The Sass Life

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By: Rukus Avenue Radio

The Sass Life is the go-to for people who want to live the life they've imagined by channeling their inner sass. And by sassy we mean self-assured, spirited and bold! Meera Sharma is a British Indian media personality and writer who first came into the limelight on series 11 of the hit ITV dating show Take Me Out. Using numerous mediums to encourage discussions around identity, representation, and staying motivated, Sharma has featured in and written for numerous publications, been nominated for awards, and spoken at panels. Sharma is the founder of The School of Sass, which she created to educate...

Antonella Brollini
#41
05/11/2022

Antonella Brollini has won millions of followers on social media because of her hilariously frank & honest product reviews! She’s also a hit as an agony aunt for Chat Magazine, and is a columnist for That’s Life Magazines in Australia and NZ. AND has graced our television screens, featuring on the likes of BBC, ITV’s This Morning and C4 to name a few! Antonella talks to Meera about how a lipgloss review launched her TV career, and dishes out plenty of advice. In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about how to find yourself. Visit theschoolofsass.com for more w


Brittany Chavez
#40
05/04/2022

Brittany Chavez is the founder of Shop Latinx, which is the leading beauty, fashion, and lifestyle e-commerce marketplace designed by and made for Latinas. Featuring in the likes of Nylon, Complex & Bustle to name a few, Shop Latinx has gone from strength to strength. Brittany talks to Meera about how she created the e-commerce marketplace and gives plenty of great business advice. In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about why self-talk matters. Visit theschoolofsass.com for more wisdom!


Codie Sanchez
#39
04/27/2022

Codie Sanchez is a self-made and self-styled investment expert, who has had a raft of experience working for Vanguard, Goldman Sachs and State Street, and become head of Latin American investments for First Trust! Now as founder of Contrarian Thinking and Co-founder of Unconventional Acquisitions she thrives on helping people think critically, about how they can create several streams of income from ‘boring businesses.’ She’s featured in the likes of Forbes, Business Insider to name a few! Codie talks to Meera about passive income and gives plenty of practical tips. In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about how to fig...


Thanuska Subramaniam
#38
04/13/2022

Thanuska Subramaniam is making waves in the world of makeup & digital content creation. She has featured in the likes of Elle Canada & Sephora’s first ever Diwali campaign to name a few. Thanuska talks to Meera about how she got into the world of content creation and gives plenty of tips too! In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about journaling. Visit theschoolofsass.com for more wisdom!


Ariel Rezek
#37
04/06/2022

Ariel Rezek is the founder of Rezek Studio – the LA label giving vintage silhouettes a contemporary twist. The brand has featured in the likes of Teen Vogue, Yahoo and HYPEBAE to name a few! In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. Visit theschoolofsass.com for more wisdom!


Charithra Chandran
#36
03/30/2022

Charithra Chandran is known for her roles in the science fiction series Alex Rider and of course season 2 of the hit Netflix period drama Bridgerton, where she plays Edwina Sharma! Charithra talks to Meera about Bridgerton and much more! In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about all things inner confidence. Visit theschoolofsass.com for more wisdom!


Roxie Nafousi
#35
03/23/2022

Roxie Nafousi is a Self-Development Coach, Manifesting Expert, Ambassador for the Mental Health Foundation, Instagram Agony Aunt and contributor for Kourtney Kardashian's wellness platform, POOSH. She’s featured in the likes of British Vogue, Tatler, and Glamour mag to name a few. In January 2022, she released the book Manifest: 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life, which is a Sunday Times bestseller! Roxie talks to Meera about all things manifestation! In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about all things self worth. Visit theschoolofsass.com to download the free self-worth worksheet mentioned in today's episode.


Shannon Smith
#34
03/16/2022

When the pandemic hit, Shannon Smith lost both her waitressing and personal training jobs. She decided to take the loss as a sign to build an online fitness business. In 2021 Shannon made the switch to affiliate marketing, growing her platform on social, with some posts on Tik Tok gaining 2.1Million views. Thanks to affiliate marketing she makes over $8000 a month, in passive income, working 2 hours a day! She’s featured in the likes of CNBC to name a few. You can find Shannon on Tik Tok via sidehustlewshan In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about how to adopt a va...


