Listen 2 Me is a labour of love between two life-long friends and queer career creatives.

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Renee is the bifurious Mom friend you didn’t know you needed. She’ll yell at you for talking smack on yourself and then spend the next twenty minutes telling you how #amazing you are anyway. A volunteer editor, member of her local Writer’s Guild and writer of short stories, novels and poems, she’s working to get her first piece published ANY DAY NOW. Currently living in the frozen wastes of Edmonton (that’s in Canada!), she’s raising two corgis with her partner in life and culinary endeavours, while working full time as a professional email answerer.

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Gio hasn’t stopped talking since he started, so his whole life has been leading up to the moment he decided to make a podcast. He created his own graphic design company after escaping the hamster wheel of #corporate Toronto (that’s in Canada!). Gio has worked with #fashion designers, international sportswear brands, Amazon (yes, that Amazon), Pride festivals, and many more local outfits in his current stomping grounds of #Windsor (that’s in Canada!). He’s very passionate about his work and very humble, but that hasn’t stopped him from setting his career ambitions as high as he can reach (which it’s pretty high, he’s 6’3”).

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Do you want to be healthier? Be more productive? Cultivate self-love? So do we!

Spend some time with two old friends every Wednesday as we deep dive into the world of self-improvement and creative achievement. Renee and Gio are lifelong queer creatives who are fun, witty and missing from your life. We love giving unsolicited, unqualified advice—and sometimes it’s even pretty good! Now we’re bringing it to your ears.

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E32 · Dan Snow : Making Your Own Way Listen 2 Me

Dan Snow (he/him) never considered himself a "creative", but his vision and drive are what brought SNOW Collective, a consortium of entrepreneurial professionals from vision to reality.  Dan joins Gio and Renée to discuss the real burnout of working for large corporations, why authenticity is so valuable in work as well as life, and how his involvement with the CGLCC, Canada's LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, changed his life and his business. Other topics include the perils of crying in your car at work, keeping busy during COVID, the advantages and disadvantages of working from home and the difference between performing "professional" and being accountable for the work you do. Get more updates from the SNOW Collective Blog and find Dan Snow on LinkedIn. Follow & Support Listen 2 Me Follow Gio Follow Renée
  1. E32 · Dan Snow : Making Your Own Way
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  3. E30 · Andres Garzon : Living the Queer Utopia
  4. E29 · Patreon, Baby!
  5. E28 · Figuring Out What You're Good At