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.

Stephanie Lawrence – Founder & Principal of Cause After a Pause

Today, Tes speaks with Stephanie Lawrence. Stephanie is a nonprofit leader, fundraiser, and capacity builder with a passion for strengthening nonprofits’ organizational infrastructure, leadership, communities, and donor relations. After a decade at home full-time with her triplets and younger daughter, Stephanie successfully relaunched into the nonprofit workforce by crafting a personal strategic plan that included project-based volunteer experience, career development classwork and intentional volunteering. Wanting to help women coming up behind her, she founded her career advising practice Cause After A Pause to guide and support those looking for an appropriate and rewarding role in the nonprofit sector after a career break. She provides advising services, strategies, programs and workshops to career relaunches as well as those looking to move from the private sector into the nonprofit sector.

In addition to working with nonprofit sector relaunches, Stephanie currently serves as the Assistant Director of Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center. She holds a BA from Tufts University and an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

To learn more about Stephanie Lawrence:
Website: https://www.causeafterapause.com/
Twitter: @Stephwl
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniewolklawrence/

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Dr. Robyn Joppy – Visionary & CEO

Dr. Robyn S. Joppy, affectionately known as “Dr. Robyn”, is a serial entrepreneur. She is the Visionary and CEO of One Accord Consulting Firm (helps organizations/companies develop and implement robust compliance and integrity programs), Pearls Management, (business management and global event-planning company), Project-Cultivate, Inc. (non-profit organization serving girls around the world), and International Shades of Beauty (ISOB) which is an international hair, beauty, fashion, and wellness trade show. Additionally, Dr. Robyn is an award-winning International Compliance and Integrity Expert, award-winning International Speaker, and Best-Selling Author.

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Carin Mikos – Founder & Creator of The Quietus House

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.

To learn more about Carin Mikos & The Quietus House:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carin-mikos/
Website: https://www.thequietushouse.com/

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Hana Shannon – Artist

Today, Tes speaks with Hana Shannon. Hana is a classically trained painter from the Czech Republic specializing in portraiture.  She received her Master’s degree in

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Tara Nicolas – Actor. Nike Trainer. Reiki Master. Meditation Instructor

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.

To learn more about Tara Nicolas:
IG: Taraanicolas
TikTok: taraanicolas
Twitter: taraanicolas
FB: https://www.facebook.com/taraanicolas
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tara-a-nicolas-95297652/
Website: https://taranicolas.com/

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Shannon “Shan” Fannin – Realist Vehicle Artist

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.”

To learn more about Shannon “Shan” Fannin:
Website: www.shanfannin.com
Email: shan@shanfannin.com
IG: /shanfannin
Twitter: /shanfannin
YouTube: /shanfannin

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