Someone very smart sent me an article just today that talks about the role of humor when we deal with stressful situations/anxiety-creating moments. And on that front: have any of you (and in this moment, I think we're specifically talking to White people) ever felt weighed down by how heavy anti-racism work can be? You maybe noticed that sometimes we're pretty serious on this show… Though I'm a serious, overthinking person sometimes, in real life I'm goofy and I actually make fun of myself quite a lot, texting photos of myself in awful workout outfits to you, you have the driest sense of humor of all the people I know except for your husband like we're not that dry. So what do you all think about listening to about 15 minutes of one of the funniest activist-comedians out there today - hearing how HE, a funny guy, might explain what might be great for White women to do in this work, how to process how tired we all are, and what crocheting has to do with it. What to listen for: Why understanding the history of the United States is important to understanding where we are today What Kamau Bell would tell White women on the whole - including how if we had the same energy for anti-racism that we had for coordinating our kids' summer camps, we would be there by the end of the summer, maybe? There's no issue of oppression in this country that hurts White people that doesn't connect back to really really hurting the Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian, and Latinx populations W. KAMAU BELL is a dad, husband, and comedian. He directed and executive-produced the four-part Showtime documentary We Need To Talk About Cosby, which premiered at Sundance. He famously met with the KKK on his Emmy-Award-winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, where he serves as host and executive producer. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, CBS Mornings, MSNBC's Morning Joe, Comedy Central, HBO, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, WTF with Marc Maron, The Breakfast Club, and This American Life. He has two stand-up comedy specials, Private School Negro (Netflix) and Semi-Prominent Negro (Showtime). Kamau's writing has been featured in Time, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Hollywood Reporter, CNN.com, Salon, and The LA Review of Books. Kamau's first book has an easy-to-remember title, The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. He is the ACLU Artist Ambassador for Racial Justice and serves on the board of directors of Donors Choose and the advisory board of Hollaback! Along with Kate Schatz, he's the co-author of Do the Work: An Anti-Racist Activity Book. For more information, please visit: http://www.wkamaubell.com/, or follow W. Kamau on Twitter here and Instagram here.
We are living for the drama behind the scenes of the film Don't Worry Darling. Our fabulous guests, Christina Tucker, co-host of Autostraddle's ‘Wait, Is This a Date?' podcast, and Margaret Willison, culture writer and podcaster with Not Sorry Productions, unpack it all. Plus, W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz stop by to discuss their new book ‘Do the Work! An Antiracist Activity Book.'
Miriam Klein Stahl came to the Bay Area in the late ‘80s seeking a community of queer punks that she'd read about in underground zines like Homocore. She wasn't a musician, but she loved working with her hands and quickly realized that she could contribute to this thriving scene by drawing flyers and creating illustrations. Miriam's rebellious passion infused her heavily politicized images with confrontational power and urgency. More than three decades later, she's still making radical art, but now her work is adorning museums as well as punk clubs. An entire wall of the Oakland Museum of California's Hella Feminist exhibition is covered with 200 paper-cut portraits of “women/nonbinary humans whose lives and work intersect and impact the East Bay.” These figures range from Gilded Age bohemian poets and pre-WWII civil rights leaders to witches, welders, and high school activists. The co-creator of this Hella Feminist portrait project is local author Kate Schatz, who Miram also collaborated with for a series of best-selling books such as “Rad American History A-Z” and “Rad Women Worldwide.” In this episode, Miriam discusses her philosophy of public art, her career as an art teacher at Berkeley High, and the histories of the women and nonbinary people featured in her illustrations. See images related to this episode at: https://eastbayyesterday.com/episodes/nurses-novelists-politicians-and-punks/ East Bay Yesterday can't survive without your support. Please donate to keep this show alive: www.patreon.com/eastbayyesterday
In all of this anti-racism work, have you ever had a time when the fear of making a mistake kept you from speaking up? It's not every day we get to interview a NYT bestselling author who's willing to share how she's made mistakes so that you know we ALL mess up from time to time. A huge hello and welcome to author Kate Schatz - author, activist, educator, and queer feminist mama who's been talking, writing, and teaching about race, gender, social justice, and equity for many years. She's also an incredible person who wrote a blurb in support of our book and showed up IN PERSON to host our Dear White Women book launch tour in San Francisco! If you've got kids, go buy her Rad Women book series, and now, go buy the workbook she co-authored with next week's guest, Kamau Bell - it's called Do the work: An AntiRacist Activity Book. Which I just found in the library too! But it's much better to buy your own copy so you can write all throughout it. Listen in to learn about what she's hearing from White women, what sorts of mistakes she's made - especially White women, listen up, we all make mistakes! So get over it and GO DO THE WORK - and listen to how you can use this workbook in your own life. What to listen for: What pushbacks Kate hears from White women Some mistakes Kate has made in “the work” of anti-racism Why it was important to include dialogue between the co-authors in each section of the book Kate's thoughts on what people can start doing immediately after buying the workbook KATE SCHATZ is an author, activist, educator, and queer feminist mama who's been talking, writing and teaching about race, gender, social justice, and equity for many years. She's the New York Times-bestselling author of the "Rad Women" book series, (Rad American Women A-Z, Rad Women Worldwide, Rad Girls Can, and Rad American History A-Z), and her book of fiction Rid of Me: A Story is part of the cult-favorite 33 ⅓ series. Along with W. Kamau Bell, she's the co-author of Do the Work: An AntiRacist Activity Book. For more information, please visit: https://www.kateschatz.com/, or follow Kate on Twitter here and Instagram here.
This special live edition of Lady Don't Take No podcast was recorded on August 16th, 2022 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta, Georgia. Alicia's special guests are W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz, co-authors of Do the Work! An Antiracist Activity Book (Workman).W. Kamau Bell is a comedian, writer, producer and host of the Emmy winning docu-series United Shades of America on CNN.Kate Schatz is an activist, educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of the “Rad Women” book series, which includes “Rad American Women A-Z”, and “Rad Girls Can”. Do The Work! An Antiracist Activity BookLady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & FacebookAlicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & YouTube * Do you have a question for Lady's Love Notes? Seeking advice on love/romance/relationships? CLICK HERE to send Lady Garza your question, and she may read it on the show! This pod is supported by the Black Futures LabProduction by Phil SurkisTheme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by LatyrxAlicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women's activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME's Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House), and she warns you -- hashtags don't start movements. People do.
Part workbook and part exploration of systemic racism, DO THE WORK is designed to help us be better citizens and to help others who struggle with understanding racism. Do The Work is a project of Emmy Award–winning sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell & New York Times bestselling author Kate Schatz.
