Colored Lens

Colored Lens

What happens when you take a look at life through a colored lens? You'll see it in different ways. Colored Lens discusses minority groups in media while exploring the minorities who are also breaking into the industry such as the host!... Show More

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June 14, 2020 74 min

Onika Richards (who works in Digital Media) stopped by to chat with Aria about life after graduation. We both share our experience working in the media and entertainment industry while having the follow up conversation about defining success.

Onika Richards spends her 9-5 working in Digital Media and her 6-11 is spent as a Publicist. She also has a YouTube channel "Onika Richards" which focuses on Career Advice and her caree...

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June 2, 2020 21 min

The unfortunate recent events remind us that for many years our black community has faced years of racism, oppression, and injustice. It never went away, we just got more cameras to capture these stories. We stand against racism and violence. Enough is enough. #podcastersforjustice 

{ Here's my take as an Afro Caribbean immigrant living in the U.S.}

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May 28, 2020 13 min

Many of us have been taught to look at success based on our career path or material wealth such as cars, home, and money. In this episode, Aria shares her insights on this outlook of life. How do you define success? Does an education determine success? If so do you need a degree for creative roles in the entertainment industry? 

She drops the gems on how you can achieve success in your own life. 






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In general, we all got a list of things that we want to get done whether we're the type to write them down or keep it all in our heads - we all got things to do. In this episode, Aria talks about the pros, the cons, and her experience of being goal oriented (type A personality) in the midst of COVID-19. How can we try to stay focus when we're worried about the future? How do you manage it all? 
She also has an announcement. 

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Massiel Encarnación, known as Massi, stopped by Colored Lens Podcast to discuss the affects online media has on our body image and insecurities. As an online coach that focuses primarily on women of color, Massi shares the most important steps you need to take when trying to achieve the "perfect" body. Aria and Massi also has a great conversation on the pros and cons of social media when it comes to health, fitness, and the...

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Aria discusses how the media industry is being affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and how some are taking an unfortunate advantage of the outbreak. 

Let's talk about different aspects of the industry that you didn't realize would be affected. 

Do you believe streaming services will take "advantage" of those who are quarantined at home or will that be crossing an ethical limit? 

Also, for those of you who we're in th...

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Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Do you think it affects how you are on the job? Guess what it does! In this episode Aria discusses how you can use your personality type to conquer the workplace. Here's a hint: Small Talk is Key!

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In this episode, Aria discusses what loves look like in the black community and how social media has played a toxic role in relationships especially in the millennial community and how you can make your current or future relationship work out. She also invites her partner, Shakeem to share his insights on how men can make their relationship work.

Aria & Shakeem Q&A session begins at 25:00.

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We're back to chat about what's it like having a relationship and dating in college when you're in a school that's mainly white and only 10% (or less) black. In this episode, Aria talks about her dating expectations vs. reality, dating outside your race, the random hookup culture, and advise for those who's in the dating scene right now!

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Our hosts chat's about what's it like working in corporate media with a caribbean accent. 

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In today's age, is there a difference between a celebrity and an influencer. Do you feel like influencers needs to have a certain look, following or personality? Let's chat about it. If you're considering becoming an influencer, content creator, or own a brand this episode shares the influencer marketing secrets! 




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January 9, 2020 1 min

Within 15 minutes or less you'll hear about Aria's experience as a Black-Caribbean Immigrant in the media industry. What's It Like, is Colored Lens mini series uploaded bi weekly on Thursdays. 

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What should you expect from Colored Lens this year? I want you to know so you can hold me accountable for it. Speak it into existence sis!

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It may be the holiday season but did you know November is Homelessness Awareness Month? Most times blacks and hispanics are the only ones represented among the poor. Aria breaks down the stereotypes that we see in media and the news along with looking at the Award Winning Series - Shameless. 

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You ever realize that you know that the killer is coming in horror films because of the song? Aria chats about music and how it plays an important role in the TV shows, films, and even videos that your watching on a daily basis. She also shares her thoughts on Rhythm + Flow with Cardi B, T.I., and Chance the Rapper and how Hip Hop music and what she listens to affects her daily energy. Check it out! 

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September 25, 2019 29 min

In this episode we get to know our host Aria and the reason behind Colored Lens! She discusses her experience in the media industry, her struggles post graduation, and what she've been currently up to!

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In this episode we look at the tips and tricks that are used to make some of your favorite blockbuster films like "Avengers: End Game," "Captain Marvel," "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," "Fate of the Furious," and many more! With these tips and tricks in mind we'll explore whether Jordan Peele's film "US" would be best described as a blockbuster film or a box office success.

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There are 2 reasons documentaries such as "Surviving R.Kelly" and "Leaving Neverland" were produced and released on Cable Entertainment platforms. Society is only focusing on one reason - creating a social change. These documentaries tell the story of why two black men, with a powerful legacy, are now facing multiple allegations in the #MeToo era. However, there is a 2nd reason for both those documentaries being pro...

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It's Women's History Month so we're kicking things off discussing hair in the media industry. Have you heard of the news anchor bob? Are you a Shonda Rhimes fan? And how do you wear your hair on the job? 

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