a podcast by and about women
a podcast by and about women
Tes is a long-time blogger and foodie. For the past 10 years, she’s focused her blog and work around women’s issues. This is her long-form interview podcast. She’s lined up women activists and volunteers from around the world to tell their stories and the stories of the women they work with.
Tes Silverman was born in Manila, Philippines and has been a New Yorker for over 40 years. Moving from the Philippines to New York opened the doors to the possibility of a life of writing and travel. Before starting a family, she traveled to Iceland, Portugal, Belgium, and France, all the while writing about the people she met through her adventures. After starting a family, she became a freelance writer for publications such as Newsday’s Parents & Children and various local newspapers. In 2014, she created her blog, The Pinay Perspective. PinayPerspective.com was designed to provide women of all ages and nationalities the space to discuss the similarities and differences on how we view life and the world around us. As a result of her blog, she has written for BlogHer.com and has been invited to attend and blog about the Social Good Summit and Mom+Social Good. In addition, she was the Managing Editor of a newsletter for a local grassroots activism group, ATLI(Action Together Long Island). Currently residing in Virginia Beach, VA, she is the host and producer of r(E)volutionary Woman podcast and the World Voice Editor for World Moms Network, continuing to write stories of women and children who make an impact in their communities and provide them a place to vocalize their passions.
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Today, Tes talks with Dr. Taryn Fletcher. Dr. Fletcher is a life coach, and the founder and CEO of Truly POC Inc. Truly POC Inc. helps educators and parents become culturally immersed in BIPOC experiences and take action. In her programs, people learn from one another and see the beauty and resilience in BIPOC experiences in order to buck dated systems and create a future we can all be proud of. Dr. Fletcher is also a former deputy superintendent, bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and award-winning community educational leader. Her book IN ALL LANES is an Amazon bestseller in 3 categories. She’s also a wife and mother from the first state, Delaware.
To learn more about Dr. Taryn Fletcher, Ed.D.
IG, LinkedIN, Facebook, and Twitter: @drtarynfletcher
Today, Tes talks with Alisha Monique. Alisha is a communications and public relations strategist, specializing in comprehensive strategy development, media relations and brand management. She has served as lead communications counsel and spokesperson for global organizations as well as non-profit and startup organizations.
Throughout her career she has worked in several industries including education, nonprofit, and
hospitality. Some of her most memorable work experiences include curating behind-the-scenes
experiences for top-tier journalists for the Food & Wine All-Star Weekend 2011 in Las Vegas, leading publicity efforts for DICK’S Sporting Goods community marketing initiatives, and coordinating fun events for Wild Turkey Bourbon. Alisha also served as an adjunct delivering lectures on interpersonal communications and public speaking.
Today, Alisha is the proud owner of a New Jersey-based boutique public relations agency that specializes in beauty and lifestyle brands. Her client roster is 100% women and minority entrepreneurs. Past and current clients have been featured in national and regional media including CNN, Insider, FOX Sports, NFL Films, Philadelphia Inquirer and The Business Journals.
Alisha holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from The College of New Jersey and M.S. in
Communication from Drexel University. She is on track to complete her doctorate degree at Drexel University this year.
Today, Tes speaks with Nicole Melancon. Nicole is a freelance travel and social good writer based in Minneapolis, MN. Nicole specializes in sustainable travel and shares her journey on her blog, http://www.thirdeyemom.com , and in other online and print publications. (My portfolio can be found here: www.nicolemelancon.com/porfolio
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Today’s guest is Yolanda M. Gordon. Yolanda is from Fort Mill, South Carolina. She is the mother of three children. Yolanda started her advocacy journey in disability advocacy after her younger children received an Autism diagnosis. She learned how to advocate for her children’s educational needs. She also assisted parents in understanding the nuances of the federal education laws and how they intersected with state education laws. She has since worked to end poverty and how families experience safety net programs in the United States.
Yolanda is a former safety net program recipient. She currently works at RESULTS
Educational Fund as the Manager of Expansion and Advocacy. Her role includes being the coordinator for the RESULTS Organizing and Advocacy Fellowship which teaches young leaders, ages 20-35, how to speak to their members of Congress about ending poverty, making tax credits permanent, investment in global education, global nutrition, and affordable housing.
She is also a leader with her work on anti-oppression, intersectionality and poverty, and its effects on individuals and families. She has used her experience to lobby Congressional leaders of South Carolina on the needs of families in the state to ensure that their voices are heard. With over 400 phone calls, 30 pieces of media, and over 80+ lobby visits, Yolanda has become proficient in helping others advocate for themselves to make the greatest impact.
Yolanda is a Moth Trained storyteller, a TEDx speaker, and has spoken at many conferences and led many trainings from Missouri State University, Congressional Hunger Center, George Washington University Hunger Free Communities Conference, and The Aspen Institute.
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Today’s guest is Misty Griffin. Misty is the author of her best selling memoir “Tears of the Silenced”. Misty wrote her memoir to raise awareness about child abuse and sexual assault coverup among the Amish and other strict religious groups.
Misty Griffin’s inspiring story takes you through her ordeal as a severely abused child and then
her experiences as a young woman in an Amish community- a place where pedophilia was
never reported or punished – and finally her escape and efforts to save her sister and bring the
perpetrators to justice, all while adapting to a modern life she had never known.
Now a Registered Nurse, happily married and with a child of her own, Misty has dedicated her
life to save children from the hell she endured. She is the Consulting Producer on the
documentary series about child abuse in Amish and other cloistered communities, which aired on Peacock this past May as “Sins of the Amish”. She has also been to D.C, accompanied by her former Mennonite friend Jasper Hoffman and spoken personally to a member of congress about sexual assault and child abuse among the Amish and Mennonites.
Misty hopes to pass legislation to mandate reporting of child abuse in cloistered communities
such as the Amish and to extend Erin’s Law – which mandates age-appropriate sex abuse
prevention education in public schools – to private schools and religious communities. Misty’s
change.org petition #invisible calls on Congress, the Senate and President Biden to take