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Danielle Prescod on representation, the benefits of therapy, freezing her eggs and giving up Instagram.

For episode 66 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with New York City style director, Danielle Prescod

Danielle is currently the Style Director at Black Entertainment Television, and before that, she held fashion roles at Marie Claire, Elle, Teen Vogue and Interview.

The New Yorker is as authentic as it gets on Instagram. One of the things Alison loves most about her presence on the platform, is it has nothing to do with her job. She’s never pushing her followers to buy things. Instead, she chooses to use her platform to educate. 

If you follow Danielle, you’ll know that she leads social conversations centered on calling out systemic racism daily, and she’s a guiding light when it comes to holding the fashion industry, influencers and media accountable, for our ongoing failure to acknowledge, support and elevate Black people, their voices and their work.

Alison and Danielle recorded this episode in March 2020. Australia was about to go into lockdown and being in the States, Danielle had already been in isolation for some time. Since then, to say a lot has happened is an understatement. 

Danielle has been a key voice within New York City’s fashion community during the Black Lives Matter movement — directing Alison and other white people to the resources she was sharing years before we finally started to listen with the intent to learn. And she’s also developing new resources. For free. For our benefit.

In this episode’s introduction, Alison calls out her failure to ask Danielle any direct questions about racism and allyship. This is an example of her privilege and her ignorance. She shares that her failure to give airtime to an experience that doesn’t impact her or her world as a white woman makes her complicit in the silencing of Black voices and experiences.

Despite Alison’s failure, their pair cover an interesting set of topics in this honest conversation. Danielle shares how she’s producing content for women during an international pandemic, how she thinks about telling stories, giving up Instagram twice, the benefits of therapy, her decision to freeze her eggs at age 30 and her advice to brands and businesses on getting representation and inclusion right.

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P.E. Nation co-founder Pip Edwards opens up about confidence, honouring her emotions and making space for love.

In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with the brand’s Australian ambassadors and experts to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter.

This season, the mini-series explores our collective relationship with the word confidence. What does confidence really mean to women and what does having it help us to achieve?

The topic and series celebrates Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation, a product that allows women to wear confidence and feel empowered to take on the day. 

Alison’s next guest is P.E. Nation co-founder and Estée Lauder Australia ambassador, Pip Edwards. The pair first sat down in 2018 (episode eight) and 19 months later they catch up again, this time to talk through a more personal lens. 

Pip shares openly and honestly about confidence and what it means to her, turning 40 and the confronting realities that can come with that number, her recent reflections about her ambition, choices, and the sacrifices she’s had to make, being a single parent and making space for love, raising a conscious son, using fashion to express the way she’s feeling and why her makeup is no longer a mask. 

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider becoming a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

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Scientist and model Zinnia Kumar on colourism, the serious issue of skin colour stigma in South Asia and why science and spirituality can co-exist.

For episode 64 of Offline, host Alison Rice has an honest conversation with scientist, chartered ecologist and model, Zinnia Kumar

Zinnia grew up in Western Sydney in a low socio-economic area, and following some deeply impactful advice from her chemistry teacher, she applied herself within the public education system and became the first in her family to go to university. 

What was the advice? She told Zinnia that if she worked hard, she could be anything she wanted to be. Zinnia hasn’t looked back. 

An introvert who self-diagnosed and treated her own social phobia as a teenager, she now lives in London and is studying for a doctorate in colourism at Oxford University. A published scientist, Zinnia has focused her research on human attraction, examining beauty standards and ideals, and more recently, colourism — specifically the serious issue of skin colour stigma in South Asia.

Recorded in April 2020, this honest conversation is an entry point to learning more about skin colour discrimination and representation. Zinnia also opens up about modelling, the racism she experienced from Australian agencies, the potentially life-saving reading she had with a palmist, why science and spirituality can co-exist and why she chooses to practice equanimity. 

Zinnia is fascinating and she’s a woman we can learn from.

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider becoming a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

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

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Fitness entrepreneur Kirsten King on how Pilates helps women return to themselves and their bodies.