Emmy Award winner W. Kamau Bell and bestselling author Kate Schatz visit The Stacks to discuss their joint effort Do the Work!: An Antiracist Activity Book. They break down how the process of co-writing, how they decided to write for white audiences, and explain why we need an adult activity book for antiracism in the first place. We also ask, what do we do when we mess up; what makes a good apology?You can find everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2022/08/10/ep-227-w-kamau-bell-and-kate-schatzThe Stacks Book Club selection for August is How To Write An Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee. We will discuss the book on August 31st with Ingrid Rojas Contreras.Connect with W. Kamau: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteConnect with Kate: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteConnect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Shop | Patreon | Goodreads | SubscribeSUPPORT THE STACKSJoin The Stacks Pack on PatreonCare/of – visit TakeCareOf.com and enter code stacks50 for 50% off your first order.Patreon - go to patreon.com/thestacks for insider access and pick the tier that works for you, for as little as $5 a month.Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
W. Kamau Bell is the host and executive producer of the Emmy Award–winning CNN docuseries United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, and also directed and executive produced the recent four-part Showtime documentary We Need To Talk About Cosby. He has appeared as a guest and comedian on many television shows, has two comedy specials, hosts the radio show Kamau Right Now, co-hosts two podcasts, and hosted the FXX series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. The author of the memoir The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell, he has contributed writing to The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Hollywood Reporter, and The LA Review of Books, among other places. Kate Schatz is the author of The New York Times bestselling Rad Women book series. Her other books include the work of fiction Rid of Me, articles and essays in an array of publications, and ''Folsom, Survivor,'' which was anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2011. A political organizer and frequent public speaker, she is the co-founder of Solidarity Sundays, a nationwide network of more than 200 feminist activist groups. Schatz is the former chair of the School of Literary Arts at the Oakland School for the Arts, and she taught women's studies, literature, and creative writing at University of California, Santa Cruz; San Jose State; Rhode Island College; and Brown University. Filled with activities, ideas, games, illustrations, resources, comics, and prompts for conversations, Do the Work! challenges readers and the people in their lives to better understand systemic racism in order to dismantle it. (recorded 8/3/2022)
W. Kamau Bell is a comedian who was the executive producer of Showtime's WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT COSBY and the Emmy Award Winning CNN docu-series UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA. His new book, DO THE WORK, is an anti-racist activity book which he co-authored with Kate Schatz.
“Do The Work! An Antiracist Activity Book” features comedy, crosswords, cutouts, and even a white supremacy word search. It's written by CNN host W. Kamau Bell and activist Kate Schatz. On Wednesday, Sen. Joe Manchin confirmed support for a spending package to tackle President Biden's climate priorities. It would give tax credits to people who create clean energy projects. In some low-income African countries, 5% or less of the population is fully vaccinated, according to local government data. Why the slow progress against COVID? Critics review new film releases: “Resurrection,” “A Love Song,” “From Where They Stood,” “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie,” and “DC League of Super Pets.”
Kamau brings his professional experience as a stand-up comic, TV host, writer, and cultural critic, and his personal experience as a Black man and father. Kate brings her professional experiences as a bestselling author, historian, and high school teacher, along with her personal experiences as a white queer mom and longtime feminist activist. Readers hear from other notable figures in the creative and academic communities including a foreword from Alicia Garza, cofounder of the international Black Lives Matter movement, and lessons from Nikki Jones, professor of African American Studies at UC Berkeley, who explores the crisis of policing in America, and Nathan Alexander, professor of Mathematics at Morehouse College, who shows readers how math can be used to understand—and transform—racist policies. DO THE WORK! is inclusive but it's not exhaustive—or the definitive final word on ending racism. Rather, it's a companion to all the other powerful resources available. The authors give a nod to the likes of How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi; Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde, A Black Women's History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross, Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad, and countless other important bodies of work that explore race in America. This is a bridge between the essential reading and the critical action. Extraordinarily designed by more than 15 BIPOC artists and illustrators and crafted with powerhouse authorship, DO THE WORK! is a revolutionary workbook for anyone looking to make a difference in ending structural and institutional racism through sustained antiracism work, and a reckoning for those struggling to make sense of the histories that got us here. ABOUT THE AUTHORS W. KAMAU BELL is a dad, husband, and comedian. He directed and executive-produced the four-part Showtime documentary We Need To Talk About Cosby, which premiered at Sundance. He famously met with the KKK on his Emmy-Award-winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, where he serves as host and executive producer. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, CBS Mornings, MSNBC's Morning Joe, Comedy Central, HBO, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, WTF with Marc Maron, The Breakfast Club, and This American Life. He has two stand-up comedy specials, Private School Negro (Netflix) and Semi-Prominent Negro (Showtime). Kamau's writing has been featured in Time, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Hollywood Reporter, CNN.com, Salon, and The LA Review of Books. Kamau's first book has an easy-to-remember title, The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. He is the ACLU Artist Ambassador for Racial Justice and serves on the board of directors of Donors Choose and the advisory board of Hollaback! Along with Kate Schatz, he's the co-author of Do the Work: An Anti-Racist Activity Book. For more information, please visit: http://www.wkamaubell.com/, or follow W. Kamau on Twitter here and Instagram here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tntbsmedia/message
Born from the racial and civil rights reckoning that transpired in the aftermath of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black and brown people comes DO THE WORK! An Antiracist Activity Book. Written by Emmy Award–winning sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell and New York Times bestselling author Kate Schatz, DO THE WORK! uses an innovative workbook format to give adults a hands-on understanding of systemic racism—and how we can dismantle it. One part exploration of systemic racism and one part Brain Quest–inspired educational activity book (but for grown-ups), DO THE WORK! offers guidance through thought-provoking activities rooted in history and contemporary social justice concepts. By design, workbooks are meant to reinforce critical thinking, and DO THE WORK! accomplishes just that with creative, practical, actionable ideas and advice on how to put those ideas into action. Providing a completely unique, immersive lens and equipping readers with tools to analyze and combat systemic racism, it also offers an unbiased look at history—a distinct part of engaging in antiracist work.
W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America, We Need to Talk about Cosby) has carved out his own, personalized niche in media, a blend of comedy, documentary, and community. His path didn't always make sense to his peers, but he forged ahead because he felt that his mission was clear. That's just one thing he has in common with Denzel Washington's Eli from the underloved 2010 “post-apocalyptic neo-Western” The Book of Eli.More about Do the Work!***With Jordan Crucchiola and W. Kamau Bell
Mrs. TNTBS hosts Author/Activist Kate Schatz to discuss her new book/workbook DO THE WORK! Born from the racial and civil rights reckoning that transpired in the aftermath of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black and brown people comes DO THE WORK! An Antiracist Activity Book [Workman Publishing; Paperback; $22.95; July 19, 2022]. Written by Emmy Award–winning sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell and New York Times bestselling author Kate Schatz, DO THE WORK! uses an innovative workbook format to give adults a hands-on understanding of systemic racism—and how we can dismantle it. One part exploration of systemic racism and one part Brain Quest–inspired educational activity book (but for grown-ups), DO THE WORK! offers guidance through thought-provoking activities rooted in history and contemporary social justice concepts. By design, workbooks are meant to reinforce critical thinking, and DO THE WORK! accomplishes just that with creative, practical, actionable ideas and advice on how to put those ideas into action. Providing a completely unique, immersive lens and equipping readers with tools to analyze and combat systemic racism, it also offers an unbiased look at history—a distinct part of engaging in antiracist work. KATE SCHATZ is an author, activist, educator, and queer feminist mama who's been talking, writing, and teaching about race, gender, social justice, and equity for many years. She's the New York Times-bestselling author of the "Rad Women" book series, (Rad American Women A-Z, Rad Women Worldwide, Rad Girls Can, and Rad American History A-Z) and her book of fiction Rid of Me: A Story is part of the cult-favorite 33 ⅓ series. Along with W. Kamau Bell, she's the co-author of Do the Work: An AntiRacist Activity Book. For more information, please visit: https://www.kateschatz.com/, or follow Kate on Twitter here and Instagram here --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tntbsmedia/message
We begin with an update on the ‘state' of COVID in Canada. From the return of random testing at select airports to the eligibility to receive a 4th dose of vaccine in Alberta. We get the latest from Dr. Iris Gorfinkle, Family Doctor, Vaccine Researcher and founder of “PrimeHealth Research”. Next, we ‘flip through' the pages of a new book taking aim at racism. We speak with New York Times Bestselling Author Kate Schatz for details on her latest title “Do the Work”, which uses humour to promote an anti-racism message. Are your kids ready to get out and stay active this summer or more to the point, are YOU ready to get your kids out of the house and off their electronics? We speak with Bob Baker, Founder and Head Coach at Calgary-based “Stryker Sports” for some options, with spots still available this summer. Finally, we get details on the ‘sweet' new issue of ‘Savour Calgary' magazine. From cookies to donuts and even ice cream, Editor Camie Leard brings us some tasty suggestions to ‘sweeten up' the summer of 2022.
