Uppity Women

Uppity Women

By Stephanie Harris
Conversations with (mostly) women doing cool things. A project of Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership.
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Josie talks Coronavirus
Josie is the daughter of one of my closest friends. She was terrified of me the first few years of her life, and it destroyed my heart. Then one day she decided I was okay. So now she's nine, and one of my favorite kids, along with her little sister Jessie. Using three-way calling, Josie and I called a few people we know to ask them about their Covid-19 experiences. This was recorded in April 2020, at hopefully the height of the pandemic and physical distancing. Enjoy the conversations, and a very special thank you to Josie, her mom Amy, Simon and his mom Hilary, Claire and her mom Jill, Zoe and her mom Amy, and Kyle and his wife Laura and dog Taylor. My life is richer with all of you in it! Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women. Women Lead Arkansas Music by Daryl Shawn Links: Kyle Kellams Ozarks at Large KUAF.org Mo Willems Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems Jane Goodall
43:53
May 4, 2020
The Storybook Project, with Denise Chai and Gem Jones
Denise Chai is the outreach coordinator for The Storybook Project of Arkansas. From the website: “Our motto was - and is - ‘keeping families connected through reading,’ ” said project founder Pat Oplinger of Cherokee Village. She started Storybook in 1997 with a few other volunteers from a local church. The original purpose, she said, “was to raise the literacy level of both inmates and their children, thus raising education and self confidence levels and family unity.” Gem (Undrea) Jones spent about two decades in prison, and she talks to us a little about what got her there, but mostly about what the Storybook Project meant to her during those years and beyond. Also, check out her Facebook page: What About Us? She gives voice to the voiceless. Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women. Women Lead Arkansas darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music Links: The Storybook Project What About Us? DecARcerate Sesame Street Communities
56:56
March 23, 2020
Dr. Karama Neal-COO Southern Bancorp
Where to begin about Karama? She has done so much, from studying fruit flies as a geneticist to helping initiate legislation on heir property to facilitating economic advancement in under-served areas of Arkansas and beyond... . She's amazing! Be sure to follow the links below to find out more. Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women. Women Lead Arkansas Music by Daryl Shawn Links: Karama Neal Karama's TEDx Talk re promoting social change  Southern Bancorp Community Partners Emily Reeves Dean  Judge Olly Neal Karama and Olly on Storycorps Heirs Property Act Emory University Shore Bank Kwadjo Boaitey 2019 Year of Return to Ghana Crystal Mercer on Rock the Culture Podcast Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle Delta Circles Little Free Library
57:31
January 27, 2020
Susan Curtis--Girl Attorney
Susan Curtis is an attorney in Oklahoma who is the founder of Girl Attorney, LLC. Each state has its own Girl Attorney Facebook page, where we can discuss legal questions, procedure, local court practices, good and bad experiences in the legal field, and anything else we want. It's been a great resource for me, and I have been impressed that we keep the posts almost entirely law-related. Girls just wanna be professional! Susan also puts on GALCON, a national leadership conference for women attorneys. Check it out in the links below. Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women. Women Lead Arkansas darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music Links: Girl Attorney, LLC GALCON Badillo v. MidCentury Insurance Linda Hirshman, author of Sisters in Law Lilly Ledbetter Sandra Day O’Connor Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bryant Johnson-RBG’s trainer The Motherhood Penalty Lori Andrus
1:05:02
January 20, 2020
Zara Abbasi-Chef, Friend
Zara Abbasi Wilkerson is lots of things, and still deciding who she is. Of course, who we are changes during our lives. In this conversation, we discuss Zara's young life moving around every year or so and how it has affected her. We talk about how she became a pastry chef, why she stopped being a pastry chef (for the public), and what she's doing now. We also discuss her motivation behind starting a private group of women who are looking for friends with whom they can share common interests.  Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women. Women Lead Arkansas Music by Daryl Shawn Links: Aman Abassi Natchez Yellow Rocket Concepts Trio’s Univ. of Central Arkansas Eggshells Zara on Instagram Savvy Kids Little Rock Soiree Salt Fat Acid Heat Sauces Cookbook Five Mother Sauces
