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What It's Like To Be

What It's Like To Be

From postal worker to film producer, what is it like to do what you do?

  • Sophie Alice
    Published 3 years ago

    What It's Like To Be A Small YouTuber

    Where do I even start about YouTube? Well, as this is my first post, I suppose I should start with myself, first. My name is Sophie Alice, I'm a 20-year-old living in England, studying two college courses, those being a Diploma in Counselling Skills Level 3, and a Diploma in Assisted Teaching in Schools Level 2. I was studying Functional Skills Maths Level 2, but then I learnt my name wasn't on the exam register and that course kinda crashed and burned.
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published 3 years ago
    What It's Like To Be: A Former Model

    What It's Like To Be: A Former Model

    Though most people would never guess it nowadays, I used to be a freelance model when I was in my early twenties. When I tell people what I used to do, I almost always get one of three reactions.
  • Rick Schwartz
    Published 3 years ago
    What It's Like To Be: A Yogi

    What It's Like To Be: A Yogi

    Kim Stetz has been practicing yoga for over 25 years; after a long and arduous journey, she opened her New York yoga studio Savasana Station in 2014. In a city that never sleeps, she explains why "yoga for tired people" is an essential part of the fabric of her life.
  • Journal Staff
    Published 3 years ago
    What It's Like To Be A: Beauty Broker

    What It's Like To Be A: Beauty Broker

    Melinda Farina has a nose for beauty, and incidentally, she knows what makes a beautiful nose better than most. Known as The Beauty Broker in her industry – the Industry – she works as liaison between those wanting to make a physical change, and the change-makers themselves. In this way, Farina does good for both parties – she keeps a meticulously curated list of the best cosmetic surgeons, and sends clients their way by virtue only of the specific procedures they're most skilled at.
  • Riley Raul Reese
    Published 3 years ago
    What It's Like To Be: An Online Blogger

    What It's Like To Be: An Online Blogger

    For the past 6-odd years, I've been working as an online blogger - most recognizably in the relationship field. I've been republished on Yahoo, and also on Huffington Post. So, I like to think I'm probably a little successful at what I do.
  • Rick Schwartz
    Published 3 years ago
    What It's Like To Be: An Art Adviser

    What It's Like To Be: An Art Adviser

    Joyce Varvatos knows a lot about art. She's studied it endlessly, and been around artists, galleries and fairs for much of her adult life. Based in New York and married to famed menswear designer John Varvatos, Joyce has been at the epicenter of the art scene for many years. But that doesn't mean being a top art adviser is easy, even for her.
  • Rick Schwartz
    Published 3 years ago
    What It's Like To Be: An Independent Artist

    What It's Like To Be: An Independent Artist

    Elizabeth Sutton isn't your typical artist. Whip smart, with a degree in business, the beautiful mother of two started creating art just over a year ago. Working out of a studio in Long Island City, Sutton has made a name for herself in New York with her colorful collection of butterflies, bold geometric shapes and original take on pop icons photography.
  • Rachel A. David
    Published 3 years ago
    What It's Like To Be A: Stop Smoking Expert

    What It's Like To Be A: Stop Smoking Expert

    Rocky Rosen doesn't care if you smoke; as long as you're comfortable with your cigarette addiction, more power to you. This seems a rather counterintuitive (and career-ending) approach for someone whose professional moniker is The Cigarette Whisperer, and makes a living helping people free themselves from their smoking habit. Yet it's exactly this pragmatic, sympathetic approach that has earned Rosen the reputation of being one of the foremost experts in the stop-smoking field.
  • Natasha Sydor
    Published 3 years ago
    What It's Like To Be A: Producer Of Play

    What It's Like To Be A: Producer Of Play

    Molly Sonsteng designs experiences that encourage adults to embrace the absurd. Armed with abundant experience in the education sphere (Sonsteng has a Masters in Educational Leadership, ran a preschool, and helped developed Carnegie Hall's curriculum) this brainy Minneapolis beauty conjured up a new endeavor, founding Brooklyn-based production house Madcap Factory. Unsurprisingly, that first word is defined as "amusingly eccentric."