If It Doesn’t Exist, Create It!

Anna DeShawn
The Brave Files
The Brave Files
If It Doesn’t Exist, Create It!

Show Notes

The Brave Files
The Brave Files
If It Doesn’t Exist, Create It!

Imagine a curated App dedicated to sharing music and podcasts SPECIFICALLY from and for BIPOC and QTPOC … Well, Anna DeShawn has imagined it, then she hustled for it, raised the money for it and it’s now a REAL LIVE THING – Like a effing Queer Super Hero Magician Anna and her team have released The QUBE because they are determined to ride media into its next era by utilizing digital media streams to tell the stories and play the music that deserves to be heard.

We talk a lot about crowdfunding and raising the money necessary to lift these voices up. If you’re looking to build something – you don’t want to miss this.

Tune in to hear Anna’s story, when apps like The CUBE are so important, and get all the inside scoop.

Top Takeaways:

  • There is a lot of racism, homophobia, and transphobia in traditional radio.
  • BIPOC and QTPOC voices deserve to be heard, readily available, and easily accessible.
  • There’s always growth when you approach things from the perspective of collaboration over competition. 
  • If you see something missing in the world, and you know it would have a powerful impact – BUILD IT YOURSELF!
  • It is important to name people when that's who you want to center, and celebrate.
  • Don’t wait on systems and or capitalism to come along for the ride.
  • It’s time to put money in these creators' pockets!
  • Unless you’re already a big name, podcasting is not going to make you rich. There are real costs associated with producing this content.
  • There is always more work to be done, celebrate anyway. Celebrate every step of the way!

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