Frankly Speaking with Tyra G webcast weekly worldwide on Radio Fairfax
How often do you as a woman consider: How Climate Anxiety Is Shaping Family Planning?
In recent months, the notion of family planning as a means of fighting climate change has emerged from the eco-warrior fringe and entered the mainstream public conversation.
Last winter, on the Facebook page, BirthStrike, a group of about 650 people based in Britain, have pledged to forgo having children because of “the severity of the ecological crisis.”
One post BirthStrike post shared the following:
“For several months after her daughter was born in 1991, Lori Day had terrifying anxiety dreams about failing to protect her baby. Decades later, the recurring nightmares about her daughter’s safety have returned, triggered by the prospect of catastrophic climate change", said Day, 56, an educational consultant in Newburyport, Mass.
Though Day used to yearn for grandchildren, she wrote to the BirthStrike group page on Facebook that her environmental concern has grown, and she is now relieved that her daughter does not plan to become a parent. “I would be worried sick,” Day said. “It would haunt me.”
Are you planning a family? Do you believe that climate change is one more thing to worry about as a potential mother, grandmother? If yes, that one more thing becomes one more thing to add to your list of what? A ticking biological clock? Fertility issues? Genetic challenges? Addiction? Marriage? Cancer? Heart disease? Gender issues?
Yeah, we as women “got it going on” in the space called worry.
So, let’s zoom out or in depending on your perspective lens and reflect, maybe restore, or reposition our thoughts if not behaviors with someone who knows, who lives up close and personal with the vulnerabilities women wear and how they manifest physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Dr. Gloria Ivy Crowe, dedicated and expert OB/GYN, joins us for another informative and authentic conversation to help women better understand how to care for the unique and notable people they are. Click below and learn things.
From convict to star citizen, a courageous conversation with Helenia Bragg.
This story deserved a rewind.
We all have times or seasons when it requires courage to make it from one moment to the next; to take the next step or to say the next word. And sometimes we let fear, shame, and guilt demonize our potential to overcome.
What we discovered is that the ability to have a courageous conversation is often a process, a journey, not an event. It doesn’t always happen when it logically should; sometimes you have to grow into it. And sometimes courageous conversations happen in and stay in our heads... or our hearts. Sometimes our courageous conversations are dressed in silence.
To create a common thought space, please listen to the words of Ms. Susan Burton author of Becoming Ms. Burton From Prison to Recovery, leading the fight for incarcerated women.
Susan Burton knows just how hard it is to get back on track after being released from prison. It's an experience she lived through six times, once for each of the prison terms she served.
"One of the things about incarceration is that you're deprived. You lose all of your identity and then its given back one day and you're ill-equipped to actually embrace it and work it," Burton says. "Each time I left prison I left with the resolve to get my life together, to get a job, to get back on track. And each time the task became more and more and more daunting."
Click below and be inspired by a conversation with Ms. Helenia Bragg who beat the odds and transformed herself from Convict to Star Citizen. She is truly amazing.
What story do you tell yourself when the White House calls?
This month’s theme, "Stories We Grew up with," expands our appreciation of who we have become due to the stories we have been told and the ones we have told ourselves growing up. We look at how these stories have impacted our thoughts, our dreams; ultimately, I believe everyone has a story and is a story.
Author Richard Kearney says in his book On Stories, "telling stories is as basic to human beings as eating. More so, in fact, for a while, food makes us live; stories are what make our lives worth living."
Isak Dinesen says, “To be a person is to have a story to tell. —"
Author David Denborough, Ph.D. writes, “Who we are and what we do are influenced by the stories that we tell ourselves. There are many different events in our lives, but only some of them get formed into the storylines of our identities. Whatever storyline we have about our lives makes a difference in who we are and how we act.”
Be inspired by listening to Ashwani Jain answer the question, what story do you tell yourself when the White House Calls? And how his answer changed the trajectory of his life. Click below.
The blessings of legacy with Karen and Cheyenne Harris
Legacy is about life and living. It's about learning from the past, living in the present, and building for the future.
The world isn't connected only by molecules. It's connected by stories, traditions, memories, hopes, and dreams. We are connected by the legacies passed down from those who came before us and the legacies we will pass down to those who come after us.
English writer Dorothy Sayers, "Paradoxical as it may seem, to believe in youth is to look backward; to look forward, we must believe in age."
Today I have two guests that present legacy through different lenses. They are mother and daughter. manager and musician, and teacher and student. Additionally, they are building a legacy together across cultures and miles.
Click below and be inspired by Karen and Cheyenne Harris,
Legacy is for the living with father and son Courtney and Asa Nero
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 says,
“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built, or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way, so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.
Dara Horn says.
“Every person has a legacy. You may not know what your impact is, and it may not be something that you can write on your tombstone, but every person has an impact on this world.”
Brett Eldredge says.
“A legacy for me is a piece of the soundtrack of someone's life.”
I believe in living your legacy.
Listen to a conversation with father and son Courtney and Asa Nero and experience legacy in the making. Click below and be inspired.
New weapons in the fight against human trafficking revealed with advocate Ms. Anne Basham
Researchers have found that sex traffickers often target children and youth with a history of maltreatment, sexual abuse, low self-esteem, and minimal social support.
About 10,000 children a year suffer the horrors of commercial sexual exploitation in the United States. Each victim on average is forced to have sex more than five times a day. Yet the buyers who fuel the child sex trade are seldom held accountable. Most just blend back into their families, jobs, and neighborhoods.
My guest at the table today is a wonderful resource to educate us about the human trafficking space. Beyond that, she is also an expert and advocate in the world of Foster Care. And yes, there is a relationship between foster care and human trafficking. I am grateful for her expertise and her willingness to share the table today. Meet Ms. Anne Basham, CEO of Anti Trafficking International!
No one can tell her story better than she can, so let’s listen and learn things: