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be laura | stay open; stay curious
LauraAura (as she likes to call herself) began her career as a graphic designer for the phone book. In 2007, when she was 6 1/2 months pregnant with her son, she quit her full-time job to start her branding studio, Worx & Co, and she hasn’t looked back since. Follow Laura: https://lauraaura.com/ - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
14:06
July 11, 2022
be meghan | embracing duality
Meghan Herman (she/her) has worked for multiple brands ranging from high fashion to smaller private labels. Her work took her to China and India, where she grew close to the supply chain and was inspired to create a fashion label that made ethical manufacturing and personal relationships its priority. She grew up playing soccer and played D1 in college before discovering her passion for design. She later studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she met her co-founder Leah! Shop HarperSage: https://harpersage.com/ Follow HarperSage: @shopharpersage @shopharpersage_bts - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
13:28
June 20, 2022
be calli | processing trauma with a therapist
Calli Bianchi (she/her) is a mental health therapist and certified nutrition coach working in Washington, D.C. She utilizes a client-centered approach combined with cognitive-behavioral interventions to help her clients make progress toward their psychological and nutritional goals. She has a background in psychological research and is an author of a publication in review on the influence of prosocial motivation on prospective memory. She completed her Master's Degree in clinical mental health counseling in 2019. When she’s not working, Calli’s hobbies include creating recipes for her Instagram @shutthehealthupp, photography, journaling, and reading. Follow Calli on Instagram: @shutthehealthupp and @therapywithcal - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
12:57
May 09, 2022
be colby | how to find your inner compass
Colby Rebel (she/her) is an international psychic and medium dedicated to serving Spirit. She is a 3x best-selling author, certified master spiritual teacher, and motivational speaker. Her amazing ability to blend with the spirit world is evident in her sessions as she naturally brings through a loved one’s personality and habits with precise detail. Colby is a proud New Jersey girl but currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Book a session with Colby: https://colbyrebel.com/ (Use code SAGE10 for 10% off!) - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
15:54
April 25, 2022
be andromeda | trauma and time travel
TW: mentions sexual abuse Andromeda Romano-Lax (she/her) worked as a freelance journalist and travel writer before turning to fiction. Her first novel, The Spanish Bow, was translated into eleven languages and chosen as a New York Times Editors’ Choice, BookSense pick, and one of Library Journal’s Best Books of the Year. Her next three novels, The Detour, Behave (an Amazon Book of the Month), and Plum Rains (winner of the Sunburst Award) reflect her diverse interest in the arts, history, science, and technology, as well as her love of travel and her time spent living abroad. Her latest novel, Annie and the Wolves, was described by Publisher’s Weekly as “a winning anthem of female power sustained across a century,” and listed by Oprah Magazine as one of 2021's Best and Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Novels. She lives with her family on a small island off a bigger island in British Columbia, where her favorite activities are trail running, cycling, and paddleboarding. Visit Andromeda's website: https://www.romanolax.com/ - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
13:12
April 11, 2022
be nikki | how to talk to animals
Nikki Vasconez’s (she/her) career path started out as an attorney. Each day on her way to court, she would stop and hang out with the birds. She always talked to them like they understood her. Turns out… they DID understand her, and they also understand you! Nikki did not grow up having two-way conversations with animals. As a young child, she enjoyed the presence of her many hamster, bunny, and guinea pig companions, but her communication with them consisted of unintentionally poking their eyeballs, pulling their tails, and hugging them a little too hard. It wasn’t until her late twenties that she learned animal communication was even possible! One summer morning, it all started. At 7:00 AM, a blackbird in Nikki’s backyard said: “Hey! HEY, YOU!” She looked up at him and he said: “Yes, You! Hello!” “Me?” She responded. “Well, there’s no one else around is there?” Nikki sat speechlessly. Eventually, she said: “Show me what you do for fun!” He responded: “Now is not time for play. I’m working. I’ll be back at 3:00 PM to show you.” Nikki asked how she would know it was him, and he said he’d land on the exact same branch. He then let out the loudest, most unique sound Nikki had ever heard and flew away. At 2:58 PM, a red robin landed on the fence right in front of Nikki and said: “Blackbird is going to be late. He’ll be here at 3:04.” She was lying on her deck waiting and at 3:04 she heard the same loud cry from that morning. She looked up and there he was on the exact same branch! He said: “Watch! This is what I do for fun!” He started jumping up vertically, branch after branch. He jumped up 3 levels and then back down and did it all over again. “See you tomorrow at 7 AM!” he said, then flew away. The next 3 mornings he appeared on his branch at 7:00 AM, let out his cry to get Nikki’s attention, jumped up 3 levels, and flew away. This is the moment Nikki stopped doubting her abilities and allowed herself to accept and trust that she CAN communicate with animals. Visit Nikki's website: https://nikkivasconez.com/ - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
