Interviews with admirable young women about their world views, challenges, and what drives them.
Episode Thirteen - Amy Oestreicher
Amy Oestreicher is a PTSD peer-to-peer specialist, artist, author, writer, speaker, health advocate, survivor, award-winning actress, and playwright, sharing the lessons learned from trauma through her writing, mixed media art, performance and inspirational speaking. Her website is amyoes.com. This interview explores resilience, creativity, hope, and other forces that can come out of illness and trauma.
Episode Twelve - Buddhini Samarasinghe
Buddhini Samarasinghe is a scientist and science communicator, working both with Cancer Research UK and on her independent project, jargonwall.com. In this episode, we talk about cancer, science communication, the power of language, curiosity, motivation, and moving abroad. Note: Buddhini's comments reflect her own, personal views.
Episode Eleven - Young Women's Music Project
The Young Women's Music Project is a charity that provides a safe place for the young women of Oxfordshire to create, learn new skills, express themselves, and grow in confidence. This podcast is a conversation with four representatives - Zahra, Jessica, Daniella, and Hannah about music, self-love, representation, and enthusiasm.
Episode Ten – Tessa Baker
Fullbright Scholar, Fellow at All Soul’s College Oxford and official Woman of the Future, Tessa Baker undertakes research in the field of cosmology. In this podcast she talks about the mysteries of gravity, identifying and following her passion, advice for thriving in a competitive field – especially for women – and the value of getting out, slowing down, and looking up.
Episode Eight - Dorkina Myrick
In this episode, Dorkina talks about her journey from biomedicine to public policy, as well as her journey around America and to Oxford. On the way, both the complexities and importance of making positive change in public health become clear. Dorkina shows herself to be committed to learning new perspectives, and enjoying herself along the way.
Episode Seven - Jennifer Dean (Miss Tea Maven)
Miss Tea Maven is a jammer for the best roller derby league on the planet, Gotham. She talks about how roller derby turned her life around. Now, her determination to be a better athlete also motivates her on a personal level - derby helps her make healthy goals in the tough process of recovering from mental illness.
Trigger warning: descriptions of eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. There's nothing graphic but be sure to take care when deciding to listen.
Great interviewer choices
Erin has chosen some really interesting young women to interview for this podcast - and about subjects that aren't normally covered by postcasts like this
Well presented and informative
I have listened to the first three podcasts, and can't wait to listen to the rest of the podcasts. The women interviewed had great personal stories to tell.
A Rising Star
This podcast doesn't tell you what to think, or have some kind of message it needs to ram down your throat. The interviewer just lets her subject say what's on their mind. It has a few laughs but also gets to intimate topics. I've appreciated the couple of episodes available so far because it gives me hope about the younger generation of women who come across as insightful.