We asked insiders and experts from various industries to tell us something they think outsiders are unaware of and we’ve shared a few of those responses below.

Sissy Van Den Handel | Portrait Photographer

I would say it is the amount of time that it takes. From learning the basics, to growing your skills and keeping up with changes in what’s popular when it comes to posing, lighting, locations. Learning to use your gear (and figuring out which gear you like to work with) and how to get the look you like and be consistent so people know what they’re getting when they chose to hire you. Read more>>

Sierra Horsey | Owner/Creator of Song & Sugar Sweets

It’s becoming more apparent now as social justice issues appear more frequently in headlines, but people both inside and outside the baking industry are pretty unaware of the lack of dignity and basic human rights many farmers have. Globally, the average farmer is asked to live on less than $2 a day, with some industries still relying on forced (slave) labor. Women are responsible for producing 60-80% of the global crop but have less access to land, credit, training, and equipment due to social inequality. Read more>>

Brianne Calabria | Integrative Health Practitioner & Personal Trainer

There is a root cause behind ALL imbalances in the body! Any symptoms you’re experiencing on the outside, is your body’s way of telling you something is off internally. Many people write off symptoms as “normal” or “just a part of getting older”, when most of the time, that isn’t the case! As an Integrative Health Practitioner, it is my job to get to the root cause behind my clients’ health issues, and design a holistic plan to help them achieve optimal health again. Read more>>

Sandra Martinez | Higher Education Professional & Career Coach

Many industries are not diverse and higher education is one of them. One of the biggest motivators for me to get my bachelor’s and a masters in higher post-secondary education was the fact that there are very few Chicano Latino faculty and staff nationwide. In the book Latino Educational Leadership: Serving Latino Communities and Preparing Latinx Leaders Across the P-20 Pipeline by Rodriguez, Martinez, Valle (2018), I learned that there was only 5% of full-time college administrators that are Latinos/as and the majority were positions of moderate to low prestige. Read more>>