#106 Comedians Jessieca McNabb and Perla Ayora

I managed to keep things relatively sane with these two comedians in the house today. Perla Ayora, Tech Coordinator at Radio Kingston and Stand Up Comedian talks about her roots in the Yucatan, Mayan culture, leaving for the States, the discrimination she faced and how she came to try stand up comedy about a year ago. Jessieca McNabb started performing stand up in the early ’90s and hasn’t stopped making people laugh since. Aside from splitting sides each week as co-host on No One Like You, she is a regular emcee of various comedy events all over the Hudson Valley. She’s been involved in community activism with Harambee Kingston and now co-hosts Harambee Radio, a weekly show on RadioKingston.

We get into a little of the personal and a little of the professional. Uncovering a bit of their process, why comedy is important to them, a transformational life experience each of them had, Black History month, empathy, building connections, breaking down walls, what they do to take care of themselves and lots more. I started this show thinking that doing stand up would be frightening, and I haven’t changed my mind. The fascinating thing is that they both feel the same way. They experience that fear before each of their shows yet they still get out there and do it. I am seriously impressed. Brava ladies!

You can catch them next on February 14th at the Valentine’s Day Love and Laugh Get Down. Lots is happening for Black History Month here in Kingston like Sip and Paint this Sunday, February 9th and Nubian Cafe on Wednesday, February 12th hosted by Radio Kingston’s SB. I’ll say it again here folks, Black History is everyone’s History so it’s a great time to think about what that means for you and how you celebrate your neighbors year-round. If you want to get involved or support Harambee, you can learn more here.

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We heard music from our fave, Shana Falana, http://www.shanafalana.com/

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#32 Judy Linn (Patti Smith 1969-1976 : Photographs) / Jessica Vecchione (Smacked Documentary) “Photographs of the Imaginary Past”

Today we’re shouting out to Vote Save America, AND the NY Times podcast from last weekend, The Last "Year of the Woman".

Our first guest is Judy Linn, photographer and Vassar professor, best known for her book Patti Smith 1969-1976 : Photographs by Judy Linn. Judy talks about her relationship to photography which started out quite rocky and quickly becomes the thing that she needs to try and figure out leading her to a lifelong relationship with the art form, and a very successful career. Judy has had portfolios published in Artforum and BOMB magazine, and her photographs are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Detroit Art Institute, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Getty Collection, among others. She has received an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and grants from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Anonymous Was A Woman, and the Peter S. Reed Foundation. Judy shares so honestly about her life and her unique perspectives including her belief that all photographs lie. She’s working on another book of photography taken in the early 70’s from her time in Detroit working for a local paper. Can’t wait for this…hint, bouffant hair and pointy collars.

Our second guest is Jessica Vecchione, videographer and documentarian. Her company is Vecc Videography, she’s been an accomplished videographer in the Hudson Valley for over 20 years. She recently released SMACKED, her new documentary film about the opiate crisis. This 69 minute film was her way of truly uncovering all that is happening with the police, the health care system, and those who struggle with the addiction. Jessica shares how she really broke through in film by making a documentary about the town of Fleischmans. She works with many nonprofits in the Hudson Valley and across New York State. Jessica’s advice to aspiring videographers/filmmakers, just do it, follow your passion, and be kind along the way

Self care! Be KIND!!! Move from the heart space. Don’t fall into the patriarchal trap of operating from the analytical mind.

Vote Save America: | NY Times Podcast "Year of the Woman:

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We heard music from Shana Falana, http://www.shanafalana.com/, and audio from the film, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, http://www.shesbeautifulwhenshesangry.com

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#29 Jacinta Bunnell (Girls Will Be Boys, Coloring Book) / Jenny Shulkin (Ooh LaLoom) “Coloring Outside the Lines, Weaving and Dying”

Today Shana and Theresa Girl Talk on the state of #metoo after tuning into 1A’s coverage of CBS’s handling of the allegations against Les Moonves and how corporations are preparing across the board for continued allegations to surface.

Jacinta Bunnell brightens the studio with her creativity and enthusiasm for her feelings. Jacinta is an artist, activist, author and co-founder of B.R.A.W.L. 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. Speaking of, she has 4 very important, Queer positive and gender bending, coloring books that are opening up the lines and the boxes that kids have historically found themselves in. She recently began supporting Planned Parenthood through her art activism where she helps young people create art telling their story about how Planned Parenthood has helped them. You can see all that goodness at iluvplannedparenthood on Instagram. Finally, if you need helping sifting through belongings and getting rid of what you no longer need, Jacinta is the Marie Condo of the Hudson Valley.