1:39:27
December 9, 2019
Tharwat Lovett, MAP, Emotional and Psychological Wellness Coach
What a conversation! I just love learning new things, especially about humans. SCIENCE! Tharwat is a wellness coach who digs into what's going on in our brains and bodies to figure out the roots of our problems, hangups, insecurities, anger, whatever we've got going on. I have always been interested in the why of everything. Why do I feel stuck professionally and in personal relationships? What can I do about it? We barely scratched the surface in this conversation, so I look forward to many more. Check out the links below for some of the things we mention. Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women. Women Lead Arkansas Music by Daryl Shawn Links: Stuart Wilde Three ways to impress a program upon the subconscious: 1-authority 2-repetition 3-intensity/emotion (emotionally intense situations in life) The Four Agreements, by don Miguel Ruiz Dr. Caroline Leaf Amit Goswami Victor Frankl--Sample article Felicia Miller Johnson, Sevenfold Coaching Mindful Blend Retreat
1:07:54
November 18, 2019
Felicia Johnson, Sevenfold Coaching
 Felicia Johnson is the founder of Sevenfold Coaching in Little Rock. She is also the author of "Do You Feel Like a Fraud? A certified life coach's guide to help you recognize and overcome impostor syndrome." Felicia is from a military family, and married into it as well. Her broad geographical and life experiences seem to have prepared her well for her entrepreneurial life. Our conversation was easy, thoughtful, and fun. I can't wait to see her again. Check out links to her business and book below, as well as other things we discussed.  Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women. Women Lead Arkansas Music by Daryl Shawn Links: Sevenfold Coaching Do You Feel Like a Fraud? (BUY LOCALLY IF YOU CAN!) “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” ― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad / Roughing It Happiness rankings 2019 Happiness rankings (AR at 49!) Scandal scene about having to be twice as good for half as much Humans of New York re working mother quote (image on our Insta page UppityWomenAR): "I have a little girl at home that I love so much, but I also love my job. Part of me wants to be home all the time to see every little change she goes through. But part of me feels like I owe it to her to be what I always wanted to be." HONY, April 23, 2014
1:20:22
November 12, 2019
Grant Tennille-Economic Development
I needed hours to discuss with Grant Tennille all the things on my mind related to economic development. As the former director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, he has some things to say, too. We focused a lot on Little Rock. How fantastic it is and what needs improvement. There's a lot of both!   Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.  Women Lead Arkansas  Music by Daryl Shawn  Links:  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette  Rebecca Tennille  CJRW  Morril Harriman, Jr.  Gov. Mike Beebe  Lamar Davis  Maria Haley  Kissinger McLarty, now McLarty Associates  Big River Steel  Mayor Frank Scott, Jr.  Gabe Holmstrom, Downtown Little Rock Partnership  Gang War: Bangin' in Little Rock  The Scott Script  Sen. Joyce Elliott  Dr. Jay Barth  G. David Gearhart  Apptegy  Jared Henderson  Opportunity zones  Running of the Rexes  Raj Chetty, Economist UA Little Rock Small Business and Technology Development Center  VIPS: Volunteers in Public Schools  Rep. Warwick Sabin  Rep. Charles Blake
1:35:21
November 4, 2019
Brian Parker, Synthesis Guide, Medium, Healer, Teacher
I truly don't remember what inspired me to find Brian, but it was a combination of things, including a conversation with a friend about mediums. So I went to the Murderino Paranormal Society Facebook page and asked about mediums. The responses were plentiful, but I settled on Brian Parker. I enjoyed our conversation, and I felt very comfortable talking to him. Have I moved from curious skeptic to believer? Not really, but I'm always open to the idea of there being things we don't yet understand. I am also open to the idea that our brains are wondrous things that help us believe the unbelievable. Do you have experiences you want to share on this week of Halloween??? Leave a voicemail at 501-232-1175. We'll keep your identity a secret if you want. CALL US!!!  Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women. Women Lead Arkansas Music by Daryl Shawn Links: Brian Parker can be found at synthesisguide.com or mediumbrianparker.com. You can email or call him.