Aparna Shewakramani
#33
03/09/2022

Aparna came to the limelight on the hit Netflix show, Indian Matchmaking. She became an overnight ambassador for empowering women to be heard in all areas of their life! Her upcoming book, She's Unlikeable: And Other Lies That Bring Women Down, releases on 22nd March 2022 She is also an avid traveler, and runs a travel company, My Golden Balloon. Aparna talks to Meera about her upcoming book and shares plenty of life wisdom. In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about how to get your night time routine in check Visit theschoolofsass.com for more wisdom!


Jessica Resendiz
#32
03/02/2022

Jessica Resendiz is an LA based fashion designer, illustrator and visionary who is rooted in community, traditions and empowerment. She is the founder of Raggedy Tiff, which specializes in apparel, accessories, textiles, and home decor items.The brand has also featured in the likes of Girlboss & Nylon espanol! AND she’s also the founder of vegan nail varnish brand Cielito Polish! In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about habit stacking! Visit theschoolofsass.com for more wisdom!


Samanah Duran
#31
02/22/2022

Samanah Duran is a Forbes 30 under 30 honouree British entrepreneur, TV & media personality, and podcaster, who has featured in the likes of Square Mile, Telegraph, Business Leader to name a few. She created streetwear brand Critics Clothing AND launched digital media and news company BEYOUROWN. BEYOUROWN is on a mission to lead women with a vision. In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about why we need to change how we view failure Visit theschoolofsass.com for more wisdom!


Jaspreet Kaur
#30
02/15/2022

Jaspreet Kaur is an award-winning spoken word artist, history teacher, and writer from London. She’s also an author with her debut book, Brown Girl Like Me, releasing 17th Feb. Her work tackles issues related to gender discrimination, mental health stigma, the postcolonial immigrant experience, and more. She’s a regular on BBC and Sunday Morning Live and has worked with the UN on the HeforShe campaign. In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about how to ensure other people's opinions do not hold you back Visit theschoolofsass.com for more wisdom!


Katie Chonacas
#29
02/09/2022

Katie Chonacas is an international actress and musician, who has featured in the likes of CSI: NY, Cold Case, Law & Order SVU. She's worked with the likes of Al Pacino, Milla Jovovich, Robert De Niro, Jessica Simpson, and Nicolas Cage! She released her EDM debut album Dreamland 1111 last year and is also a podcast host, author, environmentalist, and pro-women empowerment! Katie talks to Meera about making it in Hollywood In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about the top 5 books she is reading! Visit theschoolofsass.com for more wisdom!


Maia Alejandro
#28
02/03/2022

Episode 28 Maia Alejandro is the founder of FOR TMRW, a New York-based lifestyle house rooted in the idea that color can improve your wellbeing. FOR TMRW specializes in long-lasting, nontoxic nail care and has featured in the likes of Harper's Bazaar, InStyle and is the winner of Allure Best of Beauty Awards 2021! Maia talks to Meera about setting up a nail care business and gives plenty of tips for those looking to start their own company. In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about how to overcome fears! Visit theschoolofsass.com for more wisdom!


Jen Ngozi
#27
01/26/2022

Jen Ngozi is the founder of Netwerk, which is a global women in leadership platform and movement. NetWerk empowers women with confidence and resources needed to lead. Since its launch, NetWerk® has reached over 450,000 women across roughly 170 countries with our digital resources, memberships, and signature networking and dance fitness events! They’ve partnered with some of the world's top brands like the United Nations and Vogue to create a new reality where women are ready to lead. In this week's motivational segment Meera gives tips on how to network remotely! Visit theschoolofsass.com for more tips!


Jenn Chung
#26
01/19/2022

Jenn Chung is the founder and CEO of Embody, a skincare line of gummy multivitamins that provide nutrition for healthy skin. Embody has featured in the likes of Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Essence to name a few. Jenn talks to Meera about setting up a skincare business and gives plenty of tips for small business owners and/ or those looking to start their own company. It's the first episode of 2022 so Meera talks about how to set goals and achieve them this year! Visit theschoolofsass.com for a free downloadable goal worksheet


Sam DeMase
#25
12/08/2021

Sam DeMase is the founder of A Power Mood, a Career Confidence Coach and self-advocacy expert. Sam has created a large following on TikTok with over 200K followers, 2.2M likes and has featured in the likes of GirlBoss, Huffington Post and The Washington Post to name a few Sam talks to Meera about how to progress in your career, land the job you want and ask for what you deserve! It is the last episode of 2021 so we are going out with plenty of good tips for you to advocate for yourself! We will be back in 2022! Visit theschoolofsass.com...


