The Year of the Woman (link below, check it out) Also, our first guest is Judy Linn, photographer and Vassar professor, best known for her book Patti Smith 1969-1976 : Photographs by Judy Linn. Our second guest is Jessica Vecchione, videographer and documentarian, recently of the film Smacked.
Queen Aretha Franklin tribute and shout outs to Theresa’s mom! Our first guest is Tina Barry, writer and author of Mall Flower who has special art exhibit called The Virgina Project, a collab between Tina, her stories and 14 mostly Hudson Valley-based women artists. Our second guest, Carolina Soto, is a formerly incarcerated woman who now works to help other women re-enter after being incarcerated and to change the incarceration system as a whole.
This week’s Girl Talk gets us shouting out and celebrating full figures and then Shana talks about her upcoming tour. Watch out, it’s another HOT FLASH! Shana’s blowing off steam about those who preach negativity, and Theresa points us to Solutions Journalism as the answer to negativity and DRAMA. First guest, Lauree Ostrofsky, founder of Simply Leap and Hudson Valley Women in Business, author, coach and hugger joins us in the studio to share her amazing personal story of healing from a brain tumor and how that led her to transform her life and open Simply Leap, her coaching business and writing her memoir titled “I’m Scared and Doing It Anyway.” G.T. Thomas, musician and creative companion, thrives and finds her greatest success whenever she gets to create with others like former collaborators the Fleet Foxes, B52’S and Betty Seveert. She’s a joy and full of wisdom like, In other words, follow the goose bumps and forget the money. Take care of yourself and turn off your devices. Love your body and seek the joy and gratitude.
We’re still Girl Talking about #metoo with the Les Moonves allegations. Jacinta Bunnell, artist, activist, author and co-founder of B.R.A.W.L., brightens the studio with her creativity and enthusiasm for her feelings. She shares how studying Philosophy helped to shape her ability to think critically and how that in conjunction with taking care of children helped her to see how important it is to feel safe to color outside the lines. Jenny Shulkin of OoLaLoom joins us and talks about how she got into weaving and the intricacies of weaving and dying as well as staying motivated and pushing through. Self care is stuffed animals, slowing the heck down, and the power of mantra. Yes, stuffed animals.
Girl Talking about grannies and being little girls. Theresa shares her interviews with her nieces as a bird’s eye view into the life of a 9 and 12 year old. Shana’s in studio guest Jamie Sanin, artist, educator and founder of CelebrateWomxn845 talks about breaking down access and the resistance to art from the viewers perspective. Self care brings us to forgiveness this week. A big topic that we just touch upon.