1:29:50
October 28, 2019
Chancellor Margaret Ellibee--UA Pulaski Technical College
Margaret Ellibee is the Chancellor of UA Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, Arkansas. After you listen, come back here for a reminder of ways you can get involved: 1) Use your expertise on an advisory board; join the Pulaski Tech Foundation or Alumni Association; donate or raise money for scholarships; go to CHARTS events; build networking partnerships (Rotary, Women's Foundation of Arkansas, and other civic groups. Call the Chancellor's office or the Pulaski Tech Welcome Desk to get plugged in! Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women. Women Lead Arkansas Music by Daryl Shawn Links: Chancellor at UA Pulaski Technical College  Sally Carder, former President of National Park Community College in Hot Springs Robin Bowen, President of Arkansas Tech University Karla Hughes, Chancellor of UA Monticello (four years?) Lexicon Steel  Windgate Foundation  Charts Theater Events Youth Chefs Culinary Camp Little Rock Air Force Base Arkansas National Guard   National Science Foundation University of Central Arkansas UA Little Rock Heather Nelson of Seal Corporation Jay Chesshir, Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Gov. Asa Hutchinson Lucinda Williams Second City Mississippi Mass Choir Black Violin Mary Wilson
1:11:02
October 22, 2019
Angie Maxwell: The Long Southern Strategy
Dr. Angie Maxwell is the director of the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics & Society at the University of Arkansas. She and Todd Shields wrote, "The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics. If you want to know how we got to today in politics, you must read this book. Please follow the links to find out more about Angie, Todd, and the amazing work they do with the Blair Center. We're lucky to have them. We recorded this interview at South on Main in Little Rock. It was a little noisy, but Angie is very busy, so we had to squeeze in lunch while she was in Little Rock.  "As Promised" by Daryl Shawn, an incredible musician. Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics & Society The "Fulbright Peace Plan" Todd Shields Southern Politics in State and Nation, by V.O. Key Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History  ERA/Equal Rights Amendment Single Parent Scholarship Fund University of Arkansas Press League of Women Voters Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Arkansas Politics and Government (updated by Jay Barth in 2005) Ann Henry Hillary Rodham Clinton Gov. Asa Hutchinson Phyllis Schlafly Jeffrey Toobin, "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court" Modern Sexism Scores
1:10:40
October 14, 2019
Erin Wood, Et Alia Press
Erin is the publisher of Et Alia Press in Little Rock. I love this woman. You need to go buy all the books her little press has published. "You can tell from a writer that they aren't hiding from themselves."  #ShopLocal #UppityWomenUnite Music by Daryl Shawn Mentioned in the episode: Et Alia Press Duke Lemur Center Georgia State University College of Law John McPhee, author of Draft No. 4 (I called it "On Writing" in the show) Poet Sharon Olds Dorothy Allison Oxford American  William Faulkner Mary Karr Garrard Conley Crystal Bridges The Momentary Arkansas Arts Center Amy Ashford Lightning Source on-demand printing Chronicle Books Can Everybody Swim? Anita Davis-Esse Purse Museum Linda Rowe Thomas-fashion designer Dawn Holder-ceramicist Gay Bechtelheimer Arshia khan Save 10-Sarah Catherine Gutierrez Krystal Cornelius
1:42:41
October 7, 2019
Mindful Self-Compassion with Catherine Crisp and Geraldine "Gigi" Peters
Catherine Crisp and Geraldine “Gigi” Peters discuss mindful self-compassion, something the world needs more of right now. And always. Be good to yourself. We need you. MSC: mindfulness/awareness of the present moment; common humanity/our connection to other people; treating ourselves with kindness Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. Women Lead Arkansas darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music Links: UA Little Rock School of Social Work  Catherine Crisp/Compassionate Connections UA Little Rock MidSOUTH  Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer: Making Friends with Yourself  Steve Hickman  Steve Hickman: Self-Compassion for Men  Thích Nhất Hạnh  https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/magazine/how-one-stupid-tweet-ruined-justine-saccos-life.html Lorraine Hobbs  The Butterfly Effect: The Last Days of August  “HEAVY EXCERPT: I was taught by big boys who were taught by big boys who were taught by big boys that black girls would be okay no matter what we did to them.” https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/damon-young-kiese-laymon-death-sex-money Esther Perel regarding sex ed  Disrupting systemic white privilege in the mindfulness movement  Ta-Nehisi Coates  Atlantic article regarding reparations  White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, by Peggy McIntosh 
1:14:53
September 16, 2019
Alese Stroud