Jenny Shulkin of OoLaLoom joins us and talks about how she got into weaving and the intricacies of weaving and dying. How she is finding her way in her craft staying true to herself and the way she wants to be weaving, creating and learning and evolving the business side of her work, and how she stays motivated and pushes through or gives herself permission to stop when she wants to.

Self care today takes us backward, or forward, stuffed animals and how slowing down is important for everything to continue to exist, including YOU! Tune into the podcast Secret Feminist Agenda that Shana recommends if you want to learn more about the art of slow everything and how stuffed animals may save your health and your sanity. Theresa talks about mantra…again, and one of her favorite musicians, Erika Wennerstrom, and how her lyrics have been her mantra when times get tough. Erika has a new-ish album out that is all about self-love, yeah! Go and get it and watch those mantras running in your head.

Next week we welcome GT Thomas, musician and artist and Lauree Ostrofsky, Author, Career Coach, Hugger, Founder of Simply Leap, LLC and Hudson Valley Women in Business. Until next week, love yourself and uplift one another.

LINKS:

https://the1a.org/shows/2018-08-07/is-there-a-metoo-playbook

Jacinta Bunnell
https://www.jacintabunnell.com/,
http://hudsonvalleybrawl.com/ ,
https://www.facebook.com/queerbookcommittee/,
https://www.instagram.com/iluvplannedparenthood/

Jenny Shulkin
https://www.facebook.com/jenny.shulkin.3?ref=br_rs ,
https://www.oolaloomhandwoven.com/

https://secretfeministagenda.com/

https://genius.com/Heartless-bastards-hold-your-head-high-lyrics

https://erikawennerstrom.bandcamp.com/album/sweet-unknown

Today’s show was engineered by Manuel Blas of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org.
We heard music from Shana Falana, http://www.shanafalana.com/, and audio from the film, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, http://www.shesbeautifulwhenshesangry.com

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#28 Theresa’s Nieces (Roadtrippin) / Jamie Sanin (CelebrateWomxn845) “Being a Girl and Supporting Womxn”

Shana’s holding down the studio while Theresa is reporting in from Wisconsin. In Girl Talk, we talk about a new show idea of street interviews of hip grannies that Shana has affectionately dubbed "biddies." Which leads us to a shout out to Antonio from la Voz and his coverage of Grannies Respond and their caravan to the border at Texas to protest the government’s treatment of immigrants seeking asylum. Then Shana and Theresa take a trip down memory lane to talk about life as they remembered it as a 5th grader, what it means to be a cool kid, and the challenges of not feeling like one.

Intro to Theresa’s roadtrippin interview with her nieces Eva (9 years old) and Amelia (12 years old) which was recently recorded on a car trip where Theresa tries to get into the head of a young girl. They are big into Youtube, no surprise there, like to dance, play sports, do math, and go tubing.

Our in studio guest is Jamie Sanin, artist and educator who works for Orange County Arts Council and founded CelebrateWomxn845. Jamie shares her memories of being a 5th grader, how she was big into music and choir and how she continues to be an artist and create art to this day. She enjoys breaking down access and the resistance or fear of art from the viewers perspective. How CelebrateWomxn845 began and how it was consciously inclusive of womxn who also identify as.

Self care talk is all about forgiveness today. Both Shana and Theresa have been exploring forgiveness in their own lives and how it feels like a form of self care, so this will probably not be the end of the conversation. If you’re looking for support in helping yourself forgive someone else, or even yourself, here’s an initial resource that Theresa found which may be helpful to you.

Today’s show was engineered by Manuel Blas from Radio Kingston, and we heard music from our very own Shana Falana. Until next week, love yourself and uplift one another!

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#25 Cal Patch (Crochet, Entrepeneur) / Hawley Hussie (HHArtLab) “Happiness and Freedom…that’s SUCCESS”

In this week’s Girl Talk, Shana shares a tip on a new podcast from Dana Falsetti, a self defined "fat" yoga teacher who’s podcast dives into confidence, authenticity, critical thinking, body justice, inclusivity and awareness. Theresa offers up another Morning Matcha podcast on emotional metabolism with Dr. Habib Sadeghi which she found helpful in better understanding the benefits of mindfulness and not collecting residual emotional build up from moment to moment.

