Episode 050 – “Surviving An Attempted Murder, Being Forced To Resign For Being Pregnant, and How Adversity Is What Makes Us Stronger” – “Blissfully retired” English teacher Lou Rocket comes on the podcast to share her gripping story of how her ex-husband tried to kill her and how she survived. Showing the true strength of a great parent, she was back to work one month after the incident, and went on to continue her career as one of the most respected teachers in Fall River, Massachusetts. She tells us of her early career, how she was forced to resign at 7 months pregnant, and how she worked her way back in to teaching when her intuition told her she would need to be independent from her then husband in the future.
Episode 049 – “The Forgotten First Female Director, Cutting Out Misogynists From Your Circle, And How Living All Over The World Opens You To Other Cultures” – Producer/Director Pamela B. Green comes on the podcast to talk about her upcoming documentary, “Be Real” that covers the life and epic career of Alice Guy-Blaché, the first female director in narrative film. We talk about Pam’s long career designing and producing titles for movies we all know and love and how in her research she discovered the mystery of how a woman like Alice Guy could make one thousand movies and be forgotten by the world. Pamela’s a great lover of history and her passion for Alice comes through as she gives us a few teasers of the upcoming documentary.
Check out the trailer and donate to help Pam finish this important film here!
Episode 048 – “Telling Stories With Deep Meaning, How Women Are Treated In Other Parts Of The World, And How Women Directors Up The Quality Of Films Through Competition” – In a great and informative episode, award-winning Writer/Director Mary-Lyn Chambers comes on the podcast. We discuss her time growing up below the equator, why she likes to tell true-life based stories in her films, and how having rational conversations instead of screaming matches can help us work together to end sexism.
Check out Mary-Lyn’s work on her website here!
Episode 047 – Traci Weintraub – “Alienating Guys With Comedy, Living With Lyme Disease, And The Importance of Platonic Friendships” – Writer, director and performer, Traci Weintraub comes on the podcast to talk about how being funnier than your date can cause issues with men, what it’s like to not be believed by doctors when you’re sick and how she’s living with Lyme disease. Traci shares her stories and recent journey to discovering her illness and how she’s dealing with it with a supportive family and some outstanding friends.
To learn about Lyme and how you can help click here!
To check out some of Traci’s work click here!
Episode 46 – “Building A Resource For Victims, Coping With The Worst of Men, and Educating Future Generations” – Donna Christie comes on the podcast to talk about the work she’s done for decades, working with victims of sexual assault in the Niagara region. What started as a small three person staff has grown over the years into a service that covers the entire Niagara area, including the always busy Niagara Falls. Her work with education programs works to educate all generations how to stop events from happening and report them when they do. It’s a great conversation that gives a snapshot of the extent of assaults on women in this world.
Visit the site and donate at http://niagarasexualassaultcentre.com/donate
Episode 045 – Alicia Bartley – “Experiencing Cultural Differences In Women’s Roles, Working With Supportive Men, and How Society Judges You For Not Being Married With Children” – On this week’s episode of Being A Woman… For Men we talk with Alicia Bartley, a lawyer who works in property law, working with developers, community groups and government agencies. Amazingly smart, driven and a textbook example of a great work/life balance, Alicia shares her story of how she found her way into law, how she chose a smaller firm over a large, competitive one, and how she participates in endurance sports as a way of refueling for work and life. It’s a great interview with someone with a great sense of what’s important in life who discovered what she wanted and wasn’t afraid of the societal pressures that would try to tell her otherwise.
Episode 044 – “Keeping Celebrities’ Secrets, The Power In Stripping, And What To Do When Your Boss Grabs Your Boob” – Celebrity assistant turned award-winning writer/director Marcy Woolard comes on the podcast to talk about growing up as a dancer, being the holder of celebrity secrets, and how hard it is to be treated like a peer and not just a piece of ass. It’s a frank and candid conversation with a warm and wonderful human being who opens up about the adversity she’s experienced and the new freedom she’s found in writing and directing her own material.
Episode 043 – “Self-esteem And Not Following Your Dream, Fat Shaming, and Friends Over Relationships” – Kelly Estrella, the Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing for Allied Integrated Marketing, joins the podcast to talk about self-esteem issues that lead her to major in something other than her dream of being in musical theater, what it’s like to experience “fat shaming,” and how she worked hard to find a path out of her hometown so she could explore the world.
Keep up with Kelly’s world travels on instagram!
Episode 042 – “Super Moms, Getting Swole, and Feeling Secure In Your Birthday Suit” – Actor, stunt performer, and all around creative juggernaut Dre Swain comes on the podcast to talk about her early life with a role model mom, how going blonde, Paleo and bodybuilding got her award-winning roles, and how being the nude subject of photographers fits into feminism. Dre brings her unbound energy, comedic spirit and inspiring confidence to a great hour filled with experiences, laughs and incite into being a woman in this world.
Watch Dre’s award-winning performance in Brix and the Bitch here!
Episode 041 – “Adolescent Misogynists, Eating Disorders, and Powerful Women In Music” – Music Director and On Air Talent Sarah Christie comes on the podcast to tell us about her not so friendly adolescent experiences with boys, the wonderful women who guided her in her career choice and ascent up the ladder in radio, and how listening to female artists can help men digest what women go through in life. Filled with amusing anecdotes and emotionally charge stories, Sarah shares her experiences throughout her life and in her jobs in radio.
Listen to Sarah on the radio here!
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