We asked experts from a broad range of industries to open up to us about things they know about their industry but that we probably don’t and we’ve shared some of those responses below.

Shealin Terrell | Balloon Stylist

The time it takes to create this balloon magic. Someone once said to me, “It’s just balloons. How hard can it be?” BLASPHEMY! There are countless hours & days that go into prepping for an event. And when you are blowing up 200-300 balloons for 1 event. It’s definitely just not balloons. Read more>>

Tamela Hall | Photographer & Creative Director

I’ve been a photographer for over 15 years and I consistently see comments online that say “photographers are charging too much when all they do is point a camera and click a button.” This couldn’t be further from the truth. We are light benders, creative directors, those who capture not just any images but those that you can feel the emotion and connection between our subjects. We have to understand how to use light to create images that are simply magical. Knowledge of our equipment is equally as important. You cannot just go to a Best Buy and purchase any camera and call yourself a photographer, although, I have seen people do that. Read more>>

Avemaria Lisenbee | Founder of Pole 4 UR Soul

What comes to your mind when you think about Pole Dancing? Is it money being thrown while someone dances provocatively around the pole? While what I mentioned is the most known conception of Pole Dancing, I’m here to enlighten you that the art of Pole Dancing is so much more. While other people may appreciate the “entertainment,” Pole Dancing is about the individual. Pole helps people tap into their feminine energy – it helps them get their groove back. I’ve seen people from all walks of life receive healing at the Pole. Read more>>

Brittany Sharpe McCollum | Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Perinatal Pelvic Biomechanics Educator

Childbirth educators and doulas are often thought to be promoters of “natural” or “unmedicated” births and although that may be the case for some, it does not hold true for the majority of birth workers. As educators and supporters of birth, we aim to encourage clients to be actively involved in decision making through knowing their options, developing skills for communicating with providers, and building confidence in advocating for the choices that feel right to them. Read more>>

Kentrice Schexnayder | Visual artist & Muralist

Most Outsiders are unaware of the process of creating the work and the amount of time it takes to create specific pieces also how costly it is. Read more>>