12:28
March 28, 2022
be jamie | OCD, broken glass, and the 1800s
Jamie McGillen (she/her) lives in the shadow of Mount Rainier, and no matter how many times she moves away, it draws her home. Everything about large evergreen trees delights her, except how poky they are… and the sap. Her most recent book In the Heart of Paradise is the third book in the Rainier Series, which is historical fiction series set in Washington State. Here’s the synopsis: When Anna discovers she's pregnant, it doesn't feel as wonderful as she'd imagined. She quickly feels trapped between the doctors blaming her for her morning sickness, older women wanting her to stay home, and very real risks to her baby. She's caught between protecting her family and living a fulfilling life-an an impossible choice. Anna's new friend Elizabeth is reeling from an unexpected loss, and she believes her nervous tendencies are getting worse. Her thoughts have always been strange, and the threat of ending up in an insane asylum is never far from her mind. When she meets a handsome stranger on the train, she wonders if she can simply keep her "fits of mania" to herself. But when she develops a phobia, she'll have to face her most dreaded fear to save what she loves most. Buy Jamie's books: https://www.jamiemcgillen.com/ Follow Jamie on Instagram: @jamiemcgillen - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
13:43
March 14, 2022
be christina | rewrite the stars
Christina Consolino (she/her) is a mother, dreamer, author, editor, and teacher. After teaching college anatomy and physiology for close to twenty years, she sat down to write her debut novel Rewrite the Stars. Here’s the synopsis: Mom-of-three Sadie Rollins-Lancaster struggles with a crumbling marriage she had hoped to salvage. Though her husband, Theo, initiated the divorce, he's now having a change of heart that's difficult to reconcile as he battles his own PTSD. When a chance encounter with a stranger resurrects emotions in Sadie she never expected to feel again, her world is turned upside down. Will Sadie find the courage to shape her own future? Will Theo resolve his internal struggles and win Sadie back? Visit Christina's website: https://christinaconsolino.com/ - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
08:16
March 07, 2022
be. lauren | married at 18
Lauren Kaufman (she/her) is a digital creator with a focus on #cottagecore and slow living. Her Instagram and Youtube aim to inspire you to slow down, live with intention, and embrace the natural world around you. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Garrick and their rescue cat Bilbo. Follow Lauren on Instagram: @laurenkaufman2 Follow Lauren on Tiktok: @laurenkaufman2 Subscribe to Lauren on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LaurenKaufman - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
11:07
February 28, 2022
be. isabelle | cults vs. communities
Isabelle McCauley (she/her) is a New Yorker working in tech, children’s nonprofit work, and the arts. A self-proclaimed “serial inviter,” she loves to create communities where people can be themselves. This is what both drew her into and out of a large evangelical church in NYC. Listen to her story here! Follow Isabelle on Instagram: @belles.nyc Follow Isabelle on Twitter: @i_mccauley - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
19:18
February 14, 2022
be. sage | to be a part of it all
In this season 4 finale (!!), our founder and host Sage (she/her) shares a bit more about her background, from where she grew up to how she ended up at NYU. We will be back next week with more conversations, advice, and stories from people like you. See you next season! - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
05:16
February 07, 2022
be shazli | sleep little one
The moment Shazli Kojak (she/her) found out she was pregnant, she read every book she could get her hands on about sleep training. After constantly being told that she can "kiss her sleep goodbye" once her baby arrived, she became obsessed with figuring out how to not become another over-tired mom who can only dream (with her eyes open) about sleep. Making sure she and her baby would be well-rested became her top priority. While on this mission to teach her daughter healthy sleep habits, she decided to get a certification in the field so that she can help other moms do the same. Follow Shazli on Instagram: @sleepmylittleone Visit Shazli’s website: https://www.sleepmylittleone.com/ - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
10:39
January 31, 2022
be laurel | mystery writing solved
One eighth grade afternoon, a bully on the bus was worse to Laurel S. Peterson (she/her) than usual, so she went home and wrote a story of revenge in her journal. What satisfaction to leave her bleeding (on paper, of course!) on the playground. Thus was born her career as a mystery writer. In college, Laurel majored in psychology, fascinated by what motivates us (or doesn’t). After college, she tested the waters in advertising, catering, retail, and sales, salting away character details in her journals. Then, she did an MFA and entered the world of academic politics, where she currently resides writing poetry and mysteries, and grading papers. Her book Shadow Notes is the first in the Clara Montague Mysteries.  Follow Laurel on Instagram: @laurelwriter49 Visit Laurel's website: http://www.laurelpeterson.com/ - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
10:60
January 24, 2022
be. martina | where are you blocked?
