In her 12 years at the Creative HEAD helm, editor Amanda Nottage has interviewed her fair share of interesting folk; probing for their insider stories, drawing out secrets to success, deliberating on the things that drive them. So, for the final series of The Root of It, it seemed fitting to unleash her on a trio of influential people. This is The Editor Asks…
Presented by Creative HEAD in partnership with Treatwell, series three of The Root of It podcast kicks off with a fascinating chat with award-winning journalist Dr Ateh Jewel. This latest trio of episodes sees editor Amanda Nottage question some incredibly successful creative and business innovators on a wealth of topics, delving deep into exactly what they do and the industries in which they do it.
Look out for each new episode, released on Sundays…
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SERIES THREE: The Editor Asks
Episode one: with Mighty Morphin’ Pink Power Ranger, Dr Ateh Jewel
Dr Ateh Jewel is a beauty superhero. Her power? An unwavering quest for positive change.
Over 40 awe-inspiring minutes, dialling in from her Cotswolds retreat, Creative HEAD editor Amanda Nottage explores Ateh’s exceptional career in beauty (truth be told, at three years old, she could already be found flaunting a lipstick!), the fight she’s fought since the very start (“In the beginning, just me being a beauty journalist, walking into a launch, was an act of beauty activism”) and her hopes for a fully reformed future.
During her university years, Ateh’s reputation for beauty know-how was reflected in an appointment book packed with requests from peers for date makeovers! Her love of the industry and her mother’s advice – “Make your hobby your job and you never feel like you’re working” – led to a career discovering the magical world of beauty through the field of journalism; early jobs included coveted roles at leading fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazines, including InStyle and Tatler. She later chose to go freelance, aged just 24.
In this candid Q&A session, our A-star duo discuss creativity, self-expression, culture and identity as well as the hurdles Ateh has encountered as a black woman. She shares the life moments that served to add fuel to her fire in encouraging brands and society to be accountable, challenge discrimination and stand in unison when it comes to catering for all, regardless of skin tone or hair type.
Fiercely honest, compelling and thought-provoking, this episode is an awakening; it’ll leave you questioning, smiling and eager to join Ateh’s #PinkPowerPosse…
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