Thirty episodes with guests from around the country and the world, Season Two has been quite the ride. A quick look back at the unexpected moments and a big thank you to the people who shared their stories, the listeners who tuned in, and to the incredible leadership at Voice for partnering with the show for And Then Suddenly; Rising Voices. And the season ends with a huge thank you to the healthcare workers who impact our lives, with special messages from previous guests Jack Ridl, Becky Curran Kekula, Susan Fritz, Catherine Rondthaler, and Neema Tembele. Until Season Three, take care and stay healthy!
After learning the fifth round of IVF didn't work out, Elizabeth Howard Phillips realized she couldn't keep putting her body through treatments. Less than two years later, Kenneth Phillips found himself nervously driving Elizabeth and their adopted baby away from the hospital. From their hotel room in Florida, we talk about their journey through infertility, the craziness that comes with adopting a baby during a pandemic, and their new bright light Eleanor. Additional Resources Connect with Elizabeth Howard Phillips Instagram Facebook
Ashley Lauren Rogers was working in the steampunk scene when she learned a friend and colleague was accused of nonconsensual relations with someone else in the community. Seeing how willing people were able to dismiss the claims, her decision to immediately step away from the scene changed everything. We talk about the fantasy of steampunk, what happens when you decide to take a stand, why it's important to believe survivors. Additional Resources Connect with Ashley: www.ashleylaurenrogers.com Is it Transphobic podcast Right to Play podcast New Play Exchange: Ashley Lauren Rogers
From her grandfather's passing on January 2nd to a friend's death in February to a global pandemic in March, the year 2020 has been a slow moving fire for Katherine Cooper. We talk about how she is navigating this collection of sudden moments during an unprecedented time and what it means to grieve "the right way." Additional Resources Harvard Business Review: "That Discomfort You're Feeling is Grief" Katherine Cooper on Instagram