Alese Stroud is a badass. She has been in the tech world for decades, starting when she decided to teach herself coding to be able to do what she wanted, the way she wanted. Because THAT'S WHAT WE DO. Alese and I met at Blue Sail Coffee at the Tech Park in Little Rock. There's a lot of background noise. Sorry. But you'll get used to it. This episode may be a little much for anyone not interested or somewhat well-versed in Startup World. But midway or so, we start to talk about women in this milieu and the challenges we face--from funding, to getting appropriate attention for our ideas, to creating a more equitable ecosystem.  I hope you enjoy. #UppityWomenUnite Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women. Women Lead Arkansas darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music Links: Blue Sail Coffee Venture Center Little Rock Tech Park Systematics led by Walter Smiley Alltel Amazon Web Services MVP =minimum viable product Financial synergies definition Gap analysis definition Corporate Insight Strategy “M&A space” = mergers and acquisitions Isaac.ai Geert Hofstede-elements of culture "the valley" = Silicon Valley Charles Morgan PitchBook Capital IQ Pitch deck definition Five types of startup investors Law to Go UALR Small Business and Technology Center Rockwater Marina and Rockwater Village, developed by Lisa Ferrell and Jim Jackson Heather Nelson of Seal Solar Meredith Lowery-Woman-Run
1:15:18
September 9, 2019
Author Kamille Mohler and Feminist Sela Booher
Kamille is the 9-year-old author of I Am Not, an anti-bullying book. Pyramid Books/Hearne Fine Arts hosted AETN for their program, "Gobbledybook." Kamille read her book, and Sela read, "Let the Children March," by Monica Clark-Robinson. Monica is the person you will hear introducing Kamille and Sela and telling us a little about why she wrote her book for children. It's a little hard to hear the readings, so you'll just have to buy their books! We included a couple of links below so you can see Kamille and Sela on video. Enjoy! Show notes: "I Am Not," by Kamille Mohler Kamille on YouTube Kamille Sela Booher on AETN Pyramid Art, Books, and Custom Framing Hearne Fine Art AETN-Gobbledybook Art by Blaque Little Rock Central High School LR Central National Historic Site
32:29
August 26, 2019
Dr. Julie Trivitt, Professor of Economics at UA
Dr. Trivitt and I had a not-long-enough talk about some of my economics questions. I try to understand the different systems and ways in which economic policy differs, and how it affects most of us. I still don't really understand, but not because of this professor! I'd love to hear your questions and ideas based on this episode. Send them to me! In the meantime, enjoy this conversation. Music: As Promised, Daryl Shawn How economists think about the economy: 1-What are we going to produce? 2-Who gets what's produced? 3-How are we going to produce them? 4-How does the system incorporate changes into the system? 5-How do we promote growth and progress? Also... 1-Who owns the resources? The private sector or the government? 2-Who decides how the resources are used? Private allocation or government? Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality Opportunity Insights Opportunity Atlas Arsaga's at the Depot This American Life: The Problem We All Live With
1:29:11
July 8, 2019
Meredith Lowry, Woman-Run
Meredith Lowry is a patent attorney at Wright Lindsey Jennings in their Rogers, Arkansas office. One of only a handful of women patent attorneys in the state, Meredith saw a need for resources for women inventors and entrepreneurs. With the help of her firm, she started Woman-Run. Find links to more information below. Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   Women Lead Arkansas darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music  Links: Woman-Run on Facebook Wright Lindsey Jennings Sara-Catherine Guttierrez, Aptus Financial AEDC Minority and Women-Owned Business Resources Stephanie Funk on Twitter  Woman-Run website Amanda Denton Woman-Run at WLJ
55:10
July 1, 2019
Katie Campbell and Rivka Kuperman-Improv LR and AR Children's Theater
Katie and Rivka run The Children's Theater at the Arkansas Arts Center. Rivka is a Little Rock native, while Katie is from North Carolina. They both perform with Improv Little Rock at The Joint and The Public Theater.  Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   Women Lead Arkansas darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music  Links: Children’s Theater Improv Little Rock  The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse The Public Theater Brett Ihler  Arkansas Arts Center Summer Theater Academy Tisch School of the Arts UALR Miss Selma’s School Wynkin, Blynkin and Nod (baby play) Armadillo Rodeo Crystal Bridges Clinton Center
1:23:21
June 24, 2019
Amy Dunn Johnson-Arkansas Access to Justice
Amy is the executive director of the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission. She is also running for circuit court judge in the Sixth Judicial District, which covers Pulaski and Perry Counties. We cover a lot in this episode! Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   Women Lead Arkansas darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music  Links: Access to Justice Legal Aid of Arkansas Central Arkansas Legal Services How a failing Atlanta school cut its turnover rate nearly in half (with the help of lawyers) Adverse Childhood Experiences Trauma-Informed Courts and the Role of the Judge UALR Bowen School of Law Rural Practice Incubator Project Preamble:  We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.  UA Cooperative Extension Service Amy Dunn Johnson for Judge Facebook Instagram