Not to brag, but this one is good! And not just because W. Kamau Bell is an accomplished stand-up comedian, 5 time Emmy Award winning host, director, and author, but because he is authentic, hilarious, and full of heart. Every time we sit down with him it feels like we've just had the most constructive and fun therapy session, and it just keeps getting better. We dive into whether he considers himself an optimist, the complications of being a tourist in Hawaii, his on screen wardrobe choices (shop Oaklandish!), World War Woke, and his thoughts on the future and our youth. He also describes each episode of season 7 of his show on CNN, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, and some highlights from his most recent book with New York Times best selling author Kate Schatz, Do the Work! An Antiracist Activity Book. Enjoy, support this man, and DO THE F#$+!* WORK!Season 7 of United Shades of America premieres on CNN on Sunday, July 10th. For more info, click hereDo the Work! An Antiracist Activity Book is on sale July 19th, to pre-order click hereYou can follow W. Kamau Bell on IG & Twitter & FBYou can follow CNN original shows including United Shades of America on IG & Twitter--Thanks for listening and for your support! We couldn't have reached 600 episodes without your help! --Be well, stay safe, Black Lives Matter, AAPI Lives Matter, and fuck the Supreme Court.--SUPPORT US HERE!Subscribe to our channel on YouTube for behind the scenes footage!Rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts!Visit our website! www.bitchtalkpodcast.comFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Listen every other Thursday 9:30 - 10 am on BFF.FMPOWERED BY GO-TO Productions
Kate Schatz is back to bring in some examples of positive white ladies deviating from the patriarchal, white supremacist norm and how we can learn from their lives and work. When we talked to Jessie Daniels a few episodes back we noted that many of the non-shitty white women we find in history happened to be queer women. We asked Kate to highlight a few of those women in this episode.
We're taking a little break from awfulness to catch up with Kate Schatz and learn about the impressive Lucretia Mott! Born in the late 1700s, Lucretia is a reminder that there have always been individuals who didn't just go along with the status quo.
It's been just over a year since the death of George Floyd drove our increased awareness of social injustice and of our own white privilege. Big Talk about Whiteness is one of our most downloaded episodes and it was a catalyst for us to be more open to personal conversations… to live up to our name and be willing to engage in more than small talk even when it's uncomfortable. Enjoy this rebroadcast and be sure to check out our other episodes about social justice; confronting bias, black binder, and equity matters. Visit us at www.theoppositeofsmalltalk.com and subscribe to receive show notes by email. Follow us on FB and IG @theoppositeofsmalltalk Email us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are joined by the author and activist Kate Schatz to try to make heads or tails of this completely bizarre and molto problematic book. Topics include the writing process (or lack thereof?) of ghostwriter Mary Lou Kennedy, what specific kind of predator is Travis, and a dramatic reading of Zach the toxic misogynist defending ‘Merica. Most importantly—what hard rock was Travis listening to?
Wow! January 6, 2021 will be a day in US history books, but it was also the day we put out our first episode! Nearly four months later, we wrap up the voting rights season of Our Dirty Laundry. It was more than we ever could have imagined. We were challenged, we were horrified, we were inspired, and you came along with us. Join us to debrief and hear some listener take-aways. (And TW: there's a couple gross stories about mice in the beginning. Apologies.)
We cannot adequately explain how excited we are to put out this episode with guest host, Kate Schatz. Best selling author, educator and co-conspirator, Kate has graciously offered her time and knowledge to inspire us with stories of lesser-known white women from whom we can actually learn some positive lessons. In our inaugural laundry session with Kate, we are learning about Lillian Smith. Coined “Jane the Baptist”, a woman who came “too soon” for her Southern contemporaries, and indeed the country as a whole, Lillian boldly spoke against segregation throughout her life. She eschewed moderation and was one of the first people to talk about the pathology of white supremacy and the damage it caused to the country and individuals. MLK and James Baldwin considered her a friend of the Civil Rights Movement, but her refusal to compromise in her views kept her from more well known histories. Take a deeper dive into Lillian's life and history with the following resources. And be sure to follow Kate Schatz @k8hshots on Instagram, @kateschatz on Twitter and at www.kateschatz.com. We look forward to more conversations in the future!Documentary: www.https://lilliansmithdoc.com/Lillian Smith & MLK: https://interminablerambling.medium.com/lillian-smith-and-martin-luther-king-jr-edfd794c752aThe Right Way is not a Moderate Way: https://www.jstor.org/stable/272913?seq=1
This week’s rad and radical episode touches upon the ways we are and aren’t educated in writing. Our guest, Kate Schatz, teaches writing, and was lucky to have had a teacher who championed her to become a writer. Not all of us get such early encouragement, but the good thing about our writing lives is that it’s never too late to seek out encouragement, collaboration, and other ways to bolster your writing lives and give you inspiration—including, we hope, this podcast.
We can't think of a topic more suited to our name than racial inequality and white privilege. We called on Kate Schatz to help us with the discussion. Kate is a New York Times bestselling author and an activist, public speaker, and educator. Danielle and Kristy share their background and experiences in the context of race. Kate provides encouraging and helpful guidance for white people who find themselves wondering “how can I be anti-racist?”. Visit us at www.theoppositeofsmalltalk.com and subscribe to our newsletter to receive show notes by email. Follow us on IG @theoppositeofsmalltalk Join our Facebook Community group to continue the discussion!
On today’s episode, Kate and Oliver talk to activist and author Kate Schatz, who W. Kamau Bell assigned as Conan O'Brien’s whiteness tutor. They discuss why it’s important for white people to educate themselves about systemic racism, white privilege, and why it’s taken so long for our country to move toward racial justice. They also talk about how to support Black Lives Matter, the importance of local elections, how to combat racism, and much more.Executive Producers: Kate Hudson, Oliver Hudson, and Sim SarnaProduced by Allison BresnickEditor: Josh WindischMusic by Mark HudsonThis show is brought to you by Cloud10 and powered by Simplecast.
It’s a question a lot of people are asking right now. So we talk with author and activist Kate Schatz about how white people can have constructive conversations with each other about racism in America. Ever since Schatz’s friend, comedian W. Kamau Bell, made Schatz responsible for “Conan O’Brien’s whiteness,” she’s been answering white people’s questions on Instagram live.
These days there are more and more celebrations of women who might have otherwise been relegated to the footnotes of history.As you can imagine, here at Nerdette we’re all about that. Totally into it. Zero complaints.But what is equally as wonderful is when the spotlight also lands on accomplished young girls. And that’s what author Kate Schatz and illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl have done with their book Rad Girls Can, which tells the stories of inspiring young women who have made positive impacts on the world before turning 20.We talk with the author and illustrator about some of their favorite stories of young ladies who changed the world, and how you can be one too.
In this episode, 10-year-old Rocker Lily shares what it means to be lead singer on the GRAMMY-nominated song, "I'm Proud." Listen to her interview NY Times Best-Selling Author, Kate Schatz about her book, Rad Girls Can and hear from kids in the community about what makes them feel proud. What are you and your family proud of?
Times like these call for radical ideas. But is being a radical a positive thing? And if so, why are so many radicals seen as dangerous? In the first episode of the new season of Inflection Point: RADICALS, we’ll define what it really means to be a radical, look at some of the lasting change radicals have made throughout our history, and examine how those ideas went from unthinkable to mainstream. I invited Rad Women book series’ creators Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl to talk about how to spot a radical, because if anyone knows what a radical looks like and what it takes to be one, it’s them. We’re celebrating our 4 year anniversary of elevating women’s voices! Support the production of Inflection Point by clicking this link here. Thanks!
