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Exposing the threads of heroism stitching together the stories, creativity, and people we admire most. Hosted by singer/songwriter, teaching artist, and creative entrepreneur, Emily Ann Peterson. Her hope is that by listening to others search for and find their bravery, we will all find our own. Each week features a revealing conversation with the authors, musicians, artists, business owners, and other professionals who courageously pour themselves into their work.

Every guest flaunts the obstacles battled and the bravery required for their quiet victories and loud failures. Conversations that unclothe the fears befriended (or banished) along our stories of bravery, quiet heroism, and all-out gutsy-ness. [Warning: some episodes will open the (sometimes) Pandora's box of constraints and dream-crushing realities of what it *really* take to be brave.]

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Exposing the threads of heroism stitching together the stories, creativity, and people we admire most. Hosted by singer/songwriter, teaching artist, and creative entrepreneur, Emily Ann Peterson. Her hope is that by listening to others search for and find their bravery, we will all find our own. Each week features a revealing conversation with the authors, musicians, artists, business owners, and other professionals who courageously pour themselves into their work.

Every guest flaunts the obstacles battled and the bravery required for their quiet victories and loud failures. Conversations that unclothe the fears befriended (or banished) along our stories of bravery, quiet heroism, and all-out gutsy-ness. [Warning: some episodes will open the (sometimes) Pandora's box of constraints and dream-crushing realities of what it *really* take to be brave.]

    How to Be a Better Ally for Social Justice featuring Dr. Joy Cox

    How to Be a Better Ally for Social Justice featuring Dr. Joy Cox

    I have been looking forward to speaking with Dr. Joy Arlene Renee Cox for months now. She is such a beautiful soul and I'm so grateful to her for all the work she's doing in the world. In today's conversation we talk about trusting our intuition, the lived experience of individuals with larger bodies, being brave in the healthcare industry, cultural biases, and discrimination against people with different bodies.
    In light of the current season of anti-racism, she also answers the question of "How can we use our intuition to be better allies and advocates?" Political action as a tool for liberation, especially for people with multiple identities is having an exciting moment in our history. Dr. Joy Cox sees a lot of that happening in the communities.
    She said in this episode "Liberation is built on the structure of bravery. If we look back generations, we'll see that our parents and our parents' parents' parents' had something to fight for... When you look at activists now, the shoulders they stand on belong to people who were conditioned in bravery, so to speak, they were able to stand up to the things that were impeding against them and say 'we're gonna do this.'"
    This conversation with Dr. Joy Cox challenged me and inspired me in such good ways and I hope it will do the same for you too! Especially as we dive into a new season of personal and societal bravery for the rest of this year, we need as much of this kind of bravery as we can get!
    Her book "Fat Girls in Black Bodies: Creating Communities of Our Own" releases September 29th of this year and The School of Bravery cannot wait! Support local bookstores by pre-ordering it here: https://bookshop.org/books/fat-girls-in-black-bodies-creating-communities-of-our-own/9781623174996
    More links below!
    About The School of Bravery The School of Bravery is a learning lab for life, career, and creativity. Through monthly masterclasses, guest experts, weekly office hours and so much more, you'll explore what it really means to "put yourself out there" and how bravery does not have to feel like a panic attack. It can feel easier!
    Visit http://schoolofbravery.com to learn more and join us today!
    More About Dr. Joy Cox Joy Arlene Renee Cox is an ordinary person who has been given an ordinary opportunity to share stories about people much more fabulous than herself. She is a Philadelphia native, born on the blessed thirty-first day of December. Joy is a claircognizant Capricorn that thrives through connection and love, rooting for the underdogs in life to take their rightful place as overcomers. She is also a doctor, receiving her PhD from Rutgers University–New Brunswick in 2018. Her field of work is centered on fatness, identity, and social change.
    Reflective of the name she bears, Joy has the cheeks to out smile her detractors. Reflective of her work in print, she has the research to back up her claims. While the spotlight has never
    been a position she’d prefer to stand in, Joy does believe in speaking up and advocating for what’s right. She is the author of Fat Girls in Black Bodies: Creating Communities of Our Own, published through North Atlantic Books, and the host of the pro-fat, pro-Black podcast Fresh Out the Cocoon.
    Joy has been featured in articles by the Huffington Post and SELF magazine. Joy has also been on several podcasts, such as Positive Nutrition with Paige Smathers and Food Psych with Christy Harrison. Dr. Cox is simply a conduit through which love, wisdom, and justice flow. Her pride is in her people and her values. Her strength is in her disposition and her intuition.
    Website & Podcast: https://freshoutthecocoon.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/freshoutthecocoon Community workout app: Jabbieapp.com Article on "being included without really being included:" https://healthateverysizeblog.org/2018/09/27/elephant-in-the-room/ Join her ema

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    How to Take Creative Risks as an Entrepreneur & Activist feat. Hanakyle Moranz of The Body Hotline

    How to Take Creative Risks as an Entrepreneur & Activist feat. Hanakyle Moranz of The Body Hotline

    Today we get to meet one of our students! Hanakyle Moranz is the founder of The Body Hotline, a New Yorker, a body movement maven, and social justice warrior. She joins us to discuss all of that AND how she's feeling about launching a brand new product in the middle of a pandemic.
    I think you'll appreciate her approach to compassionate entrepreneurship and her new 5 Minute Movement offering. For listeners and students of The School of Bravery, $10 off the monthly subscription (usually $30) use code BRAVE at checkout!
     