Martina Fink (she/her) is a holistic health and beauty coach, the founder of the program Perfectionist Rehab, and the host of The Glow Life Podcast. She helps perfectionists and high-achieving women, entrepreneurs, and celebrities overcome overwhelm, trust their intuition, and feel alive again. Visit Martina's Website: martinafink.com Follow Martina on Instagram: @martinaglows - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
13:55
January 17, 2022
be gisel | how to be brave
If Gisel Marmolejo (she/her) could describe herself in one word, it would be brave. Growing up, she played American football on a male team, and in 2021 she channeled her bravery by leaving her prestigious job at Google to switch careers and become a product manager at Capital One. Follow Gisel on Instagram: @gisel.png - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
21:20
January 10, 2022
be ellen | to not be forgotten
A native of Louisville, Ellen Birkett Morris is the author of LOST GIRLS, a short story collection, and two poetry chapbooks SURRENDER and ABIDE. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Queens University - Charlotte. Her short stories have appeared in Shenandoah, South Carolina Review, Upstreet, and elsewhere. Visit Ellen’s website: https://ellenbirkettmorris.ink/ Follow Ellen on Instagram: @ellenbirkettmorris Follow Ellen on Twitter: @birkett_morris - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
09:35
December 20, 2021
be julia | corporate dropout turned CEO
Born in San Francisco and raised in Beijing, Julia Xu (she/her) is a hybrid of both cultures and carries a global perspective. In the past, Julia worked as Chief of Staff for Alibaba North America and has expertise in the Chinese market. Before Alibaba, Julia was a Strategic Planning Analyst at the Walt Disney Company's Corporate Strategy team. She even built the global financial model for Disney+! Now, she is the CEO of Multitasky, an e-commerce brand helping to reimagine workspaces with functional and stylish desk products.  Shop Multitasky: https://multitasky.com/ Follow Julia: @julialxu, @multitasky, and @juliaxuconsulting - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
13:11
December 13, 2021
be sasha | polygamy, prophets, and prayer
Sasha Piton (she/her) converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in college. Now, she shares her experiences with church culture on her Instagram @themormonhippie. Follow Sasha on Instagram: @themormonhippie Read about Sasha in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/21/us/mormon-women-underclothes.html - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
17:56
December 06, 2021
be michelle | the book I needed and didn’t have
Michelle Ruiz Keil (she/her) is a writer and tarot reader with an eye for the enchanted and a way with animals. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, All of Us With Wings, called "...a transcendent journey" by the New York Times and "...a fantastical ode the Golden City's post-punk era" by Entertainment Weekly, was released from Soho Teen in 2019. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Michelle has lived in Portland Oregon for many years where she lives with her family in a cottage where the forest meets the city. Her new book, Summer in the City of Roses just came out this past summer. Check out Michelle’s Website: www.michelleruizkeil.com Follow Michelle on Instagram: @michelleruizkeil Follow Michelle on Twitter: @michellerkeil - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
14:11
November 29, 2021
be mckenna | people, posing, and photography
McKenna Mansfield (she/her) is a newly married wedding photographer living by the coast with her husband and their chocolate lab, Porter. She loves meeting new people and hearing their stories. The ocean is her favorite thing, as well as soft and golden sunlight, earth tones, and connecting with new people. When she’s not behind the camera, you can probably find her in a coffee shop drinking some sort of iced chai, or just a simple iced coffee. Follow McKenna on Instagram: @mckmansfield Visit McKenna's Website: https://mckmansfield.com/ - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
14:57
November 29, 2021
be jamie | sharing my backyard with the unabomber
Jamie Gehring (she/her) spent her childhood exploring a backyard held in common with the Unabomber, a serial killer obsessed with dismantling technological society. Now, for the last four years, Jamie has been writing her braided memoir about growing up next to Ted Kaczynski called Madman in the Woods. In this book, Jamie delves into childhood memories of Ted, shares her father's integral role in the capture of Kaczynski, and tells us more about what it means to grow up next to a murderer.  Follow Jamie on Instagram: @jamiegehringauthor Visit Jamie's Website: https://jamiegehring.com/ - be. (bewomn.com) is a marketplace, newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Shop our values-forward marketplace: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
17:14
November 15, 2021
be kathryn | learning to love yourself
Kathryn Avery Myers (she/her) is a dancer, fitness trainer, model, wife, and now new mom based in New York City. As the former captain of the Brooklynettes Dance Team, she believes in the power of fitness to make you feel, operate, and love better. She is now an Instructor with Obé Fitness, which means you can take classes with her from anywhere in the world. Follow Kathryn on Instagram: @kathryn_avery_myers - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
12:48
November 08, 2021
be lindsay | a hotel for people to cry in
Lindsay Merbaum (she/her) is a queer feminist author and high priestess of home mixology. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, she earned her MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College, where she was a recipient of the Himan Brown Award. Her award-nominated short fiction has appeared in PANK, Anomalous Press, The Collagist, Epiphany, Gargoyle, Day One, Harpur Palate, and Hobart, among others. Her essays and interviews can also be found in Electric Literature, Bustle, Bitch Media, The Rumpus, and more. Lindsay lives in Michigan with her partner and cats. THE GOLD PERSIMMON is her first novel. Follow Lindsay on Instagram: @pickyourpotions - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
10:38
November 05, 2021
be jess | manifest money and energetically heal
Jess Penesso (she/her) is a business coach and reiki master teacher who teaches women how to build profitable businesses online by mastering strategy and energetics. She lives just outside of New York City with her husband, and is obsessed with yoga, and traveling to warm places. When she’s not teaching workout classes, she's happiest at home hanging out with her family and friends.  Follow Jess on Instagram: @jesspenesso - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
15:59
October 25, 2021
be. sage (with special guest leigh) | my mom is cooler than me
In this season 3 finale (!!), our founder and host Sage (she/her) plays an all-truth, no drink version of Truth or Drink with her mom, Leigh (she/her). We will be back next week with more conversations, advice, and stories from people like you. See you next season! _ be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same.  Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
06:45
October 18, 2021
be tatyana | what it's like to have bipolar
Tatyana Frost (she/her) is a mental health advocate, writer, and the founder of @bipolar_writes, an Instagram Community educating and empowering people who have or know someone with bipolar disorder. She is also currently writing her upcoming memoir, The Madness Effect, which details her learning experiences with mental health, relationships, and growing up. Follow Tatyana on Instagram: @bipolar_writes - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
12:57
October 04, 2021
be ronit | my mother left me for a cult
Ronit Plank (she/her) is a writer, podcaster, teacher, and storyteller with a passion for learning how someone else has lived or survived. She loves the way stories–whether fiction, nonfiction, or interviews–bridge vastly different lived experiences and help connect those who might not otherwise have found each other. She wrote her memoir When She Comes Back to offer a window into how losing her mother to a cult impacted her childhood and how, after years of emotional distance, they reconciled when she became a mother herself. She created the podcast And Then Everything Changed to highlight the lives of people who have survived hardship, trauma, or pain and have made it their mission to help others find their way.  Learn more about Ronit: https://ronitplank.com/ - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
15:33
September 27, 2021
be marcia | what happened to your face?