Kirin Sinha
#24
11/30/2021

Kirin Sinha is the founder and CEO of Illumix, a lightspeed and Maveron backed AR gaming and technology company. She holds Masters degrees from University of Cambridge, LSE and has a degree from MIT and MBA from Stanford. And she has also featured in the likes of Variety, Fast Company, Technews to name a few! Kirin talks to Meera about how she created Illumix, and gives plenty of mindset related tips. In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about scripting the life of your dreams! Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom.


Lesley Hampton
#23
11/24/2021

Lesley Hampton has made a name for herself in the fashion industry from having her designs featured in the likes of Elle & Vogue, as well as dressing celebrities including Lainey Lui at the Golden Globes & Lizzo! Her designs also have a powerful message behind them with a focus on mental health awareness, body positivity, and authentic representation. Lesley talks to Meera about how she created a successful fashion brand. In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about how to say no to things you don't want to do! Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Brittney Buccat
#22
11/17/2021

Brittney Buccat has turned her love for fashion into a successful online boutique. Wild Rina, sells romantic mixed modern boho pieces, and has featured in the likes of Buzzfeed! In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about how to be self-assured! Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Ruqsana Begum
#21
11/10/2021

Ruqsana Begum is a WKA female world Muay Thai boxing champion. In March 2018 she made the switch to professional boxing. She is also the author of Born Fighter and has created her own sports hijab range. In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about developing resilience Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Tammy Christina
#20
11/03/2021

Tammy Christina is a blogger, creative director AND lawyer. She’s a presenter for E! Online and has worked for the likes of GQ & Women’s Health to name a few. Tammy talks to Meera about how she moved halfway across the world, from Australia to LA, and made a successful career in the entertainment industry. In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about hustling!


Alyssa Dineen
#19
10/27/2021

Alyssa Dineen is a fashion stylist and art director whose work has appeared in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour and she’s styled the likes of Halle Berry & Gwen Stefani! She’s the founder of Style My Profile, which has featured in the likes of Goop, The New York Times, NBC to name a few. Style My Profile allows her to be a stylist and dating coach rolled into one! Alyssa talks to Meera about how Style My Profile and her new book, The Art of Online Dating. In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about putting yourself out th...


Samah Dada
#18
10/20/2021

Samah Dada has made a successful career out of her love for food! She’s the founder, recipe developer and photographer for her food instagram and health & wellness focused food blog, Dada Eats. She has a cookbook AND is the host of her Today Show's Digital Show, #Cooking with Samah Dada. Samah talks to Meera about how she made a successful career in the food world! In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about imposter syndrome. Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu
#17
10/13/2021

Born and raised in California, Gurpreet Kaur's debut novel, STORM, was nominated for a best thriller! She’s now set to launch the sequel SHADOW! Gurpreet talks to Meera about being an author and staying inspired. Perfect for all you budding authors out there but are not sure where to begin. In this week's motivational segment Meera gives tips on how to kickstart inspiration. Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Rebecca Louise
#16
10/06/2021

Rebecca Louise is a global fitness NASM Certified Trainer, best-selling author of It Takes Grit, and founder of the BTES Fitness App. She’s created a fitness empire and has featured in the likes of Vogue, Shape, Women’s Health, to name a few! Rebecca talks to Meera about how she created a fitness empire, the power of positive thinking, and staying motivated. In this week's motivational segment Meera gives tips on how to overcome self-doubt. Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Karen Laine
#15
09/29/2021

Karen Laine set up Two Chicks and a Hammer, with her daughter Mina, where they renovate homes in Indianapolis. Thereafter she rose to prominence with the hit show, Good Bones on HGTV. Karen talks to Meera about switching from Law to home reno, working in a largely male dominated industry and of course all things HGTVs Good Bones! In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about the importance of gratitude! Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Chhavi Verg
#14
09/22/2021

