The Mixed Creator with Maris Lidaka

The Mixed Creator with Maris Lidaka

The Mixed Creator is a weekly podcast featuring conversations with other mixed artists, filmmakers, influencers and entrepreneurs. We talk about race, ethnicity, culture and creativity. Using our experiences and insight to help you succeed in your creative journey.


August 17, 2023 63 mins

This week we talk with a husband and wife who found creative fulfillment by relocating overseas. Writer and director Terry Gingles and Carmen Serano - actor, spiritual advisor and life coach met and married Los Angeles. But after growing tired of the grind of the city, they escaped to Merida, Mexico where they took a breath. And started a growing YouTube channel. Proving that you can find creative success no matter where in the wor...

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Julián Esteban Torres López, a multi-hyphenate artist, is the founder of  The Nasiona, managing director of consulting and strategy at Conscious Thrive, and architect of numerous other initiatives.

We discuss his move from Colombia to the United States, carving his own path in a binary industry, and how there are more opportunities than ever before.

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July 20, 2023 14 mins

In this episode, I talk about how not being able to breathe from toxic chemicals caused me to make a drastic change - to become a filmmaker.

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Dartanyon Crockett is a former 2-time U.S. Paralympic bronze medalist. Dartanyon and his best friend, Leroy Sutton, did well on the school’s wrestling team. Their friendship was featured in an ESPN special called, “Carry On,” where it showed that each had his share of hard breaks. Dartanyon was legally blind and Leroy had lost both his legs from a train accident when he was a boy. 

Join us as we speak about becoming a sociolog...

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Naomi Raquel Enright is the author of “Strength of Soul” which proposes tangible strategies and ideas on how to challenge systemic racism through naming and resisting the ideology of racial difference and of the white supremacy at its root.

Join us for an informative and eye-opening discussion about identity and culture. We discuss her journey into the practice and craft of writing, how the death of her father influenced her w...

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Michaela Ternasky-Holland is a multi-racial award-winning creative who combines immersive and interactive mediums with non-fiction content. She is an Emmy, Webby, and Sheffield Doc/Fest award-winning XR/metaverse storyteller1. She creates non-fiction and socially impactful stories by using immersive and interactive technology.

Join us as we talk about learning self-love and discovery, the future of media, why representation is...

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Do you celebrate Loving Day? Do you want to know why this is?

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ken Tanabe about how he discovered the Loving vs. Virginia case. Which he then created an into an event that blossomed into Loving Day. It's another example of taking something small and helping it blossom.

Join us for an enlightening and inspiring episod...

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This is a welcome to the Mixed Creator Podcast. Learn about the journey of filmmaker and host Maris Lidaka. He will reveal how embracing his mixed identity led to having a greater creative impact.

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