Marcia Meier (she/her) is an award-winning writer, developmental book editor, writing coach, and publisher of Weeping Willow Books. Her award-winning memoir, Face, A Memoir, was recently published by Saddle Road Press. The book looks at the impact of an early traumatic injury that disfigured her face when she was hit by a car and dragged a half-block down the street. She lost her entire left cheek and eyelid and had to undergo twenty surgeries over the next fifteen years, the majority of them before she turned ten. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and an MFA in creative writing and has taught writing workshops and numerous college and university courses. When she is not writing, Marcia loves to take photographs, walk on the beach, write poetry and read good fiction.  Learn more about Marcia: https://marciameier.com/ - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
12:43
September 20, 2021
be georgia | virginity, orgasms and being a femme bisexual
Georgia Bridgers (she/her) is a 22-year-old content creator on YouTube who has been creating, editing, and uploading videos to her channel since 2016, now boasting close to 400,000 subscribers. She is passionate about the entertainment industry and thrives on creating content, both on and off-camera. With a focus on LGBTQ+ content, she helps share experiences, and bring education & understanding to her corner of the internet along with a dash of laughter and abundant love. Subscribe to Georgia: https://www.youtube.com/GeorgiaBridgersYT Follow Georgia on Instagram: @georgiabridgers - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
20:38
September 13, 2021
be gina | disloyalty, death & divorce
Gina Frangello (she/her) is the author of four books of fiction in addition to her debut memoir, Blow Your House Down: A Story of Family, Feminism, and Treason, a book the LA Times called her “most lyrical, adventurous and important work.” In addition to her works of fiction, Gina has 20 years of experience as an editor, and her short fiction, essays, book reviews and journalism have been published in The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, HuffPost, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. She currently lives with her family in the Chicago area.  Follow Gina: https://www.ginafrangello.com/ - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
15:53
September 07, 2021
be tallia | hearing what's unsaid
Tallia Deljou (she/her) is a positive psychology expert and transformational life coach helping people connect to their power and purpose. With her three cornerstones of psychology, mindset, and spirituality, she supports clients in connecting to and embodying their authentic selves, making space to explore the deepest facets of who they are in an effort to cultivate meaningful and rich inner lives. She is a life-long learner and in addition to her Master’s Degree in positive psychology, has received training in mindfulness-based stress reduction from The Mindfulness Center of Atlanta along with a certification in Deep Transformational Coaching from the Center for Transformational Coaching. Her insights are frequently sought after and have been featured in major media such as Forbes, Fortune, Business Insider, and Real Simple. Hire Tallia: https://talliadeljou.com/ Follow Tallia on Instagram: @talliadeljou - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
08:43
August 30, 2021
be suzanne | on being a bad tourist
Suzanne Roberts (she/her) is a travel writer, memoirist, and poet. Her books include the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award-winning Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail, the award-winning memoir in travel essays Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel, a collection of lyrical essays, Animal Bodies: On Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties, and four collections of poetry.  Suzanne was named "The Next Great Travel Writer" by National Geographic Traveler Magazine, and her most recent book, Bad Tourist, was awarded a gold medal for Travel Essays from the Independent Publisher Book Awards, a bronze medal for Best Travel Book from the North American Travel Journalists Association, was a finalist in the Story Circle's "Gilda Awards" for Women's Humor, a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards in Travel, and a finalist in the Foreword Indie Awards in Travel.  Check out Suzanne's website: https://www.suzanneroberts.net/ Follow Suzanne on Instagram: @suzanneroberts28 - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
09:39
August 23, 2021
be lee | transform your relationships
Lee Noto (she/her) is an intimacy coach and psychedelic therapist helping women communicate their needs, boundaries, and desires, so they can reduce conflict and deepen intimacy in their relationships. Her mission is to help others feel empowered and free in their expression. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Entrepreneurship and her Master’s Degree in Education. From teaching in the classrooms of Hawaii to running multiple businesses in New York City, she has a reverence for nature, learning, and quick wit. As a coach, Lee shares powerful communication tools and somatic practices that allow clients to connect deeply to their emotions and bodies. By guiding clients into deeper self-love, self-acceptance, curiosity, and play, Lee helps them boldly open their hearts in order to give and receive the epic love they desire. She is most loved for her ability to hold a safe space for clients to step into their power and create a bliss-filled life. Check out Lee's website: https://www.leenoto.com/ Follow Lee on Instagram: @leenoto_ - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
10:25
August 16, 2021
be chrissy | what happens during anesthesia?
