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.
GG Stankiewicz – Artist
GG Stankiewicz grew up in Rhode Island and moved to New York City to pursue her art career.
She attended the Community College of Rhode Island where she received an Associate of Fine
Arts Degree. To continue her art studies GG headed to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts
at Tufts University in Boston, MA where she earned a combined degree, a Bachelor of Fine Arts
and Bachelor of Science in Art Education. GG completed her art studies by achieving a Master
of Fine Arts Degree at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. In
addition to her art practice, she served as a high school art teacher for the New York City
Department of Education. GG has co-founded artist-run organizations: SONYA (South Of the
Navy Yard Artists, Brooklyn, NY) and WBA (West Branch Artists, Walton, NY) and has served
on their events committees, assisting in all phases of planning and organizing community art
walks and art exhibitions for local artists. GG Stankiewicz is the recipient of the 2023 Delaware
County Individual Artist Grant, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts
with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York Legislature and administered in
Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group. This funding is making it possible for GG to create
her project: Patchwork Landscape, a new body of work inspired by the local nature and
ecology of Delaware County, New York. The artwork will be exhibited with an artist talk at the
Walton Theatre Parlor Gallery in Walton, New York in October 2023. The exhibition dates are
October 7th – November 5th 2023. GG lives in Delaware County New York and her studio and
gallery are in Delhi, New York.
About my art:
I am an abstract visual artist whose artwork is inspired most recently by the local nature existing
in the outdoor world where I live. When hiking the forests of Delaware County New York
experiencing the colors, lines, shapes, textures and patterns from the surrounding environment
they awaken my senses. Seeing the multiple horizons of the Catskills foothills, hearing the
sounds of running water from a nearby stream, glimpsing a pair of foxes, deer and other wildlife
in the distance, I am captivated by all of the activity within this unique landscape. I search for
reminders heart-shaped rocks, multi-colored leaves, wild flowers, or flotsam and jetsam along
the Delaware River. These vistas and artifacts forge a memory connection to specific times and
places. They are the inspiration for imagery and content in my artwork that is a compilation of
visual journaling, painting, papermaking, collaging and printmaking. My process involves
working with various media while referencing discovered objects, memory, photo
documentation, field guides, global and world art histories.
To learn more about GG Stankiewicz:
Artwork Archive: It’s an art inventory platform/database that I use to showcase my
artwork, inventory my artwork and manage my art practice.
WhatsApp: GG Stankiewicz
LinkedIn: GG Stankiewicz
Yazmin Castañeda – Founder of Origin Mexico
Yazmin Castañeda is a first generation Mexican-American that currently lives in Austin, Texas with her daughters and husband. She was born in California and grew up in Tijuana, Mexico. After 20+ years in the Real Estate industry, Yazmin decided it was time to pivot and pursue a different path that would better align with her personal values and her entrepreneurship spirit. In 2020, Origin Mexico was born with a mission to share Mexico’s heritage through the beauty of artisanal goods while helping artisan women share the craftsmanship that has been passed down through many generations. She is on this life path due to the many sacrifices made by her family and her goal is to honor those sacrifices by helping others that are seeking a better future for their families, just as her family did many years ago.
Yazmin enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and is working on being more present to better enjoy those small yet beautiful moments in life.
Updates on Origin Mexico and Yazmin Castañeda:
Origin Mexico has grown their partnerships with Mexican artisans and now work with artisan families in 9 regions of Mexico. They have also expanded their pop-up events to cover Houston, Dallas, Waco, Austin, and soon, San Antonio.
Yazmin Castañeda recently joined the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas as a board member.
To learn more about Yazmin Castañeda:
Patricia Greenberg – The Fitness Gourmet
Ushering in a new era of bite sized livable health, nutrition and fitness solutions, Patricia Greenberg, Aging Well Coach, is an expert in all aspects of living life to the fullest at any age. As the creator of Eat Well, Live Well, Age Well, she consults, teaches, and hosts a weekly show, and speaks at seminars nationwide. She has a special interest in enhancing the education of the general public, and providing accurate health information to today’s consumer.
Passionate about wellness for life, Patricia completed 20 marathons and 115 half marathons, and loves the sport of tower climbing, having conquered buildings all over the country. Married with a grown daughter, in her downtime she is an avid reader and knitter.
