The Guests of Every Way Woman Talk Show
Dr. Heldman is the Chair of the Politics Department at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She specializes in the presidency and systems of power (race, class,
gender, sexuality) in U.S. politics. Her research has been featured in the top journals, and she is a commentator for FOX News, MSNBC, Fox Business News, CNBC, RT America, and Al Jazeera English. She is also a regular contributor to Ms. Blog and Sociological Images. Dr. Heldman co-edited, Rethinking Madame President: Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House?(2007). She is active in rebuilding efforts in New Orleans where she co-founded the New Orleans Women’s Shelter and is currently working to open the Lower Ninth Ward Living
Mell Flynn is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She studied Communications and Theatre at Northern Illinois University and went on to study acting for an additional 17 years. Some of her teachers included, top acting coaches such as Milton Katselas, Larry Moss and Jeffrey Tambor. Feeling that it is important to be well rounded in the industry, Mell has worked in front of the camera as well as behind the scenes. Through out her career, she has worked as a talent manager, script supervisor, production assistant, locations scout, casting director, acting teacher, producer and of course, actress.
Like for a lot of people, 911 was a wake up call for Mell. She soon began to get involved in politics. She is currently an elected central committee member in the 43rd A.D., a regional V.P. of The California Congress of Republicans, an executive member of The Republican Party Los Angeles County and a California Republican Party delegate. Mell has also been the President of The Hollywood Congress of Republicans for the past 3 years (www.hollywoodrepublicans.com). HCR was established in 2001 and it is a grassroots organization, made up mainly of people that work in entertainment. HCR promotes Republican ideas, Republican candidates and focuses on those concerns and issues that impact the entertainment industry. http://facebook.com/mellflynn
Marna Cornell: Marna got a B.A. from Stanford University. She went on to earn a lifetime teaching credential for elementary and adult education. Later she obtained a Master’s in Education. Eventually Marna became a Literacy Coach, an out-of-the classroom position, working with teachers. In addition, she is a certified facilitator for Love & Logic, a program for teachers and parents about raising responsible children. After 25 years in education, she retired.
Since retiring, Marna has done some international traveling including trips to Israel, Jordan, Italy, France, England and a cruise on the Danube. She went through the training at All Saints Church to become a Lay Counselor. She has become an active member of the Pasadena Area League of Women Voters now serving as President. Psychology and spirituality are additional major interests in her life. Fun hobbies are tap dancing and studying French.
She lives with her husband, Robert Cornell, who does landscape design and
is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT). They live in Pasadena and have two adult children. http://www.lwv-pa.org/
The 21st Century dating landscape features female CEO’s and stay at home dads. How does today’s single navigate this brave new world? Enter Christian Anderson, a dating and relationship strategist who simplifies the dating landscape by providing his clients the tools to do this. Christian has studied and worked with some of the nation’s top relationship experts.He combines this experience with several years of working in the night club industry. Over the past decade, he has studied the art of attraction and dating, and saw what worked to attract a healthy relationship and what worked to attract a casual relationship. During this time, he also personally made a shift from a man looking for casual dating to one ready and prepared for a significant relationship. The combination of his own journey coupled with his own research, he has developed a system that has helped numerous women attract a healthy and relationship ready man into their lives. Christian brings a charm and honesty to his work which helps women understand the masculine psyche and make effective dating decisions to attract the love of their life. Being raised by strong, smart, and successful women, gave Christian a tremendous respect for women as well as a desire to guide them to success in their romantic pursuits. Throughout his own dating life, he has gained awareness of the mistakes that some women unwittingly make that can deter that potential partner from entering their lives. Conversely, he knows behaviors women can easily employ that draws a good man closer and closer. In a time when the traditional roles for men and women have been turned upside down, he has created an effective philosophy which clarifies and simplifies the courting process. His method is based on a four pillar system of Self Care, Attracting, Dating, and Committing. Most importantly, he works with clients to ensure that they are in a loving relationship with themselves before beginning the dating process: “Without a healthy vision of yourself, how can you attract a healthy partner?” From that point on he guides them in optimizing and embracing their unique Attraction Factor, establishing a confident and conscientious dating skill set. Finally, he helps pave the way to a healthy committed relationship. He does this by developing the magical 3 C’s: chemistry, communication, and compatibility.