Chhavi Verg won Miss New Jersey USA 2017 and was the Miss USA 2017 First Runner-Up. She is an advocate for women’s rights and has appeared in the likes of Huffington Post, Business Insider as well as recently doing a very inspiring Ted Talk. Chhavi talks to Meera about her career and shares plenty of ways to stay positive, empowered and confident. In this week's motivational segment Meera shares her top 5 books you need to add to your reading list. Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Maya Vander
#13
09/15/2021

Selling Sunset's Maya Vander talks to Meera about how to make it in the world of real estate and of course spills some tea on the next season of Selling Sunset! In this week's motivational segment Meera shares tips on how to ensure you are making time for self-care. Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Tejal Patel
#12
09/08/2021

Tejal talks to Meera about all things yoga and how she's combined her practice with social justice. In this week's motivational segment Meera gives some tips on how to boost your mood when you need it! Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Ericka Pittman
#11
09/02/2021

Ericka Pittman is a highly accomplished marketing executive with more than 25 years of success in the CPG, beauty, luxury goods, tech and media industries working at companies such as Combs Enterprises, Vibe Media Grp to name a few! Ericka talks to Meera about how to reach success in your corporate career, gives plenty of tips, shares some of the wisdom P Diddy gave her, and talks about her hit book, What Mommy Never Told You: A Young Woman’s Guide to the Next Phases of Life. In this week's motivational segment Meera gives some tips on how to change your pe...


Payal Shah
#10
08/25/2021

Payal Shah is the founder and creative director of the global brand L’Dezen. Payal talks to Meera about how she built a successful jewelry brand. In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about how to stay motivated. Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Sophia Yeshi
#9
08/18/2021

Sophia Yeshi is an illustrator and designer who has created work for top brands such as Instagram, Refinery29, and Converse, and makes it a priority to showcase BIPOC and the LGBTQ+ community with every client she works with! Sophia shares plenty of tips on how to make it in the world of illustration and design. In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about all things manifestation! Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Neha Pasala
#8
08/13/2021

Neha Pesala, recently competed in Miss Ohio USA and she tells Meera what it takes to make it in the pageant world. In this week's motivational segment Meera gives tips on how to channel your inner confidence! Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Ariel Carr
#7
08/04/2021

Ariel Carr is a digital selling expert who made 100K in one day on social media. She now uses her platform to help others do the same and promotes financial literacy. She's featured in the likes of Forbes and Yahoo Finance. Ariel Carr talks to Meera about how to monetise your social and also gives plenty of financial tips! In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about how to shift your mindset when it comes to money. Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Radheika Brar
#6
07/28/2021

Radheika Brar is the co-founder of natural skincare brand, SkinYoga, which is a 100% natural skincare brand. Radheika talks to Meera about how she created the award-winning skincare brand, as well as skincare hacks! In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about how to create a good routine. Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Sydney Cummings
#5
07/21/2021

Sydney Cummings is a certified personal trainer who has over 1.2 million subscribers on her YouTube channel. She's a regular on Kourtney Kardashian's Poosh and is making waves in the fitness world thanks to her free workouts. Sydney talks to Meera about how she overcame hurdles to set up a successful fitness brand, Royal Change, why she wants everyone to have access to free fitness and much more! In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about mindset! Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Mani Jassal
#4
07/15/2021

Canadian designer Mani Jassal has made a name for herself in the fashion industry having her designs featured in Elle to Vogue India as well as dressing numerous celebrities including Ashanti. Mani talks to Meera about how she made it in the fashion industry, In this week's motivational segment Meera shares tips on how to get a good work-life balance. Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Mayly Tao
#3
07/08/2021

Mayly Tao is the owner of DK's Donuts in LA. She's featured on the hit documentary The Donut King, and in the likes of Tastemade and The Food Network. Mayly talks to Meera about how she took family-owned DK's Donut's to the next level, manages all her businesses and gives tips on how to best utilise social media to grow your business. In this week's motivational segment Meera talks about how to ace your morning routine. Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom


Cara Alwill Leyba
#2
07/04/2021

Forbes featured, Cara Alwill Leyba has turned her blog, The Champagne Diet, into 9 best selling books, a boutique, a podcast and successful coaching practice to name a few. Cara Alwill Leyba talks to Meera about her career journey, and how to liberate yourself to trust their intuition and create your own opportunities. In this week's motivational segment Meera gives tips on how to better manage your time. Visit theschoolofsass.com for more life wisdom