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"Truth In This Art Podcast," hosted by Rob Lee, brings to light the stories of artists, innovators, and cultural leaders, showcasing the profound impact of creativity on society. It offers an in-depth look at how art shapes our world, providing listeners with actionable insights and inspiration. This podcast is a valuable resource for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the arts and their role in societal and personal growth, featuring discussions on the creative process, cultural innovation, and the power of artistic expression.

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episode 8: Lisa Durden: Challenges as a Black Female Producer in Media and Entertainment


In this episode of "The Truth in This Art," host Rob Lee sits down with Lisa Durden, a sought-after television personality, pop culture commentator, content creator, celebrity blogger, and motivational speaker. Lisa shares her journey in the media industry, from being an on-camera host to becoming a producer and filmmaker. She discusses the challenges she has faced as a Black woman in the industry and the importance of telling authentic stories. ????????????

Episode Highlights:

  • Lisa's background in journalism and her transition into producing (00:01:54-00:02:49) ????????
  • The incident that inspired Lisa to start producing her own content (00:03:00-00:05:10) ????????
  • Lisa's experience as a freelance producer and her recent projects (00:05:43-00:07:38) ????????
  • The struggles and challenges of being a Black woman in the industry (00:18:44-00:19:54) ????????‍????????
  • The importance of authenticity and genuine storytelling (00:25:38-00:26:48) ????????


Key Takeaways:

  • Racism in the industry is not always overt but can manifest in subtle ways, such as renaming organizations or underestimating the value of Black stories. ????????
  • The journey in the media industry can be challenging, with constant proving of oneself and the struggle to find consistent work. ????????
  • Building genuine connections and mutually beneficial relationships is essential in the industry. ????????
  • It is important to stay true to oneself and not rely on external validation or expectations. ????????????


If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out Lisa Durden's work and support her projects. Follow her on social media and stay updated on her latest endeavors.
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Website: lisadurden.com

Social Media Links
Facebook: Lisa Durden
Instagram: lisardurden
Twitter: @Lisardurden
LinkedIn: Lisa Durden
YouTube: Lisa Durden


If you enjoyed this episode and found value in the conversation, I kindly ask you to take a moment to rate and review it. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners who can benefit from these conversations at the intersection of arts, culture, and community. ????????

Additionally, if you'd like to support the ongoing production of this podcast and gain access to exclusive content, please consider becoming a patron on Patreon. Your contribution goes a long way in helping us continue to bring you engaging and thought-provoking episodes. ????????

Thank you for your support and for being a part of our community. Together, we can keep spreading the truth in art! ????????


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Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

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"The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories.

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