LOVE Girls: The Podcast

College students Jasmine Babers and Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw sit down with young women from the Quad Cities and beyond for intimate conversations about young adulthood, touching on difficult topics such as mental health while also having some fun along the way. Jasmine is the founder of Love Girls Magazine, a quarterly publication "for girls, by girls" she started while a student at Rock Island High School. Mikhayla — also a graduate of Rock Island High School — is Vice President of Love Girls Magazine, and was crowned Miss Iowa 2018.

Rumaisa Khawaja, better known as Coach Ru is Certified in Social-Emotional Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching. She has built her career helping people achieve dynamic, positive changes in their lives by providing them with meaningful tools to implement day-to-day.  In fact, she is all about going from someday, to day one. Ru also hosts the Real Talk with Ru podcast which is available wherever you listen to podcasts. 

"A particularly big problem with girls today is that they are refusing to go after anything if everything isn’t perfect.” Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw and Jasmine Babers discuss facing your fears with the author of "If Courage Could Talk", Candace Doby. She is breaking down courage and building up girls.

Fashion Model, Yasmine Arrington, talks about her work with youth of incarcerated parents and what it takes to be a plus-sized model.

18-year-old Karla Lozano knows what it is like to grow up in a violent home and be sexually assaulted. She speaks openly about her trauma and her work with, "Break the Cycle" an organization dedicated to creating a culture without violence.

Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw and Jasmine Babers talk about their, “Crown and Glory” with veteran cosmetologist and Memphis editor, Shenetha Shipp.

Flora Isom, popular Memphis makeup artist from Enhancements Beauty Lounge talks about all things makeup, Kylie Jenner, her favorite brands, beauty, and self-esteem.

You may know her as the daughter of Grammy winner Kid Capri, or from "Growin' Up Hip Hop:New York". On this episode, Vina talks about love, life and music. 

Mikhayla and Jasmine discuss cultural appropriation with, Leslie Klipsch, co-host of "Mama Bears Dares" podcast.

LGM volunteer, Mariah Martinez, talks about conquering depression, her first semester of college and meeting Harry Connick Jr.

Jasmine and Mikhayla host a live podcast at "Girls on Fire," a writing and storytelling conference produced by the LOVE Girls Magazine staff. The annual event is available to middle and high school students. A keynote presentation is followed by hands on writing workshops and an opportunity for students to share their work. The LGM staff has hosted the conference in Iowa and Tennessee. The Girls on Fire conference provides an environment where girls can support each other and make friends.