Feb 13, 2019
In this week’s episode, we talk with Chaya Milchtein about starting her blog – The Mechanic Shop Femme – which has certainly become much more than just a blog. Chaya now offers automotive classes and consultation services, and automotive career coaching. The blog covers automotive topics as well as plus-size fashion and LGBT lifestyle. Through her blog and classes, Chaya empowers women and LGBT+ with knowledge about car maintenance.
Call me a workaholic, call me a paradox, call me something else; I call myself Chaya and my motto is “If the shoe fits don’t just wear it, rock it!”
I’m an outspoken female service manager making my mark in a field of older men and sometimes skeptical customers. I have proven through my experience and knowledge that I have earned my place and respect.
I use my automotive knowledge to empower women and queer folks through online classes and consultations.
In addition to my work in the automotive industry, I manage social media accounts for bloggers, models and brands looking to build their presence online and strengthen their customer reach via their social media channels.
While sharing images of me in fabulous colorful dresses, I blog about automotive repairs, plus size fashion and social media every now and then. I am proof that you can be feminine and work in a male-dominated field without compromising yourself.
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Music: Sunshine by The Icicles