Chrissy Massaro (she/her) is a Philadelphia-based Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Prior to becoming a nurse anesthetist, she worked as a critical care nurse in the Heart and Vascular Intensive Care Unit. She now works in a large academic medical center to provide anesthesia for a wide variety of surgeries and patient populations. Follow Chrissy on Instagram: @chrissycrna Follow Chrissy on TikTok: @chrissycrna - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
13:30
August 02, 2021
be aparna | to be forgiven, one must be burned
Aparna Verma (she/her) was born in India and immigrated to the United States when she was just two years old. After graduating from Stanford University with Honors in the Arts and a B.A. in English, she set out to write The Boy with Fire, her first novel. When she is not writing, Aparna likes to ride horses, dance to Bollywood music, and find old cafes to read myths about forgotten worlds. Follow Aparna on Twitter and Instagram: @spirited_gal - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
11:45
July 26, 2021
be kassie | writing about mental health
Kassie Runyan (she/her) is a best-selling poet and fiction author who currently resides in New York City with her husband, Rick; and their two companion animals - Lily (kitten) and Sydney (parrot). When she is not writing you can find her exploring the US and other countries, spending time back home with family, editing photos as half of the R&K photography duo, making puppets,  walking the streets of NYC with Rick, searching for a new brewery, or looking for a stray animal to love. Kassie is also the co-creator and owner of OpenDoor Magazine a globally distributed digital literature and arts magazine. The goal of OpenDoor Magazine is to provide unknown and rising poets, authors, songwriters, and artists access to a global audience and exposure. Learn more about Kassie: https://www.kassiejrunyan.com/ - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same.  Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
12:51
July 19, 2021
be sage (with special guest ari) | our season 2 finale
In this week's episode, our founder and host Sage (she/her) talks about journaling her friend, Ari de la Cruz (she/her). We will be back next week with more conversations, advice, and stories from people like you. See you next season! Follow Ari on Instagram: @aridelacruz Follow Sage on Instagram: @sagelally _ be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
15:15
July 12, 2021
be barbara | the art of living with the end in mind
When her earliest childhood friend is diagnosed with a terminal illness, award-winning author Barbara Becker (she/her) sets off on a quest to immerse herself in what it really means to be mortal. Can we live our lives more fully knowing someday we will die? With a keen eye towards that which makes life worth living, interfaith minister, mom, and perpetual seeker, Barbara recounts stories where life and death intersect in unexpected ways. She volunteers on a hospice floor, becomes an eager student of the many ways people find meaning at the end of life, and accompanies her parents in their final days. But most of all, Barbara inspires readers to live with the end in mind and proves that turning toward loss rather than away from it is the only true way to live life to its fullest. Learn more about Barbara/Order Heartwood: http://barbarabecker.com/ - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
11:41
July 05, 2021
be thai-anh | the right place at the right time
Co-Founder & CEO of EmBeba Thai-Anh Hoang (she/her) has a passion for helping families with skin irritations. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs, it seemed natural for Thai-Anh to have the urge to start her own business -- although being raised in an Asian family she was encouraged to be a doctor or lawyer. ;) Alas, a fear of needles put to rest her desire to become a doctor. Instead, she studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business with a minor in the French language (although the most she can read in French currently is probably a Parisian menu). In a past life, one prior to creating EmBeba, Thai-Anh was an experienced executive helping fortune 500 companies harness the power of data analytics for their business decisions. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Thai-Anh is a mom of two who enjoys gardening, designing, reading, and cooking. She is self-described as “an old person in a young body,” and can often be found pouring over seed catalogs, IKEA magazines, and architectural digests. She also has a slight obsession with van life and tiny homes. Thai-Anh’s interest in the medical field never faded, especially her passion for helping other families with skin irritations, and combining that with her degree, her entrepreneurial spirit, and her love of design, EmBeba has come to life. Visit EmBeba's website: https://embeba.com/ Connect with Thai-Anh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thai-anh-hoang/ - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
12:31
June 28, 2021
be hannah | intuition with intention
Hannah Siddiqui (she/her) is a writer, educator, and spiritual coach from the sunny San Francisco Bay Area. Her purpose in life is to help people uncover their own spiritual power through utilizing the tools of manifestation, positive affirmations, and astrology. On her social media platforms she coins affirmations, horoscopes, and "real life" talks daily, inspiring thousands of people to turn inwards and begin to recognize their own power.  Follow Hannah on Instagram: @theroadtohannah - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
13:21
June 07, 2021
be kristen | creativity is worthwhile
Kristen Drozdowski (she/her) is based in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She received a BFA from Eastern Michigan University in 2012 and has a background in graphic design. She is the founder of Worthwhile Paper, a line of screen-printed, thoughtfully crafted paper goods and gifts. She is also the author and illustrator of a guided journal called You Are the Magic You Seek published by Chronicle Books.  Follow Kristen on Instagram: @kristendroz Follow Worthwhile Paper on Instagram: @worthwhilepaper Shop Worthwhile Paper's website: https://worthwhilepaper.com/ See Kristen's art: https://www.kristendroz.com/ - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
09:47
May 31, 2021
be micah | psychedelics healed my trauma
Raised by evangelicals on a farm in rural Tennessee, Micah Stover (she/her) is now far from home in Mexico where she resides with her family and works as an integrative support therapist with trauma survivors. Micah is currently writing and revising a memoir, chronicling the path to heal intergenerational trauma and PTSD with MDMA, psilocybin, and guided psychotherapy. Micah’s forthcoming prescriptive memoir due in Fall 2022 takes the reader on an epic journey from the near loss of her son in the NICU through an ancestral underground riddled with trauma. Divided into three parts, the memoir’s structure mirrors the arc of the psychedelic healing journey beginning with preparation, moving into the psychedelic world, and finally emerging into the new landscape of integration. It balances theory, instruction, exercises, and narrative to help the reader walk away with a visceral understanding of how to pursue this healing path and what it might entail. Follow Micah on Instagram: @micahsugarfoot Read Micah's Blog: sugarfootjourney.com - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