HOT FLASH! Shana’s having a hot flash. She’s pissed. A woman who will remain unnamed is critical of 12 step programs, and Shana believes, it’s all hands on deck. We are in a crisis and these programs are helping people. Haters should just "shut up!"

Our first guest Cal Patch joins us in the studio to talk about moving through her dreams of becoming a designer and a shopkeeper to finding her happy place on a mini-farm in the Hudson Valley where she can crochet, sew, weave, make art, and teach her craft to those who want to learn. She’s written a book on pattern making which you can buy from your local bookstore, just ask them to order it for you. Find her in the Valley and beyond teaching and bring your maker self alive.

Hawley Hussey, artist, writer, occasional performer, a living room lounge singer, cold water swimmer, Coney Island Mermaid, educator and activist joins us in the studio to talk about how she’s created her current life affirming gig at the HHArtLab which is a contemporary art makers space where newly arrived immigrants and special needs children can deepen their personal art practice and build community. Hawley shares her values in life and how they help her make decisions about what to do and how to do it. She finishes up by serenading Shana and Theresa with her rendition of "God’s Plan" by Drake.

Tomorrow’s the New Moon, and Theresa shared Mystic Mamma’s beautiful words about loving our whole selves, that’s ALL the parts!

Stay tuned for next week’s show where we invite Tiziana Agnello, owner of Love Thy Beast, and Jill Bressler, Designer turned User Experience expert. Until next week, love yourself and uplift one another.

Dana Falsetti
https://danafalsetti.com/dana-falsetti-podcast/

Morning Matcha
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_M6lI8u4io

Cal Patch
http://calpatch.com/
http://calpatch.com/my-book/

Hawley Hussey
https://www.instagram.com/hawleyhusseyarts/

Today’s show was engineered by Manuel Blas of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org.
We heard music from Shana Falana, http://www.shanafalana.com/, Blossom Dearie, and WINGS audio clip!

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#24 Jen Shagawat (Shellshag, Starcleaners) “Freedoms and Staying True to Your Dreams Through it All”

It’s Independence Day, and today we’re Girl Talking about the meaning of independence for ourselves and for everyone. For those of you wanting to work on your own white privilege, check out Wild Mystic Woman on Instagram.

Shana and Theresa continue the conversation around eating habits and healing ourselves, freeing ourselves you might say from the emotional pull of food, and Shana shares from her journaling on her own personal beliefs. If you want support in this conversation around intuitive eating, tune into the Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison.

We also get to hear a fun and wild ride of an interview Shana did with her original "i want what SHE has" gal pal, Jen Shagawat, musician and producer, owner of Jewel Street Studio in Brooklyn, NY, drummer and singer for the band Shellshag, co-creator of Shellshonic Shag-O-Vision and owner of Starcleaner Records. Check out Jen’s doc on the band the Slits HERE! Whew…enjoy the show, and let’s work together to make sure all beings are safe, happy and free!

Next week’s guests are Cal Patch, maker extraordinaire and Theresa’s sewing guru, and Hawley Hussey, artist, writer, educator and activist. Until then, Love YOURSELF and uplift one another!!!

Wild Mystic Woman
https://www.instagram.com/wildmysticwoman/

Food Psych with Christy Harrison
https://christyharrison.com/foodpsych/

Jen Shagawat
http://www.starcleaner.com/
http://www.slitsdoc.com/about-1.html

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#23 Shana’s Private Journal Entry / Mercedes Samuels (Singer Songwriter) “Intuitive Eating, Loving Yourself and Making Discipline Fun”

Today we switch things up and extend Girl Talk to go deep into Geneen Roth’s book, Women Food and God. Shana shares her personal story about her own relationship to food and dieting. After recently dipping back in to dieting after having believed she’d healed her relationship to food and herself, she opened herself up to learning more about the healing that she needs. We talked about the importance of being open to learning about ourselves and to compassionately witnessing ourselves, to listening to our bodies and to ignoring "The Voice" that tells us we’re not good enough, can’t have what we want or be who we want to be. To be continued next week when we dig into the emotional freedom of working through obsessive/compulsive behavior.

Next we hear Shana’s interview with Mercedes Samuels, a musician, who shares her beautiful wisdom, this woman is wise…right now she’s reading The Art of Loving and learning about making discipline fun and how to have better concentration.

Next week we hear Shana’s interview with Jen Shagawat from Shellshag and dip into FREEDOM! Until next week, love yourself and uplift one another.

