236 episodes

"I want what SHE has" w/ Theresa Lyn Widmann (and formerly Shana Falana) is a weekly live radio show at Radio Kingston in Kingston NY and PODCAST, amplifying women's voices and their stories. We share interviews of women (female identifying humans), seeking to flip the narrative on envy and celebrating the strengths and accomplishments of women we look up to. Women are so often the unsung heroines of a community’s overall health and wellbeing. These women have gifts to share and stories to tell. It's time to listen.

i want what SHE has Theresa Lyn Widmann

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 35 Ratings

"I want what SHE has" w/ Theresa Lyn Widmann (and formerly Shana Falana) is a weekly live radio show at Radio Kingston in Kingston NY and PODCAST, amplifying women's voices and their stories. We share interviews of women (female identifying humans), seeking to flip the narrative on envy and celebrating the strengths and accomplishments of women we look up to. Women are so often the unsung heroines of a community’s overall health and wellbeing. These women have gifts to share and stories to tell. It's time to listen.

    236 "Politics and Spirituality" with Marielena Ferrer and Mya Bailey

    236 "Politics and Spirituality" with Marielena Ferrer and Mya Bailey

    Today, Marielena steers the ship and is joined by artist and art historian/historian Mya Bailey for this month's installment of Politics and Spirituality. Theresa and baby Aiden do make a guest appearance. Today's conversation approaches reproductive freedom from the perspective of justice and equity and where it's lacking in the health care system. Mya has focused much of her art on the idea of race and how it's both impacted her internally as well as externally. Marielena brings themes from this recent NY Time's Article to the conversation, and we learn about Mya's artwork placement in the Yale University’s Art and Art History journal @asteriskjournal.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    235 "Pollinators" with Karen Ranney

    235 "Pollinators" with Karen Ranney

    Karen Ranney taught Early Grade Science, Kindergarten, and Pre-K for more than 20 years. She now maintains a little woods in the Hudson Valley. She gardens, photographs and writes for children every day. She thanks all the young children who observe nature, show curiosity, ask questions, and inspire everyone in their world. She's written All About Leaves and My Hear Your Heart under her pen name Lea Utsira.

    Today we learn about and visit Karen's garden, and she shares generously about her process, tips and tricks for gardening here in Kingston and the Hudson Valley, the types of plants that attract important pollinators for our region and the two books she's authored for young (and old) readers. If you want to reach out to Karen and talk gardening or pollinators, you can find her at leautsira@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    234 "Childfree by Choice" with Therese Shechter and LeNora Faye

    234 "Childfree by Choice" with Therese Shechter and LeNora Faye

    It's the return of Therese Shechter, Founder of Trixie Films, Author, Speaker and Director of the compelling documentary film, My So-Called Selfish Life, and she's brought with her LeNora Faye, a childfree lifestyle advocate, speaker, and moderator who creates global platforms, both public and private, for people who are choosing not to have, birth, or raise children. She is a co-host of the international podcast and web series, Childfree Girls and a co-founder of Childfree Convention, where she serves as PR manager and co-moderator. Whether you identify as Child Free, Child Less or none of the above, this is an important conversation in changing the narrative on womanhood and disempowering the patriarchy.

    The Childfree Convention is a free, two-day virtual event to connect childfree people all over the world, where childfree people and their allies can expand their knowledge about the childfree lifestyle and explore important topics in the childfree community.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    233 Shauna Kanter "Summer Youth Workshop - Voice Theatre"

    233 Shauna Kanter "Summer Youth Workshop - Voice Theatre"

    Shauna Kanter has taught CNN announcers, as well as speakers and singers of all backgrounds for over thirty years; from teachers, lawyers, Broadway actors, and Royal Shakespeare Company members, to folks who just cringe at the sound of their own voice. She has served as a New York Foundation for the Arts mentor for immigrant artists and is the Artistic Director of Voice Theatre in NYC and Kingston, NY.

    Today Shauna shares the details about the upcoming Summer Youth Workshop taking place August 1-8, 2022 at ASK in Kingston. Registration closes on July 20th, and if it's already full, email them at info@voicetheatre.org to join Voice Theatre's mailing list and learn about future youth programming and events.

    We also get to speak about Shauna's background in theater and as an actor and how she transitioned to directing including some of the important plays she's worked on over the years and what Voice Theatre is up to these days. Their work includes supporting undocumented and unaccompanied young men in Kingston to tell their stories to Kingston High Schoolers, facilitating a connection and a deeper understanding of the stories of others. Shauna and I also discuss the voice in general and the power it has to convey and also to heal when our voices have been restricted or suppressed during our lifetimes. It's powerful work that I hope you'll tune in for!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    232 "Spirituality and Politics" with Marielena Ferrer - Separation of Church and State

    232 "Spirituality and Politics" with Marielena Ferrer - Separation of Church and State

    It's the second Mo(o)nday of the Month and that means the return of Marielena to talk Spirituality and Politics. Marielena Ferrer is a socially engaged visual artist who serves as the chair of the Kingston City Arts  Commission. She also chairs the Alianza Cultural de Kingston, an advisory board for the promotion,  connection and celebration of the arts and cultures of the diverse Hispanic communities, and is the Executive Director of Humanamente, a diversity and inclusion consulting organization.

    Today we talk about the separation of Church and State, or the lack thereof. Plus art and migration. And the Full Moon Report.

    Her upcoming artist residency with interactive art making is running from July 15-August 20 at WAAM and then she'll be exhibiting August 20–September 11.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    231 The Freedom Show - Life and Liberty of the Constitution

    231 The Freedom Show - Life and Liberty of the Constitution

    Today I teach Con Law 101. Okay, not really, but I wanted to deepen my understanding of the 14th Amendment which I haven't thought about in detail since law school. While the language, "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws," seems straight forward to me as it relates to body autonomy, the Supreme Court has battled over the concept of liberty and the right to privacy for decades. I wanted to understand why. I enter the rabbit hole to the recent Supreme Court decision in Dobbs and end with my unfortunate and cynical conclusion that the court interprets the laws the way it wants to.

    Admittedly, it's not an easy task wrangling the different thoughts and opinions from over the years, but truthfully I don't know why we are turning to precedent that existed when women had no official rights under the constitution. That being said, there is plenty of common law to show that abortion was not criminalized prior to the quickening stage, and that often abortion was criminalized to protect the life of the mother because abortion practices were quite dangerous. I also don't understand why the issue at hand isn't a women's right to body autonomy and to make personal and private health decisions. I can only conclude it's because if that was the "right" that was to be reviewed and balanced against a State's interest, the Court would be hard pressed to come to the same decision. There was zero consideration, review, analysis or balancing of a woman's interest in her health as it relates to the often life threatening and nearly always life changing state of being pregnant. We've officially returned to the dark ages.

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Alfred Spamy ,

Breathe it all in

I really appreciated your mission on celebrating and uplifting women with women. It was very evident that envy is not the point of the show, it’s sharing, learning, appreciating the journey. I appreciate the hosts addressing that on the first show. It turned envy into aspiration. Thank you for keeping the podcast going, there’s a lot of value that I got from just the first episode.

Helen Zuman ,

Fertile conversation!

Loved the episode with Julia Indichova of Fertile Heart! I especially appreciated Theresa's ability to elicit nourishing insights from Julia, while sharing her own story.

MercedesSamu ,

Learning & Living

I had an amazing time sharing my story in the show. I was asked questions that really had me think outside the box. I loved talking with fellow artists learning something new about myself. These women are hardworking all while taking the pleasure to promote other incredible artists.

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