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#metoo – i want what SHE has

#127 “The Marginalized Majority” with Onnesha Roychoudhuri

Onnesha Roychoudhuri is a writer, speaker, and educator with over 15 years of experience working at the intersection of storytelling and social justice.

She is the author of The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America, named one of the best books of 2018 by Kirkus Reviews. (NOTE: you can buy it at RoughDraft in Kingston.)

Onnesha regularly leads writing and storytelling workshops for organizations across the country, including the Moth and the Reproduction Health Access Project, as well as at universities such as San Francisco State University, Rutgers University, Hunter College, Pratt Institute, and Western ConnecticutState University, where she is an instructor in the graduate writing program.

Part of this work involves trainings to advocates working on the frontlines of the fight for social justice and equity.

A 2013 fellow at the Center for Fiction, Onnesha’s writing has appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, Kenyon Review, n+1Virginia Quarterly ReviewThe Boston Review, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, The NationThe American Prospect, Salon, and Mother Jones. She is a 2011 and 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee, and has been awarded residencies at Hedgebrook and Blue Mountain Center.

Today we had some fun and deep moments discussing topics like journalism, her book, white male objectivity, #metoo, protests, Black Lives Matter, truth, social justice story telling and self care. One of my favorite quotes from her book, “To believe that non-violent protest is unnecessary, pointless, over the top or reflective of an unreasonable impatience presupposes that your day to day existence is tolerable and acceptable.” Truth!

Onnesha is participating in a virtual Moth Mainstage on August 6th, mark your calendars!

Today’s show was engineered Manuel Blas from

We also heard music from Shana Falana!

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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.


Jacinta Bunnell, ,,

Jenny Shulkin ,

Today’s show was engineered by Manuel Blas of Radio Kingston,
We heard music from Shana Falana,, and audio from the film, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,

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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

Jen Donovan


Today’s show was engineered by Manuel Blas of Radio Kingston,
We heard music from Shana Falana,, and audio from WINGS!

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#8 Lori Ann King (Author) / Vickie Tanner (Writer, Performer) “Hashtag Me Too”

On today’s show Shana and Theresa break down the #metoo conversation further by looking at the messages they received as young women and how those messages shaped how they’ve responded to men and sexual harassment in their lives.

Special guest, Lori Ann King, writer, author, athlete and health and nutrition coach talks about her personal health journey through a hysterectomy, an oophorectomy, and the sudden onset of surgical menopause. Lori’s book, Come Back Strong, beautifully depicts her challenges through this journey and the ways she’s been able to build back her health and happiness.

Vickie Tanner, a NYC actor, writer and producer, originally from Los Angeles who has worked in film, TV and theatre with Peter Berg, Sir Peter Hall, Donald Margulies and Stacy Cochran. Vickie is the writer and performer of Running Into Me, a solo play which she’s performed in NY, L.A. and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Vickie shares her story about pursuing her dreams as an actor in NYC.

Self care this week takes us to Shana’s safe place where she follows her process as she’s reminded from her friends who follow theirs. Theresa shares about the balance of light and dark and what that means with accepting our shadow sides as we approach the Spring Equinox next week.

Tune in next week when we welcome special guests, Rachel Collet who will talk about her process in building her own home, and Samantha Stephenson about her life as a touring musician with her husband in the band Frenchy and the Punk.

Lori Ann King

Come Back Strong

Vickie Tanner

Today’s show was engineered by Ida Hakkila of Radio Kingston,
We heard music from Shana Falana,, and audio from our guests voicemails!

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