Posts in 2018 Profiles
Founder of Noonday Collection Talks Social Justice, Her New Book, and Her Podcast

Jessica Honegger, is the Founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection, author of Imperfect Courage, brand-new podcaster, and mom to three littles.  She is passionate about encouraging others to leave comfort, go scared, and step into a life of impact. Jessica talks to Seele about social justice, podcasting, and Imperfect Courage.

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American Young: The Country Music Duo Talks Songwriting, Faith, Why Country Music is Relatable, and What Gets Their Creative Juices Flowing

Seele had an opportunity to interview Country Artists, Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson, who have recently formed the new country duo American Young. The duo just got off tour in the UK but the first thing that struck me about them is that they are down to earth.  They talk songwriting, faith, why Country Music is relateable, and what gets their creative juices flowing.

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Nouf Al Afeefi- the first Emirati Female Air-Traffic Controller Talks to Seele

Nouf Al Afeefi is the first female Emirati air traffic controller in the United Arab Emirates, which is no small feat. The 28-year-old has had to battle sexism but she forges on as she is modernizing aviation in the Middle East. Nouf opens up about faith, challenges she has faced in the industry, New Zealand, and she ends with a message to girls and young women chasing dreams.

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Mikayla Christiansen Entrepreneurial in Mindset, Loving People and Taking Pictures

Mikayla Christiansen is a branding and portrait photographer, who’s in university in Virginia (USA). She is passionate about storytelling and visual imagery. Her heart is where her passion lies -- people, and she’s passionate about loving people, coffee shop dates, and sharing Jesus. 

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From Sleeping In His Car To Chase a Dream, To Achieving That Dream: Jimmie Allen Talks Delaware, Being A Country Music Artist, and How He Stays Humble

Jimmie Allen is a Southern Delaware native, whose talent for songwriting is undeniable, having written a song that was featured in a Super Bowl commercial and appeared in a Diet Coke ad with Taylor Swift. Jimmie is persistent. He moved to Nashville with $21 in his pocket and struggled for a while, but with tenacity and time, Jimmie made his big break. He talks his home state of Delaware, music, and which female Country artists he'd like to make a song with.

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British Singer-Songwriter, Philippa Hanna Talks to Seele about Touring, Finding Faith & Haiti

Philippa Hanna is an acclaimed British singer-songwriter currently splitting her time between Sheffield U.K. and Nashville. Philippa has become a leading light on the Christian & Gospel scenes in Europe, and she has opened tours for household names including Lionel Richie and Leona Lewis. Philippa chatted with Seele about touring, finding faith and Haiti.

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Crossing the Pond- British Duo, The Shires, Guilty of Taking Country Music By Storm

Five years since they were discovered playing a gig in a Bedfordshire pub, Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes are now raising the bar in Nashville. The British Country Music duo are making waves in music and have just released a new album and will be in tour this year. They open up about their music journey from the struggles to where they are now.

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Eric Saunders Opens Up About Being A Pastor, Grief, His Soon-to-Be Son Who Will be Born With Physical Complications- and Why Abortion is Not an Option

Eric Saunders is the Arlington campus pastor of McLean Bible Church in Arlington, Virginia (USA). He opens up about how the past two years have been some of the most challenging years. He is pushing through the loss of his father and his soon-to-be unborn son, Roman, who will have a major health disability. Eric shares how his faith in God is strengthening and why abortion isn't an option.

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Turkish Film Promoter, Pia Ercan Talks Her Latest Film, "Ayla: Daughter of War"

Pia Ercan is a movie director and movie promoter. Originally from Turkey, Pia has been behind some of Turkey's well known movies. Her most recent one, "Ayla, Daughter of War," a film set during the Korean War, detailing the life of a Turkish soldier who took care of a young Korean girl when he was stationed in Korea. Pia opens up about this moving and inspiring movie.

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Bobby Ida, German-Indonesian Fitness Influencer, Talks Faith and the Road So Far

Bobby Ida is a fitness fiend, model, social media influencer, body builder and TV host of Pro Warriors (in Indonesia). He keeps keeps active.You can find him in the gym most days, and he also competes in body building competitions. He just got back from Australia where he competed in the Omara Classic in Perth and won 1st place in the men’s physique open, and the Arnold Classic in Melbourne, where he won 3rd place. Bobby made time to answer a few questions for Seele. Check it out!

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“Paul, Apostle of Christ” Director, Andrew Hyatt Talks to Seele

Andrew Hyatt is an award-winning writer and director he has a new movie out that has been in theaters for two weeks already, “Paul, Apostle of Christ.” The movie was made on a shoestring budget of $5 million. Andrew is passionate about God, and he has done well in combing his two passions: storytelling in film and God. He sat down with Seele Magazine to discuss his new movie about the Apostle Paul, as well has his background story.

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Deeqo Shire: ‘Take Action to Eradicate all Forms of FGM’

Deeqo Shire is a representative of Integrate UK. She specializes on issues from female genital mutilation (FGM), to radicalisation, gang culture and countering violent extremism. She has represented Integrate at many significant meetings including meetings with former British Prime Minister David Cameron and the current Prime Minister Theresa May. Deeqo has also spoken at the first FGM conference in Edinburgh.

She shares the importance of bringing to light the importance of FGM. 

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