In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with the brand’s Australian ambassadors and experts to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter.

This season, the mini-series explores our collective relationship with the word confidence. What does confidence really mean to women, how do we get more of it and what does having it help us to achieve?

The topic and series celebrates Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation, a product that allows women to wear confidence and feel empowered to take on the day. 

Alison’s next guest is fitness entrepreneur and conscious leader, Kirsten King. The founder of Fluidform Pilates and mother of three opens up about how and why Pilates helps women to heal, while also building their confidence. 

On an energetic level, Kirsten and her team help clients move into their feminine to find their softness and their grace. And on a physical and mental level, they help clients heal physical and sexual trauma, body shame and hatred, as well as calm anxiety and help women who suffer from depression. 

Kirsten also opens up about leading consciously, motherhood and what fears she had to overcome before opening her studio in 2012.

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider becoming a student of Self Study Offline’s school.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

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

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Beauty entrepreneur Kristin Fisher on taking risks, remaining authentic and why pausing is the best business decision she’s ever made.

For episode 62 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of Sydney’s most successful beauty entrepreneurs, Kristin Fisher.

The eyebrow expert opens up about her humble beginnings as a booked-out Brazilian waxer in Perth, to now leading the eyebrow industry in Sydney and getting recognised for her talent on the world stage.

This honest conversation doesn’t disappoint. Kristin is as funny and real as you know her to be on Instagram, and is unguarded and honest about the realities of running a beauty business, raising a young family, living with anxiety and all that comes along with taking big risks. 

In her words: You have to risk it to get the biscuit. 

P.S. Apologies for the echo around her audio — lockdown learnings! 

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider becoming a student of Self Study Offline’s school.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

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

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Do you want to make contact with your True Self, so you can align to your purpose and succeed consciously?

To purchase the course visit: https://www.getoffline.co/true-self-course-sales-page

In episode 61 of Offline and to launch season five, host Alison Rice shares the conscious school she’s created for Offline’s community. It’s called Self Study, and it is dedicated to putting us in touch with the deepest, truest part of ourselves — our True Self — so we succeed consciously.

The school has four homerooms Alison will be creating online courses into: True Self, Leadership, Communication and Strategy. 

In this episode, she shares everything you need to know about Self Study’s founding course: Make Contact With Your True Self, Align to Your Purpose and Redefine Your Success.

Alison also offers a special (and spiritual!) discount to say thank you for listening to Offline and supporting her work. Please use the code TRUESELF at checkout to get $58 off the course price. 

We are the next generation of conscious professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs, and Self Study is our school.   

To purchase the course visit: https://www.getoffline.co/true-self-course-sales-page

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider becoming a student of Self Study — Offline’s school.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

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Sustainable fashion entrepreneur Charlotte Hicks on building a values-based business and brand.

[I’m Offline With]

Welcome to another edition of I’m Offline With, produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with a conscious founder or business whose experience or story will help us on our way. 

This episode is produced in partnership with David Jones, and features one of Australia’s most exciting emerging fashion leaders, Charlotte Hicks

Alison and Charlotte recorded this episode live in the front window of David Jones’ Bourke Street store, a week after Charlotte’s brand, Esse Studios, won the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival National Designer Award. The Award is presented by David Jones. 

Beautifully, Charlotte is a long time Offline listener and actually came to Alison’s very first event in Sydney. It’s now Alison’s honour to share the pioneering work Charlotte’s doing, with you.

Esse Studios exists in part as an example of what a socially and environmentally aware fashion brand should look like today. Released bi-annually, Esse is seasonless and doesn’t adhere to trends. Instead, Charlotte designs thoughtful Editions. Each Edition builds on the one before it to create a high performing wardrobe for today’s modern woman. For us. 

In this honest conversation, Charlotte shares the way she thinks about fashion and design. This includes her values-based approach to building a brand, what sustainability and transparency look like in practice, and how she’s thinking about growth for a business that has self-imposed limits. 

