r(E)volutionary Woman:
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. Soon, she’ll launch a 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

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.

Ilina D. Ewen – Writer & Accidental Activist

Today, Tes talks with Ilina Ewen. Ilina has been called many things. She is a writer, marketing and brand strategist, communicator, advocate, and ally for equity and representation. With over 25 years of marketing and communications experience in the corporate, government, and non-profit sectors, Ilina specializes in translating consumer insights into profitable ideas.

In 2003, Ilina started her own consulting firm helping clients identify their brand and create effective communications and marketing strategies. In addition to her firm, she has worked as a communications and brand strategist, Chief of Staff to the former First Lady of North Carolina, and Communications Director for several organizations. Ilina currently serves as the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Samet, a commercial construction management company in the Southeastern United States.

Working Mothers Magazine named Ilina one of the top working mom bloggers in America. She uses her voice literally and figuratively as a public speaker and writer and has been known as an “accidental activist” who dedicates her time and talent to advocate for myriad issues. Specifically, she works towards social justice, community building, child and family resources, and women’s rights.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Ilina loved to travel. Nowadays her spare time is spent watching mindless, guilty pleasure TV shows or reading. Yet no matter the climate, Ilina is driven by food. She loves to cook, eat, travel, and read all things food-related. She has two teenage sons and has been married for 21 years.

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Anthea Neri-Best – Producer, Actor

Today, Tes talks with Anthea Neri-Best. Anthea is an actress, singer, and human empowerment ambassador who appears as Kailani on TruTV’s Tacoma FD, NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Mr. Mayor and as a chef and judge on Yummy TV’s HMExpress. She can also be seen in numerous commercials and heard in many video games. Throughout her career, Anthea has performed at Carnegie Hall, Dodgers’ Stadium, the Staples Center, and Lincoln Center; and she was a top-four finalist on GMA7’s Pinoy Pop Superstar. In addition, she has appeared in Here Lies Love, Oliver!, Mamma Mia!, and the off-Broadway musical, Disenchanted.

To learn more about Anthea Neri Best:
IG|Twitter|Tiktok|FB: @officialanthea

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Andrea Couture – Author of Embracing What Remains

Today, Tes talks with Andrea Couture. Andrea is an author and mother of three children. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. Embracing What Remains is Andrea’s first memoir and book. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, children, and her dog.

To learn more about Andrea Couture:
Facebook: Andrea M Couture, Author
Instagram: @author.andrea.couture
Twitter: acouture22
To learn more about Andrea’s book:
Amazon book: https://www.amazon.com/Embracing-What-Remains-Andrea-Couture/dp/0578928264/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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LaTasha Y. Benn – Founder of Love Your Beauty, LLC

Today, Tes talks with LaTasha Y. Benn. LaTasha is the founder of Love Your Beauty, LLC, a Beauty + Fitness brand. She began her professional beauty journey in 2005 in Chicago, IL, where she started doing makeup for friends and family. Since then, LaTasha has received training from celebrity makeup artists, as well as worked for MAC Cosmetics, Benefit Cosmetics and Laura Mercier. She has grown her makeup career by doing makeup for theatre productions, weddings and fashion shows, and obtained her Esthetician License in 2013. Once licensed, she started to offer skin care services in addition to her makeup services. After a successful career in Chicago, LaTasha packed up her tools and took her skills down south to Tampa, FL.
Formally known as LYBartistry, LaTasha has rebranded her business to Love Your Beauty, LLC, a Beauty & Wellness brand, in which she has expanded her services and now offers makeup services, skincare consultations, fitness products & apparel, and promotes self-care & mental wellness. LaTasha took her passion for fitness, wellness and beauty and made it her business, while shifting her focus from external beauty to internal beauty.
To learn more about LaTasha:
IG: @loveyourbeauty_llc
Facebook: @loveyourbeautyllc

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Jen Kramer – Founder of Year of Love Project

Today, Tes talks with Jen Kramer. Jen is a graduate of Purdue University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism management. Jen has spent more than 25 years in the private sector working for Fortune 500 companies and in the public sector, coordinating large-scale events for the Mayor’s Office of Special Events – working on the Taste of Chicago, the Chicago Marathon, and the White Sox and Blackhawk ticker-tape parades to name a few.
Jen was most recently the Director of Operations for both Chicago Ideas and the WNDR Museum, located in Chicago’s West Loop. Additionally, Jen was the Director of University Events at DePaul University and the Director of Special Events at Navy Pier, tasked with re-imagining the Pier’s entertainment appeal as part of the largest redesign since Navy Pier’s re-opening in 1995.
Jen additionally teaches coursework on Special Events as an adjunct professor at DePaul University. Jen is the past president and largest personal fundraiser of Special Olympics Chicago, a board she’s served on since 2002. She grew up in a family where service above self was taught at a very young age, and looks for ongoing ways to make a difference in her community, and in Chicago.

To learn more about Jen Kramer and Year of Love Project
IG: @jkramerica or @yearofloveproject
FB: facebook.com/jen.kramer

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Lindsay Stein – Chief of Social Impact – Havas, New York

Today, Tes Talks with Lindsay Stein. Lindsay took on the newly created role as Havas New York’s Chief of Social Impact in September 2021. She is charged with partnering with marketers and organizations to help them leverage their own values in order to create research-based social impact solutions that drive tangible change.
Before that, Stein served as the CEO of nonprofit Today, I’m Brave, dedicated to unlocking bravery in today’s youth so they can take on the challenges of tomorrow. Since taking the helm last summer, Stein has helped the organization define three pillars of inspiration and change, including diversity, equity and inclusion, education, and health and wellness. This July, Stein spearheaded the launch of Today, I’m Brave’s inaugural Brave Camp, an event that brought together individual donors and over 100 advertising agencies and production companies to fund low-income and BIPOC youth to attend a transformative week-long event designed to inspire self-confidence and bravery through immersive wilderness experiences and a curated Brave Curriculum.
Prior to Today, I’m Brave, Stein served as the U.S. editor for Campaign Magazine, the world’s largest advertising trade publication, where she worked for several years to celebrate the industry, while helping to elevate it by holding agencies and brands accountable for doing work in the right way. During her time at Campaign, she launched the Female Frontier Awards and Power of Purpose Awards, evolved the Inclusivity and Creativity Awards and 40 Over 40 competition, and kicked off an agency-wide maternity and paternity report.
To learn more about Lindsay Stein:
Twitter & IG: @linsday_stein
Here’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steinlindsay/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=5524737

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