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EP34: Rachelle Rowlings

For episode 34 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of the funniest Australian women on Instagram, Rachelle Rowlings. She pioneered a new type of influence — the honest mum — and for many women navigating life with a newborn, her Instagram account is a lifeline. 

What started as an outlet to express not only her love of fashion but also to rise up from the darkness that came after having her first baby, Rachelle’s Instagram account is now the talk of mothers groups’ across the country. Women read the reality of their own daily struggles in Rachelle’s epic and hilarious captions. There’s also the epic fashion — something we all deserve to admire.

In this honest conversation, Rachelle is unguarded, open and intensely honest. She matches her own quick wit and humour with thoughtful observations and opinions on the topics we all hold close to our hearts — love, death, motherhood, societal pressures, nutrition, fashion, personal development and why happiness doesn’t always look the way we thought it would, and why that’s OK.

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EP33: Maeva Heim

For episode 33 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one to watch, Melbourne-based marketing specialist and haircare entrepreneur, Maeva Heim

Maeva grew up in Perth and like many of us from smaller towns, she had fierce ambition. Maeva’s career story is relatable because it’s common in the very best way. She did an expensive law degree and then realised she couldn’t carry the burden of what it meant to practice, so she step-changed to marketing, content creation and now, product development. 

Maeva is set to revolutionise and democratise the haircare space as we know it. 

At the time of recording, Maeva is developing Australia’s first texture-inclusive haircare brand, Bread Beauty Supply. Sick and tired of feeling under-represented in marketing meetings where discussing shade ranges or using black models was frowned upon, Maeva decided to develop a haircare brand that speaks directly to women of colour who have been taught to chemically relax their hair in order to fit in with society. Bread encourages women to explore and embrace their natural texture. 

Maeva shares important insight into what it feels like to have to physically change yourself in order to be accepted and seen as “professional” in the workplace, and the world at large. She’s a shining example for young women everywhere that when we don’t see ourselves represented in products, in the media or on platforms like Instagram, it’s in our power to change that.

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Host Alison Rice is an award-winning leader and digital publisher. She offers 1:1 coaching sessions over Skype, as well as team development sessions and strategy. Find out more or book directly

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If Offline helps you, please consider donating to help fund these honest conversations. Visit Offline’s community donation page.

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For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram.

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EP32: Nadine Jane Astrology

[The Teachers]

For episode 32 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with New York-based astrologer Nadine Jane.

Nadine curates one of Instagram’s most popular accounts for astrology, offering lovers of celestial study an elevated, intelligent and gentle guide to knowing ourselves better. Her personal readings are empowering and practical. They’re also scarily accurate. 

Nadine gifts her followers with a wealth of free content each week. From full moon reports to the lowdown on lunar eclipses, personalised chart tiles and being the calm voice of reason when a planet turns retrograde, Nadine’s soft and deeply feminine approach to astrology is cherished by so many. 

Alison and Nadine cover quite a bit of ground. Expect to learn about our Sun, Moon and Rising Signs and how they show up in our personalities, what the 12 houses mean, the elements attached to our star signs, why we shouldn’t be fearful when a planet turns retrograde, the truth about star sign compatibility and so much more. 

Book a coaching session 

Host Alison Rice is an award-winning leader and digital publisher. She offers 1:1 coaching sessions over Skype, as well as team development sessions and strategy. Find out more or book directly.

Kindly consider donating 

If Offline helps you, please consider donating to help fund these honest conversations. Visit Offline’s community donation page.

Follow on Instagram

For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram. 

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EP31: Holly Ryan

For episode 31 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with talented maker, jeweller and artist, Holly Ryan. Holly’s namesake jewellery line and in-demand sculptures define what it means to create consciously. Handmade in Australia using sustainable materials, Holly creates heirlooms. Her company’s stance on circularity and low waste practices are the example.

Holly generously shares her creative processes, how she maintains her authenticity while working in fashion, dealing with copycats, the disappointing need for us to put on a brave face even in times of grief, how she channelled her pain into her work, our collective tendency to lean on alcohol during hard times, and so much more.

Book a coaching session

Host Alison Rice is an award-winning leader and digital publisher. She offers 1:1 coaching sessions over Skype, as well as team development sessions and strategy. Find out more or book directly.

Kindly consider donating

If Offline helps you, please consider donating to help fund these honest conversations. Visit Offline’s community donation page.

Follow on Instagram

For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram.

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Subscribe here, or listen to every episode atofflinethepodcast.com.

