“Walk, each step with purpose and the next with conviction, show us who you were, are, and will be.” – Miles Carter
Nathalie Rodriguez is an 18-year-old very busy up and coming Los Angeles based photographer. Her photography has shown her great value and patience for creating. While both working as a photographer and attending college, it has also taught her responsibility, and the need for balance and motivation. Nathalie is a featured photographer for Orenda Media Magazine!
Nathalie recently contributed her time, talent, and energy to BTCF on our video/workbook program “How To Love Yourselfie” and is a joy to work with! Nathalie has an incredibly positive and joyful outlook on life while also understanding the struggles of her generation and the world around her. To catch a glimpse of Nathalie working behind the scenes, check out her Tiktok. Thank you, Nathalie for taking the time to share and chat with us! We look forward to seeing you bloom and soar! Click here for Nathalie Rodriguez’s interview
PREVIOUS FEATURED ARTISTS
Trinity Rose is a professional singer, songwriter, musician, and storyteller. At the age of 13, she was the youngest contestant to ever appear on NBC’s “The Voice” and went on to be one of eight high school teens in the country to be chose not once, but twice for Grammy Camp! Her very soulful and rich vocals in addition to her beautiful guitar playing produce a variety of creative musical textures, dynamics, and genres.
Aria Brooks is an actress, singer, dancer, filmmaker, writer, producer, editor, director, and overall creator! Presently, you can catch her as a series regular on the Nickelodeon TV show, “All That”, starring in the awarding-winning feature film, “Harriet”, and make sure to check out her YouTube channel, It’s Aria Brooks. This is one young powerhouse, a role model, and wise beyond her years! To meet Aria in person is a wonderful thing, to chat with her is jaw-dropping, and to watch her create and perform is an extension of her intelligence, creativity, passion, beauty, and kindness. She is who she appears to be – truly authentic and a complete joy to be around. Aria Brooks is making waves in both film and television as well as her own work. Click here for Aria’s interview.
Amy Kathleen Lee is a former pre-professional classical ballet dancer, eating disorder and suicide survivor. She started her own nonprofit called Dancing with ED Inc. in 2013 to address eating disorders in dance. Amy also works as a mental health trainer, speaker, using personal story and human connection as an avenue to healing. She is a Q.P.R. Suicide Prevention Trainer through the QPR Institute, a National Council of Behavioral Health YMHFA Instructor, and a Member of the Suicide Prevention Council of San Luis Obispo County.
Jenna Rose Simon is a professional artist and author, eating disorder advocate, & teacher. When one of her drawings went viral, she found herself quickly being featured on numerous media outlets and programs including ABC news and Good Morning America. Before she knew it, her work had created deep thought-provoking world impact.
“By acknowledging the power of others’ presence, we begin seeing and listening to one another and we, individually are more and more willing to be seen and heard.” BTCF sat down and chatted with International Dance Master Teacher/Choreographer and Breaking The Chains Foundation Board Member, Alex Little to discuss everything “7 Chairs, her creative process, and what inspires her! Click here for Alex’s feature interview.
Established in March 2017 by Mike Collins and Laura Schuler, ShockBoxx continues to host several emerging artist group shows and solo shows each month and has become a destination for those seeking a night of culture in the South Bay. Showcasing themes that are rarely found elsewhere. ShockBoxx features artists in popup style shows which always leaves patrons wishing for more.
On television, Emmy Award winning actress, Carolyn Hennesy has dazzled as the deliciously vicious “Penelope Ellis” on ABC’s critically acclaimed series REVENGE. She also joined the cast for the fifth season of the sleek vampires-meet-world saga, TRUE BLOOD, and fast became a fan favorite as Rosalyn, the ageless vamp with a Texas twang. Prior to REVNEGE and TRUE BLOOD, Hennesy was best known for her memorable work as “Barb” on ABC’s COUGAR TOWN and for her Emmy nominated work as “Diane Miller” on ABC’s GENERAL HOSPITAL.