#SpotlightInterview | Journalist & Author of “Riley Can Be Anything” Davina Hamilton

The highlight of running a site like In-spire LS is that I have the opportunity to interview who use their work to positively influence the lives of others. Children are the future and it is our responsibility to ensure we instil with them knowledge to tap into their self esteem and become who they’re destined to be. Journalist and children’s book author Davina Hamilton is the #powerwoman behind the inspiring debut book “Riley Can Be Anything” a children’s book which encourages and inspires children to open their horizons and dream big.

Hamilton is an accomplished Journalist having worked for the reputable newspaper The Voice for 15 years. I catch up with Davina to find out why she decided to move into the world of children’s literature,  how she overcomes barriers, how she balances work and family life, her tips for success plus much more. #BeINspired!.

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#SpotlightInterview | LA-based Feminist Artist/Creative Ra Dreyfus

Acclaimed Los Angeles-based Feminist Artist, Director, Photographer and Writer Ra Dreyfus is a multi-talented media creative whose popular solo exhibit ‘The Female Gaze… Don’t Grab Me, I Am Not An Object’ has garnered wide positive feedback throughout the world class art scene in Los Angeles, CA.

At the age of 19, Ra Dreyfus relocated to Germany to spend time developing her creative prowess under a high-profile Vogue photographer.

Thereafter, Ra Dreyfus returned to the City of Angels, where she took a job as the head writer for a production company. Subsequently, the multi-talented artist/writer/photographer then decided to move to New York to pursue the idea of becoming an orthodox Jew and develop a name for herself as fine artist and photographer.

Ra Dreyfus has been largely instrumental in the creative development and production of events for major blue chip clients such as Activision, CAA and Best Buy, coupled alongside being creatively involved in the process and presentation of major live music concerts for Award-winning music superstars Kanye West,Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga.

Ra Dreyfus recently wrote her first-ever animated comedy entitled ‘Jesse’ with Acme Filmworks and Director John Dilworth (Cartoon Network). Two pieces ofRa Dreyfus’ fine art exhibition ‘Demons‘ featured in the Louvre in Paris, France.

3-time Award-winning In-spire LS Magazine caught up with the very talented Ra Dreyfus to talk about her acclaimed art exhibitions, working with global music superstars, travelling the world, working with Acme Filmworks and much more only and exclusively on In-spire LS Magazine.

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#SpotlightInterview| BBC Sound of 2017 Winner and MOBO Award-nominated Artist RAY BLK

Critically heralded BBC Sound of 2017 winner and MOBO Award-nominated recording artist RAY BLK was born in Nigeria and was subsequently raised in Catford, south London.

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#SpotlightInterview | “The Walking Dead” Star Lauren Quatavia

Building on her rapidly growing career as a television and film actress and commercial print model multi-talented performer Lauren Quatavia has reached a new level, featuring as one of Negan’s wives on the hit horror-drama AMC TV series “The Walking Dead“.  Airing every Sunday at 9 PM Eastern time, Lauren Quatavia features in several episodes of this hugely popular show, based on the award-winning Walking Dead comic book, which follows an unlikely band of people struggling to survive a sudden zombie apocalypse.  With its global fan following, the series is sure to take Lauren Quatavia to soaring career heights.

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#WomenMeanBusiness | Creator Of DreamSmartTutors Dr. Patrice Baptiste

Since starting In-spire LS Magazine, I have been lucky enough to interview some of the most influential women within their respective fields. However, I have never had the opportunity to interview a female leader within the medical field. That was until now meet Dr. Patrice Baptiste. This power woman is a School SpeakerSTEM ambassador and if this wasn’t enough, she is one of the three finalists in the Rising Star STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) category at the 2016 Black British Business Awards and one of the four finalists at the 2016 Precious Awards. She is also the creator of DreamSmartTutors a company she set up to help aspiring medical students achieve their dream of becoming a doctor. I caught up with Patrice to find out more about her career to date; to find out why she started DreamSmartTutors and to hear more on her tips for success. #BeInspired

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#MusicMatters| Startah x Crystal King UK x JakDanz – “I Got It” (Review)

British hip-hop musician Startah officially releases brand new hip-pop infused R&B/Soul summer anthem “I Got It” featuring London Women’s Award-winner Crystal King UK and The Vibeadeliks standout singer-songwriter JakDanz. The precision tooled, radio friendly and lyrically playful “I Got” firmly exhibits breezy, vintage-esque urban production evidently underscored with positively cohesive camaraderie amongst the gifted recording artists featured on the laid-back, carefree and unpretentious offering.

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#MusicMatters| Mya Back To Her Best With SMOOVE JONES

Growing up in inner city London during the 90’s was a major buzz, the fashion scene was continually bursting with new looks that my friends and I would copy (cast youR mind back to baggy trousers..MC Hammer Style) crop tops showing of the not so toned tums (think back to TLC and their CRAZY, SEXY, COOL vibe)

But more vitally, it was the power and influence of the RnB scene during this significant time that shaped my life thereafter. It would be fair to say that RnB just hasn’t got the flavour that it once possessed. Those classic and timeless tracks from artists such as Usher, Aaliyah, Toni Braxton and Boyz II Men signified an era when RnB music ruled.

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#BookKorner| SBTV DJ Melody Kane To Release “A Different Melody” Autobiography

Award-winning SBTV official DJ, BBC Radio 1Xtra resident performer and previous In-spire LS Magazine WonderWoman feature Melody Kane will release anticipated debut autobiography entitled “A Different Melody” this summer. “A Different Melody” insight fully explores the humble beginnings of a regular girl from Brighton with a larger-than-life dream to succeed as a professional DJ in the male dominated music industry, whilst illuminating Melody Kane‘s underlying and unique motivation to prevail in entertainment thereafter working in a mundane telemarketing job. “A Different Melody” is a tale of rich determination, deep heartache, overwhelming self belief and inner authenticity in a world of followers.

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