Viva interviews feminist thinkers, trailblazing women and female leaders from all walks of life.
ADULTIN' web series released their bonus episode 'Eclipse SZN' that went into depth about the pandemic, mental health, and the Black Lives Matter Movement. I have an powerful conversation with the creators about the episode and about their experiences as Women in Film.
Dora Rodriguez, Former Miss Universe Finalist
Former Miss Universe finalist and current top Playboy cover model Dora Rodriguez tells women to embrace their dualities.
Filmmaker Lucia Senesi captures The #MeToo Movement in ‘A Short Story’
Director and writer Lucia Senesi’s recent film ‘A Short Story’ centers on three women — one professor, Annie, who is married with children and a husband and a beautiful house; one student, Julia, who has her whole future in front of her and presumably can be anything she wants; and one housekeeper, Rosita, a woman of color with her own complex past, present, and future. The three women exert their power in different ways, and it is unclear who wins and who loses.
What Are You Thinking About?
Tread lightly – she's watching. If I make one wrong move here I'll be sleeping on the sofa with a pillow for comfort for the next two weeks. But I'd like to think no negativity can come of this little write-up, to be fair. I just sort of want to use this space to express a few things – from a man's perspective. But, if it wasn't for this vocal challenge, I'd never dare to cross the threshold of the Viva community to begin with. But I'm here. So, you'll have to deal with me for a short while. Sorry about that.
- Top Story - February 2019
The Future of Modeling: An Interview with Swiss Model Manuela Frey
A true covergirl, Manuela Frey knows how to rock the runway. One of the busiest models in the fashion scene, she has achieved a ton already and the vivacious young Swiss model is happy to share her thoughts on the industry.
- Top Story - July 2018
An Interview with Leanna Haakons: Financial Wizard, Fun, and Free
Leanna Haakons is a trailblazer in the financial world – and she wants you to achieve your own personal "Financial Nirvana." From her best-selling book Young, Fun and Financially Free to her running her own marketing and financial firm, Leanna is on a mission to educate the masses on money smarts and investing. She's made her own money mistakes, and she's doing her best to make sure you don't make your own.
- Top Story - July 2018
An Interview With Emily Lyons: Leader of the Femmepire
Emily Lyons is a top-notch lady entrepreneur filled with ambition and drive – and she's just getting started. She's rebellious, independent, and an MVP game-changer in her industry. In this exclusive interview with Spotlight, Emily walks us through it all. From leading the Femmepire to her biggest inspirations and aspirations, Emily Lyons is here to stay in the land of lady bosses.
- Top Story - July 2018
An Interview With Sara Fitzpatrick: Founder and President of ARTHOUSE
Sara Fitzpatrick, founder of the prolific ARTHOUSE, is making waves for lady entrepreneurs everywhere. You might recognize some of the shows her company has marketed—Come From Away, anyone? It hasn't been easy, but she believes women have a huge advantage in her field if they choose to harness it. From personal growth to company growth in a male-dominated field, Sara has learned to Focus Her Fucks. In this exclusive interview with Spotlight, we dive in to Sara's world of Broadway, business, and success.
An Interview with Bianca Stam: Multilinguist, Actress, and Entrepreneur
At her core, Bianca Stam is a businesswoman. She works in front of the camera as a model and actress, has the passion to work behind the scenes in film and production - all in addition to her involvement in the Italian restaurant Bar Roma in her hometown Chicago.
- Top Story - June 2018
An Interview with Nikki Sharp: Wellness Expert and Author of the “5 Day Detox”
Nikki Sharp wants you to love your body without having to torture it. No extreme dieting or unhealthy fitness regiments; with Sharp’s book “5 Day Detox” and her overall outlook on living life in the healthiest ways possible, she is an exemplary role model for all women looking for ways to love, appreciate, accept, and help their bodies. After experiencing firsthand what it was like to live an unhealthy lifestyle in the modeling industry, her meal preps, podcasts, books, and tips serve as easy ways to live your best life. In this exclusive interview with Spotlight, Sharp reveals what led her to help herself, and ultimately, help others.
- Top Story - January 2018
Interview with Fred Sweet, founder of La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival
Fred Sweet is passionate about all things fashion and film. That's precisely why he created the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival, and why his passion led to it becoming one of the greatest fashion film festivals in the world.