Biz and Theresa are hearing a lot of the phrase: I want it! What do we say to our kids when they have a "case of the gimmes" or are constantly telling us about all the stuff they want? In theory, a simple, “No, you can’t have that,” should be enough…but when is that ever enough? It's exhausting and annoying and giving in would be easy…sooooooo easy, but there is probably a life lesson our kids need to learn. Ugh! Can we hide in the bathroom while telling our children no? Plus Biz has a wish, Theresa is gearing up and we talk to Kate Schatz about her latest book Rad Girls Can. Find more from Kate Schatz at her website Kateschatz.com or Twitter @kateschatz. Her book Rad Girls Can is out now. Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting! Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485 Be sure to tell us at the top of your message whether you're leaving a genius moment, a fail, or a rant! Thanks!! Share a personal or commercial message on the show! Details at MaximumFun.org/Jumbotron. Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes Join our mailing list Join the amazing community that is our private One Bad Mother Facebook group Follow One Bad Mother on Twitter Follow Biz on Twitter Follow Theresa on Twitter Like us on Facebook! Get a OBM tee, tank, baby shirt, or mug from the MaxFunStore You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to email@example.com. Show Music Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes) Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes) Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes) Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans
Today on Purse Strings Kate Schatz is our guest. Kate Schatz is a feminist writer, activist, and educator. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide, and the accompanying journal, My Rad Life. Kate is the co-founder of Solidarity Sundays, a nationwide network of feminist activist groups, and she speaks often about politics, resistance, feminism, race, parenting, and more. In her latest book with Miriam Klein Stahl, Rad Girls Can, you'll learn about a diverse group of young women who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing
In Rad Girls Can, you'll learn about a diverse group of young women who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing themselves through dance, writing, and music; or advocating for girls around the world. Each profile is paired with the dynamic paper-cut art that made the authors' first two books New York Times best sellers. Featuring both contemporary and historical figures, Rad Girls Can offers hope, inspiration, and motivation to readers of all ages and genders. This episode features a conversation between authors Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl.
I’m honored to share with you this episode with Renegade Mothering’s, Janelle Hanchett, mom to four ranging in age from 4 to 16, and author of the new memoir “I’m Just Happy to Be Here.” I reached out to Janelle after reading This episode introduction comes to you from my hotel balcony in San Miguel de Allende Mexico, where Chris and I are celebrating our 21st anniversary and our children are on a special trip with their grandparents. To make space for vacation, I decided to re-release two episodes and take a break from recording. Next week, at the one year mark of the Charlottesville Rally, I’ll share again my original conversation with Resistance Live’s Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin along with a new introduction where I share what I’ve learned since answering the call to fight against police brutality. Please stay tuned for that episode and see the link in the show notes for how you can help this cause right now. For this week, when I thought about the first episode from past seasons I’d like to share again, the first introductory episode 00, titled “Planting the Seeds for Mother’s Quest,” came immediately to mind. It seemed right to revisit this episode, because this summer has been a time of reflecting on milestones, in my own personal development and learning, with my children, and in the development of Mother’s Quest since that first recording. In the last few months, I spoke about my journey on a panel at a conference for the first time, the podcast hit a big milestone, reaching over 20,000 downloads, with over 45 episodes, in 30 countries, with 7 podcast platforms, our Facebook group passed 500 members, and I stepped into new territory advocating for police accountability bills in the state of California. I completed the first virtual Mother’s Quest Circle pilot and the first Spark Your E.P.I.C. life one-on-one program and launched a new blog series called “Tales of our Humanity.” My children have experienced tremendous growth too, one graduating from preschool and the other middle school, and each taking on new adventures that have stretched them in different ways. Seeds I planted when I recorded this episode have taken root in amazing ways. And, at the same time, the original intention to use my voice, to create space for powerful conversation, to build community and to grow in a reciprocal relationship with my children have stayed constant. I’m appreciating the power of marking a new beginning, enjoying the journey, staying true to a vision, and allowing the original seeds of intent to flourish. I hope in listening to this episode again, or perhaps discovering it for the first time, you’ll feel grounded in the original messages of Mother’s Quest and also inspired by what has been possible since….so you can plant some new seeds of your own and trust that they too will grow. Episode 00: Planting Seeds for Mother’s Quest – An Introduction: Welcome to this introductory episode of the Mother’s Quest podcast. This solocast will give you a preview of what to expect in this twelve week season and reveal the stories behind Mother’s Quest E.P.I.C. framework, the podcast logo and the mantra that closes each show. This solocast, and the podcast that it officially kicks off, is a birthday present to myself. This milestone birthday, on December 1st, 2016, and the reflective and transformative experiences in the months preceding it, inspired me to start my quest and this podcast. For the first time in my life, I have the desire to create and share publicly something deeply personal; to use and share my voice; to commit to something I am calling my E.P.I.C. life; and to build a community to support me and other mothers along the way. In the episodes that will follow, I interview other mothers to learn their words of wisdom. But this episode is an opportunity for me to use my own voice and share some lessons I’ve learned since the moment I decided to cross the threshold and begin living my E.P.I.C. life. Topics Discussed in this Episode: How attending a creative workshop hosted by Elizabeth Gilbert last year began a process of self-reflection and helped me to start dreaming The mission behind Mother’s Quest, and what it means to live an E.P.I.C. life. How two birds that got trapped inside my home became the metaphor that sparked my journey. Kids are always listening to what we say, to the “seeds” that we plant and nurture in them. And, we are in a reciprocal relationship with our children where we both learn and grow together. It’s the journey and not the destination that matters the most. Synopses of the first three episodes of the podcast The first season of the Mother’s Quest podcast is dedicated to my friend Leslie Fischer, who passed away last summer from pancreatic cancer. How the inspiration of her life crystallized a Mother’s Quest mantra that will close each episode. Resources mentioned in this episode: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert http://www.elizabethgilbert.com/ Theory of Change: http://www.mothersquest.com The late Wayne Dyer: drwaynedyer.com The Good Life Project podcast: http://www.goodlifeproject.com/radio/ Jonathan Fields: jonathanfields.com Announcements: Take this Play to Senate – Support our GoFundMe Campaign & Action Steps In CA, at the time of the release of this episode, lawmakers are about to deliberate on two key police accountability bills, SB-1421 and AB-931. In advance of that deliberation, I’m working with Nikki Yeboah, the producer of a powerful play called (M)others, to bring forward the stories of those who’ve lost loved ones to police brutality to the lawmakers who will vote on this bill. We need your help to raise funds, to spread the word, and to call CA lawmakers, urge them to attend, and to vote yes on these bills. Visit gofundme.com/slash take-this-play-to-senate to learn more about this effort and how you can support. Spark Your E.P.I.C. Life Join me for the first “Spark Your E.P.I.C. Life” Pilot! Four consecutive weeks of one-on-one coaching using a signature process I’ve been facilitating in my circles this spring I’m looking for no more than FOUR clients to experience an intensive, one-one-one, four-week coaching process in the month of June. Could this be you? Do you feel like you’re on the threshold of a powerful shift in your life? Are you ready to spark new perspectives, new ways of being, and some E.P.I.C. action of your own? Have you wanted to participate in the Mother’s Quest Circle but the timing wasn’t right or you prefer to work one-on-one? We’ve been having an amazing experience in the Mother’s Quest Virtual Circle and I want to bring the same practices and flow to work one-on-one in a more focused period of time…over one month instead of three. Interested? I’d love to schedule a time to check-in about what’s happening in your life and how this could support you. Sign up for a discovery session at this link or message me some times that could work for you if you don’t see something that fits your schedule. https://mothersquest.as.me/discoverysession I’d like to identify the four individuals this week, get scheduled and start next week! Mother’s Quest Tales of our Humanity #2 of 52 On the heels of attending Kate Schatz’ launch event for her new book “RAD GIRLS CAN,” and in the wake of the tragic loss of life and promise of Nia Simmons, I’m honored to share a series of stories about an incredible 7 year-old girl, Havana, written by her mother Bethany Edwards. Along with the support of her parents, Havana is already proving there are so many things she CAN do to make a difference, defying stereotypes based on the color of her skin and her age, at every turn. Havana sees the potential in herself and in her