    Links Mentioned in This Episode
    https://www.jfrej.org/campaigns/let-my-people-go
    https://www.covidbailout.org/
    https://nyimmigrantfreedom.org/let-my-people-go/
    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/over-70-of-tested-inmates-in-federal-prisons-have-covid-19
     
    About The School of Bravery
    The School of Bravery is a learning lab for life, career, and creativity. Through monthly masterclasses, guest experts, weekly office hours and so much more, you'll explore what it really means to "put yourself out there" and how bravery does not have to feel like a panic attack. It can feel easier!
    Visit http://schoolofbravery.com to learn more and join us today!
     
    More About HanaKyle Moranz
    HanaKyle Moranz is the founder of The Body Hotline, a multidisciplinary bodyworker, and coach. She is a massage therapist, personal trainer, and yoga therapist since 2006, and shares inclusive tools for managing pain, increasing body awareness and maintaining an overall sense of health and wellbeing through mindfulness. She specializes in neurological conditions and knee injury rehabilitation. Recently, she’s become passionate about the value of breathing through the nose and the many uses for a tennis ball in this time when massage therapy is not an option for many.
    http://thebodyhotline.com/
    https://www.hanakyle.com/all/5-minute-movement
     
    Keep in Touch with Emily Ann Peterson
    Singer-songwriter, teaching artist, and #1 bestselling author of the book "Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous," Emily Ann Peterson is best known by her fans, clients, and students for her uncanny ability to melt down difficult, throat-clenching stories and challenges into easy, step-by-step breaths of fresh air. Her clients and students will tell you she’s the best thing that’s ever happened to their life, career, and creativity.
    http://emilyannpeterson.com
    http://instagram.com/emilyannpete
    http://facebook.com/emilyannpeterson
    http://twitter.com/emilyapeterson

    • 49 min
    Lessons from Dandelions on Defiance & Social Justice with Kate Fontana

    Lessons from Dandelions on Defiance & Social Justice with Kate Fontana

    In this episode, we have to honor of sitting with Kate Fontana on her deck to enjoy some sunshine and chats about everything we can learn from dandelions about defiance and social justice.
    Kate Fontana is a queer Catholic yogi, interspiritual midwife, and a sacred activist. She's also on our awesome lineup of guest faculty and provides our students with a monthly meditation. Be sure to catch the bonus training on how to use meditation to tap into your creative courage. https://www.schoolofbravery.com/kate
    In this episode we discuss:
    - lessons from dandelions on defiance & social justice
    - the benefits of meditation & how to do it differently
    - how to avoid burnout during grad school
    - why a queer feminist would return to Catholicism apply to join the Roman Catholic Women Priests
    If you're interested in spirituality, religion, social justice, and defiant expectation then you definitely won't want to miss out on this episode!
    About The School of Bravery The School of Bravery is a learning lab for life, career, and creativity. Through monthly masterclasses, guest experts, weekly office hours and so much more, you'll explore what it really means to "put yourself out there" and how bravery does not have to feel like a panic attack. It can feel easier!
    Visit http://schoolofbravery.com to learn more and join us today!
    More About Kate Fontana Kate Fontana (she/her/hers) is co-founder and steward of The Sanctuary Northwest, which aims to transform the lives of trauma survivors and to nurture strong resilient families, communities, and ecosystems where all life thrives. She is also a third-year seminarian at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, discerning a call to the priesthood with the Roman Catholic Women Priests.
    Kate's journey has been a weave of music, yoga, contemplative practice, therapy, friendship, ecology, and profoundly uncomfortable and slow racial awakenings. She has trained and continues to be mentored in the emerging field of Cultural Somatics with Tada Hozumi and dare sohei. Additional teachers, mentors and friends in embodiment, sacred activism, and racial justice include Rev. Dr. Angela Parker, Yvette Murrell, Dr. Caprice Hollins, Nancy Rebecca, Denise Benitez, Najeea Leslie, Erin Joosse, and Will and Cynthia Keepin, Dr. Kj Swanson, Dr. Jennifer Fernandez, Dr. Beth Kraig, and the Spiritual Care Interns of Harborview Medical Center.
    Kate draws on a theological blend of Harry Potter, the Bhagavad Gita, the genius of mycelium, quantum physics, Battlestar Galactica, Queer Theory, adrienne maree brown’s "Emergent Strategy" and "Pleasure Activism," deep ecology, and the Gospels. She thrives on ambiguity, kareoke, wild herbs, being an auntie, and the worlds of youth fantasy fiction. She struggles with single-use plastics, small-talk, and to get anywhere on time. Kate lives on the Kitsap Peninsula and her patronus is a peregrine falcon.
    www.katefontana.com
    www.thesanctuarynorthwest.com
    Keep in Touch with Emily Ann Peterson Singer-songwriter, teaching artist, and #1 bestselling author of the book "Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous," Emily Ann Peterson is best known by her fans, clients, and students for her uncanny ability to melt down difficult, throat-clenching stories and challenges into easy, step-by-step breaths of fresh air. Her clients and students will tell you she’s the best thing that’s ever happened to their life, career, and creativity.
    http://emilyannpeterson.com
    http://instagram.com/emilyannpete
    http://facebook.com/emilyannpeterson
    http://twitter.com/emilyapeterson

