Voices of the 12 months (VOTY) is a long-standing BlogHer initiative in which we celebrate outstanding publishers and creators who encourage us with their fantastic and excellent operate in publishing. Final year, we launched our first ever VOTY Digitial Concern and honored a few woman publishers in BlogHer Biz.
This year two publishers from the SHE Media Collective Levi Chambers, founder of Rainbow Media and Danica Janae, founder of By Nica Lina, ended up the VOTY honourees.
They each obtained their awards at BlogHer Overall health LA on May well 20th the place they gave inspiring and passionate speeches on how they’ve developed their organizations and how SHE Media has served them triumph!
Satisfy the BlogHer Wellness 2022 VOTY Spotlight Honorees
Levi Chambers, Founder of Rainbow Media Co
Levi Chambers is the founder of Rainbow Media Co. which is home to gayety.co and noteworthy social accounts @satisfaction, @lgbt, and @lgbtq. He has a 10 years of working experience in LGBTQ+ media which expands throughout electronic, print, and streaming. He is also the founding editor of Delight.com and the host of the Pride Podcast, which on a regular basis welcomes 20,000 listeners for each month.
“Being the receiver of the VOTY award reaffirms the function Rainbow Media Co does by amplifying the stories of queer people today. From the softest voices in the most marginalized corners of our neighborhood to the loudest and proudest LGBTQ folks and our allies preventing for equality.
The VOTY award impacts our get the job done by validating our steady attempt for the inclusion of all queer people. As a publisher, we have challenged a stringent set of queer archetypes within just mainstream media and built place for a a lot more nuanced, elaborate, and evolved knowing of sexuality and gender. Because of this award, now we know we can just take up house and be embraced. “
– Levi Chambers, Founder of Rainbow Media Co
“Our time at BlogHer was great. We bought the possibility to chat to individuals we significantly admire and had been carefully impressed by the kindness, thoroughness, and relaxed demeanor of the workers. Our greatest takeaway was that functions really do not have to be chaotic. The vibe at BlogHer overall health was relaxed — relaxing even. It felt pretty much like a retreat, which is surely a very first for us. – Ray Monaghan, Imaginative Director, Rainbow Media Co.
“If I experienced to select 3 text to explain the BlogHer Overall health meeting, I’d choose “smart, enjoyable, and chill”. It was fantastic to connect with colleagues at She Media that we at first met in excess of movie conferencing. And assembly other publishers and contacts in the She Media Collective that we system to associate with on plans.”
I always uncover the most important takeaways from conferences are the new contacts and trying to keep up with existing contacts. But this time is unique. Dr. Cindy Duke on the Black Maternal Health panel definitely acquired my interest. The data and figures she shared relating to how the health care profession is taught to address black and brown women in a different way than they deal with white girls are primarily based on faulty data. And how this potential customers to larger mortality premiums, less discomfort management, and a lot of other disparities in care. It moved me. At a least, I’m sharing my expertise hearing that with my relatives and friends.”- Bernard Rook, Electronic Method & Functions Rainbow Media Co.
Danica Janae, Founder of By Nica Lina & She’s Out of City
Danica Janae is the founder of two top quality brand names By Nica Lina and She’s Out of City. Through her publishing web-site By Nica Lina, she educates her audience on self-care and life style subject areas and equips them with the appropriate inspiration to reside their very best life. She is also passionate about mentoring and set up She’s Out of Town – a internet marketing agency focused on assisting female material creators increase their models.
“The award implies a great deal to me. It’s motivating and tends to make me really feel viewed for everything that I did to get me to where by I’m today. It pushes me to do extra and accomplish additional! It helps make me thrilled for what additional is there to come. It’s a milestone!
I experienced this kind of a content encounter at BlogHer Wellness. Getting a section of the event was such an honor, and for that, I will forever be grateful for the possibility. From remaining an attendee a handful of a long time back, dreaming of a person day staying the female that I employed to see on stage, to now in fact becoming it, it was truly an unforgettable experience!”
Danica shared how adversities she faced aided form who she is now and how touring has been instrumental in getting herself, learning about her heritage in the Philippines, and making brave and daring decisions. She also centered on helping gals are living their aspiration life and get to where by they need to have to be quicker than it took her. From currently being a BlogHer attendee 12 months in the past with her mom, she has appear total circle to being on phase as a nicely-deserving award recipient!
These honorees are portion of the SHE Media Collective, as properly as a component of our Meaningful Marketplace System.