Award-winning costume designer Zohra Shahalimi joins the podcast to talk about her family's escape from Afghanistan as the Taliban took power, what it was like adjusting to a new culture and language in Montreal and how no challenge seems to great after escaping a war-torn country. Zohra's story is incredible and her achievements are fantastic. Her passion for everything she does makes her one incredible human being, always looking to take on a new challenge. She's a true believer in working hard to show everyone you deserve to be at the top.
Pop Culture Maven and Social Media Master Erika Brooks Adickman joins the podcast to talk about her time growing up in south Florida with protective parents, how being a woman affects where she parks her car, and how giving up social media for 30 days changed her life and how now she can change yours. The conversation is fun and frenetic and has more pop culture references than a Dennis Miller stand up special. Erika's a great voice and brings her comedic wit to a weekly podcast that she hosts with Josh Heller, Two Jews Talking.
I sat down with actor/director Jennette McCurdy to talk about what it's like to be a woman under the microscope. When we weren't laughing about Squatty Potty, she shared what it was like growing up with a bunch of boys, how she dealt with body image issues while on a hit TV show, and talked about the experiences she's had with men since becoming an adult in a very appearance-obsessed business. She also shares with us what feminism means to her and a few thoughts on how men can learn about the female experience and how they can be allies.
Actor/writer/producer Hannah Cheesman joins the podcast to talk about the differences and similarities in how women are treated as talent versus behind the camera, how she feels age is affecting her on camera time and how she teamed up with some amazing people to create and producer the award-winning web series "Whatever, Linda."