She’s honest and generous with her advice, so we hope it helps aspiring designers or even established brands think more deeply about being the change.

You can shop Esse Studios online, or stop by David Jones to see her National Designer Award collection on display. It’s located on the ground floor in the designer accessories section.

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider becoming a student of Self Study — Offline’s school.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

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

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International supermodel Victoria Lee on how she uses criticism as a pathway to growth.

[I’m Offline With]

Welcome to a new episode of I’m Offline With. These special episodes are produced by Studio Offline, and in partnership with a person, business or brand whose experience or story will help us on our way. 

Alison’s next I’m Offline With guest is David Jones Fashion Ambassador and model, Victoria Lee. The pair had an honest conversation on the back of her Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival runway appearance, and in the most surreal way ever — they recorded live in the front window of David Jones’ Bourke Street store. 

There isn’t a better woman to front Australia’s most iconic department store. Victoria is as humble as she is beautiful (that is to say she is very humble), and as you’ll soon hear, is entirely expressed, grounded and considered. 

At the time of recording, Vic is living in New York City with her partner Matt — a far cry from her rural hometown of Narrandera in New South Wales. 

She’s been featured in titles including Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair, but takeaway the runways and the modeling achievements, and Vic is a thoughtful young woman with a fierce connection to her family. Like many of us, she just misses home. 

In this honest conversation, Vic opens up across a range topics including her relationship with her exterior, how she remains true to herself, existing as an over-thinker, how she uses criticism as a pathway to growth, what it feels like to be an ambassador for David Jones, and how her rural upbringing has shaped the way she’s in the world today.  

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider becoming a student of Self Study — Offline’s school.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

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

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Chelsea Pottenger on her experience with post-natal depression and how it led her to launch a conscious business.

In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with the brand’s Australian ambassadors and experts to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter, self-care, sleep and skincare. 

Alison’s next guest is Chelsea Pottenger. The founder of EQ Minds, Chelsea is a sleep expert, an internationally accredited mindfulness and meditation practitioner, a keynote speaker and a proud ambassador for mental health charities including R U OK and The Gidget Foundation. 

She’s currently studying a doctorate of Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience, and is extremely passionate about sleep — the very topic Self Care Sundays seeks to highlight and champion.

Chelsea knows firsthand what happens when we don’t get enough sleep, which makes her the perfect guest ahead of World Sleep Day on March 13.

One of the most powerful and valuable stories Chelsea shares through her work is her personal experience suffering from perinatal anxiety and depression. A condition that for her, included sleep anxiety, insomnia and eventually, suicidal thoughts that involved the plane she was due to fly on, crashing somewhere between Australia and Scotland. 

In this episode, Chelsea opens up about it so we can learn, and also shares her advice on how to take responsibility for not only the amount of sleep we’re getting but the quality of sleep. She removes mum shame around services like night nannies, and explains why sleep is in fact a solution to premature ageing. 

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider becoming a student of Self Study — Offline’s school.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

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

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Alison Rice on dealing with toxic co-workers, stepping up as a leader and how to ask for a payrise.

To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, host Alison Rice answers questions sent in by Offline’s community. 

IWD exists to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, but in Alison’s eyes, it also celebrates the work so many women do each and every day to support our collective advancement. 

One of the many ways we can advance the women around us is by sharing our knowledge, and this episode is dedicated to doing just that. Alison gives advice across a range of topics including stepping up as a leader, dealing with toxic co-workers, raising your frequency, finding a job after being made redundant, asking for a pay rise, maintaining your financial independence, the one thing founders need to do in order to scale their businesses and how to be your True Self on social media. She also addresses the discrimination many women face when it comes to pursuing their career or starting a family. 

Alison hopes this episode leaves you feeling empowered and supported. Remember: informed, kind and compassionate women are unstoppable. And when it comes to achieving social, economic and cultural equality, we’re all in it together.

Please note: Alison is offering her advice and her opinion. It’s important that you consult the people you trust the most before making any decisions. 

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider becoming a student of Self Study — Offline’s school.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

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

Original music by DLakeCreates.