#StrokeofGenius – moment where you choose how to live the rest of your life

#StrokeofGenius – moment where you choose how to live the rest of your life

Liam and Kyle from Share Your Stroke of Genius
Liam and Kyle from Share Your Stroke of Genius
Hi Guys
Do you know that kind of podcast you wish some day you would be part of? It’s the Stroke of a Genius. A real glimpse of a genius that started it and is making an impact on many lives. I am so honoured to be part of this journey and I had the chance to help a little with my story. I am sharing with you here what this project is about and a bio of it creators. They make weekly lives on Instagram its so worth taking a look.

#StrokeofGenius is about that seemingly small, yet incredibly important moment where you choose how to live the rest of your life. When you open up and share this, it gives others the opportunity to experience that moment too. 

In 2017 we set out across America to find the #StrokeofGenius in people who have overcome life-changing, traumatic medical events. We documented the stories of 9 individuals from New York City, Nashville, Austin, Denver, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Seattle. Since the road trip, through online distribution of short clips, a live talk show on Instagram, live events, and speaking engagements, we have built an active online community. We take a unique approach to raising awareness, building community and inspiring hope for those who have lost the sense of life.

Liam and Kyle from Share Your Stroke of Genius
Liam and Kyle from Share Your Stroke of Genius

 

Right now, as we shape the story into a 9 episode, broadcast ready documentary series, we are using our online momentum and strategic partnerships to create an Internet based video platform for people to share their own story to enrich the lives of others.

 

#StrokeofGenius champions the human spirit.  Ultimately, this project is about sharing stories of triumph and empowering people to share their own stories.

 

Kyle Mengelkamp

 

Kyle grew up in Palm Springs, began his career in Los Angeles, and now resides in New York. He has worked with the NY Mets for 5 years producing/editing a show for SNY, made video content for Lacoste in the 2017 Presidents Cup, created video content for City of New York working with elementary and middle school kids, and several startups to produce impactful content that makes a difference. He graduated from California State University, Long Beach, in 2009 and started his career in film.

 

In Kyle’s free time, he is the New York chapter Co-Director of the House of Genius where he curates NY’s finest thinkers that have a unique culture, different perspective and ideas to shape this world.

 

Liam Alexander 

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Podcast

 

Is a Critically acclaimed internationally exhibited fine artist, and Creative Director with the intention of catalyzing social change through artistic expression.

 

Liam has created community focussed independent creative projects such as:  IThou at the NYU Kimmel Galleries & The Exchange at Rush Arts. His work has been published in magazines like Nylon and Rolling Stone and he has executed film and creative projects for major brands like Wix.com, The City of New York, Samsung, Volvo, and Renaissance Hotels.

 

He serves as the Fine Art Chair of the American Society of Media Photographers, New York Chapter, is graduate of Parsons School of Design, and the Creative Director of The Influencers; a community of over 1000 high-impact influencers from across every industry.

 

For Speaking Engagements

 

Liam and Kyle from Share Your Stroke of Genius
Kyle from Share Your Stroke of Genius


FINDING your  #STROKEOFGENIUS

Kyle Mengelkamp and Liam Alexander

 

Kyle and Liam are the creators of #StrokeofGenius a documentary series about that seemingly small, yet incredibly important moment where you choose how to live the rest of your life.

 

How do you find your #StrokeofGenius? Well, over the last year Kyle and Liam have been traveling the US, and hosting a weekly Instagram Live show sitting down with people who have not only survived life altering medical events, but are now thriving.  Kyle can relate, he had a stroke at age 11, and Liam having not lived through something like this, brings a unique outside perspective. Together they explore topics of survival, thriving, what it takes to live a triumphant life, the importance of storytelling for our species, and the dramatic impact you can have on the world, just by sharing your story.

 

Kyle Speaking Bio

 

Kyle grew up in Palm Springs, began his career in Los Angeles, and now resides in New York. He has worked with the NY Mets for 5 years producing/editing a show for SNY, made video content for Lacoste in the 2017 Presidents Cup, created video content for City of New York working with elementary and middle school kids, and several startups to produce impactful content that makes a difference. He graduated from California State University, Long Beach, in 2009 and started his career in film.