peers. She said it best at a recent event where she spoke “Every single girl in this room is a warrior. And every girl here can change the world.” Here’s to Havana, here’s to her mother Bethany, here’s to our humanity. Read Here Reflection on the Mother’s Quest Podcast Milestone It’s a big milestone for the Mother’s Quest Podcast 20,000 downloads! Lessons from my father on seeking our fate. And join me in the first “Spark Your E.P.I.C. Life Pilot. Watch the video here. Acknowledgements: A big THANK YOU to our “patrons” for helping to bring these conversations to myself and other mothers through financial and/or in-kind support: Jen Simon Monisha Vasa Celia Ward-Wallace Vanessa Couto Desiree Adaway Rachel Steinman Katie Hanus Denise Barreto Sage B. Hobbs Samantha Nolan-Smith Jody Smith Emily Cretella Collette Flanagan Titilayo Tinubu Ali Carly Magnus Hurt Lizzy Russinko Suzanne Brown Mara Berns Langer Mallory Schlabach Katharine Earhart Jessica Kupferman Jen Jenkins Dohner Genese Harris Tonya Rineer Liane Louie-Badua Cristin Downs Erin Kendall Niko Osoteo Erik Newton Claire Fry Divya Silbermann Rachel Winter Caren and Debbie Lieberman Cameron Miranda Fran and David Lieberman Debbie and Alan Goore The Sustainable Living Podcast Support the Podcast If you’d like to make a contribution to Mother’s Quest to support Season Three of the Podcast and/or help provide coaching scholarships for mothers, follow this link to make a contribution. If you would like to “dedicate” an upcoming episode to a special mother in your life, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org — Mother’s Quest is a podcast for moms who are ready to live a truly E.P.I.C. life. Join in for intimate conversations with a diverse group of inspiring mothers as they share how they are living an E.P.I.C. life, Engaging mindfully with their children (E), Passionately and Purposefully making a difference beyond their family (P), Investing in themselves (I), and Connecting to a strong support network (C). Join our community of mothers to light the way and sustain you on your quest at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mothersquest/
This week we talk with Kate Schatz, author of Rad American Women and Rad Girls Can, about writing-as-activism, inspiring young women and girls by sharing the stories of other young activists, and finding solidarity in collective civic action. We are still fighting against the Kavanaugh nomination, and we give the Golden Pantsuit to a verifiable genius. Subscribe and share!
This week we talk with Kate Schatz, author of Rad American Women and Rad Girls Can, about writing-as-activism, inspiring young women and girls by sharing the stories of other young activists, and finding solidarity in collective civic action. We are still fighting against the Kavanaugh nomination, and we give the Golden Pantsuit to a verifiable genius. Subscribe and share!
Now and then a “girl power” book pops up that is truly inspiring and, better yet, timely. And even better, written by actual feminists, parents, and educators who want to use their books to incite change by creating role models our daughters and sons can relate to. Sounds pretty rad right? That’s actually the name of a book series...”Rad Women”...”Rad Women A to Z”; “Rad Women Worldwide”, and now, those women Kate Schatz and her co-author/illustrator the rad Miriam Klein Stahl are out with a third book called “Rad Girls Can.” I talked with Kate and Miriam at a benefit for children's literacy hosted by Reading Partners, an organization that mobilizes communities across the Bay Area to help students read at grade level by fourth grade. Join me for a special on-stage discussion with the authors of RAD Girls Can, Miriam Klein Stahl and Kate Schatz. The book is available now.
This conversation with Julie almost felt like the continuation of an ongoing conversation, even though it was the first time we’d actually talked! Our professional backgrounds, passions, and experiences kept overlapping in unexpected ways. I had to contain myself from interrupting all the time to say, “Oh my gosh, yes!” Julie has a calming presence, with loads of experience and wisdom to share. I loved hearing the stories of how her work has evolved, how she’s been shaped by motherhood, and how her own leadership keeps expanding as she expands Mother’s Quest. We talk about so much, from personal challenges, to losing ourselves in motherhood, to the power of storytelling to feel our common humanity, to activism. Listen, enjoy, and share away. We talk about: An inspiring definition of courage (from a 14 year old!) What it means to live an EPIC life The moment that moved her to activism Using growth mindset to explore challenging topics Leadership and permission An incredible story of two birds in a her house, and their timely lesson Resources mentioned: The Power of Healing in Community with Sera Snyder This is Not the Life I ordered Planting Seeds for Mother’s Quest Courageous Conversations about Race with Nicole Lee Intersectionality and the Age of the New Heroine with Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin Living Out Loud with Jenjii Hysten The blog post about the two birds More about Julie: Julie Neale is a life and leadership coach and a facilitator. She’s also a community builder, dedicated to creating understanding and connections across differences. After a 20-year career as a leader in youth-serving nonprofit organizations, Julie turned her focus to coaching, training at the Coaches Training Institute, and facilitating a group process known as “reflection” for youth development professionals. She founded her for-purpose venture, Mother’s Quest, to provide inspiration, coaching and community for herself and other mothers who want to live what she calls an E.P.I.C. life. She hosts the Mother’s Quest Podcast, where she shares her own and other women’s stories about the transformative experience of parenting at mothersquest.com. In the fall of 2017, she launched the Women Podcasters in Solidarity Initiative as a twice yearly effort to raise awareness and dollars for social justice issues through the power of podcasting. The first focus of the Initiative was on Anti-Racism and the Movement for Black Lives, with over a dozen women podcasters contributing. Julie recorded three powerful episodes on this topic, one with human rights attorney Nicole Lee, a second with “Rad Women” author and activist Kate Schatz, and a third with the co-founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality. Julie received her Masters in City Planning, Community Development from UC Berkeley and a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA, where she met her husband. She currently lives with her husband and two boys in the San Francisco Bay Area. You connect with Julie at: www.mothersquest.com www.facebook.com/mothersquest www.mothersquest.com/community for the facebook group Want to check out if coaching is right for you? Book a discovery call here. More from ME: Explore my cyber-home and all the goods: sagebhobbs.com Sign up for free communication advice and the insider scoop: sagebhobbs.com/ask And a favor from YOU: Like what you hear? If SO, yay! Please subscribe to Naked Conversations on Apple Podcasts. Or Stitcher. Or Google Play. Or any of the following – Overcast, Blubbry, TuneIn Radio, Player.fm. For (SUPER DUPER appreciated) gold stars: Leave me a rating + review! Just a few short words will help MORE amazing women find the show. Thank you :)
I’m honored to share this Episode #31 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with Kate Schatz, and the second I’m bringing to you this fall 2017 as part of the Women Podcasters in Solidarity Initiative. Kate is an activist, educator, public speaker, and Bay Area-born-and-bred feminist mama. She’s also a New York Times-bestselling author well known for Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide among others. And, she’s the former Chair of the School of Literary Arts at Oakland School for the Arts, where she taught fiction, poetry, and journalism to 9th-12th graders for many years. Kate’s also a fierce advocate for social justice who isn’t afraid to use her gift for communication to speak out against racism. In ninth grade, she wrote her first letter to the editor calling out coded racism she recognized in questions parents directed to her during a parent info night. In college, she learned about the intersections of race, class and gender in her Women’s Studies Courses at UC Santa Cruz. And in 2016, she co-founded and now organizes Solidarity Sundays, an intersectional nationwide network of feminist activist groups. She also wasn’t afraid to say “yes” to me when I asked if she’d step into brave space on the podcast to honestly explore her personal journey to solidarity and to break down concepts like white privilege, white guilt vs. responsibility, white fragility and centering, and how being an “ally” is not something we proclaim we are but ongoing action we take. Because Kate is a mother, an author, and a teacher, she also gave me and those of you who say “yes” too, a challenge to read (with our children if they are older than 12) the young adult book “The Hate U Give,” and to seek out podcasts, television shows, and other media with black voices for us to listen to and learn from. She shared her favorites which we link to in the show notes as a place to start. Before we pressed record, Kate and I talked about the pros and cons of having conversations as white women about racism. We discussed that sometimes the labor and burden of explaining these concepts needs to rest on the shoulders of white women but that we also can’t fall into the trap of having conversations only amongst ourselves. The answer we came to is that there need to be more brave conversations, white women on our own, with women of color, and sometimes we as white women need not to talk at all, but to listen to women of color. I’m honored that other women podcasters have signed onto the Women Podcasters in Solidarity Initiative to create more conversations on this subject and I’ll share links to the full collection of those episodes in December. Until then, I hope my previous conversation with Nicole Lee, and this one with Kate Schatz, will help us realize that fighting against racism is our responsibility, that with a growth mindset we can step into brave spaces to do this work, and that the time to take steps, wherever you are on the activism spectrum, is now. Topics