Jonathan Shaw Has A lot On His Mind

On May 21, 2015, I tweeted that it was a year ago that I paid a visit to the G98.7fm studios to meet and interview DJ, radio legend, and mentor, Jonathan Shaw. Within seconds of posting that tweet, Jonathan replied saying that he was ready for Part 2. Yassss!   Guess what? In a mere…

Dr. Kenneth Montague: Dentist By Day, Art Collector By Night

Who is Kenneth Montague anyways? Well, he’s a handsome dentist who has been practicing the fine art of dentistry in Toronto for about 18 years. He also has an illustrious list of patients, which includes Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe, and Canada’s own Nelly Furtado. But only a select few know about his other passion. Yes, he’s…

Ebonnie Rowe: Talks About Running Honey Jam for 20 years!

I’ll be honest and say that most of my interviews tend to be with “creative types.” Can’t help it. I love being in the company of people who express themselves through music, art, and the written word. (psst..I am also inspired by non-artsy types too!)   In this latest interview, I chose to seek out…

Ayanna Lee Rivears: Getting Your Body Fit With Socacize

  Are you like me and in slight panic mode cuz your body ain’t ready for summer? Okay, truth be told, I’m not too stressed (#lovingmycurves), but I am looking for a fun way to stay active. If you know me, I’m not one to workout on the regular, but I recently heard about Socacize…

Aisha Fairclough: Fashion Blogger For Stylish Women With Curves!

Not sure what I was searching for one day while surfing the net, but I somehow stumbled upon the blog, Fat in the City. Fat in the City (FITC) is a fashion blog that celebrates stylish clothing for women with curves.     I practically leapt out of my computer chair when I made this discovery!   Fashion tends…

Dru: Speaks About His Solo Career

When I was a young, hungry writer just starting out, I prayed for any opportunity to show the world my writing skills. I wrote to thousands of magazine editors practically begging them to take me on as a writer. In a last ditch attempt to get published, I contacted an editor of a magazine that…

The Double Life Of Alize

One night, about a month ago, I was gettin’ my social media hustle on, when I received a tweet from @thisisAlizeS – a.k.a Yung Superman. He asked if I was interested in interviewing a web series producer who also happens to be a rap artist.   I’m always down for making a new connection, but…

7 Questions With Chef Roger Mooking

I’ll let you in on a little secret….I don’t really spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but I shamelessly watch an exorbitant amount of cooking shows on the Food Network. #mydirtylittlesecret.   A few years back, I was watching an episode of Everyday Exotic (a show where Chef Roger Mooking cooks with international…

Dwayne Morgan: No Ordinary Poet

I don’t know how I scored an interview with esteemed Spoken Word Artist Dwayne Morgan, but I thank God that I did! I have been in awe of Dwayne for years. It could be because I’m a writer and I appreciate that he introduced poetry slams to the T. Dot via his company Up From…

A Few Questions With Comedian Patrick Haye

Anyone who knows me, knows I loooove to laugh. Actually, what I should have written was – anyone who knows me, knows that I love being around people who make me laugh!   So when I was thinking about who I wanted to interview next, I knew I wanted to meet a comedian.   I…

Jill Andrew: Body Image Activist

  It feels good when I am able to recognize the remarkable things that people do, but it’s even more gratifying for me when I‘m able to recognize friends who are doing remarkable things.  One of my friends doing amazing things is Jill Andrew.   Jill and I met way back in 2005 when she…

Tracy Peart: Makeup Artist, Beauty Expert & App Creator

My friends often tell me that I am the luckiest woman alive because I have a pretty sweet work week. Um…….I don’t work Tuesdays or Fridays. Yes, it’s true. On those days I either spend it doing interviews, writing, or engaging in some retail therapy. But the one thing that I usually look forward to…

Jonathan Shaw Talks Radio, DJing And Being a Mentor

It’s slightly surreal meeting someone in person when you’ve only heard them on radio. That’s what it felt like when I visited the G98.7fm studio and met Creative Director and DJ legend, Jonathan Shaw.   Jonathan’s name, like many of the people I interview, had been scribbled on my infamous “to-interview” list for many years. Not…

Ta$ti Dosh: From College To The Stage

When I met  Dosh, ahem, Ta$ti Dosh almost a year ago, I really had no idea that we’d still be talking. No, it’s not that we didn’t get along or had a falling out; it was just that he was employed as a Graphic Arts work-study student in my office, and I thought that once…

EGR: Badass Graffiti Artist

I first found out about EGR – a visual artist, a few months back when I logged into my Facebook account. I saw the initials and a link to the artist’s work mentioned in my feed, so I let my nosiness get the better of me and I clicked onto the link. Damn, I’m glad…

DJ Reddy Fox: DJing in the Digital Era

I met Richard Martin, a.k.a DJ Reddy Fox, way back in ’the day.  We were both working part-time at a crappy music store (remember Music World?), trying to make ends meet while we hungrily pursued our goals.  I was trying to establish myself as a writer by publishing a semi-autobiographical zine while Richard was an…

Welcome!

Thanks for visiting my new blog WordsWithMichelle and joining me on this new venture. It has been a long time coming. So glad it’s seeing the light of day : ) I must confess though, I miss publishing my former blog  (the happygrrls blog) but I am beyond excited that I am starting a new…