16:26
May 24, 2021
be joanna | my universal story
Joanna Rakoff (she/her) is the author of the international bestselling memoir My Salinger Year and the novel A Fortunate Age, winner of the Goldberg Prize for Fiction, the Elle Reader's Prize, and a San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller. Rakoff’s books have been translated into twenty languages and nominated for major prizes in The Netherlands and France. She has written frequently for The New York Times, Vogue, Marie Claire, O: The Oprah Magazine, and many other publications. Follow Joanna on Instagram: @joannarakoff - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
23:30
May 17, 2021
be lo | fighting with and fighting for
Here's how Lauren Franco, a.k.a "Lo" (she/her) describes herself: I am stumbling. I am running and tripping and leaping and falling, messy and unkempt and pristine and put-together all at the same time. Life doesn't cease to amaze me in this way. The fact that it can somehow allow us to be all of these things, and still manage to survive and smile. But I suppose if you're looking for some sort of biography, these strung together words might grant you some semblance of who I am: So-Cal born and bred New Yorker. Jesus-lover. Justice-fighter. Coffee-addict. Lipstick aficionado. Writer. Actress. Singer. Worship leader. Songwriter. Dancer. Obsessive picture-taker. Avid fruit-consumer. Read Lauren's blog: http://whatsthelodown.com/ Follow Lauren on Instagram: @laurenfranco_ Follow [gather] on Instagram: @girlswhogather - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
11:52
May 10, 2021
be minette | assimilate and adapt
Minette Yu (she/her) the founder of Storeyline, and is a first-generation immigrant, daughter of a seamstress, and the first in her community to study at Harvard. Having launched retail tech products her whole career, Minette is passionate about elevating under-represented founders and making it frictionless for shoppers to make a social impact.  Check out Storeyline: https://storeyline.co/ Follow Storeyline: @storey.line - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
10:38
May 03, 2021
be jess and poppy | my birth story
Jess Mckee (she/her) is a 24-year-old mom to one tiny human, her daughter Poppy, born December 2020. She is also a wife, a blogger, a barista, and a tour manager for her husband’s band Super Whatevr. Follow Jess: @heyjessmckee Read Jess' blog: jessmckee.com - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
18:32
April 26, 2021
be noor | health insurance doesn't have to be complicated
Noor Ali (she/her) is a medical doctor and surgeon with a clinical background who has seen and heard first hand the issues people face with health insurance plans. It was through these experiences that she KNEW she could help people understand medical insurance and find better solutions for their healthcare coverage. She now works as a health insurance advisor to help you research, buy, set up, and manage your health insurance experience. It is her job to educate and advise you on your plan selection to help you lower your risk and make informed choices. In addition to her interest in medicine and insurance, Noor is also a passionate and strong-willed mother, researcher, entrepreneur, and champion of women in science who want it all.  Follow Noor: @drnoor_health - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
15:03
April 19, 2021
be chizoba and veema | colorism is dehumanizing
When she is told, her skin is ‘too dark. I do not hesitate to offer ‘that the sun loved her so much, it kissed her more than the rest of us' Chizoba and Veema (she/her) are the founders of Dark Hues, a digital magazine for dark skin POC, specifically women, non-binary people, and trans men. Here's how they describe their platform: "Overall, the majority of People of Colour are under-represented or misrepresented. This representation then lessens the melanin we have. ‘Colourism,’ or as Lupita Nyong’o calls it  “the daughter of racism,” plays a big part. This platform is a way for us to challenge those ideas and create beautiful, positive content exclusively for us." Read Dark Hues: darkhuesmagazine.wordpress.com Follow Dark Hues: @darkhueszine Follow Chizoba: @itaborchizoba Follow Veema: @veemz - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
11:23
April 12, 2021
be marisa | tarot is more than fortune telling
Marisa Difrisco (she/her) has had an interest in tarot since she was a kid. She’s spent endless subway commutes quizzing herself on the meanings of the cards, but her true learning really started when she began to read for others. Her public tarot practice began in the summer of 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. As a New Yorker under strict quarantine, she had a lot of extra time but lacked a sense of purpose. She felt helpless as she watched front line and essential workers risk their lives every day while she sat at home in her sweatpants scrolling through the news. While the Brooklyn Mental Wealth Instagram was born out of a need to preserve Marisa’s own mental health, it quickly grew into a platform where she could use her tarot learnings to help others with their own goals and challenges. She now reads for people daily and donates 25% of all her profits to The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM). Follow Marisa: @brooklynmentalwealth Book a reading: brooklynmentalwealth.com _ be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
11:18
April 05, 2021
be soma | creativity is yours to cultivate
Soma Okoye (she/her) is an NYU Tisch graduate with a BFA in drama. An all-around creative, she loves to collaborate on a range of artistic projects that seek to shift cultural conversations around representation, inclusivity, intersectionality, and wellbeing. You may find her creative directing a film, collaborating with a brand, or prepping for an upcoming performance. She also just launched her vintage clothing brand Orange Spices, which you can shop @orangespices on Instagram.  Follow Soma: @soma.okoye Learn more about Soma: somaokoye.com Follow Soma's vintage clothing brand, Orange Spices: @orangespices Follow Soma's wellness community, Naked x Nourished: @nakedxnourished  _ be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
12:45
March 29, 2021
be amy | everything you've ever wanted to know about BPD
Amy Gaydosh (she/her) is a Colorado-based design student and illustrator with Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, ADHD, and PTSD. In today's episode, we ask her Google Fill-In questions to see what common questions the world has about BPD, and what they have all wrong. (A "Google Fill-In Question" just means allowing Google to auto-complete the rest of the question after typing the beginning, for example, "How does BPD". After that, you allow Google to fill in the rest with its most common search!) Learn more about BPD: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/borderline-personality-disorder/index.shtml Follow Amy on Instagram: @planetamy _ be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