discussed in this episode: Kate’s Takeaways from Ep 27: Courageous Conversations about Race with Nicole Lee Stepping into a brave space vs. staying in a place of comfort to discuss race Kate’s upbringing in a stable, loving home and how her parents provided a foundation for her early dive into activism Kate’s quest to use her power, her voice, and her privilege to tell stories, like those in the Rad Women series, that the world needs to hear How smart children are and how interested they are in complex topics like politics Kate’s exploration of feminism and intersectionality as a Women’s Studies major at UC Santa Cruz An exploration of the E.P.I.C. Guideposts through the lens of Anti-Racism and Kate’s personal journey into understanding and unpacking white privilege, white guilt, white centering and white fragility Solidarity Sundays, the reason why the group name was changed from Suffragette Sundays and how the story of that change stands as an example of how to listen to concerns of women of color without getting defensive If people do not know where you stand, in some level, it does not matter what you stand for and how you can use your gifts and profession to make impact and engage in culture shifts Activism is a spectrum and the importance of getting in where you can Diversifying our literature, podcasts, and television shows to better understand black perspectives and experiences Resources mentioned in this episode: Ep 27: Courageous Conversations about Race with Nicole Lee Diversity is an Asset 101 Solidarity Sundays Angels in America by Tony Kushner Jen Jenkins Dohner Resistance Art Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Bettina Aptheker, Akasha (Gloria T.) Hull, and Marge Franz This Week’s Challenge: Kate and I landed on three challenges related to our conversation 1) Make your opinions and beliefs visible in some way. Even a social media post, simple sign, or wearing buttons will ripple in a powerful way. 2) Read developmentally appropriate newspaper articles with your children and, if he/she is 12 or older, the book The Hate U Give about police brutality 3) Expand your understanding of black perspectives and experiences through podcasts and shows. You can get started with a few of Kate’s favorites: Podcasts: Another Round The Read Two Dope Queens Television: Atlanta Master of None Insecure Announcements Kate Schatz in the Mother’s Quest Facebook Group Join us for a check-in on the challenges from this episode and a Q & A with Kate during a live conversation in the Mother’s Quest Facebook Group on Giving Tuesday, November 28th at 11 am PST. Women Podcasters in Solidarity I’m honored to share this second episode in a series of conversations for the Women Podcasters in Solidarity Initiative. I created the Initiative to build awareness and raise dollars for Anti-Racism and the Movement for Black Lives. My plans for the Initiative culminate the last week of November, with a final episode and a personal contribution and invitation to you to support this cause financially on Giving Tuesday. If you want to make sure you stay informed, take a moment now to get connected, whether that’s through subscribing to the podcast, joining the Mother’s Quest Facebook Group or signing up for the email list at mothersquest.com. I look forward to sharing more. Virtual Mother’s Quest Circle Pilot You’re a mindful mother. And being present for your children in these years when you’re raising them is your highest priority. You’re also committed to making a positive impact in the world, something that feels even more important with all the challenges we currently face. If the description above sounds like you, the Virtual Mother’s Quest Circle Pilot, may be right for you. This signature offering provides inspiration, coaching and community to spark your E.P.I.C. life with intimate virtual reflective sessions over 3-4 months. Click http://mothersquest.com/virtualcircle/ to learn and apply. The group will start as soon as I have a committed number of participants so don’t delay if you’re interested. Questions? Email me at email@example.com Visit the Website If you haven’t yet visited the website, head over to www.mothersquest.com to explore some of the ways you can get more connected. At the site, you can sign up for our email list (to get show notes delivered to your inbox and our new “Mothers on a Quest” features), click the link to join the Facebook group and press record to leave a voice message for me. You can also download the FREE Live Your E.P.I.C. Life Planning and Reflection Sheets. Sign up! – Free 30 minute Discovery Session I’m rolling out my new coaching offerings and having great conversations with women who are ready to live a more E.P.I.C. life and interested in coaching. If you’ve had a spark moment setting you on a new path or are at a crossroads but feel unsure, guilty or overwhelmed, I’d love to talk with you about how working with me could help light the way, get you clear about what you want, shift your mindset from fear to faith, and get you moving into action. I’ve been there, I’m still on the journey myself, and I’d love to bring all I’ve learned from a decade of coaching, 13 years of motherhood and all the lessons from my podcast guests to support you. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in learning more. Acknowledgements A big THANK YOU to our “patrons” for helping to bring these conversations to myself and other mothers through financial and/or in-kind support: Carly Magnus Hurt Lizzy Russinko, of This (Un)Scripted Life Suzanne Brown, author of Mompowerment Mara Berns Langer Mallory Schlabach of Marketing Magic for Entrepreneurs Katharine Earhart of Alesco Advisors Jessica Kupferman of She Podcasts Resistance Artist Jen Jenkins Dohner Genese Harris Tonya Rineer, founder of The Profit Party Liane Louie-Badua Cristin Downs of the Notable Woman Podcast Erin Kendall of Fit Mom Go Niko Osoteo of Bear Beat Productions Erik Newton of The Together Show Claire Fry Divya Silbermann Rachel Winter Caren and Debbie Lieberman Cameron Miranda Fran and David Lieberman Debbie and Alan Goore Jenise and Marianne of the Sustainable Living Podcast
Kate Schatz is the New York Times-bestselling author of "Rad American Women A-Z" and "Rad Women Worldwide". Her books introduce readers to a list of powerful female role models and change-makers. From activists and artists, to scientists and rock stars, Kate highlights brave women who’ve impacted and altered our history for the better. I am so grateful for books like these. Kate's episode is proudly sponsored by 'Libby'. I just borrowed audiobooks through "Libby" last week and it's been AH-mazing. For those of you who are new to it, "Libby" is a brand new reading app lovingly developed by Overdrive (a company I've been a fan of for 6 years). Overdrive's vision and mission is to enlighten the world by reading, a vision that also aligns closely with my core beliefs. 'Libby' was designed for readers to discover and borrow ebooks and audiobooks from your library for FREE. Be sure to click here to learn more and download the app to your phone or tablet! In addition to delving into detail about the inspiration that led her to writing her books, we discuss her collaborative relationship with the illustrator of her books, Miriam Klein Stahl. Kate also walks us through what the heavy research process was like, and which of the women’s stories surprised her most during the research phase. Further into our conversation, Kate gives really solid and helpful advice on rediscovering yourself and owning your identity in motherhood. We continued to discuss the importance of joining a writing community to inspire your craft and create accountability for yourself, how to gain the courage to claim yourself as a writer, and she shares her strategy on finding literary agents who are the perfect fit for your writing. Say 'Hi' to Kate on Twitter and check out the books/resources mentioned in her episode over at her shownotes page by clicking here! Happy listening! Xo Yin PS. Do you know anyone who would love our conversation? Please share this episode to help spread the word! --- If you enjoyed this episode, I’d really love your support in growing our community by subscribing to us on iTunes, and leaving a rating and review. These specific steps help to increase our visibility on iTunes which really helps new listeners discover us. A huge heartfelt thank you for your time and support! You can click here to go directly to our iTunes page! --- Meet fellow members in our community and check in about your WIP, and join in on other bookish talks and 88 Cups of Tea related things. You can really feel the love and support in our Facebook community. You also get the opportunity to submit your questions for upcoming guests on the show. Click here to join our private Facebook group! --- Would you love to support our show with some 88 Cups of Tea swag? Grab our limited edition mug (signed by yours truly) here! --- “Don’t be afraid to talk about yourself as a writer.” -Kate Schatz (Click to tweet) “Trust your intuition. Trust that you’re good at what you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be doing it.” -Kate Schatz (Click to tweet) “I understand my process; it’s kind of messy. I just start writing and it takes shape at some point.” -Kate Schatz (Click to tweet) --- WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN TODAY'S EPISODE: Kate walks us through the inspiration that led her to writing her books She shares what it’s like working with her illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl and having a collaborative relationship The importance of joining a writing community to inspire your craft and create accountability for yourself How to gain the courage to claim yourself as a writer How to find yourself again and own your identity in motherhood Kate’s strategy on finding literary agents who are the perfect fit for your writing
In Episode 40 of Make/Work, host speaks with writer and activist Kate Schatz, author of the New York Times bestselling and , which she did in collaboration with illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl. Schatz is also one of the founders of the nationwide feminist resistance network , which she started with Leslie Dotson Van Every and Jennye Garibaldi, and which has grown from a house party back in early 2016 to over one hundred chapters with more than eighteen thousand Facebook members. Likely, you know her for both of those things.
