Linda Durham -- provocateur, a major force in the Santa Fe art gallery scene, world traveler, seeker, and author -- continues her in-depth conversation with Melanie in this episode.
Creative thinking, a positive mindset, trust and faith, and the other side of fear are touched on as Linda continues to share just a few of her astonishing life experiences.
"There is something comforting about the passage of time, about aging, about entering a phase of life known by various names that I’m learning to embrace." ~Still Moving, by Linda Durham
Linda Durham's Facebook page here
Linda Durham has been one of the most influential people in the Santa Fe art scene over the last three decades. And she's just published her first book, a memoir called Still Moving.
In this wide-ranging conversation, Linda and Melanie talk about courage in the face of challenges, leading an artful life, creativity writ large, and living large no matter one's age.
This episode is the first of two parts.
"If my beloved business hadn’t failed, and if I hadn’t thrown all caution to the proverbial wind and used creatively raised funds to embark on a trip around the world, this book would not exist." ~ Still Moving, by Linda Durham
Linda Durham's Facebook page here
Today's guests really are women who care! Jody Feagan and Katie Rountree are both smart, fun, and quiet community activists.
Jody is the founder and former director of the San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she lived for ten years and raised her three children. In 2015, she moved full-time to Santa Fe and is currently the marketing director for Malouf on the Plaza.
Katie is a former radio and TV personality. Currently, she does voice-over recordings for companies all over the country, and is the Director of Audience Services and Corporate Relations for Performance Santa Fe.
This energetic conversation focuses on the powerful impact that small, community-oriented, grassroots organizations can have in times of crisis.
100 Women Who Care Santa Fe has made it possible to donate almost $450,000 to non-profits in northern New Mexico since 2012.
Listen in, hear how these two old friends are having a massive positive community impact.
100 Women Who Care Santa Fe website here
JoAnne Tucker, Ph.D., and Regina Ress join Melanie, one from Santa Fe and the other all the way from Costa Rica!
JoAnne was a dance major at Juilliard School, earned her Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Wisconsin. She was the Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Avodah Dance Ensemble, a New York City-based modern dance company. Currently, she's the president of Healing Voices, and co-director of the new film Out of the Shadows: Shining Light on Domestic Violence.
Regina is a storyteller, founding board member of Ahvodah, an actor, educator, and assistant director of the same film.
JoAnne, Regina, and Melanie talk about domestic violence, creativity, healing from trauma, and dance as a powerful medium of expression.
It's shocking that in the United States right now, one woman is killed every 16 hours by an intimate partner. Between 2001-2012, 6,500 US troops were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. During that same time period, 11,700 women were murdered by intimate partners in the US.
It's a tough topic, but the conversation is enlightening and uplighting. Promise.