Sep 6, 2016

Jane Golden, Activist and Artist

Jane Golden is a powerhouse. An artist, visionary, activist, educator, author and expert on urban transformation through art, she is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. It began in 1984 as an anti-graffiti initiative and under Jane's direction has created more than 38-hundred landmark works of art. It is the country's largest mural program. We couldn't be more thrilled that she shares her story with us!

Jul 19, 2016

Agunda Okeyo, Comedian

Born in Nairobi and raised in both Kenya and New York City, Agunda Okeyo describes herself as a Pan-African New Yorker. A writer, producer, filmmaker and activist, Agunda is the creator and force behind the monthly production of "Sisters of Comedy: at Caroline's on Broadway. It's a 'who's who' of black women in stand-up. Agunda's written about race, gender, politics, culture and film for numerous publications including Salon, The Daily Beast, Indiewire's Women and Hollywood blog. This year she produced a benefit show supporting an Equal Rights Amendment aimed at assuring gender equality and also in 2016, was named a Progressive Women's Voices Fellow with the Women's Media Center.

Jun 7, 2016

Allison Orenstein, Photographer

Allison Michael Orenstein's love affair with a camera began when she was 15 and has been going strong ever since. The New York City-based portrait photographer's work has graced the covers and pages of "Vanity Fair," "Esquire," "People," "Vogue," "Elle," "New York" Magazine, "Art Forum," "The Wall Street Journal," "The Hollywood Reporter," "Billboard," and "Town & Country." She's photographed such notables as Chuck Close, Philip Glass, Stella McCartney, John Waters, Billy Crudup, Amy Schumer - the list goes on and on. Enjoy meeting and hearing from this passionate and very creative woman.

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.

Apr 12, 2016

Liz Collins, Artist

Liz Collins is a New York City-based artist, textile, fashion designer and teacher who describes herself as process and materials-driven - working to create hard lines, graphic images and vibrating fields with explosions of color. Recognized internationally for her use of machine knitting to create groundbreaking clothing, textiles and installations, Liz has elevated the relevance of yarn and extended the use of textiles beyond the body - moving them into space and architecture. Enjoy this conversation with a very creative woman.

Mar 22, 2016

Robin Kahn, Artist and Curator

Meet feminist artist, curator and author Robin Kahn. Her paintings, drawings, sculptures, have been exhibited internationally since 1990, and can be found in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian Museum of Women in the Arts, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, to name just a few. Robin says her artistic practice is committed to expanding the definition of art by exploring new strategies for engaging the public. To that end, she recently co-curated "The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet." The exhibition, installed throughout the vast interior of Manhattan's majestic Cathedral of St. John the Divine, focused on food security, sustainability and accessibility. Her introduction to and relationship with food and art is a fascinating and inspirational one. Tune in and learn why.

Dec 29, 2015

Aleah Chapin - Revisited

This week we revisit our 2015 conversation with Aleah Chapin. The artist from Washington State, who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, calls a woman's body a map of her journey through life. She makes sure to capture that map accurately in her portraits, that will either shock you, take your breath away...or both. Experience her work for yourself - www.aleahchapin.com.

Jul 21, 2015

Friday Jones, Part 2

Jones2.jpgIf you want more Friday Jones, you're in luck! Listen in to Part 2 of my conversation with this creative, engaging, out there, impressive woman who's not afraid to tell it like it is.

Jul 14, 2015

Friday Jones, Part 1

It's estimated 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. has at least one tattoo. One of the body artists responsible for that statistic is Friday Jones. She has a studio on Manhattan's 5th Avenue and in Porto, Montenegro. Tune in to Part 1 of this no-holds barred conversation with a classically trained artist who shares what it's like to make it in a mostly man's world.

Apr 21, 2015

Lynne Friedman

LynneinSpain1.jpgUtube_Friedman_Lynne_Night_Life_I_27x17_You're about to meet an extremely interesting woman. Lynne Friedman is a contemporary abstract and landscape artist whose work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions. Her paintings hang in many corporate and private collections and in 2013, was selected by the U.S. Department of State "Art-in-Embassies Program" for our embassy in Djibouti, E. Africa and Colombo, Sri Lanka. Get this, Lynne also happens to be a licensed private investigator! Her assignments have taken her around the world. Listen in and hear how she 'marries' these two careers.

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