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Episode 24: Meet the fashion designer who said …

This week’s episode is a conversation with Bay Area designer J’Amy Tarr, and it may be the most fun I’ve had to date recording an episode, despite some major technical difficulties. Thanks to my wonderful editor Sofija in Serbia you’d…

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Episode 23: Psychotherapist, artist, jewelry-maker, podcaster, mom—and …

I’m very excited to welcome to the podcast Lisa Anderson Shaffer, who is the definition of multi talented. We met years ago at her booth at West Coast Craft where she was selling her gorgeous handmade woven necklaces. I remember…

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Silver Hair Chronicles: A retired Canadian Mountie …

[Photo via This.is.me_Shannon] Welcome to the Silver Hair Chronicles, a bi-weekly feature where we highlight women who have made the bold choice to ditch the dye and rock their silvers. This week we feature Shannon, a 46-year-old retired Royal Canadian…

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Mean Reads: Suffrage’s 100th anniversary; Iran …

Photo by Phil Roeder How Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris: A search that forged new stars, friends, and rivalries [The New York Times] Trump promotes false ‘birther’ conspiracy about Kamala Harris [Business Insider] The rise of Kamala Harris [WSJ] Kamala…

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Episode 22: Two founders, 53 and 30, launch a sustainable …

In this very special episode, and a Mean Show first, we have two guests this week. When I first conceived of this podcast, my idea was to bring together women from different generations who were in the same field. I…

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Mean Reads: the complicated #challengeaccepted; native women’…

Empowerment selfies are burying a Turkish women’s rights campaign [KQED] The complicated origins of Instagram’s #challengeaccepted [Vox] Strong ratings boost momentum for women’s sports [Reuters] In 1920, Native women sought the vote. Here’s what they seek now [The New York…

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Episode 21: Elisa Batista on career, kids, midlife, …

Twenty years ago, I wrote about biotechnology at Wired and for several of my years there, I sat directly across from an incredible woman named Elisa Batista, who I’m so excited is my guest on todays’ show. This episode is…

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Silver Hair Chronicles: ‘Growing your grey hair …

Photo via Whitney Lichty Welcome to the Silver Hair Chronicles, a bi-weekly feature where we highlight women who have made the bold choice to ditch the dye and rock their silvers. This week we’re featuring Whitney, the gorgeous woman behind…

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Mean Reads: First woman leads Army Reserve; …

[Image: © NASA] Woman will lead Army Reserve for first time in history [USA Today] How does gender equality affect women in retirement? [Brookings Institute] The Mercury 13: The women who could have been NASA’s first female astronauts [Space] Why…

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Silver Hair Chronicles: ‘Opinions of others have …

[Photo via Jennifer Lee] Welcome to the Silver Hair Chronicles, a bi-weekly feature where we highlight women who have made the bold choice to ditch the dye and rock their silvers. In this installment of Silver Hair Chronicles we have…

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Mean Reads: Fertility at 40; Coronavirus and Gen …

Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash This is how America feels about feminism in 2020 [USA Today] Ignoring the effects of COVID-19 in women could cost 5tn, warns Melinda Gates [The Guardian] How do women become white supremacists? [Rolling Stone] Women…

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Episode 20: Finding an identity in the space …

I hope this week’s podcast provides some much-needed hope and optimism. They seem to be in short supply these days, but my guest, Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith, who recently published her first book The Space Between Black and White (a mixed-race…

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