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.

Cheryl Walker | Sex Therapist

I entered my profession because of sex. I thoroughly enjoy learning about sexuality, reading about sexuality, and helping others with their interpretation of sexuality. Ironically, most people are not aware that my profession has little to do with sexuality. Culture, religion, societal norms, education, family dynamics, etc. directly effects who we are and how we navigate in this world, as well as how we navigate in our sexual space. As much as I love what I do, oftentimes I have to redirect people and explain that sex is a fracture of your existence and before we discuss the fun stuff like toys, positions, and preferences, we have to discuss stress, self-care, and society. Read more>>

Sharif Bennett | Chief Marketing Officer

The average content viewer doesn’t get to look behind the Hollywood curtain. Beyond the finished product, cameras, and celebrities, there is an extensive management process of raising and recouping funds for each project. The independent filmmaker’s responsibilities include much more than the artistry of product. Their duties include the accounting, payments, marketing, and distribution around their film. CineBlock not only helps them to source financing but also assists in the management of the legal and accounting process by automating much of the busy work that detracts filmmakers from doing what they love, which is making more movies. Read more>>

Javonte’ Bass | Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

That we do more than “listen to people’s problem”. I’ve honestly had people tell me that my job wasn’t a real job or wasn’t tiring because I just “listen to people talk” or “give advice”. Read more>>

Pac’Liyah | Recording Artist & Entrepreneur

I think people aren’t aware of how much it really takes to make it in this music industry. Especially the financial end of it, the marketing, promo, studio time, music videos…it definitely adds up. You have to really be willing to invest the time, money and resources. It’s a long road but most definitely worth it if it’s what you’re meant to do.. Read more>>

Monica Coates | Licensed manicurist & Salon Owner

I think a lot of people don’t know the time, skill set and money that it takes to be a nail artist. Most of us put A LOT of time in from practicing, to additional training to shopping for quality supplies. Training, quality supplies and aesthetics also cost and our products aren’t cheap. Lastly your skill set has to always improve to keep up with the trends always changing . Read more>>