1:27:52
June 17, 2019
Abby Anderson-Communications and Political Specialist
Abby Anderson is a rising star in Democratic campaigns. We met when a campaign she worked on sublet my office. Keep an eye on this woman!  Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   Women Lead Arkansas darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music  Links: Jared Henderson Jessica DeLoach Sabin Hannah McCollester Gillett Coon Supper Slovak Oyster Supper NGP Steve Rockwell Rep. Charles Blake Michael John Gray Conner Eldridge Rep. Jamie Scott Tarana Burke Brittany Packnett  Elizabeth Warren Kamala Harris Kirsten Gillibrand Joe Biden Beto O’Rourke Pete Buttigieg 
1:06:46
June 4, 2019
Run As You Are 2019 and Emerge Arkansas
This is a special episode of Uppity Women, wherein we will hear about the newly-formed Emerge Arkansas, which is officially kicking off June 1, 2019 at Trio's in Little Rock. We will also hear from women who attended VoteRunLead's campaign training in Fayetteville in May 2019. We had a great time! Ladies, run for office! #UppityWomenUnite
1:09:55
May 31, 2019
Eve Jorgensen-Moms Demand Action
Eve Jorgensen leads Moms Demand Action Arkansas. The grassroots organization advocates for common sense gun safety.  Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   Women Lead Arkansas darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music  Links: Shannon Watts Moms Demand Action-Arkansas Red flag laws Extreme risk protection order Greg Leding re extreme risk protection order Be smart program Locked and unloaded Iron pipeline  Denise Garner Nicole Clowney Students Demand Action-Everytown for Gun Safety Parkland Students Gunsense candidate distinction New Hampshire GOP wear pearls CZ Gun Manufacturer Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. Text "ready" to 64433 or text "orange" for events
57:02
May 27, 2019
Jessica Key, Author of Confessions of a Buddafli: Relationships, Food, and Self-Esteem
Jessica Key is an author and motivational speaker in Little Rock, Arkansas. In this talk, she is very honest about her struggles and mistakes on this journey of life and love. Loving ourselves, that is.  Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   Women Lead Arkansas Music: Daryl Shawn  Links: www.buddainspired.com Wayne Bashay, Rivermarket Boot Camp Real images  McClellan High  Philander Smith College UA Little Rock Real Images Phenomenal Women Award 2019  Kindle Direct Publishing  Jessica's online class on self-publishing s Eye Candy by Amari  Garbo Hearn of Pyramid Books and Custom Framing  Butler Center  Central Arkansas Library System
1:14:40
May 20, 2019
Jamileh Kamran-Arkansas Fashion School
Jamileh Kamran is a couture designer and founder of Arkansas Fashion School, the only accredited fashion school in the area. Her students have gone on to great success. Check out some of them in the show notes.  Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   Women Lead Arkansas darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music  Links: Arkansas Fashion School Jamileh Kamran Designs Iranian Revolution Hostage Crisis CBC Conway-Central Baptist College University of Central Arkansas/UCA Pres. Jimmy Carter and the Iranian Crisis UALR Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller Chelsea Clinton Hillary Clinton Justice Annabelle Imber Tuck Savannah School of Art and Design Sen. Mark Pryor Shonda Ali-Shamaa, Love R.O.C.S. Abby Alba Amanda Morley on Insta Emerging Designers Fashion Show Mallory Brooks Chenal Country Club Joann Fabric Cynthia East Fabrics Freddie Reynolds on Instagram and KARK Freddie on Steve Harvey AFS at New York Fashion Week
1:05:23
May 13, 2019
Becca Bona-Brewed in Arkansas
Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   www.womenleadarkansas.org darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music  Links: The Daily Record Brewed in Arkansas AY Magazine Society of Professional Journalists Vicki Vowell Heather Nelson-Seal Corporation Rock City Eats Rebel Kettle Central Arkansas Fermenters Moody Brews Little Rocktober Fest Void Cellars Prestonrose Farm and Brewery Refined Ale Brewery
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May 6, 2019
Jennifer Belt-Martinez Belt Consulting
Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   Women Lead Arkansas darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music  Links: Martinez Belt Consulting Congressman Vic Snyder Congressman Marion Berry Senator Blanche Lincoln Bush v. Gore Paschall Strategic Communications Natalie Ghidotti  Arkansas Food Bank Knights of Columbus Slovak Oyster Supper Johnny Roebuck The Van Workin' Moms
1:14:41
April 30, 2019
VoteRunLead-Arkansas
Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   www.womenleadarkansas.org darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music  Links: Canvassing while Black Wisconsin Oregon Kiah Morris, Vermont Georgia pink tax Menstrual products in school Wellesley College Higher Heights for America Clinton School of Public Service White House Project VoteRunLead
37:07
April 26, 2019