Christian is a frequent guest on radio shows, web series, and TV shows. Learn more at his coaching program’s website: www.letstalkdatingonline.com. http://www.letstalkdatingonline.com
Sam Lant is a teen actor from Warner Brothers Studios hit movie PROJECT X produced by Todd Phillips of THE HANGOVER. He also played Skylar in Julie Rubio’s Indie Film “too perfect” – a coming of age film about 5 boys on their last day of middle school. Sam is working with Up in Arms Comedy Web Series as a comedian, host, sketch actor, and writing his own sketch comedy which is working with LA Children’s Hospital to raise money for the Pediatric Spinal Deformity Endowment. Up in Arms is currently being consider for regular broadcasting on CleaverTV. You can hear Sam weekly on his Internet Radio Show BEYOND THE SPOTLIGHT which is currently ranked 17th worldwide in all family/teen programs. Something fun about Sam is that he plays lead COWBELL in the band GRAVITY HILL. Sam was awarded top recognition as Pre-Teen Actor of the Year at The International Model and Talent Association competition in New York City in 2006 beating out over 150 other kids from all over the world. Sam is very involved with charitable organization such as Ronald McDonald House, Shoes that fit, Habitat for Humanity and LA Food Bank. He recently captained a team of 27 kids to raise money for the 2012 Ronald McDonald House Walk For Kids. His team raised $8369 for Pasadena RMH.https://twitter.com/actorSamLant
Morphine Lips is the brainchild of Sheen Moaleman, 26 year old Southern California native, who from an early age was always ahead of the curve in the fashion, lifestyle and music industries. Getting his first taste in the fashion world at MHA Media, a Los Angeles based Fashion PR firm. From his prior experiences, Sheen knew that he desired to create a brand that would be able to mix his passion for fashion and music while providing consumers with something original.
“A kiss is one of the most intimate moments two people can share,” says Morphine Lips founder, Sheen Moaleman. “It determines if there is chemistry and a bad kiss can ruin everything faster than onion breath. I created Morphine Lips to break away from the stereotypical lip balm and to help inspire the perfect first kiss and where it goes from there is your move.”
Ali Shabazz The Legendary 1- It’s All in the Name. Legendary is a Hip Hop Dance Pioneer from the Golden Era. 1/3 of the Dance Trio The Soul Brothers. He also released the hottest Dance DVD in history titled “The Suns of James Brown” in 2009. Legendary is also a Self Published Author of 4 Novels, most notably “Young Locs, I’m a Bachelor… it’s not by choice” and Moral Dilemma scheduled for release in Spring 2013. Legendary is a graduate of West LA and the other UCLA, University of the Corner of Lennox Avenue. Legendary wears the jackets that are required for the journey, a Single Father, Football Coach, Mentor, Writer, Film Editor, and Camp Director for Go Beyond the G.A.M.E. Sports Mentoring Program. Legendary loves life; he likes to think outside of the box, and stay in his lane. He’s not a vocal leader or motivator but he leads by example and inspires. www.facebook.com/BrotherShabazz www.gbtg.org
Sweet P The Entertainer is a self-taught musician. He’s a singer, songwriter, music producer, composer, arranger, dancer, studio engineer and performer! He’s currently C.E.O of his own record label “Rich Dreams Music” and he also handles all of the on/offline promotion, design, marketing & management work himself! After years of producing, writing and recording many different artist’s from all over the world he’s now focused on his career as a performing artist. In today’s music market where saturation and mediocrity is accepted Sweet P plans on changing that with his first “solo” effort. His sound is a tight universal blend of Hip-Hop, R&B and Pop music with some Spanish flavor giving it a real international appeal. Inspired by Michael Jackson and Prince, Sweet P has worked very diligently on the new album privately in his own home studio so he could focus on quality and not quantity! With this project he plans to bring real music and entertainers back to the music industry. Well the long awaited album is finally here and it’s definitely… http://www.sweetptheentertainer.com/
As soon as you hear the music of singer & songwriter Karma who is based out of Los Angeles, CA; you will quickly realize that not all Karma is bad. Karma describes her style as R&B sprinkled with a twist of Hip Hop and Soul. Since the age of 7, Karma who was born Paula Renee Joseph absorbed every ounce of music she heard which eventually led her to embark on her own music career. Appreciating music from artists who may not be number one on the charts all the time, Karma notes artists such as Teedra Moses & Aaliyah as influences in addition to legends such as Mary J. Blige, Gladys Knight, Lauryn Hill & of course Aretha Franklin just to name a few. Choosing to pursue singing was a serious decision for Karma once she realized jaws dropping followed by applause when she would imitate her favorite singers that came on the radio while she was growing up. Karma learned at an early age that being versatile with music would lead to a well rounded career so she immersed herself in to Jazz, R&B, Soul, Hip Hop plus Pop music to help cultivate a unique style all her own.
