I said that I would have preferred hiatal hernia. He said “I’m sorry”. He went on to say that I’d need surgery and that sadly there’s no cure and in addition, I’d have to have that test in cycles. In those moments I hadn’t digested it all so was just nodding my head and asking relevant questions. When I returned home my eldest daughter asked me how the appointment went and that’s when I broke down. I guess my grandmother dying and this diagnosis took its toll on me. As the months went by, I continued to lose more weight and was prescribed fortijiuce drinks which is a drink packed with nutrients and energy for malnutrition due to disease related illnesses. I came very close to needing a feeding tube but thankfully my surgery came through just in time. On the 22nd January 2020 I had my Heller’s Myotomy and fundoplication wrap following my diagnosis of Achalasia on the 17th August 2019. The surgery so far has been a success and I am still recovering. I am able to finally eat solids, although some are problematic. My 5 external incisions are healing well, but I do still experience physical pain internally. I was advised that the surgery is not a cure but rather a relief of symptoms (which I was suffering with for 2 years) as well as to allow me to eat temporarily until the symptoms return.
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Unfortunately there is an end stage to Achalasia which involves the removal of the oesophagus. Achalasia is defined as a rare autoimmune disease where the Lower Oesophageal Sphincter fails to relax, resulting in food and eventually liquids failing to enter the stomach. Emotionally I have been on a rollercoaster! I’ve gone from why is this happening to me, what did I do? To, “I’ve just gotta roll with it!” This experience has taught me that nothing in life remains the same and that at any given moment circumstances can change,it has taught me what really matters in life, as well as who you really have in your life to support you. Although I’m still recovering from surgery and I don’t know when my symptoms will return, I remain optimistic and grateful that I can finally resume eating near next to normal again, that I have gained a new found strength in coping with the unexpected arrows that life throws at you and very grateful for the quick service that I received upon diagnosis from the NHS. I want to use my experience to raise awareness of this rare incurable disease and urge anyone suffering with the symptoms mentioned above, to visit their GP promptly to avoid any delay in treatment.
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1)For those that don't know you, what do you do and what is your background? My name is Akelia Browne and I am a Life and Mindset coach. After many years of working within the community in education, youth offending teams and organisations that support homeless young people. I knew that most people we're stuck in their lives and because of something theyhad been through, or the way they were looking at their life. I initially thought counselling was the route for me and started a counselling course as i had every intention of becoming a counsellor. 2)What made you decide to be a Life & Mindset coach? I remember speaking with my headteacher 12 years after leaving secondary school. I went back to go see him, as i was sitting in his officehe started asking me questionsthat made me reflect on who i was and my ambitions that i had forgotton. It was a profound conversation that changed the trajectory of my life. After meeting with him, i realised that the questions he was asking me were coaching questions, I knew that if he had that effect on me ( I wasn't in a great space at the time) then how many more people could have a positive experience after being coached? 3)Who would you say are your core client base is?
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AK ELIA BR OWNE track. Follow @slimthick_app for weight management aimed at people as though we are broken and need fixing is no longer relevant for us we are starting to understand that we have the immense [ower and knowledge already inside of us- we just need access to. Coaching is a an impactful vehicle for change, people like Tony Robbins, Brendon Burchard and my favorite - Lisa Nichols, have all brought coaching and personal development to the centre stage. 5) With so many life coaches on social media how have you managed to standout above the rest. I feel coaching is so much more than the ability to ask questions, its about taking yourself to places where you expect your clients to go. Its about providing the space for transformation happens on every level -physicaly, mentally and spiritually. I touch up on meditation , manifestation, mindset and psychology on my social posts - and i feel thats what helps me to stand out. 6) How competitive is your field of business? Do you find people steal ideas or copy techniques. I feel that coaching is a competive business, i remember doing some research a little while ago and coaching/personal development was second (with IT being the first) in terms of growth as an industry across the united states. 7) What would you say is your unique selling point to your brand? My unique selling point is that i aim to make high class, transformational coaching and personal development accessible i not only coach, but help my clients exponential growth through a unique blend of minset , soul and manifestation work. 8) How has the current pandemic affected you and your business? I have found that my business has rocketed throughout the pandemic, I learnt to
" C OACH I N G IS SO M U CH M O R E TH AN ABI LI T Y " pivot at the beginning of the lockdown and i delivered training courses online, partnered with a huge establishment and have signed a few private clients as a result. I launched my membership and have a few other pieces of work in the pipeline. 9) What is a typical day like for you? I typically wake up at 6.30am, I meditate and set my intention for the day. I make sure that i eat healthy and drink as much water as possible and try not to check my emails until at least 9.30 am. Depending on the day, i will go into coaching 1-1 clients or delivering training or it could be a day of creativity were i am writing programmes for my courses I ensuring that i end the day either journaling or writing a note for my gratitude Jar. 10) How do you keep a balance between business and personal time. I've had to be quite strict with this, I wasn't great at balancing my time and the more i tried the more i became overwhelmed with everything. However, I learnt a technique from Lisa Nichols and have implemented it into my life and help my clients to do the same. Life is busy for us and the more we try to create balance the more anxiety can exist balance can be elusive for so many of us i tend to focus on intentionally present at work, when am at home with my children i ensure i am fully present with them.When I was focused on balancing my life i was always somewhere else so-me! 11) What advice would you give someone that wants to become a life mentoring coach? I would advise that they invest in some good training, coaching is actually an unregulated field however the industry seems like it is working towards becoming regulated - you might as well stay ahead of the curve and ensure you have some good training under your belt. Get yourself a coach.