20:02
March 22, 2021
be. sage (with special guest kodie) | our season 1 finale
In this week's episode, our founder and host Sage (she/her) plays a game of We're Not Really Strangers with friend Kodie Harris (she/her). We will be back next week with more conversations, advice, and stories from people like you. See you next season! Follow Kodie on Instagram & Twitter: @kodiemagnolia Follow Sage on Instagram: @sagelally _ be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
07:41
March 15, 2021
be charlotte | flowers tell a story
Charlotte Rich (she/her) is the owner and lead designer at The Violet Branch, a fine art floral design studio specializing in weddings and events based in Charleston, SC (and beyond!). Her goal is to create something for her clients that reminds them of what brings them joy. The Victorian art of Floriography was designed so that a grouping of flowers held a message or told a story. This is what Charlotte bases her work on. Her hope is that each client will feel like their floral arrangement tells their story. Learn more about The Violet Branch: https://www.thevioletbranch.com Follow Charlotte on Instagram: @thevioletbranch Follow Charlotte on Tiktok: @thevioletbranch _ be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
12:01
March 08, 2021
be latifah | 38 countries, 5 continents
It’s hard to think of Latifah Al-Hazza (she/her) and not think of travel. She’s swam with Amazonian Candiru fish in Peru and Ecuador, contracted Dengue fever in Puerto Rico, fallen on a colony of fire ants on Mt. Kilimanjaro, and if that all wasn’t enough, she’s also been on hotel lockdown for bomb threats in Taiwan. In short, Latifah is a travel expert. She took her first international trip at four months old and Since then, has lived in four countries, been to five continents, and explored over 38 countries. She has since gone on to major in journalism as well as be selected to travel to Turkey for an international reporting class, winning an EMMY for her reporting there. When she's not writing, you can find Latifah planning group trips with her mom for Femscape Sojourns: a travel agency redefining travel for women.  Learn more about Femscape Sojourns: https://femscapesojourns.com/ Follow Latifah: @tifahtravels (she recently changed it!) - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
10:22
March 01, 2021
be monica | I started birth control when I was 11
For 17 years, Founder and CEO Monica Grohne (she/her) suffered from severe PMS- PMS so bad that she thought she may be bipolar. With the help of leading OBGYNs, nutritionists, psychologists, and her own obsessive research, Monica founded a whole health solution that provides real relief: Marea. With Marea, there are no stupid questions and your symptoms are their symptoms. Welcome to your flow state. Follow Marea: @mareawellness Learn More: mareawellness.com & use the code WOMXN15 for 15% off! - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://campsite.bio/bewomn Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
11:07
February 22, 2021
be ashleigh | the world's worst attempted swingers
Ashleigh Renard (she/her) has built a committed mass-following who tune in daily for her fresh, no-fuss advice on everything from keeping monogamy hot, to renegotiating a marriage, to getting kids to clean the house (because nothing makes her prouder than child labor). With plenty of humor, her down-to-earth voice tackles topics that are relatable to anyone struggling with the awkwardness of living in a meat suit at Earth School. She resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her husband Manny, their three children, a cat, and a dog. As a child, she thought "Pennsylvania the most unfortunately named state, too similar to Transylvania." To her delight, it has ample sunlight and a remarkably low population of vampires. Her debut book, SWING – A Memoir of Doing it All will be available May 2021. Use this link to pre-order it and get the audiobook for free: ashleighrenard.com/swing  Follow Ashleigh on Instagram: @ashleighrenard  -  be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com Subscribe to our newsletter here: bewomn.com  Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn  Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
16:38
February 15, 2021
be fin | the farthest corner of my closet
TW: this episode contains mentions of sexual assault (no details or graphic stories were shared) Finley Muratova (they/them), also known as Fin, is a Russian-born New York City-based aspiring journalist and NYU junior. After experiencing sexual abuse in their teen years, they were inspired to use their platforms to educate on the importance of comprehensive sexual education and affirmative consent. Nowadays, Fin is passionate about storytelling and using their words to support victims of sexual violence however they can. Follow Fin on Instagram: @finleymuratova (changed since recording!) - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com/the-be-box Subscribe to our newsletter here: bewomn.com Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
15:54
February 08, 2021
be miki | designing for different cultures
Xue Bin (she/her), also known as Miki, is a product designer at Sonos based in Seattle. She recently graduated from the University of Washington with a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction and Design. She also holds a B.S. from NYU Shanghai in Interactive Media Arts, allowing her to develop a diverse skill set and philosophy to make meaningful designs in academics and industry. She cultivates empathy through user research, bringing out ideas through iterations of ideation and prototyping, and scaling products through systems thinking. She likes to start her designs with human stories and finish them with a drizzle of creativity and a critical touch. Follow Miki on Instagram: @miki_bin Follow Miki on Twitter: @mikixuebin See Miki's Work: www.mikibin.design - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. We also have a new values-forward quarterly subscription box, which you can learn more about here: bewomn.com/the-be-box Subscribe to our newsletter here: bewomn.com Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
18:36
February 01, 2021
be emily | no simple answers
Emily Saenz (she/her) is a talented photographer, writer, and creative that is known for her colorful portraits and attention to light & detail. She is also the founder of Wondering Well, an online community dedicated to providing a space for religious deconstruction through discussion & resources. In this episode, we discuss how she’s broken down her faith journey and what it means to continue asking the big questions. Follow Emily: @heyemilysaenz Hire Emily: www.emilysaenzphoto.com Follow Wondering Well: @wonderingwell - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: bewomn.com Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
