We asked experts from a broad range of industries to open up to us about things they know about their industry but that we probably don’t and we’ve shared some of those responses below.

Jennifer Thompson | Film Photographer & Sketch Artist

Outsiders, for the most part, are unaware of how much goes into starting and maintaining an artistic business. Most are unaware of the time it takes to bring a creative project from concept to an actual product. The time, cost, and work involved is way more than what most know of. So, when someone asks you to work for exposure, for free, or little to nothing it’s a real slap in the face. Read more>>

Rachel Lopez | Fashion Model

One constant question I always get asked about the modeling industry is, how much do models get paid? It’s always a whole detailed conversation I have to get into and explain that it’s not an overnight project where you instantly get paid for the work you do. Majority of those that enter the modeling industry have been in it for years and have been gifted with the gift of patience, motivation, and perseverance. I can say I’ve been lucky enough to book jobs that are willing to pay for my time and work. Don’t get me wrong, though, I love the idea of everyone helping out each other to get to success, but many can also misunderstand it, thinking that models don’t deserve to get paid because we just sit there and pose but it’s way more than that. Read more>>

Madison D’Arezzo | Holistic Aromatherapist & Cannabis Formulator

The essential oil and cannabis industries are arguably some of the most heavily marketed products of our recent times. Interestingly enough, both of these industries are also famous for using misleading information, and confusing terminology to navigate the grey area marketplace with sub par products. Starting with essential oils- pure, authentic plant essence typically extracted through steam distillation. Pure essential oils express the essence and vitality of the botanical which it was extracted from, keeping an ancient practice of botanical alchemy alive, of course when done properly. Read more>>