    • 49 min
    Hope & Defiant Expectation During COVID-19 - How to Find It

    Hope & Defiant Expectation During COVID-19 - How to Find It

    The most underrated and overused word last month was "unprecedented." This month in The School of Bravery we're focusing on the bravery ingredient of DEFIANT EXPECTATION.
    Take a listen to Emily Ann Peterson share some updates on the latest news and announcements from our community and give you some insights, new perspectives, and resources for finding your defiant expectation during quarantine and this season of bravery that is COVID-19.
    About The School of Bravery
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    The School of Bravery is a learning lab for life, career, and creativity. Through monthly masterclasses, guest experts, weekly office hours and so much more, you'll explore what it really means to "put yourself out there" and how bravery does not have to feel like a panic attack. It can feel easier!
    Visit http://schoolofbravery.com to learn more and join us today!
    Take a Class with Emily Ann Peterson
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    http://www.schoolofbravery.com/emilyann

    • 16 min
    Good Girls Talk About Sex & Context with Leah Carey & Emily Ann Peterson

    Good Girls Talk About Sex & Context with Leah Carey & Emily Ann Peterson

    Today we get to discuss something we haven't really talked much about on this show! It's kind of shocking really when you think about it. But Leah Carey is the perfect guest to pop this bravery cherry of ours because she is a Sexual Communication Coach!
    In this episode, you'll hear Leah Carey and our founder, Emily Ann Peterson, discuss the importance of context to your sexual life, how Leah's context defined her brave sexual journey and blossoming, and other lovely tidbits that you will really appreciate.
    We have a feeling you'll be hearing more from Leah in the future! There's so much to learn from the bravery of intimacy!
    About Leah Carey Leah Carey is a Sex Educator and Sexual Communication Coach who helps people learn to communicate about sex so they can get what they really want in the bedroom - rather than just tolerating what they’re getting. She is the host of the podcast “Good Girls Talk About Sex.”
    Sexual freedom is a subject that is deeply personal to Leah because she spent most of her life being a VERY good girl. Most of the sex she had was either boring or painful, but she endured it because she didn’t know she was allowed to ask for anything different.
    Having taken her own journey to sexual freedom, she is now passionate about breaking the silence, fear, and shame around women’s sexuality and pleasure, and redefining what it means to be a “good girl.”
    www.leahcarey.com
    www.instagram.com/goodgirlstalk
    www.facebook.com/goodgirlstalk
    About The School of Bravery The School of Bravery is a learning lab for life, career, and creativity. Through monthly masterclasses, group coaching, guest faculty, weekly office hours and so much more, you'll explore what it really means to "put yourself out there" and how bravery does not have to feel like a panic attack. It can feel easier!
    Visit http://schoolofbravery.com to learn more and join us today!
    Take a Class with Emily Ann Peterson http://www.schoolofbravery.com/emilyann

    • 36 min
    How to Have a Vision of Possibility for 2020 (Plus New Co-host, Danielle Hope Diamond!)

    How to Have a Vision of Possibility for 2020 (Plus New Co-host, Danielle Hope Diamond!)

    We have such an exciting episode for you today! To coincide with last month's bravery ingredient of Vision of Possibility, I wanted to introduce you to someone very special: Danielle Hope Diamond
    Danielle reached out to me to potentially become a guest expert of The School of Bravery and get interviewed on the podcast. However, after getting to know her very briefly, it became clear that she should be much more than just a one-time guest on our little podcast.
    Danielle is our new podcast co-host for The School of Bravery! Hooray!
    At the moment, she and I are hoping to release one joint episode like this one each month and one solo episode each. When we have appropriate guests to interview, we'll also release those as they arise too.
    I'm so excited for you to get to know Danielle more as the year unfolds for us! I think you'll catch her unique Vision of Possibility like I have over the last month that she and I have worked together on all this for you! Enjoy!
    About The School of Bravery The School of Bravery is a learning lab for life, career, and creativity. Through monthly masterclasses, guest experts, weekly office hours and so much more, you'll explore what it really means to "put yourself out there" and how bravery does not have to feel like a panic attack. It can feel easier!
    Visit http://schoolofbravery.com to learn more and join us today!
    Take a Class with Emily Ann Peterson http://www.schoolofbravery.com/emilyann
    Take a Class with Danielle Hope Diamond http://www.schoolofbravery.com/danielle

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