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Name: Cristina Querrer (YourArtsyGirlPodcast)

Posted By Megan Holmes

Long-time Tampa Bay resident, Christina Querrer, is the voice behind yourartsygirlpodcast. After years of arts and literary blogging, Querrer decided it was time to take on podcasting. She created her podcast to serve as a platform for unknown or underrepresented artists. Querrer is a local adjunct professor and writer, and uses her own personal expertise and long-standing artistic connections to interview artists and poets both nationally and locally.

Years in Tampa Bay

15

Hustle (job)

Poet Podcaster

What do you do?  

I usually feature artists and writers of color, LGBTQ+ and other underrepresented groups, and we talk about challenges, ways they get their artistic ideas, where they get their inspiration, and how they keep going. I decided to name my podcast yourartsygirl podcast to coincide with my long-established art and literary blog with the same name: http://yourartsygirl.blogspot.com. I call myself “artsy” because I dabble in multiple art forms and expression and have linked with and talked about other “artsy fartsy” people.

Why do you do it?

The podcast idea came when I read something somewhere about podcasting. I had an online literary and art magazine a few years ago, and I thought it would be interesting to explore podcasting by talking to writers and artists that I know for starters and hopefully discover some that I don’t. I thought it would be a new dimension to feature writers and artists in “stereo,” so to speak.

What was your Catalyst? (How did you get started?)

I told my friends on Facebook who are mostly long-time writers and artist friends. I posted a poll to see if any of them would be interested in being featured on the podcast, and I had a great response. Thus, yourartsygirl podcast was born! I plan to keep reaching out to artists and writers I know or those I feel would be great to feature on my show.

What’s a common misconception or unknown aspect of what you do?

The common misconception is that everyone is podcasting. Well, not everyone in my circle, at least. Everyone thinks it is hard. It is at first, as with everything that is new, and I am still learning.

What’s the most challenging part of your Hustle?

Trying to keep up with the weekly podcast scheduling: finding the artist to interview, interview the artist, edit the episode, post and market the episode. I am a one woman show.

What’s the most valuable piece of business advice/insight that’s helped you?

Keep consistent with your goals and share your passion!

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