On a subconsious level it will help you when you're talking about the value of coaching as you would be experiencing it yourself. it will also help you to become more aware of your blindspots, your limiting beliefs and it will help your growth expodentially. Start coaching as soon as you can -dont wait until the 'right time' that time doesnt exist. If you want to become an amazing coach and provide true transformation, you have to start before you're ready. Practice makes you better. 12) What are your plans for the future? I have so many plans that are currently in the pipeline and i will speak about them as they come into fruition, but until then I will plan on providing even more transformation and helping women to achieve their goals and living the lives that they know they're meant to. Akelia Browne Mindset Coach, corporate trainer and speaker If you are a female leader or entrepreneur , join my free Facebook group' The Female Leaders' a supportive community where we focus on mindset, confidence , impact and visibility! https://www.facebook.com/thefemaleleaders You can also find more about Akelia Browne Coaching at: www.akeliabrownecoaching.com www.linkedin.com/in/akeliabrownecoaching www.instagram.com/akeliabrownecoaching
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YE S SI TH S ANCHE Z 4) What are you currently working on? I'm currently preparing for role in an indie feature and im in pre production for a short film that i wrote. Im also working on a quarantine movie that shoots remotely. 5)What has been you greatest acomplishment? My greatest acomplishment is that i was able to move to Hollywood, and get the opportunity to audition for great productions. 1)For those that don't know you, what do you do and what is your background? My name is Yessica Sanchez, I was born in Cancun Mexico, and moved to Switzerland when i was five years old. I participated in singing competitions from a very young age and i have continued performing throughout my whole life. 2)What attracted you to begin a career as an actress and a writer? I started journaling as soon as i was able to write and i never stopped. Although i enjoyed it so much, i never saw myself as a professional writer. It was only when i went to several film festivals, that i met incredible filmmakers that encouraged me to learn more about the skill of writing. I was always very interested in psychology and how the human mind works, especially in connection with emotions, acting is allowing me to embody different characters and do a lot of research about human behaviours plus i can express myself through art, and that is giving me joy. 3) Describe your acting and writing style? I like simple things, i make observations about society and put them on paper, mostly i take inspiration from my journals and what's concerning me at the moment. My short films are often times poetic, with lots of room for interpretation. The process in pre-production for acting is similar, i do lots of research and gather information to write a journal for my character. I want to be authentic as i can be. 28
6)Your a professional model also, which do you prefer modeling or acting? I started drifting away from modeling , i have always enjoyed acting more it is more rawer and less polished. 7) Do you ever get typecasted and what are your thoughts on that? Yes i get typecast all the time, i personally dont mind it, this is how the industry works right now and im aware of the fact right now that i amat the beginning of my career. However i see that things are changing so hopefully i can show im capable of more than just my typecast. 8) Being a mulltilingual actress, have you found there to be any benefits in the film industry? Knowing different languages has always been a benefit to me, i might get the opportunity to audtion for more diverse roles. But i also have the liberty to check roles in differant countries. 9) Do you have any other interests? In the last couple of months, i have really gotten into photography. Its my new found passion. I love organising photoshoots with my lovely model and actor friends and then edit the photos. I also want to maintain a healthy lifestyle by being mindful and i do that with meditation and yoga.
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( serves two people )
• Two chicken breast • 1 onion • Spinach • 1 red pepper • 1 yellow pepper • Mozzarella cheese ( any cheese is fine ) • Seasoning ( all purpose , curry powder and garlic powder )
• 1 pumpkin • 1 coconut milk • Pack of Mixed peppers (Red,Green,Yellow) • 1 Onion • 1 Garlic cloves • Cumin seeds • Seasonings ( curry powder , cumin powder, all purpose and Garlic powder. )
Method: Step one - using a knife slice chicken breast, making a pocket for your filling. Season chicken with 1 teaspoon of each seasoning. Marinated and set aside for later. Step two - Slice onions, garlic , spinach and peppers, mix together in a bowl. Stuff chicken beast with mozzarella cheese before adding mixture. ( you may use toothpicks to hold together, depending on how much filling you use )
Method: Start by cutting your pumpkin, peppers and onions in big chunks. Chop garlic cloves into small pieces. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to heated pan, once oil has heated add 1 teaspoon of cumins seeds. Cook for 60 second before added your punkin, peppers,onions and garlic. Add seasonings, mix it all together for 4 minutes on a high heat. After 4 minutes add your coconut milk and stir for 1-2 minutes on a high heat, before turning it down on the lowest heat to simmer for 15 -20 minutes. Once your satisfied,plate up and serve.xx
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