Retail Your Story is about sharing the stories connected to meaningful objects in our lives so we pay better attention to how we fill our space with meaning rather than just, you know, stuff.
On the 1st and 15th, join me as we turn these noteworthy items into a conversation about celebrating the fullest expression of ourselves, and how certain items reflect the chapters and stages of our lives. After all, if something doesn’t have a story then maybe it is just stuff.
Check out the most recent episodes from Retail Your Story!
The Ultimate Retail Holiday: Christmas
Ah, the holiday season. Snow is falling, bells are ringing, fires are crackling merrily in the grate, and children are counting down the days until Christmas morning. But does the season of giving really have to be all about physical gifts? In this final episode of the year, StinaGene talks about how collecting love and memories might just be more important than collecting physical items.
Finding Comfort in a Whisper: The Journal
Are you one of those people that avidly collects notebooks only to write maybe one or two things down in each one? Or are what we call a completionist: buy one notebook and fill it from cover to cover thoughts, ideas, pictures, drawings, poems, stories, etc.? Wherever you fall on the line, or whether you’ve even written in a personal journal before, this episode is for you. In it, your host StinaGene reflects on the importance and value of personal record keeping so we can understand where we came from, who we are now, and what we’d like to be in the future.
Waving Bye to Three Stories of Glory: The Townhouse
Buying a house is the epidemy of adulting, and even then very few are lucky enough to say they were able to purchase their dream home. But here’s the thing about houses: just like some of the things we accumulate in life, what once was the “perfect fit” doesn’t always stay that way. Even then it can be hard to say bye.
My First Passion Project: The Piano
Is there something, some part of your life, that you find yourself unable to let go of? Maybe it’s a memory, a friendship – or maybe it’s a memento from your childhood that, while useless to you now, you still can’t let it go? In this episode, StinaGene opens up about the one thing she, until recently, refused to give up on.
A Style Full of Energy and Spirit – Mecca Williams
In this first episode of Retail Your Story, we interview one of Richmond, VA’s top fashionistas, mental health specialist, and social figure Mecca Williams. Williams reflects on how she first became interested in fashion, how it’s lead her to create style-focused projects like Style and Spirits RVA, and shares a few of her personal items that have meaning in her life. Her most valued retailed item will surprise you.