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Want to know how writers, authors, business owners, and other creatives are knocking their projects out of the park? Want to learn how they failed as well? “Gifted Autonomy Radio” aims to highlight the individualistic, creative expressions of underrepresented writers, artists, authors, musicians and business owners - combating uniformity and barriers to self-expression that will duly transform the world. On each broadcast, we create a safe place to chat with authors, business leaders, artists, musicians, and other creatives to discuss the pitfalls and successes of their industries, while sharing their touching personal stories. YOU matter here. Check out a new broadcast every Saturday! -Author Ashley Silver, MA

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During this episode, we chatted with Author Andrew Norton about his groundbreaking work mixing jazz, hip hop and spoken word to create freestyle masterpieces in the form of audiobooks as well as the topics below: - the... more

If you're on the path to greatness for your business or creative journey, you'll definitely want to make a pit stop with us and listen to this episode featuring Author and Transformation Coach Clifton Pettyjohn. During this interview, we... more

Join us as we interview Author and Podcaster Ciera Searcy to discuss her novel and podcast, along with: - The importance of being exposed to the arts at a young age - Being your own brand - Self awareness and healing - Self... more

Theme: Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude For this episode, we were blessed to have the opportunity to interview Actor/Model/Creative Brandon Lamar, also known as BrannueLife! He grew up right here on the Westside of Birmingham,... more

For this episode, we were honored to interview Canadian author Marlena Guzowski, who has been featured on Yahoo News and iHeartMedia for her Terra Nova book series. During the interview, we discussed: Creative empowerment... more

Artist Erika Latrice has been featured the Birmingham Times, various media outlets and has been a part of a variance of art exhibits around Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. Recently, her products were featured on Woody and Emani's... more

Join us as we welcome Gayle Rappaport-Weiland as a guest! During this episode, we discuss the business aspects of art, measuring success, and how artists can experience financial and personal growth by building collaborative bridges with... more

Join us as we chat with Author Khadijah Wynter about the importance of strong female leads in storytelling and diverging from certain monoliths pertaining to African American narratives. If you're an author or fellow creative, you'll... more

If you're interested in gaining some great marriage tips, check out this episode of "Gifted Autonomy" featuring Author/Motivational Speaker/Musician Edward Gray. In this episode, we discuss: 1. Marriage dos and don'ts 2.... more

In this episode, we sit down with Author/Entrepreneur/Motivational Speaker Dawn Maxton to discuss everything from her new book and fashion line to "Lovecraft Country" and the new Amazon Prime show "Them". We also discuss topics of... more

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