Stories – a vocation or calling

Ali Rushfield

A COMEDY WRITER’S STORY by Ali Rushfield

In 2001, when I just started out working in TV comedy, I worked in one of the most difficult writer’s ...
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Kristin McCloy, novelist

A NOVEL IDEA by Kristin McCloy

When I'm writing I often ask my small charges to help me channel the genie, and so often they will ...
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Wendy Tokuda

A SHY TV ANCHOR by Wendy Tokuda

I was a living stereotype of the nice little Japanese girl: quiet, polite, and obedient. My mom worried that I ...
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Molly Doane

AGORAPHOBIA AND ANTHROPOLOGY by Molly Doane

I cannot precisely place the transformation. I feel however that I have less and less interest in what goes on ...
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Sohini Chakraborty

AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN by Sohini Chakraborty

The traditional way of life in India is that children continue to live with their parents or their families until ...
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Renel Brooks Moon

FINDING MY VOICE by Renel Brooks-Moon

I’ve been announcing San Francisco Giants’ games for many years and every game is a new experience; it’s more fun ...
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Terri Lyne Carrington

FULL CIRCLE by Terri Lyne Carrington

Due to the fact that I am a drummer, playing an instrument predominantly played by men in the male-dominated music ...
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Julia Butterfly Hill

HEART by Julia Butterfly Hill

The root word for courage comes from the French and means “heart.” True courage can only come when we are ...
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Jill Robinson

HER NAME WAS HONG by Jill Robinson, MBE

There can be no more proud or joyous feeling than to look into an animals' eyes, knowing that you have ...
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IN VINO VERITAS by Ginny Lambrix

I had to convince the French owner of the company, Jean Charles, that I could be completely happy in grubby ...
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Barbara Stitzer

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CLICK by Barbara Stitzer

When I was a little girl, every shooting star, every coin tossed into every fountain, every candle blow of the ...
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Jo-Anne McArthur

LOVE MADE VISIBLE by Jo-Anne McArthur

It's summer in the Antarctic and on sunny days I can venture out onto the bow of our Sea Shepherd ...
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Gloria Steinem

ON SELF-ESTEEM by Gloria Steinem

It was the late sixties, those days that were still pre-feminist for me. I didn’t question the fact that male ...
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Dianne Reeves

TALKING TO THE DEVIL by Dianne Reeves

Ironically, one song in particular Endangered Species, which I wrote with a good friend, seemed to sum up the situation ...
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Tabra Tunoa

THE ADVENTURE OF CHANGING ONE’S WORLD by Tabra Tunoa

I am Tabra Tunoa, Fabulous, Creative, Jewelry Designer, Artist, and Very Courageous World Traveling Adventurer. That's how I like to ...
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Nalini Nadkarni

VIEW FROM THE TOP by Nalini Nadkarni

I have a great job; I climb trees to study the rainforest canopy. My journey to understand trees started early ...
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Caroline Paul

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S FIRE by Caroline Paul

Join me now at a fairly typical fire. That’s me, crawling down a hallway. I’m hauling hose, but you can’t ...
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Chodron

WHY I BECAME A BUDDHIST by Pema Chödrön (a story told on video)

In this short video, Pema Chodron candidly and humorously shares the story of her broken marriage and how it ultimately ...
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