Karma realized early on that aspiring to be a great singer & songwriter is one thing but building a solid music resume is another. With the goal to create music that doesn’t have an expiration date & to become a brand that people can relate to more so than just an artist, Karma jumped feet first in to writing, singing & production. Not only has Karma been the back-up singer for several artists including Sharon Maree, Steve Harris, Brooke Taylor, Sheena Player & Amber Melody; Karma has also written songs for several artists exclusively under Heat Pharm Productions when she was a songwriter. Karma has performed at a number of venues in Southern California including M Bar, Hollywood Bar and Grill, Cohibas Night Club and Lounge, House of Blues, Waterfront, Hollywood Park Casino & The Airliner. Karma is currently adding the finishing touches to her debut project titled, “Good Karma” which includes new songs “My Room” & “Patient” which has received a lot of major buzz from fans already. To find out more about Karma visit www.karmatheartist.com
Jennifer Davis – Throughout my life I have always sought out the warmth and security of having sisters. When it came to my role in friendships I was loyal until the end no matter what and was happy to be the encourager of others dreams and the worker to help get the job done. Unfortunately I have struggled over the years to find women who embraced me the same way I embraced them, I have encountered all of the stereotypes women have in the world such as backstabbing, fake friendships and no loyalty or trust within the friendship. Tired and fed up with the way I was being treated and with the complaints I heard from others I decided to take a stand and make a difference. I combined my desire for a sisterhood with my need for change and my background experience in event planning and created The Persistent Investigation for Never-Ending Knowledge (P.I.N.K.) Foundation. The P.I.N.K Foundation is a company designed to create sisterhood everywhere women exist and for the empowerment of women. I created this company as a different approach to help women overcome trials and tribulations and to reach their full potential. I’ve always carried with me the saying “It takes a village to raise a child”, for me P.I.N.K. is my way of creating the village. This village will do more for women than help them raise their children; it will give them the support, love, understanding and tools to be encouraged, uplifted and inspired to fulfill their greatest potential. I have decided that I will see my dream of true sisterhood reached and it will be through The P.I.N.K. Foundation. Join me and my #pinksisters!
Cherrell and Jamilla Harris Long Beach, California natives Cherrell and Jamilla Harris are sisters who have battled weight issues all their lives. They are both successful women who grew up in a house where home-cooked meals were a staple of their everyday lives. Both are single, without kids, and eager to find their match and start families of their own. However, their busy schedules have made it difficult to meet men. They are extremely co-dependent and choose to spend most of their time with each other. Their revolution will challenge them to be motivated to create a healthier home environment and discover their individual voices.
Kym Adams married for twenty-two years and four children and a four year old grandson. She has been an entrepreneur since 1991 as a daycare provider then as a Process Server in 1996. She went back to college in 2000 Assc Degree in Science / Paralegal Studies and by 1998 to present Adams Legal Document Services helping people themselves with their legal documents ie: Bankruptcy, Evictions, Collections, Deed Transfers, Name Changes, Adoptions and Divorce. Hired two employees; one of them worked with me from 1999 to 2009 Then she went and opened her own LDA office. 1999 my mother passed away and then in 2000 found out that I was adopted and my birth mother was looking for me.
In 2008 I decided to pursue Mediation After I got my 40 hr mediation certificate I found a mediator to shadow. I drove from Hemet to Beverly Hills once a week to learn about Cross Cultural Mediation In 2009 I discovered LA Mediators and joined that group. I volunteered my time and was appointed the Executive Director. 2010 I became the Executive Director of Inland Valleys Justice Center – IVJC is a non-profit public benefit Alternative Dispute Provider. 2012 I was appointed on the State Bar of California Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. I am one of three non-attorney members.
I enjoy helping people and other women become successful! I believe that having a positive attitude is very important and make a point to smile as much as possible and Hug at least two people every day!
I love horses and own two Peruvian Paso. Keep them on a 10 acre ranch my husband’s family owns. I ride as much as possible! It brings me peace…and yes, I get out there and scoop the poop too.. lol I love the beach and the sun!
Jen Jones Donatelli is the founder of Creative Groove, an online education hub that offers affordable courses in all things creative. A seasoned full-time freelance writer, Jen has written more than 500 published pieces for various print and online outlets in all areas of interest. She is also an associate editor and photographer for the Los Angeles edition of Thrillist. Along with contributing to various publications, Jen has authored more than 50 middle-grade non-fiction books for publishers like Enslow Publishing and Capstone Press. Her copywriting portfolio is wide and includes clients ranging from women’s websites to B2B to movie studios.
Alicia Khremian Owner/Master Trainer at The Fitness Station http://afitnessstation.com/
I have been active in athletics and training all my life. I started ballet as a little girl and that is where my life of health and fitness took off. I began ice skating early on, performing and competing my way to nationals. I was also actively involved in high school sports such as basketball, swim team and helped establish our schools dance team. I still enjoy dancing today! I was inspired by my coaches and trainers and their passion. I knew then that I wanted to be an instructor/trainer to motivate and inspire others.
My journey through fitness has taught me a lot! I have learned how the body works and how to keep it strong, flexible and balanced through various forms of stretching such as self-myofascial release. I have extensive knowledge in plyometric, isometric, hydrotherapy and many other strength and training exercise techniques which result in obtaining the body you want!
I love what I do and I use the gym as my playground to help people succeed in the smartest, most fun way possible. Most of all I strongly believe a healthy lifestyle creates happiness and enhances quality of life.
I’m here to help you reach your goal whether it’s losing body weight or gaining muscle mass. There are no goals too big or too small and I am confident that I can make your goals a reality. I hope to see you in the gym!
Corrective exercise, Performance Enhancement, Flexibility, Balance, Strength, Circuit training and weight loss.
Roxie Beckles: http://www.roxiebeckles.com/
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Roxie has been in the fitness industry since 1998. She has had the amazing opportunity to touch the lives of literally hundreds of people, transforming their bodies and helping them to reach heights they’ve never imagined they could.
Her passion for health and fitness began within the dance world. Starting dance classes at the age of 5, she cried everyday and begged to be taken out. When Roxie was 11, her curiousity for dance began to grow again. Sparked through films like Fame, Flash Dance, and Grease, Roxie knew that she had to find her way back to the stage. She watched countless hours of Baryshnikov, Alvin Ailey, and many others. She would go to the library and borrow books and tapes about ballet technique and study and practice quietly on her own. One day, while on her way to school in her first year of high school, she saw an amazing poster in a Brooklyn Subway Station. It was an advertisement for Joffrey Ballet’s Billboards performance. That summer she enrolled in the Joffrey School and as they say, history for her was made. Since studying at Joffrey, Roxie has had a full scholarship to the School of Dance Theater of Harlem under the directon of Arthur Mitchell. She attended SUNY Purchase Conservatory of dance, but later transferred to Fordham University/Alvin Ailey BFA Program where she graduated with a BFA in Dance. She has performed on stages across the US and Europe and has worked with some of dance’s top choreographers and legends. Roxie’s love for theater and acting began while at Fordham University. As part of her requirements for the BFA program, she had to take an acting class with one of Fordam’s theater professors. It was in that class that Roxie’s respect grew. After Fordham, she began to further study Meisner Technique with Ted Bardy in New York. She appeared in numerous Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway productions, and independent films. In 2008, she moved to LA to further pursue film and television. She has worked and studied with John Ruskin at Santa Monica based Ruskin Group Theater. As a fitness professional, Roxie has worked extensively with the New York Road Runners Foundation as a running coach for their children’s programs. Roxie specializes in creating fun and effective programs specifically tailored to her clients’ needs. She also specializes in creating effective weight loss, core strengthening, and flexibility programs. She is certified through The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Roxie’s competitive career began in 2010 where she placed second in her class in her first show, the NPC Tournament of Champions in Culver City, CA. A month later, she placed third in her class in one of the biggest regional shows in the country, The NPC Eastern USA Championships in New York, New York. With these two
victories, Roxie successfully qualified as a national level figure competitor allowing her the opportunity to compete to earn the prestigious IFBB Professional status.
