“Women KNOW they can do this. You can do this, too.”
“I quit my job and told everyone in the corporate world that I was moving back to Buffalo to start my own baking business.”
“I wanted to do something, reach out, create something, then bring it to people and be able to engage them.”
In today’s Smash Talks, Ashera talks to Abby Spindelman, an intimacy coach and yoga teacher who helps hash out the intricate, deep concepts surrounding true intimacy.
“So I came over, looked at the space, and fell in love.”
“It was just great — getting to know somebody new and helping each other. That’s when I said, ‘I think I’m going to do this.'”
“What if it’s their favorite dish, but they’d never know because they were too afraid to try it?”
“We want arts and culture to be the forefront of Buffalo’s face, because they already are.”
“I want to be a part of people’s special memories.”
Meet Junko McGee of Earth Art.
Meet Carrie Rinehart of Rusterior and Buffalo Boss Babes.
“I would have never thought when I started doing it from home, making bougie strawberries, that three years from then, this is where I’d be.”
“That’s what I wanted, to take those producers and put them on a pedestal.”
Meet ThAIRapy Jewels.
Meet Katharine Smith of White Rabbit Design.
Meet Katie Toth of Trebird Jewelry.
Meet Vanessa Lauria of pidge pidge.
Meet Carly Collier of Color Puke Designs.
Meet Amy Peterson of A Frayed Knot Buffalo and Foxberry Grove.
Meet Diana Miranda-Gaeddert of Mermaid & Weasel.
Meet Rebecca Kulik of Timeless Babez.
Meet Carlene Derkovitz, Heather Nowak, and Jillian Nowak of West Side Stitchery.
Meet Suzanne O’Brien of ZanieCrafts, Handmade Fiber Creations.
Meet Nicole Cooke of Type & Resolution.
Meet Michelle Perkins of Speakeasy Works.
Meet Silver Raven of SilverRavensoap & Apothecary.
Meet Cindy Young of Sew Buffalo.
Meet Jesse Garcia of NyZoSa Designs.
Meet Nikki Benatovich of Cosmic Lotus Jewelry.
Meet Beth Schulenberg & Ashley Wegner of Nickel City String Art.
Meet Elisabeth Strong of Lizard Breath Beads.
Meet Laetitia Desroches of Atlas Concept Store.
Meet Afura Fareed of GypsyWytch Diaries.
Meet Bear of Everyday Earthware.
Meet Maura Beres of Catch a Falling Jar.
Meet Brook D’Angelo of Brick Chick/B.F.D. Creative.
Meet Alison E. Kurek.
Meet Doreen Kelly of Countryside Weaving.
Meet Nancy Ellen Kensy of The Angel Painter.
Meet Camille Golembiewski of Backwoods Imperfections.
Meet Lori Sosenko of Crafted by Lori.
Meet Lisa Hodge of Copper & Glass Creations by Love the Buff.
Meet Janna Willoughby-Lohr of Papercraft Miracles.
Meet Lindsay Sullivan of Elle Pea Tee.
Meet Ashley Strazzella of AshTree Wellness.
“Okay, you’re getting older, this is something you want to do, so either do it now, or forever hold your peace.”
Lara and Kristy spent an afternoon in pure luxury aboard the FabUBus.
“I knew that if I always worked that hard, that I would get it, ya know? No matter what, I would make it happen.”
“If I don’t do this, I know that one day I am going to wake up and regret it.”
“I’ve always thought of it as making potions.”
“If I listened to everyone around me I would never have this — I would have never had this building!”
“I am learning so much about starting a business from the ground up, literally.”
Meet Spoke & Dagger’s Jodi Drew and join her for International Female Ride Day tomorrow, May 6.
Photographer Alana Fajemisin of AlanAdetolArts, LLC, was on hand at the RejuVinex Day Spa grand opening Sunday, March 26.
“I put a tarp on the floor in my room and I cut hair in my room and charged friends like $5 for a color and then we would go to Denny’s and eat fries.”
“Taking your pants off and having someone all up in your genitals is a really personal experience.”
“We want to keep growing because our goal is to create as many worker-owner positions as possible.”
“It’s our family’s philosophy to keep building the neighborhood, but you do need to make these projects work.”
“We would be stupid if we didn’t take the spot, and we’re not ready, and we can’t afford it, and we’ll figure it out, and here we are.”
“One of the few places where people still have communal, shared experiences is around a table.”
Meet artist Noelle LaMonica and check her out IRL this Friday, December 16.
“I stand back, give it a look, and remember that I just did that with my own two hands from start to finish.”
“I’m wearing my insides on the outside and no one can tell me not to.”
“The struggle is real, but when you have a destiny to fulfill, the miracles come when you need them most!”
“Whatever they need to get it done, because that’s my driving force: the gratitude, not the money.”
“Nothing has ever tugged at my soul, inspired, and motivated me to succeed as much as this does.”
“I used to make military airplanes for my job, so to me the skate itself is simple. But that’s a matter of perspective.”
In which I am famous across the continental United States, and you work at a corner-store in Erie County.
Be Steadwell, The Internet, John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Kid Cudi, & the Yeezy Season 2018 Summer Collection round out this month’s installment of Tuesday Tunezday.
“How do we better go out into the community and try to inspire people wherever they are?”
Abby Spindelman gets us into a flow from her home yoga studio in Allentown.