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.

Jenna Atkins | Makeup and Hair Artist

That it’s not as glamorous as people would imagine. It can be extremely long hours, hot or very cold or rain or snow, and you are in those elements working your butt off…you have to love this industry because there are many days that it will be some of the hardest work you’ve ever done, but it MOST of the time is worth it! Read more>>

Erika Mitchell

There are not a lot of gender equity or female representation in the sports industry. Read more>>

Jonathan Corona | Artist

How relentless everything and everyone is. People are so cutthroat and have no problem taking advantage, hurting, not paying or doing anything to anyone in their path to money. What was so eye opening to me was how everyone will speak about getting a contract signed and just how few people sign contracts when you are not some A/b list artist. There has been more than a couple times I had to take control of a situation in order to get paid- it just shouldn’t be like that but sadly…it is. The only way to combat it- don’t ever agree to payment later- take deposits when you can and don’t be afraid to call someone out or act like you will take their CDJ (just kidding). Read more>>