To learn more about Patricia Greeberg:
FB: Patricia Greenberg, The Fitness Gourmet
LinkedIn: Patricia Greenberg, The Fitness Gourmet
Amy Impellizzeri – NYC Litigator Turned Author
Amy Impellizzeri is a reformed corporate litigator, former start-up executive, award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction, and host of the Speak Studio original podcast, I KNOW HOW THIS (BOOK) ENDS. Amy’s novels have earned awards and recognition including INDIEFAB Book of the Year awards, the inaugural Francis Ford Coppola Books & Bottles Pick, National Indie Excellence Awards and more. New York Times Bestselling Author, Kristy Woodson Harvey calls her “a standout in the fiction world.” Kirkus Reviews (in a Starred Review) compared Amy’s latest novel, IN HER DEFENSE to Big Little Lies and called it “crackling courtroom drama.” Amy is also the author of LAWYER INTERRUPTED (published by the American Bar Association) and co-author of the newly available HOW TO LEAVE THE LAW, featured in Bloomberg Law, Boston Business Journal and more. New York Times Bestselling Author, Marie Benedict calls HOW TO LEAVE THE LAW “a wise and invaluable guide to lawyers.” Amy is a Tall Poppy Writer, a past President of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, a 2018 Writer-In-Residence at Ms-JD.org, recipient of Ms. JD’s Road Less Traveled Award, faculty member in Drexel University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, and a frequently invited speaker at legal conferences and writing workshops. Connect with Amy at www.amyimpellizzeri.com.
Updates on Amy Impellizzeri’s work:
Her newest novel, BARR NONE, just hit shelves. A few blurbs are included below:
“Impellizzeri’s prose is shrewd and evocative ….”
“The Firm meets the Devil Wears Prada in former attorney Amy Impellizzeri’s newest novel, Barr None, about the sacrifices required to succeed as a female attorney at New York CIty’s most prestigious law firm. A smart and thrilling page turner you don’t want to miss.”
-Danielle Girard, USA Today bestselling author of The Ex
“Dark, disturbing, and constantly unsettling. Amy Impellizzeri’s deep understanding of the perils of lawyering comes through in this cautionary tale about power, ambition, and the soul-crushing effects of stress and desire. Uniquely structured and instantly cinematic, Barr None is endlessly thought-provoking.”
-Hank Phillippi Ryan. USA Today Bestselling Author
“A twisty, jaw-dropping look at the rotten underbelly of a prestigious Manhattan law firm, BARR NONE’s tantalizing secrets unfold like the best true crime case. With the deftness and expertise of a former lawyer, Impellizzeri nails every hairpin turn with authenticity, telling a mesmerizing story where corporate law intersects with the darkest of human instincts.”
—Emily Carpenter, Bestselling Author of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls
“Razorsharp, Fierce with a capital F and with breathtaking twists, BARR NONE is a force to be reckoned with. Netflix, are you listening?”
-Barbara Bos, Managing Editor, BooksByWomen.org
To learn more about Amy Impellizzeri:
Simone Levine – New Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Candidate
Today, Tes talks with Simone Levine. Ms. Levine has dedicated her career to ensuring public accountability in the criminal courts. She is currently a major
Melissa Jaggernauth – Creator of OneZnality
Today, Tes talks with Melissa Jaggernauth. Melissa is the owner and creative genius behind OneZnality, an adjustable onesie. The birth of her daughter and feeling unprepared as a first-time parent inspired her to take the modern day onesie and give it a twist. The goal is for OneZnality to be a staple product for all parents to have in their home for their bundle of joy. Melissa believes every baby is unique and should have clothing to accommodate their uniqueness.
Melissa was born in the Caribbean West Indies on the island of Trinidad & Tobago and raised in Queens, New York. She received her undergraduate degree in Finance from St. John’s University and her MBA from Wake Forest University. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina where she is watching her inspiration behind OneZnality, her daughter, grow up right before her eyes. When Melissa is not dedicating time to growing OneZnality, she is working for an organization that builds affordable housing for low-income families, and she is traveling and creating memories with her family.
To learn more about Melissa Jaggernauth: