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Conversations with SpiderMeka, the Heart Surgeon with a Camera.

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THE LIGHTNING STRIKES PODCAST

with Linda McCabe

Linda makes an art out of crafting conversations about experiences into uncovering life’s “lightning bolt moments” when struggle and self-doubt make way for flashes of brilliance. Fun and… enlightening.

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OVERCOMING MARKETING STRUGGLES

LinkedIn Live with Alison Ver Halen

Alison & Meka geek out over marketing; Meka shares some tips on what she’s learned about social media, and how it helped her confusion bubble pop. 

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THIS PODCAST WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Podcast with Ben Tanzer

This conversation is the “wish come true” of when you’ve always wanted someone to push record while two creatives meet for coffee… or in this case, whiskey. 🥃 

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DETERMINED TO SUCCEED

YouTube Podcast with Dawn Mullarney

Get inspired as Meka illuminates what a profound impact celebrating natural beauty and embracing self worth has… especially as a foundation to your own transformative journey.

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MORE THAN JUST PODCAST

Podcast with Mel McSherry

• Embracing the full circle of life, including down times

• The scary concept of complacency

• Taking ownership of our lives and our choices

• The importance of doing the pre-work before opening

   the door to the rest of your life

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THE SMP CLIENT AWARDS, 2022

Live/Recorded Show

3rd Annual presentation of 10 Categories of Nominees

& Winners for awards that recognize YOU — the brave souls who triumph over fear of facing the camera and show up gloriously for your clients and for yourself.

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BECOMING THE MATRIARCH

Virtual Summit Event: Women’s Initiation into the Power of Midlife

In her talk, “Photogenic is a Dirty Word”, Meka rips apart misleading concepts, terms and myths that have saturated our culture with a long history of toxic messaging.

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ENGAGEMENT CONSULTANTS

LinkedIn Live with Megan Vogias

Hear Spider’s story and insight into how we can shape our world and create more beauty, navigate power, and embrace therapy. We guarantee you’ll leave feeling lifted up and grateful you connected.

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THE BLANK SLATE PODCAST

Podcast with Ben Tanzer & Sam Tanios

Ben & Sam talk to Spider about how doing portraiture is like being a heart surgeon and that she gets to help people look inwardly.

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LEAD YOUR LIFE with DEBBIE HEISER

Podcast Interview

Debbie & Meka discuss being a heart-centered entrepreneur, and creating a space for people to show up for themselves and as themselves.

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CONQUER YOUR BUSINESS

Podcast with Erin Marcus

Meka shares her journey from corporate life into the world of starting her business . When your job, as wonderful as it may be, feels like it’s stifling your creativity, venturing out on your own can be so liberating.

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THE SMP CLIENT AWARDS, 2021

Live Stream Show

A delightful addition to your Awards Season line-up! Watch as we give honor to selects from last year’s fabulously photographed faces. Could next year be yours?

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Ask the Experts

Interview with The Networking Group

Listen to Meka discuss the challenges many of us face while connecting with our own identities and learn how the experience of portrait photography can change the way we see ourselves. 

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The Healing List Podcast

“. . . & a Mom” Parts 1 & 2

Ida, Meka and M come together to talk about how they created a space where mothers can be seen for the completeness of who they are, and not just seen as a mom.

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Giggster’s Top Ten List

Expert and “Best of” Blog

SMP has been selected for Giggster’s “Top Portrait Photographers of 2021.

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THE SMP CLIENT AWARDS, 2020

Live Stream Event

An end-of-year celebration of Portraits and Personal Branding to honor some significant individuals who have graced The Silk Studio! With co-host: Megan Robinson.

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THE ACADEMY OF BEING

Podcast Interview with Tara McCallam

Listen to Meka & Tara talk about

“Vulnerability, Truth and the Power of Being Truly Seen”

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CATHERINE JOHNS

Blog Interview

Catherine digs deep into Meka’s statement that everyone is beautiful in her blog: What face do you show the world?

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BOSSY CHICAGO

Blog Interview

This platform of womxn-owned businesses highlights how Meka transitioned from celebrity Photoshop-ing to promoting the message of natural beauty portraiture.

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WOMEN BELONG

Business Spotlight

Meka educates us on what a portrait is and the many significant ways documenting ourselves elevates our lives in this visual & expository video.

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VOYAGE CHICAGO

Article Interview

“I remember the 300-point list of why I’m doing this. A person with one reason will give up. A person with a hundred reasons will keep getting up.”

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