Hosted by music/pop culture journalist Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier, Fresh is the Word aims to tell the stories from a variety of different voices including women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community through the artistic lens of pop culture. Joined by comic creators, authors, actors, comedians, photographers, sex workers, scientists, athletes, and even other podcasters, we talk about many topics including overcoming creative obstacles, representation in the arts, gender and sexuality issues, LGBTQ issues, and other topics adjacent to lifestyle and pop culture.
The guest for this episode is actress, filmmaker, and voice-actor Samantha Ireland, most known for her role voicing Nora Valkyrie on the popular anime RWBY along with other roles through Rooster Teeth Productions, along with projects ranging from films, TV shows, web series and video games. Recorded at the Grand Rapids Comic Con, we talked about the roles she has been known for and how she got into the entertainment field, the importance of community and referral support, allies in the business for women and people of color, the stories she wants to see being told, being a mother in the entertainment industry, and the fandom behind anime.
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