Listeners, you and your kids need a new alphabet – specifically, one that starts with “A is for Angela Davis”. In this episode of Politically Re-Active, we talk with writer Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl about their illustrated children’s books, "Rad American Women A-Z" and "Rad Women Worldwide." We also dive into ways that you – yes you! – can join the resistance in your local community through Solidarity Sundays, a network of feminist activist groups that meet each month to engage elected officials and build intersectional communities for justice. It’s art, action, and the alphabet, all in this episode of #politicallyreactive. Find a local meeting of Solidarity Sundays at https://www.solidaritysundays.org/! And learn more about Kate and Miriam’s work, including the “Rad Women” series, at http://www.kateschatz.com/ and http://www.miriamkleinstahl.com/. Or if you prefer Twitter: @kateschatz and @miriamkstahl. Kamau and Hari want to meet you! Catch Kamau on his The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell book tour or Hari on his standup tour – more info at http://www.wkamaubell.com/ and http://www.harikondabolu.com/. And find Kamau in your living room every Sunday at 10pm EST – it’s United Shades of America on CNN! Got a comment or suggestion? Email us at email@example.com or follow us on Twitter at @politicreactive. Thanks!
Robin on Syria, North Korea, SCOTUS, Planned Parenthood, Bill O'Reilly, and more. Guests: Kate Schatz on Solidarity Sundays activism; Dr. Stacey Patton on her book Spare The Kids: Why Whupping Children Won't Save Black America. Surrealism Corner. Kate Schatz: Dr. Stacey Patton:
Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates And Punks, And other revolutionaries who shaped history (Ten Speed Press) From the authors of the New York Times bestselling book Rad American Women A-Z, comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a striking illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world. In Rad Women Worldwide, writer Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl tell fresh, engaging, and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. Featuring an array of diverse figures from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica), this progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history. RAD Facts! Rad Women Worldwide tells 40 stories from 31 countries. Artist Miriam Klein Stahl created the papercut illustrations in the book using paper, pencil, and an X-Acto knife. The book features an additional 250 names of rad women from around the world for readers to continue their own research. Rad Women A-Z has been featured everywhere from NPR and MSNBC to Teen Vogue, MTV, Elle, and Buzzfeed. It also won Best Picture Book at the 2016 Northern California Independent Bookseller Association Awards. Kate Schatz is a feminist writer, educator, editor, and the author of the 33 1/3 book Rid of Me: A Story. Miriam Klein Stahl is an artist, educator, and activist. They are the author and illustrator, respectively, of Rad American Women A-Z and both live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Meet the author of "Rad Women Worldwide," Kate Schatz. She tells us why she is vocal about being a feminist, and we discuss how her books are changing perceptions about who gets to go down in history as extraordinary.
Epigraph Episode nine has finally dropped! We speak with the lovely and talented Benjamin Rybeck, Marketing Director and Events Coordinator at Brazos Bookstore and author of The Sadness. Introduction [0:30] In Which Emma and Kim Have a Sponsor and Make Terrible Puns, Plus Ben Invents the Phrase “Page Turner” Currently drinking: screwdirvers with Stolichnaya, inspired by Sabbath’s Theater by Philip Roth This episode is actually brought to you by a sponsor! Books & Whatnot is an excellent and informative newsletter for booksellers; it’s quick to read and filled with tips! Brought to you by Beth Golay. Check out the newsletter archive here. Follow on Twitter at @booksandwhatnot. Ben is reading: Nick Flynn’s memoirs, Maggie Nelson, The Other Side by Lacy Johnson, and Madeline E. by Gabriel Blackwell Shout-out to cool indie publisher: Outpost 19! Emma is reading: … spreadsheets? No, but seriously, she finally started Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel—but also the apocalypse causes her some anxiety, so she might have put it down. Kim is reading: Uprooted by Naomi Novik, Shrill by Lindy West When Kim started reading Uprooted, Emma was like Kim recalls possibly the best customer interaction ever, in which a male teacher from an all-girls school requests recs for a primer on feminism; Shrill by Lindy West, We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozie Adiche, and Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl (illus.) are among her recs. New & Forthcoming Books We’re Excited About Underground Airlines by Ben Winters (pubs July 5 2016) The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage by Lawrence Lenhart (pubs Aug 2 2016) Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn (pubs July 19 2016) The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan (pubs July 19 2016) Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel The Crimson Skew by S.E. Grove (pubs July 12 2016) Collections: Birds Bones and Butterflies by Leah Sobsey (pubs July 12 2016) What do you do when a customer asks for a happy read? Emma tries to make them into a romance reader and, if that fails, recommends Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. Kim recommends graphica (though Emma’s first three thoughts when she says graphica are Watchmen, Persepolis, and Fun Home—not the happiest of reads…) Chapter I [21:21] In Which Ben Walks Into a Bookstore and Receives a Job, Coins the term “litizen,” and Says the Word Smartypants a Lot. Plus Emma Freaks Out About Events Coordinators/Drunk Booksellers’ Guests Not Reading Harry Potter Longfellow Books of Portland, Maine was Ben’s childhood bookstore. We discuss the joy of bookstores, record stores, and video stores—half-retail and half-cultural places where you go to meet friends and discover gems. Ben’s advice for getting a job at a bookstore? Walk into said bookstore with no intention of getting a job (it worked for him!) Learn more about Brazos Bookstore here. They do “down and dirty highbrow” bookselling. In Houston this summer? Here are a couple fun things going on: Houston Shakespeare Festival Summer of Kubrick Have you heard about this new Harry Potter book coming out? Kim imagines that it will be mostly about ennui of adulthood, and compares it to Ben’s book The Sadness. Chapter II [37:46] In Which Ben Pitches His Book Succinctly—It’s a Book About Film and Failure— and We Discuss Adulting “Booksellers as adults is a strange thing; you’re asking people to become adults and go out into the world where their primary relationship to anything in their lives has been sitting alone in a room…that’s not going to end well.” Chapter III [44:34] In Which We Speculate Alice Munroe’s Drinking Habits, Declare Adult Connect-the-Dots as The Next Big Thing, And Bring Up the Fact That Ben Hasn’t Read Harry Potter Again Ben wants to drink with John Updike to see if he’s as insufferable a person as Ben finds him as a writer. Kim mocks his reasoning. His second choice is Alice Munroe (who may or may not listen to this podcast? We’re pretty sure she doesn’t. But we can dream.) Ben’s bookseller confession is he doesn’t keep up with trends—but it’s ok, Emma and Kim haven’t read Knausgaard or Ferrante either. Ben’s Station Eleven/Wild/Desert Island Books 2666 by Roberto Bolaño Collected Stories of Joy Williams How to Read a Film by James Monaco Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace ALL the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling Go-to Handsells Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson Faces in the Crowd, The Story of My Teeth, and Sidewalks by Valeria Luiselli Impossible Handsells Thrown by Kerry Howley (shout-out to the awesome small press,Sarabande Books) Don’t Suck, Don’t Die by Kristin Hersh Chapter IV [1:01:12] In Which We Talk About Where We Can Be Found On the Internets & Remind You of Our Awesome Sponsor (Books & Whatnot) Shout out to Kramer Books in Washington, DC Hey, remember Books & Whatnot? Ben subscribes, we subscribe, and you should subscribe too! Check out Ben on twitter at @BenjaminRybeck or give him a shout firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to read his book, The Sadness, which has been compared to the new Harry Potter book (by Kim, on this episode). 