Jul 20, 2021

Nyasha Williams - Author, Activist, and Former Kindergarten Teacher

Author, activist and former kindergarten teacher, Nyasha Williams - who was adopted into a trans-racial family - grew up in South Africa and the U.S. A former kindergarten teacher and author, her picture book, "I Affirm Me: The ABCs of Inspiration for Black Kids" was inspired by the words Nyasha and her students recited at the beginning of every day: "I am confident and capable. I learn at my own pace. I am loved, and I believe in me. I believe in us." Nyasha is pursuing social justice, decolonizing work and creating for her community full-time. You won't want to miss this fascinating conversation.

May 11, 2021

Betty Yu - Multimedia Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker, Activist, Educator

Betty Yu combines film, new media platforms and community-infused approaches in her work. A tireless promoter of social justice initiatives, she is a co-founder of Chinatown Art Brigade, a cultural collective which uses art to oppose gentrification in the New York City neighborhood, resulting in the loss of affordable housing and mass displacement. Join us for an eye-opening and inspiring conversation with this passionate, committed activist-artist.

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!

Dec 29, 2020

REVISIT Heather Booth - Organizer and Activist

For the last podcast of the year, we are revisiting our conversation with Heather Booth. Heather is a force to be reckoned with and that’s a very good thing! She is one of the country’s  leading strategists when it comes to progressive issue campaigns and driving issues in elections. Heather’s organizing and commitment to social justice began during the civil rights, anti-Vietnam War and women’s movements of the 1960s. She also started JANE, an underground abortion service in 1965 before Roe v Wade became law. We cover a lot of territory in this open, honest, impactful conversation with a compassionate, committed woman.

Sep 29, 2020

Ashley Rouse - Chef, Culinary Entrepreneur, Activist

Chef, culinary entrepreneur, activist - just three of the hats worn by Ashley Rouse. She also happens to be the founder of Brooklyn-based Trade Street Jam Company, a minority and woman-certified batch jam company. Ashley creates fruit forward and clean tasting vegan jams that are low in sugar, but high in flavor. A few enticing samples:  Blueberry-Lemon- Basil Jam, Smoked Yellow Peach, Strawberry-Chipolte-Fig. Join us for this mouth watering conversation with yet another creative woman.

Sep 15, 2020

Mama Gloria Allen

You're about to meet and get to know one helluva woman! 75-year-old Gloria Allen is a transgender woman who grew up in the 50s and 60s on Chicago's South Side and transitioned from George to Gloria after high school, but obviously before the Stonewall Uprising. Her story is riveting, empowering, inspirational. Case in point - while in her 60s, Gloria started a charm school for homeless trans youth - hence the 'Mama.' And....Mama Gloria is the title of a documentary (directed by former CWCW guest Luchina Fisher) that chronicles the life of this amazing woman. This is a conversation you won't want to miss!

Aug 11, 2020

Ashley Lyn Olson - Founder of wheelchairtraveling.com

When it comes to living her life, nothing seems to stand in Ashley Lyn Olson's way. At 14, a horrific car accident killed her father, crippled her mother, injured her younger sister and left Ashley paralyzed. Her physical limitations didn't stop her from seeing the world. And...in 2006, she founded wheelchairtraveling.com, a resource for people with disabilities. The site averages 25,000 monthly visits and its 70+ videos have been viewed half a million times. You'll want to meet this passionate, ballsy, determined, young woman.

Nov 5, 2019

The Carr-Petrova Duo

Violist Molly Carr and pianist Anna Petrova make beautiful music together and audiences around the world are so grateful!  Acclaimed international soloists, the two joined forces and formed the Carr-Petrova Duo. In August, 2018, they launched "Novel Voices," a year long initiative aimed at raising awareness of the lives and struggles of refugees around the world. They visited 8 camps in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East performing, holding workshops and filming the life stories of their diverse audience members. This is an important, moving conversation with 2 committed, talented and not easily intimidated women who are making a difference!

Oct 29, 2019

Barbara Miller and Leyla Hussein, Filmmakers & Social Activists

You are about to meet and get to know two extraordinary, passionate, committed women. Swiss filmmaker Barbara Miller* is the woman behind the powerful documentary #Female Pleasure. It follows five courageous women from different cultures as they struggle for justice and equality as they take charge of their own bodies. And one of those women is Leyla Hussein, a Somali-born, British psycho-therapist and social activist who was genitally mutilated at the age of seven. She has made it her mission to fight against female genital mutilation or FGM, as well as for the sexual determination of Muslim women worldwide. This is one empowering, moving, critically important conversation.

Oct 22, 2019

Joan Myers Brown, Entrepreneur

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