Feb 5, 2019

Deb Brandon, Textile Arists/Author

Deb Brandon's career is an eclectic one to say the least. Born in England, raised there, Israel and Switzerland, she lives in Pittsburgh and is a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University, which is where she earned her PhD. Deb's a respected textile artist whose book, "Threads Around the World" describes how artisans from 25 diverse cultures create traditional fiber arts using centuries old methods. Deb is also a brain injury survivor who underwent 3 surgeries in as many weeks. She kept a diary, which eventually evolved into a book: "But My Brain Had Other Ideas: A Memoir or Recovery from Brain Surgery." We cover a lot of ground in this open, honest, life affirming conversation.

Sep 26, 2017

Alison Desir, Athlete

Alison Desir is a force to be reckoned with. Passionate about community, mental health and fitness she got into distance running in 2012 as a way to cope with depression. It turned her life around. She founded Harlem Run and Run 4 All Women, and has been named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running, Alison takes a breather to sit down with us and share her inspirational story.

Jun 21, 2016

Ana Castillo, Author and Activist

Ana Castillo, a poet, award-winning novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor and playwright, is one of the most celebrated voices in contemporary Chicana literature. In her most recent book, Black Dove: Mama, Mi'jo and Me, she details her life as a single, brown, feminist parent, while at the same time, describes her against-all-odds career as a writer and activist. Join us for an enlightening, eye-opening and fascinating conversation.

May 31, 2016

Anastasia Higginbotham, Children’s Book Illustrator and Author

Meet and get to know Anastasia Higginbotham, writer, illustrator and creator of the children's book series, "Ordinary Terrible Things." It tells the stories of youngsters who navigate trouble with "their senses sharp and souls intact. Help may come from family, counselors, teachers and dreams, but it's the children who find their own way." Anastasia's first book, "Divorce is the Worst," published by the Feminist Press was followed by "Death is Stupid." Both books tackle very critical, sensitive topics and are must reads for both children and adults.

Oct 20, 2015

Lois Prislovsky, PhD

LoisPrislovsky.jpgLois Prislovsky, PhD, is an educational psychologist who prior to opening a private practice created and served as director of the special needs program at the University of Tennessee. It served student athletes with disabilities. Her areas of expertise include working with clients on the autistic spectrum, ADHD coaching, and anxiety management. Our conversation focuses on the special relationship she has with one of her clients, an autistic and mute 43-year-old woman. They're in business together.

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