QH001 - How to Pivot Your Business When the World Changes with Sarah Massey

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What We Covered:

00:45 – Introducing today’s guest, Sarah Massey, who shares her background as an entrepreneur and the work she’s currently doing with Joie de Vivre

06:03 – Why it is important for queer people to have a sex positive space to express themselves

09:20 – The need for members of the LGBTQ community to feel free

11:44 – Sarah speaks to the origin story of the Joie de Vivre platform

14:55 – Advice Sarah would give to aspiring entrepreneurs

19:42 – Michelle thanks Sarah for joining the show

Tweetable Quotes:

“People want to have that experience still of exploration. Well, the first events that we started with are called ‘Queer Dance Naked’ because there’s so much exploration and so much fun to be had when you’re doing something a little outside the box.” (04:29) (Sarah)

“If I want to be able to be free to be myself, I want to have a space that I know was developed for me. Has a club owner or a party thrower really considered all the needs of the LGBTQ community?” (06:30) (Sarah)

“There’s an aspect of queerness that can benefit the whole population. Those of us who have overcome oppression and marginalization have a lot to teach others.” (07:26) (Sarah)

“Am I gonna be able to be resilient? And that’s something I’ve learned. It’s the intersection of the art and the activism that creates that resiliency.” (10:54) (Sarah)

“I don’t like the idea of these mega corporations telling me how I can live my life. I’m an adult. And if I want to take off my clothes and dance to Prince I should be allowed to.” (13:54) (Sarah)

“How am I going to grow and sustain my community? That’s what I really want to do as well, sustain our community.” (17:42) (Sarah)

“I believe that there’s a ton of money that people want to spend with queer businesses that have a social mission. And it’s up to us, the entrepreneurs and the visionaries, to get out there and make those offerings.” (18:56) (Sarah)

Links Mentioned:

Massey Media Website – https://masseymedia.wordpress.com/

Joie de Vivre Website – https://www.joie.dance/

Sarah’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahmassey/

Michelle’s Website – https://michellecoyle.com/podcast/

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