Geneen Roth
https://geneenroth.com/

Mercedes Samuels
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-uCYgNziKa8d_pTMyjVabQ

Today’s show was engineered by Manuel Blas of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org.
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#21 Girls Inc (In Her Voice Podcast) / Alison Leiber (Quiver Music Licensing) “Girl Power and Being True to Yourself”

With Theresa calling in from her family visit in Wisconsin, she and Shana talk about what her nieces are up to, getting a feel on what it’s like to be a young girl in today’s world.

Theresa shares her interview with Maria Jansdotter Farr and Emma and Jordan, two New Paltz High School students, participating in the Girls Inc. program and their podcast In Her Voice which digs into the topics of Toxic Masculinity, Gender-based Violence and Conditioned Sexism.

Shana shares her interview with Alison Lieber of Quiver and (formerly Team Love) where the two discussed finding the dream job, what you give up along the way, staying connected with magic, and making hard decisions.

Next week we welcome Maiko Hata, Jazz singer and Rachel Brennecke, aka Bon Jane, photographer in to the studio. Until then, love yourself and uplift one another!

Girl’s Inc.
http://girlsinculsterdutchess.org/

In Her Voice
https://soundcloud.com/user-710121121

Today’s show was engineered by Manuel Blas of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org.
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#16 Carla Rozman (Artist, Designer) / Jen Donovan (Le Shag) “Beauty and Business”

Theresa is joined by guest hostess, Carla Rozman, designer and artist, while Shana is in Scotland. We discuss the latest in (hashtag)metoo, and critique the design of Melania’s new campaign to combat bullying. Jen Donovan, founder of LeShag, talks about how she got into the beauty and makeup world, how she’s built a successful business and why she is training new aspiring salon owners in how to become successes of their own. In the theme of Mother’s Day, we were joined by special guest callers, Theresa’s Mom and Jen’s Mom and learn a little about who and what inspires them. Carla plays the Vogue 73 questions game with Jen, and we learn a bit about parthenogenesis from Frieda Werden at WINGS. (That’s virgin births for those of you intrigued.)

Next week, we are joined by musical goddess, Sarah Perrotta and projection artist and designer, BA Miale. Leave us your voicemail telling us who has what you want and why! 845-481-3428

Carla Rozman
http://www.carlarozman.com/

Jen Donovan
https://www.jendonovan.com/

WINGS
http://previous.ncra.ca/dspProgramDetail.cfm?programID=197462

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#13 Liz Harrington (O+ Fest, Entrepreneur) / Kim Field (Stargazer Lilies) “Life After New York City”

On today’s show, Shana and Theresa catch up with each other. Shana talks about her week in the studio recording her new album and on the emotions that come up thinking about whether this is her last one. Theresa gets a little vulnerable talking about the saga of setting up a baby gate for other Mom’s at the yoga studio as she works through her own emotions of trying to have a baby. Tissues may be needed.

Special in studio guest, Liz Harrington, Mom, Wife, pollinator for Hudson Valley’s local currency, community builder, and innovator talks about how she was able to leave NYC behind and is in the process of building her dream life in the Hudson Valley. After a life threatening birth with her second child, she and her family refocused their priorities, downsized, and started looking to community for support and nourishment. Liz and her cheerleading attitude is an inspiration to us all!

We also hear from Kim Field, singer and bass player for shoegaze band, The Stargazer Lilies. Kim also made the big leap away from NYC to the Poconos, PA looking for a different lifestyle. She shares the ups and downs of being a musician and how she overcomes those challenges to pursue her dreams.

On next week’s show we speak with KayCee Wimbish who founded the Kingston YMCA Farm Project in an abandoned field in the middle of the city, and Sammi Niss, drummer, cancer survivor and songwriter performing her first solo show, Hiding Behind Sound, at the end of this month.

Leave us YOUR voicemail telling us about a woman who has what you want and why…or in other words, who inspires you, what traits to you admire in another woman…you get it. Call US, 845.481.3428, and we’ll play your voicemail on the show!

Liz Harrington
https://www.facebook.com/lizzy.harrington

Hudson Valley Current
https://hudsonvalleycurrent.org/

Kim Field
https://www.thestargazerlilies.com/

Today’s show was engineered by Ida Hakkila of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org.
We heard music from Shana Falana, http://www.shanafalana.com/, Stargazer Lilies, and audio from our guests voicemails!

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