16:11
January 25, 2021
be madisyn | why everyone cares about my sex life
Madisyn Hess (she/her) is a college student at CNU, a future occupational therapist, and a disability rights advocate. When Madisyn was 12 years old she experienced a Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (or in layman's terms, a Spinal Stroke) the day after she attended tumbling practice. Now nearly a decade later, she is completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology with hopes of pursuing a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. In her limited free time, you can find Madisyn dancing, singing, or trying any adaptive sport she can!   Follow Madisyn: @m_kellerr  _   be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: bewomn.com Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
15:51
January 18, 2021
be katy | places give us power
Katy Bellotte (she/her) is a self-employed LA-based graphic designer, calligrapher, and social media guru. She has been a digital and social content creator since 2009, cultivating a following of over half a million followers on her social platforms. She is also the host of the Thick and Thin podcast, a “spoken diary” blending her personal experiences with stories from history, offering advice, laughs & some major epiphanies. When she’s not making content you can find Katy living life in full color with a dirty martini in hand.  In this episode, we discuss Katy's recent move from NYC to LA, what we love & hate about living in New York City, and the questions she wished people would ask her more.  Follow Katy on Instagram: @katybellotte Watch Katy on Youtube: youtube.com/hellokaty Listen to the Thick and Thin podcast: https://anchor.fm/katy-bellotte Hire Katy: https://www.katybellotte.net/ - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: bewomn.com Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
16:51
January 11, 2021
be sara | strength in being different
Sara Breen (she/her) is an early education teacher based in Massachusetts (and one of my closest pals). After receiving her degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Sara went on to discover her passion for early childhood education through teaching preschool. Inspired by the adversity she faced as a kid due to her learning disabilities, Sara's experience now motivates her to create a safe and accepting space for her students. When she’s not discussing mental health or advocating for the latest social justice issue, you can find Sara playing with her new kittens Doc and Virgil, hanging out with her partner Ian or perfecting her curly hair with the curly girl method. Follow Sara on Instagram @hi.sararae - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: bewomn.com Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
18:05
January 04, 2021
be elizabeth | embracing transition to find the good life
Elizabeth Su (she/her) is a writer, mental health educator, and the founder of Monday Vibes, a personal growth newsletter and network for women. She has a master’s in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University with a concentration in spirituality and mind-body practices and an advanced certification in Sexuality, Women, and Gender. While at Columbia, her work around burnout and perfectionism in corporate women and the science of happiness was given the honor of "Distinction in Research and Creative Work." She spent nearly a decade working in Silicon Valley and has since dedicated her career to empowering women by teaching them about emotional and spiritual wellness. When she’s not writing (or trying to smash the patriarchy), you can find her dancing in the kitchen, binge-watching Schitt’s Creek, or reading the latest from her (s)hero Brené Brown. Her husband Andrew and she recently moved out of their one-bedroom New York City apartment to live on the road, where she’s currently embracing life as a recovering perfectionist. Follow Elizabeth on Instagram @heyelizabethsu Subscribe to Monday Vibes: www.elizabethsu.com - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: bewomn.com Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
17:27
December 28, 2020
be ari | finding joy starts with paying attention
Arianna de la Cruz (she/her) is our go-to girl when it comes to talking about self-improvement. After spending her life growing up in Costa Rica, Ari got her BM in Violin Performance from NYU. Since Fall 2019, Ari has been creating her spin-off of a #trend called the Joy Report, where she shares the little joys that come from paying attention and cultivating gratitude in her daily life. In this episode, we dive more into why Ari started filming The Joy Report, why she's decided to not pursue performance as a career, how she's keeping herself "uncomfortable" to cope with her anxiety, and what it really means to pay attention.  Follow Ari on Instagram @aridelacruz - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same. Subscribe to our newsletter here: bewomn.com Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
17:07
December 21, 2020
be sadie | persistence changes everything
Sadie Sutton (she/her) is the most persistent 17-year-old you'll ever meet. After receiving a year and a half of intensive treatment for severe depression and anxiety, she was inspired to share her story with fellow teens going through their own personal growth. That's why she started She Persisted in 2019, which has now accumulated over 45 episodes reaching over 10,000 monthly listeners. In her podcast, Sadie conducts interviews with subject matter experts, fellow teenagers, and social media personalities to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and inspire teens to create a life worth living. Her episodes offer self-improvement tips, DBT education, and vulnerable personal experiences, making it a show for anyone struggling or interested in mental health. Learn more about Sadie and She Persisted: https://www.shepersistedpodcast.com/  - be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same.  Subscribe to our newsletter here: bewomn.com  Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
16:25
December 14, 2020
be angi | resilience carries us through
Today we have a very special guest to launch our podcast- our friend Angi. Angi Smolik (they/them) is one of the most resilient people we have ever met. They are as hilarious as they are kind, and on top of it all, they're a total badass. Honestly, we can't think of a better person to teach you more about resilience! In this episode, we dive into Angi's PTSD diagnosis, how we told their abusive ex-husband that they want a divorce, and what's giving them hope. I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire us.  Watch Angi on TikTok: @angipangipandabear  -  be. (bewomn.com) is a newsletter & community here to empower women and non-binary people to step into their collective experience and share what makes theirs different and the same.  Subscribe to our newsletter here: bewomn.com  Follow us on Instagram: @be.womn  Follow us on Twitter: @bewomn
13:51
December 05, 2020