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It’s episode 8 of Drunk Booksellers, and we’re here with Pete Mulvihill, co-owner of Green Apple Books in San Francisco, CA. Get psyched, y’all. You can also stream the episode on iTunes and Stitcher. Follow us on Twitter at @drunkbookseller for updates, book recs, and general bookish shenanigans. Check out our show notes, after the jump! Epigraph Bitches in Bookshops Our theme music, Bitches in Bookshops, comes to us with permission from Annabelle Quezada. It’s amaze-balls, and Kim just discovered Annabelle’s other literary Kanye parody, Hardcover Bound 2 AND IT’S ALSO AMAZE-BALLS (and, uh, you should stick around at the end of the episode for a nice lil hidden track). Check it: Introduction [0:30] In Which, If You’re Interested in Reading Anything Where a Story Ends with a Boy Jumping on Top His Parents Bed Right After They’ve Finished Having Sex, Dumping Out the Ashes of Their Dead Cat onto Them, Then You’ll Probably like Ramona Ausubel. Currently drinking: Boulevardier (don’t forget the orange peel...) Pete’s reading: The Fear Project: What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me about Survival, Success, Surfing... and Love by Jaimal Yogis & Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (pubs 7 June 2016) Emma’s reading: Uprooted by Naomi Novik (again) & Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter by Nina Maclaughlin Kim’s reading too many books rn, incl: Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith (pubs 7 June 2016; also mentioned: Glaciers), A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold (also mentioned: Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon), Klickitat by Peter Rock, Paper Girls Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff K. Chiang, and Matt Wilson Everyone’s REALLY EXCITED about Black Panther #1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates (of Between the World and Me fame). Available at your local indie bookstore soonish? Maybe? Or go to your local indie comic shop, ‘cause those places are great too. New/forthcoming books we’re excited about: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach (pubs 6 June 2016) Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (pubs 7 June 2016) Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger (pubs 24 May 2016) Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra by Kevin Panetta & illustrated by Paulina Ganucheau (pubs 31 May 2016) I’m Just a Person by Tig Notaro (pubs 14 June 2016) Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel (pubs 14 June 2016; also mentioned: A Guide to Being Born) The Assistants by Camille Perri (pubs 3 May 2016) Everything is Teeth by Evie Wyld & illustrated by Joe Sumner (pubs 10 May 2016; also mentioned: All The Birds, Singing) The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes (pubs 10 May 2016) The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (pubs 17 May 2016) The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman (pubs 31 May) Chapter I [16:25] In Which Bookstores Can’t Count to 25, Pete is a Closeted Straight Man, and We Learn About Bitcoin Read more about Green Apple’s history here. But seriously, y’all. Those masks, amirite? And, in case anyone other than Kim is interested in WTF Bitcoin is, here’s Wikipedia. Unfortunately, a bit of Pete’s audio was cut out, during which time he regaled us with the story of Dread Pirate Roberts (no, not that one). Interested now? WIRED has a pretty great read for you. Originally posted by meeshmatched Chapter II [31:40] In Which We Discuss California Bookstore Day, the Rise of INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY, and Get to Hang Out with Samantha Independent Bookstore Day started as California Bookstore Day, which was initially inspired by Record Store Day. April 30, 2016 (Kim’s Birthday!!) will be the second official Independent Bookstore Day. Lauren Groff is the author ambassador. You might have heard of her. She wrote Obama’s favorite book of 2015: Fates & Furies. Green Apple is doing a shit ton of events, including an appearance from Green Apple’s mascot, Mergatroid; Kate Schatz, the author/illustator of Rad American Women A - Z; a local poet, Sylvie, writing custom poems; prize wheels; KEGS; and a free-throw shooting contest. Mergatroid welcomes you to Independent Bookstore Day. Chapter III [45:05] In Which Pete is Not THAT Old, But He’s Totally On the Sleep Game Pete’s Station Eleven, Wild, & desert island book: The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor (or maybe Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Go-to Handsell: The Tenth of December by George Saunders, Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler, The Plover by Brian Doyle Impossible Handsell: Native Son by Richard Wright Also mentioned: The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington Originally posted by heartsnmagic Readerly Confession: Pete doesn’t read nearly as much as he wished he did. Neither do we. #BooksellerLife Epilogue [49:50] In Which Pete Gives a Shoutout and You Should Look Up Green Apple On YouTube Immediately Pete wants everyone to visit Omnivore Bookstore in SF. It looks fucking awesome. Pete can be found on the internets via Green Apple’s Facebook & Twitter Go watch all of Green Apple’s videos on YouTube, particularly: Goooooogly Books (2011), The Book vs The Kindle (2009), and The New Hire (2013). In other news, if you’re not following us on Twitter by now, it’s probably because you don’t have Twitter. But here’s where you can find us, in case you decide to join the Twitter-sphere: @drunkbookseller. Emma tweets @thebibliot and writes nerdy bookish things for Book Riot. Like, seriously nerdy, as evidenced by a recent post titled What the Cats of Neko Atsume are Reading. Originally posted by popnographic Kim tweets every few months or so at @finaleofseem, but mostly uses her Twitter account for off-the-clock communication with coworkers, who tend to send group messages on Twitter rather than just texting each other like normal people. Anyway, you can follow her there if you feel like it. Make sure you don’t miss an episode by subscribing to Drunk Booksellers from your podcatcher of choice. Also, if you read this far in the show notes, you are awesome and we love you and you should totes rate/review us on iTunes. Emma and Kim both have birthdays at the end of April, so a nice review would be the best of birthday presents. Other than copies of The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) by Anna Pulley, which we’d both happily accept as well. Please send to WORD and/or The Elliott Bay Book Company, ATTN Drunk Booksellers. Thanks, and happy birthday to us. Originally posted by fineleathergifs