 

In Kyle’s free time, he is the New York chapter Co-City Director of the House of Genius where he curates NY’s finest thinkers that have a unique culture, different perspective and ideas to shape this world. Recently, Kyle was on The Conscious Consultant / Talk Radio NYC Podcast, Story Corp Podcast, speaker at House of Genius, CalTrans in California, and the alumni film association at his old universities all sharing his #StrokeofGenius after 21 years.

 

Liam Speaking Bio

Liam Alexander
Liam Alexander

Is a Critically acclaimed internationally exhibited fine artist and Creative Director, with the intention of catalyzing social change through artistic expression. He has spoken at Wix.com, Projections, B&H, North Shore Art Guild, and throughout the New York area on the topics of creativity, finding your passion, redefining what’s possible in your medium and catalyzing social change through art.  Liam is a contributor to Sharpen, the online Magazine fo ASMP and has also appeared on The Conscious Consultant Rado Show & East Village Radio.

 

Liam has created community focussed independent creative projects such as:  IThou at the NYU Kimmel Galleries & The Exchange at Rush Arts. His work has been published in magazines like Nylon and Rolling Stone and he has executed film and creative projects for major brands like Wix.com, The City of New York, Samsung, Volvo, and Renaissance Hotels.

 

He serves as the Fine Art Chair of the American Society of Media Photographers, New York Chapter, is graduate of Parsons School of Design, and the Creative Director of The Influencers; a community of over 1000 high-impact influencers from across every industry.

 

I am happy to officially announce I am a WheelAir ambassador.

I am happy to officially announce I am a WheelAir ambassador.

Take a look at what they said on their website:

“We are delighted to share with you that the

one and only Samanta Bullock is joining

Paralympian Michael Kerr in the role as our

official brand ambassador!

Samanta 
Model, athlete, influencer…
An SCI superstar!

Samanta is one of a kind. Originally from Brazil, she has played sport and modelled from a young age.

She played tennis to the highest level and was part of the London 2012 Paralympic Ceremony as a sway pole

and trapeze artist! Watch her on the sway pole here…amazing!

She is also a fashion icon, running a very successful blog and Instagram account. She appeared on the catwalk

during London Fashion week last year and she’s modelled for Kuschall Wheelchairs, Invacare, Wheelie-Chix Chic,

WeAdapt and Graton Jeans to name a few! And her next debut… wheelAIR! We can’t wait to pin her down for

a photo shoot 😏.

As well as all this, Samanta is heavily involved with promoting inclusivity for those with disabilities, working with

Parallel LondonThe Agitos Foundation and Fashion Inclusivo.

Samanta Bullock - wheelAIR brand ambassador
Samanta Bullock during London Fashion show – Photo by James Lyon
Samanta Bullock - wheelAIR brand ambassador
Samanta using her wheelAIR in London. 

Our CEO, Corien, had the pleasure of meeting Samanta this week in London… and many exciting ideas were

hatched to spread awareness of inclusivity and accessibility. Two powerful woman putting their minds

together… we’re excited to see what the future holds.

She told us that she thinks the wheelAIR will “change the game for wheelchair users.”

Read the rest of what Samanta thinks about the wheelAIR in her blog. “

Get your £100.00 Discount with the voucher “SamantaBullock”

Samanta Bullock joins us as official brand ambassador!

Get Inspired by Inspire Katia

Get Inspired by Inspire Katia

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Get Inspired by Inspire Katia

I had the honour to interview and exchange some experience with this lovely woman Katia from the youtube channel Inspire Katia. So I asked her to give us few tips in how to be motivated and inspired. Take a look at this wonderful video.


Take a look at the video and let me know if you liked it.

Mik Scarlet Interview on Fashion for Wheelchair Users

Mik Scarlet Interview on Fashion for Wheelchair Users

Hi friends.

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Mik Scarlet

I really enjoyed talking fashion with fellow Parallel London ambassador Mik Scarlet.  We share thoughts on the best clothes for wheelchair users and Mik talks in a very honest and humorous way about his views on the fashion industry. He gives an insight into his choice of clothes and you may be surprised.  Take a look at the video. Thank you to Parallel London for the use of your meeting room for this interview.

Love Sam x