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First impressions can take only 6 seconds to make! But if you’re neurodivergent, those quick judgments about you can be misleading.

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  • Signal Award Finalist: 2022 Best Individual Episode-Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 
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Review: Sistas on Fire - A Newsical

Feb 28, 2019

“What gets you mad?” This question is posed to the audience during Sistas on Fire, a new theatrical performance at NY City’s East Village Playhouse. Sistas on Fire explores the impact of, and anger about, social issues from an African-American female perspective.

I first learned about this remarkable show when I...


Feb 25, 2019

Esther Hofknecht Curtis is a blogger, writer, and content creator who established Parrot Content + Copy to develop her freelance business. She is also the creator of the #GuestBloggerProject, which she hosted in May and October 2018 to provide a platform for writers to share their stories and understand how the project...


Feb 18, 2019

When you don’t have the words, let your gloves say it for you!

Flip ‘em the Bird, Inc. is a women-owned, Minnesota based start-up founded by Susie Moschkau and Natalie Buckman. While freezing at their office jobs and looking for some comic relief to combat the day to day challenges of corporate life, Susie...


Feb 11, 2019

Professor Marcia McNair is the co-author of Sistas on Fire, an award-winning theatrical performance that addresses pressing social issues from an African-American female perspective. 

On this episode, Marcia shares what inspired her to create Sistas on Fire about 10 years ago, and how it evolved from a collection of...


Feb 4, 2019

Samantha Harris is an Emmy-winning entertainment journalist and TV host. Most of you may know Samantha from her eight seasons as the co-host of the hit show, Dancing with the Stars, or her many years as one of the hosts of Entertainment Tonight.

In this podcast, Samantha shares her breast cancer story, which began when...