July 29, 2020

The Chaos Within – Stop and Look with Espy

by joeyphoenix

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“We want to make sure that we’re still pushing, that we’re still trying to fight for that change, but you also have to make sure that you’re taking care of yourself and you’re doing the best you can with what you know.” – Espy

Stephanie “Espy” Espinal is an Afro-Latina New England freelance photographer and videographer and the owner of Stephanie Espinal Creative. She also teaches Jazz, Contemporary, and Musical Theater in Burlington when she’s not out capturing the world. 

Currently, she’s part of public artist Liz Lamanche’s collaborative team creating the Unity Path art installation on Artists’ Row in downtown Salem, a piece inspired by Salem’s diverse history and current identity which includes Latinx, African American, Indigenous, Middle Eastern, Albanian, Brazilian, Dominican, Afrohispanic, Afro-Caribbean, Puerto Rican, South Asian, and European cultures. 

Espy joins Joey Phoenix on the podcast to talk about her role in this project, her path to becoming a visual artist, and some of her thoughts on life, the universe, and everything.


Mentioned in this Podcast

Liz Lamanche
Unity Path
Artists’ Row – Salem
Now + There

About The Chaos Within

Hosted by Joey Phoenix, The Chaos Within is a podcast celebrating the weird, the wild, and the creative – featuring makers, doers, artists, and oddballs exploring the unknown and tapping into their creative energy.

The Chaos Within is produced by Creative Collective and is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

The Logo was designed by Anton Presents, the intro music is by Paul Senn (psenn@thetau.io) using the Theta-U Creative Circuit System, and the outro music by Chris Wilson Sound using one of Joey’s maternal Grandmother’s haunted music boxes.


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