Episode 23: Psychotherapist, artist, jewelry-maker, podcaster, mom—and yes she’s just one person

Lisa Anderson Shaffer


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 we had a connection and chatted for a while—I was impressed by her work and she was down to earth and super friendly. So it’s no surprise that our worlds are still entwined (I was on her podcast Biased Cuts recently!) many years later.

But when we first met I naively thought her jewelry business, Zelma Rose, was her main gig. What I didn’t know was that she is also a psychotherapist who has worked with AIDS patients and teens in crisis, that she would go on to publish her book and photography project These Three Things as well as launch TWO podcasts. Oh and she’s also an activist, check out the post she wrote for Mean Magazine about how to get started if you’re finally fed up with the state of affairs in our country and really how could you not be?

Anyway, the really cool thing about this episode is that Lisa spells out how all of these seemingly disparate interests and activities fit together seamlessly—much like one of her woven necklaces. See what I did there yes it was intended!

Audio editing by Sofija Jovanov.

Related Links:

Lisa Anderson Shaffer

Zelma Rose

These Three Things

Joy is Now podcast

Biased Cuts podcast

So you want to be an activist

Lisa on Instagram

Zelma Rose on Instagram

Biased Cuts on Instagram

West Coast Craft

 

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