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EP30: Zanita Whittington

For episode 30 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with creative director, photographer and Australia’s OG fashion blogger, Zanita Whittington. Currently based in New York, Zanita is a force and continues to pioneer how we think about the intersection of creativity and social influence.

Alison and Zanita discuss pushing creative boundaries, her long-held disinterest in being “accepted” as a blogger, why she sees her ADHD diagnosis as a strength, how to explain our needs to the people in our lives, why it is time to de-stigmatise therapy, life in New York City and the importance of not only having mentors, but also sharing our knowledge with mentees.

Book a coaching session

Host Alison Rice is an award-winning leader and digital publisher. She offers 1:1 coaching sessions over Skype, as well as team development sessions and digital strategy. Find out more or book directly.

Kindly consider donating

If Offline helps you, please consider donating to help fund these honest conversations. Visit Offline’s community donation page.

Follow on Instagram

For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram.

Subscribe or listen to more episodes

Subscribe here, or listen to every episode at offlinethepodcast.com.

Share with those in need

One last thing. If you know someone who would benefit from hearing these honest conversations, please share Offline with them.

EP29: Ask Alison

Host Alison Rice closes season two with an episode dedicated to Offline’s beautiful and nourishing community. She put a call out for questions on Instagram, and answered 14 across topics including true self, spirituality and personal development.

From how to trust we’re on the right path, to dealing with self doubt, her advice to women changing careers after 30, the biggest lesson she learned after leaving her corporate publishing role and what her husband Tony thinks about her journey to better knowing herself, Alison recorded this in one take and without a script. It is imperfect but as always, it is honest.

Season three of Offline commences June 16, 2019.

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EP28: Rae Johnston

TV host, women in STEM mentor, tech and gaming journalist, St. Vincent’s De Paul ambassador, mum and proud Wiradjuri woman, Rae Johnston.

While she’s well-known and respected in the cosplay industry for playing Wonder Woman, Rae embodies the character in real life. Compassionate, strong and with an incredible sense of justice, she is a modern role model for women everywhere.

In this episode, Rae shares unique and inspiring lessons taken from her humble beginnings — including what it was like to have $5 left each week after paying her bills and feeding her child as a 19 year-old mum; the disappointing and often-complex realities of being a woman working in gaming, tech and science; her reflections on the trauma she experienced as a young model trying to get her start; her advice to employers on how to attract and support Indigenous talent; and how proposing to her husband was less about challenging gender norms and more about deep love and respect.

This conversation is longer than others, but every minute of it is compelling, educational and inspiring.

EP27: Jerico Mandybur ~ Part 2

[The Teachers] Part two of host Alison Rice’s honest conversation with intuitive guide, spiritual self-care coach, tarot reader, reiki practitioner and Self Service host, Jerico Mandybur. The pair dive deep on Jerico’s own self journey, and also confront the often difficult but extremely important topic of diversity and inclusion within the wellness industry. Jerico gives sound advice on how to raise and challenge it in your circles. She also shares how to incorporate tarot and astrology into your daily self-care practice.

A note from the host: The Internet connection wasn’t great so apologies for the random glitches!

EP27: Jerico Mandybur ~ Part 1

[The Teachers] In episode 27 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with intuitive guide, spiritual self-care coach, tarot reader, reiki practitioner, journalist and podcaster, Jerico Mandybur. An Australian living in LA, the Self Service host led editorial at Girl Boss Media but recently made the decision to expand.

In part one of their honest conversation, Jerico and Alison discuss how difficult it is to leave a job you love to prioritise your mental and physical wellbeing, why it’s important not to give all of yourself to a job or an employer, what the term self-care actually means in practice, and also dive deep on Jerico’s enchanting and inclusive new tarot book and cards, Neo Tarot.

A note from the host: The Internet connection wasn’t great so apologies for the random glitches!

EP26 Live at Sundays Offline: Jasmine Dowling

Recorded live at the sold-out Sundays Offline listener event in Brisbane on April 7, 2019, host Alison Rice sits down with leading Australian creative, Jasmine Dowling. A very honest conversation recorded in front of over 70 listeners, Jasmine opens up about fighting big corporates for her creative copyright, what it feels like to be critiqued on Instagram, the emotional labour of DMs and how she began her career as a hand-letterer, designer and leading digital creative. A truly insightful conversation.

Thank you Newstead Studios for hosting Offline in your beautiful creative space, and Ovolo Hotels for the perfect night’s sleep pre and post event. Image courtesy: Sarushka Reddy Creative.