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.
Today, Tes speaks with Carin Mikos. Carin has been a registered nurse for 24 years. She spent the first 15 years in a clinical setting in the hospital, in intensive care units, emergency departments and even a burn unit. The past 10 years she has been in community nursing doing homecare. In the last 2 years she has found her home in hospice.
Doing hospice work has led her to achieve an end of life specialist certification and to open a death doula consulting business. She is able to provide guidance in obtaining health care proxy and power of attorney paperwork. Her services include creating legacy projects for patients and families, respite care and holding vigil, assisting with funeral and burial arrangements, as well as writing obituaries and holding “life” ceremonies.
All of her services are available online and in person.
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Today, Tes speaks with Tara Nicolas. Born in Washington, D.C., with her family hailing from Haiti, Tara started performing at the age of 3 in Lome, Togo and never stopped. After receiving her BA from UPenn, her passion for the arts led her to New York City. You may have seen her in commercials, performing with Beyonce, or acting in episodes of FBI and Godfather of Harlem.
In addition to her work in the arts, Tara is also very involved in the wellness space. Her wellness journey began unexpectedly through her own need for lasting health. As a Nike Trainer, Reiki Master, and Meditation Instructor, Tara’s approach to wellness is rooted in empowerment with the hope of helping clients find lasting health from the inside out. Her programming has been featured on Netflix, Good Morning America, Blavity, Nike Training Club, Well+Good, Health Magazine, Self Magazine, and others.
When she’s not programming a spicy workout for Megan Thee Stallion, you can catch Tara eating dark chocolate, writing her next film, or flyering for her next community healing event in Brooklyn.
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Today, Tes speaks with Shan Fannin. Shan is a former marketing director that left the corporate world to homeschool their son for 16yrs., own a mural business, and teach art and world religion in a private school. Once her son started college, she returned to art by taking a handful of community college art classes including life drawing and beginning painting in 2012-2013. She became a professional realist vehicle artist in February 2015.
Quotes from Shan:
“I firmly believe that anyone can follow their passion and make a difference at any age. I didn’t start on my creative journey until I was 46 years old. I try to encourage others to follow their heart, and do what makes them happy.”
“What I have is a need to do my best, help other creatives, and bring joy through my paintings.”
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Today, Tes speaks with Audrey Mugeni Mumuli. Audrey is the Co-founder of Femicide Count Kenya. This is an initiative that started as a Facebook page reporting on the number of women and girls who have died from femicide, and has since become a registered organization.
Femicide Count KE is an organization that aims at creating a national database on the deaths of women caused by violence and bringing to light the rates of femicide.
Audrey is a professional in non-governmental programming in national, regional, and global interventions for marginalized communities facing gender-based violence and war.
She got into this profession close to 10 years ago when she decided to study social work at University. She had a front-row seat to the marginalization of girls and women in her community.
For the past few years she has been developing her expertise in gender mainstreaming of programs in organizations, protection, and safeguarding of underserved vulnerable women and children. She has strengthened her capacity in grant management and program planning, growing her talent in mentorship and the development of organizations.
She is passionate about her work out in the field, continually expanding her work experience in national and international settings, as well as earning an MA in Gender and Development.
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Today, Tes speaks with Carolyn Ray. Carolyn believes that anything is possible when you set your intention and follow your intuition. After 25 years in consulting, most recently as the CEO of Interbrand Canada, she gave up everything she owned to travel full-time after a transformative trip to Kenya with her daughter in 2018. The following year, through a series of coincidences, she unexpectedly became the owner of JourneyWoman, the beloved women’s solo travel publication founded in 1994 to empower women with travel as a shared passion.
During the pandemic, she transitioned to a new career as a professional travel writer and is now expanding JourneyWoman’s services as the world’s leading resource for solo women travelers beyond editorial into a thriving community of over 60,000 women 50+ around the world, with private forums, a book club, webinars, and events including her first wellness and travel retreat, Women’s Travel Wisdom, in October 2022. In August 2021, she acquired a second website which connects women travelers with women-owned businesses, creating the world’s largest Women’s Travel Directory with hundreds of verified women-friendly tours, retreats, guides and accommodations around the world. Carolyn is a board member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and the Travel Media Association of Canada. Trained as a CTI Co-active Coach, Carolyn actively mentors emerging leaders and was ranked as one of Canada’s top 100 female entrepreneurs on the PROFIT/ Chatelaine W100 list.
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