Tanya and I talk about a mutually favorite subject…DOGS! Beyond their puppy dog eyes and waggly tails, she shares how Agape Animal Rescue came to be, what it’s like to raid a dog fighting operation, and how inspiring it is when she’s able to find forever homes for rescues who simply want to be someone’s everything. What happened to dogs affected by Hurricane Harvey? What about Michael Vick? Did Gypsy find a home? All that and more.
- 0:01:44 Abby the Violinist
- 0:02:19 Abby describes her music
- 0:03:29 Electric violin vs Acoustic violin
- 0:08:14 Musical career highlights
- 0:11:54 “Purple Rain” tribute cover
- 0:16:22 Designing a custom tuxedo
- 0:19:09 Non-Profit Spotlight: Camp Penuel
- 0:20:42 Modeling segment introduction
- 0:22:25 Photographing pageantland
- 0:25:47 How Abby started modeling career
- 0:28:56 Early along in modeling career
- 0:30:26 Parental guidance for modeling career
- 0:34:29 How Abby felt about her first photo shoot experience as a 12-year-old
- 0:36:49 A shady experience with another photographer and how her agency responded
- 0:39:27 Models are independent contractors
- 0:43:05 Modeling and female objectification
- 0:51:34 On retouching and superficiality
- 0:55:10 Intimate portraits and intent
- 0:58:31 Pre-sunrise photoshoot
- 1:01:48 Celebrating feminity
- 1:04:35 Songs that celebrate women
- 1:08:15 Closing remarks
For a look at Agape Animal Rescue’s currently adoptable dogs, visit this adoptables page.
Meet Your Next Running Buddy with Nolensville Running Club
We mentioned several photographs in this episode. See below.
This episode’s Non-Profit Spotlight is, naturally, Agape Animal Rescue. You’ve heard Tanya tell about stories about the organization in this episode, and here’s some further info about their mission.
Here’s a list of products mentioned in our conversation plus a few additional favorites Tanya and I highly recommend for fellow dog lovers. These are affiliate links from which Collected Clan receives a small commission at no additional cost to you that offsets costs of producing these episodes.
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale [Movie]
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel [Book]
One Good Dog: A Novel [Book]
The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs [Book]
The Dog Who Saved Me: A Novel [Book]
Where the Red Fern Grows [Book]
White Fang: 100th Anniversary Collection [Book]
The Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog [Book]