Saturday, March 2, 2013
To kick off Women’s History Month and announce the 2013 WomanTalk Live Girl Gone Great, two incredible women joined me in the studio – a walking encyclopedia of women’s history and someone who came out of the womb fighting against discrimination of any kind, Jill Moss Greenberg, and addressing what our young women are up to – our activists in the making – and why we should listen to what they have to say, was Wendy Schaetzel Lesko.
Apparent to all of us who spend time with girls and young women, their ideas and solutions for rallying against gender discrimination and for education and equity for girls all over the world is inspiring.
And, as promised, here is information you may be interested in checking out:
- Girl Rising - a feature length documentary about 10 girls in 10 countries. It’s being shown in local theaters along with International Women’s Day celebrations. The trailer and a link to find local screenings are available at www.GirlRising.com
- The new U.N. International Day of the Girl will be celebrated for the second time on October 11, 2013. Girls are invited to draft an official proclamation with their elected officials using the free Proclamation Project Toolkit.
- Ten reports written by teens and young women about gender inequality issues are available at the Day of the Girl website, including the U.S. Girls Dropout Crisis. One in four girls in America do not finish high school, and the dropout rate is even higher for girls of color.
- Download a copy of Caged Birds Sing, a compelling 18-page booklet published by the ACLU and written entirely by girls at a juvenile justice facility (Waxter) in Maryland. Unlike most reports that use graphs, quotes or photographs to break up the dense content, every page makes a splash with artwork and concludes with 41 specific recommendations. The Baltimore Sun newspaper and other media paid attention which increased pressure on state juvenile justice authorities who adapted three significant proposals as a result. This document demonstrates how “youth voice” when combined with media advocacy and direct action with policymakers can make a lasting impact.
If you missed the show… listen in. There’s a lot going on and there’s so much to be hopeful about.
Guests: Jill Moss Greenberg, the Executive Director of the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center and
Wendy Lesko, the President of the Youth Activism Project and School Girls Unite, and the Co-Founder of the International Day of the Girl Campaign
Saturday, February 23, 2013
There’s nothing I love better than to have three amazing women join me in the studio to talk authentically about a topic for which they feel strongly about and one in which they are actively participating. This past week, Rebecca Matias, Lisa Stearns and Laurissa Heller joined me in the Conscious Conversations Café and shared their thoughts and feelings about women ushering in this new age where it’s apparent to many of us that things can’t be done in the same old way if we want major, positive changes to take place. Women have come a long, long way, baby. And, even though there still needs to be major changes and advancement for women all over the world, women are now stepping into their power, using their natural, feminine instincts and sharing their voices loud and clear. Listen in to hear what these authentic hearts and voices have to share with you.
Guests: Rebecca Matias, Lisa Stearns and Laurissa Heller
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Joining me last week on the show were the Co-Founders of an award-winning company that promotes the personal safety of women and children through their PBS TV Show, Keynote Speaking, DVD’s, and their very popular Seminars and Workshops. Coming from a martial arts background, they are aware that teaching someone to “fight” is not something that is easily learned, and without practice, the skill can be forgotten. In developing their program that has been taught to thousands of women in as little as two hours, their goal was to come up with easy-to-remember, effective, simple steps that women can remember and put to use, if needed, in a variety of situations. Listen to these two pay-it-forward advocates whose mission is to empower women and children by teaching them personal safety techniques that teach awareness, avoidance and escape in the event of an attack.
Guests: Tracy & Charley Vega, Co-Founders of Simple Self Defense for Women®
Saturday, February 9, 2013
According to the WomanTalk Live Relationship Experts, the Baltimore Ravens taught all of us some fabulous lessons this year – lessons that also apply to winning relationships, like:
- The importance of not being a fair-weather fan
- The importance of showing up as a team
- The importance of communicating with your teammate
- The importance of playing the game with love
- The importance of cherishing the journey together
Always lots of fun and plenty of discussion with the love gurus – tune in to find out how you and your partner can win your own Super Bowl.
Guests: Lori and Bob Hollander, Relationships Work
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Making changes in order to live a healthier lifestyle can be one of the most difficult things you can do – especially after practicing not-so-healthy habits for a long time. So, what motivates us to change? Sometimes, it’s a BIG wake-up call – one of those calls that let’s you know you really have no choice if you want to stick around (think heart attack, diabetes, etc.). Sometimes, something within motivates you to start living life differently (you want to be around for your children, or grandchildren and to be able to have a quality life with you family). Regardless of the motivation, no one can make the change for you, and my guest says that the power to make any of our desired health changes always come from within – and, unless we give our power away, we have what it takes to make it happen. Find out how you can tap into your own power and how support and help are out there to help you be successful in making healthy, sustainable changes.
Guest: Lesa Trevino, RN, Support Group Leader with the well4life® program at Saint Agnes Hospital
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