Jared Henderson-Jared for Arkansas
Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   www.womenleadarkansas.org darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music  Links: Jared for Arkansas Socialism Capitalism Bobby Kennedy Violence in the 60s Civil Rights Movement Berlin Wall Teddy Roosevelt, Trust Buster “You give your children enough money to do something but not enough to do nothing.” (found in the movie, "The Descendants") Teach for America The Arkansas Delta Minimum wage (efforts to limit it) Truth and Reconciliation Harvard Business School Harvard Kennedy School McKinsey & Company Detroit Financial Crisis (sample story) Teen pregnancy rates Arkansas teacher pay raises Arkansas tax cuts 2019 No Child Left Behind Easter Seals Arkansas  Aspen Institute Walton Family Foundation
1:20:41
April 22, 2019
Trish Flanagan-Founder of Future School
Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   www.womenleadarkansas.org darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music  Links:   Future School of Fort Smith Gates Foundation The Dropout Epidemic study  Think Future Foundation (via Trish's LinkedIn page) Steve Clark, Fort Smith Steve Clark, Social Entrepreneur Teach for America Social Entrepreneur Bootcamp, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute (2015) Charter Management Organization
46:26
April 15, 2019
Olivia Trimble-Repaint Hate/Sleet City Signs and Murals
Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   www.womenleadarkansas.org   darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music  Links:   Sleet City Signs and Murals Repaint Hate Well behaved women seldom make history Arkansas State University Fayetteville, Arkansas Fayetteville Housing Authority FHA Executive Director story Ted Talk: Just Do The Thing Autumn Tolbert-Arkansas Times Columnist Nicole Clowney, State Representative, District 86 Dr. Anika Whitfield
1:13:30
April 8, 2019
Shunqetta N. Cunningham, KHARIS Grants and Services
Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   www.womenleadarkansas.org   darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music   Links: KHARIS Grants & Services:  consultkharis.com/  www.facebook.com/KHARISOVERACUP/ Called to Create, by Jordan Raynor:  www.calledtocreate.org/  DISC Assessment: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DISC_assessment
53:14
April 1, 2019
Kim Lane, CEO of The Conductor
Today's guest is Kim Lane, CEO of The Conductor, which develops entrepreneurial and economic infrastructure. Kim has packed a TON into her 27 years! I'm quite jealous. :) Lots of show links for this episode! Music by Daryl Shawn:  darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music   www.arconductor.org/ AR Dept. of Economic Development: www.arkansasedc.com www.conwaycorp.com Conway co-working space: www.conwaycorp.com/node/401 www.kauffman.org Conway 125 Campaign: www.conway125.com Danish Minimalism: www.missminimalist.com/2010/02/minimalist-design-danish-style/ Invisible Children: invisiblechildren.com Schools for Schools: invisiblechildren.com/program/schools-for-schools/  Henry David Thoreau: “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things..” www.goodreads.com/quotes/8202-the-mass-of-men-lead-lives-of-quiet-desperation-what www.hendrix.edu www.heifer.org www.libertyinnorthkorea.org www.clintonfoundation.org www.arktimes.com Tales from the South: www.ualrpublicradio.org/programs/tales-south Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance: “Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.” www.brit.co Brit Morin: www.entrepreneur.com/article/313419 Eric Francis: www.linkedin.com/in/ericfrancis/#oc-background-section www.1millioncups.com AR Regional Innovation Hub: arhub.org AR Blue Cross Blue Shield: www.arkansasbluecross.com Google: startup.google.com Global Entrepreneurship Network: genglobal.org GEN Week Arkansas: www.arconductor.org/gew GEN Johannesburg: conwayscene.com/conductor-ceo-selected-to-join-us-delegation-to-global-entrepreneurship-congress/ UCA: uca.edu www.startupjunkie.org Startup Puddle: www.crowdfundinsider.com/2018/06/135040-peer-to-peer-micro-credit-site-puddle-shuts-down/ Junior Achievement of Arkansas: www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-arkansas/ JA High School Startup Day: www.arconductor.org/news-1/2017/3/3/the-conductor-junior-achievement-of-arkansas-partner-to-create-opportunities-for-youth-entrepreneurs Freakonomics Podcast, Taboo Trifecta: freakonomics.com/podcast/the-taboo-trifecta/ Period-proof underwear: www.shethinx.com Article on women’s share of VC investment: techcrunch.com/2018/11/04/female-founders-have-brought-in-just-2-2-of-us-vc-this-year-yes-again/ Women in top jobs vs. men named John: https://nyti.ms/2FcgugY Arkansas Fellowship: arkansasfellowship.org www.apptegy.com www.dillards.com Women’s Foundation of Arkansas: womensfoundationarkansas.org AR Small Business Development Center: www.asbtdc.org Small Business Administration: www.sba.gov USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program: www.rd.usda.gov/recovery/rural.html Kim Lane: www.kimlaneco.com Share the Love Kidsclub: sharethelove.club Erin Conner: conwayscene.com/share-the-love-kids-club-erin-conner/ Arkansan of the Year: arkansaslife.com/kim-lane/ Arkansan of the Year (Stephanie Harris): arkansaslife.com/arkansans-of-the-year/
53:00
March 25, 2019
Hannah McCollester-Teacher, Campaign Manager, Yoga Instructor
Hannah McCollester is a badarse. We like her can-do approach to life and work. Enjoy this wide-ranging conversation about education, politics, diversity, and more. Find links below. www.womenleadarkansas.org darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music  Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   Links: www.barefootstudio.com/ www.noomalife.com/ Notre Dame: www.nd.edu www.teachforamerica.org Delta: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_Delta Ann Beaudry, Winning Local and State Elections (Campaign management for dummies): www.simonandschuster.com/books/Winning-Local-and-State-Elections/Ann-Beaudry/9780684863771 www.jaredforarkansas.com/meet-jared Trish Flanagan/Future School White dominant culture or tenants of white supremacy:  http://www.cwsworkshop.org/  White Supremacy Culture document:  http://www.cwsworkshop.org/pdfs/CARC/Overview/3_White_Sup_Culture.PDF?fbclid=IwAR27hd8bGPxKJueqKwV-W8UnWmX7TQb1BJXBRUjMMrtc7me8D54jbdAdGjk  Trish Flanagan future school: www.talkbusiness.net/2018/07/future-school-of-fort-smith-founder-steps-away-from-superintendent-role-to-launch-new-foundation/ Abby Anderson, Communications Director, Jared Henderson for Governor: www.linkedin.com/in/abby-anderson-69bb14a3 Alpha Kappa Alpha: www.aka1908.com/ www.acluarkansas.org www.naacp.org www.mylifetime.com/shows/surviving-r-kelly en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Handmaid%27s_Tale_(TV_series)
50:02
March 18, 2019
Suzi Parker-Author, Journalist, Writing Instructor
 I heard about Suzi Parker in about 2004, when she published her book, "Sex in the South: Unbuckling the Bible Belt." I've always loved a rebel, and talking (out loud!) about sex in the South surely qualifies! A native of Pine Bluff, Suzi has done a lot of cool things, which you'll hear about in the episode. Check out the show notes below. As always, thanks for listening. Please subscribe and spread the word! www.womenleadarkansas.org darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music  Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   Links: www.facebook.com/suziparker www.twitter.com/suziparker Amazon: www.amazon.com/Suzi-Parker/e/B001K7TGH0?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_fkmr1_1&qid=1552429154&sr=8-1-fkmr1 Slow Burn Podcast by Slate: slate.com/slow-burn Listen to both seasons, which cover Watergate and Clinton's impeachment. You will not be sorry and you will learn a LOT! www.jackiecollins.com Valley of the Dolls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_of_the_Dolls Lace: www.amazon.com/Lace-Novel-Shirley-Conran/dp/B004CBCA5G Background on "Fun Parties" or sex toy parties: thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/10/these-parties-go-way-beyond-tupperware/ Cupids: www.shopcupids.com Seductions: seductionstores.com/locations/ Niagara: nypost.com/2001/04/17/after-the-fall-torrent-of-demand-for-ladies-love-potion-niagara/ Arkansas Week: www.aetn.org/programs/arkansasweek nymag.com/ www.economist.com Julia Roberts/Adam Sandler: abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=106399&page=1 Erin Brockovich: www.imdb.com/title/tt0195685/ Stevie Nicks on not having children: childfreedom.blogspot.com/2009/06/childfree-celebrity-spotlight-stevie.html Suzi on Dr. Phil: www.drphil.com/slideshows/secrets-in-the-suburbs-suzi-and-mb/ Suzi's Writing Fun House: www.facebook.com/suziswritingfunhouse/ Violet Clementine: www.amazon.com/Violet-Clementines-Awakening-Sex-South-ebook/dp/B01H86K7XI/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=suzi%20parker&qid=1552402659&s=gateway&sr=8-3 Echo Ellis: Adventures of a Girl Reporter: www.amazon.com/Echo-Ellis-Adventures-Girl-Reporter-ebook/dp/B00RJ86ES8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=suzi%20parker&qid=1552402616&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Hashimotos Thyroiditis: www.thyroid.org/hashimotos-thyroiditis/
1:13:33
March 12, 2019
Anna Beth Gorman-Women's Foundation of Arkansas
Anna Beth is the executive director of the Women's Foundation of Arkansas. Before we get into her story, we discuss the status and future of Women Lead Arkansas. I'll do some therapy whenever, wherever, and with whomever. Just ask me how I am.... WFA is working on IMPORTANT THINGS in the state. Use the links below to see past and current research and projects on the status of women in Arkansas, including the Foundation's new Gender Equity Scorecard for businesses. Enjoy. www.womenleadarkansas.org darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music  Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   Links: www.womensfoundationarkansas.org Gender Equity Scorecard: http://womensfoundationarkansas.org/women-empowered/equitable-workplace-initiative/
50:45
March 4, 2019
Michelle Barnes-Real Images
