Aaron Palmer is a newly minted, Chicago-based attorney by day and a talented gamer, cosplayer, and tabletop player in her free time. Aaron also tells a Story of Subversion about a 17th century French bisexual dueling opera singer named Julie d’Aubigny.
Womankind’s first episode of 2019 features Jazmine Frazier, Buffalo-based rap/hip hop artist Hop Hop. Jaz describes Hop Hop as her “id” and brings her bold, quirky, and transparent style to her music and performances.
Suniti Thapa follows her passion wherever it leads her. She left her job in banking to pursue her dreams of creating a non-profit to help guard children from sexual abuse in her home country of Nepal, creating a company to showcase Himalayan tea, and learning about design.
Journey Gunderson is the Executive Director of The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY. Journey shares her experiences interacting with comics and her personal experiences in getting the center up and running. We also discuss the controversial phrase “female comic”.
Solange Castro is an LA-based comic with a very unique background, traveling from Berkley to New Haven to attend Yale. She has been in the comedy world for many years and has seen the ebb and flow of how women have been treated in the industry.
Diana Matthews is drawn to other women who are “dedicated to setting the world on fire”. A few years ago, Diana moved to NYC to work in post-production on the film Dream, Girl and now is a co-host of the podcast BeaverTalk. This episode includes some celebrity dishing and some recommendations for what to watch.
Shannon Bryant, founder of Stay Awhile, calls herself a “heart counselor”. Through her de-cluttering business, she helps people heal both their internal and external environments.
Womankind’s guest this episode is Christina Shaw, photographer and creative coach. Along with her husband Brian, Christina is one-half of the photography duo Shaw Photography Co. and now has a solo business venture called Aligned and Kind.
Cheryl Chambers is a Licensed Mental Heath Counselor and a person who suffers from a chronic illness. We openly talk about mental health in an effort to dispel some of the stigmas associated with it. Cheryl also outlines what it’s like to be a person with a chronic illness and offers some coping mechanisms for women who may be suffering in a similar way.
Womankind’s first episode after a summer break features Mary Odden, self-identified gamer. Kelsey and Mary discuss the complications women face in this vast world and the significance of existing.