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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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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E65 · Haui, aka Howard J. Davis : Mixed↑ (Part 1) Listen 2 Me

Haui, aka Howard J. Davis (he/they) is a multidisciplinary artist who defies categorization. His latest project, Mixed↑ (MixedUp Film) is available to stream on Amazon Prime, AppleTV, OutTV, FROOT and TVNZ OnDemand. Mixed↑ is part documentary, part visual performance, part spoken word poem, and part personal essay about the challenges and triumphs that come with straddling different identities. Haui joins Gio and Renée for a special two-part interview: in this part, we discuss their career in many disciplines, their creative path so far and their experiences creating a personal project like Mixed↑. In a second, bonus episode available exclusively on Listen 2 Me Patreon, we dive deeper into the behind-the-scenes of Mixed↑ film. Find Haui at and on the socials @hauidavis; and if you like what you hear, help support the show by going to For as little as $1 a month you can help us keep the creativity flowing right into your earholes! 
  1. E65 · Haui, aka Howard J. Davis : Mixed↑ (Part 1)
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  3. E63 · Dustin Archibald : Drifting Toward Story
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  5. E61 · Brian R. Williams : The Story In Art