Oct 8, 2019

Breanna Sinclaire, Opera Singer

Breanna Sinclaire's life is the stuff operas are written about. She happens to be the only operatic soprano in the world who is transgender. Born in Baltimore, Breanna made her way west - graduating from the California Institute of the Arts where she earned a BFA and where her transition began. There were some very dark days following graduation and her acceptance to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she earned an MFA. Breanna was the first transwoman in the opera program. She made her debut with the San Francisco Symphony on New Year's Eve. 3 years earlier, Breanna sang the National Anthem at an Oakland A's baseball game before a crowd of 30,000. There's no way you won't be impacted by Breanna's extraordinary journey to find her true, authentic self.

Jan 8, 2019

Pearl Gluck, Filmmaker

Pearl Gluck has stories to tell, including her own. As a filmmaker she's been doing so for 20 years. Pearl, who grew up in the insular, cloistered tight-knit Hasidic community of Boro Park, Brooklyn, left to attend college. She's written, directed several documentaries and award winning short films. And now, "The Turn Out," Pearl's first full-length feature which explores sex trafficking at rural truck stops. Pearl shares her personal and professional journeys in this open, honest, heart-warming conversation.

Jan 12, 2016

Donna Ferrato

You're in for a riveting, eye-opening, disturbing conversation with Donna Ferrato. The internationally acclaimed and awarding-winning photojournalist is behind the groundbreaking documentation of the hidden world of domestic violence. Her book, Living With the Enemy, went into 4 printings and along with exhibitions and lectures, sparked a national discussion on sexual violence and women's rights. This is a conversation that should not be missed.

Jun 2, 2015

Aryn Quinn

ArynQuinn.pngAryn Quinn has some tale to tell. She, like her mother and sister, is a domestic abuse survivor. As a young child, she watched her father brutally beat her mother - and was powerless to help. Aryn's helping now. The former model is the founder and CEO of EndAbuse4Good - a nonprofit aimed at preventing dating and domestic abuse against teens, women and children. Its goal is to make sure every student in the U.S. takes a class dedicated to preventing domestic abuse before it begins. Students learn about teen dating violence, self-esteem and the need to stay on track with their personal goals. This is a conversation you can't afford to miss.

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