May 4, 2021

Anne Geddes - Award-Winning Photographer

We are simply thrilled to welcome Anne Geddes to the CWCW family. Australian-born, New York City based, Anne, has the distinction of being one of the world's most recognized photographers. She is best known for her elaborately staged photos of infants, capturing the purity, beauty and vulnerability of her young subjects. Anne's body of work, which includes 7 award winning coffee table books, calendars, greeting cards and journals, has been published in 84 countries and translated into 24 languages. Anne was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame and is a Global Advocate for Children, advocating for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Apr 27, 2021

Yilian Canizares Part 2 - Violinist, Vocalist, Composer, Activist

She’s back...and we couldn’t be more excited! So much has happened in the life of Yilian Canizares since our first conversation a while ago. This multi-talented violinist, vocalist and composer makes beautiful music by artfully blending jazz, classical music and her Afro-Cuban roots with her unique voice. She’s also an artist with a social conscience and to that end, has been invited to perform during the United Nations World Oceans day on June 8, 2021. For this very special occasion, Yilian will perform Yemaya, her own composition, which pays tribute to the West African Goddess of the Sea. Sit back and enjoy another powerful conversation with this classy, committed, creative woman!

Apr 20, 2021

Kimberly Greenberg - Actress, Singer, Writer, Coach, Teacher

Kimberly Greenbergim has been dubbed the "go-to-gal" for Fanny Brice, the legendary Jewish comedienne, stage and movie star, and the inspiration for the hit film, Funny Girl. Kim's solo show, "Fabulous Fanny: The Songs & Stories of Fanny Brice," has been playing across the country for 9 years and is now streaming on the STELLAR platform. She has performed across the U.S. in national tours, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, regional theater, and cabarets and also happens to be one of the Top 10 Performing Arts Coaches. 

Apr 13, 2021

Jo Weldon - Burlesque Performer, Teacher, Author, Educator, Activist

Ladies and Gentlemen: Meet Jo Weldon! A pioneer/authority in the neo-burlesque movement, she is one of the most recognized burlesque instructors in the world. Jo founded the New York School of Burlesque in 2004 after spending some 30 years stripping, modeling and being immersed in queer-punk movements. She's the author of The Burlesque Handbook and Fierce: The History of Leopard Print. Jo's Sex Worker Style project addresses fashion, gender, stigmatization and the policing of feminized bodies. We can't wait for you to meet this ballsy, talented, classy mover and shaker!

Apr 6, 2021

Johanna Fernandez - Professor, Activist, Author, and Editor

Professor, activist, author, editor, Johanna Fernandez, PhD, teaches 20th Century U.S. History and the history of social movements at Baruch College City University of New York. Her book, “The Young Lords: A Radical History,” chronicles the Puerto Rican counterpart to the Black Panther Party. Dr. Fernandez filed a freedom of Information lawsuit against the New York Police Department, which led to the recovery of the largest repository of police surveillance records in the country, including those of Malcolm X. You can't afford to miss our 'no holds barred' conversation with this passionate, accomplished, inspirational 'force of nature.'

Mar 30, 2021

Cristina Duarte Veronese - Jewelry Designer

New York-based Brazilian jewelry designer Cristina Duarte Veronese is a force to be reckoned with. Her one-of-a-kind, innovative, geometrically-designed earrings, necklaces, pins, rings, and bracelets in sterling silver and gold jewelry combine all aspects of today's changing lifestyles. Created and produced in her Brooklyn studio, Cristina's jewelry is on display at Studio duArte, her store in Manhattan's East Village.

Mar 23, 2021

Jane Monheit - International Billboard #1 Pop/Jazz Vocalist

Jane Monheit makes beautiful music. Acclaimed as one of the quintessential jazz/pop vocalists of her generation, she has performed here, there and everywhere and has collaborated with Michael Buble, Wynton Marsalis, John Pizzarelli and Ramsey Lewis. Jane's newest album,"Come What May," (available through Club44 Records), celebrates her 20th year as a top recording artist. We know you're going to love Jane....come what may!

Mar 16, 2021

Gina Barreca - Author, Editor, Academic, Humorist

Gina Barreca is truly a force of nature. She's written 10 books, edited 11 others, and her work has been translated into several languages. Her latest - FAST FUNNY WOMEN - is a collection of 75 nonfiction essays written by women ages 20 to 89 and includes a whole host of accomplished females. Gina's been featured on CNN, PBS, 20/20, 48 Hours, The Today Show, Oprah and was interviewed for the highly acclaimed PBS series for its profile of Mae West. A full-time academic, Gina teaches at the University of Connecticut and is an honoree of the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. It won't take long for you to become a big GB fan!

Mar 9, 2021

Tracey Rogers - Activist, Certified Life Coach, Professional Astrologer

Activist, Certified Life Coach, Professional Astrologer. It's not often these professions are part of the same resume, but they all describe Tracey Rogers. We cover a lot of ground in this wide-ranging conversation: from Tracey's tireless commitment to combat racial injustice and gender inequality, to learning how astrology can empower us to live empowered lives. This is one CWCW you cannot miss!

Mar 2, 2021

Joyce Scott - Artist, Performance Artist, Lecturer

Artist, sculptor, weaver, print maker, quilter, performance artist, lecturer, educator, MacArthur Fellowship recipient, Joyce Scott is all of the above! Well known for her work in jewelry, glass, and beadwork, she has been called the "Queen of Beadwork." Joyce is renowned for her social commentary on issues such as racism, classism, sexism, violence and cultural stereotypes. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions all over. Join us for a no-holds barred, fascinating conversation with this 'force of nature.'

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