G-MNMYEZ9F12 116297026472623 One Black Woman's Story of Breaking into the Entertainment Industry in the Teamster Union Where ther are Few People of Color - In My Shoes Podcast

Episode 25

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25th Feb 2021

How One Woman Went from Healthcare to Hairstyles to Working in the Entertainment Industry

Tinika Carrington thought she wanted to be a nurse, she did hair on the side and eventually decided that working as a hairstylist was the way to go. But a chance conversation with the husband of a client sent her life in a totally new direction. She got her Commercial Driver's License and now works in the transportation teamsters union for the entertainment industry in Georgia.

Breaking into the industry is tough, and many in the majority keep the information to themselves, sharing only with family and close friends. Listen as she talks about the importance of networking and the need for people of color to break through and dispel the myth that there are no qualified people of color to work in technical and support roles in entertainment.

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In My Shoes Podcast
You don't know what it's like until you've been In My Shoes
In My Shoes is a podcast about women of color and the issues we face but sometimes don't get to talk about. We will give our perspective, allowing you a glimpse into what it's like to deal with racism, infertility, mental illness, parenting, relationships, colorism, politics, hair, health, you name it - in our shoes.

Sometimes it just takes a moment to hear a personal story to realize things aren't always the way they seem. When you hear someone's personal story you can see things through their eyes, from their perspective, even if it's just for a moment - but that moment may be all it takes to change the way you think about or view women from other cultural backgrounds and skin tones. Walk a mile in my shoes, and find out things aren't always the way they seem.

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