Michelle Barnes is the founder of Real Images. From www.realimages.org:  Michelle's vision for Real Images formed in 2006 when she saw that young girls didn't have many positive or healthy images of women in the media. In 2007, she began conducting self-image workshops for teenagers and facilitating empowerment workshops for young women. She finally decided to make her passion wide spread when she founded Real Images in 2014. Michelle is a native of south Arkansas. She has a Bachelor of Sociology and a Master of Public Administration both from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.    www.womenleadarkansas.org darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music  Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   Links: Real Images: www.realimages.org Our House: www.ourhouseshelter.org/ Arkansas School for Math, Sciences, and Arts: www.asmsa.org/ Strong, Arkansas: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strong,_Arkansas University of Arkansas at Little Rock: www.ualr.edu Dove Campaigns: www.dove.com/us/en/stories/campaigns.html Jessica Key, B Inspired: www.buddainspired.com/?fbclid=IwAR0jo-G2UFpDg3c_YZipFJoas4yHQ2R2HaqBNTJTverKOUP3n2rcD7x1GVo Phenomenal Women Luncheon: www.realimages.org/events Clinton School of Public Service: www.clintonschool.uasys.edu/ Lucie's Place: www.luciesplace.org Delta Sigma Theta: www.facebook.com/dstinc1913/ Facebook and Insta: realimagesar
59:54
February 25, 2019
Heather Nelson, Seal Energy Solutions
Heather has worked primarily in male-dominated fields: construction, banking, and now energy. But she's still a softy who loves hearts and self-improvement (We're looking at you, Brene Brown!). Check out the show notes below for links to places and things mentioned in the conversation. As always, we want your support. Subscribe, download, and listen!    Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   https://www.tysonfoods.com/ https://www.3m.com/ https://www.uark.edu/ https://www.fsbank.com/ https://elisemitchell.com/blog/2018/02/how-to-create-a-personal-board-of-directors-and-accelerate-your-career/ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454029/ http://www.belmont.edu/ https://ualr.edu/cob/ https://heatherrnelson.com/ Insta: HeatherRuthNelson  www.linkedin.com/pub/heather-r-nelson/1b/431/b5 TW: HeatherSD2U FB: Heather.R.Nelson https://rockcitydigital.com/ https://brenebrown.com/ https://sealcorporation.com/energy-efficiency/
1:04:44
February 18, 2019
Andrea Zekis Part 2
This is the second (okay, third) conversation with Andrea. We cover her coming out as a transgender woman while working in state government in Arkansas; starting the Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition (ARTEC); introducing Bernie Sanders in Portland (the bird rally!); and finding her place in activism.  Links below to people, places, and things discussed.   Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.   Links: Clinton School of Public Service: https://clintonschool.uasys.edu/ ARTEC: http://www.artranscoalition.org/ Decline to Sign wins: https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/4/6/17197910/anchorage-alaska-transgender-proposition-1 The Incredible Mr. Limpet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Incredible_Mr._Limpet Penelope (a mutual friend I use as an example), founder of Lucie's Place in Little Rock: https://www.luciesplace.org/ Miss Major Griffin-Gracy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Major_Griffin-Gracy Stonewall Riots: https://stonewallforever.org/ Human Rights Campaign: https://www.hrc.org/ Center for Artistic Revolution: https://www.car4ar.org/ Bernie Sanders rally visited by bird: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/03/26/471958688/bird-visits-bernie-sanders-rally-sparks-delight-on-twitter Andrea introduces Bernie: https://www.facebook.com/berniesanders/videos/trans-activist-andrea-zekis-introduces-bernie/1014952678559736/ Basic Rights Oregon: http://www.basicrights.org/ Shailene Woodley: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0940362/ Michael Stipe (REM): https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005468/ Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear: https://www.instagram.com/edroste/?hl=en Danni Askini: http://www.danniaskini.com/ Moda Center, Portland: https://rosequarter.com/about-us/venues/moda-center/ VooDoo Donuts: https://www.voodoodoughnut.com/ M Ward: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1943488/ The Thermals: http://www.thethermals.com/ The Dandy Warhols: https://www.dandywarhols.com/ Sen. Jeff Merkley: https://www.merkley.senate.gov/ Sarah McBride: https://www.hrc.org/staff/sarah-mcbride Marie Kondo: https://konmari.com/
1:29:12
February 10, 2019
Andrea Zekis, Part 1
In our very first podcast episode, we talk to Andrea Zekis, a transgender activist, Clinton School of Public Service student, future (Fall 2019) UA Little Rock law student, Bernie-introducer, appropriate pronoun teacher, and much, much more!  www.womenleadarkansas.org https://darylshawn.bandcamp.com/music Uppity Women is hosted by Stephanie Harris, founder of Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partisan nonprofit whose mission is to empower women and girls to engage in politics, policy, and leadership. This podcast is meant to showcase women (and men!) doing cool things; be a place for hard conversations we need to have before we can make progress (race, politics, feminism, etc.); bring people together to figure sh!t out and get stuff done; and generally thumb our noses at anyone who would tell us what we may or may not do as women.  
1:11:14
February 5, 2019