41. From Idea to Published with Julie Morgenlender

41. From Idea to Published with Julie Morgenlender

And we talk about the reality of life with chronic illness, and that’s so different for everybody. The stories all have different tones and different focuses which is what I think makes [the book] so easily applicable to such a wide audience because there isn’t just one chronic illness experience.

Today’s episode brings back one of my all-time favorite people – Julie Morgenlender from episode 2 of The Notable Woman Podcast. In that episode, we talked about living with a chronic illness, and now it’s fitting that we talk about Julie’s new book, The Things We Don’t Say: An Anthology of Chronic Illness Truths.

About Julie

Julie Morgenlender is a friend, daughter, aunt, crocheter (very very good I might add – note from Cristin), reader, creator of this anthology, and so much more despite being unable to work full time. She enjoys walking in the sunshine, petting dogs, and spending time with awesome people. She volunteers for her chronic pain support group and is on the board of directors of the Bisexual Resource Center.

About the book

Spanning different ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and diagnoses, forty-two authors from around the world open up in fifty true stories about their chronic illnesses and their search for answers, poor treatment by doctors, strained relationships with loved ones, self-doubt, and more. They share the warmth of support from family and friends, the triumph of learning coping mechanisms, and finding ways to live their dreams. These stories are honest, raw, and real, and if you have chronic illness, you will find comfort and companionship in these pages. For everyone else, if you have ever wanted to know more about your loved one’s experience with chronic illness but didn’t want to ask the wrong questions, this book will have some answers and lead you to a new-found understanding.

 

In this episode, we talk about:

  • when Julie first had the idea for the anthology,
  • how she selected the writers,
  • what the process of creating the book was like,
  • how it was different due to Julie and her authors’ chronic illnesses, and
  • how COVID-19 is shining a light on issues that people with chronic illness and disability have been dealing with for decades

Ways to connect with the anthology and Julie include:

The book’s website
The book on Amazon
The book on Bookshop
The book on Goodreads

I think this episode is particularly inspiring if you have an idea that you’ve been trying to get into the world. Julie’s been working on this anthology for as long as I’ve known her, and now it’s here!

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I was a fan before I was a guest. Now I’ve been a guest and I’m an even greater fan! Cristin Downs is an amazing interviewer and host. She is insightful, professional and just a pleasure to work with. What comes across in the stories is as much a product of Cristin’s fierce talent in conceptualizing the episodes and finding the stories as it is the a reflection of her interesting and engaging subjects. Fantastic, Notable Women. Listen and enjoy!

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40. COVID-19 ‘s Effect on An Increase on Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence

40. COVID-19 ‘s Effect on An Increase on Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence

What I would hate to learn is that someone felt that they could never reach out for help because they would be taking away from people who truly needed help in the situation, and victims always truly need help. So, we’re here to support them.

Have you heard the news that COVID-19 is causing an increase in domestic violence and intimate partner violence instances? Maybe you have from journalism like this NY Times piece or this article from the Washington Post.

In China’s Hubei province, domestic violence calls nearly doubled. In Spain, their state run domestic violence website saw a 270% increase in traffic. Here in the United States, South Carolina saw a 35% increase in March from February, Houston a 20% increase, and North Carolina 18%. And most states didn’t start social distancing or lockdowns until mid March.

I have been reading the above articles so I went to my friend and guest from The Notable Woman Podcast, episode 20, Kelley Rainey, to find out what was going on and how we can help. Kelley is the Director of Domestic Violence Programs for Family and Children’s Services, and she readily agreed to be on the show and provide resources for all of us, whether we be experiencing this or be fearful that someone we know and love is.

In this third episode focused on COVID-19 episode, we talk about:

  • what domestic and intimate partner violence instances look like pre-COVID-19,
  • what’s driving what’s happening now,
  • what resources are available for people who need help,
  • what not to do that might bring harm to those that we love, and
  • what help we can give to our friends and family we’re worried about

Resources Kelley provided include:

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233
  • RAINN – 1-800-656-4673
  • Family & Children Services 24 hour line (Kelley’s organization) – 443-865-8031 (This is call or text)

Although Kelley’s organization serves Baltimore, Maryland and its surrounding counties, her counselors are trained specifically in COVID-19, and they can help create a safety plan that will work for you no matter where you live. You don’t need to provide your location or any identifying information.

