In a great and informative episode, award-winning Writer/Director Mary-Lyn Chambers comes on the podcast. We discuss her time growing up below the equator, why she likes to tell true-life based stories in her films, and how having rational conversations instead of screaming matches can help us work together to end sexism.
Writer, director and performer, Traci Weintraub comes on the podcast to talk about how being funnier than your date can cause issues with men, what it's like to not be believed by doctors when you're sick and how she's living with Lyme disease. Traci shares her stories and recent journey to discovering her illness and how she's dealing with it with a supportive family and some outstanding friends.
Donna Christie comes on the podcast to talk about the work she's done for decades, working with victims of sexual assault in the Niagara region. What started as a small three person staff has grown over the years into a service that covers the entire Niagara area, including the always busy Niagara Falls. Her work with education programs works to educate all generations how to stop events from happening and report them when they do. It's a great conversation that gives a snapshot of the extent of assaults on women in this world.
On this week's episode of Being A Woman... For Men we talk with Alicia Bartley, a lawyer who works in property law, working with developers, community groups and government agencies. Amazingly smart, driven and a textbook example of a great work/life balance, Alicia shares her story of how she found her way into law, how she chose a smaller firm over a large, competitive one, and how she participates in endurance sports as a way of refueling for work and life. It's a great interview with someone with a great sense of what's important in life who discovered what she wanted and wasn't afraid of the societal pressures that would try to tell her otherwise.