We have endless resources of wisdom all around us. In very close proximity, but often unnoticed. 70+ women in our society don't get the recognition and opportunity to share their inspiring and magical life stories and lessons with us. This podcast was created to change that. By Felicitas Hammerstein & Miriam Braun.
Episode 03_2019 Marjorie Horowitz
"You can't stop the clock. And when my mother turned 70 I was in my 30s. And I thought "oh my god that is so old, and I said to her how does it feel?" And she told me the wisest thing she said:"I still feel like that 14 year old girl." And that's the truth. So here I am 71 - I am the same. I am that person that was 14." Meet Marjorie Horowitz - a loving wife, mother and grandmother, a former NY cabdriver and a fighter of injustice since she is 12 years old.
Episode 02_2019 Charlotte Bennett Schoen
“I am a very political person, I believe passionately that women have to run.” - Charlotte Bennett Schoen started her political career years ago with joining the League of Women Voters. With a background in teaching she ended up founding a mental health Center and went from there all the way to serve in the City Council. "I saw that in these small towns you could make something happen. And then one thing let to the other". Passionate about women helping women she also ended up working regularly in communities in India, Thailand and Burma. Tune in and then ... run for office! :)
Episode 01_2019 Bobby Clennell
"At a certain age, we fall out of love with ourselves because society likes younger people. I don't want to see women doing that. I want to see them continuing to have that excitement about themselves, and just be a little bit maybe narcissistic, because we do tend to give and give and give. That's what women do." Meet Bobby Clennell - a world travelling yoga teacher, an animation drawer, a wife and a mother. Tune in and get enlightened.
Episode 08_2018 Nancy Shamban
"I really feel like whatever I've learned - I’ve learned because I've opened myself up to seeing what other people have and don't have, and learning to appreciate what I do have." Meet Nancy Shamban and listen to her story: about being a feminist psychotherapist in the 60s, travelling the world and overcoming fear.
Episode 07_2018 Eleanor Ambos
"I will never retire. One day I will be here, and the next day I'll drop dead. Obviously we don't live forever, but I would never retire. I'm always wanting to make it better." Meet Eleanor Ambos: 91 years old, famous for transforming an old warehouse into an artistic wonderland.
Episode 06_2018 Sheila Merriweather
"I grew up in a small community, outside of Philadelphia. In my time you would only leave the house when you got married, for college, or in a pine box. So I convinced my grandmother that she let me go to New York, and I went, and I never came back." In Part I of this episode, Sheila Merriweather is talking about her life in New York, working two jobs, learning from friends, and how it feels being an African-American woman, now and then.
Inspiring, Encouraging, Necessary!
I am delighted by this Podcast! I had listened and enjoyed each one during this very fist year.
It’s not only beautifully put together with the bright conversation, music, but especially touching and enriching to get to know the lives of these women who are silent heroines.
I have found great pleasure in getting to know more about the historic time they had to face and their particular circumstances. All the solid, human values of all of them inspire me today to live my life to the fullest and be a better person, a better woman!
Thank you! Can’t wait for more!