Niki McElroy, http://thecreaminmycoffee.com/, was born in Louisville, KY, later raised in Sacramento, CA and is now residing in the beautiful city of West Hollywood. There she continues the study of her craft while working on film feature films, television and webisodes.
Audrey Kelly: http://www.youtube.com/user/KelleyCoProductions
Even before the gifted actress and singer Audrey Kelley left college, her exceptional talent was garnering attention from the VIPs around her. Eileen Blumenthal, 20-year theater critic and writer for The New York Times and The Village Voice, wrote of her: “…exceptionally gifted young artist … just a knockout … always been excellent … a lovely example of professional grace.” William Esper, Head of MFA Acting program at Rutgers University, was also wowed by everything about Audrey: “Her every creation is the product of a singular and very personal imagination … a real original… She is thin and angular, capable of swing adroitly from riotous comedy to deeply moving drama.”
Although Audrey clearly has a natural talent for performing, she also has a healthy respect for the craft and backs up her natural gifts with extensive training. She earned an M.F.A. in Acting and a B.A. in Music from Rutgers University and an M.A. in Vocal Jazz Music from New York University. Upon completing her studies in the Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts Theater Department, she was awarded The Kelly Kindeman Award for excellence in acting.
After college, Audrey performed in theater professionally around New York City, playing lead roles in classical works like A DOLL’S HOUSE and MISS JULIE and contemporary roles such as Coretta Scott King in the New York City tour of KING & CORETTA. She has toured with TheaterWorks/USA and has studied and performed with the Negro Ensemble Company in New York City. She also demonstrated her comedic skills doing long-form improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. Among the highlights of Audrey’s theater experience is being selected from hundreds of other actors to participate in the Chautauqua Theater Company summer season, for which internationally known guest artist actors, directors, designers, and writers join 18 emerging artists drawn from the nation’s top acting training programs to form a unique company that produces more than 50 events in a 50-day summer season. The Chautauqua Theater Company is the resident professional theater and Conservatory of the Chautauqua Institution.
With many theater accomplishments to her name, Audrey then made her television debut in a small role on AS THE WORLD TURNS in New York just prior to relocating to Los Angeles. Since moving to Los Angeles, her work as an actress has been building momentum. Most recently, she played the role of Sass, a reality TV host, in the short film, Reality TV Stardom, directed by Ray McCormick. She has also appeared in the PBS special DIARY OF A CITY PRIEST and the Joel Schumacher film BAD COMPANY. Shortly after landing in Los Angeles, Audrey participated in the Best New Talent 2006 National Performing Arts competition winning in the categories of comedic monologue, stand-up comedy and model print. Never one to quit mastering the craft she loves so much, she is currently participating in the improv acting and writing Conservatory Program at Second City in Los Angeles.
Jillian Lauren http://www.jillianlauren.com/
Author and performer Jillian Lauren grew up in suburban New Jersey and fled across the water to New York City. She attended New York University for three minutes before dropping out to work in downtown theater, where she performed with Richard Foreman’s Ontological Hysteric Theater, among others.
She is the author of the novel, PRETTY, and of the New York Times bestselling memoir, SOME GIRLS: My Life in a Harem, both published by Plume/Penguin. SOME GIRLS has since been translated into fourteen different languages.
Jillian has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, Opium Magazine, Society, Pale House: A Collective and in the anthologies My First Time: A Collection of First Punk Show Stories and Tarnished: True Tales of Innocence Lost.
She has performed at spoken word and storytelling events across the country and has been interviewed on such television programs as The View, Good Morning America and Howard Stern. She was a featured dancer with the infamous Velvet Hammer Burlesque. As a performer, she has recently worked with directors as diverse as Robert Cucuzza, Steve Balderson, Lynne Breedlove, Austin Young, Michelle Carr and Margaret Cho.
Jillian recently premiered her solo performance piece, Mother Tongue, at the Steve Allen Theater in Los Angeles. She regularly blogs at TODAY Moms and Jillianlauren.com. Jillian is married to musician Scott Shriner. They live in Los Angeles with their son.