Welcome to There She Goes: travel stories told by the women who wrote them.
There She Goes is a place to hear travel essays by women--their words and experiences, told in their own voices. No interviews, no conversation, just great storytelling by women travelers.
Each week, escape to a different elsewhere with a new travel companion. Trek through a Thai jungle with a guide of dubious intentions. Take a road trip with your family along the Boudin Trail in Southern Louisiana. Lean out a window in Bangalore, India, and learn about the politics of desire. Fear for your life while navigating the switchbacks of Sicily. Head to Suriname, Paraguay, Guyana and French Guiana on a personal quest. Find comfort in a silent twilight ritual in Iran. Flirt with a stranger on the cliffs of Santorini.
There She Goes reminds us of the power and importance of women’s travel narratives. Proves they are nothing short of essential.
*Our theme music is a selection from the song “City of Refuge” created and performed by Abigail Washburn.
Episode 6: There She Goes: Jesse Gardner, Treading Water in the Dark
Jesse is a writer and photographer. She co-founded Write, a workshop for writers on Orcas Island. She's been a contributor to the Huffington Post, and a Guest Columnist at the New Tribune. Her photographs have twice earned an "editors pick" on National Geographic's Your Shot and she's served as the Official Photographer of the Doe Bay and Timber! Music Festivals. Jesse is creating a feature-length screenplay based on the life of her 8x (do you say Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great) great-grandmother.
There She Goes...AGAIN: a bonus with Faith Adiele
There She Goes...AGAIN
Today we’re here with Faith Adiele in our first bonus episode of There She Goes … Again.
We know we said we wouldn’t be doing interviews, but
We’ve heard the requests for follow-ups with our storytellers, so -on occasion- we’ll be offering these short bonus episodes--in which one of our guests answers THREE questions that bring you a little deeper into her story.
Episode 5: There She Goes: Faith Adiele, Passing Through Bandit Territory
FAITH is the author of the memoir MEETING FAITH, an account of becoming Thailand’s first Black Buddhist nun that won the PEN Open Book Award. Her media writing credits include the HBO-Max limited series, A WORLD OF CALM, and the PBS documentary MY JOURNEY HOME. Her essays appear in numerous anthologies, including four volumes of BEST WOMEN’S TRAVEL WRITING. Faith founded the nation's first writing workshop for travelers of color through VONA/Voices, and she teaches and lectures around the world on decolonial and inclusive travel writing.
Episode 4: There She Goes: Suzanne Roberts, Wingmom
Suzanne’s books include the memoir in travel essays, Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel, the memoir Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail, the forthcoming essay collection Animal Bodies: On Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties, and four books of poems. She was named “The Next Great Travel Writer” by National Geographic’s Traveler Magazine, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, and elsewhere.
Episode 3: There She Goes: Mathangi Subramanian, Frangipani
Mathangi is an Indian American writer and educator whose middle grades novel, Dear Mrs. Naidu, won the South Asia book award. Her novel A People’s History of Heaven was a finalist for the LAMBDA literary awards and was longlisted for the PEN/Faulkner and the Center for Fiction first book prize. Her personal essays and op-eds have appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, The Washington Post, Ms. Magazine, and Al Jazeera America, among others.
Episode 2: There She Goes: Natalie Baszile, The Boudin Trail
Natalie is the author of Queen Sugar, which has been adapted for a fifth television season by and co-produced by Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey. Her new non-fiction book We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land & Memory, is forthcoming from HarperCollins in April, 2021.
I forget I’m commuting, I forget I’m cleaning my house—these conversations are voyages, vacations, fun, interesting, intimate escapes—really loving this podcast—feels like I’m friends with all these people, 😂🥰
What a treat! Each week a new coattail to travel upon, swept away to adventures that are part inspiration of a specific place, but also a peek into the intimate moments that only travel can bring us. I especially love the hosts voices and the music in the intro⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My new favorite travel podcast!
Press play and listen to wonderful travel stories written and read by women travelers.
I’ve enjoyed each episode and am looking forward to the next.