Lisa Fa’alafi is a mastermind artist who knew that her art and artists that looked like her were not given a chance, so she created Hot Brown Honey, a cabaret show that explores the experience of First Nation women and femmes. The show became a smash hit internationally. On this episode, Lisa breaks down the importance of representing all cultures and histories on stage, and what it means to make work as an artist of color.

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Insta: @hotbrownhoney



Lisa Fa’alafi’s Instagram: @lisafaalafi

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This podcast is dedicated to CIRCUS. Aerialist, Shannon McKenna interviews guests from acrobats in Cirque du Soleil to circus therapists and everyone in between. Learn the backstage lives of those who flip, twist, sparkle, and shine under the big top.

Shannon McKenna is an internationally recognized circus performer and coach. For the past decade, she has been a freelance artist: giving workshops and classes across 7 countries and working on and backstage for both traditional and contemporary circus shows in the US, Portugal, Germany, and Australia. She holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a concentration on post-modern physical theater (how’s that for a mouthful?). She founded The Artist Athlete in 2018 as a means to produce educational materials for aerial artists and a podcast in which she interviews experts in the circus industry about their careers. If you’re reading this, you’re probably listening to it. Thank you!

She currently lives in Atlanta, GA USA, but gravitates towards whichever circus community is the warmest.

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Instagram: @the_artist_athlete

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