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Meet Erin Julianna of Who is She?! Podcast in Downtown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Erin Julianna.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I would define myself as multi-dimensional. Not placing any limits or labels on myself except that I am becoming the best version of ME, always striving to be great on purpose. Through fashion, journalism and social justice I’ve been able cultivated environments that allows myself and others to be great through the power of vulnerability and sharing.

During college I worked at American Apparel in Ann Arbor, MI then once I graduated I relocated to the headquarters in DTLA. It was AA that allowed me a new life and environment, I created the FCK FEAR Movement I was unemployed and needed motivation and encouragement to step outside of my comfort zone, find my passion and not be afraid. I never imagined it would have the same effect on so many other people who could also relate. I used the platform to have open discussions about how fears holds us back and how we can overcome fear with discipline, preparation and courage.

A few years ago when I started working at Unplug Meditation I was in need of something to help me navigate through life. As someone who is multidimensional it can be really difficult to find balance in between all the thoughts and projects ideas in your mind. Meditation was the tool that helped me calm down, give my brain a rest and actually get my ideas out. Once I started meditating regularly and saw the positive impact it had on me, I wanted to share my journey so I launched the Who is SHE?! Podcast. The podcast is an audio journal of me sharing my journey of becoming better. I share the importance of creating healthy habits, how meditation changed my life, and sharing the tools that I learned and used along the way.

This summer I went home to Detroit, MI to teach a health and wellness class to high school students at non -profit SAY Detroit. Each session I start by leading a meditation, we discuss healthy habits, self-love and the importance of self-discipline. I felt my journey had come full circle, because I was able to go back home and share all the wonderful things that LA exposed me to, things that actually helped me to be better.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Not at all, but every single victory and failure was a lesson learned and a very necessary part of my journey. When I first moved to LA I worked in retail but at the corporate level. I’ve always loved fashion but I sat at a computer all day creating Excel sheets but I wasn’t happy. When I left that job I had no idea what my next move would but I knew I didn’t want to go home, I was determined to try new things and find my way. I struggled with not wanting to pursue just one passion but not having many role models that reflected the type of lifestyle I wanted to create for myself. Social Justice Movement I created, FCK FEAR, gave me the courage to step outside of my comfort zone and try new things. Since being in LA I’ve worked as a styling assistant, brand ambassador, teacher and model. I was great at all those things but I needed to do what made me happy not just money. I got the most fulfillment when I’m able to be myself and share my story.

Who is She?! Podcast – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I host the Who is She?! Podcast, an audio journal, where I share my journey of navigating through life. I share stories and life lessons that I’ve experienced as they relate to self-love, wellness, relationships and health. What sets me apart is my point of view. Vulnerability is my superpower at this point in my life. I understand that the only way to have meaningful connection is by being brave enough to open up and say ” LISTEN I make mistakes just like you but this is what I learned from it, this is how I bounced back, let’s grow together”.

I’m most proud of the opportunities I’ve created for myself by being fearlessly myself. This summer I’ve taught a summer session focused on self-love and wellness to high school students and I held a fear burning, intention workshop. I was able to monetize on my passions, creativity and story. I’m proud of myself for trying new things and taking so many chances on myself.

Other multi-dimensional women who have personally inspired me onto the show and we have candid life conversations over wine.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
My proudest moment of my career is being able to travel back to my hometown and share the tools that helped me to become who I am. I add value to spaces and I am being compensated for being myself, that’s the ultimate accomplishment thus far. I created the curriculum, taught the lessons and lead the workshops, I felt I’ve come full circle. I came to LA a young lady but the city helped me to discover what kind of woman I wanted to be and gave me the experiences and opportunities to actually become her. My strength, resilience and determination were all developed during my journey, I’m so proud of me!

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