You’re going to find this episode a short, information filled podcast with resources that can help you now or in the future.

The other episodes in this COVID-19 series are COVID-19’s Exponential Growth with Amy Simpkins and COVID-19 and Public Health Communication with Karen Hilyard.

Click here to listen on a dozen different platforms!

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I was a fan before I was a guest. Now I’ve been a guest and I’m an even greater fan! Cristin Downs is an amazing interviewer and host. She is insightful, professional and just a pleasure to work with. What comes across in the stories is as much a product of Cristin’s fierce talent in conceptualizing the episodes and finding the stories as it is the a reflection of her interesting and engaging subjects. Fantastic, Notable Women. Listen and enjoy!

If you love the show, please consider rating and reviewing the podcast! This helps more people find the show and listen to these amazing conversations. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate (with five stars, I hope!), and select “Write a Review.” I’d love to hear what you enjoyed about the episode.

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36. Simplifying Day Trading with Marina Kuperman Villatoro

36. Simplifying Day Trading with Marina Kuperman Villatoro

In this episode, I interview Marina Kuperman Villatoro, the trader chick who teaches both men and women the ins and outs of day trading.

I’m very happy to introduce Marina in today’s show! She’s a day trader and the CEO of The Trader Chick, a platform where she teaches others especially women to trade more confidently.

Prior to becoming a day trader, she was a fitness instructor and a travel writer. Day trading was her other passion, it was one of the things she wished she was doing until she decided to finally go for it.

Today, Marina breaks down the complexities related to trading. She also talks about her experience being a woman in a male-dominated industry and explored the common misconceptions women face when doing trading. Her goal is to remove the stigma that’s wrapped around trading and to show how life-transforming it is, even on a spiritual level.

Start trading confidently as Marina shares more about day trading and everything about it!

IN THIS EPISODE, I EXPLORE:
  • What made her decide to start Trader Chick
  • Understanding day trading and what it’s all about
  • The common misconceptions with day trading
  • Advice for people who plans to start their day trading journey

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did creating it. You can listen now, right here from this webpage by clicking the play button below.

Prefer Apple Podcasts? Android user? Go to Overcast here or Google Podcasts here. Pocket Casts? Radio Public? Something else? And of course, if you loved the episode, a review is always appreciated! 

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Today’s Guest

Marina Kuperman Villatoro

“It is possible to not need a big investment; You just have to understand the process and plot your strategy as you go.”

About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina ‘The Trader Chick’ Villatoro, teaches beginners to day trade with confidence and ease. 

She has been trading the financial markets for YEARS. With lots of trial and error, her goal is to show how life transforming day trading is, even spiritual and to remove the stigma and fear that is wrapped around it. 

She wants to make it super accessible, fun and doable for everyone. It can be done with only a few hours a day so that there is plenty of time to be with the family, or to travel, or whatever you want to do!

Connect with Marina:

The Notable Woman Website

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Disparities in Education

Disparities in Education

EARLY CHILD EDUCATOR HEATHER NADINE MACKIN

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, I have the the pleasure of interviewing Heather Nadine Mackin on disparities in education.

WHO’S HEATHER?

Heather is a higher education lecturer. She has over 15 years of experience working with children with developmental delays and learning disabilities, working on public policy and educational justice for children and girls abroad and in the United States, small NGOs, and over 10 years of experience working with the NYC DOE.

Most importantly, Heather is a mother of a child with life-threatening food allergies and she personally understands the struggles that families go through finding safe and appropriate educational and community spaces and events for their children.

She aims to empower and advocate for special needs, children of color, and children of diverse linguistic backgrounds. Heather’s goal is to ensure children have a safe and appropriate educational, and extracurricular, environment. She assists families with getting evaluations and with the creation and implementation of IFSPs, IEPS, and 504 Plans for children with food allergies.

Heather also provides private consulting to businesses and organizations to ensure that community events and spaces are inclusive for children and adults with special needs, developmental delays, and food allergies.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE TALK TOPIC

In this interview, Heather and I talk about the disparity in education, specifically related to race, gender, and culture. We discuss a study done by Yale University: Do Early Educators’ Implicit Biases Regarding Sex and Race Relate to Behavior Expectations and Recommendations of Preschool Expulsions and Suspensions? We also talk about practical ways parents and teachers can make changes.

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Heather’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

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